Sports at St Mary's
Sport is a high priority at St Mary's. We are part of the Ashfield District School Sports Network and 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. Our Sports Clubs mostly run for 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 our enrichment curriculum. like all primary schools, we receive funding to improve our sports provision: please see our Sports Premium Page for more information. Our newly-appointed Sports Ambassadors and Leaders are currently receiving training to run lunchtime sporting activities - watch this space for more information and have a look at their pictures below!
We use Next Level Sports to provide high quality PE provision and professional development opportunities for our own staff. They teach in school for 1.5 days per week and run holiday clubs at school during the holidays. A link to their website, and to our PE curriculum for the upcoming terms is included below.
On Monday 23rd September some children from years 4 and 5 went to compete in the first School Games of 2019-20 along with two sports leaders from year 6. They had three personal best challenges to compete in with the aim being to improve each time. They all tried really hard and all managed to improve their times/scores. We did really well as a school, being the most improved school at the event and came away with lots of medals.