Platinum School Games Award
We’ve done it! Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School have become the first school in North Sefton to be awarded Platinum Award for the School Games Mark. This is a Government led awards scheme, launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Mark. If a school achieves Gold status for four consecutive years, they are eligible to apply for Platinum. To achieve Platinum, we had to meet all of the criteria for Gold then submit a detailed case study along with a supporting paragraph from our School Games Organisers, Mike Smethurst from Stanley High School. We are now exempt from next year’s School Games Mark award process and will automatically receive the Platinum Award again in 2019. We will also receive a special plaque to commemorate our achievement in the Autumn Term.
Merseyside Daily Mile
Last Friday, we all participated in the Merseyside Daily Mile alongside several schools across Merseyside. The Infants and 3SW stayed in school, completing the distance by travelling several laps around the school’s playground. The Junior classes took a trip to Christ the King to complete the circuit on their field. We had a fantastic time in the sunshine and a big thank you goes to the CTK staff and Year 7 pupils who helped run the event.
What an inspiring talk we had from Former Commonwealth Champion, Chris Sherrington! He spoke all about his achievements in Judo and really sent home the message to never give up! Following this, the infant classes took part in taster sessions!
U11S PREMIER LEAGUE STARS TOURNAMENT
On Friday the ‘A’ team took part in the regional finals of the Premier League Stars football tournament. The boys did extremely well, winning the competition without losing a game.
They will now represent not only our school but also Liverpool FC at the national finals, which will be held at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium on Wednesday 23rd May. Here they will take on twenty other schools from across the country, each representing a Premier League team.
As well as this fantastic honour, they have also won six training sessions with Liverpool academy coaches and will also be flag bearers for the Liverpool v Bayern Munich ‘Legends’ game on Saturday 24th March.
We are extremely proud of each and everyone of them, not just for their fantastic footballing ability, but also for the impeccable way they represented Our Lady of Lourdes. Well done boys! The boys who played were: Joel Baggaley, Harry Cliffe, William Collins, Alfie Greenwood, Sean Hampson, Alex Farrelly, William O’Donnell and Sammy Pickerill.
Sports Day 2018
Year 1 and 2 enjoyed a variety of activities led by older pupils from 5G and 4R. Their afternoons were a great success! Key Stage 2 visitied Christ the King again this year. The pupils selected an activity to participate in and throughout the day competed against each other to earn points for their country. Thank you to Christ the King’s PE staff and Year 10 leaders for making the day possible!
Lancashire County Cricket Club Visit
On Tuesday, we were treated to a visit from Lancashire Cricket Club. The day started with each class taking part in a set of sponsored cricket activities. During the activities, the children were encouraged by two of the Lancashire Thunder stars and the special cricket mascot, Twinkle. The day finished with an assembly celebrating the day. At the assembly, 1A were presented with a trophy as they, as a class, raised the most money. There was also a draw to select two lucky children to have the opportunity to be mascot at a Lancashire Thunder match at Old Trafford. They lucky winners were Daisy Taylor (1A) and Teagan Mault (5SW).
As always, the event was supported whole-heartedly by yourselves, and we managed to raise a massive £1,162.90.
The money raised from the sponsorship has been split 50/50 between their Foundation, which uses the power of cricket to deliver a wide range of health, education, community and cricket development projects, and our school in order to buy new PE equipment.