Sporting Activities

img_5927Eleven children from Y3 and Y4 participated in a cross country event today with lots of other local schools at Watergate forest park. They did our school proud even through the torrential rain at one point! A special mention to two of our girls who just missed out on individual medals coming 4th and 6th respectively from all of the girls in the whole competition!


The children has a brilliant time in July as they took part in a Year 5 Kwik Cricket competition at Gateshead Fell Cricket Club. The children were split into two groups; each group up against three other teams. This meant that Sacred Heart had six matches in total. They won three and lost three but scored impressively in each game which meant they finished second overall! 

image1In June, seven talented girls went to Kingsmeadow Community School. We went to play netball again two schools which were really good. We went up against St Marys and Kibblesworth. We lost our first game against Kibblesworth and won our second against St Marys. In the first game, the amazing Ava scored 1 goal against 3 goals (3-1) and that lost the game for us. On our second game, we won 2-0 thanks to the epic Sassy and the amazing Jessica. Both the schools we played had 1 or 2 boys on their team and they were very good as well.


Year 2 had a fantastic afternoon at Kingsmeadow at the annual Tri Golf festival. Through a range of fantastic games we were able to practice chipping, putting and target practice whilst gaining points for our team! We did a fantastic job and our teams came 3rd and 4th out of 16 teams!

IMG_1671Ava Laws, Sassy Laws, Amelia Kirchner, Lucy Preston, Nancy Sloan, Evie Iles and Tia Peart went to a Year 4/5 girls football tournament and managed some tremendous results. Here is a write up of the tournament courtesy of Ava and Nancy. ‘We played lots of amazing teams and were one point away from the semi-finals. The defenders were Evie and Ava. They blocked most of the goals and made us a very good team. The midfielders were Tia and Sassy and they helped us a lot when we needed to score. Finally, Nancy and Lucy passed to each other and made us a winning team with some goals. Ava scored the first goal and Lucy scored the winning goal in the first match. All of us had a good time!’ Well done girls. You’ve made Sacred Heart proud!

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On Tuesday 7 June, seven talented girls went to Kingsmeadow Community School. We went to play netball against three other schools which are really good. We went up against Dunston Hill B, Whickham Front Street and Dunston Hill A. We won our first game against Dunston Hill A, drew our second against Whickham Front Street and lost our third game against Dunston Hill B. In the first game, the amazing Sassy Laws scored 2 goals against 1 goal (2-1) and that won us the game. On our second game, we drew one all (1-1) thanks to Ava Laws. Then we lost our last game witch was 3-5 to  Dunston hill A but they were a very hard game to play and they were very tall. All the schools we played had 1 or 2 boys on their team.


image142 children across Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6 represented Sacred Heart at the Go Run For Fun (GRFF) Event at Saltwell Park today. This unique event provides children with the opportunity to participate in a ‘fun run’ style format, replicating the atmosphere of the mini, junior and indeed senior, Great North Runs with an emphasis on participating in exercising for fun. Pupils ran, jogged or walked a course of approximately 1 mile. Emily Clayton said “Today I had a great time at the fun run, which took place at Saltwell park. We ran one mile through the park with hundreds and hundreds of children running alongside us . By the end of the run everyone was tired and desperate for a drink -even Miss Barker! It was a good experience and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves”. 

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Year 4/5 had a great time at Burnopfield Cricket Club. The children have been having specialist P.E. cricket coaching for the last few weeks with coach Phil. As part of the coaching, the children went down to the club to see a full size cricket pitch and the modern facilities on offer. The children carried out batting and fielding exercises and finished with some games of Kwik-Cricket. Everyone had a great time with some children keen to attend the under 11s training that night! Burnopfield cricket club is always keen for new young cricketers so please take your children along if they have enjoyed the coaching.


IMG_1218A big well done to the Sacred Heart Y5/6 football team who took part in their first set of league matches last night at Whickham Fellside. The team was really up against it with no substitutes and some Y4 children needing to be drafted in to the make up the numbers. They performed like heroes and did brilliantly in all of their six matches. After a slow start with two losses, the team did really well to get two draws in the last four games scoring some cracking goals from Archie Small and Jacob Ward. I couldn't have been prouder how the team performed given the tricky circumstances and they showed great sportsmanship throughout. Well done! The team: William Debie, Archie Small, Luke Robinson-Crow, Jacob Ward, Tia Peart, Jack Hinds, Finn Crowder


IMG_1017A team of 24 Y3-6 children competed against 47 other schools at the Gateshead International Stadium on Friday 26 June in the Primary School Athletics Festival. The children participated in a variety of field, track and relay/middle distance events. A number of children did really well to reach the semi-finals of their respective events with Tia doing fantastically well to progress through to reach the finals in the skipping event. Lucy was another star performer who managed the longest distance in the ‘Standing Javelin Ball throw’ which secured her and Sacred Heart a gold medal. Fantastic work Lucy! All the children were brilliant all day long in cheering and supporting each other and were a real credit to Sacred Heart.

Team: Lucy Preston, Sassy Laws, Evie Iles, Tia Peart, Amelia Kirchner, Nancy Sloan, Archie Small, Shay Robson, Luke Robinson-Crow, Joseph Stewart, Jacob Ward, Lucas Cairns, Georgia Garrett, Emily Dinning, Katie Shield, Faye Berry, Molly Hopper, Mia Sargeant, Jonathan Hall, Elliott Ward, Roni Doka, Josh Manning, Connor Arnell.


IMG_0998-150x150Bike Ability: The children in Year 5/6 carried out their Bike Ability training on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 June. Bikeability is ‘cycling proficiency’ for the 21st century, designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads. There are three Bikeability levels, with each level designed to help improve their cycling skills, no matter what they know already. Levels 1, 2 and 3 take trainees on a journey from the basics of balance and control, all the way through to planning and making a journey by themselves on busier roads. Children will typically start Bikeability lessons once they have learnt to ride a bike. Level 1 will help new riders to control their bike before they move on to developing on-road skills at Level 2. Level 2 is usually tackled by children in Years 5 or 6, before they leave primary school. The children all worked really well to complete level 1 and 2 ensuring that they are as safe as possible when they hit the road on their bikes.

photo 1Skipping Festival: We had a fantastic time at the skipping festival this week. We competed against other schools in different skipping skills such as speed bounce and the pretzel. We also performed a skip dance choreographed by Miss Barrass and we won the silver medal! Despite some stiff competition we also won some individual awards for the skipping skills. Well done Y3/4 you did a fantastic job!

photo 1Tri-Golf Tournament: A fantastic day was had by year 2 as they competed in a Tri-Golf tournament at Kingsmeadow school on Wednesday . We had to compete in lots of different activities which worked on different golf skills such as chipping, target practice and putting. We had so much fun and one of our teams ended up taking the bronze medal and our other team came 5th. Year 2 definitely has some future golfers!

IMG_0991Go Run for Fun: Eve, Maddison, Amelia, Quincy, Milly, Ella, Maddie, James, Abbie, Joseph, Archie, Jessica, Lily and William all representing Sacred Heart at the Gateshead Go run For Fun event on Friday 22 May! The campaign takes place across a number of venues and indeed Countries (including France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and the USA).  However, this year’s GATESHEAD GO RUN FOR FUN was the BIGGEST TO TAKE PLACE SINCE THE CAMPAIGN BEGAN (with over 2,500 participants due to take part at Saltwell Park)! There were even a couple of Special Guests - Mayor of Gateshead, Councillor Neil Weatherley (who started the race proceedings) and Elite Athlete, Richard Kilty (who lead the mass warm-up and interacted with participants) he is World and Indoor European Champion 2015 in 60m (Prague and Sopot), European 4x100 Relay Champion 2014, British 200m Silver Medal2013, UK U23 200m Champion 2009, Glasgow Commonwealth Games 4x100 Relay Silver Medal 2014 and 2nd in the Great City Games Manchester 2015 in the 60m.IMG_0995

As a result of attending this event, Sacred Heart is a step closer to achieving ’Determination’ & ’Excellence’ awards as part of the ’Blazing The Trail’ Kitemark Programme


image1 (3)Girls Football Team:  On Friday 20 March Molly Hopper, Millie Sampson, Mia Sargeant, Emily Potts and Katie Shield took part in the first round of this year's girls football tournament. The girls have it their all and Mille scored us a goal! The next round is after the Easter holidays and the girls can't wait!

Football: The Year 5/6 boys took part in their final round of league matches on Wednesday 18 March. The team was up against it again with only seven players and no substitutes. Despite this, the boys did really well in some tight matches. In four games, they managed a draw and three losses with the three losses coming in back to back games! The boys had a great time and showed great determination throughout. Highlights from the games included an audacious 30 yard lob from Connor which just went past the post and some fantastic shop-stopping from Max. Well done boys!

Dance Festival: On Tuesday 17 March, 20 children from Years 3 to 6 performed ‘Hard Knock Life’ at The Sage Gateshead for the annual Dance Festival - they have all worked very hard outside and inside of school time. We would also like to say a special thank-you to the ‘Friends’ of the school who have put in a lot of time and effort to make the fabulous costumes for the event.

untitledKS1 Multi-Sports: On Wednesday 11 March, 9 children from our brilliant KS1 conquered 26 other primary schools to take medals in this wonderful event - the competition was strong but they all demonstrated great determination in running throwing and catching events! 

IMG_0912Football: The boys in Year 5/6 played their second round of league matches on Wednesday 4 March with four matches against some stiff opposition. The boys also had another issue in that there we no substitutions which meant that the seven boys in attendance had to play every minute of every match. The team acquitted themselves really well with some close matches resulting in a draw and three losses. Strangely, the biggest defeat happened in a match where the boys had several really good chances but were unable to convert them. The next set of matches are in two weeks time where we hope for some more luck and a victory or two! Well done to all the boys for their fantastic effort. 


Football: A big untitled4well done to the Y6 football team who competed yesterday at Redheugh FC. The format was four leagues of four teams with the winner of each league progressing to a knock out round. The boys started really well with a 2-1 win with two goals from 'The Hitman' Harry. The next game proved to be much tougher which resulted in a 3-2 loss. However, the boys scored two cracking goals from Harry and Jonathan . The boys needed a win in their final game but it wasn't to be with a 2-0 loss being the outcome. All the games were really close and the boys did themselves proud.


untitled3Football: On Monday 26 January, our Y6 football team went to a tournament at Gateshead Leisure Centre where we played 5 matches against other schools. Our team line up was 5-a-side. Up front we had Messi - also known as Harry and Aguero also known as Max . In midfield we had Oscar - also known as Andrew and Adam – also known as de Jong. In defense we had Company and Cahill also known as Jonathan and Elliott. Finally we had Neuer - also known as Connor as goalkeeper. We took turns to be on the bench but Connor didn’t because he was our only goalie. We played five matches, winning three, drawing one and losing one. We finished 3rd in the league – 1 point behind 2nd place and 2 points behind 1st place. We had loads of fun! Our biggest victory was a 3-1 victory with Harry, Adam and Jonathan the super scorers. By Connor and Jonathan (Year 6 team).


KS1 Athleimage2tics Festival: On Friday 24 November, 10 children from Years 1 and 2 went to Gateshead Leisure Centre to compete in the KS1 indoor athletics festival. The children performed fantastically in events such as long jump, throwing and sprinting and some of the children's parents and grandparents even turned up to support them. It was a great afternoon and everyone is very proud of their effort.


untitled1Football: A big well done to our Year 5/6 football team who played in their first round of league matches on Wednesday 15 October. The team took some time to find their rhythm with two narrow defeats in their opening two games. A 0-0 draw followed with Roni Doka going close to a winner when his shot was cleared off the line. Their hard work finally paid off in our final game when Harry Lawrence lashed one in the net to secure a 1-0 win! Two games unbeaten. Let's keep it up boys!


untitledCross Country: On Wednesday 1 October six Y5 children went to Watergate Park to partake in the cross country event. Josh, Finn, Roni, Katie, Molly and Charlotte all did our school proud competing against lots of other Gateshead schools. We can't wait for next year!