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Sports Leaders

In September, ten Year 4 children were trained to become Sports Leaders.  The children enjoyed developing their team working and leadership skills alongside children from a number of other schools.  Now they have had the training, the children will work towards their Sports Leader Award, by completing a number of challenges that include organising sports competitions, running sports clubs for other children during school time and writing a report on their sporting hero.

Sports Champions Autumn

We have chosen our Autumn Term Sports Champions. One child has been chosen from each class based on their positive approach to PE and sports.  We are very proud of them.

Diamond – Macy
Amethyst – Martha
Emerald – Daniel
Coral – Bethany
Jet – Jessica
Crystal – Elizabeth
Opal – Will
Moonstone – James


KS1 Sports Festival

Two teams of Year 2 children attended the first KS1 Sports Festival of the Year.  They all had great fun and were a credit to the school with their excellent behaviour.  All the children received a certificate of participation.

KS2 Tag Rugby

Ten Year 4 children attended the TAG rugby festival held at Samuel Whitbread Academy on 31st October.  They all played really well and were recognised for their sportsmanship by being given the Award for Self-Belief.

KS1 Multi-skills Festival

Children from Diamond and Amethyst classes recently attended the KS1 Multi-Skills Festival at Etonbury Academy.  The children had the chance to try lots of different activities and sports competing against other local schools.  They demonstrated superb sportsmanship and behaved beautifully – a credit to St Mary’s!


Sports Champions Spring

Photograph and further details coming soon!

Ruby - James H
Garnet - Lois P
Diamond – Farrah T
Amethyst – Harley D
Emerald – Jack H
Coral – Charlotte R
Jet – Jonathan S
Crystal – Grace K
Opal – Ivy A
Moonstone – Teagan R

Gymnastics Festival


St Mary’s has taken delivery of some fantastic yoga mats which has enabled the children to experience the benefits of yoga and mindfulness.  The children and teachers are enjoying the benefits of yoga as, as well as improving flexibility, it also helps to calm and focus the mind.

Sports taster days

We have been fortunate to have the opportunity to try two different sports in school recently.

A British Judo coach visited in February and each class benefited from a Judo workshop to try this Olympic sport.
The children all really enjoyed the sessions and had great fun!


We also had a visit from the Cricket East team to promote and encourage children to have a go at Cricket.
Again, every class had a chance to participate and it was another chance for the children to have fun while getting active!!

Kwik Cricket Festival
On Tuesday 14th May, we took part in a Kwick Cricket tournament at Henlow Park. We got the coach there and arrived at 10 o’clock. There were lots of teams taking part but we were in a group with Gothic Mede, Derwent, Campton and Raynsford. There were ten children in each squad and four girls and four boys had to play in the game at one time. You got 3 points for a win, 2 points for a draw and 1 for a loss. We got 6 points in total and came fourth in our group so unfortunately we did not go through to the semi finals. We had lots of fun and it was a very hot day. 
Written by Nieve M and Eve M - Year 4 Sports Leaders

Sports Champions Summer

We have chosen our Summer Term Sports Champions. One child has been chosen from each class based on their positive approach to PE and sports.  We are very proud of them.

Ruby - Jessica B
Garnet - Zachary C
Diamond – Mia P
Amethyst – Mason H
Emerald – Emily B
Coral – Kacey C
Jet – Trey C
Crystal – Eliana M
Opal – Eve M
Moonstone – Henry S

KS1 Multi-Skills Sports Festival - 17th June 2019

We went to Henlow School and we played some games and the first
game was a good activity. We had to throw a Frisbee to get into the
target. Then we went to our next activity. We had to go to the net
and throw a ball in a square on the ground.
We had lots of fun and
really enjoyed ourselves.

Written by:
Josie Baker and Evie Rainbow
Year 1