Sporting News

Tag Rugby Tournament Runners-up


Our tag rugby players.

16 March 2017

We were entered into a Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby competition at Warley Rugby Club.

There were 12 schools there and we were put into a group of four. We made it to the final and in the final we came up against Abbey Junior and unfortunately lost the game 5-2, meaning we finished runners up in the tournament.

Overall the children really enjoyed the competition showing great team work and it was a great opportunity for the children to showcase their skills.

Swimming Gala at Wednesbury Leisure Centre


Some of our swimmers.

27 January 2017

Children from Years 5 and 6 joined seven local schools to compete in the School Games Gala.

The children each took part in their individual race and competed in a boys and girls relay. Overall the girls finish 7th place and the boys finished in 5th place.

For some of the children it was the first time representing the school this year. Well done all.

Year 3/4 6-a-side Football at WBA Dome


Our talented footballers.

25 January 2017

What a wonderful experience.

There were 18 teams in the competition. We narrowly lost the first game 1–0. We won our second and third game with goals scored by Lucas and Reece.

The children played two remaining games and we were very unlucky not to have won them.

Overall the children really enjoyed the competition showing great team work and personal skills.

SEND SMILE Pentathlon at Tipton Sports Academy


Children from Years 1 and 2.

23 January 2017

A mixed team from Years 1 and 2 had a wonderful day at the Pentathlon competition.

We took part in a bike, swim and running race as well as a target games and an assault course. It was such a fun and busy day will all the activities we took part in.

The children have never been to a competition before and were so please to represent our school. Well done.

Year 3/4 Kwik Cricket at Tipton Sports Academy


Our Kwik Cricket players.

1 December 2016

We took two teams to the competition. Both teams did really well and won many of their games they played.

Team B managed to get through to the quarter finals but narrowly missed out on the win.

The children enjoyed the opportunity to play against other schools and look forward to future events.

Year 1/2 Multi Skills at Tipton Sports Academy

15 November 2016

A mixed group from Years 1 an 2 took part in a range of fun activities that challenged skills such as balance, coordination, agility, targeting, and catching.

We had such a good time. It was the children’s first time going to a school games competition and were very proud to represent our school.

Year 5/6 Athletics at Tipton Sports Academy


Boys and girls at the Athletics event.

3 November 2016

A mixed team from Years 5 and 6 took part in team events such as hurdle and paarlauf relays and the individual events triple jump, chest push, speed bounce and long jump.

The children enjoyed competing against other schools and performed well.

We improved our finishing position from last year taking 6th place overall across the North and South School.

A fantastic achievement and well done to all.

Smile Event at the Way Youth Zone


Rock wallclimbing.

19 October 2016

Boys from Key Stage 2 took part in rock climbing, archery, fencing, working out in the gym, boxing and table tennis.

The boxing instructor was so impressed with the attitude and performance of the children that he would like to visit our school soon to deliver a demonstration.

What an exciting and enjoyable day we had at the SMILE event.

Girls Football 7-a-side Tournament


Our girls' football squad.

13 October 2016

To celebrate women’s football week St Pauls took part in the school games tournament at Wood Green Academy.

It was the first time we have had entered a girl’s football team from Years 5 and 6 into an event.

Our team played four games against other local schools. The team won one, lost two and drew one game.

The girls loved the opportunity to play different positions and some of the girls were awarded player of the match by the opposition. But the excitement didn’t stop there. St Pauls had to take penalties to decide the third place position. Unfortunately it finished 2-5 to the opposition and we took the fourth position.

What a wonderful experience had by all and we look forward to the next tournament.

Years 3 to 6 Cross Country

11 October 2016

It was the first year that St Pauls has held a school games event. It was an amazing experience taking part. It was a fun but challenging course around across the grass and playground. We showed great determination and courage.

Years 3 and 4 came runners up in their event. Year 5 and 6 narrowly missed first position by one point finishing as runners up in their event.

A big thank you to the Year 6 Sports Ambassadors that supported leading the event.

Sports Day


Lots of parents watched the races on Sports Day.

14 July 2016

It was a wonderful day for all the children and parents.

The children took part in a range of fun races in the morning was Foundation and KS1 event and in the afternoon it was KS2 events.

The children really enjoyed themselves and even encouraged parents to take part in the races.

A big thank you to the Sandwell Leisure Trust coaches and the Parents Association for their help and support.

Multi Sports Day

11 July 2016

Sandwell Leisure Trust organised a range of sporting activities for boys and girls from Years 5 and 6 to take part in.

It was so much fun spending the day outside playing team and individual games with our class friends.

A big thank you to Sandwell Leisure Trust for organising our event.

Judo Demonstration by Commonwealth Champion


Children with Judo expert Wayne McDonald.

8 July 2016

We were treated to a fantastic judo demonstration by Commonwealth Champion Wayne McDonald.

This was part of our going for Gold, sporting theme work.

The demonstration was very informative as well as being very entertaining. Thank you Wayne!

Olympic and Paralympic Games at St. Paul's


Participating in paralympic competitions.

5 and 6 July 2016

What an amazing experience to have Aspire Sports deliver fun and active games for all of our children.

Over two days the children had the opportunity to take part in Olympic and Paralympic events such as shooting, fencing and wheelchair racing.

The children had so much fun and learnt a lot. We would like to thank Aspire Sports for such a lovely few days of sports at St Pauls Academy.

A Visit from George Fouche, International Rugby Player


George with some of our children.

27 June 2016

We had a wonderful day with George starting with a morning workshop talking about his career, ambitions and hopes for the future.

Then the children in their classes had the opportunity to work with him engaging in team challenges and inspiring future generations with PowerPoint presentation.

The whole school had such fun with George and a big thank you for his support.

Tag Rugby at Wolverhampton University


Our tag rugby team meet a Paralympian.

24 June 2016

We have never been to the Black Country School Games before and we were really excited to take a team of boys and girls from Years 5 and 6.

We played five matches and did well to score some tries and compete against other schools.

Our highlight of the day was meeting a Paralympian and had our photo taken.

Sandwell won overall and some of us had our picture with the Trophy.

Kwik Cricket at Tipton Sports Academy


Year 3 and 4 kwik cricketers.

14 June 2016

A mixed team from Years 3 and 4 mixed participated in the competition. Due to the very poor weather the outdoor event was played indoors.

We really enjoyed playing matches and scoring points for our teams. We played some very close games and Team A and B did really well.

Kwik Cricket


Our kwik cricketers.

24 May 2016

St Paul's sent a very competitive and enthuasiastic girls' Year 5 and 6 team to represent us at the Kwik Cricket competition just before half term.

We played really well in the group stages and Team B came fourth in the knock out stages. We enjoyed playing as part of a team.

Well done girls!

Tag Rugby at Warley RFC


Our Tag Rugby players.

12 April 2016

We had a fantastic day playing rugby on a muddy pitch against lots of different schools.

We had two mixed teams from Years 5 and 6 who played really well scoring some great tries in the group stages and managed to get to the knock out stages.

The games became much closer but Team B competed in the final and came in second place. We have also been selected to represent Sandwell in the Black country games.

Mini Red Tennis Event


Our future Wimbledon champions!

1 March 2016

We took two teams of boys and girls from Years 3 and 4 to the tournament to represent our school.

We played against lots of different school in the group stage and Team A moved forward into the knock out stages where we won the competition.

We have been selected to represent Sandwell in the black country games.

A big thank you to Craig Unitt for helping us get prepared for the competition.

High 5 Netball Tournament

29 February 2016

A mixed team of Years 5 and 6 children enjoyed taking part in the Netball tournament against other schools. We played well as a team and scored some hoops.

Schools Swimming Gala


Our swimming gala participants.

7 January 2016

What an amazing experience. We took a team from Years 4, 5 and 6 to the swimming gala.

We each chose our favourite stroke to swim in the competition as well as took part in the relays.

We took first in the girl’s back crawl, second in the girl’s front crawl, second in the boy’s back crawl, second in the mixed relay and second in the Girls butterfly race.

Our school has never taken part in the gala before and we already looking forward to next years.

Kwik Cricket Tournament


Our kwik cricketers.

1 December 2015

Boys and girls from Years 3 and 4 had fun taking part in the tournament against other schools.

We had two teams and were able to bowl, bat and field.

We did really well in the groups stages of the tournament.

Five-a-Side Football Tournament

16 November 2015

We took two teams from Years 5 and 6 children to take part in the tournament. We played six games and did really well and school some goals.

Some of us had never been in a football tournament before and would like to do more tournaments.

Hall Athletics at Tipton Sports Academy


Our athletics competitors.

11 November 2015

We took a team of boys and girls from Years 5 and 6 to Tipton Sports Academy to take part in the Hall Athletics. We were really excited as we hadn’t been before.

We had a lot of fun taking part in different activities and Jack S won Best Boy overall.

Cross Country Gold Medallists


Children proudly display their gold medals.

20 October 2015

19 children from Year 3 and Year 4 entered the Sandwell School Games Cross Country Competition at Oldbury Academy.

St. Paul's was placed in the north section, we ran our cross country race and we all got our different places.

When they announced the winning team for the North section we could not believe it, we were shocked. We all got gold medals for being the winners. Mr Gambon was really proud of us all.

by Millie H, Year 3

Years 5/6 Cross Country Event


Our cross country competitors.

20 October 2015

We enjoyed our afternoon outside taking part in the Cross Country competition. Our team raced against lots of other schools and did really well.

In the Year 5 boys race we took third place and in Year 6 boys race we came first and second.

We are looking forward to next year’s event.

Sainsbury's School Games Bronze Award


Proudly displaying our award.

10 October 2014

On 10 October we were awarded the Sainsbury's School Games Bronze Award.

This is to reward our school for our commitment to the development of sport. Well done to all involved.