This week we had two fun dodgeball events take place, the first event was the Hyndburn schools at Mount Carmel on Monday 2nd March, second being the Ribble Valley Event at Oakhill on Tuesday 3rd March. Leaders from both Mount Carmel and Accrington Academy helped run the events and both did a fantastic job, a huge thank you to them!
This event is ran a little differently to our usual events as this event is specifically delivered using the school games values as a focus. With the main element of the event being fun, the school teams gained points based on respect, teamwork and honesty. This meant the games were self-officiated and relied on these values to make the games fun and enjoyable. The leaders gave a maximum of 5 points to each team for both honesty and teamwork, and the opposition gave a maximum of 5 points for the respect they demonstrated when playing. To gain a top 3 place all the points awarded for each game where added up for an overall team points score.
The top three schools for each event that demonstrated excellent sportsmanship & school values in all their games were…
1st. Mount Pleasant A
2nd St Marys Oswaldtwistle
3rd Benjamin Hargreaves
Ribble Valley Event
1st Oakhill A
2nd Chatburn A
3rd St Michael & St Johns & Whalley B
Last week the 2nd of the Hyndburn Sports Hall athletic events took place at St Christopher’s High School, we had the help of the St Christopher’s Sports leaders and they were a fantastic!!
This event was brilliant, yet again the school attended fully motivated and prepared to win. This created a great atmosphere for the children to thrive and enjoy the competitive element this competition brings. The teams took part in obstacle races, relay races, speed bounce, vertical, long & triple jumps as well as chest push & javelin.
Well done to the top 3 schools and all that took part in the event..
1st Place – St Bartholomew’s Primary School
2nd Place – Peel Park Primary School
3rd Place – St Marys Oswaldtwistle Primary School
St Bartholomew’s Primary (Regular School)
This school won the overall competition and will go on to represent the Ribble Valley in the County Finals on March 20th March 2020.
On Monday 21st January we organised a Physical Activity Festival at Roefield Leisure Centre. There was over 80 KS2 students who attended, and it was a fantastic opportunity for them to sample the gym’s excellent equipment and studio spaces. The children got a chance to participate in 4 of the on-trend activities within the health and fitness industry – Dance class, Spinning, Circuit training and use of the Gym equipment. All 4 were greatly enjoyed as the students did a taster Spinning Class, picked up the boxing gloves and pads and used the state-of-the-art treadmills to name a few. Great effort and enthusiasm were shown throughout, and the children went home with certificates for their participation. We worked alongside the staff from Up and Active who put on an engaging warm up and cool down as well as instructing a brilliant Circuit Training class.
The last event of the term was the Santa Dash, we had nearly 400 students attend the event at Wilsons Playing Fields. This event was a get involved and have fun type of event. Children from KS2 were invited to take part in a Santa dash around the athletics track, learn a dance to the famous Christmas Song ‘All I want for Christmas’ & sing Christmas carols along with the choir. The children had so much fun, those that displayed effort and enthusiasm were given some lovely Reindeer and Santa medals, but all went away with a certificate and a candy cane for their efforts. This event would not be possible without the assistance of the Accrington Academy Sports Leaders, Vocal Adrenaline Choir & the BTEC Dancers all again from Accrington Academy.
11 teams came together to take part in the Hyndburn Academy KS1 kurling event. Teams of 4 year 1 or year 2 children – for many the first time they had ever represented the school in an event came together in two groups to play kurling.
Kurling is a game that involves “Throwing” a stone onto a target. The team with their target closest to the centre at the end of the game is the winner.
All teams played extremely well but at the end of the group stages it was St Barts A. St Huberts A, Spring Hill B and Spring Hill A that qualified for the knockout rounds.
St Barts A beat Spring Hill A and St Huberts A beat Spring Hill B which meant that St Barts and St Huberts met in the final with an all Spring Hill 3rd place playoff.
In the end St Barts proved too strong for St Huberts and took first place with St Huberts A in second and Spring Hill in 3rd. Special thanks must go to Hyndburn Academy sports leaders for helping to run the event.