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 autumn 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, Funky Fitness to Golf and Football, St Luke's pupils are enjoying being fit and active as the new school year 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, selected 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 two cross country circuits, 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 proud and excited runners before the race.
The girls race gets underway. Can you see any St Luke's pupils?
The girls all happy after running a fabulous race.
The boys line up before the race. On your marks, get set, go!
A strong finish by St Luke's. All pupils really enjoyed the experience of competitive running.
I'm delighted to report that due to the rising popularity of women's football, St Luke's now has an official girls' football team. We are very much looking forward to the season ahead as we have committed ourselves to regular tournament matches and we'll also be delivering a weekly training session, allowing the girls to practise their skills and improving their tactical play and fitness.
On September 23rd our Girls' Football team participated in their first competitive tournament, held at Parrs Wood High School. It was an intensive session of football as they played 5 mini matches (each lasting 7 minutes) against other primary schools in the local area. It was a fantastic experience for all involved and I know the girls are already looking forward to playing in more matches throughout the year.
A happy team picture before the competition begins.
Practising important skills before kick off.
The girls did fantastically well in the tournament. They played 5 games, won 2, drew 2 and lost only 1. A super effort - well done to you all!
The girls enjoyed the 'competitive' nature to the games -a first time experience for some of them. We're already looking forward to the next tournament in October.
On the 14th October our Girls' football team played in their second tournament at Parrs Wood High School. Despite cold and very wet conditions our Girls' team competed fantastically well - playing 4 matches, drawing 1, losing 2 and winning 1. They're really enjoying the season so far and can't wait for the next tournament in November.
The proud 'tournament 2' team.
Another attack in place for the St Luke's Girls.
Goal! A successful attack for our team. This particular game finished 3-0.
Once again, in very difficult conditions the girls did incredibly well. We look forward to seeing the league position after all the results have been collated.
Our Girls' team is top of our 'B' League - well done girls!
On the 2nd March our Year 6 girls football team played their last tournament as part of the Primary F.A football competition. Held at St Paul's High school in Wythenshawe, our team played 6 matches - winning 3, drawing 1 and losing two. It was a great effort by all the girls; I know they really enjoyed playing despite the very cold conditions on the day. Let's now see where these results place us in the final league table of the season....
Team picture before the Wythenshawe Competition
Action from one of the six games we played.
St Luke's on the offensive.
The boys'football is now up and running and the F.A primary football league has now started. So far the boys' team have played two games and I know all involved have thoroughly enjoyed taking part. Best wishes for the exciting season ahead and keep logging on to track their progress!
The St Luke's 2019/2020 Boys football team.
On the 27th November St Luke's took part in the annual Sports-hall Athletics competition held at St Peter's High-School. Always a popular event, our pupils took part in various activities from relay racing, speed jumps, javelin throwing to long jump. Well done to the Year 6 team who competed; I could tell by your enthusiasm and expressions just how much you enjoyed this event!
The 2019 'Sportshall Athletics' team.
The relay races involved changing direction at a wall board.
One of the Boys' races about to begin.
How far can you jump?
Chest throws and Javelin throwing were activities at the event.
The pupils' speed and agility was tested in the 'speed bounce' activity.
All smiles after the relay races. The event was enjoyed by all and I'm delighted to report that some pupils now want to take up Athletics as a hobby.
Here's to a fabulous second term ahead. At St Luke's we encourage all our pupils to be 'healthy and happy'. To achieve this we want our pupils to participate in regular sporting activities as a way of promoting a healthy lifestyle. This obviously includes participating in their weekly P.E sessions - allowed by having the correct kit (see individual class pages for details) and also providing your child with healthy snacks for them to eat at break and lunchtime. Thank-you for your continued support.
St Luke's pupils are happy and healthy.
Mr Addison - Sport & Competitions Coordinator