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Teamwork, Rugby & Fives success for Belmont!

There is no ’I’ in Team.

The theme for the week has been working as part of a team. Mr Fleet led Monday’s assembly on teamwork and he asked the children about the qualities that make a good team. He talked about how hard work, trust, communication and humility are all traits of great teams such as the All Blacks. We talked about the Belmont team – teachers, catering, admin, grounds and cleaning staff who all work together to keep the school running. All of the team were tested to the limit two weeks ago with the fire to the gym but we all pulled together and worked even harder to ensure that the school was re-opened.

Visit of Mill Hill Branch of London Fire Brigade

Our local Mill Hill Green Watch team visited the school yesterday. Although delayed due to an emergency, all the children had an opportunity to meet the crew who, along with other local teams, were able to contain the fire to the gym. Team leader, Mark Kilby, talked about their response to the gym fire and how they used 230 metres of hose to put it out. The children asked some good questions and then we presented the team with a nice cake to say thank you, along with three cheers. It was a bit chilly in the quad but it was worth it to allow the school to express our gratitude to our local London Fire Brigade team.

Rugby Success at St John’s

Although there are no winners in rugby tournaments any more I am delighted to say that Belmont’s Under 13A Rugby Team won all of their games against some very tough opposition in Wednesday’s Under 13 St John’s Rugby Tournament. The team worked hard together and supported each other to the very last minute of the final  game. Congratulations to all the boys, as well as coaches Mr Bird and Mr Palmer, on a tremendous performance.

I am also delighted to announce a victory in Belmont’s first ever Girls Fives fixture. Last night saw the first ever Girls’ Fives fixture for Belmont against Holyport College, with Hannah Taylor-Yeates in Year 6, Jasmine Garske in Year 7 and Katy Skelly in Year 8 representing the school. It was a fantastic event watched by many supportive parents, with the girls eventually drawing the match across two sets; a truly brilliant achievement against a school who have already played multiple fives matches this season. Mr. McGuinness and Mr. Rennie were delighted to see how well the girls had come on since starting playing this year, and have been equally impressed by all the girls attending the new weekly Girls Fives Club this term. A wonderful start to what promises to be a very bright future for the sport!