Sporting Roundup

A fantastic week of events for pupils this week has seen pupils competing in the regional chess championship as well as the year 8 girls competing for their spot at the national stages of the Champion Schools Cup.


A huge thank you to Mr Freeman-Myers for organising this for HMS. On a day that saw HMS enter three teams into the chess championships it was an outstanding opportunity for the pupils to test their skills against some of the best players in the area. When the draw was made and HMS were drawn against the RGS Sixth Form A team in the first round, we knew it was going to be a tough day! All of the pupils were outstanding however the team of Freddie, Geoffrey, Oliver and Arthur managed to record two team victories in the competition to secure an impressive run of results with Geoffrey winning all but one of his matches! Game of the day however went to Kaeden who took the RGS top seed down to the wire with a brilliant showing. Huge well done to all involved!

Y8 Girls Rugby League

Simply put, what a performance! The girls traveled to Ponteland on an afternoon that saw hail, snow, rain and swirling winds to face Ponteland for a place in the next round of the national competition. From the start in the opening moments which saw Tiana (playing a year up) combining with the ever impressive Molly B to put on two monstrous hits we knew this was going to be a physical game. 

The girls shone with dazzling footwork from Anya, Tess and Charlotte to take the team forward. Tenacious defense from Molly L,  Alani and Tiana helped keep the opponents at bay. Huge shout outs to Daisy who scored six tries on her way to a player of the match performance, Sophia who scored her first try for school and what a try it was!  Phoebe, who yet again proved to be a catalyst for the team, driving forward, Abby for showing sheer bravery diving into tackle after tackle and captain Martha leading by example from the first whistle. 

Final score- 17-3 to HMS! Player of the match as voted by the opposition Daisy.