We have a proud tradition at St Patrick's of competitive and non-competitive participation in sports.
We aim to provide a varied and rich selection of activities for the children to participate in both during the school day and as after school activities. These include more traditional sports such as football, rugby, cricket netball, swimming, athletics and cross country to less well represented sports such as archery, fencing and orienteering.
In doing so we hope to encourage all children to not just participate in sports but gain a real sense of enjoyment in a physical activity and thus promote a healthy lifestyle.
Our children are first taught through a multi-skills approach which enables children to learn the basic skills necessary in any sport and then encouraged to apply their skills to a variety of sports disciplines. These skills are also essential in our teaching of dance and gymnastics.
Our involvement in the St John Fisher Sports Partnership provides us with many opportunities to compete locally and then to progress to regional and national competitions.
We are proud that we have been awarded the School Games Gold Award which recoginses our schools commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport.
The St John Fisher SGO Cross Country competition took place at Batley Sports and Tennis Centre Playing Fields with a fantastic turnout from our school. In all, 66 pupils from Key Stage 2 ran with an estimated 600 pupils from local schools running. They were all winners for completing the event but not all could qualify for the next round.
Those who did were: Year 3 girls’ and boys’ teams; Year 4 girls’ and boys’ teams; Year 5 girls’ team and individual boy – the boys’ team missed out by just three points; Year 6 girls’ and boys’ teams. Teams were a maximum of five members.
The Kirklees Final was held at Leeds Road Playing Fields, Huddersfield, with 34 children representing the school. They certainly gave it their all.
Those who reached the final were: Arabella; Sophie; Imogen; Polly; Molly; Spencer; Patrick; Harrison; Oliver; William; Evie; Maisy; Niamh; Annie; Imogen; William; Freddie; Kian; Finnlay; Charlie; Mary; Nel; Harriet; Evelyn; Katie; Sam; Isabelle; Aoife; Eudora; Grace; Millie-Rose; Fintan; Tiernan; Ethan.