Sports News

Please take time to read Alice's wonderful Netball Poem - see the red folder below.

1 - 7 February Children's Mental Health Week. 

The Vale Royal School Sports Partnership have created some great activities to support this. Every day, these include:

  • 9am  Problem Solving challenges to encourage resilience, including a live challenge on Fridays. 
  • 1pm  A worksheet with simple activities to help children explore #expressyourself. These will include yoga, dance, personal challenge and coordination activities.

January 2021: Suggestions to keep fit during Lockdown:

Try to be active for 60 minutes every day!

Take a look at the January Activity Calendar.

Look at the following website for some daily challenges:

Joe Wicks Workouts Mon/Wed/Fri - search Youtube

Record your activities on the Activity Log.


12 Active Days of Christmas

Tis the Season to be active...  Remember Public Health England advises that children are active for at least 60 minutes per day.

We have an in-school challenge. Like the song, the activities build over the 12 days to become a routine when it’s completed on the final day of term.  For example, 1 tree pose,  2 side planks, 3 tuck jumps… Please see the  folder.

Also, to include families, there is another 12 Active Days of Christmas programme to do at home.  We would love to see your photos.  Please see the folder.



Looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics, our school challenge is to run or walk 9,490km to Tokyo.  So between us, we need to do 37,960 laps of the track!  Please see the attached popowerpoint for more information.

In the first five weeks, we achieved over 1.3 million metres.  Great running St Wilfrid's!


Personal Challenges - Autumn 2020

All children in KS2 have taken part in a Football Virtual competition and have enjoyed these personal challenges.  Please see the attached folder; also see the folder of our wonderful Year 3 children in action.

Years 5 and 6 are practising for their Hockey virtual competition.

October 2020 

Last half term in PE, Year 5 and Year 6 children enjoyed playing tennis and greatly improved their skills.  They may wish to consider joining Hartford Tennis Club.  The charge is just £23 per year for primary school children.

If you can recommend any other local sports clubs, Mrs Clark would be grateful to hear from you. 

National School Sports Week 22-26 June

There were sporting challenges every day at 9.30am and 1pm.  Please see the VRSSP channel on YouTube.


This year's assembly with an athlete is with Pete Mitchell, a Paralympic cyclist; he is interviewed by Mr Armstrong from St Nicholas CHS.  Look out for questions from two St Wilfrid's children.

If you want to know more about cycling,visit: 
Don't forget to try the Daily Challenges - some also feature Mr Armstrong:


Keep active!

Being physically active for at least 60 minutes each day will help your child’s health, focus, wellbeing and increase their enjoyment of sport.

The following activities and challenges have been listed on your child’s weekly Home Learning Overview.  It would be lovely to see photos of them getting involved - we could put these on the school website.

Thank you for your support, Mrs Clark

Take part in the challenges – new ones are set on Tuesdays and Thursdays and also at the weekend.


  • Top Ya! Active App:

See the TopYa! Active app for activities on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Further details may be found via the Vale Royal School Sport Partnership website listed above.


  • The PE Hub portal - Choose from a variety of sessions from pulse-raising activities and challenges to fun games to play at home.


  • 5 a day - 5‑minute exercise routines and 2‑minute chill-out routines  User name: 5-a-dayAtHome    Password: AtHome123


  • Boccia – The Rainbow Cup   Each Monday a game and ‘how-to’ videos will be published.


  • Cosmic Yoga - Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for children


  • BBC Supermovers – Get active while you learn.



Each week, a new challenge will be updated on to the Cheshire and Warrington School Games Twitter account (@CWSchoolGames). Whilst there have been two challenges already set, the deadline for all submissions is not until Wednesday July 1st so all students can go back and look at previously set challenges/competitions.

Students are required to be filmed completing the challenge and submitting their entries. Should parents/guardians wish to submit entries of their child, they should 'tweet' the video to @CWSchoolGames, @ActiveCheshire and @ValeRoyalSSP and also include the name of their school. Alternatively, they can email the video to Mr Armstrong:


Sports News – Inter-School Competitions

Spring 2020

Friendly football competition

Well done to Ben C, Spencer, Felix, Kai, Madison, James R, Blake and Mark for trying hard and showing great sporting attitude!

Cross Country for Y5 at St. Nicholas

Unfortunately, the event was cancelled due to the weather and will be rescheduled.

February 2020

National 6 A-Side football competition

Well done to Harry, Josh, Eben, Tom, James, Riley and Joe who reached the quarter finals of the competition organised by Crewe Alexander.

Basketball Final

Wednesday 5th February 4pm to 6pm. At Sir John Deane’s Sports hall. St Wilfrid’s A team qualified for the finals.  Riley, Rodrigo, Joshua, Joe, Molly and Libby represented St.Wilfrid’s. Once again the children played with great skill demonstrating determination, resilience and sportsmanship.

January 2020

Quicksticks Hockey Competition Y5 and Y6

Well done to Molly, Libby, Josh and Joe who finished 3rd overall and to Ryley, Edward, Abi, Layla, Eben, Aidan, Naomi, Evie, Bella, Ryan and Jemima who also represented our school.

December 2019

The Year 6 Basketball team has qualified for the next stage of the competition. The date and venue have not yet been confirmed. Well done to Rodrigo, Joshua, Joe, Riley, Molly, Libby, Harry (Year 6) and James, Ben, Aidan, Austin, Bella, Evie, Archie, Jesse and Alex who represented our school.

The girls Friday Football league is well under way with more than 35 girls involved.

Our Y6 Sports Organising Crew (SOC) have started running sporting activities for children in Y1 and Y2 each lunchtime. The weather hasn’t been kind but the younger children are enjoying getting involved.

November 2019

Sports Hall Athletics

Congratulations to the 21 children who took part in the Sports Hall Athletics tournament.  We were joint winners and received a fair play certificate!

High 5 Netball

Congratulations to our 2 teams.

Tag Rugby Years 5 and 6

Well done to Joseph, Tom, Ryley, Mollie, Libby, Issy, Joshua, Gemima and Evie who represented St.Wilfrid’s at the recent festival.  The team played very well and were unlucky not to progress to the final stages.

October 2019

Girl’s Football Competition

Well done to Libby, Molly, Jemima, Ella, Evie G, Layla, Bella, Evie S, Abbi, Kaitlin, Alexie, Alice, Lily, Emily, Trinity, Olivia, Lottie, Alex and Poppy who represented St.Wilfrid’s and finished 3rd in the girls’ football competition. The girls played really well and were excellent ambassadors for our school.

Mixed Football Competition

Three teams – 27 children -entered the football competition. Our A team reached the final but sadly lost on penalties.

St.Wilfrid’s Girl’s Football mini league got off to a good start this week with 2 very competitive games during Wednesday lunchtime. Well done to Issy who scored 2 goals!

September 2019

Bike to School Week -September 23rd to September 27th

Go run for fun

Year 4, 5 and 6 children had great fun running 2km at Moss Farm.  Olympic gymnasts, Beth Tweddle and Amy Tinkler started the race.  Joseph asked Beth Tweddle how she felt about leading the way for British gymnasts. 

If you enjoyed running, why don’t you join a running club?



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