On Tuesday 21st November, 15 girls took part in the School Games Level 2 Rowing Competition, taking place at Shenley Academy. One year 9 team, one year 10 team, and two year 11 teams took part against other local schools including Shenley Academy, Lordswood Girls School, Hillcrest School and Colmers School. The experience was new to our girls; with the rowing machines electronically connected to a large screen, showing the positions of each individual rower throughout every race.
The Year 9 girls took part in an individual race lasting 2 minutes each, and then a 2000m team challenge. Lily Goldingay and Lamisa Siddique-Bowman both achieved 3rd place in their races, whilst Frances Collins and Ella Kinrade finished 4th. As a team the girls finished 2nd, behind Hillcrest.
The Year 10 girls took part in an individual race lasting 2.5 minutes each, and then a 2000m team challenge. Sophie Field finished 3rd in her race; Skye Jones finished 4th and Lillie Stacey finished 6th. As a team the girls finished 4th.
The Year 11 girls took part in an individual race lasting 3 minutes each, and then once again a 2000m challenge as a team. It was great that Bournville were able to enter two teams of Year 11 students; who committed to representing the school, despite being in the middle of their mock examinations this week.
Hannah Murray finished 3rd, Yasmin Osumanu finished 5th, Jenna Mils finished 4th and Niamh Cavoski-Murphy finished 6th in their individual races. In the Year 11 second team Katie Wallach finished 5th, Kelly Maja finished 3rd, Guilia Leahy finished 6th and Hannah Tolley finished 4th in their races. As a team the girls finished in 2nd and 3rd place, once again beaten by Hillcrest!
The girls represented Bournville with a really positive and enthusiastic attitude, and were supporting one another throughout the whole event. Well done!
Miss K. Hughes