At St. Joseph’s we aim to ensure that all our children develop their physical potential through a variety of sporting activities. We have been awarded the Silver School Games Mark, a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. St. Joseph’s Catholic School takes pride in being able to offer many opportunities for our pupils to enrich and enhance their lives. All pupils are encouraged to take advantage of the extra activities which are available, as we realise that sport features highly in the lives of a great number of our pupils.
For those children who do not win a place in a school team there are school inter-team events and fun activities for them to be involved in to ensure equal opportunities and enjoyment for all. Where a team is selected to represent the school, then this will be the strongest team the school can field in recognition of the competitive nature of top-level sports. Each year we enter into a number of team and individual events where high levels of sporting achievements are reached by a significant number of pupils.
We were blessed with good weather for our annual sports day on the 18 June. Our house teams took part in a variety of races and it was a very close run result with Weets and Bouldsworth tying for first place. Well done everyone!
Bikeability for Reception and Year 1
Children in Reception and Year 1 had the opportunity to take part in the Bikeability course run by GOVELO. It lasted for 3 days and the children learned lots of important new skills.
Hockey at Marsden Heights
An amazing evening at the hockey tournament. The Year 5/6 team played really well, winning their pool, putting them through to the semi-finals. They got right to the final and came home with the silver medal! Very proud of them all! Well done!
Athletics Final Year 3/ 4
A big well done to the year 3/4's in their athletic final at Pendle Vale. All the children were amazing finishing in a superb 2nd place!
Athletics Final Year 5 / 6
We took part in the athletic finals at Pendle Vale. All the children were amazing putting in 100% effort with superb determination! After finding out the results, it all paid off and we placed 2nd putting us through to the county finals! Very proud of you all!
A group of year 5/6 children to part in a multiskills event at Fishermore. What a super night with the children showing lots of different skills. The events were dodgeball, agility, boarding and para volleyball! The children all put a 100% effort into every event!
A dodgeball event was held at Fishermore, with a group of year 4 taking part. It was a superb night, all the children played well, showing some great skills and amazing teamwork!
Athletics Year 3/4
What an amazing night the year 3/4's had at Fishermore, taking part in an athletics event. All the children were fantastic, with great determination and team spirit! Final result 1st Place!
A group of children from St. Joseph's attended a curling event at Lomeshaye Primary School in Nelson. They had a fantastic time learning how this sport is played and competing against other local primary schools.
Athletics Year 5/6
What a fantastic night a group of children had at Fishermore, taking part in an athletics event! They were all amazing, so well behaved, determined and supportive, showing a fantastic team spirit to achieve a superb 1st place!
Go Velo visited the school and worked with children in Key Stage 2 on their cycling skills.
The children had the opportunity to go out onto the roads around school and learn how to cycle confidently and safely in today's traffic conditions.
Children from school had a amazing evening at Fishermore playing dodgeball! All the children played superbly, demonstrating fantastic throwing, catching and dodging skills!
On 25th September, the year 5/6 girls netball team went to Pendle Vale . They played against a number of different schools to establish which league they will be allocated.
On 20th September, the year 5/6 boys football team went to Pendle Vale. They played against a number of different teams to establish which league they will be allocated.
25th October - The year 5/6 boys football team have been allocated the Platinum League. The boys played against three other teams. They drew one game, lost one game and won their last . This was a fantastic team effort. Well done boys!
15th November- What a fantastic evening of football the 5/6 boys had at Fisher More. They played against three other schools . They drew the first game and won the other two matches.
We are very proud of this wonderful team performance.
Tag Rugby Festival
26th October -A selection of year 5/6 boys and girls went to Park High School to take part in a Tag Rugby Festival. They competed against four other schools, learning lots of new skills and techniques.
Quicksticks Hockey Festival
A team of Year 5/6 boys and girls took part in a Quicksticks festival at Marsden Heights. The children took part in hockey drills learning lots of new skills to use in the games they played. The children all played superbly!
Sports Day 2017
In July, we held our annual school sports daywhere the children were divided into our red, blue, yellow and green teams. The children had a wonderful time taking part in the various races and the blue team were declared the winners.
On Tuesday 13th June the year 5/6 swimming team took part in a new event 'Champions of Champions', where they had to compete against winners from across Pendle. They all swam fantastically and in a tight contest and came out on top.
The younger children in school had the opportunity to improve their cycling and road safety skills when Go Velo revisited us.
Four children took part in a Tri-Golf tournament which was held at Pendle Vale.
The children in Year 5 and Year 6 have been taking part in anti-bullying and Taekwando workshops.
The school was visited by The High Rollers Mobile Skateboard Park who gave the children training in the safe use of skateboards. This was an informative and very enjoyable activity and many children who had never had the opportunity or courage to try skateboarding discovered new skills.
Go Velo returned to the school to work with the children in Reception and Year 1. The children took part in cycle coaching and learn to ride activities. The children who participated really enjoyed these activities which increased their confidence and enjoyment in cycling.