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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 Girls Football

Year 3 & 4 Girls Football

In the heat of 23 degrees 11 of the Ribble Valley primary schools descended onto the 3G pitches at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School on Thursday 24th May.  Leaders from Clitheroe grammar were a fantastic help, refereeing all the games and penalties. The teams were placed in 2 groups for the top 2 teams to qualify through to the semi-finals.

Many of the games resulted in a draw but some schools shone through with their winning goals. In group 1 St Marys Langho A team won 4 out of 5 matches placing them top of group 1. Waddington & West Bradford (WWB) won 2 of their 5 matches, placing them 2nd in group 1.

In group 2 Osbaldeston placed 1st with 2 wins and 2 draws. Salesbury placed 2nd with 1 win and 3 draws. Both semi-final games ended a draw and went to penalties, during the penalties Osbaldeston & St Marys Langho secured themselves a place in the final and Salebury & WBB played for 3rd or 4th place.

Placing 4th was Waddington WB as Salesbury (3rd) scored in the last 20 seconds of the match. The final game proved to be very tense for all the parents and teachers watching, as the 7 minutes drew closer, no goals were scored resulting in a penalty final.

Obaldeston won on penalties and St Marys Langho a very close 2nd place! Well done to Osbaldeston!!!

Year 4/5 Cricket

Year 4/5 Cricket

In the second year of running – this competition proved to be extremely popular with 16 schools entered altogether. The event was held on the lovely ground of Rishton Cricket club and Hyndburn Academy provided the umpires and scorers. The 16 teams were split into four groups of four and the top team from each group qualified for the semi-finals. St Bartholomew’s were the winners of group one and they played the winners of group three – Pendle whereas the winners of group two, Moorend played the winners of group four who were Benjamin Hargreaves.

Pendle and Benjamin Hargreaves came out winners of the semi-finals and met in an extremely competitive final which Pendle won. St Bartholomew’s were third overall. Good luck to Pendle who will represent the Ribble Valley and Benjamin Hargreaves who will represent Hyndburn in the level three school games in July.

Panability Football

As usual the SEN football was a closely fought affair with 5 teams vying for the coveted places to represent their districts at the Level Three school games. Five teams were in attendance with Rhyddings, St Augustines, Broadfield, Accrington Academy and Oakhill all looking like strong contenders.The event was a round robin competition so all teams played each other. Oakhill and Rhyddings were extremely well matched with one win, one loss and one draw between them but Accrington Academy were dominant throughout remaining unbeaten and scoring 17 goals in total.

Overall results were:

Winning Special School – Broadfield

Main stream schools 1 – Accrington Academy

2 – Rhyddings

3 – Oakhill

4 – St Augustines.

Accrington Academy will represent Hyndburn and Oakhill will represent the Ribble Valley at the level three school games in July.

Year 3/4 Fun Dodgeball

On Thursday 10th May we held a fun dodgeball event for the Ribble Valley Primary Schools at Oakhill Leisure Centre. 11 Teams turned up to play the fun and friendly games, we promoted the importance of fair play, respect and team spirit. Stickers were given to selected opposing team players to encourage these values in the fun aspect of the games. The students demonstrated these values splendidly and did this with enjoyment. Thank you to all the teachers that engaged this this fun event.


Hyndburn & Ribble Valley Quad kids

Quad Kids Hyndburn & Ribble Valley

On Thursday 3rd of May we held two Year 3 /4 Quad kids events at the Wilsons Playing Field. A massive 31 teams entered the two events, 16 from the Ribble Valley and 15 from Hyndburn! Each athlete took part in 4 different events: hurler, Long jump, 100m & 400m. The top for results from each team of 6 girls and 6 boys were calculated to give each team an overall total number of points. The glorious weather for this event meant everyone could compete to the best of their ability whist having a great time alongside their friends and competitors. Below displays the results of both events.

Ribble Valley Quadkids results

1st Place

Whalley A 1,419

2nd Place

St Leonards 1,377

3rd Place

Waddington & West Bradford 1,306

Hyndburn Quadkids Results

1st Place

St Bartholomew’s


2nd Place

Benjamin Hargreaves


3rd Place

St Marys Clayton


Well done to the winning team for the Hyndburn & Ribble Valley as they will qualify through to the level 3 games!!

may, 2018

03may10:00 am12:00 pmHyndburn Quad KidsYear 3&410:00 am - 12:00 pm Hyndburn Athletics Club, Wilsons Playing FieldsOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

03may1:00 pm3:00 pmRibble Valley Quad KidsYear 3&41:00 pm - 3:00 pm Hyndburn Athletics Club, Wilsons Playing FieldsOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

09may4:00 pm6:00 pmU15 Handball4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Ribblesdale High SchoolOrganisation:Sports partnership secondary schools

10may4:00 pm6:00 pmYear 7 Super8's4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Hyndburn Athletics Club, Wilsons Playing FieldsOrganisation:Sports partnership secondary schools

11may10:00 am4:00 pmCricketYear 4&510:00 am - 4:00 pm Rishton Cricket ClubOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

14may1:00 pm3:00 pmRibble Valley Animal OlympicsKS11:00 pm - 3:00 pm Oakhill CollegeOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

15may1:00 pm3:00 amHyndburn Animal OlympicsKS11:00 pm - 3:00 am Accrington Academy SchoolOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

16may1:00 pm3:00 pmSEN Football Competition1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Accrington Academy SchoolOrganisation:Sports partnership secondary schools

17may4:00 pm6:00 pmHandball FestivalYear 3&44:00 pm - 6:00 pm Ribblesdale High SchoolOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

23may1:00 pm3:00 pmInclusive MultisportsOpen1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Oakhill CollegeOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

23may4:00 pm6:00 pmYear 7&8 Tennis4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Accrington Tennis ClubOrganisation:Sports partnership secondary schools

24may4:00 am6:00 amRibble Valley Girls FootballYear 5&64:00 am - 6:00 am Clitheroe Royal Grammar SchoolOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

25may9:42 am9:42 amFun Rounders9:42 am - 9:42 am St Augustine's RC High SchoolOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools