Sport at St. Mary Magdalene Primary School
St. Mary’s are part of the Ashfield District School Sports Network. We enter inter-school competitions and festivals arranged by a School Games Organiser as part of this.
We also enter a team in the Kirkby and District Football League, a squad in the School Swimming Gala and different year groups in county run cricket and rugby competitions.
St. Mary Magdalene Primary School embraces the concepts of both competitive and non- competitive / social activities.
As the name suggests, competitions generally run for, and include, those who have demonstrated a particular talent for a sport, whilst the focus for festivals is not on competition, but on participation. These festivals are included to give all pupils a chance to experience different sporting activities.
Sports Clubs mostly run for half a term at a time. Some concentrate on preparation for upcoming competitions, but in others, the change is designed to target pupils of differing ages and give them the opportunity to experience after -school activity.
For the older children especially, the content of Clubs and curriculum lessons is often along a similar theme.
4 teams went to cricket tournaments and 2 of them qualified for the County Finals (Y5/6 girls and Y5 boys). Y6 boys and Y4 boys just missed out.
As yet, those finals have still to take place, but it is already known that wherever they finish, they will be in the top 24 schools in the County. Fantastic effort by all!!
Special Olympics Day
Pupils from Y2-6 took part in a Special Olympics Day on the 26th April. It was held at the Lammas Leisure Centre and the activities included Boccia, Wheelchair basketball, Table cricket, Football and Ice skating.
The children met GB Olympic swimmer Ollie Hynd and received participation medals from him.
The whole day was a fantastic experience for pupils and staff alike. It must be said, St. Mary's children were a credit to themselves and to our school both in behaviour and enthusiasm.
Well done to all those who took part.
A group of 10 Y5/6 boys and girls recently competed in a basketball tournament and came a very commendable 2nd. Well done everyone!
Swimming Gala held on 24th February 2017
Well done to the year 4, 5, and 6 children who took part in the Swimming Gale held at Lammas Leisure Centre.
It was a great all round individual and team effort and they fully deserved the gold medal and ultimately the qualification for the County Finals in May.
Great stuff Guys - St. Mary's are proud of you and you should be proud of yourselves!
Congratulations to the Y5 /6 girls who came second in the Sutton Schools Futsal Tournament and who went on to gain a 5th position in the District Finals. They were a credit to the school with their behaviour and attitude.
A special mention must go to our goalie - Melissa Fraser (Y5) -who produced some amazing saves and who the tournament referee singled out as being the best he's ever seen in the years he has been running the competition.
Dance Festival at Sutton Community Academy - February 9th
A brilliant time was had by all at the Dance Festival. 10 girls from y3-6 performed twice in front of near capacity audiences and wowed everyone with their routine. Fantastic behaviour throughout - the girls were a credit to our school.
Well done to those who took part and many thanks to the parents who accompanied us. Special thanks to Kelly Jepson for all her hard work and dedication.
Congratulations to 2 of our pupils who have recently competed in county competitions:
Bradley Budd came a fantastic 5th in an Indoor Sporthall Athletics Competition.
Remy Langton came in 25th position at the County Cross Country Competition at Woollaton.
This was a tremendous effort considering there were over 800 attendees!!
Well done to both boys. St. Mary's are proud of you!
Y5/6 Mini Tennis Competition
Well done to all 3 teams who played in the tournament at Sutton Community Academy in October. There were 7 teams in all and St. Mary's pupils managed a 2nd and a 4th place!
A fantastic effort by all who took part in the recent Cross Country competitions.
In the Y2-Y4 competition held on Sutton Lawn, we had 35 representatives and St. Mary's children came away with 1 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal. Fantastic!!
In the Y5-Y6 competition at Ashfield School, we had 4 runners in the boys race. Over 150 boys ran and Remy Langton came home in 2nd place, securing a silver medal and a call up later in the year, to a County wide event.
Well done to everyone who entered these events.
Well done to the children from Y5 and Y6 who took part in the Tag Rugby Tournament at Quarrydale School last Monday.
Although we didn't win, a good time was had by all despite the rain for the first quarter of the session. We also came away with a silver medal for St. Mary's School!
School Games Leaders
2o new Y5 pupils have recently undergone training and are now working alongside some Y6 pupils as School Games Leaders.
6 of these children have had further sessions and are now Sports Ambassadors.
These Leaders help to support younger children in their play, they help to give out equipment and they organise games/ competitions at playtime and lunch time for their fellow pupils.
School Games Mark
St. Mary's once again achieved the Bronze School Games Mark Award for efforts throughout the year. We were 1 of only 10 schools in the district to have gained a recognition of this kind for 2015-16 . This is our 4th year running at this level!!
Well done to all the year 5 and 6's who took part in the Kwik Cricket Tournament at Mansfield Hosiery Mills on June 7th. The boys were unlucky not to qualify, but the girls finished in 1st place and will now go on to take part in the County Finals in July.
A great day was had by all and the weather was fantastic as well.
We took part in the County swimming finals at the end of May and put on a creditable performance. St. Mary's didn't win, but we can give ourselves a pat on the back, achieving 11th in the County!!
Great stuff guys!!
Sports Report - Football match St. Mary's v Greenwood
24th September - written by Archie White
A fantastic match between St. Mary's and Greenwood. Unfortunately we lost 2-1 but the team did not give up. In the 15th minute I scored having received a great ball from Tom, but Greenwood retaliated by scoring with a header. After that, no-one scored for a while but then tragedy happened, their striker hit the ball and sadly got past Mackenzie, he can't save everything!! In my opinion the whole team did fantastic!!