Year 5/6 Active 60 Festival - 18th May 2023
This afternoon 6 of our year 5/6 children took part in Active 60 Festival at Thompson Park. All the children took part in several stations such as canoeing, kayaking, archery, orienteering and team building. The children worked super hard in every station. Some got a little wet while in the water 😁amazing experience for them all. Well done everyone.
A extra well done to Kacie and Harry for winning the sporting superstar certificate 👍🏻
Year 3/4 Sports Day Event - 16th May 2023
Here we have some of our year three and four children taking part in a Sports Day event at Barden Track. Everybody absolutely loved the activities and participated in good spirits.
Well done everyone.
Year 5/6 Netball tournament - 11th May 2023
Meet your year 5/6 netball team! 😊
This evening they had their first practice tournament and they were all amazing. Their attitude, passion and determination has been outstanding and I couldn’t be prouder. Out of 5 games they won 4 and drew 1.
The netball qualifier game is in two weeks and I think they are all ready to have some more fun.
Healthy snacks included milk, tomato’s and we may have had a little biscuit and a piece of chocolate as a small reward for their positive attitudes throughout.
Fantastic effort from you all. Super job!
Year 5/6 Netball skills event - 27th April 2023
We had a fantastic time at the Tri-Golf Festival last night! Well done to everybody who took part.
A special congratulations to Cain and Victoria who won our schools Sporting Superstars!
Year 5/6 Netball Skills Event - 25th April 2023
Our skills event this evening was amazing. The children really enjoyed the tasks they took part in!
Year 3/4 Girls Football Event - 23rd March 2023
The Year 3/4 Girls Football event was eventually a success after we got throughly soaked from the heavy rain ☔️. You all did an amazing job! Well done girls.
Emeli won the School Games badge for trying a new sport and Lexy for bravery!
Year 3/4 OAA Event - 22nd March 2023
What a wonderful morning these children at Towneley park. You all worked super hard!
Burnley Dance Festival 2023 - Tuesday 21st March
Dance description: This dance highlights the importance the next generation has on making a difference to save the planet. The start of the dance shows the Earths natural growth, while hearing strongly spoken words by Sir David Attenborough - the environmental advocate. This is to set the serious tone of this theme and help the audience understand the importance of acting on this now. The dance then progresses to show the children working together in partnership to save the planet and then again together as a unit to show that together we can make a change.
A big congratulations to our superstar dancers last night who represented Padiham Primary School in the Burnley Dance Festival 2023. We are extremely proud of the team for showing passion, determination and teamwork throughout the competition and showing resilience during every rehearsal. We can proudly announce that our PPS dancers came 2nd🥈
What an incredible achievement to you all! Well done to you all❤️
Spar's Headquarters for the Lancashire School Games Launch - Tuesday 7th March 2023
What a wonderful morning we have had at Spar’s Headquarters for the Lancashire School Games launch. We met the local mascot, had the pleasure of listening to some inspirational speakers (including a professional hockey player) and a guided tour of the whole building - including spending a short time in their -21 degree freezer! 🥶
Before we departed, we were treated to a Spar lunch which was delicious! Our Sports Crew represented our school brilliantly!
Year 1/2 Sports Hall Athletics - Tuesday 17th January 2023
On Tuesday 17th January, eight KS1 children took part in an Athletics event at Hameldon College. The children took part in several events including the chest pass throw, long jump, speed bounce and javelin. Everyone did an amazing job in the events that they took part in. Their enthusiasm and passion shone through each event. Towards the end there were lots of races including the obstacle race. The children had to speed bounce 5 times, jump over the hurdles, weave in and out of the spots and sprint back to their partner. The next race was a sprint, Oscar and Faizan were up first and they came 1st. Alexa and Sharder-May were next, and they came 4th. Lastly, there were an 8x1 race and all the children took part. Overall, the children did well in all the events and made the school very proud. Well done everyone!
An extra well done to Jaxson for winning the medal at the end of the presentation for his honesty during the obstacle race. Jaxson realised that he hadn’t ran around the top cone in his race and went back to do so.
Year 5/6 Sports Hall Athletics - Tuesday 31st January 2023
Here we have our year five and six Athletics team taking part in the annual Sports Hall Athletics competition at Hameldon College. The team took part in several Athletics based activities against other schools from Burnley. This was a great way for the children to showcase their skills to parents and other schools. A fantastic team effort and determination to perform to the best of their abilities resulted in finishing third overall. A massive well done to all the children that took part.
U11's LSFA Football Finals - Friday 9th December 2022
Here we have the finals day from the qualifying event that we won a couple of months back. After our good run of form from the Hartley Cup, and qualifying for the finals day, the boys were in high hopes that we could do well or possibly even win. Our first game was against a rival school St. Johns Padiham. We had previously played this school and it resulted in a 0-0 draw. Unfortunately, this time the boys could not stop a superb attacking display of football from St. Johns resulting in a 1-0 loss. This loss didn’t break any high spirits as we won our next game against St. Augustine’s. Going into our third game we needed to be focused as we faced a tough opponent in Worsthorne. Having had a goal disallowed, the game finished 0-0. This was a fair result as Worsthorne had played well all game. Our fourth and final game was against St. James’ Primary School we had to play well in this game not only because it was our last game, but if we came away with a draw or a win, we finished third and took the bronze medals. With great determination and teamwork, the boys managed a 0-0 draw, resulting in finishing third overall and taking home the bronze medals.
Year 3/4 Gymnastics Skills Festival - Tuesday 6th December 2022
Here we have some of our year 3/4 children taking park in a Gymnastics Skills Festival at the Burnley BEST Centre yesterday. A gymnastics festival is amazing as the children can learn new skills that they might not have explored before. They had a try on the ropes, trampolines, springboards, beams, bars and more!
Well done to all the children who took part in the festival. You put 100% effort into everything and always had a smile on your face.
Year 3/4 Multi-skills Festival - Thursday 22nd November 2022
Here some of our year 3 children went to Burnley College to take part in a Sport4All multi skills event led by Burnley College students. The children took part in different fundamental skills games which are very important. As you can see from the photo, they all had a wonderful time throwing, catching, kicking, and jumping in and around the stations. Well done to all the boys and girls that took part. You represented the school superbly!
Year 1/2 Multi-Skills Festival - Monday 14th November 2022
Here we have some children that took part in a Year 1/2 Multi Skills Festival at Burnley College. The festival was ran by Burnley College students who have volunteered. The children took part in various fundamental skills games such as throwing, hopping, kicking, catching, and jumping. These fundamental skills are extremely important for any sport. Well done to all the boys and girls who took part. You are all superstars!
Hartley Cup Match 2 - Thuesday 17th November 2022
Here we have our second game of the Hartley Cup which we played at school against Ightenhill Primary School. From the pervious weeks win against Worsthorne we went into this game with high hopes. The game kicked off and we had the majority of the possession, creating some excellent attacks and moving the ball into space. Our efforts paid off as we scored the first goal, an excellent strike from a tricky angle from Noah. This is exactly what we needed to get the game under control. As the first half played out it was clear to see that we were dominating the game. Our second goal came from Elliott, a tremendous strike which took a deflection off one of their defenders leaving their goalkeeper stranded. As the half time whistle blew, we reflected on our efforts during the first half and what we could improve on. The second half got underway and Ightenhill started to play better football. This was met by some fabulous defending from our defence and some excellent saves from, our goalkeeper, Will. A well worked goal from Hugh was needed as Ightenhill started to show some signs of scoring. As the second half ended, Brody scored a fantastic goal to seal the deal and get a well-deserved win. The final whistle blew, and the boys celebrated like champions. The game finished Padiham four, Ightenhill nill. Well done to all the boys who played.
U11's LSFA Girls Football Competition - Friday 12th November 2022
Here we have one of the schools Girls Football Teams competing in the LSFA U11’s Girls Football Competition. The girls faced lots of different schools from the Burnley area in a group stage. The winner of the group stages would go through to the final’s day in the following weeks. The girls faced tough opponents and unfortunately this meant we did not qualify to go through to the next round. Well done to everyone who took part in the competition. You are superstars.
Hartley Cup Match - Thursday 11th November 2022
The Hartley Cup is the Burnley Schools annual football tournament which consists of schools in the Burnley district competing to win the trophy. This was our first game of the group stages and were quite nervous prior to the game as we were facing a well-known, confident, and strong school in Worsthorne Primary School. The game started and Worsthorne had most of the possession, creating some good attacks and hitting the crossbar three times. We were put on the back foot, however, some good attacking play and creating space resulted in an outstanding half-way line goal from Hugh. Half time arrived and we were winning 1-0. At half time we talked about keeping possession of the ball and defending as we have been doing. The second half started with Worsthorne creating some good attacks, however, they were tiring. We had been defending superbly all game, which tired out the opposition team. With the opposition team tiring, we were able to create space and start to create attacks of our own from Briley, Elliott, and Noah. With five minutes left of the game, we had to put every bit of effort in to keep the lead. As the full-time whistle blew, realisation hit and all of our efforts paid off as we won the game 1-0. The atmosphere on the pitch was electric from our team, still being respectful by shaking the opposition teams hands, we had some very relieved and sweaty faces. A huge well done to all the boys in the team who showed outstanding teamwork and determination to keep the lead and finish the game.
U11's LSFA Boys Qualifier - Friday 4th November 2022
Here we have one of the schools’ boys football teams competing in the U11’s LSFA Boys Qualifier at Burnley College. This was our first of many boys football competitions of the year. For our first game we faced Heasandford Primary School. Two superb goals from Ramone and Elliott, and an overall fantastic team effort, resulted in a 2-0 win. This was an excellent start to the competition and had also calmed some of our nerves that we felt before the game. In our second game, we faced Christ the King Primary School. This game had some excellent attacking play from both teams, but it was faced with some even better defending, resulting in a 0-0 draw. For our third game, we faced Briercliffe Primary School. This game was tough right from the very start, with some excellent attacking from Briercliffe. The game ended in a 2-0 defeat however, this did not lower our spirits. In our final game we faced Cliviger Primary School. The boys well and truly gave it their all in this game, leaving everything out on the pitch. This hard work and effort showed as we won the game 2-0. As we patiently awaited for all the scores to be collected, we were proud of all our efforts in every game we played. As a result of our fantastic effort, we had qualified for the next round finishing second overall in our group. The boys will now go on to the next round against the other schools that had also qualified.
Well done to all the boys that took part.
Year 5/6 Girls Football Competition - Tuesday 18th October 2022
One of our schools’ girls football teams took part in a competition at Shuttleworth College. The event was set up and ran by Burnley Schools Sports Partnership. The girls faced different schools in the Padiham area in small games of football. Our first game was against Whittlefield Primary School. This was a very close game with some good football being played from both sides. The game ended 0-0 which meant the winner had to be decided with penalties. Unfortunately, the girls lost the penalty shootout 3-0. Our second game was against St Johns Padiham. This was a very tricky game right from the start with St Johns having some very skilful players. After a hard-fought game, the girls lost 3-2. Our final game was against Lowerhouse Primary School. This was another tricky game as Lowerhouse were very good on the attack. The girls played well but, in the end, Lowerhouse had the advantage resulting in the game being won by Lowerhouse. The girls represented the school superbly shaking hands with the opposition team after every game and congratulating them.
Well done everybody.
Upper KS2 Angling Sessions - Once a week (5th September - 17th October 2022)
Once a week, on a Friday, a different four of our year five and six children take part in an Angling Fishing session at Cornfield Farm Fishery. This is an excellent way to introduce children to the amazing sport of Angling. It is an opportunity for the children to learn new skills and knowledge, enjoy the great outdoors, socialise with other primary school children and teachers, and enjoy the many health benefits the sport of Angling brings. Here are some action photos of the children fishing and what they caught.
Ks1 Cluster event - Tuesday 11th October 2022
Here we have some of our KS1 children at a cluster competition at Hameldon Community College. Throughout the afternoon they took part in lots of different fundamental skills activities such as throwing, catching, running and lots more. All the children took part with an excellent attitude and really enjoyed it. Well done to everyone.
Year 3/4 Tag Rugby Competition - Tuesday 11th October 2022
On Tuesday 11th October some of our Year 3 & 4 children took part in a tag rugby festival at Burnley Rugby Club. There were six different stations set up around the field to focus on different skills. I was very proud of the children's performances and their teamwork. They all looked out for each other and checked if they were ok throughout the games. Even the coaches at the event all said how impressed they were with our school and that they all worked hard. They should all be so proud of themselves.
A special mention to Brody as well for winning the school games badge for excellent tagging skills!
Well done, everyone!
Active 60 Festival - Thursday 29th September 2022
A select few of our year 5/6 children got the chance to go to the Prairie Sports Village today to take part in an Active 60 festival. They played dodgeball, undertook an obstacle course, wheelbarrow racing and played team games against other schools. They came away with more knowledge about how to live a healthy and active lifestyle through fun activities and games.
Remember! 60 minutes of physical activity a day will help you lead a healthy and active life!
Mixed Football Cluster event - Tuesday 27th September 2022
On Tuesday 27th September 2022, our schools B and C football team took part in a football cluster competition at Shuttleworth College. The event was run by staff from Burnley Schools Sports Partnership. We played three games against different schools from Burnley. Our first game was a rival game against Padiham Green Primary School. A super last-minute goal from Harry resulted in winning the game 1-0. Our second game was against another Padiham rival, St Johns Padiham. This was an outstanding game for everybody who played, which showed in the result as we won 3-0. An extremely well-deserved win. Our final game was against Barden Primary School. This was a tough game from the very start, both excellent attacking and defending from both sides. The game finished 0-0, meaning it had to go to penalties to decide a winner. After some excellent goalkeeping from both goalkeepers, Barden won the penalty shootout 1-0. After all our hard work throughout the competition, we were pleased to know that we had finished 3rd in the competition, meaning we won bronze medals! A super well done to all that took part, you represented the school in a superb manner.
OAA Sports4All Bonanza - Wednesday 21st September 2022
On Wednesday 21st September, 6 of our year 1-4 children represented the school in a Year 1-4 Orienteering event at Towneley Park. The children participated in lots of different tasks such as a team building game and two orienteering games against other schools. The teachers were very impressed with how well all the children worked together. They displayed excellent teamwork and determination to finish their activities to the best standard. Well done to all who took part.
Year 1/2 Fun Run - Tuesday 20th September 2022
On Tuesday 20th September, a selected few of our Year 1 and 2 children took part in the annual Year 1/2 Fun Run at Towneley Park. This is a great event for the children as they get to learn a new sport of long-distance running. This was the first time some of our children would have represented the school, meaning it would have been a nerve-racking time for them. Despite all the nerves, the children powered through the run, and all completed it with a big smile on their faces. The teachers were very impressed with their determination and passion to never give up and complete the run. A huge well done to Faizan, who finished third out of all the children that took part. On Tuesday 20th September, a selected few of our Year 1 and 2 children took part in the annual Year 1/2 Fun Run at Towneley Park. This is a great event for the children as they get to learn a new sport of long-distance running. This was the first time some of our children would have represented the school, meaning it would have been a nerve-racking time for them. Despite all the nerves, the children powered through the run, and all completed it with a big smile on their faces. The teachers were very impressed with their determination and passion to never give up and complete the run. A huge well done to Faizan, who finished third out of all the children that took part.
Year 2-4 Girls Euro's skills event - 7th July 2022
On Thursday 7th July 2022 our Year 2-4 girls took part in a Girls Euros skills event at Prairie Sports Village. They took part in several different activities. All of the girls made the school very proud with great passion and determination and most importantly team work! Ella and Josie-Leigh got a special award at the end for their outstanding effort! They even got a surprise visit!
Well done everyone!
Year 5/6 Mini Tennis - 24th June 2022
A fantastic result for our year 6 Mini Tennis team. Bronze medal winners!
Year 3/4 Orienteering - 22nd June 2022
A big well done to our Year 3 and 4 children who took part in traditional sports day activities against other local schools. The children represented the school to the highest standard with exceptional effort and exemplary behaviour in all events despite the heat. Well done to Oscar and Lacie who were awarded the School Games badges for their efforts on the day.
Year 5-6 Orienteering Event - 9th June 2022
Our year 6 children had a fab time at Towneley this morning where they took part in an orienteering competition. The children worked in groups of 2 to find 22 points on a map around Towneley gardens. Our children found these points in the quickest time, with three of our groups gaining 1st, 2nd and 3rd place out of 27 teams. The Pendle Forest Orienteering group were so impressed with our children that they have asked them to attend their club!
You represented our school perfectly this morning :-)
Year 3-4 Cross Country Event - 17th May 2022
On Tuesday 17th May, our year 3 and 4 children went to a cross country event at Townley Park.
The boys ran first and all ran superb with Riley-Joe coming 31st. Well done Riley.
The girls ran next and they ran just as good as the boys with Ella Hill coming 9th.
Super effort from all who participated in the event!
Year 3 Athletics Event - 24th May 2022
On Tuesday 24th May our Year 3 children took part in an Athletics Event at Barden Athletics Club. This was an informal event that gave the children opportunities to play and take part in new activities. It also helped develop character and life skills.
Despite the wet weather ☔ the team gave 100% effort and thoroughly enjoyed their time there.
Well done to everyone who took part, we are very proud of you all. A special mention to Sienna who won our schools superstar award 🌟
Year 3 and 4 Cross Country Event - 17th May 2022
On Tuesday 17th May, our year 3 and 4 children went to a cross country event at Townley Park.
The boys ran first and all ran superb with Riley-Joe coming 31st. Well done Riley.
The girls ran next and they ran just as good as the boys with Ella Hill coming 9th.
Super effort from all who participated in the event!
Year 3/4 Orienteering - 20th April 2022
Today, we took some year three and four children to Towneley Park to take part in some Orienteering and Team Building activities. This was also our very first ride out in the new school minibus so all of us were very excited. The children worked together in a team to find coloured cones with a letter underneath them, these letters made up the name of an animal. The children were amazing at working in a team and learning a new skill of map reading. Well done to you all.
Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Event - 30th March 2022
Today, our schools Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby team took part in an event at Burnley Rugby Club. Despite the cold weather, the team made a conscious effort to try their best and put all their effort in. Well done to all who took part. A special mention to Thomas and Evie who won our schools superstar of the event.
Year 3/4 Girls Football Event - 21st March 2022
Well done to our Year 3 and 4 girls that took part in a football event at Burnley College. The event was based around football skills followed by mini informal games. We are super proud of all the girls hard work and respect during the event. Well done to Ella who won the School Games badge! We look forward to our next girls football event ⚽🤩.
Active 60 Event - 17th March 2022
Here are a few photos from the Active 60 festival that took place at the Prairie Sports Village. The children played mini golf, team games and football skills. Two of our children, Jared and Tahlullah, impressed the coaches so much that they were presented with a goody bag. Well done to all the children that took part for your commitment and determination to every activity.
Year 3-6 Cross Country - 16th March 2022
On Wednesday, our cross country team represented our school at Towneley Park. All the children who took part were fantastic, enthusiastic and dedicated. We are really proud of them all for taking part in their first cross country event. Well done to Ella who qualified for the next round. Ella came 21st and will now go on to take part in the East Lancashire Finals. We can’t wait to see what the whole team achieve in the future.
Next stage of the Hartley Cup - 10th March 2022
On Thursday the school football team took part in the next round of the Hartley Cup against Christ the King Primary School at Hameldon College. After dominating the first half with K’lan scoring a hatrick and Briley scoring an outstanding goal, we lead 4-2 at half time. In the second half the other team came out fighting. The boys put on an outstanding defensive performance which meant we won the game 4-3. A massive we done to all the boys that took part you were amazing.
Man of the Match – K’lan Robinson
Year 1/2 Sports Hall Athletics - 1st March 2022
A big congratulations to the children that represented our school on 1st March 2022 at the Year 1/2 Sportshall Athletics competition. The children performed brilliantly with the activities they were involved in. The deciding race was the final race against Whittlefield and them just coming first with inches between us. We are delighted to announce that our school came 2nd place! The competition manager was very impressed with our children. Well done to all that took part, we are very proud of you!
Year 5/6 Sports Hall Athletics - 1st February 2022
A big congratulations to the children that represented our school on 1st February 2022 at this years Sportshall Athletics competition. We are delighted to announce that our school came 2nd place! The competition manager was very impressed with our children and we got a special mention about our excellent teamwork and for cheering each other on. Well done to all that took part, we are very proud of you!
Year 5/6 Foootball Match - 27th January 2022
On Thursday our schools football team played in a Hartley Cup game against St. Johns Padiham. Wearing our brand-new football kit, we were in high spirits. Despite battling hard throughout the game and trying our very best, we were unfortunate to not come away with a win. A huge well done to all the players who were fantastic.
A special well done to Kacper, our amazing goalkeeper, who won Sporting Star of the week for his passion and determination throughout the game. Not to mention his fantastic goal!
Girls U'11s Football Final 10th January 2022
Congratulations to our girls who represented our school in the Under 11's football final on Monday. We are super proud of the girls winning the bronze medals and for also winning the Respect certificates. Well done girls!
Boys Burnley Schools Football Final - 10th January 2022
Well done to our school’s boys football team who played in the Burnley Schools Football Finals at Burnley College. You never gave up and played each game with respect to the other teams and the referees. A special well done to Kacper, our amazing goalkeeper, who is our Player of the Tournament.
Under 11s Danone Football Cup - 9th November 2021
Our school football team attended the Under 11s Danone Football Cup at Burnley College. A superb all round performance against Cherryfold was more than enough to win 4-0 leaving us in great spirits going into our next game against a tough opponent. After a great game of football from both sides, unfortunately it resulted in a 2-1 loss against Worsthorne. We came back fighting in our last game against Heasandford, dominating most of the game, winning 3-0. The whole team can be proud of themselves. A huge well done to all of the team who played every game in good spirits and represented the school superbly.
The team will go through to the finals on Monday 29th November.
Lunchtime Activities Spring 2022
Hugh's Personal Best Challenge
Speed Bounce Challenge with Hugh
Starting Monday 24th May, children in KS2 will be starting the new PPS Champions League. In teams of five from their class, they will compete in different activities each week to get the best time or score. Wherever they place each week will determine how many points they get in the league table. After six activities, one team will be crowned champions of the very first PPS Champions League.
Emeli's Personal Best Challenge
This week's challenge is the box press up! Don't forget to tell your teachers your results :-)
Emeli's Personal Best Challenge
This week's challenge is power jumps. Submit your results to teachers! Good luck!
Elsie's Personal Best Challenge
This week's challenge is jumping lunges! Submit your results by Friday.
Mrs Hanslip's Personal Best Challenge
This week's PB Challenge is 'air punches'. Send your results to us by Friday! Good Luck!
Mr Leyland's Personal Best Challenge
This week's personal best challenge is 'scissor kicks'. Infants you have 30 seconds and juniors you have 60 seconds. Good luck!
On Tuesday 2nd March our B - Team football team were invited to take part in a competition hosted by Burnley Schools Sports Partnership at Shuttleworth College. Four other schools within the area were invited meaning we would play four games overall against Whittlefield, St. Leonards, Ightenhill and Lowerhouse. Our first game against Whittlefield started off the competition superbly, a 1-0 win against a strong side gave us confidence going into the upcoming games. A defeat to St. Leonards in our next game came as a surprise having dominated most of the game up until the last kick of the match. We came back fighting in our third came against Ightenhill having hit the crossbar, the post and being denied by their goalkeeper countless times resulted in a 0-0 draw. After a rest and a drink we were ready to give it our all in our last game against Lowerhouse, arguably the strongest team we would be playing against. A superb piece of football finished off with a goal to match it by Cody put us 1-0 up within the first few minutes of the game. However, Lowerhouse counter attacked straight away to level the game. Our boys kept battling till the last kick of the game but it was not enough, we had to settle with a draw. Well done to all of the boys who took part, you all played superbly and played the games with a good spirit.
On Wednesday 22nd January Aaliyah, Leo, Corey and Mia all took part in an Inclusion event at Sir John Thursby hosted by Burnley Schools Sports Partnership. Taking part in different catching, throwing and batting activates which all led up to a game of rounders. Well done to all the children who attended - you represented the school fantastically. A special mention to Aaliyah who was our schools Sporting Star of the tournament.
Girls Hartley Cup - First round
Our girls football team (from across year 3-6) put on a remarkable performance on Thursday. They fought hard to win 2-0 in the first round of the newly established Girls Hartley Cup. The squad will now progress on to the next stage where they will face another team from across Padiham or Burnley. Outstanding efforts from you all. Our school is very proud.
Up and Active Sessions
Class 3/4R are currently receiving six weeks of Up and Active sessions. This is contributing towards the awareness of the health and physical activity and the benefits leading a healthy active lifestyle can bring. Here you can see some of our children working together to work out which foods belong in which food group.
Year 6 Angling
On Friday 1st November four of our pupils were chosen to take part in an angling session at Cornfield Farm Fishery. Angling gives children the opportunity to learn new skills and knowledge, enjoy the outdoors and enjoy the many health benefits that the sport of angling brings. The coaches from the Angling Trust taught us how to catch the fish safely and release them back into the lake. After we got past the fear of hooking the maggots onto the fishing rods and holding the fish we had a competition to see how many fish we could catch. Well done to all the children who took part.
Tag Rugby - CVL
Year 2 Fun Run
Four of our year 2 children had an excellent time during their fun run at Towneley Park last week. They all represented our school perfectly. Congratulations on a terrific job!
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.