Cross Country competition.
Some of our KS2 children completed a very difficult cross country course at East Durham College as part of the Schools Sports Partnership Cross Country event. All 4 teams gave some very impressive performances although a special mention goes to Ellen- Marie Atkinson who won the Year 3/4 girls event and also to Jake Worth who came second in the Year 3/4 boys event. Both children now go through to the regional finals next year.
Well done everyone, we are so proud of you!
Our Year 4 and Year 6 children enjoyed two fantastic afternoons at Easington Colliery Primary schools taking part in the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 Athletics competitions.
Both teams demonstrated some real skill, speed and endurance during the events, competing at a really high standard against other local schools.
Congratulations to all who took part.
Year 6 Mountain Bike Competition
Well done to our four Year 6 children who completed the Mountain Bike course, finishing their relay in second place.
Congratulations in particular to Same Gowans who was just pipped into second place in a nail-biting final.
Year 5 sporting event at St Bede’s R.C Comprehensive.
Our Year 5 netball and football teams enjoyed a fantastic competition against other primary schools at St Bede’s R.C Comprehensive. Both teams were a credit to our school, displaying not not only great skills but also a great sporting attitude. Well done to both teams, we are really proud of you!
Regional Cross Country Finals
Well done to our Year 5 and 6 girl’s team for completing a particularly difficult and muddy cross country course in the regional finals. They competed against many other schools in the county and showed true grit, determination and team spirit to make us all very proud. Well done girls!
Year 3/4 Football Festival
Our Year 4 footballers took part in the Easington Schools Sports Partnership Football Festival. They played some fantastic football in some very exciting matches and managed to come third place in their group overall. As usual, their attitude and behaviour were both impeccable. Well done boys, you have made us very proud!
Some of our Year 2 children took part in the Hoopstarz Festival at East Durham College. Here, they learnt a variety of hula hoop skills and had a fabulous time!
The after school Fencing club finished this week by showcasing all the hard work and talent that the Year 5 and 6 children had been working on. After many weeks of perfecting their footwork, the children took part in some ‘Electric Fencing’ competitions. Sounds painful!
Congratulations to some of our Year 5 children who braved the January weather to complete a 4 week Bikeability course. The children extended their knowledge of how to keep safe whilst riding their bikes on the local roads and completed the level 1 or level 2 course.
Football Teams (A and B)
Both our A and B football teams were showing off their new football strips and getting ready for their big matches in the ‘Bishops Cup’. A BIG thank you to our ‘Friends of St. Mary Magdalen’s’ who generously bought these fantastic new strips! I’m sure both teams will achieve great things and will add further successes to the many trophies, shields and medals we already have displayed in school.
KS2 Swimming Team
A big congratulations to the KS2 swimming team who competed in the Easington Schools Swimming Gala. It was a tough competition with the team finally finishing in 3rd place.
Congratulations to the Year 5 and 6 Gymnastics team who cartwheeled and vaulted their way into 5th place at the Easington Schools Key Steps competition.
Cross Country Team.
The Year 5 and 6 team entered their first every Cross Country event at East Durham and Houghall College. Both the boys and girls teams gave very impressive performances on a particularly difficult course.
The girls went one step further and are now the Easington Schools champions. They now go on to the regional finals which will be held next year.
High Five Netball
In another competition this week, the Year 5 and 6 netball team competed against other local schools in the Easington Schools High Five Tournament. Having won all games in the group stages, they then went on to play Murton Ribbon Academy in an exciting semi final. Although they were narrowly beaten 3-2, they showed great team spirit, determination and a fantastic sporting attitude throughout!