St Michael’s are a school who show a strong commitment to delivering high quality PE & School Sport which can be reflected by their achievement of the Sainsbury’s School Games Silver award.
In 2019 96% of our Year 6 pupils achieved the National swimming standard of 25m.
In 2018 100% of our Year 6 pupils achieved the National swimming standard for 25m.
In 2017, 92% of our Year 6 pupils achieved the National swimming standard of 25m.
In 2016, 88% of our Year 6 pupils achieved the National swimming standard of 25m
Our school takes part in the Active 15 challenge, we run sporting activities during break times led by the staff and sports leaders. The children choose the activities each term.
Mr Storey a qualified sports coach delivers PE lessons to classes in addition to some teachers. We also offer a range of after school sporting clubs such as soft play; multiskills; sports club; football; netball and athletics.
St Michael’s have also developed an effective student sports leadership workforce in the form of their Sports Leaders. The Sports Leaders initially receive training from Mr Storey around the skills/qualities of a good leader; and are then utilised by school staff to assist with PE and Sport related tasks such as officiating at inter school competitions/assisting the PE Co-ordinator with the Sports Leader notice board/running fun games at breaks and lunchtimes etc. This year we have introduced mini Sports Leaders who deliver sporting activities to the Foundation Stage children and will be able to carry on the good work when the current sports leaders move on.
The impact of the schools dedication to utilising the Sport Premium funding to increase the quality and quantity of school sport can perhaps be demonstrated by the sporting success the school has achieved.
This year through working with the Durham and Chester-Le-Street School Sport Partnership our pupils have already taken part in Year 5/6 football league; Girls football league; Tri golf tournament’ Gifted and Talented Year 5 and 6 programme; Triathalon; Mini Football; Mixed football league; Dance festival and Tag rugby. Other events planned for the rest of the year include a go ride cycling competition; Mini Tennis; KS1 multiskills; Girls Cricket; Athletics; High Five Netball; Quadkids; Reception sports festival and a Cricket festival.
The school have also been involved in both the SSP Year 5 & Year 6 Gifted & Talented Programmes, providing opportunities for their students showing sporting talent to develop their cognitive, social, physical, personal and emotive skills.
In addition to working with the school sports partnership we organise lots of enrichment activities in sport for our children, this year the children will be taking part in Wheelchair Basketball; Zumba; Cycling day; Balance Bike Day; Hoopstarz days; Celidh; Judo; Cricket and Aerobics.
Every year we hold a sports week and spend the week learning about healthy living and taking part in a range of sporting activities. We invite our parents along to join in with us for some of these events so watch this space!
World Cup Fun
In June this year one of our year 5 pupils was a mascot for the Scotland ladies team.
He then travelled to France to watch some of the Women’s World Cup- here is his diary entry from one of the games!
After I had lunch I did my homework and then got changed into my kilt and headed to the fan zone. We played some football games and got drinks and then got on the match bus. At the match my favourite player was playing. In the match there was lots of shouting but England won 2 -1 against Scotland. I was feeling down as we support Scotland but we got pizza for tea and then I was alright.