Paul Sturgess – Pro Basketballer
Paul Sturgess came to visit our school. He is a 7 foot 7 inch basketballer who played in the NBA in America, and represented the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. The children loved listening to his life story and how he has used his uniqueness to thrive. Paul worked with each class and the children showed off their basketball skills.
Apparatus Fun with Mr. Jones
Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 had a brilliant time using all the different apparatus equipment available in our school hall.
A huge thank you to Mr Jones for volunteering his time- we can’t wait for another apparatus P.E. lesson. There were challenges for the children to complete and Mr. Jones gave out prizes! Thank you
Twenty two children from Years 1 and 2 participated in a ‘Fun Run’ at Towneley Park. The children had to complete a lap of the triangle, and tasks along the way such as star jumps, crawling under a cargo net, and hopping through longer grass. The children really enjoyed themselves and Mrs Western and Mr Lomas were so proud of how they conducted themselves before, during and after the race. Our children were commended on how well they listened and how they waited in lines for their adults to collect them at the end. Special shout out to Thea who was first in the girls’ race thus earning a medal.
Some of our Year 6 children visited Unity College to participate in a Year 6/7 transition event. The ‘Benchball Team’ were joined by Year 7 children from Unity and Burnley High School. The children showed a great awareness of tactics and played hard but fair. Out of the eight schools who participated, our school came second, despite playing against some giants from Year 7!
Worsthorne went out to play our first game in the Hartley Cup. In the first few minutes, Worsthorne dominated possession pining them in their own half. Fifteen minutes into the game, the ball got played to Ben inside the box and he smashed it into the top corner making it 1-0 to Worsthorne. After that, St James’s, quickly replied with a cracking finish just inside our box to make it 1-1.
In the second half, both teams kicked off to a slow start and St James’s slightly had more possession. Half way through the game, Matthew [the goalkeeper] kicked a long ball through to Blake. He pounced on the opportunity, ran through and slotted it past the keeper, winning Worsthorne the game. The final score was 2-1 to Worsthorne.
The team comprised of: Jacob B, Arthur W, Dylan C, Brody S, Jasper S, Benjamin G, Louis E, Matthew H, Ryley B and Blake J.