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.
St Augustine’s hosted the Ribble Valley kurling event which saw 9 teams come together to each play every team in a round robin event. The competition was extremely tight with all teams winning at least one game but the overall scores were as follows:
1 – Huncoat B
2nd – Balderstone C
3rd – St Josephs Hurst Green
Well done to everyone who took part and especially well done to the leaders who made the event extra special.
#Reframecompetition was the name of the game at the Ribble Valley Basketball competition as we tried to do something a little different.
The event was split into 4 sections with equal points for all four.
Section one was a shooting station, section two a dribbling station, section three an interception event and section four competitive games.
The overall results were as follows:
1 – Gisburn Blue
2 – Gisburn red and Oakhill Blue
3 – St Marys Langho Red and St Leonards Blue
The Hyndburn KS1 Kurling is such an exciting event as this could be the first competition experience for the KS1 students representing their schools at one of our events. 19 teams attended the event at Accrington Academy. Each team consists of 4 students, having all the little children very excited created a great atmosphere.
The teams were split up into 4 groups and the top 2 teams in each group qualified for the quarter finals then semi-finals. These qualifying teams were Peel Park, St Annes & St Josephs, St Marys Oswaldtwistle & Scared Heart. The games showed some excellent tactical play as they knocked each other of the targets. In the tense final we had St Annes & St Joseph’s V Peel Park & playing for 3rd and 4th place was St Marys V Sacred Heart.
The overall finishing positions with Peel Park taking gold were
1st Peel Park
2nd St Annes & St Josephs
3rd St Marys Oswaldtwistle
4th Sacred Heart
Thank you to the Sports Leaders from Accrington Academy for assisting with the delivery of the event.