"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 all of our children, regardless of background or ability, a plethora of opportunities 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 2020 - 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 Ambassadors 2022-23 - Elora & Seth
St. Mary's receives the Gold Standard Award for P.E. and Sports for the 4th Year Running!
Tots for Tyres for EYFS children
Cross Country Competition 2022-23
Accrington Stanley Shirt Giveaway
2022-23 Football League Tournament
Cricket Competition - July 2022
Our children are encouraged to take part in lots of different sports clubs and activities when not in school. We do our best to promote and support all of the local clubs. Many children celebrate their involvement in these clubs at Celebration Assembly on each Friday morning.
Sports Day 2022
Quad Kids - June 2022
Rugby Mega Festival - May 2022
Animal Olympics - May 2022
Rugby after-school club with Accrington Wildcats - April 2022
Lunchtime Relay Club - April 2022
The Olympic Torch comes to St. Mary's - April 2022
Oswaldtwistle Dance Event - April 2022
Y1,Y2 & Y3 - Gifted & Talented Football Tournament - Feb 2022
March 2022 - Swimming Gala
Feb 2022 - 2K Park Run
Sportshall Athletics Tournament Jan 2022
Jan 2022 - Lancashire Football Finals in Fleetwood
Santa Dash - December 2021
Y1/Y2 Kurling Competition
Year 3/4/ Football Tournament - November 2021
Children are encouraged to share their out of school sport's success by bringing in their achievements to Celebration Assembly. Dancing, boxing, football, horse riding and even kick-boxing (below)!
Sportshall Athletics Competition - November 2021
Oakhill Sports Athletics Event - November 2021
Traditional Sports Day (October 2021)
October 2021 - Accrington & Hyndburn Cross-Country Winners 2021-22!
Accrington Town School's Football Cup Winners - 2021-2022!
Tournament Report by Harry Moss
The first game versus Mount Pleasant started brightly on a difficult pitch with some nice passing and mixing it up. Harry P and Maxwell linked up nicely to get the opening goal and calm a few early nerves. A clean sheet in the opening game and very well organised defensively. Final score 1-0 win.
The second game versus St Johns, Baxenden was dominated by St Mary’s with numerous chances, but we just couldn’t find the back of the net. Final score 0-0.
A great 3-0 win against St Anne’s and St Joseph’s which was led by a convincing hat-trick by Maxwell. We now advanced on to the semi-finals after not conceding in the group stage.
The Semi – Final saw us win 2-0 against St Peters & St Pauls, Rishton. After a great cross by Harry P, Sam slotted home with a tidy finish. Then a brilliant corner by Maxwell Sam coolly headed his second of the game which put the game out of reach. We advanced on to the finals much to the delight of the crowd!
The final saw us play St Marys, Oswaldtwistle. After being cheered on by parents and teachers including Mr Mashiter we won the tournament with a 1-0 win. There were some great saves by our keeper Jacob and a well worked free kick from Harry P which separated the two sides at the final whistle.
I’d also like to mention and thank our very own Pep Guardiola, David Blezard, who led us onto the win in the end!!!
Well done to Junior, Milo, William, Jacob, Harry P, Maxwell, Sam, Freddy and Harry M! Everybody in the team contributed to this win and a massive thanks to Mrs Sheridan who helped organise the event without her this never would have happened.
October 2021 - Class 3 visit Accrington Stanley
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