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Sports Report 3 - 2019/20


Only a few weeks in to the term and the girls football has already picked up momentum.

Wednesday 8 January 2020 the Year 7/8 girls team set off early to Huddersfield to compete in the EFL Northern Area Finals, representing Bury. This was going to be a day of high level football against some of the best teams in the North representing Barnsley, Bradford City, Huddersfield Town, Leeds United, Middlesborough, Oldham Athletic, Rochdale, Salford City and Sunderland. It was both a challenge and a new experience for the girls. Even with the cold conditions and fast paced games the girls gave a good account of themselves. They played 9 games in total, with a mix of results, winning, drawing and losing, leaving us finishing mid table. The girls should be immensely proud of their achievements, they played every game with the same determination, team spirit and sportsmanship, even though it was a long day they kept going to the end. Well done to the team of: Amelia M (C), Olivia M, Freya H, Josephine K, Matilda H, Eryn B, Lilly D and Maisie T.

Wednesday 22 January 2020 the Year 7/8 girls took part in the Bury Schools 5-a-side indoor competition at The Derby High School. We took two teams to allow all girls to take part. 10 teams in total took part with the Derby, Parrenthorn, St Monica's, Elton and Unsworth all fielding teams. Team 1 drew one game and won the other 3-0 (goals from Olivia & Amelia 2) which was enough to take them through to the semi-final as winners of their group. Team 2 drew one game, 1-1 and lost one 1-0 with Leah scoring the only goal, this resulted in a tie and needing a deciding game against Elton which Bury CE High School went on to win 2-0 (goals from Eryn and Leah). This put them through to the semi-final as runners-up in their group, which led to us having to play Team 1. A good competitive game ensued with Team 1 winning 2-0 with goals from Ella and Amelia. Team 1 then faced St Monica's in the final. An end to end battle resulted in a 0-0 draw and a penalty shoot out. Ella scored Bury CE High Schools only penalty, with 1 miss and 3 saves. Josephine in goal did a tremendous job saving 4 out of 5 St Monica's penalties and with the other one going wide Team 1 won the competition.

Team 1: Freya H, Olivia M, Amelia M, Lilly D, Ella G, Josephine K
Team 2: Sam H, Eryn B, Ellie W, Emily B, Leah H, Matilda H, Mille W

Well done to all the girls, they have played some outstanding football this year. Keep up the good work.

Year 8 Boys Basketball

The Year 8 Boys Basketball team played in a competition at Philips High School. Bury CE High School beat Derby and Parrenthorn but then lost in the semi-finals to St Gabriel's’. Player of the competition from Bury CE High School was Kyle P.

Year 9 Boys Basketball

The Year 9 Boys Basketball team played in a competition at Philips High School on Monday 16 December. They had the following results:

Bury CE drew with Woodhey
Bury CE lost to Philips
Bury CE drew with St Gabriel's
Bury CE beat Bury Grammar School
Bury CE lost narrowly to Turton who scored the winning basket very late in the game

Player of the competition from Bury CE High School was Adam W.

Year 9 Boys Basketball

Bury CE High School then played in the same competition after Christmas. We played really well against a strong team from Philips High School and only narrowly lost. We then beat Turton but lost in a really close game against Woodhey. Player of the match was Mikyle F.

The team then qualified for the 3rd and 4th place off competition against Turton for Division 1. This game was on Monday 27 January. It was a great achievement to qualify for this play off game from all the teams in Division 1.

Turton started the game fantastically well and scored a lot of early points. Bury CE High School kept working hard and managed to dominate the middle part of the game. Turton then raised their game and ended up winning the game despite a good fight back from Bury CE. Our students can be proud for getting to this play off game and for also not giving up.

Player of the match from Bury CE High School was Adam W.

Girls Netball Results

The Year 7 Girls Netball team beat Philips and the player of the match was Maisie T. They then beat Hazelwood 9-1 and the player of the was again Maisie T. We then lost to Parrenthorn 28-5.

The Year 8 Girls Netball team beat Hazelwood 32-0 and the player is Billie-Rose B. They then beat Parrenthorn 30-0 and the player of the match was Clare P.  

Netball practice is every Tuesday lunch in the Sports Hall with fixtures every Tuesday evening.

Well done to everyone who has represented the school at Netball or attended Netball training.  

Swimming Success

Well done to Ellie D in Year 9 and Fraser T in Year 10 who both continue to excel at Swimming outside of Swimming.  Both students work really hard in school and with their Swimming outside of school.  Both students are competing at a high level outside of school in Swimming.

Department for Education PE visit by Celia Kavanagh

On Tuesday 14 January, Celia Kavanagh from the Department for Education (DFE) visited the PE Department at Bury CE High School to discuss PE and school sport.  Celia was really impressed with the range of extra-curricular activities on offer in school and the large number of students who take part in these.  Celia was also really pleased with the PE and school sport on offer at our school.  Celia offered advice and guidance to the department to help us further improve.  Mr Connolly (Head of PE) and Celia then discussed the 'DFE School Sport and Activity Action Plan' that was introduced in July 2019.  Well done to everyone who supports PE and school sport at Bury CE and this includes students, staff, parents, carers and governors.  All your help and support is much appreciated.  Many thanks to Celia for also taking the time to visit Bury CE.

School Sports Organising Committee

The School Sports Organising Committee recently had some Indoor Athletics training from the Bury Schools Games Organisers.  This is so our Sports Leaders can help and run a Primary Indoor Athletics Festival on Tuesday 11 February.  The feedback we have had about our Sports Leaders has been really positive and excellent.  Well done to our Sports Leaders from our Bury CE High School Sports Organising Committee.

Cross-Country Success

Well done to Hannah S and Noah C in Year 9 who were both successful at the Bury Schools Cross-Country Championships in November.  Both students are now going on to represent Bury in the Greater Manchester Cross-Country Championships.  Good luck to both Hannah and Noah.  Well done for getting to the next stage of the competition.

Sport England - PE & School Sport Additional Funding

The PE Department at Bury CE High School are currently working with a number of other local schools in Bury to apply for some additional funding to help improve PE and school sport.  The additional funding has been made available through Sport England.  This funding will hopefully help the PE Department further improve the PE and school sport at Bury CE High School from September 2020.

PE Stars of the Week

DateGirls Winner & ReasonBoys Winner & Reason
Friday 10/01/20 Emily B in Year 7 who has shown an excellent attitude to learning in Core PE.  Emily has also demonstrated good commitment to extra-curricular PE. Tom C in Year 10 who has worked really hard in GCSE PE theory and practical.  Tom also got the highest theory score from his class in his recent theory exam.
Friday 17/01/20 Olivia C in Year 7 for demonstrating excellent effort in PE. George B in Year 8 for being a fantastic role model to other students in PE.
Friday 24/01/20 Lois W in Year 8 for being an excellent student in PE.  Also Lois was the player of the competition for the Girls Football team at Woodhey. Jacob D in Year 11 who has shown an excellent attitude to learning in GCSE PE and for also attending additional GCSE PE revision sessions.
Friday 31/01/20 Esme W in Year 11 who is working really hard all of the time in GCSE PE.  Esme is also excelling at Football and is a fantastic role model to other students. Matthew H in Year 9 who has shown an excellent commitment to extra-curricular Football.  Matthew was also the player of the match v Bury Grammar this week when he played as a left back and then central defender.

Sale Sharks Developing Player Programme (DPP)

Well done to the following Year 8 students who have been nominated for the Sale Sharks Developing Player Programme. The trials for this programme will be later in this term. The Year 8 students from Bury Church are; Theo W, Joe M, Ollie C, Liam B

The Sale Sharks Developing Player Programme is to help develop the best Rugby Union players from across the north-west of England. It is an excellent achievement to be nominated and good luck to all of our students.

Year 8 Boys Rugby vs Philips

Well done to the Year 8 Boys Rugby team who played some small sided games on Thursday 30 January at Philips. This was a chance for our students to play competitive Rugby Union against a local school. The focus of the games was fun and participation. The students from both school were coached during the games. All the students from Bury CE High School were excellent and the member of staff from Philips commented on how respectful our students were.  Well done to everyone who played.  

The two players of the matches were Nicholas J and James S.

Bury CE High School will hopefully be entering a Greater Manchester Rugby Union Competition on Tuesday 11 February at Oldham RUFC.  

Rugby Union training will hopefully begin again after February half term and will be open to all students. More information about this will follow after February half term. If any students want to play competitive Rugby Union outside of school time for a local club then please see Mr Connolly. There are a number of local teams looking to recruit players at all age groups. Rugby Union is a fantastic sport that helps to develop physical, mental and social health along respect and resilience. 

Year 8 Greater Manchester Cup v Hazel Grove School

The Year 8 Boys Football team got to the quarter-finals of the Greater Manchester Cup.  This competition is against the strongest teams in the Greater Manchester Area.  The opponents were Hazel Grove from Stockport who last season got to the last eight of the English Schools Competition.

We started the game well and had chances to score but just could not score.  Hazel Grove then raised their game and eventually won. Our students worked hard and it was a great learning experience for the team against really strong opposition. Player of the match was Theo A.

Year 8 Greater Manchester Cup v Hazel Grove School

The Year 9 Boys Football team played Bury Grammar on Wednesday 29 January. Bury CE High School played really well and had a lot of chances to take the lead. At half time the game was 0-0 but Bury Church had been excellent and should have been in the lead. In the second half we played well again but Bury Grammar came back into the game. Towards the end of the game Harry M who had come back on as a sub scored and this proved to be the winning goal.

All the students from Bury CE High School played well but the player of the match was Matthew H who played left back and then central defender.

The highlight at the end of the game though was when Mr Connolly unfortunately slipped on the grass at Bury Grammar and face planted into lots of mud.  Mr Connolly ended up covered in mud and was unable to stop his fall as he had his hands in his pockets.  This particular face plant in mud caused great amusement to the Year 9 Football team.