Football Team News!
On Thursday 11th May the football team travelled the short distance to Haig Avenue, where they played in the final of the Loveridge Cup against Ainsdale St. John’s team.
We are proud to announce they won 4 – 1.
More details to follow.
Cross Country at Stanley High
On Thursday 2nd May children in Years 3-6 competed in the annual Southport Schools Cross Country Event at Stanley High School. The team, consisting of 32 children, ran brilliantly over distances of 1km for Years 3 & 4 and 1.5km for Years 5 & 6, competing against more than 10 other schools. All our runners showed great determination and resolve, never giving up no matter how tough it became! A special mention to Ben C in Year 3 who came 8th in his race and Zak B in Year 5 who came 12th in his. A huge well done to all runners – they were amazing! And thank you to all the parents, family members and staff who came along to support them- there were some very quiet teachers in the morning, after losing their voices shouting! Cross Country Team 2013: Year 3: Rianna N, Caitlin L, Sasha S, Chazel B, Joel G, Finn G, George P, Ben L Year 4: Alice B, Georgia D, Phoebe P, Libby B, George S, Ben C, Duncan F, Callum J Year 5: Libby P, Maddie B, Freya G, Bonita M-P, Jack F, Joel S, Zak B and Nejashi E Year 6: Bethany H, Cerys S, Kellie B, Lauren A, Thomas B, Reece H, Joe B and Daniel S
On Wednesday 1st May the Year 5 & 6 Netball Team took part in a Netball Tournament at Norwood Primary School. The girls played against some tough (and rather tall) teams but were a credit to our school, never giving up and showing great team spirit and sportsmanship. Well done girls! Netball team: Jessica C, Katie B, Kacey H, Maddie B, Mollie J, Olivia G, Jasmin N, Freya G
With sports playing such a huge part in our school life we decided to set up a ‘Sports Council’. Children in Years 2 to 6 were asked if they wanted to be Sports Councillors for their class and prepared short speeches about why they would make a good representative. After a series of ‘secret’ votes, 2 children from each class were chosen to sit on our Sports Council. The Sports Council meets each half term, or when the need arises, and will discuss PE in school, after school clubs, clubs outside of school and other important issues. Our Sports Councillors for 2013/14 are:
- Year 3 –
- Year 4 – Thomas and Sasha
- Year 5 – Abigail and Taylor
- Year 6 – Joel
Sporting Stars of the Future Meet Olympic
After attending a Summer Athletics Camp, Isabella was selected to attend a special athletics event where she, along with Daniel and Molly, got to meet and train with Olympic hero Jonathan Edwards! They undertook training sessions in both the long jump and triple jump, which was watched by Jonathan, a British and World Champion in the events. Isabella, Molly and Daniel had a fantastic day and were the envy of all their peers (and teachers!) for getting to train with such an Olympic legend.
Pupils Raise £310 for Jack
Recently the pupils organised two fund raising events for Jack Spencer, a local disabled athlete. They held a ‘bring and buy’ sale and a ‘pennyline’, both events jointly raised £310. Well done everyone. Jack told the children he will use the money for equipment to help him with his racing.
Last year we were extremely excited and lucky to have an Everton and England Ladies Player, Natasha Dowie, working with our girls running an after school club for 6 weeks. Natasha is a regular fixture in the Everton Ladies team and had represented England on a number of occasions.
In the News
Last year we were really lucky to have had Southport Football Club working closely with us – both in school and after school, with their extra-curricular club! We even had Granada Reports filming here for an FA Cup special ahead of Southport’s big match! We also had a reporter from the ‘Independent’ Newspaper taking photos of us, which were published in the Independent on Sunday! WOW! We are really lucky to have Alan Moogan from Southport FC with us again for this term, running an after school club and working with Years 3 and 5 coaching.
Jack Spencer Visit
Jack Spencer the British Champion wheelchair athlete recently visited school. He gave a talk to the children about disability sports and about his own sucessful sporting career.
Interview by Sports Ambassadors
Q. How many medals have you won? A. 15 in total Q. Have you ever been injured doing sport? A. I injured my right arm. When I was taking part in a road race, I fell out of my Wheelchair. Q. What is it like to be a Sports Ambassador? A. I really enjoy promoting disability sport and sharing my love of sport. My aim is to encourage all non-sporting people to have a go. Q. How often do you train? A. I train every day except Tuesday which is my rest day. I mostly train locally along the coast road, but on a Monday I train on a track between 6pm – 9pm. Q. Do you ever get to go to other countries to compete? A. Yes, I have been to America and Switzerland. Q. Do you have to buy all your own equipment? A. Yes, I do my racing wheelchair costs me £6000 which includes £200 for a wheel and £50 for a tyre. Getting a puncture is very expensive. Q. Where does all the money come from to buy these things, do you use your own? A. I use a lot of my own, but I apply for grants or try to fund raise which can be hard. Q. What is your favourite event? A. On the track it is 200 metres and I really enjoy road races. Q. Have you ever competed in a marathon? A. Not yet, you have to be 18 yrs old to compete in a marathon but I hope to begin training and have a go next year. Q. Have you had any other success as a wheelchair athlete? A. Yes I was voted Sefton Sports Personality of the Year. Thank you for coming to talk to us we have learnt a lot.