Sports Information and News
We really enjoy promoting sport and taking part in sporting events at st Chad’s. Our attendance at sporting events is possible due to Sports Premium Allocation that our school received. Find out how we spent our Sports Premium Allocation by visiting the Premium Allocations page.
Cross Country Festival February 2020
On Friday 28th February 2020, children from Class 3 and 4 competed in a cross country competition at Bishop Auckland College.
We are extremely proud of them all! Well done everyone!
Swimming Gala January 2020
On Friday 31st January, some of St Chad’s students took part in the annual School Swimming Gala. The staff that came along to support us were Mrs Hannon and Mrs Lyall. They were very proud of us for taking part and trying our best.
Overall we came 3rd- the highest we have ever come. Sophie was brave enough to get into the pool and swim her strongest backstroke; she came a fab 2nd in the individual. Then, not long afterwards, Zac swam his amazing 25m backstroke. He came 3rd. We were all really glad that Sam came 1st on his individual backstroke, especially because it was his first swimming gala with St Chad’s. We reached the breaststroke and Ellie was the first to swim 25m. She was really confident and came 2nd. Harrison was next to swim his fastest stroke and he came a miraculous 2nd. Out of Year 3/4 Robyn came a whopping 1st. Then Elliot got into the water and swam his fantastic breaststroke, and came 1st. Yasmin started our freestyle and came a super 3rd. Evan was next and he came a superb 4th. Carla was a super swimmer and made her way through the water bravely and ended up coming 4th. It was Isaac`s first ever swimming gala and the staff were really glad that he took part and tried his best. He finished an extraordinary 3rd.
Soon after it came to the relay races and Yasmin, Sophie, Phoebe and Ellie were first in the Freestyle relay. Yasmin was confident to go first and Ellie was confident to finish our magnificent relay race. We came 3rd. Harrison was confident to open the boys relay along with Cameron, Charlie and Evan. They came 6th. Carla, Robyn, Elliot and Sam swam brilliantly and came 1st. in the Year 3/4 Mixed Relay.
Ellie started the mixed relay with the backstroke and Phoebe followed with the breaststroke then Yasmin and Sophie finished with the freestyle. And we came a fabulous 1st. Our last relay race was the boys mixed stroke team. Zac opened with the backstroke followed by Harrison with the breaststroke. The race was finished by Cameron B and Evan. The boys finished a fantastic 6th.
We all did really well and when we got back to school and told everyone how the morning had gone, everyone was really pleased and proud of us.
In the afternoon, a further eleven schools took part in a second gala. The results from both galas were combined and when the final results were announced we had come 3rd out of 23 schools!! WOW!
Written by Ellie, Sophie, Phoebe and Yasmin
Class 3 Sportsability Festival
On Wednesday, Class 3 went to Staindrop Secondary School to take part in a sports festival. We went on a bus on the afternoon and when we got there we went in the big hall. There were 4 schools and we all took part in 4 different sports activities. The first one was football skills and we had to dribble the ball round the cones. We played a game with the cones as a goal and if people were standing in the goals we couldn’t go through. The next activity was sitting volleyball, it was quite hard. We were in 4 teams and we had to bounce the ball forwards and backwards to score points. The third activity was Boccia, we had to sit on the chairs and throw the white ball. The other people had to throw the red and blue balls and whichever one was the closet to the white ball that was the team that won. After that we did dance, we had to copy off the teacher and did a dance routine. We had lots of fun and our favourite ones were Dance and sitting Volleyball.
Intra Basketball Competition
Throughout the week, St. Chad’s students participated in an intra-school basketball competition. All of the different house groups competed against each other in different games. The time keepers were Teegan, Kennedi, Lydia and Charlie S. The referees were our sports leaders who were Amy, Cordelia, Isabel, Jessica W and Zac. The houses that competed in the first game were Matthew and Mark. It came to a score of 1-0 to Mark. The same day, there was a second game including Luke and John. That ended in a draw so there was a penalty shootout and Luke won by scoring 1 point. The following day, it was the final game to see who wins between Mark and Luke. It was an exciting game and Luke won with 3 points. Finally on Wednesday, it was the last game to find out 3rd and 4th place between Matthew and John. Matthew won with 1 point. We all had lots of fun and showed good sportsmanship to each other.
1st place – Luke
2nd place – Mark
3rd place – Matthew
4th place – John
By Cordelia and Amy
Our sports’ photographer was Jesse.
Schools’ Swimming Gala
On Thursday 31st January 2019, selected students from Class 3 and 4 attended the Level 2 School Games Primary Swimming Gala held at Woodhouse Close Leisure Centre. The children were accompanied by Mrs Hannon and Mr Barnham. Two galas were held altogether, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Eleven schools took part in each gala; we took part in the later one.
The individual race heats took place first. Each race was 25m. There were girls and boys Year 5/6 backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle races. Year 3/4 also swam in each category. Everyone swam really well. We claimed two firsts, one second and four third places from the twelve races – wow!
Shortly afterwards the team races were held. There were five altogether. Four people were in each team. Boys and girls Year 5/6 freestyle races were first, followed by the mixed Year 3/4 freestyle event. Lastly there were two mixed stroke races, one for Year 5/6 boys and one for the Year 5/6 girls. In three of the five races we picked up second place!
We had to wait a few days for the results but when they arrived we were so proud! We came 4th out of the eleven schools in our gala and 8th out of twenty two schools that swam altogether.
The students represented the school very well and were complimented on their great sportsmanship. WELL DONE EVERYONE!
By Lauren Flint
Class 3 Fitness Festival at Staindrop School
On Friday 21st September, Class 3 had a fabulously active morning at Staindrop School where Joe Mason, an old St Chad’s student, was amongst the trainers who taught us a team playground game, a fitness workout using pipes and boxing skills. We learned how high intensity exercise gets our heart pumping faster, speeds up our blood flow and helps us to learn more as well as having fun with our friends. Class 3 had a fabulous ‘can do’ with everyone focused and taking part with enthusiasm. It was a fun morning.
Class 4s Rounder’s Festival!
On Wednesday 6th June all of Class 4 travelled to St Johns Comprehensive School to participate in a rounder’s festival with 19 other teams around Bishop Auckland. When we arrived we were split into 2 teams, St Chads A and St Chads B. All 19 teams competed against each other to win their mini league. Each team tried their best and although we didn’t win we still had a great time competing against each other. It was really fun and we would like to thank Mrs Jackson and Ms Cumming for taking us, we really appreciate it.
By Lauren and Cordelia
Rounders Intra- Competition
On Thursday the 24th May St. Chads had a rounders intra-competition. We were in our four house teams of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and lots of pupils participated. We had six referees who were James D, Harri, Bradley, Tess, Elsa and Evan M. Our scorers were Amy-Leigh and James T. We all played a match in a knock-out style competition. The 1st match played was Matthew v Mark and the results were Matthew 14 points and Mark 5 points. The second match was John v Luke and John won with 11 points to 8 points. The final was between Matthew and John and after a tense match that ended in a draw, John won on points difference overall.
By Harri and Bradley
Intra School Netball Competition
From the 8th of May to the 10th of May 2018 KS2 had a netball intra-competition. We were playing in our house teams and they were: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. There were 25 pupils that took part and all of the teams played really well and tried their best. All of the teams played each other in a round robin competition and then we had a final match. Thank you to all the pupils that helped out: we had 5 referees who were James D, Tess, Elsa, Francesca and Evan. Our timekeepers were James D, Thomas GI, Lewis C and Evie C. Our scorer was Amy-Leigh T and our camera man was James T. We all showed good sportsmanship and made sure we shook hands.
The scores were Matthew 4th with 0 points, Mark 3rd with 2 points, Luke 2nd with 4 points and John 1st with 5 points. Well done to everyone who participated.
By Elsa and Francesca
On Friday afternoon each class spent 30 mins outside participating in lots of different sporting activities. The aim of Fit Fridays is to get the children actively moving and taking part in moderate/vigorous activity every week. There were six different activities to choose from such as tennis, hockey skills, beanbag relays and SAQ- ladders and hurdle obstacles in which the children took part in for 10min at a time and then moved around. The children all thoroughly enjoyed the activities and can’t wait for next week! Bring on the scooters and trampolines!
Table Tennis end of term awards
At the end of term Award Assembly, all the table tennis club members received a medal for their hard work and Cameron B was awarded the trophy for his contribution to the club this term. Well done Cameron!
Class 1 Dance Festival
On Tuesday afternoon, Class 1 headed to Bishop Barrington dance festival to perform our train dance we have been working so hard on in PE. We got our train driver hats on and all stood on the stage to perform our routine to ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ theme song and we all had a brilliant time! There were 6 other schools there all performing their dances and we were the youngest. We got up on the stage in front of 150 people and danced our socks off; it was like we were born performers! Mrs Bowtell and Mrs Hebron couldn’t believe how confident we were whilst we were dancing and they are so proud of us!
Cricket All-Stars Workshop
Class 2 and Class 3 took part in a cricket workshop on Thursday 8th March. Darren Brown, who is a cricket coach, came to tell us all about the programme ‘All-Stars Cricket’ ran at Bishop Auckland Cricket Club. All of the children thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and they got involved with lots of activities and competitions that introduced the basics skills of cricket. They had lots of fun trying to get the most points by hitting the stumps and practising their throwing and catching skills. The programme is aimed at 5-8/9yr olds to provide a great first experience of cricket. Please feel free to visit their website for more information.
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