Sports

Football Competition

On Wednesday 13th May, eight year 8 and 9 students participated in a football competition arranged by the Merseyside police against other schools all in the aid of building healthier and stronger communities. It took a few minutes for the girls to settle and get into the game but once they did they did well, drawing the first game 1-1 and narrowly losing out in the second game. In the final group games the girls beat both Gateacre and ESLA; working really well as a team and scoring some great goals.  As a result of this they came 2nd in their group making it through to the knockout stages. Unfortunately, the girls were beaten by St Julie's and were knocked out of the competition. Overall, it was a great competition and a really enjoyable day!

Salesian Games

Friday 8th May saw the St John Bosco athletics team head down south to Crystal Palace to take part in the annual Salesian Games Athletics Championships. It was an early start with students leaving school at 6am.It was a fantastic day with all students giving 100% effort. We took home 24 medals which was fantastic but a special mention should go to our Salesian Games Champions, Mia Jo Wilde (year 8 100m champion), Divine Onwu (year 8 high jump champion), Annie Tynan (year 10 shot champion and record holder) and Zoe Price, breaking two year 8 Salesian Games records to become champion in both shot and javelin. Zoe has also just been selected to represent English Schools Athletics.

The journey home was fun filled with a pre-planned stop off for our evening meal at Pizza Hut. Some traffic jams meant that we returned to school at 1 am! Well done to all who took part and for parents coming to collect everyone so late. See results below:

 

Results

Year 7

100m - Sarah Dolan 3rd

Hurdles - Olivia Edwards 3rd

1500m - Rhian Dooley 3rd

High Jump - Olivia Edwards 2nd

Shot - Annie Jones 3rd

Discus - Lydia Harwood 2nd

Javelin - Rhian Dooley 2nd

Year 8

100m - Mia Jo Wilde CHAMPION

Hurdles - Aimee Kelly 2nd

200m - Aimee Kelly 3rd

1500m - Alicia Ryder 3rd

High Jump - Divine Onwu CHAMPION

Discus - Divine Onwu 2nd

Shot - Zoe Price CHAMPION and SET NEW SALESIAN GAMES RECORD OF10.68m

Javelin - Zoe Price CHAMPION and SET NEW SALESIAN GAMES RECORD of 29.09m

Year 9

200m - Faye Harding 3rd

1500m - Abbie Tarbuck 3rd

Javelin - Faye Harding 3rd

Year 10

Relay - 3rd

1500m - Mia Webster 2nd

Long Jump - Ellie Mulhall 2nd

High Jump - Ellie Mulhall 2nd

Shot - Annie Tynan CHAMPION and SET NEW YEAR 10 SALESIAN GAMES RECORD of 8.4m

Discus - Annie Tynan 2nd

Sports Challenge

On the 18th June, ten Year 9 pupils took part in a Sports Challenge event organised by the LSSP. This event is aimed at students who do not regularly participate in school teams. The day was split into three different activities, starting with Outdoor Challenge. The group of ten had to work together to solve problems in order to complete the task, with some great team work and communication from Lily Fitsimmons and Tia Jenkinson they managed to compete all activities in the fastest time to be crowned ‘LSSP OutdoorChallenge Winners 2015’.  The second activity was one that none of our girls had played or seen before, Kinball; the aim of the game was to keep the ball up and not let it touch the floor, after a few practices the girls got into it, with some excellent play from Katie Gorman, Radvila Sakenaite, Lauren Blackwood and Stephanie Senior. The girls finished the day off with a Metafit session; high intensity workouts in a small amount of time, led by an instructor. Even though all of the students involved found this hard and tiring, all of the St John Bosco students stuck at it and saw it through to the end putting in maximum effort, especially Kamby Anakwuewho didn’t stop throughout. All the girls involved in the event did an amazing job and represented the school perfectly. The other students involved in the event were Lucy Jones and Stephanie Murtagh.

Many thanks to Miss Riley for taking the girls to this event.