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!
On Wednesday night, a very special event happened at Peel Hall. All the children in the Juniors that had represented the school in sport against other schools got invited to attend a formal dinner. The pupils and family enjoyed a buffet, a raffle with magnificent prizes, celebrity guest speakers and an awards presentation. Everyone had a great night.
Well done to Peel Hall’s sports heroes!