A group of children from Y3/4 had the opportunity to try the paralympic sport of New Age Curling at Cordeaux Academy competing against other local schools. The children had a great time, behaved impeccably and finished third!
Well done all!
Disability Sport Awareness Day
Year 5 had the wonderful opportunity to try out a range of disability sports at the Meridian Centre whilst meeting local coaches and participants. The children have previously played the disability sports of Boccia, Goalball and New Age Curling at school, but they were able to try Wheelchair Basketball, Walking/Blind Football, Archery and Table Cricket at this event especially laid on to raise awareness of disability in Louth.
The children had a fantastic time with our good friend Scott (known as ‘Wheels’ to all) who has cerebral palsy, but still enjoys cricket and wheelchair basketball. ‘Wheels’ introduced each of the activities to them and shared information about disability and how it impacts on his life.
So Close at County Finals!
Three victories and two narrow defeats left our Year 6 High 5 Netball Team with a so near, but so far feeling in finishing a highly creditable 7th out of 16 qualifying teams at the Lincolnshire Schools in Grantham.
Victory in the first two games against Bourne and Kirton were followed by narrow defeats by the larger schools of Horncastle and William Alvey. A final game win over St Hugh’s of Woodhall Spa meant a successful end to a good day.
Well done Y6! We are proud of you all!
TAG Rugby Fair Play!
Our Year 5 TAG Rugby teams had ‘fun in the spring sun’ at the local schools tournament at London Road. Nursing injuries, and with no substitutes, they played on under strength and ‘ran their socks off’ against largely Y6 opposition.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, they had limited success, but the organisers awarded them the ‘Best Sporting Team’ trophy for not giving up!
Well done – proud of you all!
Massive congratulations to our Y3/4 Swimming Squad who won the County Finals as part of the Lincolnshire School Games and to our Y5/6 Squad who came an excellent third in their age group!
Our Y3/4s pushed St Andrew’s, Woodhall Spa into second place with Malcolm Sergent School, Stamford in third. Our Y5/6s were third behind the much larger schools of Horncastle Primary in second and winners Westgate Academy of Lincoln.
We love swimming at St. Michael’s as it is great for health and fitness, builds confidence, raises self-esteem and is a valuable life-long skill. Becoming County Champions is the icing on the cake!
Well done to all!
A big WELL DONE to our Year 4 Basketball Squad who entered a four school / twelve team tournament at Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College and emerged victorious finishing first and second.
Over 550 children took part in the Louth Schools X-Country Competition held at MDTC playing field. Despite the wet weather, all the children had a fantastic time with some great performances by St Michael’s children.
Well done to Team Y3/4 Girls who won their event and to the Y3/4 Boys & Y5/6 Boys who were Runners-Up in theirs. Special mentions for Max in Y6 who won Gold in the boys race, Lyla a Gold for winning hers and Effie (3rd), Olivia, Katie, William, Evie and Gemma all highly placed with Top Ten finishes.
A super effort from all!
It has been a ‘Golden Summer’ for Team GB at the Rio Olympics & Paralympics with a record number of medals won. We think PE and physical development is a really important part of school, not only for the health benefits, but for raising self esteem, developing teamwork, building confidence and a whole range of life skills which children can use out of school and into the future.
We are delighted to announce that, for the third year running, we have been awarded the ‘School Games Gold Award’ for primary sport! This is a hard award to achieve and not all schools will do so. It reflects pupil participation more than our sporting successes and is awarded, for example, for the hours of PE we spend doing gym, dance, skills, swimming, invasion & net/wall games and the numbers who attend after school clubs across the year. It also includes our participation in inter-school sports events (as reflected in our expanding trophy cabinets) and how our older children support younger ones, like on infant sports day.
So well done to everyone in helping us achieve gold again!
Y3/4 Scatterball (best described as Rounders with a twist!)
Mr Hodgekins took twenty very excited children to KEVIGS to play in the Louth Scatterball Tournament for Y3/4. They all had a great time with lots of hitting, running, throwing and catching to finally finish Runners-Up!
Well done to all who took part.
No, this is not another debate on whether the Russian linesman got it right to decide if Geoff Hurst’s 2nd goal in the 1966 World Cup Final really did cross the line or not, rather it was the hot topic of debate by the school football team on their return from the Louth Schools Soccer Tournament at Cordeaux!
With our B Team having finished a spirited 3rd in their group,
our A Team, victors of the ‘Red League’, faced Market Rasen Primary School in the competition final. A 2-1 win became a 2-2 draw when the keeper’s save (by tipping the ball over the bar) was given as a goal, controversial as there was no bar! So to penalties and, in classic tradition, defeat!
No moaning guys, the referee’s decision is final!
Well done to everyone who took part in a great event.