At St James we have links with our pyramid schools and All Saints Church School Partnership. As part of these, we compete against each other in festivals each term. The festivals include children across school and take account of all abilities as part of our agreed ethos.
14 children from years 5 & 6 were invited to Kettlethorpe High School to participate in an Indoor Athletics Festival against 5 other schools in our pyramid.
When the children arrived at the High School, they rules were explained and they were encouraged to enjoy their time together above all else. The children were very excited and eager to take part in both the fielding and running events. They were patient and very encouraging towards each other throughout the whole festival.
The children worked excellently as a team and the support they gave each other was fabulous. The field events were split into 5 individual events where 1 boy and 1 girl could take part in each field event. All children competed in the running events. At the end of the competition, the results were added together and St James finished 4th in the tournament. Everyone attending was very proud of how hard the children worked and how amazingly they supported each other.
The children enjoyed their afternoon and we would like to thank parents and supporters who helped transport the children to the event and stayed to cheer everyone on.
Children from Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2 participated in our All Saints Partnership BOCCIA tournament. This was a great opportunity for children to be in teams with children from different schools and to make new friends. The children had a wonderful time and Mr Wildey and Miss Ingham were both very impressed with the children's attitude and concentration throughout the tournament. We did have two children receiving medals for their teams. One of the teams came first place and won gold and the other team came in third winning bronze. A great opportunity to build relationships with our partnering schools and giving children the opportunity to represent St James.
The A and B teams both played 3 matches where Ackworth Howard came out the overall winners. All the St James children involved took ownership of this event and relished the opportunity to represent St James and lead the event. We are very proud to have made a link with a school outside of our current partnerships and look forward to future events with Ackworth Howard.
St James would also like to thank Durkar FC for allowing us to use their facilities for this fixture and also to the Chairlady Faye Geary for assisting with organising.