Thursday 17th July was a very important day for Year 2 children from Harrow Way’s family of schools. Pupils travelled from Appleshaw St Peter’s, Kimpton, Knights Enham Infants and Portway Infants to play in the first ever Tri-Golf Festival to be held at the school. Run by the Year 10 Sports’ Leaders, the festival was the culmination of taster sessions in the local infant classes. Tim Baker, from Hampshire Golf Club, had run a session in each of the schools and the Year 10 Sports’ Leaders, as part of their final assessment, had followed up these sessions in Knights Enham and Portway Infant schools.

The festival started with an introduction by Kayleigh Kennedy and Rebecca Parker, followed by a welcome to the Year 2 children by the Harrow Way headteacher, Mr Charlie Currie. He also congratulated the Year 10 students on all successfully attaining their Level 1 award in Sports’ Leadership.

Kirsten Scales and James Redstone organised the games, with all teams able to practise five putting and chipping games with their leaders, before putting the practice into competition play! Finders Keepers, Golden Nuggets, Putting for Posers, Hop the Hazard and Hole in One were all very popular games!

Each team had two leaders who motivated them, supported them and kept their scores. Luke Holman and Ayisha Seal with Appleshaw. Tyler Phillips and Vikki MacKenzie with Kimpton, Heidi Hodgkinson and Damian Chilton with Knights Enham Infants, Bethan O’Brien and Anna Murray with Portway Pirates and finally Mitchell Lowe and Alex Watson with Portway Parrots.

Toni Jones was the official photographer and Chloe Mills was super at welcoming the children and communicating with the Andover Advertiser.

Kayleigh and Rebecca rounded off the day by thanking everyone and making the presentations. There were joint winners of Kimpton and Appleshaw who will share the new ‘Pitts Trophy’, kindly donated to the Harrow Way family of schools by Lauren and Sam Pitts. They each scored 18 points. Knights Enham were third with 17 points, Portway Pirates fourth with 14 points and Portway Parrots were just one point behind with 13 points.

A huge thank you and well done to all the children who took part! They worked very hard all afternoon with super golf play and were a credit to their schools. We look forward to seeing them again at Harrow Way! Thank you to all the teachers and parents who accompanied the children; we look forward to seeing you at the next Tri-Golf festival!