In the Autumn of 2020 our new Daily Mile track was installed on our large grass field at the front of school. Every day, classes are encouraged to walk or run around the track for lots of fresh air and exercise. There are markers to inform how far you have walked/jogged and how further you may want to go to reach your target. The best thing is that it can be used in any weather! We would also like to invite parents to use the track before dropping off and collecting their children from school.
Training for all Y6 children who are interested takes place each week, organised by Miss Hesketh and Mrs Blackwell. Watch this space for information on future fixtures.
St Mary's recently played in a tournament over 3 weeks and worked hard to secure two wins, one draw and only one defeat meaning we have finished third overall - a great achievement!
Chorley St Mary's are proud to help girls participate in football. Please see the Girl's Football in School page for more information here. We are looking forward to recommencing training later in the year.
Mr Hodge took the St Mary’s football team (reigning champions of Chorley) and their parents to compete in the regional football finals at Fleetwood FC on Friday, 14th January 2022 . They played some very tightly contested matches winning the first, drawing the second and losing the last two both by a single goal. Unfortunately, they did not proceed to the knockout stages. They did however win their two remaining matches. Mr Hodge told me that they had a great day and that the children did themselves proud. Well done St Mary’s, thank you parents for giving lifts and supporting and well done to Mr Hodge for his time and effort in bringing the team to the event
Mr Hodge will continue to coach football every Friday after school - practice will start again after the half term. Practice is rarely cancelled due to weather conditions, so please dress accordingly!
Group 1 - Year 5/6 boys & Group 2 - Year 3/4 boys and all junior girls are coached on alternate weeks.
St Mary’s takes part in the annual CSSP Chorley Cross Country Championships held in Astley Park.
Athletes from Y3/Y4 and Y5/Y6 train throughout the winter and are entered into the girls & boys races and have always performed very well, with both group and individual finishes.
Mrs Blackwell coaches juniors for the Cross Country season which starts in March.
If anyone is interested in joining her training sessions, these take place at lunchtimes on the following days
- Tuesday - Y3 & Y4
- Wednesday - Y5 & Y6
Children will need a change of clothes with trainers (not their PE Kit)
Mr Hodge recently took a squad to an Orienteering Competition in Astley Park where the children had great fun using maps to find targets in the fastest possible times.
Children from Years 5 & 6 represented St Mary's at a Swimming Gala where they performed admirably. Well done to the Aquasplash team of non-swimmers who came home with gold medals!