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Spring Term 2020

Y5/6 Swimming Gala

Monday 9th March

at Edisford Pool


Team: Aleece, Annie-Mae, Eva, Emma, Emily, Robert, Austin, George, Maxwell, Zac


8 schools participated in the annual swimming gala at Edisford Swimming pool. This is the third year we have been involved in the competition organised by HRVSSP and Clitheroe Dolphins.


Our team finished in 4th position overall, but we returned with a new school record of medals.


Emily for GOLD in Breaststroke

Aleece for SILVER in freestyle

Austin for SILVER in Backsroke

Robert, Maxwell & Austin for BRONZE  in the boys 3 x 25m medley


Once again, tthe children behaved impeccably and with strong sporting values. They all participated with determination and self belief.

Thank you to our many parent supporters: it is always lovely to have such strong support and it makes such a difference to the children.


Y5/6 Football League Meeting 2

Wednesday 4th March 

at Ribblesdale High School


Team: Robert, Ellis, George, Maxwell, Ubayd,


Y5/6 Dodgeball

Tuesday 3rd March 

at Oakhill College


Team: Juvie, Ibby, Zac, Alayna, Khalisha,


Y3/4 Interhouse Dodgeball Compeition

Tuesday 25th February


Y5/6 Interhouse Dodgeball Competion

Monday 24th February 


Owls class enjoyed their annual inter-house dodgeball competition. During the competition, we had a focus on the sporting value "Honesty" and the children performed well by admitting when they were out. Our winners were ST GEORGE who showed great teamwork. Well done St George!


School Games Launch

Thursday 13th February


Attendees: Robert, Ellis, Amaani, Annie-Mae and George.


As the first Ribble Valley School to qualify for the Lancashire school games, we were invited to represent the borough at the launch of the school games.


"One-hundred schoolchildren from 14 Lancashire districts officially launched the county’s largest youth sporting event, with inspirational talks, lunch and SPAR branded goodies bags, alongside special guest and professional boxer Brian Rose.


Blackpool middleweight Rose left the children spellbound with stories from his career, and said sport was an excellent way of ensuring good physical and mental health." (Lancashire Post).


The children also enjoyed a tour of the SPAR warehouse and distribution centre.


We felt very honoured to have been a part of the occasion.



Y3/4 Gymnastics Competition

Monday 10th February

at St Augustine's RC High School


Team: Emily, Anna, Paloma, Mohammad-Ayaan and Zayd.


Children competed in 2 disciplines at this competition: floor and vault. 19 teams competed over the evening and there was some stiff competition. Nevertheless, we finished in a very respectable 7th place overall. Anna gained a particularly high mark of 10.4 for her floor routine. All children scored well on the vault. We are proud of all of them as it can be quite intimidating with such a large adult audience. Well done children!


Thanks to all the parents for transport and support and to Mrs Riddell.


Y5/6 Physical Activity Festival

Monday 20th January

at Roefield




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.