"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? So glorify God in your body."
P.E. & Sports
At St. Mary's, we offer our children lots of different chances to take part in sporting competitions throughout the year. Some of these involve playing against other children and teams in our own school and others involve competing against schools from the local area. Our emphasis is always on enjoyment first. Last year, 100% of our pupils took part in some kind of competition or event. Our sports leader, Mrs Sheridan, works tirelessly to set up events and makes sure that our children are fully prepared for them. This led to us receiving the 'Sports School of the Year' award for the Hyndburn District for the school year 2017-2018 and a top 5 finish the following year.
Our two Year 6 Sports Ambassadors play a big role in assisting our Sports Subject Leader with decision making in school and representing us in lots of different ways.
We use our sport's grant very carefully and buy into school only the very best provision for our children. As part of this, we are lucky to have FUNDA each Wednesday who work with the Breakfast and After-School Club and each class throughout the day. They cover the whole curriculum but tailor it to the needs of our own children, helping to produce resilient children who can take this confidence into other areas of the curriculum to help with their learning. Coach Kyle is a firm favourite with the children and they always look forward to his visit.
Please take time to read the FUNDA biography below for an insight into the huge amount they offer schools like ours...
P.E. & Sports Clubs
At St. Mary's, we aim to offer children a wide variety of clubs to choose from in order to give them a taste of a multitude of different activities - sporting and otherwise. These include Handball, Football, Netball, Athletics, Forest School, debating society and much more. In addition to our own staff, FUNDA provide some of these clubs and we also have the invaluable help of our parents who have used a talent of theirs to enhance children's opportunities.
Sports Awards 2019 - We were delighted to be again recognised for our achievements in sport at the annual awards at Accrington Town Hall - this time coming 2nd in the district.
Sports Day - May 2021 - We managed to hold a sports day despite the restrictions. Each class competed in their own bubbles and scores were added up later. Class 2 completed theirs at home as unfortunately they were isolating.
May 2021 - St. Mary's Football Tournament - taking place in our bubbles
December 2020 - Well done to every class in school for taking part in the SPAR Lancashire School Games Term 1 Challenges. Every child across school competed in this so well done to everybody!
November 2020 - 'The Active Mile' - Mrs Sheridan organised this to compete aganist other schools in our own class bubbles!
October 2020 - At St. Mary's, we make sure that every child in school represents the school at either a musical or a sporting evernt. We are pleased to announce that every child will represent the school at a sporting event by Christmas - despite the current COVID-19 restrictions! Please see above!
January 2020 - Year 5 and Year 6 children took part in the football finals at Lytham.
January 2020 - Well done to our junior children for winning GOLD in the athletics tournament!!!
January 2020 - Blackburn Rovers have been into school to coach children in Class 4.
January 2020 - Our Year 5 and Year 6 children have been busy setting up and leading sporting activities for other juniors and infant children.
December 2019 - Our Football Team competed in a knock-out tournament at Accrington Academy.
November 2019 - Action from the special sports event at Oakhill this morning.
November 2019 - Well done to our footballers for their bronze medals in the tournament.
November 2019 - Children show off their newly sponsored football kits and the new sports ambassadors tops!
July 2019 - Netball - 'WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!' - Well done on our first ever Netball league trophy to all of our children. Thank you so much to Mrs Kissock, Mrs Leyland and Mrs French for taking after school club and allowing the children to express themselves to the best of their ability in such a sporting way!
July 2019 - Well done to all of the children who represented the school during our 'Multi-skills' competitions!
June 2019 - Football World Cup Tournament - We have so much going on at lunch times and one of the things Mrs Sheridan and the welfare staff have set up is this tournament. Children have really enjoyed taking part!
May 2019 - Athletics Event - Oakhill College
Cricket Tournament - May 2019
May 2019 - Sportshall Athletic Champions 2019
March 2019 - Netball League
Football Tournaments 2019
Sportshall Athletics 2019 - Blackpool Finals
Tots for Bikes - February 2019
Cross Country 2018
Santa Dash - December 2018