On Thursday 1st February, the Year 8 netball team played their second fixture, against Simon Balle School.

The girls started the game well, scoring a goal within the first 3 minutes. Simon Balle made a strong comeback, and despite some excellent defending from Myleene and Isabella, managed to score 2 goals before the end of the first quarter. Throughout the game St Mary’s worked really hard as a team to get the ball up the court and remain in possession. There was some excellent work on the middle of the court from Maria, Sienna, Ana and Jessica, as well as some great shooting from Shumaila and Sofia.

Unfortunately, Simon Balle came away with the win (5-3) but the girls played incredibly well and held their own in what was a very close, competitive game. Well done to everyone who took part, especially the player of the match, Sofia.

Our Year 8 artists have started their new project on ‘Natural Forms,’ in art and the world around us. They will be exploring 2D art, digital art and printing this term. Here is Ozan, Hannah and Ruby’s sketchbooks as an example of student’s mastering their skills and processes.