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Health and Wellbeing

The link between Pupil health and wellbeing and attainment:
Pupils with better health and wellbeing are more likely to achieve academically.
Effective social and emotional competencies are associated with greater health and wellbeing, and better achievement.
The culture, ethos and environment of a school influences the health and wellbeing of pupils and their readiness to learn.
A positive association exists between academic attainment and physical activity levels of pupils.
Physical activity has been linked to improved classroom behaviour across the whole school.

The Reality

Nearly a third of children aged 2 to 15 are overweight or obese.
Children from low income backgrounds are the worst affected (twice as likely to be affected by the age of 5, three times as likely by the age of 11)
Chief Medical Officer guidelines says that children should undertake at least 60 minutes and up to several hours of activity each day.
Approximately 75% of primary age children do not currently do the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day.
From Sept 2017 the sugar tax on soft drinks and sugary snacks will double the primary sports sports premium with more emphasis placed on what schools are doing towards the health and wellbeing of pupils.
Whilst schools cannot possibly provide all of the solutions, they will be tasked with providing at least thirty minutes of vigorous physical activity in every school day.
A new healthy rating scheme for primary schools will be in place from September 2017

 

Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

 

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Year 5 & 6 Hockey Competition

The popularity of this event exploded this year with 23 teams taking part. For the first time, the event was a qualifier for the level three school games in the summer. Two parallel events were held with a developmental competition including lots of coaching and the chance to learn the game and a purely competitive event for schools that have played some hockey before.

The event was supported by Blackburn Northern Hockey club and proved to be a highly competitive affair with St Nicholas, Mount Pleasant and St Marys Langho A and B qualifying for the semi finals.

All teams played brilliantly but in the end it was Mount Pleasant and St Marys Langho A qualified for the final. These teams will each represent their respective district in the next round but St Marys Langho proved to be the stronger team on the day and won the overall competition.

EFL – Kids Cup Competition

 

This ran to a slightly different format this year. Each district had their own event with an overall winner but the top four teams from each competition were invited back to a football finals day at Accrington Academy to decide the team that would represent Accrington Stanley in the next round of the cup.

In the Hyndburn event, St Bartholemews, St Marys Oswaldtwistle, Huncoat and St Peter and Pauls were the four qualifying teams with St Barts winning on the day.

The Ribble Valley event saw torrential rain and lots of mud at St Augustine’s High School but the enthusiasm of those taking part was not dampened. The four schools that progressed were St Marys Langho, St Michael and St Johns, Pendle and Salesbury with St Marys Langho taking the days honours for the Ribble Valley.

The finals day, which was organised by Accrington Stanley was a huge success and saw some exciting football played by all teams.   In the end it was St Marys Langho who proved too strong for the other teams and were undefeated throughout the event. They will represent Accrington Stanley in the next round of the cup.

Year 5 & 6 Cross Country

Cross Country

 

Record levels of mud at Wilson’s playing fields this year made for typical cross country running conditions. Numbers of schools were up again on last year with 20 Hyndburn schools, 19 Ribble Valley schools and approximately 500 athletes taking part.

Everyone who made it around the challenging course set by Norman Mitchell from Hyndburn Athletics club deserved a medal but the following schools and individuals came home with the prizes:

 

 

Hyndburn Boys

R/V Boys

Hyndburn Girls

R/V Girls

1

All Saints

St Marys Langho A

Benjamin Hargreaves

St Marys Langho A

2

St Nicholas

 

St Leonards A

PeelPark

St Josephs

3

Baxenden

 

Baxenden

Baxenden

Whalley

 

 

Hyndburn Boys

R/V Boys

Hyndburn Girls

R/V Girls

1

Callum – All Saints

Oliver – St Marys Langho

Ella – All Saints

Ruby – Read

2

Lucas – All Saints

Thomas – St Marys Langho

Elizabeth – All Saints

Lexi – Read

3

Luke – St Nicholas

Isaac – Clitheroe St James

Millie – Schofield

Grace – St Marys Langho

 

KS1 Kurling Competition

The Key Stage 1 Ribble Valley Kurling competition took place at St Augustine’s. This proved to be a very popular event with 16 teams turning up to take part. All the children demonstrated the appropriate skills needed to compete against other schools in their area. Within the competition they had to come 1st or 2nd in their group to qualify for the quarter-finals. The teams that made it through to the quarter finals were Read, Brennands, Balderstones & St James. All the children enjoyed the event but these teams were especially excited to make it through to the top 4. Playing for 3rd or 4th place was Brennands and Read, applying the correct techniques needed to win was Read. Therefore Read placed 2nd and Brennands placed 4th. In the final playing for 1st or 2nd place was Balderstones and St James. St James demonstrated great team work and successfully knocked Balderstones of the target to win the competition. Well done St James!!

Ribble Valley Basketball Competition

Oakhill provided their excellent facilities to accommodate the Year 5/6 Ribble Valley Basketball Competition. 9 teams attended the event, all playing each other in a round robin competition. It was fantastic to see lots of new children taking part in basketball and learning the skills within a competitive game situation. Points collated at the end of the event meant Gisburn placed 4th walking away with a wristband each. Gaining a medal each the top 3 teams all scored 36 points, resulting in calculating the goal difference. Brennands placed 3rd, Barrow 2nd and the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley champions were Oakhill.

Well Done Oakhill!

 

january, 2018

10jan4:00 pm- 6:00 pmSportshall AthleticsYear 5&64:00 pm - 6:00 pm Rhyddings High SchoolOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

11jan9:00 am- 1:00 pmU15 Girls Indoor Cricket9:00 am - 1:00 pm Oakhill/ St ChristophersOrganisation:Sports partnership secondary schools

15jan1:00 pm- 3:00 pmYear 7&8 Swimming Gala1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Accrington Academy SchoolOrganisation:Sports partnership secondary schools

16jan4:00 pm- 6:00 pmSportshall AthleticsYear 5&64:00 pm - 6:00 pm Roefield Sports CentreOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

18jan9:00 am- 1:00 pmU13 Girls Indoor Cricket9:00 am - 1:00 pm Oakhill/ St ChristophersOrganisation:Sports partnership secondary schools

18jan4:30 pm- 6:00 pmRibble Valley Dance WorkshopKS14:30 pm - 6:00 pm Bowland High SchoolOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

22jan1:00 pm- 3:00 pmU16 Swimming Gala1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Accrington Academy SchoolOrganisation:Sports partnership secondary schools

22jan4:00 pm- 6:00 pmSportshall AthleticsYear 5&64:00 pm - 6:00 pm St Christophers High SchoolOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

23jan1:00 pm- 3:00 pmRibble Valley Sportshall AthleticsYear 3&41:00 pm - 3:00 pm Oakhill CollegeOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

23jan4:00 pm- 6:00 pmSportshall AthleticsYear 84:00 pm - 6:00 pm Oakhill CollegeOrganisation:Sports partnership secondary schools

29jan4:00 pm- 5:30 pmHyndburn Dance WorkshopKS14:00 pm - 5:30 pm Accrington Academy SchoolOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

31jan1:00 pm- 3:00 pmPhysical Activity FestivalYear 5&61:00 pm - 3:00 pm Hyndburn Sports CentreOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

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