Basketball bonus

During P.E this term we have focused on Basketball which has been very popular with the pupils. So much so that it was very difficult for us to chose only 30 children to represent the school in various basketball competitions. The children have been non stop practicing at break and lunch times…

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Swimming Success - History Makers

Well done to our swimming squad who took part in the Central and East Manchester Swimming Gala.

The boys worked hard and really enjoyed the competition and experience.

The girls have made St. Francis history by winning the whole competition!! The girls team are now going to the…

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The High School Pole Vault Challenge

We were very privileged to be invited to a high school Come and Try pole vault session at Sports City in January.  The children from St. Francis were chosen based on their skill and strength in both gymnastics and athletics and were taught by the Manchester Athletics Association.

They had a…

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Champions of Manchester

After four months of dedication and hard work, our St. Francis athletics team competed in the Manchester finals and came in first place! The children have worked consistently hard during P.E lessons since the beginning of the school year and have chosen to spend their break times practicing too.…

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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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