SPORTS at Ss Peter & Paul
At Ss Peter & Paul's Primary we have a thriving sports and P.E. department. The children have become leaders within this area and continue to develop each other as well as themselves.
Tag Rugby is delivered extra curricular, pre-school on a Tuesday (8:00am to 8:50am).
Our Tag Rugby inter-school team has been very successful over recent years. We have won the Wirral Grammar School Tag Rugby competition in 2008 and 2009. We also won the Merseyside Youth Games inter-area competition representing the Wirral. We also progressed to the North West Regional Finals of the Tag 2 Twickenham event in Manchester, only to go out on trys conceded. In 2011 we won the North West of England tournament, progressing to the National Finals held at the home of Rugby, The Rugby School.
Ss Peter & Paul's offer extra curricular Hi-5 Netball on a Monday night. These extra curricular sessions are in preparation for the Inter-School League and subsequent regional events.
In recent years our Hi-5 Netball team has been hugely successful. They represented the Wirral at the Merseyside Youth Games in 2008, winning the event. In 2009 the team won the local Inter-School League without conceding a net.
Boccia is a fantastic new school sport. At Ss Peter & Paul's we have invested in a Boccia kit and the time to develop the skills needed to play the game. Boccia is generally delivered during lunchtimes or after school.
The game is very similar in rules to Crown Green Bowling apart from the fact that every team member is seated and must not come off their seat when throwing. Each team consists of 3 players and they take turns to throw a jack and then aim their coloured boccia balls at the jack. The winning team is the team with the most scoring balls after all six ends.
One of the greatest parts of this sport is that children from schools like Ss Peter & Paul's can play games against children from Stanley Special School. This is an experience that is very special and is cherished by all.
Cricket is an excellent sport for developing discipline. Out of all the sports we take part in, Cricket allows children to experience many aspects of a sport. Cricket is delivered during the Summer months, March to July. We have a School/Sports Club agreement with New Brighton Cricket Club in place, allowing our children to train extra curricular at NBCC. This link has been very successful with a large number of our school children training within the junior section of New Brighton Cricket Club.
Due to our children having expert coaching outside of school, our school has been very successful over recent years. In 2009 our boys team won the Wirral Inter-School competition, progressing to the county finals in Warrington. Again in 2009 our girls won through to compete at the Merseyside Youth Games winning the trophy for fair play. In 2011 and again in 2012, our boys team won the Cheshire Cup and progressed to the Lancashire/Cheshire playoff for the national finals. Not bad for a small(ish) school.
Over recent years we have put a lot of time and effort into extra curricular football. Years 3 & 4 have been offered sessions and Years 5 & 6 also. This year we have offered extra curricular football to Years 3 & 4 boys through an external coach. Sessions for girls football will be commencing in the New Year. Tranmere Football in the Community are delivering lessons to our Year 1 & 2 children during the Autumn Term
There is a lot of scope for Inter-School football. We enter the Tranmere Soccer 6 A-side torunament, the LFC Academy Y5 and Y6 tournament, the Corgi Y5 Cup, the Houlihan Y6 Cup and the Girls Cup. In 2009 our boys team lost in the Wirral Y6 Houlihan Cup final.
Last year in 2012 our boys Year 6 team narrowly lost 3-2 in the final of the Houlihan Cup.
As part of our childrens' curriculum entitlement all of our KS2 children can expect to have an intensive 2 week block of swimming lessons. Being so near to the sea, this must be seen as crucial development of our children. Each KS2 child will attend Guinea Gap Baths every afternoon for two weeks, to learn to swim and/or develop and correct their strokes, depending on their level.
Cross country has become a major part of sports within our school. Over the past two years we have re-introduced the sport, allowing 30 children to train extra-curricular every Tuesday evening. Each of these children are then allowed to compete in the Inter-School Competitions held in the Autumn and Spring Term.
Since the re-introduction we have been successful, this year winning the Boys' team event at Bebington Oval and one Year 5 boy winning the individual event at Arrowe Park, The Arno and Bebington Oval.
After school cross country club is delivered by Mrs Davies and Miss Brady on a Tuesday straight after school. We walk down to the dips on the front and practise our pace and strategies for the races.