Claret Team and White Team Hockey Competition

First up were the Claret team against Benjamin Hargreaves.  The team was Ella-Marie T, Jack O, Isabelle and Luke.  From the off  they were determined to win with Isabelle scoring and we won 9-0. Then it was the turn of the White team - Sam, Liam, Lilli-Vee, Kimberley and Jack D who were to play Mount Pleasant.  The children all played really well and never gave up but unfortunately lost 6-3.

The Clarets then played Sacred Heart and again there was no stopping them winning   6-0  - brilliant team passing and communication.  The Whites then played Benjamin Hargreaves losing 5-2.  Both teams then played at the same time -  the Whites playing Peel Park and the Clarets against a strong Mount Pleasant, a gripping match going down to a nail biting final seconds but unfortunately they lost  2-0.

The White team had played all their matches now but the Clarets got through to the semi-final on a goal difference of 16. The semi-final was against a very strong Mount Pleasant side, we battled with injuries and pure determination but we ended up losing  2-0.  We came 3rd in the overall  competition out of 16 schools. 

A brilliant result from all who took part. Well Done!



On Thursday 5 October Isabelle, Scarlett, Kimberley, Charlie, Luke, Liam, Ella-Marie, Jack, Lewis, Mia and Rowan went to a cross country competition at Wilson’s Playing Field.  Some of us slipped in the mud and some of our shoes came off but we had a good time and we cheered each other to the finish line.  There were 110 girls and 110 boys.  Overall, both teams came 4th out of 20 teams.  The girls’ team finished 7th and the boys’ team finished 2nd.Individually, our highest placed child was Luke in 3rd place.   

By Scarlett


GB Hockey Star Inspires Pupils of St Nicholas.
On Tuesday 13th November, GB Hockey star, Charlotte Hartley spent the day working with the pupils of St Nicholas CE Primary School, near Accrington. She had been asked to work with all pupils, focusing on mental attitude, perseverance and determination. 
This week is Anti Bullying Week at the school and Charlotte told her inspirational story of how she was bullied at school, overcame it and went on to become a Commonwealth bronze medalist in Melbourne in 2006. She worked with every child from Reception to Year 6, teaching them hockey skills, answering questions and the mindset required to be a success in any area of life. 
"Today has been a great opportunity for all our pupils to learn from someone who has enjoyed the success that Charlotte has experienced. She is a wonderful role model to all the pupils and staff at the school", said sports leader, Simon Sherry. 
Charlotte also enjoyed her experience at the school and added, " I had an absolutely fabulous day in the school, the students applied themselves really well and hopefully learnt lots. Thank you to the staff for being so accommodating”. 
The school hopes that Charlotte will return to the school in the future.