The Boccia Team (Keira R, Ellis C and Owen F) attended the first round Boccia tournament on Thursday 4th October. At this tournament they achieved two wins out of the three games played, putting them in second place in league 6.
The team attended the second round on Thursday 18th October, feeling very confident. Their first match was cancelled as Wensleyfold School pulled out giving our team 6points. Our second match, lead to our 13 -2 win against Lammack School and our final match in league 6 was a 7 - 3 win against St. Mary and St. Joseph’s.
We then moved up to play in the Quarter Finals, we won 9 – 6 against St. Thomas’ resulting in a place in the Semi-Final. In the Semi-Final we lost 5 – 7 to St. Matthews. As one of the higher scoring runners – up we were put in to the play – off for third place against St. Barnabus and St. Pauls. The team took the defeat in the Semi-Final and put it to one side, not letting it affect their playing. They went on to win the third place with a score of 9 – 1, they were ecstatic with their win which they richly deserved after fantastic teamwork over both tournaments. Well done J
Cross Country Event 1
Our first cross country race of the year took place at The Millennium Green, Hoddlesden on Tuesday. Mrs Jacques and Mrs Wilton escorted 16 Ks2 children from school to the event.
The course was as close to a real cross country course as the children will get and they were all super excited and ready to go.
Our Year 3/4 children raced one lap of the course whilst the year 5/6 children had to run two laps. All of the runners showed great determination and resilience during their races, with a number of them finishing in the top ten.
A huge thank you to Tegan who stepped in at the last minute to fill one of the girls places.
The next two races take place after Christmas and the children will no doubt continue to work hard in their 15 minute runs each day to build their stamina.
Mrs Wilton/Mrs Jacques
KS 1 Multi Skills Event
On Friday 12th October, Mrs Wilton and Miss Pratt took 10 year 2 children to QEGs to take part in a multi skills festival with lots of other schools. This was also the first outing for our new Sports Ambassadors, Jack and Hsanat, who would be required to help run the event.
We arrived to a packed sports hall with an amazing array of equipment set up ready. After a short briefing for the Sports Ambassadors, the children were told where to start from and were off!!
Lots of fun was had, running, jumping, throwing, catching, crawling, balancing and the children even had their response times measured on a computerised, light up game.
Our two older representatives led the younger children with enthusiasm and set a great example at all times even helping to clear up the equipment at the end of the event when the others had gone.
Due to the amazing performance of all the children involved, Mr Mercer decided everyone deserved a medal! It was a very enjoyable morning for all involved.
Netball Match Report – 9/10/18
On Tuesday the netball team played their final game at Darwen Vale.
We played St Joseph’s and although we had the vast majority of possession, the game resulted in a 0-0 draw. It was a great performance from the girls and Miss Bryan was extremely proud of them.
The girls passed the ball well and were really good at getting into a space to receive a pass. Daisy injured her fingers just a few minutes into the game and carried on like a trooper!
It was great to see lots of parents and
grandparents supporting us this week and a big shout out goes to Maddison’s grandad and
Daisy’s mum who have watched all of our
matches in the league!
Well done girls and thanks for your hard work this half term.
Miss Bryan x
Exciting football news …..
Following on from last week’s football game, 4 of our boys, Harry, Jack, Mason and Ace have been invited to attend trials for the Blackburn with Darwen Town Team
on 16th October!
A fantastic start to our year at St. James’!!!
Boccia Report - 4.10.18
We had the 1st round games of Boccia this week. Our amazing team—Owen, Ellis, Kiera won 2 games and lost one - what a super effort! Well done. Mrs Pratley.
Football Report - 4.10.18
The year 5/6 football team were in action at DW last night. Our first match was cancelled due to the other team not being able to attend - 3 points for us! Our second match was against St. Pauls and we played brilliantly (we were 4-0 up by half time!) The game finished at 5-1 to St. James’. What amazing performances, well done!
Badminton Report - 2.10.18
On Tuesday, Millie from Y6 & Mason from Y5, went with Mrs Robinson to a badminton festival. They had a great time, learning new skills and having fun. As it was a festival and not a competition, the matches were not competitive but if they were, we would definitely have won!
Netball Report- 2.10.18
On Tuesday, the netball team played two matches at Darwen Vale. We played St Pauls and Holy Trinity and they were both very tough sides to play. We lost both of our games but the team showed great spirit, never giving up! Next week is our last match in the league. Well done girls and thanks for all the effort you have put into playing
netball with very few practices. Miss Bryan.
Netball Report – 25.9.18
The netball team played two matches on Tuesday at Darwen Vale.
The girls were in great spirits and once again enjoyed the match experience.
We played Sudell first and unfortunately they beat us 2 – 0. We then went on to play St Peters and it was a great game to watch. We beat them 4 – 1 thanks to excellent team work and Daisy’s super shooting! Well done girls and thanks to Mr T for coming to support us.
Daisy, Maddison, Porcha, Evie, Poppy, Precious, Hannah, Beth.
Football Report – 28.9.18
It’s been a tough start to this year’s football league, with only 1 win out of 4 games. We have faced some very strong opposition but continued to play with determination throughout.
A super team effort with some exceptional goal keeping from Jack!
Keep working hard.
Netball Match Report - 18.9.18
On Tuesday Miss Bryan took eight year fives and sixes to the first Netball league games at Darwen Vale.
The girls were very excited to represent the school and this showed throughout the games. We had only had two practices and most of the girls had never played in a netball match before. Once they realised that it’s not like basketball and you don’t bounce the ball we were away!
Our first game was against St James’ Darwen and we beat them 2-0. The girls were very enthusiastic and got stuck in! We had possession for the majority of the game and the smiles on the girl’s faces at the end were lovely to see.
Next, we played St Barnabus who beat us. The girls remained positive even though they were a very physical side and they had clearly been playing together for a long time.
The girls were a pleasure to take and we look forward to our three matches next Tuesday and another chance to represent the school again.
Well done to Porcha, Beth, Poppy Y, Evie S, Maddison, Daisy, Precious and Mercedes.
Miss B x
We believe that sport plays a vital role in the development of children. The values and attitudes that can be acquired through improving personal performance or working as part of a team are values for life. All our children have the opportunity to experience a wide range of sporting games and activities at individual and team level through our PE curriculum and extra-curricular clubs.