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Reverend C. Watson (Headteacher)
News and Notices
Sports Report 5 – 2018/19
YEAR 7/8 RUGBY BURY CE HIGH SCHOOL VS WOODHEY HIGH SCHOOL
On Thursday 9 March the boys rugby team played away at Woodhey High School. Woodhey were in the stronger position throughout the first half leading by 7 tries to none, but after the halftime break Bury CE High School returned to the field with an improved attitude and managed to bring the score back to 7-4, at one point the game got tense towards the end with Woodhey putting on some substitutes towards the last five minutes and gaining the lead 8-4. Then I gained a try on behalf of Bury CE High School in the last play of the game, running from the back corner of their half to score a try the end the final score was 8-5. Bury CE High School look forward to having a better season next year.
If anyone is interested in playing rugby ask Mr Connolly in the PE Department if you can take part.
Jack R, 8BG
On Tuesday 30 April Miss Hulme took 12 Girls to the Armitage Sports Centre to represent the school in the U13’s and U15’s Greater Manchester School Games competing in Volleyball. The girls performed excellently against some tough opponents. They narrowly missed out on a medal and both teams finished in 4th place overall. A massive well done to all involved!
On Wednesday 1 May Miss Hulme took 12 Boys to the Armitage Sports centre to represent the school in the U13’s and U15’s Greater Manchester School Games competing in Volleyball. The boys performed excellently against some tough opponents. The U15’s narrowly missed out on a medal and finished in 4th place overall. The U13’s finished in 6th place. A massive well done to all involved!
YEAR 8 BOYS AND GIRLS DODGEBALL
Bury CE High School entered a Year 8 Boys team and a Year 8 Girls team in the Bury School Dodgeball Competition at Woodhey on Wednesday 8 May. This competition was open to all the secondary schools in the Bury local authority. All the students from Bury CE High School who attended were brilliant. The Girls team finished 3rd overall in Bury and the Boys team came 1st overall in Bury. Well done to all the students who played. Player of the competition on the Girls team was Ruby and player of the competition on the Boys team was Ashkan. The Boys team will now go on to represent Bury in the Greater Manchester School Games on Wednesday 26 June.
YEAR 7 BOYS FOOTBALL
Well done to the Year 7 Boys Football team who beat a really strong team from St Monica’s in the semi-final of the Bury Schools Cup. Bury CE High School won the game 4-0 and the player of the match from Bury CE High School was Alfie C.
Scorers from Bury CE High School were Theo with 2 goals and Alfie D with 2 goals.
Bury CE High School now go on to play Elton in the final of the Bury Schools Cup on Tuesday 14 May.
YEAR 8 BOYS BASKETBALL
The Year 8 Boys Basketball team played in a Bury Schools Competition at Philips on Monday 13 May. Bury CE High School were in a group with Philips, St Monica’s and Prestwich.
In the first game Bury CE High School lost to a really strong team from Philips. Bury CE High School then played St Monica’s in the second game and this ended up a draw. It was a really end to end game against St Monica’s with both teams taking the lead at different times. In the third game Bury CE High School beat Prestwich.
Bury CE High School came joint second in their group but unfortunately just missed out on qualification on the difference between baskets scored and baskets conceded.
Well done to the students who played from Bury CE High School and the player of the match was Andrew.
YEARS 7-9 BASKETBALL PRACTICE
Basketball training for Years 7-9 is after school on Mondays and is open to all students. Bury CE High School is really fortunate to have an expert coach leading the training. Larry Spencer used to play Basketball to a really high standard and even played against the world famous Michael Jordan. Students have really enjoyed working with Larry and this Basketball club will continue after May half term in preparation for next season.
On Friday 3 May Miss Hulme took a group of 30 Year 7 pupils to Bury College for a sports event organised by BTEC L3 Sport students. Pupils where split into 5 teams that they would compete in for the remainder of the day. Throughout the day pupils used their teamwork, communication, agility and co-ordination skills to overcome a selection of tasks and challenges. These included a pit of doom, Ninja Warrior playground, treasure hunt, sports snakes and ladders and NFL throwing. Pupils excelled at overcoming obstacles and thrived on the competitive element of the day. Each team worked fantastically together and where a credit to themselves and the school. Overall it was the yellow team who clinched top spot and came away with a medal for their success. Certificates where also awarded in the closing ceremony to celebrate the pupils contribution, effort and participation. It was an extremely well organised and fun day that the pupils thoroughly enjoyed.
“On the day we had a variety of different challenges we had to accomplish. When we arrived we had a welcome talk about what was going to happen throughout the day. We were put into teams and started doing our challenges. We did NFL Football, Ninja Warrior course, Blind Folded course, big Snakes and Ladders, Basketball and categorising famous athletes with sports.
We found the coaches very welcoming and they explained the activities very well. The winners were the yellow team. Overall we all found it very helpful to improve our communication and teamwork skills. Olivia commented that it was a good experience but we need to bring more people. Millie said it was good and Ryan said it was great fun.”
Sam H, Luke A-M & Sophie W, Year 7
Year 7 and Year 8 End of Term Football Competition
In the last week of the Easter term our Year 7 and Year 8 students got the opportunity to enter a 7 a’side Football competition. In total 5 teams entered and each team could only have a maximum of 4 school team players. The standard of Football was really high and students really enjoyed this opportunity to play against each other.
The competition came down to the final game and a team from Year 8 won. The Year 7 team who entered came second but were absolutely brilliant throughout the competition.
Well done to all the students who took part.
YEAR 9 KICK BOXING WORLD CHAMPION
Well done to Georgia in Year 9 who recently won gold at the ICO Kick Boxing World Championships to become the world champion for her age group in this sport. This is the second year in a row that Georgia has become world champion. This is an absolutely fantastic achievement and everyone in school is really proud.
“In November I will be competing in the WKKC World Championships which is being held in New York, America. I qualified for this competition in March. I had to fight a number of people from around Europe as only three people can qualify.
This is an amazing achievement for me. However, it will not be easy as I have already started my training routine but I feel the hard work will pay off.
Kickboxing is a brilliant sport for anyone.”
MANCHESTER CITY V CARDIFF CITY
Many thanks to Manchester City FC for providing staff and students at Bury CE High School with some free tickets for the Manchester City v Cardiff City premier league game Wednesday 3 April. It was a great opportunity for staff and students from school to go and see live premier league Football. The staff and students from Bury CE High School really enjoyed the game which Manchester City won 2-0.
ROCHDALE RUFC UNDER 13’S LANCASHIRE CUP SUCCESS
Well done to Adam and Jack in Year 8 who were part of a really successful Rochdale RUFC Under 13’s team who have won the Lancashire Cup for Rugby Union. This is a brilliant achievement for all who played on the team and even more impressive given the high standard of opposition that Rochdale RUFC had to beat in order to win the cup. Well done from everyone at Bury CE High School.
AQA GCSE PE REVISION WEBINARS AND REVISION
The PE Department at Bury CE High School organised for two AQA GCSE PE revision webinars to be shown as part of the AQA GCSE PE revision programme. These revision webinars were led by a lead AQA GCSE PE examiner and expert called Ross Howitt. The first revision webinar focused on all aspects of Paper 1 with the second focusing on all aspects Paper 2.
Additional GCSE PE theory revision and catch up is on every week at the following times and all AQA GCSE PE students are welcome:
Every Monday after school until 4.35pm – please meet at the Sports Hall
Every Tuesday and Wednesday lunch in S1 (Drama)
Students doing AQA GCSE PE must remember that theory is worth 70% of final grades in AQA GCSE PE.
YEAR 7 & 8 GIRLS RUGBY
On Tuesday 14 May Miss Hulme took the Year 7 & 8 girls’ rugby team to compete in a local friendly competition against Woodhey and Broadoak. It was a great opportunity for all girls to show off their talents and skills in a friendly yet competitive environment. The girls walked away with 2 successful victories. A massive well done to everyone, it was great to see so many females involved in rugby! The player of the competition was Nicole Hornby.
GREATER MANCHESTER COUNTY SCHOOLS FA GIRLS U15S CUP FINAL
Wednesday 15 May saw the U15 girls football team take part in the GMCSFA U15s Cup final. The girls had done an amazing job getting to the final beating some tough opposition on the way. The final was equally as hard against a very good Crompton House team. The girls twice came from behind to finish normal time 2-2, forcing extra time. It was only in the last 30 seconds of extra time, with the game almost set to go to penalties, Crompton House somehow managed to squeeze the ball over the line to win the game 3-2. The standard of football was very high and the game was played in a very high tempo throughout and end to end, which in the warm weather was admirable and showed just how determined the girls were to do well. The girls did themselves and the school proud and should be very pleased with their achievement. We couldn’t have asked anymore of from them, they gave it everything they had and more. Well done to Esme, Hollie, Sophie, Olivia, Makenzie, Jasmine, Faith, Robyn, Emma and Emily.
Mock Interview Evening 2019
On Tuesday 9th April our Year 10 pupils took part in the Mock Interview Evening at Bury Town Hall.
Each pupil completed a 15 minute interview with an employer in a formal setting. At the end of the interview our pupils were given specific feedback about their interview.
Prior to the evening, all Year 10 pupils took part in a Mock Interview Evening Preparation Deeper Learning Day. They learnt how to write a CV and cover letter and had to produce this for the employer during their interview. During the Deeper Learning Day pupils also took part in an interview skills workshop.
The evening was a fantastic success and a crucial part of our pupils educational experience. The interviewers were extremely impressed with the professionalism of our pupils and many of our pupils felt that the experience and feedback they received during the evening will allow them to be more confident in future interviews.
Well done Year 10!
PE Extra-Curricular Timetable
Sports Report 4 – 2018/19
YEAR 7 FOOTBALL
On Wednesday 27 March the Year 7 boys football team played against Woodhey in the quarter finals.
It was a tense game up to about the second half until we scored more. Roman, Charlie, Zak, Kakrah, Pannin, Alfie D, Alfie C, Theo, George, Jake and Kyle all played in the game. Roman scored 3, Alfie D 1 and Kyle 1. The man of the match award was shared between Roman and Kakrah.
Bury CE High School won the game 5-2 and we are now through to the finals. Roman, Year 7
YEAR 7 AND 8 BADMINTON COMPETITION V ST GAB’S
Twenty students from Year 7 and Year 8 played some competitive Badminton games against St Gabriel’s on Thursday 28 February. Students played single games on half a court and points scored from each game were added to give a total for Bury CE High School and a total for St Gabriel’s. All the students who attended really enjoyed playing for school and it was great to see some students who had not represented school before playing. The attitude of all our students was excellent and the games were played in a really good spirit.
The total scores finished at follows:
Bury CE High School: 620 Badminton points scored
St Gabriel’s High School: 391 points scored
Well done to the students who played and we hope to arrange more Badminton games in future.
YEAR 8 HANDBALL FINALS
The Year 8 Boys and Girls Handball teams played St Gabriel’s in a final game to decide who would go on to represent the Bury Local Authority in the Winter Games. The Winter Games took place on Tuesday 19 March and involved schools from each local borough in the Greater Manchester area. The Year 8 Boys Handball team beat St Gabriel’s by 10 points to 7 points on Tuesday 5 March. It was really pleasing to witness students using the skills they had developed in PE lessons in a competitive game.
Player of the match from Bury CE High School was Adam and leading scorer from Bury CE High School was Joe with 7 goals.
Well done to all the students who played on the team.
YEAR 7 AND YEAR 8 BOYS RUGBY COMPETITION
The Year 8 Boys Rugby team played in the first round of a competition on Wednesday 6 March at Bury Rugby Club. It was great to see so many players from Year 8 wanting to play competitive Rugby Union.
Bury CE High School beat St Monica’s 20 points to 5 points and then went on to beat Philips 15 points to 5 points. Players of the competition from Bury CE High School were Toby and Jake.
In the second round of games Bury CE High School entered a Year 7 and Year 8 team. The Year 7 team played their first competitive fixtures against St Monica’s and won but then lost to Crompton House. The Year 7 player of the match from Bury CE High School was Theo.
The Year 8 team played St Monica’s and won but then lost to Woodhey and Crompton House. Player of the matches was Issac.
YEAR 7 AND YEAR 8 BOYS RUGBY V BURY GRAMMAR
Bury CE High School took a 15 a-side team from Year 7 and a 15 a-side team from Year 8 to play Bury Grammar in a full size Rugby Union game. Both games were really close with Bury Grammar narrowly winning both games. All the students who played from Bury CE High School displayed brilliant attitudes and were a credit to the school
Player of the match from Year 8 was Adam and player of the match from Year 7 was Ryan.
YEAR 8 BOYS BASKETBALL
Bury CE High School played in a Year 8 Boys Basketball competition on Monday 11 March at Philips. Bury CE High School beat Castlebrook but then lost to a really strong team from Philips. In the decisive qualification game Bury CE High School just narrowly lost to St Gabriel’s 5 points to 3 points.
Player of the match from Bury CE High School was Lewie.
AFTER SCHOOL BASKETBALL CLUB
Bury CE High School have been delighted to welcome a new Basketball Coach to work with our students. Larry Spencer used to play Basketball outside of school to an incredibly high standard in America and England. Larry played against the world famous Michael Jordan in college Basketball in America. It is a fantastic opportunity for our students to get the opportunity to work with such a fabulous Basketball player and excellent coach. Basketball Club is on every Monday after school and is open to all students in school.
YEAR 10 BOYS FOOTBALL V E-ACT ROYTON AND CROMPTON ACADEMY
The Year 10 Boys Football team played a fixture on Tuesday 12 March against E-ACT Royton and Crompton Academy. The game was played away in very windy and cold conditions. Bury CE High School took an early lead through Leo but then became 3-1 down. Bury CE High School then started to make a comeback through a second goal from Bertie but eventually lost the game.
Player of the match from Bury CE High School was Kieran.
YEAR 9 BOYS FOOTBALL
The Year 9 Boys Football team played in the central venue league against Broad Oak and Tottington. Bury CE High School beat Broad Oak and then drew with Tottington.
Players of the competition were Ryan and James.
In the next round of games Bury CE High School beat St Gabriel’s 1-0 and also won two friendlies.
Player of the competition from this round of games was Ethan.
Year 10 got through to the final of the Bury Netball Tournament and lost to Bury Grammar 10 – 4. All girls played exceptionally well.
Year 9 got through to the semi final on the Bury Netball Tournament and lost to Bury Grammar. They all represented the school fantastically.
Year 8 came 4th in the Bury Netball Tournament. The standard was really high and the students from Bury CE High School played extremely well.
Bury CE vs Parrenthorn:
Year 10 won 20 -2 and Alice was the Player of the Match.
Year 9 lost 16 – 14 and Abigail was the Player of the Match.
Bury CE vs Elton:
Year 7 lost 7 – 5. The Players of the Match were Chloe and Milly.
Year 7 also came 2nd in the Bury Netball Tournament and lost narrowly to Bury Grammar. Player of the Tournament for Bury CE High School was Billie-Rose.
GREATER MANCHESTER SCHOOL WINTER GAMES – HANDBALL COMPETITION
On Tuesday 19 March Miss Hulme took a squad of eight Year 8 boys to represent the school at the U13’s Handball Competition in the Greater Manchester Winter School Games. The level of ability from across the borough was extremely high and the boys played some tough competitors. They showed grit and resilience and after a couple of 1-0 losses to start the day but they battled on and showed their sporting determination by picking up 2 wins and a draw to finish 7th overall in the tournament. This was a fantastic achievement. Well done to all the students who took part in this event.
On Tuesday 19 March a squad of eight pupils across KS3 represented the school in dance at the Greater Manchester Winter Games. The pupils where involved with a selection of workshops led by ASH Dance Company and really enjoyed their morning. In the competition the squad performed fantastically well and finished 2nd overall. They will now progress to represent Greater Manchester at the national competition against other schools from around the country. An amazing achievement, well done to all involved!
“On Tuesday 19 March 2019, my dance team and I went to a dance competition hosted by the regional school games. We worked our hardest for three weeks. All the blood, sweat and tears that were shed paid off as we came second out of 9-12 schools. Many thanks to Miss Mather for helping us during this competition!”
Nathan C, Year 8
YEAR 7 BOYS BASKETBALL
The Year 7 Boys Basketball team played in a Bury Schools Competition at Philips. Bury CE High School came second in their group and played Woodhey in the 3rd and 4th play-off match. Bury CE High School beat Woodhey in this game and came 3rd overall in Bury.
Player of the competition from Bury CE High School was Kyle.
The Year 7 Boys Basketball team also played a really strong team from Canon Slade in Bolton in the Junior NBA Basketball Competition. Bury CE High School lost the game but worked really hard.
Player of the match from Bury CE High School was Theo.
YEAR 8 BOYS FOOTBALL V PARRENTHORN
The Year 8 Boys Football team played away at Parrenthorn on Tuesday 26 March in the Bury Schools Cup. Bury CE High School started the game really well and went 1-0 up thanks to an excellent goal from Sam. Parrenthorn then scored two quick goals prior to half time. Bury CE High School kept going in the second half and eventually won the game 3-2 with Alfie scoring two goals.
Player of the match was Alfie.
YEAR 7 BOYS FOOTBALL V WOODHEY
Bury CE High School beat Woodhey 5-2 in the quarter-finals of the Bury Schools Cup. It was an excellent team performance and fantastic effort from our students.
The players of the match were Roman and Kakrah.
MANCHESTER CITY V CARDIFF CITY – FREE TICKETS
Bury CE High School were delighted to receive some free tickets for the Manchester City v Cardiff City game on the Etihad on Wednesday 3 April. The tickets were distributed to staff and students so they could go and attend a live Premier League game at Manchester City. Bury CE High School are really thankful to Manchester City for providing our staff and students with the free tickets and this fantastic opportunity.
YEAR 8 BOYS FOOTBALL SUCCESS
Well done to Jacob, Reuben and Ashkan in Year 8 who play Football outside of school for Walshaw Sports Club. The students have been part of a successful Under 13’s Walshaw team that have just won the Lancashire Football Cup and this is a tremendous achievement given the really high level of competition.
Association for PE Quality Mark with Distinction
The PE Department at Bury CE High School have recently applied for the PE Quality Mark from the Association for PE or ‘AFPE’ who are the only PE Association in the UK. The AFPE Quality Mark involves a self-review and evaluation of the PE Department and school sport across the whole school followed by a validation visit from an experienced PE professional. All aspects of PE and school sport across school are reviewed and looked at as part of the application. This PE Quality Mark is a prestigious award and one that shows the strength and quality of PE and school sport in a school.
Once the application form has been submitted alongside the validation report then the AFPE validation board meet to discuss and grade each application. Bury CE High School are delighted to announce that we have achieved the highest award possible and this was a ‘PE Quality Mark with Distinction’ This award is valid for 3 years and the school will now be signposted to the Department for Education as an exemplar school for PE and school sport.
Well done and many thanks to everyone who has helped in this process to get this fantastic award.
Sports Report 3 – 2018/19
YEAR 8 BOYS JUNIOR NBA BASKETBALL
The Year 8 Boys Basketball team were entered into the Junior NBA Basketball Competition. Bury CE
High School were in a group with 4 other schools. As part of the Junior NBA the school received a free
Basketball kit and match ball. The competition took place at Philips on Wednesday 10 January and the
students really enjoyed playing. The overall standard of Basketball was really high and Bury CE High
School finished 3rd out of 5 schools.
The results were as follows:
St Anne’s 5 Bury CE High School 10
Philips High School 30 Bury CE High School 4
St Gabriel’s 10 Bury CE High School 6
Elton High School 6 Bury CE High School 10
YEAR 8 BOYS GREATER MANCHESTER FOOTBALL PLATE
The Year 8 Boys Football team played Castlebrook in the Greater Manchester Football Plate. The game
had already had to be postponed twice due to poor weather before Christmas. Bury CE High School
played really well and won 4-1. The attitude of the students who played from our school was excellent and
it was really pleasing to see some of the students who have not played as much doing really well.
Scorers for Bury Church were Nikolas (2 goals), Sam (1 goal) and Alex (1 goal). Player of the match for
Bury CE High School was Alex.
YEAR 10 BOYS BASKETBALL V WOODHEY
Bury CE High School played Woodhey at Basketball in the Bury Schools 3rd and 4th play-off on Monday
21 January. Woodhey had the better on the 1st quarter but Bury CE High School then improved in the
2nd quarter and took the lead. Woodhey then had the better of the 3rd quarter with Bury CE High School
doing much better in the final quarter. The game finished with a draw and went into overtime.
The game was end to end with both teams desperate to win. Bury CE High School eventually won 34
points to 33 points with Ben scoring the winning basket at the very end of the game. Luke was the player
of the match from Bury CE High School.
Well done to all the students who played. Bury CE High School finished 3rd overall in the Year 10 Bury
School Basketball League and this is an excellent achievement.
YEAR 7 JUNIOR NBA V BURY GRAMMAR AND SOUTHLANDS
The Year 7 Boys Basketball team played in the first round of the Junior NBA Competition against Bury
Grammar and Southlands. Bury CE High School lost to Southlands but beat Bury Grammar. Player of the
competition from Bury Church was Kyle.
The Year 7 Boys Basketball team then played Southlands and Canon Slade in the Junior NBA
Competition. Bury CE High School worked really hard but lost narrowly to Southlands and then lost the
second to a really strong Canon Slade team. The students from our school kept going against two really
good teams. Player of the competition from Bury Church was Kyle.
YEAR 9 BOYS FOOTBALL V ST PETERS
Bury CE High School played a strong team from St Peters in the Greater Manchester Plate in the Greater
Manchester Plate. Bury CE High School lost 3-0 but gave a good account of themselves. Player of the
match from Bury CE High School was Ryan.
GREATER MANCHESTER CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS ON SATURDAY 2 FEBRUARY
Bury CE High School had a number of students who represented the authority at the annual Greater
Manchester Cross-Country Championships. The students were selected to represent Bury as they had
qualified in the top ten places for their age groups at the Bury Schools Cross-Country which was back in
It was a very cold day to compete following a week where we had lots of snow. The standard of
competitors was incredibly high and was the best Cross-Country runners from all over the Greater
Well done to Josh in Year 11, Malachi in Year 9, Hannah in Year 8, Faith in Year 7 and Roman in Year 7
who all represented Bury in this Greater Manchester event. It is a fantastic achievement to be selected.
YEAR 11 BOYS FOOTBALL V PARRENTHORN
The Year 11 Boys Football played Parrenthorn in the Bury Schools Cup on Wednesday 7 February. The
students from Bury CE High School played really well but lost the game. Player of the match from Bury
CE High School was Liam.
YEAR 7 GIRLS FOOTBALL COMPETITION
The Year 7 Girls Football played in a Bury Schools Football Competition and managed to come 3rd overall
in Bury. Player of the match was Olivia.
YEAR 7 AND YEAR 8 GIRLS NETBALL V ELTON
Year 7 and Year 8 played Netball against Elton. Both year groups lost the games but played really well
and enjoyed playing for school. The Year 7 players of the match were Chloe and Milly. The Year 8 player
of the match was Molly.
ASSOCIATION FOR PE QUALITY MARK
The PE Department at Bury CE High School are currently in the process of applying for a national award
in PE through the Association for PE. On Tuesday 12 February we had our inspection visit and
the inspector from the Association for PE was really positive about the PE Department and
also the whole school. As part of the inspection visit the inspector met with Mr Connolly (Head of PE) and
the PE Department. A learning walk in PE also took place and then the inspector met with Reverend
Watson and Mr Yarwood (Chair of Governor’s). After this the inspector met with member of the School
Sports Organising Committee and also with some other staff in school.
A final version of the application form along with the inspectors report will now be submitted to the
Association for PE Executive Board who will then make a decision on the outcome of our application. We
should know the outcome shortly after half term.
World Book Day 2019
World Book Day is Thursday March 7th!
There are lots of events happening which pupils can get involved in:
Dressing Up! Everyone is invited to come to school dressed as a favourite character. This could be from a book, comic or fairy tale. Pupils who dress up receive the added bonus of an early lunch on the day.
Sports Report 2 – 2018/19
In November, we took an U13s and an U15s team to the Greater Manchester School Games at Broughton Park RU to take part in Grapple Rugby. The day was all about inclusion and giving girls the opportunity to get involved with real rugby experience. Also allowing for pathways into local Clubs. The girls really enjoyed it – especially getting into contact and tackling.
Year 11 Girls Hockey
Congratulations to our Year 11 Girls Hockey team who have played their last rally for Bury CE High School. This was at Parrenthorn High School on Wednesday 14 November. Thank you for representing the school.
BURY CE HIGH SCHOOL RUGBY TRIP TO SALE SHARKS
Bury CE High School has been working closely with Sale Sharks as part of ‘Project Rugby’. Sale Sharks came in to teach and coach boys and girls in Core PE for Years 9-11 and this took place last half term. Sale Sharks also organised and led an after school Rugby Union Club every Thursday for students in Years 9-11 and help to provide a pathway for our students to play Rugby Union outside of school. We hope this Rugby Club will continue next half term.
After school on Friday 2 November a group of 36 of our students went to visit Sale Sharks. Training and games took place next to the Sale Sharks AJ Bell Stadium prior to our students watching Sale Sharks v Saracens live on the Friday evening. This was a great opportunity for the students who attended and they all really enjoyed going to visit Sale Sharks.
Sale Sharks have also been leading the Year 9 and Year 10 GCSE PE Rugby practical lessons for this half term and it has been really beneficial for our students to have access to the excellent coaching that Sale Sharks have provided.
Year 9 Rugby Competition
Bury CE High School played Woodhey and St Gabriel’s in two Year 9 Rugby Union competitions at Bury Rugby Club on Tuesday 13 November and Thursday 22 November. In the first round of games in the first week Bury CE High School beat both Woodhey and St Gabriel’s. In the second week of games Bury CE High School beat Woodhey but lost to St Gabriel’s.
Players of the match in Week 1 were Harrison and Waqas. Player of the match in Week 2 was Garrett.
Well done to all the students who played and it was great to see some students who have never played Rugby for school before representing school in these games.
SALE SHARKS – DEVELOPING PLAYER PROGRAMME
Bury CE High School put forward some Year 9 players for the Sale Sharks Developing Player Programme. This is the next level of Rugby Union after playing at a local level. The standard of Rugby Union on the Developing Player Programme is really high and students had to attend a number of local trials and training sessions against a large number of other boys from around the North-West of England.
The PE Department are pleased to report that Will, Harrison and Garrett from Year 9 made it on to the Sale Sharks Developing Player Programme and school are really proud of these achievements. Well done to Will, Harrison and Garrett on this fabulous achievement and good luck in the future.
YEAR 7 FOOTBALL COMPETITION – WINNERS
Bury CE High School beat Derby 1-0
Bury CE High School beat Tottington 1-0
Bury CE High School beat Woodhey 2-0
Bury CE High School beat St Gabriel’s 1-0
Bury CE High School beat Elton 2-0
Bury CE High School came top of the league with an unbeaten record and won the competition. Well done to all of the who played on the Year 7 Football team and Mr MacMahon who manages the team.
Player of the competition was Kyle who was outstanding throughout the competition.
NETBALL RESULTS V ELTON
Bury CE High School won 10-3 against Elton at Year 9 Netball. Abbie was the player of the match.
Bury CE High School won 25-9 against Elton at Year 10 Netball. Olivia was the player of the match.
YEAR 10 BASKETBALL
The Year 10 Boys Basketball league started after October half term. Bury CE High School played Parrenthorn in the first game of the league and won 42 points to 27 points. Player of the match was Callum.
Bury CE High School then played an incredibly strong team from Philips in the second game of the season. Bury CE High School lost 67 points to 34 points but credit must go to the team who kept going until the end of the game. Player of the match was Harry.
Bury CE High School drew 42 points to 42 points with St Monica’s in what was an excellent game that was incredibly close throughout. Well done to all the students who played but a special mention must go to Marcus from Year 9 who played up a year and Liam from Year 11 did an excellent job at refereeing. Player of the match was Luke.
Bury CE High School beat Broad Oak 46-34 in a close and competitive game. Well done to all the students who played. Player of the match was Adam who scored a large number of the Bury CE High School points.
YEAR 8 BOYS JUNIOR NBA BASKETBALL COMPETITION WINNERS
Well done to the Year 8 Basketball team who are the Bury Schools Basketball Champions following a competition at Philips on Monday 21 November. Bury CE High School were in a group with Castlebrook, Woodhey and Parrenthorn. Bury CE High School won all three games and so won the group to set up a final against Philips. Philips are a incredibly strong team who have a large numbers of players who play out of school. Bury CE High School came from 4-0 down to win the final 8-6 and this is a fantastic achievement. Well done to all the students who played and for winning the competition. The team from Year 8 was as follows:
Josh, Ryan, Lewie, Charlie, Adam – Player of the Competition from Bury CE High School, Jefferson, Mikyle and Noah
YEAR 8 BOYS BASKETBALL COMPETITION V ST GABRIEL’S
Bury CE High School played some half court games and full court games against St Gabriel’s on Monday 26 November. This was in preparation for the Junior NBA games. The scores from the half court games were added together and finished Bury CE High School 45 and St Gabriel’s 31.
The full court game finished Bury CE High School 11 and St Gabriel’s 6. Player of the competition was Josh.
BURY SCHOOLS CROSS-COUNTRY
The annual Bury Schools Cross-Country took place at Heaton Park on Tuesday 20 November. It was an incredibly cold and wet day for Cross-Country but the students from Bury CE High School adapted really well to the conditions. The majority of high schools in Bury entered this competition. The results were as follows:
Year 7 Girls: 3rd Overall in Bury
Year 7 Boys: 4th Overall in Bury
Year 8/9 Girls: 4th Overall in Bury
Year 8/9 Boys: 2nd Overall in Bury
Year 10/11 Girls: 3rd Overall in Bury
Year 10/11 Boys: 4th Overall in Bury
YEAR 10 BOYS FOOTBALL V THORNLEIGH IN THE GREATER MANCHESTER CUP
Bury CE High School played a really strong team from Thornleigh in Bolton in the Greater Manchester Cup. The game was 3-3 after normal time with Bury CE High School conceding two very late goals. The game went to extra time and penalties. Bury CE High School won 5-4 on penalties with Adam making a great save on a penalty. Man of the Match: Callum who was excellent and scored the winning penalty for Bury CE High School.
Scorers in the game were: Leo, Aidan and Stephen.
Penalty scorers were: Bertie, Harry, Connor, Declan and Callum.
Well done to all the students who played.
YEAR 7 GIRLS FOOTBALL COMPETITION
The Year 7 girls team made their first outing for Bury CE High School with a trip to Elton High School to play the host team, The Derby and Parrenthorn.
The girls first match was against Elton. It was unfamiliar rules to some who had not played a competitive football match before and for others a change to the normal rules they play on a weekend. Whilst they adapted they found themselves 2-0 down, but soon re-adjusted and brought the game back to 2-2, with fabulous goals from Olivia. With seconds to go Elton just stole the game 3-2. It was very pleasing to see the girls take on board instruction and apply it quickly.
The second game was against The Derby High School. This was the girls best performance by far. They were organised and moved the ball well. And in just a short 8 minute game of football Olivia scored a further 3 goals and Cienna got on the score sheet with 2 of her own. It was a great 5-2 win for Bury CE High School.
In the last game, we knew we were likely to finish second and with this in mind the girls rotated on and off the pitch to ensure everyone got to play plenty of minutes. Olivia scored another 2 before being substituted off.
Bury CE High School finished 2nd overall. A very pleasing result. Girl of the tournament was Olivia. A special mention to Ellie in goal, who saved a penalty. And to the rest of the team, Lucy, Leah, Cienna, Rosie, Lois, Matilda, Polly and Millie who showed great skill and determination.
Well done to all the girls who played in the competition and a special thanks to Mrs Golding who organised and coached the team.
GIRLS RUGBY UNION FESTIVAL
Bury CE High School girls played Rugby Union against a number of other schools from the Greater Manchester area. This festival took place at Broughton Rugby Club in Salford. It was great that a number of Key Stage 3 girls who have never played Rugby Union before got involved and played against a number of schools who had been training regularly. The Key Stage 3 girls played really well and won their final two games. The Key Stage 4 girls played well in full contact Rugby against some strong opposition. The girls who went were all excellent and a credit to the school.
PRIMARY SPORTS FESTIVAL – THURSDAY 29 NOVEMBER
Bury CE High School hosted a ‘Primary Sports Festival’ for Year 3 and Year 4 students from a number of local Primary Schools. The focus of the festival was inclusion and sport. The festival was organised by the Bury Schools Games Organisers and Bury CE High School provided over 20 of our Sports Leaders who helped out at the festival. Our Sports Leaders were absolutely brilliant throughout and were really positive role models to the younger primary students. Well done to all the students who helped out of this festival.
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Bury Church of England High School Remembers
On the 9th November at 10.30 am, members of the school and local community gathered to pay our respects to the fallen. In this the centenary year of the Armistice, members of the armed forces, along with former pupils attended the event along with pupils who are part of uniformed organisations, those involved in form worship, the senior prefects and also the Head Boy, Head Girl and their deputies.
Current members of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers joined our service along with former members of the armed forces and also the family of a former pupil of the school who had served in the British army. Sgt Eric White Attended Church Central School 1955 – 1959. He joined the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and served for 27 years. During this time he was stationed in Gibraltar and Hong Kong, he also carried out seven tours of duty in Northern Ireland during the troubles.During these tours he was awarded the Military Medal for bravery which was presented to him by the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Unfortunately Eric died of cancer in 1997 aged 52. Eric’s story has been preserved in our Book of Remembrance which we hope to continue to add to.
The last post was sounded in the main hall and also at different stations around school. This was sounded by a professional bugler from the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers along with a retired soldier, Mr Battye and several pupils. A bagpipe lament was also played by Richard France, a former pupil of the school.
The logo pictured was designed by Holly Ridings, year 11. She has designed a logo which joins all the threads of the Bury Armistice Commemoration Trail and it has been used extensively in pamphlets and advertising linked with Bury’s Remembrance Events.
Additionally, in the service silhouettes from the national art installation ‘There but not there’ were seated amongst the congregation. The intention of this was to enable those present to reflect on the contribution and sacrifice made by the previous generation and also reflect on the impact that this would have had on the families and communities of those who served. The silhouettes provided a haunting reminder of the people who served in armed conflicts and gave their lives so that we might have a future, they also provided focus on the fact that many of those who died were from our own communities and had left a lasting legacy in our immediate vicinity.
Reflecting on the importance of such an event Reverend Watson said “The School has held a Remembrance Day service every year because we believe that it is important to pass on to the next generation the message that there can be no winners in war. Additionally, we want our pupils to reflect on the fact that members of our community sacrificed much in order to try to create a better world for them, so that we might in turn inspire them to create a better world which transforms lives for good and creates better communities.”