Our Sports Leadership Academy Children were set a challenge to increase physical activity by 30 minutes a day within our school. Their plan was to encourage children to work towards running 2 kilometers every break time and today was the first day. As you can see below we almost every child in KS2 took part and hopefully this will continue everyday. Well done to all the children who took part!
This past week we have been very lucky to have Great Britain Basketball player and Manchester Magic point guard visiting our school for his work experience. The children have been very lucky to meet him and learn new basketball skills with him and also participated in high level work out sessions during P.E and after school in our extra curricular program. Malachi loves our school and has asked if he can come back and help our school P.E provision when he isn't training which is fantastic for St Kentigern's.
Due to the great success we have had so far this school year, January is a very busy month for sport at St kentigern's.
On Monday the 14th we are competing in the City Wide Athletics Grand Finals.
On the Wednesday the 16th we are in the Central Dodgeball Tournament and on the 23rd and 30th of January we are competing in the Central basketball Tournament, which we have won the county finals and reached the City Wide Finals last year.
This week our football team played another two fixtures in the Central League. We won against Manley Park 2-1 and drew with William Hulme's Grammar School 2-2.
Last night, our year 4 tennis team competed in the City Wide Tennis Finals.
St Kentigern's played fantastically and only lost against the overall winners by just two points in the semi final. I am very proud of all of our children who competed and look forward to our next competition.
On Wednesday, the year 5&6 girl's team played four more games in the central league. They won 2, drew 1 and lost which puts them 2nd in the league which is fantastic at this point of the season. Well done to all of our players!
This week, four exemplary year 5 pupils from St.Kentigern's Primary School were selected to participate in the first ever Manchester Primary School Leadership Academy. The academy is in partnership with Manchester Utd and on Wednesday the four pupils began their course at Old Trafford which included a range of work shops, theory work and practical sessions. The children also got a VIP tour of the stadium which they thoroughly enjoyed!