At St Luke's we encourage children to take part in a wide variety of sporting activities so that they have the confidence to grow as individuals and learn about the positive aspects that team sports can bring.
Please view our Sports Blog here or click on the images below to see more of our recent events.
We have been awarded SCHOOL GAMES GOLD AWARD for sport. Congratulations everyone who has made this possible through their hard work and enjoyment of the sporting opportunities’ that we provide.
FAVSP Football WInners
Well done to the team that played and won this football competition. Special mentions as the team did not concede a goal throughout the tournament. It was great to see the sportsmanship in action with the players shaking hands, congratulating the referee and showing a commitment to each other. Everyone that played showed how important it is to work together. A credit to our school.
FAVSP Football Finalists
Congratulations to our younger footballers who finished second in their tournament. These players only lost out in a penalty shootout. It was great to see them playing at the new AstroTurf at Helsby High School, we even had some of the teachers come out to watch. It was a fantastic to see a mix of year 3 and year 4 children play so well together. Special mentions to everyone who took turns to be goalkeeper. The team look great with their medals and came back to school with so much confidence taken from the tournament.
Cheshire Phoenix Hoops for Health
Thank you to the Cheshire Phoenix Basketball team who came into school today. It was great for our children to meet three professional basketball players as well a coach and General Manager from the team. All children in class 5 and 6 took part in a Hoops 4 Health programme. The Hoops 4 Health workshops focused on 3 key areas, staying active through exercise, healthy eating and anti smoking.
It was great to hear what a professional athlete does to stay in shape and the pupils enjoyed finding out how many calories a player can burn in a match. A highlight was the players joining in with basketball at lunchtime. It was a WOW moment when one did a slam dunk!
Thank you to the Cheshire Phoenix for the free match tickets, we wish them well for all of the season.
Year 6 Play Leader Training
Thank you to Mandy our school sport coordinator, who came in to deliver play leader training to our Year 6 pupils. During the course, they had the opportunity to think creatively to create games and activities that can be used during playtimes across the school. Mandy commented on the games created and how she had never seen some of these before. All of the children left the training enthused and excited to try out these with other pupils.
Congratulations to the two pupils who attended the Dodgeball Leadership training at Frodsham Leisure Centre. Both children really enjoyed this experience and came back to school full of ideas and red faces! They learnt how to play, how to set out the area and how it can be adapted to work with other children and year groups. We are really looking forward to using these leaders in future PE sessions and potentially an after school club.
Tag Rugby Event
Thank you to our team from class 6 who took part this event. We finished 4th out of over 10 teams. Some of our players had never played tag rugby before but wanted to support their friends and try something new. As the tournament progressed, everyone improved and showed a commitment to each other. It was noted by the spectators that our team showed determination and sportsmanship. So much so that the coach from Helsby RUFC invited them to training. We are really pleased with how everyone took part in the event and they enjoyed receiving a certificate in celebration assembly.
Thank you to all of class 3 who took part in this event at Kingsley Cricket Club. We had two fantastic teams representing our school led by Miss Burns and Miss Toft. It was great to see all of class 3 encouraging each other and developing their hand eye coordination as well as their throwing and catching skills. Based on the successes of this event we have started our very own after school cricket club for KS2. Thank you to the parents who could support this event, everyone had a great day and it even stayed dry!
We have been pleased to welcome Kerry from Cheshire Cricket Board to run our popular Cricket Club. Kerry is the women’s development officer and has been able to continue to grow our children’s passion for cricket. Normally these sessions are outside and the children have been able to practice with the pink and black bats. Everyone loves to join in and cannot wait to learn a new game or routine to develop their cricketing skills. We have lost a few tennis balls on the roof though strong shots but the children are learning about the joys team sports can bring.
Multi Sports Club
Thank you to Mr Curran from JCPE who delivers a fantastic multi sport club for our children. This club focuses on keeping the children active and developing core skills such as resilience, determination and teamwork. Each week the session is slightly different, Mr Curran uses new equipment for the children to try. This can be a new sport, a new skill or routine with progression from the start of the club to the end. We have seen the children try things that they have never tried before. Mr Curran has also introduced a variety of lunchtime activites for the children to practice and try across the week.
Sports Week (Olympic themed)
Each class bubble took part in a selection of sporting activities across the week. These where following the theme of the Olympics. (A selection of photographs can be seen in a gallery at the bottom of the each class page). Each class competed and represented their house teams Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. On a specific day, each person came dressed in their house colours to take part in each event. In the classroom, children also found out about a variety of Olympic events, the history of the Olympic games and the athletes pledge that each competitor takes.
Highlights from across the week include:
Using our daily mile track and timing how long each person took to complete 3 laps. We gave the children opportunities to try and beat their initial times through practice and determination.
In key stage 2 Andy from Cheshire Cricket board who ran a cricket game with each class trying to score the most runs. Congratulations to class 5 who won this event.
Joe Curran from JC PE who worked on a selection of Olympic events with Year 5.
Mandy our SSCO leading sessions on Boccia and Frisbee golf.
Across the week, other sporting opportunities took place with a focus on personal best and the enjoyment that sport can bring.
Results for each event were taken. The winning house team was announced in our sporting assembly. We gave medals to the winning house team as well as celebrating everyone’s achievements with stickers and a well-deserved lolly ice.
Congratulations to team Luke who won overall.
Virtual Summer Games
Across our sports cluster we competed virtually against other schools.
Each school did the same events and followed the criteria instead of attending games off site we did them in our school grounds.
We took part in a variety of events and submitted our results and scores to Mark Poole, our School Games Organiser.
In Tennis we finished 4th.
In Rounders we entered two teams. Our A team finished 2nd and our B team finished 5th.
In Gymnastics we also entered two teams. Our A team finished 5th and our B team finished 5th.
In the Cricket tournament we finished 5th.
We are very pleased with our achievements.
Thank you to everyone who took part in these activities. These proved really popular, particularly Cricket.
Chance to Shine Cricket
Across the year, all KS2 classes have been able to work with coach Andy from Cheshire Cricket board. These sessions have been beneficial to all pupils and many have gone on to join local cricket teams.
Sessions have developed from throwing and catching to batting, bowling and fielding. The children enjoyed playing games in these sessions and even played limited overs matches.
As a result, cricket is one of our most popular lunchtime activities.
Virtual Winter Games
Due to COVID 19 we have been unable to compete and follow our usual competition schedule or calendar of events. Working with our School Games Organizer and School Sports Coordinator we have been able to take part in a variety of competitive sports and challenges. These include basketball, boccia, football, hockey, netball and rugby. During PE sessions the children have had the opportunity to take part and practice the skills for each of these events. Scoring systems have been put in place and we have been able to submit our results.
We are really proud of our results (CLICK LINK TO SEE OUR RESULTS) and how we got on in each event.
Across our local area we have scored 1st place for Basketball, 2nd place for Rugby and Boccia. We are now representing our school and area in the Level 3 School Games event for basketball. This will be filmed and posted to celebrate our successes.
(Virtual) Sports Day
We know that both children and teachers really look forward to this day so we have adapted our events so you can participate from home. Please see the fact sheet for more information. You will have 5 attempts for each event (except the obstacle course) and ask an adult to help with keeping score. GOOD LUCK! Don't forget to check out our video made by year 1 showing you how to do each event.
Congratulations to our year 3 and 4 footballers who represented the school in this finals event. This was in Ellesmere Port on a freezing cold evening. Thank you to the parents who could offer transport and attend. We made it to the final but lost 1-0. The team did amazingly well and we are all very proud of them.
Below are some of the reasons that highlight the importance of PE and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.