Throughout the school year our children are lucky enough to take part in many sporting events in the local area. You can read a summary of these below as well as view photos.
We were incredibly lucky to be gifted a very generous donation from Battens Charitable Trust and our own PTFA to purchase new running vests and football kits for the children to compete in.
Primary Cross-Country Relay Races
The final event of the Primary Cross-Country season took place at Colfox School. The children ran as teams of 4, comprising of 2 boys and 2 girls. They each ran a lap of the 1km course and then handed the baton on to their teammate. We performed incredibly well in all races. We won both the Year 3/4 and the Year 5/6 team races with the A teams of Roxi, Arthur, Betsy and Ollie - Ellie, Louie, Evlyn and Keiran. Our Year 5/6 B team including; Immie, Rohan, Annie and Olly were also the 1st place B team. This strong performance capped off an amazing Cross-Country season which saw us winning at every event. Thank you to our amazing parent volunteers for training our runners so well!
Claysmore School Cross-Country Races
Every year, we send our eldest runners to the Claysmore School Relays races, this gives them a chance to challenge themselves against other quality runners. It also gives them a taste of what Cross-Country events will be like in the future when they go on to run for their Secondary Schools. This was a large event with 717 runners running across the Year 5, 6, 7 and 8 events. Ellie, Evlyn, Annie and Immie - Louie, Olly, Keiran and Rohan all ran their legs superbly, this was a much longer run than any of them had done before at 1.5 miles long. The girls finished 11th whilst the boys finished 20th. Everyone had a brilliant day out, the children received 'Finisher' T-Shirts as well as snack boxes to replenish their energy.
Year 3/4 Futsal Tournament
Futsal is a variant of football played with a heavier ball to put emphasis on keeping the ball on the ground. Our Year 3/4 team gave it a go in the tournament hosted by Colfox School. Throughout the afternoon they played a series of matches, remaining unbeaten throughout. They finished in 2nd place having drawn 1 more match but still qualified for the finals to be played next month. Well done to; Oli, Daniel, Ollie, Monty, Oscar, our captain Milo and Arthur - who was named our Player of the Tournament.
Primary-Cross Country Race 2 - Colfox School
The running team ventured to Colfox school for the next installment of their Cross-Country season. 26 runners took part, many making their competitive debut for the school. They all did amazingly well on a long course. In the Year 3/4 Girls' race - Betsy and Roxi battled all the way with Betsy eventually pulling away in the final stages to claim her first victory. Roxi finished 2nd and, along with Marley and Amelia, they claimed the team trophy. We had an amazing 10 boys running in the Year 3/4 race, Ollie was our highest finisher in a very strong 5th place - Arthur, Malachy and Milo joined him to take 2nd spot in the Team trophy. In the Year 5/6 Girls' race, the quartet of Ellie, Evlyn, Annie and Immie scored a combined 41 points - clinching 2nd place. Our Year 5/6 Boys rounded off the afternoon by lifting the team award, Keiran and Louie battled it out for 2nd and 3rd whilst Olly in 7th and Rohan in 14th completed an excellent team effort. A massive well done to all other runners; Isaac, Monty, Daniel, Leo, Wesley, Peter, Poppy, Matilda, Liam and Mikiel. A massive thank you goes out once again to our amazing parent volunteers who training these runners so well!
Primary-Cross Country Race 1 - Beaminster School
Our Cross-Country team braved the tough, muddy conditions at Beaminster School for Cross-Country Race 1. The Year 3 and 4 runners took on a daunting 1.2km course but performed brilliantly. Betsy came second overall in the Girls' race and the Boy's came second as a team with Ollie securing third place individually. Well done to Belle, Milo, Arthur, Malachy, Peter and Daniel also.
The Year 5 and 6 runners were challenged with a 1.5km course, winding around the school field twice before going through the woods. Keiran won the boys race and along with Louie (3rd), Olly (9th) and Rohan (16th) secured the Boys' A Team trophy. Liam and Mikiel also put in a great performance to secure the B Team trophy. The Year 5/6 Girls also did extremely well, Ellie (5th), Annie (6th), Evlyn (8th) and Angel (14th) were the second place Girls team with Jasmin and Poppy also running strongly to finish 17th and 28th respectively.
Kenway Cup Football
The school football team attempted to defend their Kenway Cup title in the tournament hosted by Bridport Primary School. They played 4 games, winning 1, losing 2 and drawing 1 which meant that unfortunately they did not progress to the final. It was a brilliant effort by all however against some very tough opposition. Well played Olly, Louie, Hunter, Leo, Riley, Filip, Rohan, Keiran, Jacob, Liam and Harry!
Primary Leadership Academy
8 of our Year 5 attended the Primary Leadership Academy at Beaminster School to learn the important skills they needed to become Bronze Sports Ambassadors within our school. They took part in 4 workshops throughout the day which focused on planning, communication and delivery skills as well as demonstrating some activities them. They will now return to school and implement their new skills to help other children access sport at St. Catherine's. Well done to Filip, Annie, Evlyn, Rohan, Daniel, Poppy, Rylo and Immie!
Congratulations to our amazing netball team who took part in the High5 netball tournament at Colfox School. They performed superbly against 6 other schools and narrowly missed out on lifting the trophy, finishing second. Thank you to Mrs Pirus for training them so brilliantly and well done to Rohan, Ellie, Olly, Jacob, Jasmin, Tilda and Amelia for doing so well!
Colmers Hill Cross-Country
Well done to our amazing Cross-Country runners from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 . Some of the children had never been in a Cross Country race before and conditions were very tough with lots of mud! Our Boy's A team came in first place with a very strong combined score of 13. Our Girl's A Team came 2nd overall. The results were as follows:
Boys : Keiran 1st, Riley 2nd, Louie 4th, Olly 6th, Rohan 8th, Ollie 11th, Malachy 13th, Arthur 17th and Liam 18th
Girls: Evlyn 3rd, Betsy 4th, Ellie 6th, Annie 12th, Angel 13th, Amelia 15th, Poppy 21st
They were all amazing and were cheering on each other, another lovely event enjoyed by all!
Bridport Tag Rugby Festival
We attended the local schools tag rugby tournament hosted by Bridport Rugby Club. Here we competed against other primary schools, playing 8 games, winning 7 and drawing 1 - which meant we were the overall winners!
We are extremely grateful to our two amazing parent volunteers, Mr Vercoe and Mr Stephens, who trained our team so well.
We were so proud of all of the players, not just for winning but for working so well together. One of the players lead the warm-up, one of our players was helping to serve refreshments and one player played for another team due to them not having enough girls. The team supported each other the whole morning and it was a pleasure to be with them!
Well done to Louie, Liam, Annie, Ellie, Poppy, Martha, Jacob, Riley, Owain, Rohan, Olly and Harrison!
Some of our Year 5/6 children took part in an Orienteering event at Colfox School. The children had to study their map and follow a course, tapping their dibbers on the points in the correct order and the fastest time. We are very thankful to Mr Kite for running this session and look forward to attending the other sessions hosted by other schools!