Primary Schools' Hockey Festival

The Dauntsey’s Sports Outreach Programme involves members of the Dauntsey’s sports staff travelling to primary schools in the community, providing regular, hourly timetabled sports coaching sessions to over 300 children. This term’s hockey coaching culminated in the Primary Schools' Mini-Hockey Festival on Saturday 3 December.

Hosted by Dauntsey’s, the festival enabled over 150 primary school pupils to show off their newly learned skills and talents in an atmosphere of friendly rivalry. Throughout the morning, 17 teams played which were split into an A and B division, with over 100 goals being scored. The Outreach Team were assisted by Lower Sixth pupils on the day and it was a huge success.

Congratulations to Holy Trinity School who won the A division, and Urchfont School who won the B division, with Holy Trinity School being the overall winners of the festival. Marcus Olsen, Director of Sport, presented the team members with the Sports Outreach Trophy at the prize ceremony.

The nine participating schools were as follows:
Dauntsey’s Aided Primary School (West Lavington), Five Lanes Primary School (Worton), Holy Trinity Primary School (Great Cheverell), Rowde Primary School, St Barnabas Primary School (Market Lavington), St Josephs Primary School (Devizes), St Thomas à Beckett Primary School (Tilshead), Urchfont Primary School, and Wansdyke School.