On Friday 23rd March some of the girls of Year 6, Clydach Primary School went on a friendly football competition in Playfootball. The man who was in charge said that this was just to get us ready for a real tournament in May.
When we got there, we went inside to put our bags down and figure out what was going to happen. After we found our pitch to practise on, we started taking in turns to take shots against the goalie, and then Sofie’s dad showed up to help us train.
When we were called for our first match against Sketty. We all got our drinks and had a quick swirl. Then we were ready to go and give it our best. Just before the match was about to start we had to choose who was going to be sub, Abbie decided to stand up and say that she would be sub for the first half. Then we had to choose the positions we were going to go in; Kiya was in midfield, Isabelle was in goals, Sofie was up front and Paige and Nancy were in defence. Then the whistle blew and the game began to start.
By time the final whistle blew we were winning 0-4 then we went back to our training pitch. Some people went to rest ready for the next match and some people went to watch the team we were going to play next to see how we were.
On Monday 19th March we were lucky enough to have Cariad Wales come into our school. They taught year 5 and 6 how to use a defibrillator in emergencies. Clydach Primary got donated a defibrillator for our school.
Also Lee Trundle came to our school and he was giving out a prize. The game was called 'heads or tails'. The winner of this game was Keeley in year 6. The Wave radio station did a set up at our school, and Swansea Sound. Some students from the classes were allowed to have photos taken with Lee Trundle.
We really enjoyed using the defibrillator and how to use one. We also have a defibrillator in school inside the office. They told us step by step on how to use a defibrillator. The main steps were DRS.ABC's. Danger, response, shout, airways, breathing and CPR.
Cariad Wales brought in practice dummies for us to use defibrillators on. It was a bit nerve-wracking at the start but at the end of the session but it wasn't that scary. The Wave made a song/rap called defib to the beat.
First we had to be aware about danger around us like on a road or railways. And if they have been on alcohol watch out. Next is response; ask the patient if they are okay, or if there is no response we need the next step. Next is shout; if they don't answer then shout for help or call 999.
Airways, are the gaps through your mouth. For you to be able to check airways you need to make sure the mouth is clear. Then breathing check the patients heart to see if their breathing. It's defib time/ CPR place the defib on the patient, don't get scared because the defibrillator tells you what to do.
On Friday 9th March the year 5/6 went to a football tournament at Playfootball.
We did really well. We won the first game 2-1. It was 1-1 then Sofie came on and scored to win the game 2-1.
In the 2nd game we played a really good team. In their first match they beat a team 6-0 so we were a bit nervous but we actually beat them 4-1.
On the 3rd game we felt really confident, in fact too confident, and let that get ahead of us and they scored and by the time we knew it. They won 4-3 but it should have been 3-3. We still got through to the finals in May.
In May we are playing to win a shield and a Papa John's pizza. We can't wait. We spoke to CJ and asked him how he thought we did. CJ said "I thought we did well but we were too confident."
Overall we did really good and we can't wait until the finals in May.
Year 6 class in Clydach Primary School. There are 18 girls and 13 boys.