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790 tagtails were captured by 120 Year Three and Year Four pupils from Bathampton Primary and Batheaston Church School. Every child played in 3 competitive matches with nine of the twelve teams recording victories.
Tagtails is a non-contact version of tick where teams capture tails (Velcro tags) off their opponents while trying to keep their own. Teams have spare lives so no one is out immediately. Once all the spare lives have been used players are then out. This gives the game an inclusive start but towards the end of each match the most gifted and talented athletes get to show their speed, agility and tactical skills.
The Yr 4 Batheaston Daring Dragons and Yr3 Bathampton Amazing Anacondas both scored a maximum 90 out of 90 captured tags. In the Year 4 competition just 5 tags separated the combined scores of the schools with Bathampton scoring 206 against the 201 of Batheaston.
Brendan Rouse the St Mark’s Primary School Sports Coordinator reported that “This was our 14th annual tagtails festival. The understanding of the tactics of the game developed as the games progressed and they were all played with excellent sportsmanship. Thank you to the teachers who prepared their classes and special well done to Batheaston who walked to Bathampton and back.”
The St Mark’s cluster is expanding to welcome the growing ‘Bath and Wells Academy Trust’ with Bathwick St Mary’s and Bathford joining next academic year.1st
Yr 3 Bathampton Amazing Anacondas, 90pts
Yr 3 Bathampton Champion Cheaters, 77
Yr 3 Batheaston Demon Ducks, 62
Yr 3 Bathampton Best Boas, 62
Yr 3 Batheaston Emperors, 54
Yr 3 Batheaston Fighters, 38
Yr 4 Batheaston Daring Dragons, 90pts
Yr 4 Bathampton Ace Allligators, 73
Yr 4 Bathampton Busy Bees, 72
Yr 4 Batheaston Enchanted Eagles, 72
Yr 4 Bathampton Curious Cockatoos, 61
Yr 4 Batheaston Flaming Phoenixes, 39