Since returning to school at Easter all of our pupils have thrown themselves into the summer activities on offer in both curriculum time and at extra curricular clubs. We are pleased to have Mr Edgar back who has just played cricket in Australia throughout our winter and their summer season.
Mr Edgar has brought a wealth of experience with him and all pupils throughout the full age range have been coached in cricket from reception improving their bat and ball skills to our seniors fine tuning their striking and fielding sessions using the sport shall nets.
Prep children in years 3 to 6 have taken the opportunity to improve their tennis skills and have signed up for specialist tennis coaching from Mark Schofield from Ribble Valley Tennis centre. We are entering the year 3 and 4 mini tennis red tournament for the first year so watch this space!
Mrs Pugh and Mrs Stagg have set up a lunchtime competitive tennis ladder for all seniors to take part in on a Tuesday and competition is high between those who attend.
Rounders has been as popular as ever with Mrs Smith with up to and over 30 pupils at practices. The teams are becoming very tactical and competing at a good level. This week we hosted St Augustines and our year 7 team won their inaugural fixture so well done girls! Our year 10 team only lost by 1 rounder but finished with three players down so that was a shame. However, the season looks promising with all teams entered into the area tournaments and also the year 7s and 10s being entered into the leagues.
Unfortunately the weather hasn’t caught up yet and realised that we are actually into the summer term so we do require some sunshine and warm weather! Due to us experiencing snow, hail, sleet and rain all in one afternoon! We have not yet embarked upon athletics as our fields are still drying out and we want to resist injury by avoiding athletics in icy conditions. We do have athletics events set up for all pupils throughout prep and seniors from the animal Olympics in lower Prep to quad kids in upper prep and finally the area athletics competition in seniors. So summer is a busy term for us in PE so please keep your fingers crossed for the sun to find us sometime soon!
Keep an eye on the website for fixtures, events and results!