Today we had a glorious Sports Day at Paddington Rec. Every class rotated round the six fun activities, including skipping, egg and spoon and long jump. Then children in Years 3-6 all took part in a giant relay race, followed by a teachers/ parents/ Year 6 race (which the teachers won, of course!!). It is a fantastic day. Huge thanks to Ms Bell and Chris from QPR for organising it.
Great team support from Year 3 – well done!
On Friday, F1 and F2 had a wonderful Sports Day. There were lots of different activities to try, including a bike race, egg and spoon race and a race involving a carrot and a chicken!!
The Year 6 helpers and parents also enjoyed racing at the end of the morning.
It was wonderful to see the Dance Club perform what they had been working on this year to other children in school last week. Here they are in action! It would be great to see more children joining up next year.
Yesterday, Westminster Council closed Enford Street for us to hold a ‘play street’ event, highlighting the importance of clean air, road safety and fitness. We had cycling activities (including a very popular smoothie bike), fitness games with My Time Active, craft with parent volunteers and staff from St Mary’s Church, as well as the chance to draw on the road with chalk and enjoy talking to one another! We are very greatful to Carla Lowe from Westminster Council and to the Marylebone LEN for organising this along with Mrs Leith and our school staff.
This week a group of Year 5 girls took part in a Westminster-wide football tournament at Paddington Recreation Ground. They played valiantly and managed to score a few goals.
Miss Bell says:
‘One of the teachers from Queen’s ollege commented on their sportsmanship which was excellent and they also initiated a friendly match against Hampden Gurney at the end of the competition as neither got into the semi-finals. They approached the other school’s adult and organised it themselves so it was great to see their enthusiasm.’
Well done girls, we are very proud of you.
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On Friday, Year 5 pupils conducted a tour of Lord’s Cricket Ground for groups of children and adults. Pupils from our Year 3 class, and from Wetherby Prep School, were taken around, as well as our Chair of Governors and some parents and teachers.
The Lord’s staff were extremely impressed with the children and said that they had done an excellent job!
Yesterday, Year 2 pupils took part in a football tournament with other local schools, run by QPR Football Club, at Westway Sports Centre. They had a fantastic day, playing games against other teams and developing their skills.
Yesterday, Year 5 visited Lord’s Cricket Ground to learn how to be tour guides. They will be conducting a full tour of the ground, and the historical artefacts inside the Pavillion, later this term for staff, Governors and parents from St Mary’s. This will help develop their leadership skills and their ability to recall and present key information.
Here they are taking notes, ready for their tour:
Yesterday, we were delighted to welcome into school football stars Nedum Onuoha and Steven Caulker from Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club. They both spoke about how they had become professional footballers and the importance of their academic schooling in their upbringing. The children asked a range of questions about their lives and careers.
We were also pleased to welcome Year 6 children from Christchurch Bentinck School to join us for this Black History Month Assembly.