Level 2 School Games Competition
Year1 Everton Football Festival
The start of the sporting calendar for Bleak Hill was a very successful one. For many of the pupils in the Year 1 football team it was their first time representing the school and what an incredible job they did! Bleak Hill went undefeated throughout the whole tournament and went on to beat a very strong Corpus Christi team in the final. All the children had a great afternoon and represented the school brilliantly. A special mention to Georgie and Fletcher who were bothy nominated for 'Star Performer' (a new award for the 2017/18 year). Well done Year 1.
Year 6 Football
The New Year 6 pupils in school took to the competitive scene for the first time on Thursday (28/09) and they had a great day along with 16 other teams. The team made up of Y6 boys finished runners up in their group but this still meant that they went through to the quarter finals. The quarter finals was one game to far for the Bleak Hill team, however despite being knocked out and obviously being disappointed the teams manners and sportsmanship was outstanding congratulating their opposition and thanking the event organisers before leaving. Very well done boys you did your school proud and I’m sure you will get to experience some success in your final year.
Year 2 Everton Festival
On Wednesday 4th October the year 2 football team set off on the walk to Ruskin Drive. They were all very well behaved and showed great team spirit throughout the tournament. They came up against some very strong opposition but still managed 4 points in the group stages. Unfortunately the team didn’t manage to progress into the semi-finals, but had a great day despite the result. Well done to everyone involved.
Year 3 Everton Festival
It would be Ruskin Drive again that would play host to the Year 3 Everton Festival on Thursday 12th October. After a massive turnout of 18 schools the team was placed in group 2 with 4 other schools. They did exceptionally well finishing top of their group and qualifying for the semi-finals. The next task as to take on Rainhill St Ann's a massive hurdle to overcome with some saying Rainhill were the inform team in the competition. This however didn’t phase the Bleak Hill team taking the win and moving them on to the final against Legh Vale. The best game was definitely saved to last with end to end action and nail biting moments. With a number of minutes played there was nothing to separate the teams until Legh Vale would eventually that deadlock, 1-0 to Legh Vale. This didn’t trouble the Bleak Hill team as they kept their heads up and shortly after managed to equalise. There was nothing separating the 2 sides and last ditch defence saved a number of goal opportunities for both sides. However it was to be an outstanding piece of play that would eventually spate the 2. Legh Vales Magnificent cross to the back post finished by the sliding in attacker was the goal of the day and would prove the decided goal in the final making it 2-1. Credit to Bleak Hill who didn’t give up and pulled a couple of chances wide and despite a late free kick within the dying seconds of the game Legh Vale managed to hold on for the win leaving Bleak Hill the runners up. Well done to all involved a brilliant achievement. A special mention to Harvey who won the award of ‘star performer’ which was chosen by the Everton Scouts.
Y3/4 Girls Football
Another trip to Ruskin Drive for Bleak Hill this term however this time it would be the turn of the Y3/4 Girls football team. Despite hurricane ‘Ophelia’s’ best efforts she still didn’t stop the Bleak Hill team having a brilliant afternoon of football including a very special visit from Mighty Red himself. There were 15 teams who took part despite the gale force winds and Bleak Hill held their own throughout the group stages. However only the winner of each group and the best runner up were able to progress into the semi-finals and the girls just fell short but not through lack of effort. Well done to all the Girls who took part despite the horrific weather.
Y5/6 Girls football
It would be the turn of the y5 and 6 girl’s football teams that would end a fantastic start to the term for Bleak Hill in the school games programme. Bleak Hill had massive interest in this event and where able to take 2 teams to the event. Due to the small numbers at the event all teams played in 1 group playing each other once. Despite their brilliant efforts Bleak Hill B didn’t manage to progress into the next round however, Bleak Hill A managed to impress in the group stages booking their place in the final against St Peter and Pauls. The final was a brilliant game with exceptional levels of skill shown by a lot of the girls however it would eventually be the 2 goals scored in the first and last 30 seconds of the game that would send Bleak Hill A through to the Merseyside School Games Finals. A special mention to the 3 girls who were nominated as Star Performers of the tournament and congratulations to all the girls who represented the school so well. Onto next term for Bleak Hills Sporting stars.
After a term spent outdoors it was nice to be back in Lansbury Bridges sportshall for the first time this year. Bleak Hill took a KS1 team to take part in the Boccia tournament along with 14 other teams. Despite it being the first time most of the children have represented the school in sport before they behaved extremely well and showed great levels of skill. Bleak Hill played really well in the group stages winning a number of games however they were just beaten to winners of the group by Rainford Brook Lodge on point’s difference. Lovely displays of sportsmanship were shown by the entire team with them cheering on their oppositions when they were doing well as well as themselves. A massive well done KS1 on a brilliant afternoon.
Y5/6 Sportshall Athletics
The most eagerly anticipated event of the year the Year 5 and 6 Sportshall athletics competition. The Bleak Hill full squad of 30 set out to Broadway Badminton centre to take part in a morning of running, jumping and throwing. After weeks of hard training regardless of the result Bleak Hill had done themselves proud and really deserved to do well. After a slippy start, quite literally Bleak Hill got straight back up and started their assault on the medals they had worked so hard for. There were some incredible individual performances as well as a brilliant team performance which rewarded Bleak Hill with the GOLD medals for the morning session. The overall winner is yet to be decided due to the sheer volume of schools entering a 3rd session has been added. However, this takes nothing away from the amazing effort from all 30 pupils taking home the gold medals, well done to you all.
Ending the 2017 year for Bleak Hill’s sporting teams was the KS2 Boccia team. On the 21st November Dan, Darcy, Emma, James, Katy and Louis all travelled to Lansbury Bridge to compete against 32 other schools from across the borough. All pupils worked really well as a team and showed great support to team members who wanted a bit of help. All the team took part in the group stages of the competition playing 4 games, winning 2 and loosing 2. Unfortunately Bleak Hill didn’t progress from the group stages but this wasn’t through lack of effort. Everyone had a great time and represented the school with pride, well done to you all.
KS2 Swimming Gala
On Thursday 18th January 10 members from year 6 went to Edge Hill University to compete in the swimming Gala. Will, Lucy, Emma, Darcy, Daisy, Charlie, Ben, Finlay, Jacob and Mya all took part in a maximum of 2 individual events including breaststroke, backstroke, front-crawl and butterfly and 2 relays including the free style and the medley. The stand out performer from our school was Lucy who won a number of her races but everyone was involved in taking the silver medals back to school. Through finishing second and having the second highest points total over the 2 sessions the Bleak Hill swimming team now go on to represent St. Helens in the Merseyside school Games Finals, well done everyone.
Year 4 Highland Games
The year 4 Highland Games is another favourite on the school games calendar and there were 6 pupils lucky enough to get selected for this opportunity. Extremely excited the super 6 set off to Lansbury Bridge to compete against 11 other schools from across the borough. After a morning of caber throwing, skipping and kiltie dashing the team managed to finish a very credible 5th in a very close contest which saw St Peters take home the trophy. Even more impressive the team managed to secure the fair play award which is an award nominated by the event organisers for displaying great sportsmanship and teamwork throughout the ev
ent. Well done team on securing Bleak Hill’s first fair play award this year.
KS2 New Age Kurling
Having been inspired by the British Kurling team at the winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang it was the turn of the KS2 Bleak Hill team to see what they could achieve in the St. Helens school games competition. The team competed in the morning session against 9 other schools and managed to win their group progressing them through to the semi-finals. After a great game Bleak Hill managed to go one further and qualify for the final after winning their semi. The final against Queens Park was the best game of the entire tournament so much so that the 2 teams couldn't be seperated at the end of the 4th end and this meant a final 1 stone tie break. It was Katy from Y6 that stepped up for her teamto take the final stone in which the closest to the centre would win. Katy sent her stone off firstwith a great shot however with Queens Park having the hammer their star performer was able to get his stone closest. Congratulations to everyon involved in winnning a very well deserved silver medal.
KS1 Multi Skills
The boys multi skills team took part in the St. Helens school games competition at Lansbury Bridge. This involved the boys going round as a team and completing a set of 10 events all testing agility, co-ordination and balance. All of the boys behaved very well and had a brilliant morning with big smiles on their faces. Well done boys!