Sports Tour to Barbados
During the October Half Term, Miss Abbott and Miss Palmer took 11 students in Years 11-13 on an unforgettable Netball Sports Tour to Barbados. Daily blog posts can be found on the school website, but please see below for some of our highlights of the trip…
Miss Abbott and Miss Palmer were extremely proud of the girls for winning 3/4 of their netball matches! The scores of all four matches were:
Invicta vs. The Alexander School – 13-2 (win)
Invicta vs. The Alleyne School – 13-1 (win)
Invicta vs. Harrison College – 15-9 (loss)
Invicta vs. Springer School – 17-8 (win)
All of the girls played brilliantly (especially in 30 degree heat!), but a particular mention must go to Jasmine Etheridge, who played all four quarters in all four games – amazing stamina! The girls also took part in four training sessions, delivered by two professional coaches (Tracey and Denise). Within these sessions, they worked on developing their skills and game play through a range of different drills – the ‘steal the bib’ game went down particularly well!
As well as the netball, the girls also got to partake in a range of excursions, including an evening at the ‘Harbour Lights Dinner Show’, a Jeep Safari Tour and a Catamaran Cruise. The girls also took part in a community tree planting project whilst on the island; they had a talk by the leader of the project; a restoration of land, where everything grown is organic. They learnt about the different types of plants, fruit and vegetables that are grown on the site, including coconuts and purple bananas! They then drove out on the truck, trees and tools in the boot, to get their hands dirty with some gardening. The girls planted lots of different trees (including banana trees!) and were assisted by two young helpers, Jayden and Aiden, who were 7 and 3 years old - very cute!
The trip was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended, and Miss Abbott and Miss Palmer would like to extend their thanks to the girls for being so well behaved and making the trip one that they will never forget!