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Review of Autumn 2017 Sports

The pupils of St-Paul’s had a super sporty beginning to their year last term: participating in a whole school sponsored walk, raising money for our PTA fund. The Year 6 children had a very active week at Grasmere, where they walked, kayaked and gyhll scrambled for 4 days! Each child had 6 hockey and 6 golf lessons during the term, as well as swimming for years 3, 4 and 5 and Play Leader training for the Year 6 class.

They also had the opportunity to participate in many extra-curricular sports activities including: hockey, netball, golf, gymnastics and walking club.

We also had children competing in inter-school competitions around the county. Our cross-country team kicked things off at St-Bernard’s Secondary School on a very cold and blustery day and our mixed age football team played in a number of tournaments in and around Barrow; earning a place in the county finals at Penrith! Following this, our year 3/4 and year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics teams participated in a local competition at Hoops Basketball Centre where they did very well but narrowly missed out on a place in the finals. Then to end a very successful term, our year 3, 4 , 5 and 6 golf teams participated in their own competition. We are now awaiting our results from golf professional Paul Rawlinson.

Well done everyone!

Spring term 2018

This term we are continuing being active, with many more sporting opportunities arising.

Each child will participate in 5 weeks of dance lessons. Year 3 will be specialising in Zumba; Year 4: cheerleading; Year 5: Street Dance and Year 6: Hip-hop. We are very lucky to have ‘Limitless Dance Company’ in school teaching us some groovy moves!

Years 3, 4 and 5 will continue with their weekly swimming lessons and Year 6 will be focusing on rugby, bench ball and team games.

After the February half-term holidays, each child will have 5 weeks of cricket coaching with Jake Woods from Cumbria Cricket and there will also be an opportunity for the children to join a lunchtime cricket club should they wish to do so.

Other extra-curricular sports activities on offer are: walking club and gymnastics club and football and netball after the half-term break.

Competition fixtures for this term include key steps gymnastics for the year 6 team, football tournaments and a high 5 netball competition.

A lot to fit into such a short space of time!

Good luck everyone