Sporting Achievements and PE Awards

Parish Sporting Achievements and PE Awards

Our Sport's Premium Funding has enabled us here at Parish to achive the School Games Silver Award! We are constantly striving to improve sports provision and enhancements for all of children. #TeamParish 

Here at Parish we love to celebrate our sporting achievements! We have a packed events calander for this term and some great clubs.  Keep up to date on our latest news here and on our school games blog.

Our 2018-2019 sporting year!

It has been an exciting and sport filled autumn term this year!

KS1 and their football team were the first of many sports club in the first half term of the year! Many of the children had not played football before and managed to develop their skills superbly! Phase 2 also managed to get some of their children involved in Fit Kids which has hopefully encouraged them to continue with an active lifestyle for years to come!

One of the most popular clubs this term was our Judo club! We had external coaches come in and teach us the basics of this very exciting contact sport! The children now know all about lifting, throwing and pinning which will hopefully help them to become Judo masters in the future!

The Year 5/6 football team started their league campaign with a short trip to Grange Valley in their first ever Parish football match! Each and every one of them did Parish proud and will continue to work hard to bring us glory!

We had children from year 1,2,3 & 4 travel out of school to participate in a boccia competition, competing with lots of schools across St Helens, well done to everyone involved and keep up the good work.

Traditionally one of our most popular clubs right across the whole year, Dance has continued to be one of our schools favourite after school clubs. Every Friday the children work on their routines with external dance teachers and the ever-committed Mrs Hall who has really enjoyed working on the dances with the children.

Another of our after school clubs in the autumn term, cricket has become a popular sport for years 4,5 &6. They’ve been practicing their striking and fielding skills, learning lots of new skills and techniques which will hopefully help Parish to do well in some of the upcoming competitions! Our KS2 have also been involved in a cricket competition where we managed a very impressive 3rd place! AMAZING.

As if one football team wasn’t enough for our school, Y4 have also had children from their class travel from school to compete in a tournament across St Helens. We certainly have some talented footballers in Y4 who will most definitely be ready very soon to join the league competitions in Y5/6.

Whilst it’s important for us to exercise and compete in competitions, we also know that the greatest athletes in the world like Mo Farrah, Usain Bolt and Mo Salah have to get their nutrition right to perform at the highest level! That’s why we at Parish decided to introduce chef club to both KS1 and KS2. Without good nutrition we will never be the great sportspeople we have the potential to be!

During the summer, Parish invested heavily in some brand new, sparkly athletics equipment and it has been very worthwhile at school, not only for PE lessons, but for our indoor athletics clubs. We’ve been learning to and practicing our throwing, jumping and balancing skills with lots of enthusiasm. Some of the events we are now experts in are: the standing long jump; standing triple jump, speed bounce, high steppers, high jump, javelin and shotput. We’re sure to enjoy some medals in the upcoming athletics competitions, fingers crossed.

To top an amazing autumn term off, we decided that our achievements in sport this half term deserved some recognition. Inspired by the Sports Personality of the Year awards, Mr Campbell and Mrs McDonald hosted the first ever Team Parish Sports Awards. We gave out certificates for those who attended clubs, picked teachers choice awards for achievement in sport and also celebrated some individual achievements such as fair play and top performance. We had a wonderful afternoon celebrating these fantastic achievements.

Our 2017 - 2018 sporting year!

Autumn was such a busy term for sports and competitions at Parish!  

Year 1 were off to a great start at the Everton Football Festival where a very talented footballer was not only recognised during the match for his sporting achievements, but also invited along to Everton to train and develop his football skills further.  Well done year 1!


The football theme continued  throughout the term with girls from years 3 and 4 competing at football competitions followed by the girld from years 5 and 6.  The girls thoroughly enjoyed the competitions and put in an incredible amount of effort which included one of our teams achieving the fair play award.

Next came another football festival which was attended by year 3 and gave children the opportunity to put their skills and training to the test.  Well done year 3!

Meanwhile up in year 6, children had been preparing for one of the most anticipated competitions of the whole school calander... sportshall athletics! This was an amazing and adrenaline fuelled afternoon. There was a mixture of track and field events in which the children needed to peresvere and compete to the best of their abilities.  This resulted in the children being awarded the fair play award! #parishpride

The excitement didn't stop there, children from key stage 1 and key stage 2 travelled across the borought to take part in new age kurling and boccia tournaments. 

Our achievements didn't stop there! 

Finally year 6 children attended a cricket tournament where they returned with bronze medals. Fantasic news year 6!

Meanwhile in schol children were enjoying a range of luchtime and afterschool clubs including athetics, tag rugby, footbal and Jolly Olly sports.  We also had specialist coaches from St Helens Gymnastics and Lancashire Cricket Club.  Children have enjoyed coming into school for change for life clubs with their grown-ups and participating in them during lunch time with our sports specialists from Edge Hill University.

One of the highlights of the term was certainly a visit from St Helens RLFC players where they went around school meeting children and they even got time to join the children on the playground at lunchtime to share how to keep active and healthy!

Spring and Summer has been full of sport filled fun for the whole school!

Our nursery children have had lots of fun in PE with Mr Pearson practicing their football skills, learning ball control and other skills that they need to make fantastic footballers! Not only does nursery make great footballers, they also make superstar gymnasts. They’ve been practicing their balancing skills- it’s safe to say that they’re a pretty sturdy class!

Our reception class have been lucky enough to explore the great outdoors with Mrs Foster with Forest School. The children have been braving the elements and were able to hunt mini beasts, clay modelling, mud painting and exploring. The children (and the teachers) absolutely loved it!


Year one had the perfect preparation for sports day in Summer term. They learnt all about athletics and competed in competitive action against one another in their house teams! Congratulations to Bold who narrowly came out on top of the pile!


Our year 2 super movers have been busy making learning about punctuation super fun by keeping active in the classroom. Year 2 and 3 have had some amazing outdoor learning sessions showing off their orienteering skills and ended their sessions with an intra-school competition. Congratulations to Sutton Manor for their victory and well done to the other houses that came extremely close. 


They have also been busy being Parish explorers, Mrs McDonald and the rest of the staff happily set the field up on a Saturday morning for the children to participate in a range of fun and active activities with parents, teachers and children. Well done to everyone who made the effort.


Year 3 were given the opportunity to explore the outdoors with Active Hope. There was lots of fun to be had den building and bread making!  They have also made the short trip to the Totally Wicked Stadium- the home of Saints where they were given a tour of the stadium and were also able to play some rugby thanks to SkyTry! 


There were also a selection of girls in year 3 who did extremely well in the St Helens school football tournament as well as a truly epic cricket competition with year 2!


We have lots of talented sportspeople in year 4 with 3 children participating in the later stages of the St Helens school boys’ football team trials. Everyone at Parish will be giving them lots of support in the next round! The super-movers theme has also spread to year 4 who have been learning all of their times tables while staying fit and active! Who said Maths can’t be fun? 


Our year 5 class have been showing off their orienteering skills with active hope. They showed excellent teamwork and map reading skills to complete challenges successfully. There are some very talented cheerleaders in year 5 with 2 of our children travelling far and wide to compete in competitions and being extremely successful. Keep making Parish proud!


As well as all of these amazing sporting achievements Y5 have also been working on their cricket skills with Mr Pearson. It will be really interesting to see how much they improve and how competitive it can get!


The amazing year 6 have been exceptionally hard at work preparing for their SATS but still managed to take a well-earned “break”, taking part in an exercise drill to get their new English focus text ‘Holes’ off to a flier. English work is always fun-filled in Y6!


Year 6 have enjoyed their PE topic with Mr Pearson this half term! They’ve been practicing their gymnastic skills and have learned lots of new terminology like balance, core strength and travelling. The topic came to a wonderful ending when the children were able to choreograph and perform the routines they had been working very hard on. Years 6 were not restricted to gymnastics though. They’ve also competed in intra-house basketball competitions, showing off their lay-up, dribbling and jump shot skills they’d been learning.

Not only do Y6 make great athletes, they’ve also been learning about the science of exercise and the benefits of a healthy body and a healthy mind. The children are aware of the short and long term changes that exercise has on our bodies such as; increased heart rate, perspiration and stamina. It has been really interesting to learn and test how our bodies change during and after exercise!


Our Parish University children have been busy with adventure service challenge. They managed to raise lots of money by getting active and completing a sponsored walk alongside teachers, parents and friends. A huge well done to everyone who participated! Our very lucky year 3 and 4 children had the opportunity to stay over at Whitemoor Lakes where they were very active, participating in some amazing activities like archery, rock climbing and even Mr Hardy was involved having lots of fun on the zip wire. Needless to say everyone involved was very grateful to everyone who made the trip possible!


Our sports leaders and team captains delivered a fabulous assembly reminding the children about our sports kits and the important jobs our activity leaders have during lunchtime. The activities themselves have been a huge success and are very popular with the children. Keep up the great work sports leaders!

Finally, and most importantly- Sports Day.


We split Sports Day into two amazing sessions, KS1 had their sports day in the morning whilst KS2 competed in the afternoon. The children loved competing in their house teams and were able to try the daunting obstacle course, the tense egg and spoon race, the challenging skipping event and finally, a nail biting javelin experience.

It was extremely close…

But the eventual winners were… BOLD! Congratulations to everyone in Bold and a special mention to Sutton Manor who narrowly missed out in second place. A hue thank you to all of the staff involved and to the parents who had taken the time to support all of the children competing!


Events to look forward to: 

- Y5/6 QuadKids

-Parish Explorers outdoor celebration

- Y5 cricket competition

- Y5/6 High 5 netball

- Y6 Cricket competitions

- Y6 Rounders

- Festival of sport