We are pleased to announce that our school has successfully gained a Silver Award in the School Games Mark for 2015/16. The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels.
The School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport and we encourage and involve all children to participate in as much sporting activity as possible within our school.
Year 6 boys and girls participated in an entertaining football tournament at goals. Although the children lost all three games they participated in, the whole team showed a great deal of determination and hard work throughout the tournament. This was especially considering some of the children had not been involved in a competitive tournament like this before.
Year 5 boys enjoyed a hard fought victory against St Edmunds in windy conditions to reach the semi-final of the Sefton Schools cup. The boys started on the front foot and went 1-0 up after two minutes when Owen Gregory tried his luck from 20 yards, the ball swerving past the St Edmunds goalkeeper and into the corner of the net.
A second goal soon followed after a neat finish from Aidan.
Having conceded a penalty early in the second half to make it 2-1, the boys were on the back foot for long periods and showed a lot of endeavour and determination to keep the score at 2-1 and progress to the last 4 of the competition.
The Football Team participated in a quarter finals match away to Valewood on Monday 29 February 2016. Having taken the lead 2-0 up in the first 10 minutes of the game unfortunately lost 4-2 in a very tight and exciting game. Well done to all the boys.
Football Match Fixtures
Monday 29th February 2016 - Away to Valewood Primary in the Scott Cup
Tuesday 1st March 2016 - Home to St Edmund Primary in the Faye Cup - Year 5
Monday 22nd February 2016 - Away to Lander Road Primary
Friday 4th March 2016 - Home to Rimrose Hope Primary - Cancelled
Tuesday 8th March 2016 - Away to St Philips Primary
Friday 11th March 2016 - Away to Rimrose Hope Primary
Tuesday 15th March 2016 - Home to Linaker Primary
Lander Road v St Robert Bellarmine - 0-2
St Philips v St Robert Bellarmine - 1-4
Rimrose Hope Primary v St Robert Bellarmine - 3-1
St Robert Bellarmine v Linaker Primary - 4-1
St Robert Bellarmine v Thomas Grey 4-3
St Robert Bellarmine v Rimrose Hope 5-0
AFTER SCHOOL SPORTING CLUBS
Elite Soccer - Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 - 3.00-4.15 pm
Running Club - 3.00-4.00 pm
Lunchtime football Reception
Football Community Soccer - Years 1, 2 and 3 - 3.00-4.00 pm
Dance - Years 3, 4 & 5 - 3.00-4.00 pm
Tag Rugby - Years 4 & 5 - 3.00-4.00 pm
Golf/Multisports - Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 - 3.00-4.00 pm
On Tuesday 1st March 2016, children from St Robert Bellarmine attended a speed stacking competition at The Hawthorne's school. There was plenty of challenging cup stacking techniques needed for this competition, and fortunately we had practiced quite a few of them. We had to compete a 3-3-3 stack and a 3-6-3 stack before some tough cycle stacking and a relay stack.
Once we had completed our timed stacks, we had a lot of fun cheering each other on in a relay against other schools. Unfortunately we could only get enough points to come 4th out of 5 schools in the overall standings but all the children represented themselves wonderfully and really enjoyed their first speed stacking experience.
On Tuesday 1st March year 6 girls were invited to play in a mini tournament ran by the county F.A. Our girls played extremely well and lost out to a last minute goal scored by St Anne's in the closing minutes. The girls were very disappointed but the school are very proud how they played.
Well done girls.
Year 4 boys took part in an eagerly anticipated football tournament hosted by Everton in the Community on Tuesday 23rd February. The boys began the tournament in superb form with an excellent performance in their first group game against St Oswald's, winning 5-1 with goals from Niall Horton and a hat-trick coming from Michael Tasker.
The second game started brightly with an early three goal lead against All Saints. However, the opposition came back strongly and with the last attack of the game scored the winner to take all three points.
The boys came up against tough opposition in Our Lady of Walsingham in the last game of the group, starting strong and had quite a few chances but just couldn't convert them. The game ended 2-0 to Walsingham after a hard fought match which unfortunately was not enough to progress through to the next stage of the competition. Congratulations to the boys who competed really well during the tournament.
Year 5/6 boys produced some dominant displays in a football tournament at Goals on Friday the 5th February. The boys started well and won their first game against a strong Our Lady of Walsingham side.
A very entertaining second game against St Jerome's saw the Formby school snatch the victory with a last minute winner. Despite creating a host of chances and taking the lead through a superb finish from Owen, it was St Jerome's impressive link up play and endeavour that just edged it in what was an evenly matched contest for most of the game.
Undeterred, the boys were determined to progress through to the semi-finals and did just that with a phenomenal performance, successfully beating Thomas Grey 4-0 with goals from Zac, Charlie, Aidan and Joe.
The boys came up against an outstanding Farnborough Road side in the semi-final and although they showed a great attitude throughout the game, Farnborough imposed themselves brilliantly with some solid defending and excellent football along the way, winning the game comfortably 7-0 and going on to win the tournament.