On Friday 13th March, 24 boys from Y6 along with three
members of staff set off for the thirty-fifth annual sports tour to Jersey.
Following a flight from East Midlands Airport bags were collected and we made
our way to our first sporting venue to play hockey against Victoria College
where honours were shared. The A team played a Y7 side and put up a great fight
but lost that one having previously beaten their own age group team from VC
After a goodnight’s rest and a full English, we took part
in a rugby tournament with 5 teams featuring. An excellent start was made with
the Bedford white team winning over St Michael’s Prep 17 – nil. The White team
had further wins over Old Albanians and Bedford blue team but after 3 games on
the trot Victoria College Prep proved too strong. The ‘blue’ team had wins
against St Michael’s and Old Albanians. After two hours of entertaining and
committed rugby the boys relaxed with a dip in the hotel pool.
In the afternoon a trip was made to the world renowned
Durrell Wildlife Park, although a cold wind the Gorillas and Orang-utans kept
the boys amused. In the evening the boys went to the bowling alley with Thomas
Herbert achieving a winning score of 132.
Sunday morning was Football, the ‘A’ team played a strong
team and a nil – nil result was a fair outcome. Unfortunately the ‘B’ team
although working hard, and improving as they went along, lost comprehensively.
Our mini sports tour now at an end, the 24 very tired
boys returned to school on Sunday evening after a busy weekend. They were a
credit to the School both on and off the sports field.