St Mary's Sports News 

July 2022

It's Platinum for St.Mary's! 

We have just received our Platinum award for this year which is an accreditation from 'Your School Games' Congratulations and well done to all the adults and children who worked together to make this happen.

May 2022

On Friday 13th May we took a group of year 4 children to the ICA to take part in a handball cluster competition.  The children were a real credit to the school and competed so well.  The children finished a very respectable 5th out of 8 teams and they should feel very proud of their achievements, well done.

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March 2022

On Friday 18th March a group of year 4 children went to Irlam and Cadishead Community High School to take part in a 'Target Festival'  The children took part in many different activities such as: indoor curling, tri-golf, archery, table tennis and skittles.  The children all had a fantastic time and their behaviour was absolutely brilliant.  Well done everyone!



October 2021


A group of year 6 children went orienteering at Princess Park today and had a fantastic time.  Well done to all the children who took part.

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Welcome to the new academic year 2021/22

We have lots of exciting things planned for the year with competitions between local clusters starting up again.  There will be many new sports to get involved with too.


Thank you to all the children who have signed up to take part in one of our many after school clubs which run throughout the year.  

We look to begin start play leader group session very shortly to ensure children are happy and keep healthy during playtimes.


Please check back regularly for updates from competitions, clubs and general PE news.









 Challenges to do at home -  Toe Taps.

How many can you do in 30 seconds?

Writing Competition 

PE - Home Challenges  - Star Jumps

Home Challenge 2 - 

Home Challenge 3 - 

Lockdown Challenge 4 -

St. Mary's Virtual Sports Day - July 10th 2020

St Marys Virtual Sports Day - Click on the video link above

Virtual Sports Day Photos - July 2020

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July 2020

Virtual Sports Day - July 10th 2020

In light of the current situation we have decided that we will be holding a Virtual Sports Day this year!  Hope that you can make it!  Remember it is just for fun but we would love to have photos of your activities. There are medals and score cards in the link below.

For all the activities, rules and scorecards etc - click here


June 2020

Introducing the new Personal Challenge Passport. A series of fun challenges designed to help you to keep fit and active both at home and at school. Why not give it a try? Click here.


January 2020

Dodgeball Cluster Competition

Well done to all the children who represented St Mary's CE in the recent Dodgeball competition against local cluster schools. You did us all proud.

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December 2019

Basketball Cluster Competition.

Well done to all the children who represented St Mary's CE in the recent Basketball cluster competition. You all did the school proud, well done.

October 2019

Hockey Cluster Competition

The children from year 5 and 6 competed against other local schools in a hockey competition this month.  I am delighted to say that one of our team won their group!  Well done to all the children who took part!

After School Clubs

We currently offer children the opportunity to participate in many different sporting activities.  Such sports include: gymnastics, football, multi-skills, running, rugby, dance and girl's football.  If you are interested in joining any of these clubs see Mr Gartside or the main office for availability.


July 2019

It's Platinum for St Mary's!

Thank you so much to all the children, staff, parents and outside agencies who have helped us to obtain the Platinum School Games Mark Accreditation.  This year alone we entered nine sporting competitions, winning 2 'A team' and 1 'b team' events.

Over 60% of our key stage 2 children have taken up an after school clubs and we have an excellent and very committed group of play leaders. 

Our new playground marking has been a huge success with the children, encouraging them to be active at every opportunity. 

Thank you once again to everybody who has made this happen.

Mr Gartside - PE Lead

July 2019

The children absolutely love our new playground markings! 

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July 2019

Click on the links below to see the children at playtime.

Watch them in action.

The daily mile in action below. Have you completed your daily mile today? 

July 2019

Congratulations to the St Mary's Rounder's Team who recently won the local Cluster Competition.  Well done!

April 2019

Personal bests - Our play leaders will be introducing a variety of skills after the Easter holidays on the playgrounds where the children to try and beat their scores. The activities will revolve around fairly straight forward ball skills using good hand and eye coordination.


Netball News - One of our next Cluster Competitions is the Netball Tournament.   This is an event we really look forward to at St Mary's C.E. Preparations are already underway at our Monday night club.  

March 2019

Tennis News - On Friday March 15th the children from year 3 and 4 took part in a local cluster competition against other schools in the area.  I am delighted to say that we came a very respectable fourth!  Well done to all the children who took part and your thanks to the staff who took them.


Football News - On March 4th St Mary's C.E Football Team played against Cadishead in quite awful weather conditions.  The match was a great success with many people coming to watch.  Cadishead won the game but the children from St Mary's were a real credit to their school.  Well done everybody. 

February 2019

Can I just take this opportunity to say a massive thanks to our playground leaders from year 3 and 4 who have done such a fantastic job for the school this year.  Each day they ensure that balance bikes, music and different games are available for the children to keep active.

Well done Handball Team for playing so well in the Irlam and Cadishead Cluster Competition.

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January 2019

The recent Dodge-ball cluster competition at the ICCHS was a really big success.  All the children behaved really well and all the children who took part tried their best and enjoyed the experience of competition. Well done everybody.

December 2018

St Mary's C.E football club is delighted to have a new football kit!  Thank you very much to Mr Leather for organising this sponsorship for us.

November 2018

In the recent Basketball cluster completion at Irlam and Cadishead Community High School, St Mary's claimed a fantastic second place!  Once again our children behaved really well and played their games in the right spirit.  Well done.

Look at our new jackets!

October 2018

Second and Third place for the St Mary's Hockey team!

Congratulations to all the children who represented St Mary's C.E in the recent Irlam and Cadishead Hockey cluster competition. The children behaved really well and were a credit to themselves and their school.  Our first team came third and our second team came a very respectable second.  Well done!

July 2018

It's Gold for St Mary's C.E.

I am delighted to announce that St Mary's C.E has just been awarded the Gold Kite mark for their efforts in P.E and School Sport.  Thank you to all the staff and children who have contributed to make this possible.

July 2018

The St Mary's Netball club taking part in a mini-competition in preparation for their local cluster competition next week. Good Luck St Mary's! 

June 2018

Irlam and Cadishead Swimming Gala (School Games)

Well done to all the children from years 4-6 who competed in the Irlam and Cadishead Swimming Gala on Tuesday 19th June.  The event was a great success.  The children behaved very well indeed and some children finished first and second in their races.  Well done!

June 2018

Sports Day 2018

What a great sports day we had this year!  Each child represented a different world cup country and tried to earn points for their team.  Thank you to all the parents/carers who came to watch. 

May 2018

Skipping Leaders to encourage 60 active minutes!

Members of the St Mary's Skipping Club can be found helping our at break times on our playgrounds during the week.  They are there to help the children to learn how to skip and also to learn new skills.  They are also inviting children to see how many skips they can do in a minute! 

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April 2018

New playground equipment purchased for Key stage 1 and 2 playgrounds.

We have purchased some brand new resources for our playgrounds to help the children engage in lunchtime activities and help them to achieve their 60 minutes of daily physical activity. 

Feb 2018

New Skipping Challenges available for Key stage 1 and 2 children

I have recently put together a set of skipping skills which the children in skipping club are working towards achieving.  Once all 7 skipping skills have been met, they will be presented with a skipping certificate.  A copy of the 7 skipping skills can be found by following the link - Skipping skills for download. 

Also new for 2018 is the St Mary's 1 minute skipping challenge.  Children are asked to perform as many skips as they can in 1 minute.  The idea is they repeat the test at the beginning and end of each half term to see if they can beat their previous score.  This is also contributing to the personal achievement section of the new School Games Kite Mark.

If you would like a copy of the 1 minute challenge please click here. 

Jan 2018

Skipping hits the playgrounds at St Mary's 

Using School Sports Premium money, we have recently purchased new skipping ropes for the children to use on the playgrounds.  Through offering skipping at playtimes, we are committed to helping our Primary School children to meet their 60 minutes of exercise a day. 

December 2017

New Skipping Club Up and Running! 

Mr Gartside is currently running a skipping club on Wednesday mornings.  If you are interested please contact him at school..


Balanceability comes to St.Mary's!

St Mary's have just invested some of the school sports premium funding on balance bikes.  Mr Gartside will soon become a trained balanceability instructor and will be starting classes with groups of children.  The courses are split into level 1 (2.5 years to 4) and level 2 (4-6year olds).  The ultimate goal for the later is to get children riding bikes unaided.  Level 1 helps the children with physical literacy and dynamic balance. 

November 2017

St Mary's Basketball Teams 

Congratulations to the St Mary's Basketball Teams who recently competed in the local cluster tournament.  Our third team won their group which was a fantastic achievement bringing silver wear back to school!  The tournament organiser said that our children were 'a credit' to us.  Well done again! 

October 2017

St Mary's Hockey Team

Well done to the St Mary's Hockey Team who recently competed in the Irlam and Cadishead School Games Hockey competition.  The event was held at the local Community High School and was attended by the majority of the schools in our cluster group.  I am pleased to say that our 'B' team gained an excellent second place in their league and the other two teams did really well also narrowly missing our on the medals.  Behaviour of the children was excellent and thanks must go to Mrs Bright and Miss Hayes who have given time after school to coach them.

Please follow our cluster events on the St Mary's C.E Twitter Page 

Our next event is in November and it is another school games competition.  This time it is Basketball!  Training will be on Monday nights leading up to this event.  Watch this space for further details.