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Netball 2022


On Thursday evening, our year5/6 girls took part in the rescheduled Netball Leagues first set of fixtures.  They faced some really tough opposition, playing against girls who were very obviously club players.  The girls resilience a determination was second to none.  Their confidence increased throughout the two games and we are all now looking forward to competing again next Thursday.


A huge thanks to all the parents/carers who attended to show their support.

Cross Country 2022


A great big WELL DONE! To all the children who represented St James LD in the town cross country championships. The four teams from across KS2 have competed in two races and have one more to go. They have shown resilience and determination completing two tough courses (running in snow and hail at times) and competing against a high standard of club runners. We are all extremely proud of them, especially as they have stayed positive and motivated and are true role models for others. We are all looking forward to the last race and seeing that same team spirit again!

Swimming Gala 2022

Well Done St James’ Swim Team!!

We at St James’ have yet again been blown away by the efforts of the children.

On Friday 18th March, the swim team attended the Darwen Primary Schools Swimming Gala at Darwen Leisure Centre. Pre-Covid we attended this event regularly but this year we were definitely ‘Wowed’, as for the first time ever we had finalists in seven races.

Ralph - Boys Backstroke;

Lia - Girls Backstroke;

Axl - Boys Breaststroke;

Joseph - Boys Front Crawl;

Lacey - Girls Front Crawl;

Kacper, Ralph, Benjamin and Axl – Boys Medley Relay & Boys Freestyle Relay.

Unfortunately, on this occasion no medals were won but the achievements of all the swimmers was something to be just as proud of.





Boys Football league 2021/22


We started our football season at Witton park on Thursday 16th September.  The boys from years 5 and 6 had only had a couple of practices but were excited and ready to give it their best shot.


We played T & E and St Edwards.  Unfortunately we lost both matches but we did not give up and got better and better as the games progressed.  There were some outstanding saves from Jenson in the last half and Ayo showed amazing determination throughout the whole evening.


Well done Boys and we will hopefully have some goals to report next week.


Mrs Wilton

First League Matches September 16th 2021

On Wednesday 16th of June, we had our alternative sports day.  Tri-Kidz came into school and set up an area for us to swim, cycle and run.  This was a completely new experience and one that was enjoyed by both staff and children!  


We challenged ourselves and one another, showing great determination, resilience and teamwork.  Please keep an eye out for photos and videos of us in action on the school website!

Year 2 Football Club 20-21

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.