Around 25 gymnasts entered the Inter house competition. After 2 very close rounds three children were chosen. Winning the bronze medal was Adam of St Gabriel House, silver was Lucy and gold Florence of St. Michael House.
Pupils at St. Joseph's have been challenged to become more active everyday. Skipping is the chosen activity in KS1 and 2 with the foundation stage combining a mixture of running, riding and skipping. Children at the lower end of the school had to complete 160 minutes of activity to gain a "great competitor" badge with KS2 being expected to do 240 minutes. 47 children received award badges with many more almost ready to gain their badges. Next challenge is 240 minutes for the lower school and 360 minutes for KS2. Good Luck!!!
St. Joseph’s entered the sports partnership tennis tournament for year 3 and 4. There were 16 teams from all over the Ribble Valley.
The team did amazingly well beating teams from Gisburn, Bolton-by-Bowland, Brookside and Barrow. They drew with Chatburn but on the overall points score Chatburn won by 1 point. We are very proud of our Tennis team.
Sadly we were unable to have our stations of the Cross outside due to the rainy weather. However the whole school listened to Mr Crabtree as he described each of the stations. The behaviour of the children was excellent as they followed the last hours of Christ. Each child had made their own cross which they brought to the service.
After our Stations of the Cross Father Tim Curtis and Canon Brian McConkey presented each child with a fairtrade, Real Easter egg as a gift from the parishes and school.
Friday assembly was led by Sean Ryan the Caritas refugee resettlement officer for the North West based in Manchester. He spoke about the Hummingbird project which is inspired by the words of Pope Francis when he encouraged all Catholics to be involved in the resettlement of refugee families.
Sean led parents, staff and children in an all action welcome song in preparation for the arrival of a refugee family which is to be supported by the Catholic and Anglican parishes in Hurst Green.
The tournament began before Christmas with over 30 entrants. Eventually there was a three way play off for the top spot between Bert, Michael and Jacob. The standard of play was very high and the matches had to be played twice to find an eventual winner. Congratulations to all three players. The final winner was Michael from St. Michael's house for the second year in succession .