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Summer Term 2017

Netball Matches

at Salesbury School v Salesbury and Mellor

Thursday 6th July


Netball Team: Jessica, Renuka, Kate, Zareen, Emelye, Kareena, Zaina, Grace, Hannah

Football Team: William, Corey, Raees, MAtthew, Joseph, Aariz, Sam F, Rayaan, Harry


Reports and football results to follow soon.

Netball Results:

Salesbury 3, Balderstone 3

Mellor 2, Balderstone 5


Martial Arts Grading Success

Wednesday 28th June

CONGRATULATIONS to the children who attend our martial arts club. After working hard to improve their skill , the following children have now achieved their orange belts: William, Erin, Tilly, Juvi, Tara, Austin, James H, George S and  William S.

Well done also to Ellie-Mae and Maryam for achieving their yellow belts. (Please see above photographs)



at Witton Park

Monday 19th June


Y5/6 Team: Kate, Zareen, Zaynab, Renuka,Lucy, Rayaan, Aariz, Sam King, Raees.

Y3/4 Team: Evie, Saher, Max, Robert, Aalisha, Aleece, James H, James R, Jack.


This was a fantastic event on a very warm evening at Witton Park. The children all competed in their events and tried their best. They also supported each other as a team and cheered their team mates on.


A fantastic 'Well Done' to:

Kate - first place in the girls 700m final

Kareena - third place in the girls 80m final

Aariz - getting through to the Year 5 boys 80m final


Thank you to Miss Kaye and Mr Smith for your time and help. Thank you to all the parents who stayed late into the evening to support us and to see the children receive their medals.

Y5/6 Kwik Cricket Tournament 

at Clitheroe Cricket Club

Friday 16th June 2017 , 10 am - 3pm


Team: Sam K , Raees, William, Corey, Aariz, Rayaan, Sam F, Joseph, Oliver, Harry


A cold and windy day did not put off our group of very keen boys at Clitheroe Cricket Club. Our first game against Chatburn was very close and we narrowly lost by 3 runs. 

Our next game was a friendly match against Clitheroe St James' , which we won. Both team were in good spirits and showed excellent sportsmanship. 

Continuing with the tournament, and we lost against Mellor, then beat Brookside's A team. Our final match was a success against Brookside's B team.

All of the boys behaved impeccably and displayed many of  our sporting values including teamwork, respect and passion. Well done everyone and thank you to the parents who dropped off and collected and to those who braved the wind and cold to stay and support the team.



Y5/6 Visit to Robin Wood Activity Centre,

Alston, Cumbria

Friday 9th June to Sunday 11th June

Badgers class enjoyed a weekend packed full of activities at Robin Wood. Children worked hard solving problems, overcoming fears, working together, learning new skills.... and much more! All children gained their TEAMWORK award over the weekend and many  other values were displayed and awarded to children based on their own individual achievements. Mrs Burton, Mrs Cast, Mrs Ditchfield and Mrs Heyworth were all proud of every single child. A fantastic and fun weekend was had by all. Please see some of the photographs on the link below. 







Lancashire Cross Country Finals

at Rossendale Sports Centre

Thursday 8th June, 4.15 - 5.30pm


Following a successful season of cross country running, KATE, SAM and HARRY represented Balderstone School at the county finals: competing against all the other Lancashire boroughs.

Despite the rain, the children had a successful evening.


CONGRATULTONS to Kate for finishing 4th overall in a field of approximately 120 children. A fantastic achievement!

WELL DONE also to Harry for finishing in 57th place, and to Sam for completing shortly after Harry. Again the boys field was large with approximately 120 competitors.


Thank you to Mrs Cookson, Ms James, Mrs Remayne ( & Abigail) for taking the children and supporting the team.



Kate, Sam K and Harry


These 3 children have recently been invited to attend the East Lancashire Cross Country Finals in Rossendale on Thursday 8th June. After competing in events involving both small and large schools, Kate finished in 1st Place Overall  in The Ribble Valley Girls section. Sam and Harry have also been placed in the top 25 for Ribble Valley Boys.  Well done to you all and Good luck on the 8th.

Squirrel class intra-house team competition  

12th May 2017


Even though we were very disappointed that the Animal Olympics events had to be cancelled due to poor weather, we were really excited to hold our own intra-class team olympics competition.  The children had fun taking part in a carousel of different activities:  relays, hockey dribbling, egg and spoon, beanbag toss and balancing tennis ball.  We scored each event and the scores are in:

St George - 83 points

St David - 107 points

St Patrick - 122 points!

St Andrew - 87 points


Well done to each team for showing the first seeds of our sporting values and for both supporting and competing with teamwork, honesty, respect and determination.  For the first time this afternoon some of our children learnt to skip with a rope!  We are looking forwards to our health and wellbeing week in school next week. We're all warmed up....

Quad Kids ( Athletics)

Wilson Playing Fields, Clayton.

Thursday 4th May


Team: Years 3 and 4 children


It was great to be able to take all our year 3/4 pupils to this competition, on a lovely sunny morning. Each child took part in 4 events: sprint,distance, standing long jump and throwing.  Points were awarded during the competition, but it was more about having a go at different activities which all the children did with great enthusiasm. Well done Y3/4!


A special well done to Xander in Year 3 who showed amazing teamwork by encouraging and supporting other children and going back to help them whilst racing. Xander was one of the 2 boys who were the first to be awarded in our new 'Spirit of the Games' reward scheme. He achieved his 'Teamwork' award in recognition for his support. Well done Xander!


Please click on the link below to see photos of us in action at this event and at the Anderton Centre

Tag Rugby V 'Langho and Billington St Leonard's'

at Home

Wednesday 20th April 1.30 - 3pm


Team 1: Sam F, Sam K, Kate, Kareena, Raees, Aariz, Joseph, William, Erin, 

Team 2: Corey, Warwick, Matthew, Emelye, Nur, Zaina, Hannah, Lucy, Zaynab


An enjoyable afternoon playing against and with St Leonard's at home in the sunshine! With four teams participating, we could play different combinations of games. It was a lovely opportunity to learn new skills from each other and make some new friends. The first two matches were against each other and it was an evenly matched afternoon: team 1 won both of their games, and each of the two Langho teams won a game.


We then gave the children an opportunity to play with each other and mixed the 35 children up into 4 teams. After an initial 'getting to know each other' session(which really didn't take long!), competition became fierce and their was some really good communication, collaboration and team work emerging! ( Along with A LOT of determination!) Although it wasn't as easy to referee due to the mix of coloured shirts, it was fantastic to watch! Hopefully, some of the year 6 will remember their new friends as they move on to their new schools in September! 


Thank you to Mr Kelly and Mrs Welch for bringing the children over, and to Mrs Foster for coming along to support us.