School Games Mark Gold Award
We are delighted to announce that we, Padiham Primary School, have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
This year we have teamed up with Burnley Schools Sports Partnership to try something new. Our year sixes were invited to Cornfield Farm Fishery to learn some new skills and knowledge about fishing. During our time at Cornfield Farm we learnt how to correctly catch and release a fish and identify which fish we caught. Despite the weather, we all had a fantastic time and would definitely go again. Well done to Liam, Owen, Teigan and Lewis for representing our school superbly!
Year 5/6 High Five Netball Qualifier
On Tuesday 21st May, our year 5/6 netball squad went to Thomas Whitham Sixth Form to compete in this year's High Five Netball Qualifier. We had three games and the children showed great strength, determination and resilience throughout. Our umpire in training Sara, officiated two games and even got a special mention during the group gathering at the end of the tournament. Well done to you all!
Year 1/2 Athletics
On Tuesday 5th February, 8 pupils from year 1 and 2 took part in an athletics competition at Shuttleworth College. Taking part in a variety of field and track events, the children were put to the test against other local schools. The children worked extremely hard and were an excellent team. At the end of the event, Padiham Primary were announced as the 3rd placed school. The children represented the school to the highest standard. Well done.
Year 3/4 Basketball
On Tuesday 15th January, 4 children from year 3 and 4 represented the school in a basketball event at Shuttleworth College. The team were competing against other local schools. They played extremely well and managed to win their first 3 games. The final 2 games ended in defeat but the team represented the school to the highest standard. Well done.
Year 1/2 Gymnastics
On the 4th December 2018 Talia, Oska and Noor- Ul-Ain took part in a gymnastics competition at the BEST Centre in Burnley. These children were chosen for their outstanding performances in our gymnastic after school club. The children had to perform a floor routine and a vault routine in front of other schools. The children were a little nervous but remembered their routine and represented the school to the highest standard.
Year 5/6 Sports-hall Athletics
On Tuesday 13th November, 12 children from years 5 and 6 took part in this years Sports-hall Athletics event. Padiham girls came third in the first heat of the relay race and came back fighting in the second round to secure second position. The boys did exceptionally well on the field with high scores in the Javelin event. The girls continued their success on to the field with remarkable scores in the speed bounce and triple jump event. The boys worked tirelessly on the track, but were unable to secure a win due to the baton exchange. The children all did an amazing job! Well done to you all!
Hartley Cup Defeat
Padiham were drawn against Worsthorne in the first round of the Hartley Cup. A much changed side from last year saw some debuts in the match. Injuries also opened the door for others to represent the school. A nervy start saw PPS concede 3 goals in the opening 5 minutes. However, Padiham defended resiliently and had chances of their own before the break. We went in at 0-3 at half time. The second half saw Padiham score 2 goals themselves but conceding another 5 after committing more players forward. A hard-working performance by the team was not reflected in the final score of 2-8. Well done to the team. Good luck to Worsthorne in the next round.
Girls Football CVL
On Tuesday 30th October, Padiham Primary were invited to take part in a football event. The girls team played really well. After a 3-0 loss in the opening game, the girls weren't going to let that happen again. Resilient defending in the following match meant they shut out the opposition after facing an onslaught of attacks. That finished 0-0. The third match saw PPS grab their first goal and keep another clean sheet. A 1-0 victory for the girls. The final two games finished 0-0. A good record for the first girls football event of this school year. Well done to the team!
Year 3/4 Boys Football CVL
Boys CVL Football Event
On Tuesday 9th October, PPS were invited to take part in a football event against other local schools. This was an excellent chance for children to test themselves against other teams. The whole team represented the school really well and worked extremely hard in all of their matches. The team came away without a win, but can be extremely proud of the way they played. They gave their all and worked really well as a team.
Year 1 Balloon Tennis
On Tuesday, seven year 1 children and 2 year 6 children took part in a Balloon Tennis event at Shuttleworth College. The year 1s were taking part in the event while the 2 year 6 children were there as school leaders. They had to umpire games and help children from all schools to play the game. All 9 children represented the school to the highest standard and showed their hard work and dedication was excellent. Well done to the children who took part.