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Sport News 2018-19

Gisburn Road achieve the School Games Gold Mark Award

12th July 2019

Gisburn Road achieve the Gold Mark for 2nd consecutive year!

We are proud to announce for the 2nd year in a row we have successfully achieved the Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Mark Award. A big thank you to all the staff, children and parents who continue to help us achieve this. We believe we are continuing to grow in PE and Sport at Gisburn Road and would like to continue with the fantastic strides we have made in recent times. We are very proud as a school to be awarded the Gold Mark and we will try our upmost to maintain the Gold Mark Award for the 3rd year running in the 2019/20 school year!

Year 2 Sports Day Festival

12th July 2019

Key Stage 1 Sports Day @ Barnoldswick Church School

Well done to all the children from Year 2 who took part in the KS1 Sports Day at Barnoldswick Church School on Friday afternoon. The children took part in lots and lots of different activities in a carousel – looking at running, jumping, kicking and throwing skills. The children all tried extremely hard, worked really well as a team and most importantly – had lots of fun. The children all also represented the school in a magnificent way. Well done team! Also, a big thank you to Church School for hosting the event and for their brilliant hospitality throughout the afternoon!

Team: Ruby, Isabella, Pippa. Rosie, Evie, Ebony, Logan, James, Bertie, Bradley, Connor and Charlie.

Gisburn Road represent Pendle at Lancashire School Games

2nd July 2019

Year 4/5 Dodgeball Team represent Pendle @ Lancashire School Games

A massive well done to our Year 4/5 Dodgeball team who represented Team Pendle at the Lancashire School Games at Stanley Park in Blackpool on Tuesday. The team played 3 games against other Lancashire boroughs, making it through to the next round, before bowing out against the eventual winners – Ribble Valley in the quarter finals. The children all had a fantastic experience and will cherish the memories made.

Team: Aimee, Jasmine, Willow, George, Laila, Bailey, Tyler and Harry.

Year 3 and Year 4 Cross Country Competition

26th June 2019

Year 3/4 Cross Country Competition @ Earby Primary School

Well done to all our Cross Country competitors who did fantastic on Wednesday afternoon at Earby Springfield. The girls went first and all had to run 1.2 miles around the fields of Earby Springfield, all finishing their run in the top 30 girls out of the 45 that entered. The boys then went next and did magnificent too. All of our boys finished in the top 14 out of the 45 boys who entered. This meant that when the overall team positions were read out at the end, the girls finished in overall 4th position out of the 8 schools and the boys finished in runners up position out of the 8 schools that had entered. A great effort from all our runners and shows that Marathon Kids is slowly working. Well done team!

Team: Evie, Ebony, Ella, Theo, Thomas, Ethan and Nathan.

Year 5 and Year 6 Girls Cricket Borough Finals

21st June 2019

Year 5/6 Girls Cricket Borough Finals @ Colne Cricket Club

Well done to the Year 5/6 Cricket team who finished in 4th position this afternoon in the borough finals at Colne Cricket Club. The girls have shown some great progress in Cricket, showing improvement in batting, bowling and fielding. A great achievement to finish in 4th position out of all the schools who have taken part in Pendle. Well done girls!

Team: Emily, Laila, Willow, Isla, Amaya, Lily, Charlotte and Hannah.

Year 5 and Year 6 Orienteering Competition

13th June 2019

Year 5/6 Orienteering Competition @ Holt House

Well done to our Year 5/6 Orienteering team who took part in a competition on Thursday morning at a very wet and cold Holt House. The children all used their maps, stopwatches and stationary to successfully work out where each control was around the fields of Holt House. The children all worked well as a team and come in a respectable 7th position. Well done Orienteers!

Team: Grace, Lia-J, Mahek, Harris, Tyler and Michael.

Year 3 and Year 4 Tennis Competition

11th June 2019

Year 3/4 Tennis Competition @ Pendle Vale College

Well done to our Year 3/4 Tennis team who finished in Runners Up position on Monday afternoon in the Pendle Schools Tennis Competition at Pendle Vale College. The children played 3 games in the group stages against other local schools – winning them all convincingly before reaching the final where they narrowly missed out winning the overall competition to a very strong Earby Springfield outfit. The children all played fantastic throughout the afternoon in very windy conditions, putting all the skills they have learnt recently in PE in to action. The children showed a great attitude and teamwork too. Well done team!

Team: Matthew, Kai, Hannah and Daisy.

Year 5 and Year 6 Tri Duathlon Challenge

6th June 2019

Year 5/6 Tri Duathlon Challenge @ The Steven Burke Cycling Hub

Well done to the 15 children from Year 5/6 who were lucky enough to take part in a Duathlon Challenge on Thursday morning at The Steven Burke Cycling Hub. The children had to run 200 metres, then get on to a bike and cycle 800 metres and then finally put their bike down and run another 200 metres. A big thank you to British Cycling for hosting the event and Fiona from the Pendle School Sport Partnership for giving our children the opportunity to try out a Duathlon Challenge – all the children had a great morning!

Team: Gabby, Michael, Katie, Willow, Eva, Harry, Harris, Isabelle, Lia-J, Jasmine, Isla, Sophie, Jamie, Rosie and Dylan.

Year 5 and Year 6 Girls Cricket Competition

6th June 2019

Year 5/6 Girls Cricket Competition @ Earby Cricket Club

Well done to our Year 5/6 Girls Cricket team who have qualified for the Pendle School finals in two weeks time. The girls showed some great skills when they were batting, bowling and fielding throughout their games, meaning they came in Runners Up position and have therefore qualified for the next round at Colne Cricket Club. Good luck in the next round girls!

Team: Willow, Ruby, Amaya, Hannah, Emily, Isla, Lily and Charlotte.

Year 3 and Year 4 Football Festival

5th June 2019

Year 3/4 Football Festival @ Fisher More High School

Well done to our Year 3/4 Football team who played in their first competitive games together on Wednesday evening at Fisher More against other local schools. The children showed some good potential and now need to build on this for next year!

Gisburn Road 2-3 Coates Lane

Gisburn Road 1-2 Trawden Forest

Team: Ethan, Nathan, Zseylke, Dainton, Matthew, Kai, Charlie and Hannah.

Fixtures & Events

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Sport Partnership

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In July 2018 we gained the Gold Level for the School Games Mark and maintained it in 2019.



Schools are allocated a sum of money, called Primary PE and Sport Funding, to support all children and improve the quantity, quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.