Throughout the year, pupils at Peel Hall Primary School have been competing in a wide range of sports tournaments. The children have always tried their hardest and have the reputation of being the best behaved children at each competition we attend. Here are some recent highlights of our success:
Historically, we have an excellent record in the Tri Golf competitions. In the last two years, we have represented Salford at the Greater Manchester School Games (GMSG). It was a big ask for our current Y4 team to repeat this success. They did, however, use this pressure as a DRIVING force and competed with intensity and vigour. Not only did the team win the Salford Finals, but they recorded a score that was very far away from the second placed school. We will now represent Salford (AGAIN) at the GMSG. Amazing golf Team Peel Hall!
Our Girls Y4/5 Football Team have won their cluster finals and will now play against the best in Salford at the Borough Finals. Having won most of their games in the league, they were drawn against St Pauls Crompton St (who were the only team to beat them) in the final. The girls battled hard and eventually came out 2-0 winners with Eva Rowley scoring both the goals. Excellent work girls!
Our Y5/6 Football Team have made it through to the Semi-Finals of the Billy Hayhurst Cup. The team had to play a strong Irlam Primary side in the Quarter Final and it was level at 2-2 going into half time. After a Pep talk, the boys came out with a renewed fire in their bellies. The drove forward will skill and speed. Some of the football they played was magical. They won the game 6-2 to set up a Semi Final against St Marks. Gael Nsenga scored a wonderful hat-trick. Brilliant!
On Monday, our Year 4 Gymnastics Team went to compete against other schools from Salford at the Ordsall Gymnastics Centre. The children had worked hard to learn their routines and performed them brilliantly in front of the professional judges. They did not win, but created a great score on the vault, body management and floor routine. Well done!!
Pupils from Year 4 took part in two high profile competitions over the last few days. On Friday, 4 players took part in the cluster Tennis Finals at St Edmunds. The children competed against 6 other local schools for a place in the Salford Tennis Finals. Our team did not lose a match on the way to becoming tennis champions! They will now compete against the best in Salford.
The tennis was a hard act to follow, however, a team of ten Year 4s took on the best golfers in the borough at the Salford Tri Golf Finals. The players were outstanding and won the vast majority of their holes. They were crowned champions and will now represent Salford in the Greater Manchester School Games. This is a huge achievement and follows on from our victory in the same event last year. We are getting a reputation as a golfing school!
Well done to both teams!
Last week, Peel Hall play a basketball competition at St Edmunds where they got the chance to show off all their amazing skills that they’d learnt. We put in two teams and both performed brilliantly. Eventually our Team A ran out winners of the competition and brought their medals back to show at assembly.
This morning, 6 pupils from Year 6 got the chance to visit the BBC and appear on live national radio and t.v. Lacie, Jenessa, Amelia, Charlie, Ibrar and Amman all got to meet former England cricketer Matt Prior and a host of radio and t.v. presenters to discuss the upcoming cricket Ashes series. They also played cricket in the middle of the BBC centre.
The children were interviewed live on Radio 5 Breakfast and then were invited into the BBC Breakfast News t.v. show. After that, they interviewed Matt Prior for tomorrow’s episode of Newsround on CBBC. They were so confident that the producer asked them to go back on Radio 5 Live Breakfast to talk to the nation AGAIN!
The morning was amazing, from appearing on t.v. to sitting in the Green Room next to Michael Parkinson. A day the pupils will never forget. They were a credit to the school and got signed goodies to take home.
If you would like to hear our children on the morning radio show go on the BBC website:
Go to BBC5 Live Breakfast (6-9am) and listen again:
5 Live Breakfast – Nicky Campbell and Rachel Burden
Click on the playback button, then drag to 2:07
Then the next show we were on was:
5 Live Breakfast Your Call (9-10am) – Nicky Campbell
Click on the playback button, then drag to 38:00
The children should also be on Newsround tomorrow.
On Wednesday, our Year3/4 Golf Team represented both Peel Hall and Salford at the Greater Manchester School Games. After watching a magnificent opening ceremony at Sportscity, they travel to the Armitage Centre to take part in the County tournament against the other 9 boroughs of Greater Manchester (there are around 1000 Primary Schools in GM). In the scorching heat, the chipped, putted and ran to get the best score they could on 8 golf stations. Eventually they finished in 5th place out of ten and we are very proud of their achievement. The 5th best team in GM out of hundreds of schools!
Well done golfers!
Two very talented pupils picked up special awards at the Sportsperson’s Dinner on Wednesday. Amelia Tyrer won the ‘Best Sporting Attitude’ award for her commitment to sport and the way she represents our school in a positive way. Maciek Gomola won the ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ award for outstanding performance in a number of sports throughout the year. He has shown a high skill level in every area of his game. Maciek also won 2 tickets to any Manchester City home game of this season. Here are our stars with their awards that were presented by our special guests Paul Lake, Ian Cheeseman, Todd Carney and Weller Hauraki.
Well done Amelia and Maciek!