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Festival of Dance

The annual Festival of Dance took place two weeks ago, and this year St. Joseph’s had representatives from across the whole school. With the help of Mr Turner, teams choreographed a range of dances on the theme of films.

 

You can watch the dances below:


 

Thank you to the Derby City SSP for organising this event, and for sharing these wonderful videos.

October Sports Camp

Please see the flyer below, or click here to download, to get information for our October sports camp, which will be run by the YMCA.

After School Club

St Joseph’s After School Club – We are now taking bookings for our after school club for September onwards. Sessions times are 3pm – 5pm costing £5.50 per session, this includes a snack. Booking forms are located in the reception area. If you would like further information please speak to a member of the office staff.

School Football Team

Congratulations to our school football team who won against Chaddesden Park Primary School on Tuesday evening.

Athletics Challenge

To focus on the forth coming Olympics in the summer holidays, the children will be concentrating on improving their athletic skills in the 3 areas of running, jumping and throwing during the summer term.

Each child will be using measuring skills to see how well they can run, jump and throw with the aim of improving their performance by the end of the term to record their personal best.

We might even have Gold, Silver and Bronze winners!

Catholic Cluster Sports

A big thank you to all at St. Benedict’s for their hospitality and organisation this week as they hosted two events for their Catholic feeder schools.
 
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On Tuesday, children from across KS2 visited St. Benedict’s to take part in a mini-athletics event which focused on running. First, each child ran an estimated distance of 800m, which all of our children completed and we even got a couple of top two finishers!

 

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The netball team

The netball team

 

On Thursday, the annual y5/6 netball and football festival took place. Our footballers played 4 games before the rain stopped play, the highlight of which was a terrific free kick scored by Alex. The netballers were also affected by the rain; after the first three games, the team had won, drawn and lost a game, but saved their best for last when they won 6-0! A fabulous result.

 

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Thank you once more to all of the organising team at St. Benedict’s, as well as our children and parents for giving up their own time to take part.

Catholic Sports Festival

Today was the annual Catholic Schools’ Sports Festival, held at St. Benedict’s Academy. St. Joseph’s were represented by a football team who had just won their league and a netball team who were high in confidence after winning their first games recently.

The netball team won a more than respectable 3 out of 5 games, with Gloreena and Poppy scoring a hatful of goals between them.

Unfortunately the footballers didn’t fare as well, despite excellent defending from Joe D, Dylan P, Nelwin and Joe W. Conor and Dylan F were left frustrated by fantastic saves at the other end of the pitch, as well as some dodgy refereeing from a former pupil! The boys ended without a victory despite their best efforts.

As ever, the children competed in the right spirit and tried their best in all the games in which they played. Who could ask for more?

Thank you to St. Benedict’s for hosting and to all the parents who came to help with transport.

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Netball

Huge congratulations to our netball team who played two fantastic games of netball tonight, drawing the first game 2-2 and winning the second game 5-0. It shows fantastic commitment from all the players, who have suffered one or two heavy defeats but came good tonight.

It shows how far team spirit and hard work can go!

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Year 6: Champions!

As you all know, the year 6 football team won their league this year, winning all but one game. They received their trophy and medals on Tuesday night at the Riverside Centre on Pride Park.

I’d like to say thank you to all of the players who trained and took part in the games. Each and every game showed the spirit of the school: determination, effort, cooperation and fair play. Every single player showed these qualities throughout the season and it goes to show how far a strong team ethic, lots of commitment and 100% effort can go.

It is the first time in many years that St. Joseph’s has won the league, so once more, a huge well done to you all.

I’d also like to say thank you to all of the parents who have helped with transport, washed kits and supported the team.

Congratulations!

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Netball match!

Our first home netball match. We lost 9-1 but did score our first ever goal! Onwards and upwards 🙂

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