Rising Stars - Year 3 and 4 Athletics

On Tuesday 17th December we took 8 rising stars to the Hathershaw athletics competition.  They worked very hard together and won the competition!

Here's what the pupils said about the event....

Nora - "The competition was amazing and the people who helped were really nice."

Fakhr - "I…

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Climbing at Manchester Climbing Centre

On Monday, some Year 6 pupils had the exciting opportunity to visit the Manchester Climbing Centre for a free lesson! Not only did the children ( and Mr Knapper and Miss Catahan) get a chance to experience traversing, bouldering and top rope climbing, they also had a question and answer session…

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Manchester United Champions

On Wednesday 4th December our fantastic Year 1 football team took part in the Year 1 Manchester United competition and came 1st Place! They were an absolute credit to the school and worked very hard to achieve their title. 

Each child brought their own strengths and skills to the team and…

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Guest Bloggers Ellee, Satara, Albert and Serod - East Manchester Athletics Champions

As part of our P.E lessons (Autumn 1- Athletics) the whole school were taught and measured in all athletics events.  We were then chosen to represent the school in Athletics because of our high scores in different events.  We practiced running every lunch time and our field events every Monday and…

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Guest Blogger Amber Louise - Lacrosse

Blog written by Amber-Louise

On Monday 18th November, eight pupils from St. Francis went to the Manchester Schools Lacrosse competition. With only two practices I think we did amazing!

Our first game was against Withington Girls School (whole have won for the last two years).  During the…

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Guest Bloggers Dolapo and Sarah - Girls - Let's stay confident!

Blog written by Sarah and Dolapo

On Wednesday 13th November the girls in Year 6 were very lucky to attend a workshop with two ex professional athletes, their names were Jenny and Emily.  Jenny was an Olympic 800m runner and Emily was a 200m Great British runner (I know.... we're lucky…

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Guest Blogger Ginevra - New Age Kurling

Blog written by Ginevra (Year 6)

On Thursday 14th November four girls from Year 6 were selected to go to a Kurling competition at Levenshulme High School.  If you don't know what Kurling is (I didn't) then I can tell you.  There is a target on the floor which both teams need to reach using…

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Basketball at St Peter's

Last Friday, Year 6 had the opportunity to have their PE lesson at St Peter's High School. They learnt a few new drills to practise back at school and it was great to be able to train in the National Basketball Centre.


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BikeRight visit our school every year to teach our Year 5 children how to cycle safely on the roads.This is such an important life skill and we hope that our children develop a love of cycling and continue it through their lives.

 We have been busy cycling in and around school this week,…

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Fun Cross Country Run

We had a great morning at Whythenshawe Athletics Track taking part in a fun cross country run.  The children from St. Francis were exhausted by the end of the event but loved every second.


Sienna even won a bronze medal for coming 3rd place in the girls category.


Well done Justin,…

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Boccia professionals

A huge well done to our Boccia team for competing at the Manchester Boccia competition and leaving unbeaten! The team were extremely respectful to the other teams and made sure they shook hands before and after each game. 

All four players were outstanding and Emmanuel won player of the…

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Bronze for the handball team

A huge well done to the handball team for winning the first medal of the year.  The squad have been training every lunch time for two weeks and fighting for their position on the team, which was very difficult to choose.

The team won the first four games of the tournament, gaining us a well…

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