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Spring Term 2020

Y5/6 Sportshall Athletics

on Wednesday 15th January

at Oakhill College


Team: Ellis, George, Robert, Daniyaal, Maxwell, William, Emma, Emily, Amaani, Eva, Imaan and Aleece


Congratulations to the team who finished in BRONZE medal position in the Small schools section of this competition.


10 schools gathered at Oakhill for our first competition of 2020. Each child participated in 2 track and 2 field events over the afternoon. With determination, the children competed in a very tough heat for the track events: obstacle, 2 x 1 lap relay, 2x2 lap relay,and 4 x 1 lap relay. The field events consisted of standing long jump, triple jump, vertical jump, speed bounce, chest push and soft javelin.


A special well done and Thank you to Emily, Emma and William who competed as Year 4's in order to fill in the spaces we needed to compete.


Thanks to Mrs Patel for help with transportation and to Maxwell's Grandma who also attended as our " extra adult" and helped with logistics at the event.


School Games Lancashire County Football Finals

on Friday 17th January

at Poolfoot Farm Sport and Leisure Complex, Thornton-Cleveleys


Team:  Ellis (C), Robert, George, Maxwell, Ubayd, Rayaan, Raees, Zain K, Daniyaal


Following our entry into the Kids Cup in the Autumn term , our team qualified to represent The Ribble Valley at the Small Schools county finals. Fourteen schools, each representing their borough, battled it out on a cold morning to be crowned winners. 


We played 4 games in our heat: the first resulted in a 2-1 win against Nether Kellet (Heysham). Our next game was a closer match against Heskin Pemberton (Chorley). We had good possession but couldn't quite manage to convert it into a goal and narrowly lost 1 - 0. Our 3rd game saw some brilliant passages of play and excellent defence work. Zain tackled and intercepted a passage of play, which resulted in a goal from Daniyaal - who was so surprised it was amusing to watch. 2 more goals followed from Robert and we finished with a 3-0 win against Kingsfold (South Ribble). Finally, we played against Weston (Fylde). This game was extremely close and finished on a 1-1 draw.


Our successes put us through to the quarter finals, where we played against St Anne's. This was a tense game: we had great possession and dominated the first half, but couldn't get the ball past their very strong goal keeper - their coach was certainly relieved that they had "got away with it" at half time. The start of the 2nd half saw a goal from St Anne's, but our team were not accepting this and quickly replied with a goal themselves, scored by Robert. Full time saw  a 1-1 draw, which meant .... the dreaded penalties! 


Robert volunteered as goal keeper and the majority of the team stepped forward and offered their services to shoot. Our first 3 shots were successful, but unfortunately the fourth was saved. It was a valiant team effort.


The boys made both Mr Simpson and Mrs Heyworth incredibly proud. They all behaved impeccably and showed fantastic sportsmanship. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and they were super company. Thank you to  Mr Holroyd for giving the boys the opportunity to enter and play in the original round - we are sorry he was unable to join us at the finals. Thankyou all the boys- you were brilliant and should feel very proud of yourselves.