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Sports at Holy Name 

At Holy Name we are proud of all our children. 

Children are encouraged and supported to take part in a range of different sporting activities through attending  sporting events as well as having outdoor agencies providing opportunities to continue to develop a love for sport, exercise and well being. 

As a school we use Premier Sport to provide us with great after school clubs for both KS1 and KS2. 

School Games Mark

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our events possible. We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven’t previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community. We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. We look forward to applying once again in 2023!

Healthy Week

We had a fantastic week for Healthy Week! Children took part in a range of intra competitions including: skipping, netball, rounders and multi-skills. We have been inspired by the Birmingham Commonwealth Games and have worked to achieve our personal bests when completing different sporting challenges.

Cully's 7 Rugby Competition

Year 6 had a great afternoon taking part in the Cully's 7 Rugby League Inter Competition.

Girls Football

Congratulations to our girls who were runners up in the Gregory the Great Plate 7 aside football competition. They won 5 of their 7 games with only a 6 member team. We are extremely proud of your effort and determination!

Sports Day 2022

We had a wonderful morning at our Sports Day! It was great to be able to all get back together again and celebrate the sporting achievements of all our children.

Mini Mermaid Impact Report

Please find attached the Mini Mermaid post programme report.

Mini Mermaids

We are proud to have Mini Mermaid Running Club UK at Holy Name. These programmes are for girls, ages 7-11, which combine physical activity and mindfulness to strengthen girls self-confidence, self-esteem and self-compassion. Girls take part in different themed curriculums that includes a mix of discussions, journaling, games and workouts to help a girl discover and celebrate her own worth and value. ​The co-designed curriculum celebrates heart, mind and body strength The multi-year programmes, include discussions, journaling, games, workouts and culminates with a 5km challenge. Mini Mermaids use running; its simplicity makes it accessible to everyone. We work to get all girls involved, especially those at risk of stopping physical activity, by creating a fun, judgement-free environment in which girls feel safe exploring different types of movement. Running, in all its various forms, acts as the conduit through which girls experience the joy of being active and feel the connection between movement and well-being.

Diwali Dance Workshop

Children took part in fantastic workshop provided by West End in Schools.

Skipping School

Year 4 enjoyed their training sessions with the Skipping School to prepare for the skipping festival competition.

Sport Relief Week

We ran marathons, skipped and took part in aerobics!