Welcome to the St Luke's Sport & P.E Bulletin Page. Below you will find out about all the fabulous and exciting sporting and P.E news happening in our school.
The summer term is always a busy 'sporting time' at St Luke's as new clubs get up and running and a wide range of exciting activities are offered to our pupils. From Basketball to Martial Arts, Cross Country running, Circuit Training to Golf and Football, St Luke's pupils are enjoying being fit and active as the new autumn term begins. As we travel through this academic year, this page will continue to grow, as more exciting sporting events are added. We want to present to you the full range of sporting opportunities we offer here at St Luke's and promote all of our sporting achievements and participation as much as possible. Keep logging on to check for updates! Can you see yourself in any photographs?
Cross Country Running
One of the early highlights in the 'term one sporting calendar' has to be the 'Cross Country Athletics' race held at Chorlton Park. This term, year 6 pupils were given the opportunity to experience cross country running, a totally brand new activity for most of the pupils. Always a popular event, St Luke's pupils completed a cross country circuit, the first being a 1000 metre course and on week two the children had to run even further and complete a 1500 metre course. Surprisingly many pupils found the longer distance more enjoyable. Once again the weather was very kind to us and everyone who took part thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
The St Luke's 2017/18 Cross Country athletics team.
The girls feeling happy and relaxed before the race. And they're off! The Boys' race begins!
All pupils finished the race strongly
Happy but tired girls having completed the race.
A really enjoyable experience for all pupils - well done to you all!
The St. Luke's Football Team
On October 4th the St Luke's football team played their first match against Plymouth Grove as part of the East Manchester F.A Primary Football League. It was a great experience for all boys, some of which hadn't played in a competitive match before. The game was enjoyed by all and every player demonstrated excellent enthusiasm, commitment and sportsmanship. The match was played at Dean Trust Ardwick (our neighbouring High School) and the boys were delighted to use their state of the art changing facilities and play on their latest 3G pitch. I'm pleased to report that St Luke's won the incredibly close game 6-5. Well done to all boys who took part!
The proud team photo before kick off.
The team in position ready for kick off. St Luke's clearing the ball.
The St. Luke's team defend a Plymouth Grove corner; it was a very close and exciting match!
On the 18th October the St Luke's football team played their first away match of the season at St James Primary School. It was a good experience for the team to travel to another school and experience a competitive match being played on an unfamiliar pitch. Well done to St James who won the game 4-0.
Team photo and passing drills before the match.
St Luke's goal-keeper clearing his goal after making a save.
St Luke's searching for a team-mate with a St Luke's throw.
The Boys' football team continued with their East Manchester League commitment by recently playing
Abbey Hey Primary school on the 17th November. The game was played in excellent spirits and despite our efforts
Abbey Hey came away as winners 4 - 2.
Our matches continue all the way through until March so keep checking the page for updates.
Trying to keep warm, our players were excited for the match to begin.
On the 8th March our football team completed their final league match against Resurrection Primary school held at East Manchester Academy. Despite coming off as losers the team played well and once again enjoyed the competitive experience. It was an exciting game to watch!
This season we have tried to allow as many boys as possible to participate!
Great defending by the St.Luke's Team!
A huge well done to all the players who have represented the St Luke's team this season. You have all represented yourselves and the school fantastically well and played all games in the correct manner. It has been our best season to date - finishing 3rd in the table!
Dean Trust Partnership Tournament
To end the winter term the St Luke's Football team were invited to participate in the 'termly' cluster tournament against other local schools in the area. Once again it is a valuable experience for our pupils to use a 'High School' facility as it helps their preparation for what's to follow when they progress to year 7. Well done to all the Year 6 boys who participated; I know you really enjoyed the matches.
A team photo before the tournament began.
Cluster School Champions
On the 23rd May we were delighted once again to take part in the 'termly' cluster tournament held at the Dean Trust Academy - Ardwick, which is organised by the M.U.F.C foundation. To our delight we finished tournament champions - winning all of our five matches, scoring 14 goals and only conceding 1. Well done to all the players who took part, not only were we victorious but every game was played in the correct manner, showing excellent levels of sportsmanship and respect.
Our proud players with their winners' medals
M.C.F.C Primary Stars Tournament
On the 1st February our Yr 6 Boys team enjoyed participating in a football tournament specially arranged by Manchester City which was played at their state of the art training academy. It was a great experience for all the players (especially the City fans within the team). The boys conducted themselves in the correct manner and played the matches with super levels of sportsmanship. Well done to you all!
A team photograph in the dugout. Playing on 'City Blue' astro-turf was a very strange experience!
Team support and encouragement is what we want to see from the St Luke's team.
The St Luke's team competing to regain possession
As a way of celebrating 'Girls' Football Week, our Girls' football team participated in a specially arranged training session organised by the M.U.F.C Foundation. Taking place at Dean Trust High School Ardwick, the girls took part in organised and enjoyable 'warm up' activities that targeted developing skills such as teamwork and communication. It was a really fantastic session and our pupils really enjoyed working with the coaches and the Year 7 sports leaders from Dean Trust.
St Luke's pupils 'warming up' with year 7 pupils and taking part in a blindfold/guiding game.
Being interviewed by M.U.T.V after the session! We'll be looking out for you on the
All smiles at the end of the session!
On the 18th June St Luke's entered the annual Tri Golf competition held at Platt Lane sports complex. For all our pupils this was a brand new sporting experience which they all enjoyed. Our team rotated around 12 golf stations, all of which tested our hitting accuracy and distance. We hope the event has inspired our pupils to play more golf in the future!
The 2018 St Luke's 'Tri Golf' Team
Year 6 pupils using their chipping skills.
Golf is a 'target' sport and often the pupils had to aim at specific targets to score points.
Well done to all pupils who took part; we are already looking forward to next year's event!
The St Luke's 'Sainsburys' Sports Day
On the 2nd July our pupils enjoyed participating in the annual St Luke's sports day. Covered by glorious blue sky and sunshine, our pupils competed in various events: from Tug of War, Obstacle Courses, Javalin throwing to Relay running. It was a wonderful event once again; as you can see from the pictures below, the joy of sport, movement and competition was for all to see.
On your marks, get set, go!
We have some talented hurdlers here at St Luke's.
Pull! Super strength and effort shown in the'Tug of War'competition.
Take the strain!
How far can you throw? How fast can you jump?
Focus and concentration was required for the water carrying challenge!
Well done to all pupils who took part, especially to the victorious Green team who ended as competition champions! We are already looking forward to next year's event.
St Luke's pupils are "healthy and happy".
Over this academic year this page will continue to grow as we present to you more exciting P.E and Sporting news happening at St Luke's. Keep logging on and checking this page for further news and updates.
A big well done to all pupils who have represented St Luke's so far this academic year, either in an after school club or competing for one of our teams. As always we expect fantastic levels of behaviour and sportsmanship when representing St Luke's and you have not let yourselves or the school down. We wish you all a fit, fun and healthy summer term.
Mrs Kiddle, Miss Hastie & Mr Addison - P.E Co-ordinators