Tag Rugby CVL
On Tuesday 17th October, Padiham took part in a Tag Rugby competiton. Padiham were drawn into a group with St Mary Magdalene’s, Whittlefield and Rose Wood. The first game was against Rose Wood. Padiham had a bright start scoring early on but Rose Wood replied with a try for themselves. With the games only being 7 minutes long, time was short and Padiham played some excellent rugby to get a draw of 3-3 for the opener. The second game was against St Mary Magdalene’s and Padiham took an early lead again. They began to settle in to the competition and put together an exceptional piece of play where every member of the Padiham team had received and then passed the ball on, where it then came to Connor who took the ball to the try line to cap of the move with a try. This game also ended in a draw. The final game was against perhaps the strongest team PPS would face in their group, Whittlefield. After seeing their other two games they looked like a strong side. PPS would need to put a lot of hard work in for the final game of the event in order to get a result. Padiham wanted the win. It was 3-3 with not long to go and Whittlefield had possession. The wind made it difficult to catch the tags and tackle the other team but as they attacked, Padiham swarmed the opposition and took a plethora of tags to regain possession and then score a try in the closing stages of the match. The game finished 4-3 and the excessive effort that the whole team had put in in the final game paid off. The team represented the school to the highest standard by showing great effort and determination, excellent respect and sportsmanship towards the other teams and referee, and played with a smile on their faces. Well done!
Year 5/6 A Team vs Whittlefield
Padiham continued their fine form this year with yet another victory over Whittlefield. The first half saw some good football being played by PPS, this led to them taking a 3-0 lead into half time. However, Whittlefield had several chances but Connor, in the Padiham goal, kept them out. The defence put in a strong display as well with many of the passes in the final third being cut out and converted into an explosive counter attack. After the half time team talk and a few changes Padiham showed real intent early in the second half with several early goals. The work ethic after the break was exceptional, it seemed as though the first half hadn’t taken anything out of the tank. The intensity was maintained for the rest of the game. The whole team had settled in to the game and began to play some scintillating football. One counter attack led to a scrappy goal for Whittlefield, which was extremely unlucky for Connor, as he also saved a penalty, along with a string of sensational saves. A final score of 7-1 meant Padiham had another solid victory under their belt.
Six children from class 4G were chosen to represent the school in an Orienteering event at Towneley Park. They all had a wonderful morning and each brought back certificates for our school for taking part. Well done!
National Fitness Day
Last Wednesday, the whole school celebrated National Fitness Day. The children took part in tough physical circuit sessions and were then treated to a special assembly at the end of the day. We were extremely lucky to have Burnley Football Club coach Paige Costello to lead each fitness session, which included press ups, planks and squats. The assembly that followed was kindly led by Paige, which was all about healthy eating and exercising.
Six children from class 4G took part in an Orienteering event at Towneley Park. They all had a wonderful morning and each brought back certificates for our school for taking part. Well done!
Young Ambassador Training
On the evening of Wednesday 27th September, our two selected Sporting Young Ambassadors for our school, Nathan Lonsdale and Lillie Doogan, attended a training evening with other Young Ambassadors from different schools at Prairie Sports Village.
The classroom based training was led by former Olympian Craig Heap, who helped the Young Ambassadors to reflect on what our school does for sport and what changes can be made to make our school even better.
There were lots of group discussions between the children and some very good suggestions were made. Our Young Ambassadors showed exemplary behaviour throughout the event, proving that they will be excellent Young Ambassadors for the school.
Thank you to Lillie and Nathan for giving up their time after school to be there for our school. We would like to thank parents for also giving up their time to bring their children to the event, it was really appreciated.
Year 5/6 Boys Football B Team vs St Mary Magdalene's
Due to the high number of Year 5/6 boys that possess passion and talent in football, Mr Chambers decided that a B team friendly was needed for different players to showcase their skills. The B team consisted of players who were pushing for a place in the A team with the Hartley Cup fast approaching. A solid 2-0 victory on home soil meant that Mr Chambers and Mr Monk will have a tough task on their hands selecting the next team to play in the final friendly before the Cup.
Mr Mook took charge of the team for this match and selected a strong side to start the match. The message was clear to the team that if they performed well enough then they would be in contention for the A team. A solid performance all round led to the victory as well as keeping a clean sheet. Mr Monk was pleased with his side's overall performance, but insisted that there was still work to be done.
Thank you to Tanisha for refereeing the game exceptionally well.
Year 5/6 Boys Football vs St Mary Magdalene's
Padiham Primary Boy's Football team kicked off their year with a friendly at home against St Mary Magdalene's. A slow start for PPS led to two goals being conceded from set-pieces which left us 2 goals down. An immediate response from the home team led to a more positive performance up until half-time. Padiham had scored 3 before the break which left them in the lead at the half by three goals to two. After some words at half-time from Mr Chambers, Padiham began to play some excellent football and completely took over the game in all areas. More goals followed as Padiham took a firm hold on the game. Three more after half-time meant that Padiham won 6-2.
An excellent start to the year for the team but Mr Chambers has made it clear that the hard work must continue as they prepare for the Hartley Cup. Well done to the team!
Final Score: PPS 6-2 SMM
Padiham were invited to take part in a balloon tennis competition at Shuttleworth College on 19th September. Four children from year 1 were chosen to represent the school at the event and they couldn't have done a better job. All four children gave their all at the competition as well as showing excellent support for their teammates and great sportsmanship towards the opponents. Joey was singled out by the organisers as a standout supporter for his team as he didn't stop shouting from the sidelines in support. The whole team played extremely well, especially considering they had minimal practice. Well done to all the children who took part in the event.
A group of year 5 and 6 children have been selected for this year's Sports Crew. They will be running activities at lunch time on the astro-turf for infant children. All children can join in with these activities and we encourage all children to try the activities out.
The new after-school clubs have started this week with plenty of children having signed up to join. The year 1/2 Gymnastics club is now full so no more children will be able to attend this club. All other clubs still have available spaces for children to join, ask at the school office for a new letter if required. The link at the top of the page will take you to the timetable for you to read. This half-term, the clubs will finish at 4:30pm so please make sure your child knows who is picking them up, or if they are walking home.
New School Year
Welcome back to all children this year at Padiham Primary School. We are looking forward to another successful year of sport at PPS. We have a new addition to the team in Miss Mckenna as well as welcoming back Miss Starkie. The new after school clubs will be starting the week beginning Monday 11th September so make sure you return your letter as soon as possible to ensure you book your place in the clubs. Padiham Primary were Netball and Girls' Football champions of Burnley last year as well as finalists in the BFC In The Community Football Tournament. We are hoping to continue that success this year with more competition victories.
Rounders Grand Slam
The rounders team managed to win the Shuttleworth Cluster Rounders competition which is yet more success for PPS in sport this year. Mr Chambers selected a team from a huge pool of worthy players that have impressed this year. Padiham managed to in 3 matches and lost only 1 game by half a rounder. The top 3 teams were tied with 3 wins and 1 loss. This meant that the deciding factor was points scored over the tournament. Padiham's superior points total of 16 was one and a half clear of second placed Wellfield and 2 clear of Padiham Green. This means that Padiham now progress through to the borough final which will be played at Prairie Sports Village against other winners of their respective clusters. Well done to the rounders team!
Padiham Primary added to this years success by winning the Burnley Netball finals. A sensational string of performances brought a slew of victories. The team worked extremely hard in training at school and it paid off. This tournament as the finals so it showcased the best teams in the area. Padiham qualified for this tournament by being the best runners-up. They were going to grasp this chance at glory with both hands as they were a force to be reckoned with. The first 3 games were against Cliviger, Barden and St John's. Padiham won all 3 games to go through to the next round against Wellfield. This match ended as a draw so had to be replayed in order to find a winner. After some motivating words from Miss Chapman and Miss Purtill, the team took their game to the next level and ran out winners to go through to the final against Holy Trinity. One game away from the trophy and a place in the Lancashire School Games. Padiham weren't going to let their performances drop for the last game. The consistency throughout the tournament turned out to be the winning ingredient as Padiham ran out overall winners by beating Holy Trinity. The sheer desire to win from the whole team ensured that they would be victorious. The team should be extremely proud of the achievement and now must get back on the training pitch to prepare for the Finals in Blackpool. Well done to the whole team and thank you to all parents who have assisted us this year, it is greatly appreciated and the success for the team could not have been achieved without your help. Well done!
Twice in a Row!
The Padiham Primary School girls' football team played in the Burnley schools final on Tuesday 23rd May at Turf Moor. This was the second appearance for the team in 2 years. Last year, a tight game saw Padiham take home the trophy with a 1-0 victory. History repeated itself but this time in an emphatic fashion. Three of the current team took part in last years' final and this provided an experience edge over our opposition, St Mary Magdalene's. An excellent performance from the entire team ensured that Padiham would be winners once again with the final score being 4-0. Some excellent counter-attacking play saw the team catch out the opposition several times and allowed us to score several goals. The defending was excellent throughout the game and the clean sheet reflected that with the goalkeeper making some solid saves to frustrate the opposition.
At the final whistle, the girls celebrated with each other after an excellent win, but they did not forget the sportsmanship that they all have and shook hands and gave positive comments to all of the other players. St Mary Magdalene's put up an incredible fight against PPS and made it very difficult for us for large parts of the game. They also showed excellent sportsmanship during the ceremony after the game to give Padiham a round of applause upon being handed the trophy. PPS also clapped for the opposition as they made their way over to the crowd who also applauded both teams regardless of who they were supporting.
The PPS girls represented the school to the highest standard and not only showed that they possess extreme quality on the pitch, but their gentle nature and kindness off it was also clear to see. Thank you to all parents who have helped us out this year with each tournament, the team couldn't have been as successful as they have without you. Also, we would like to the Burnley FC in the Community for holding several coaching sessions at our school, Burnley FC for the use of their stadium, and the girls themselves for their commitment to the team throughout the year.
Padiham have now progressed through to the Lancashire School Games Festival in Blackpool for the second year in a row to represent Team Burnley. Well done girls!
(Thank you to Mark Mccinnes for the excellent photos below).
Year 3/4 Tennis
Padiham Primary hosted this years year 3/4 tennis competition on our astro-turf. It was an excellent occasion with 5 other schools taking part in the event. The home team had the advantage of playing on the astro-turf they use daily and this served them well. Each player did extremely well and won their fair share of games. In the end, Padiham finished 5th place, but all 4 children in the team represented the school to an exceptional standard. The other schools taking part were very impressed with our facility and loved their time spent at school. Well done to the team. Thank you to all the schools for attending.
After winning the previous tournament, the Girls' football team took part in the semi-finals for the third year in a row. It was another chance for the team to showcase their skills against other top teams from the area. After winning the first 2 games Padiham hit a stumbling block. A tight game saw PPS fall short and lose 1-0. That was the final game of the group stage and only the winners of the groups progressed, as well as the best runner-up. Padiham scraped through as the best runners up and had a chance to redeem themselves. The semi-final was tough but Padiham showed their true character and ran out 2-0 winners. The final date is yet to be announced but the team is already training hard for the tie.
The PPS Girls' Football team took part in the first tournament this year against other schools from the local area. Padiham entered the competition as reigning champions after last year's victory. After a big portion of the team left at the end of last year to move on to high school, Padiham had a new look squad with some different children getting the chance to play for the school. A solid string of performances from the team saw us finish 1st and qualify for the next stage of the competition against 5 other schools from Burnley and Padiham. The team represented the school in an excellent manner and they can be extremely proud of their performances. The teamwork, determination and passion shown by all was excellent, keep it up girls! Well done!
After progressing through to the Burnley final, PPS came up against Briercliffe. Padiham made an excellent start to the game and took a 2 goal lead into half-time. Padiham's play was excellent throughout the first half and they took full advantage of the chances they created. Early into the second half Briercliffe managed to pull a goal back to make it 2-1. Padiham were caught on the break again and Briercliffe equalised. Padiham needed another goal. We continued to attack but to no avail and Briercliffe managed to snatch another 2 goals to make it 2-4. Padiham pushed on to try and get back into the game. We managed to grab one goal back but time was up soon after the restart and Padiham had been closely beaten 4-3. Padiham played some exceptional football and it was tough to take for the team to fall at the final hurdle. The whole team represented the school to the highest standard on and off the field with great sportsmanship as well as all the hard work they had put in that day as well as the days building up to the game. The team can be extremely proud of their achievement and hold their heads high. Well done!
The year 5 and 6 Boys football team managed to win a tournament at the Prairie Sports Village on Thursday 17th November. The victory means that Padiham will play in the final against another Burnley based school. The winner will then progress to the regional competition to represent Burnley. The boys played extremely well and thoroughly deserved the victory. Well done!
We had 30 pupils who worked hard at the training and achieved Level 2. They had lots of fun especially as the weather was so beautiful. We had lots of smiley happy children and trainers enjoying the two day course. Aswell as having lots of fun they learnt how to ride their cycles safely and how to look after their bikes so they are always road worthy. A big well done to all pupils who took part
Netball vs Wellfield
Padiham played in their first netball game of the year on Monday 26th September against Wellfield. The game was against 2016 county champions Wellfield. Padiham played exceptionally well and managed to win comfortably 6-2. Below is a match report written by Netball captain Abi:
On Monday 26th September, Padiham Primary School's year 5/6 netball team played a match against Wellfield. Every player on each team played their hardest. We managed to beat Wellfield 6-2 with almost every player scoring. Frankie Brown marked the centre amazingly – almost never letting her receive the ball. The player of the match was Nathan, who never stopped running. The whole team worked very hard for each other . Everybody who came to watch supported us brilliantly, thank you to them. Well done to Frankie, Tyler, Nathan, Loulou, Renel and myself. Thank you to Mr Leyland for training us.