20th October 2015
On a wet Wednesday in October, St Patrick’s Fairfield managed to pull a HUGE second place at OLSB. We congratulate the St Patricks’ Thornaby A team on winning the tournament. However, we are very proud with ourselves for the great second place we achieved. Although we were wet and muddy (and very very happy) we all still managed to suppress our smiles on the way back. The St Patrick’s Fairfield B team (who did not get through) were still happy because it’s the taking part that counts :)!
A huge well done to our year5/6 football team who won the Stockton district finals on Monday. They demonstrated how playing the game in the correct spirit and showing true togetherness has its rewards – especially after suffering disappointments last year. We look forward to the Tees Valley finals at Rockliffe in March and wish the team every success.
Wow! What a superb effort by all our children today. In the bitter cold and howling wind, a selection of junior children braved the elements to perform fantastically in the cluster cross country event. An extra special well done to Jessica in who won her girls event and to Joseph and Eva who performed admirably in the y3/4 event when only in year 3. Thank you to Mrs. Ferguson and Mrs. McNally for walking to the event with us and standing in the cold
Year 5 Cricket Tournament
On Tuesday the 23rd of June 15 schools got together for a year 5 cricket tournament. We were split into 3 different groups with 5 teams in each group. So we started of the day against Crooksbarn. It was an intense game and we came out on top winning by 4 runs and getting 3 points.
Our second match was against Ingelby Mill. It wasn’t one of our hardest matches but it was still a good game. We won by 35 runs! This meant we were top of our group with 6 points going in to our next match.
We had completed 2 of our matches and won both of them. So we wanted to win our third match in a row. Our third match was against Whitehouse. It was again a tough match for us to play but we were victorious as we won by a whopping 30 runs. We were on a roll.
After our match against Whitehouse we had our lunch break. This would get us fired up for our next game against Myton Park who we beat in the final match of our group stages. We beat Myton Park by 30 runs.
All the teams came in after their final game was finished to find out which team they were playing in the semi-finals. We had to play Leven Dale in addition to winning our group. Leven dale were a very good team. Unfortunately we lost by 10 runs. Which meant we didn’t go through to the final.
The two teams that lost in the semi-finals went head to head in a third place play-off. We had to play Crooksbarn again. Who ever won this match went through to the next tournament. This game was the closest game we had all day. We won by 3 runs and we were guaranteed a place in the next round.
We all had a good day even though we never came first but we did well to come third. Everyone was great at batting and bowling despite not being very confident at winning. We all had great fun and we went home with an achievement.
Isaac and Alfie (Year 5)
Stockton Schools Girl’s football tournament
Recently there has been a girl’s school football tournament at Northfield school in Billingham. Each child did extremely well on the trials to get on the team but some of them were still smiling even though they didn’t get through.
When the big event finally came everyone was very nervous but ready to do the best they could. On their first match they unfortunately drawn but on the last match they amazingly beat the other team 3-0.
When the tournament was closing to an end the most nerve-racking part began. Everyone was sat quietly to find out who had won the girl football trophy 2015…
Unfortunately St. Patricks came 4th but luckily everyone had tried their best and were still smiling.
Stockton primary schools swimming Gala championships.
Recently, St.Patricks primary have competed against lots of other schools in Stockton, to race for a place in the Grand finals which was held at Billingham Forum on Thursday 19th March 2015.
However, because there were so many people competing, all of the seats were crawling with people! Anyway, St.Patricks primary did great and especially Lois, with her spectacular front crawl race and was awarded with a Gold medal!
Amongst all of the other competitors, we also won a number of bronze and silver medals by Eve, William, Daniel and followed by lots of other children.
Mr Fletcher, St.Patricks sports organiser, said: “I am very proud of those who tried their best to win.
“Even those who didn’t win a medal did amazingly well.
“I am very proud for how hard they all tried.”
It was so busy that people were fighting for seats and when each race started, the crowds went wild and cheered everyone on.
We are all very grateful for all of the schools that competed and we hope that they enjoyed it as much as we did. We all hope that next year will be as grate as it was this year and we may even win some more medals.
Y5 and Y6 Girls Football Tournament
On Wednesday 24th February a selection of y5 and y6 girls were chosen to represent St Patricks School in a girl’s football tournament. The tournament took place at North Shore Academy. The first match drew 0-0 against Oak Tree. The next match the girls won 3-0 against Whitehouse Primary School, and was awarded six points for our team total. After that, we moved onto pitch three and had a match against another primary school and we won 2-0. After all of the matches, our team were waiting to see if we had made it to the semi-finals,
We all sat down waiting for the results for our cluster, and we were so shocked because we came 1st for our school. We got through to the semi-finals and we had to have another two matches and a penalty game. We played Whinstone first, in the semi- finals, and the final score was 0-0. We then moved on to the penalties. Jasmine was in the goal for our school and managed to save an amazing three goals. Unfortunately, we lost 2nd place but we played for 3rd place. Our final game against Whitehouse we won 1-0. The team was thrilled and very happy with the results, however, they still showed their respects to the other team and said well done as they shook their hands. Although they were slightly gutted that they didn’t get through to the finals, they were still proud as they got a bronze medal for coming 3rd! All the girls had lots of fun and can’t wait for some more football matches. Jasmine, Rebecca, Jessica, Eloise, Holly, Molly, Megan and Bethany were all of the representatives of St Patricks.
By Jasmine, Rebecca, Jessica and Eloise!
Netball Tournament 3/3/16
St Patrick’s children had a great experience yesterday as they took their first steps into playing netball. 9 Year 6’s (Sam, Oliver, Charlie, Isaac, Jay, Josie, Lois, Evie and Isabelle) entered the Stockton finals at Northfield Primary. Although they had only played a few games, the children tried incredibly hard and finished 5th overall. Well done to everyone involved who demonstrated that sometimes trying a new sport can bring fantastic results! A big thank you to Miss Wharry for helping out demonstrating her netball skills.
Hartlepool Penalty Competition
Well done to the children representing the school during the recent penalty competition at Hartlepool. They had performed particularly well to reach the quarter final stage. Well done to Ben, in goal, who saved 13 out of the 20 penalties he faced also scoring all 3 of the ones he got to take. A special thank you to all the parents who braved the cold to watch their children over the season.