PE & Sporting Activities
St Michael's have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award 2017/18. Please see attachment for more information GOLD-Award
Football Tournament June 2018
Well done to the 25 children that took part in the World Cup Football Tournament at Wolgarston this week. We love this event because it gives the chance for any children, no matter their ability, to play lots of games of football with no scores/results been announced. This year’s event was themed around the World Cup with our school been allocated the countries of Uruguay, France, Columbia and Switzerland. It was a good chance to try out the wonderful 3G pitches at the High School. Congratulations everyone, it was lovely to see the progress you all made during the matches and to see your School Values throughout the tournament.
County School Games Festival at Keele University
Well done to everyone who participated at the County School Games Festival at Keele University. Over 2000 children from across Staffordshire were there taking part in sports such as Cross Country, Sports Hall Athletics and Tri-Golf. It was a special occasion as it was the first time a squad from St. Michaels had qualified for the Paralympics competition. The year 3 team included Sam, Emily, Caitlin, Dominic, Rylee and Taylor. The children tried out sitting volleyball, curling and boccia. They were also delighted to meet Kristian Thomas, the Olympic Gymnast and each received a signed autograph. All the children gave their best and we are most proud of their achievements.
Cross Country South Staffs Finals Cheslyn Hay High School
Last Thursday (7th June 18) saw the Year 3 and Year 4 Cross Country teams competing at Cheslyn Hay High School. Due to 4 previous postponements, this event has seemed to be a marathon at times! There were 8 other schools in attendance and the sense of anticipation was palpable.
The year 4 boys team started proceedings off followed by the year 4 girls. Great determination was evident throughout their races. The year 3 boys and girls, most of whom had not represented the school before, also tried their best. Special mentions and congratulations to star runners Lochlann and Gracie.
Well done to our cricket team who participated at the recent Penkridge Cricket Club event. The 8 players from year 3 and year 4 showed skills in bowling, batting and fielding and were well organised throughout the event. The team showed great determination and were rewarded with a confident wins over St. Leonards and Marshbrook schools. The final match, against Princefield, was a closely fought contest finishing in defeat. All the children had a great time looking around the fantastic facilities at the cricket club and some are now going to try out at the Junior Cricket sessions on a Friday evening.
Tag Rugby Mega Fest - May 2018
Well done to our Tag Rugby team who participated at the recent South Staffs event at Cheslyn Hay High School. The 12 players, from year 3 and year 4, competed in eight challenges which ranged from Hare and Hounds to rugby rounders.
Tri Golf Tournament - May 2018
Well done to our Golf teams who participated at the recent South Staffs event. The 20 players from year 3 and year 4 played in two teams, completing in eight challenges. The year 4 team showed great determination and were rewarded with a 5th Place overall. The year 3 team, who were representing our school for the first time, all competed to the best of their ability and came 8th overall.
Wolgarston Dance Festival 2018
Well done to everyone who performed at the Wolgarston Dance Festival. It was a special occasion as it was the tenth anniversary of this event. For St. Michaels it also was a notable celebration as we had forty five children taking part, the most we’ve ever had!
The Key Stage 1 Dance Club, under the expert guidance of Mrs Maddison, performed a line dance. This included elements from traditional American dancing and even a Macarena!
Year 4 brought their interpretation of a Lindy Hop to the Festival with kicks, leapfrogs, shuffles and swagger.
All the children gave of their best and we are most proud of their achievements.
Sports Day 2017
School Games Mark Award 2016/17
We are delighted to announce that we, St. Michaels First School, Penkridge have achieved the School Games Mark Award for the 2016/17 academic year. This is the third consecutive year that we have achieved this award.
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.
Our sporting achievements this year include: inter-school competitions in Tag Rugby, Tri-Golf, Cross Country, Cricket and Hockey. We were delighted once again to qualify for the level 3 County Finals in Hockey.
We have been extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including our year 4 sports leaders who have organised and run lunchtime activities.
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.
A special thanks goes to our PE Co-ordinator, Gaynor Sharman, for her hard work and endless enthusiasm!
We look forward to applying once again in 2018!
Cricket Festival Penkridge 2017
Our cricketers gave 110% at the recent Penkridge Festival. Convincing wins over Marshbrook and St. Leonards schools put us in a strong position for the final match against Princefield. Unfortunately, in a very close match, we eventually lost by 9 runs. Well done to our team for their perseverance and determination!
Tag Rugby Tournament 2017
Well done to the Tag Rugby Squad who performed so well at the South Staffs School Games Tournament recently. There was stiff opposition from other local schools but still we dodged, charged and reacted with agility and determination. Well done to the children from year 4, we came fifth overall.
Year 3 and Year 4 Tennis
Well done to all those who took part in the recent tournament at Cannock Leisure Centre. Organised efficiently as ever by, school games organiser, Chris Woods the competition ran smoothly from start to a thrilling end. All sixteen teams received excellent coaching from Tom Hole from the Albany Club, Wolverhampton in preparation for the group matches. The year four team won their group games convincingly and progressed through to the tight fought deciders, coming fourth overall. The year three team were determined and showed great promise for next year. Well done!
Golf tournament 2017
After trying out this new sport at last year’s competition, golf has made an exciting addition to the year3/4 curriculum. As a result we were able to provide two excited teams for this year’s tournament at Cheslyn Hay High School as part of the South Staffs School Games. All twenty children, wearing the new sports kit, tried out various challenges using chipping and putting skills. The results didn’t go our way but we learnt lots.
Year 1 Dance Festival
This year’s theme for the Wolgarston’s First School Dance Festival was Musicals. Year 1 had chosen a mix from the show, Billy Elliot, the boy who loved to dance!
All the children had created the dance as part of their curriculum PE. They enjoyed developing themes of flying and electricity as well as learning to hand jive. Marc Bolan’s music “I love to Boogie” proved to be a big hit with the children! Well done year 1 for their passion and independence.
Well done to our Cross Country teams who competed at the South Staffs Finals event at Brewood Middle School. Every member of the year 3 and year 4 teams performed to their best.
The year 3 girls came 5th overall, year 3 boys 7th, year 4 boys 8th and the year 4 girls also 8th. There were several children who achieved improved placings and personal bests. Thanks to Mrs Grundy and her team who have worked so hard at Running Club these last few weeks.