Tri-Golf Champions!

A massive CONGRATULATIONS to our mixed Junior Tri-Golf team who won the Louth Area Tournament held at the Meridian Centre. Rather than aiming at a hole, Tri-Golf is about getting the ball off the ground, hitting it straight or finding a target area - all good practise for the real thing!
The children were clearly 'over-the-moon' on their return, with many winning a medal for the first time!
Well done to all - and they are now off to the County Finals later in the summer!

County Swimming Champs!

St Michael's were crowned County Champions at the Lincolnshire Swimming Gala finals for larger primary and junior schools in Lincolnshire. The event, this year held at Louth Meridian Centre, was for those who had won their local area competitions so featured eleven different schools from all parts of the county including Lincoln, Boston, Spalding, Grantham, Horncastle and Louth. 
The Gala was divided into competitions for children in Years 3 & 4 and one for Years 5 and 6. In the Y3&4 category we came first on 57 points with Horncastle Primary second on 41pts and Tower Road, Boston third with 38pts.
In the Y5&6 age group we again came out on top, on 126 points, with Barrowby on 113 points a close second and Parish Church third on 81 points.
Although we are larger than many Lincolnshire schools, we are considerably smaller than many we were competing against. Across the school year, we take all our children swimming from Foundation Stage to Year 6 and that, along with our close partnership with Louth Dolphins, clearly helped produce these super results.

"En garde!"

The Infants had a fantastic time practising their archery and fencing skills courtesy of Premier Education. Putting swords into the hands of 4 to 7 year old children may appear a little unwise, but they attacked the challenge (and each other) with abandon! They then had lots of fun going for gold shooting rubber tipped arrows at targets. The archery has been so popular that the forthcoming Archery Club is already over-subscribed! Great fun!

Eyes on the Prize!

Inspired by the recent Winter Olympics, we entered three Year 3/4 teams into the Louth Area Schools Kurling Competition held at Louth Academy (North). Competing against mainly Year 5/6 children, one of our teams did fantastically well to finish 2nd out of 36 teams just losing out in the final on the last slide of the 'stone'!
Well done to everyone who took part and nice to see some past-St Michael's students helping out as judges!

Boccia Champs!

A massive well done to our Juniors who won the local Boccia tournament held at Louth Academy (North). Not only did one of our teams win the event, another finished second - competing against children from Lacey Gardens and Caistor Primary.
Boccia is one of the newer sports we take part in which has become popular since the London Paralympics in 2012. This Italian named game is similar to the French Petanque or Boules, but the children must all be seated when they throw the bean-filled ball enabling wheelchair athletes to compete equally.

Awesome Athletes!

Massive congratulations to our Year 5/6 Athletics Squad who emerged victorious from the annual Inter-School 'Sports Hall Athletics' Tournament held at the Louth Academy (South) site. This is always a popular event and six 'large schools' entered competing in a range of running, throwing and jumping events. Our children did consistently well in both track and field to win the event by 46 points and pushing neighbours Kidgate into second and Lacey Gardens into third!
St. Michael's will now represent our cluster of schools at the County Finals. With a healthy dose of Y5 children in the team it bodes well for next year too!
Well done everyone!

High 5!

Massive congratulations to the four Year 6 girls of our Netball A Team who have just been selected as members of the Lincolnshire County Netball Squad - a fantastic achievement!
Perhaps unsurprisingly, this strong team (which had to also include boys!) were also successful in the local School Sports Partnership High 5 Netball Tournament. Our A Team won their league and our B Team won theirs so it ended up St. Michael's V St. Michael's!
In a winner's takes all finale the A's came out on top - winning 7-2! Well done to both teams.

Merry Men (and Ladies!)

KS2 had a fantastic day of (alternative) sports learning how to do archery and fencing! We have lots of budding future Olympians at our school and this will give them another 'string to their bow!' 
A big thank you to 'Premier Education Group' from NE Lincs for arranging the day.

TAG Rugby Treat!

So far this term we have entered a range of 'invasion' sports events with success in football, netball and hockey as well as the cross country. This week was the turn of Tag Rugby held up at the Louth Academy (North) site. This form of the game has all the excitement of running, teamwork, scoring and passing a strange shaped ball backwards, but without the physical contact! All our teams did well with our Y6 (A) reaching the final. In another closely fought, fast and furious contest, Greenwich House defeated us five tries to four - so close!

Quicksticks Tricks!

Teams of Y3/4 and Y5/6 children had a great time taking part in the local Quicksticks Primary School (Hockey) Tournament at London Road.
The Y3/4s took all before them with one team winning their tournament and another finishing second!
The Y5/6s had a much closer fought competition and finished runners up losing a hotly contested final to Lacey Gardens.
Well done to all who took part.

Cross Country Competition

In the second inter-school event of the year, we took 90 juniors up to Louth Academy (North) Cordeaux site for the local area primary school cross country. With lots of children in each race, only the first four finishers from each school counted towards the team trophies. Many of our children were representing the school for the first time and competing against all our rivals! We were delighted to come away with 1st place in the Y3/4 Boys event and the Y5/6 Girls events with a creditable 3rd in the Y3/4 Girls and 4th in the Y5/6 Boys. Special mentions for William who won his race and Lyla who came second in her's.
Well done to everyone who braved the blustery conditions especially to all our first time runners!

Full Results
Y3/4 Boys:1st St. Michael's 2nd Kidgate 3rd Greenwich House
Y3/4 Girls: 1st Lacey Gardens 2nd Kidgate 3rd St. Michael's
Y5/6 Boys:1st Greenwich House 2nd: Kidgate 3rd Lacey Gardens
Y5/6 Girls: 1st St.Michael's 2nd: Osgodby 3rd Greenwich House

Top of the League!

We took part in our first Inter-School Competition of the year at the inaugural Louth Academy Primary Schools Football Tournament. Playing in the larger schools event, the children were delighted to come out on top with our 'A Team' winning all their matches without conceding a goal and defeating neighbours Lacey Gardens in the final. All the children had a great time and were were equally delighted that one of our sides won the 'Best Sporting Team' Trophy too.
A massive thank you to local firm Cojo's for sponsoring our brand new jazzy all blue kit and to Louth Academy for hosting the event.

National Finalists!

A massive WELL DONE to our swimmers who took part in the English Schools Swimming Association (ESSA) National Finals at the Olympic sized Ponds Forge Pool in Sheffield. Although they missed out on a top 20 finish, the young team put in a 2 second PB and couldn’t have tried harder.
Proud of you all!