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Extra Curricular Activities

Extra Curricular Clubs – Spring Term 2022/23

  Before School Lunch After School
Monday Kurling Club Y5/6

Club Leader: Mrs Ballard











Drama Club (External) – whole school

Y1/2 Football

Club Leader – Miss Clarke

3:20pm to 4:20pm

Netball Y4/5/6

Club Leader: Miss Clark, Miss Bennett, Mrs Ball

Year 5/6 Craft Club – Sewing Focus

Club Leader: Mrs Noonan

3:20pm – 4:20pm

Tuesday Year 1/2 Fitness Club

Club Leader: Mrs. Ballard

8:15am to 8:40am

Tae Kwan Do Club in the hall (External) – whole school

3:20pm – 4:20pm

Year 5/6 Girls Football

Club Leader: Mrs Barrow

3:20pm – 4:20pm

Wednesday Running Club Y3/4/5/6

Club Leaders: Mrs Livesey and Mrs Berry

8am to 8:40am

Dance Club Y5/6

Club Leader: Mrs. Shaw

3:20pm to 4:20pm

Thursday Multi Sports Y1/2

Club Leaders: Miss Martin

8am to 8:40am


STEM club Y1/2

Club Leaders: Miss Clarke

8am to 8:40am



Chess Club Y3, 4, 5 and 6

Club Leader: Mrs Noonan

12pm – 12:30pm


Mini Vinnies Y5/6

Club Leader: Miss Davies

12:00pm to 12:30pm

Gymnastics Y5/6

Club Leaders: Miss Leighton and Miss Bennett

3:20pm to 4:20pm

Multi Sports Y3/4

Club Leader: Mr. Martin

3:20pm to 4:20pm

KS2 Choir

Club leader: various members of staff

3:20pm – 4:00pm

Friday Fencing Club in the hall (External) – whole school





Y3/4/5/6 Coding Club

Club Leader: Mrs Eshborn

12pm – 12:30pm


Laudato Si Group Y3/4/5/6

Club Leaders: Mrs Shaw and Miss Martin

12pm to 12:30pm

Jujitzu Club in the hall (External) – whole school

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Boys Football Y5/6

Club Leader: Mr. Martin

3:20pm to 4:20pm

St Antonius Y5/6

Club Leader: Miss Davies

3:20pm to 4:20pm


School Games Mark

We are delighted to announce that St. Anthony’s have achieved the School Games Mark Gold Award for the 2021/22 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the school games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. This is a fantastic achievement for our school and we are extremely proud of our staff and pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport.


2022-23 Competitions

Year 1/2 Mini Skills Competition

Miss Clarke took a group of Year 1/2 pupils to compete in the Preston School’s Mini Skills Competition at West View Leisure Centre on Tuesday 31st January. The children competed against several schools in events including bucket ball, football target, ball pass and relays. The event was very competitive and the children enjoyed the challenge with lots of effort, togetherness and smiles all round. Thank you to Ruby, Santiago, George, Jakub, Abigail and Monica for being amazing representatives of St Anthony’s.

Year 5/6 Multi Sports Competition

On 30th January, a group of Year 5/6 pupils took part in the Preston School’s Multi Sports Competition at Fulwood Academy, supported by Mrs Gunson and Mr Dancer. The team competed in activities including ball throw, relay run, football target, boccia throw, and bucket ball relay. The team thoroughly enjoyed the event and finished third, winning medals for their achievement! Well done to Ernie, Kayleigh, Jensen, Dylan, Sophia and Poppy for a fantastic achievement.

Year 3/4 Football Tournament

On the 19th January, the Y3/4 football team competed in the Preston School’s Tournament at We Play Football, Preston. The team started very well with a 2-1 victory over St Joseph’s but were unfortunate to be placed in a group with the eventual finalists Broughton and St Andrew’s. Despite the quality of the opposition, the team competed extremely well and were unfortunate not to get something out of the final two matches. Very promising signs for football at St Anthony’s in the future. Well done to the team, Callum, Rico, Oliver, Lucas, Zach, William and Alex.


Year 5/6 Girls’ Football Tournament

After postponement earlier this year, finally the Y5/6 Girls’ Football Tournament took place at We Play Football, Preston on 12th January, supported by Mr Martin. Pitted against some very strong teams, the girls won two of their four games and narrowly missed out on a semi-final spot but they put in outstanding performances in all games and were unfortunate not to progress. The team worked excellently as a team and motivated each other throughout. Well done to Indiana, Vanessa, Amilia, Melody, Kristina, Fearne and Amelia!


Half Time Heroes

On the 14th November, the St Anthony’s football team were invited to take part in the half time penalty shootout at Preston North End during their home match versus Norwich City. With over 15000 spectators watching, the pressure was on but the boys handled it well and demonstrated great bravery for stepping up to the spot. The shootout finished even so ended with a draw against our opponents Broughton. Well done Oliver, Zac, Zach, Myles, Jayden, Louis and William for having the courage to take part and thank you for being amazing representatives of St Anthony’s.


Key Stage 2 Kurling Competition

Mrs Ballard had the pleasure of taking a group of KS2 children to the Preston School’s Kurling Competition at West View Leisure Centre on the 10th January. With experience from the school’s Kurling Club, and with practice in preparation for the event, the children played confidently and the hard work and effort in practice paid off with an excellent performance. Well done to Theo, Sophia, Kray and Annaleese. You did the school proud.


Year 5/6 Gymnastics Competition

The first of three Gymnastics competitions this year took place at West View Leisure Centre on the 29th November. This time, it was the turn of the Year 5/6 team. With the coaching of Miss Leighton, the team showed great skill in on the floor and in the vault. It was clear that the children had put lots of effort into learning their routines and the performances were excellent. Well done to Olivia, Roman, Aalayah, Vanessa, Sophia and Amilia and thank you for all your hard work and commitment.


Preston School’s Indoor Sports Hall Athletics

The Preston School’s Indoor Sports Hall Athletics is a prominent event in the Preston school’s sporting calendar with most schools competing against each other in various athletics events including relays, high jump, long jump, triple jump, javelin and ball throw. Eighteen children in Year 5/6 went to the event, supported by Mrs Livesey, Mr Holme and Miss Davies, and they put in an excellent performance. The teachers were particularly proud of the conduct of the children and they were a credit to the school. Thank you to all involved for your efforts. A wonderful day had by all.

Year 1/2 Mini Skills Competition

On the 1st November, Miss Clarke took a group of our  Year 1/2 pupils to compete in the Preston School’s Mini Skills Competition at West View Leisure Centre. The events included relays, ball pass, shooting, slalom and ball throw and required team work and skill to navigate. The children did extremely well and competed with pride and huge smiles. An enjoyable experience for all. Well done and thank you to Alice, Jenson, Zabah, Holly, Theo and Monica.


Year 5/6 Triathlon Competition

On the 14th November, Mrs Noonan took a group of Year 5/6 children to the Preston School’s Triathlon competition at West View Leisure Centre. The children completed a run, gym tests, including sit-ups, speed bounce, ball catching and bench twists, along with a 25m swim. The event was gruelling and a test of fitness, resilience and team work but the children were up to the challenge and were outstanding. Well done to Sophia, Beth, Lois, Oliver, Roman and Josh on an outstanding performance. You did us proud.


Year 3/4 Mini Skills Competition

Mr Martin took a group of Year 3/4 children to the Preston School’s Mini Skills Competition at West View Leisure Centre on the 11th October. The team competed against other teams in the School’s Super League and completed various relay, target and throwing and catching events, narrowly missing out on a top three spot finishing in third. The team excelled themselves and conducted themselves impeccably. A huge thank you and well done to Elise, Hope, Callum, Lucas, Maya-Rose and George.


Year 5/6 Football Tournament

On 29th September, Mr Martin took the Year 5/6 football team to the Preston School’s 6 a side Tournament at We Play Football, Preston. In a tough group, the team finished third, which put us through to the supplementary final versus Blessed Sacrament. The final was a closely matched game but we claimed a narrow victory with the game finishing 1-0. The team finished a respectable fifth overall in the competition. A promising start to the football season for the Year 5/6 team. Well done to Zac, Zach, Cai, Archie, Louis, Jayden, James and Myles and we look forward to the season ahead.


Year 5/6 Kurling Competition

On 20th September, Mrs Ballard took a team of Year 5/6 children to compete in the Preston School’s Kurling Competition at West View Leisure Centre. The children competed against other schools and had a wonderful day. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and represented the school with pride. Well done to James, Ola, Percy, Hollie, Thomas and Kane for a fantastic performance and for doing us proud.

Hockey Team Success

We are pleased to announce that our Year 5/6 hockey team won the third division title in this year’s league competition. With three wins and one loss, the team won a competitive division on goal difference. The team also made the final of the Preston School Hockey Tournament at UCLAN this week and won the runners up trophy. A massive well done to all the team and Mr Billington for a fantastic achievement.

2021-22 Competitions

Preston School Sports Festival

On Tuesday 14th June, St. Anthony’s took part in the Preston School Games Festival at UCLAN. We entered teams in all events, including ultimate frisbee, tennis, girls football, boys football, cricket, hockey, giant skills and netball. The children had a fantastic time and represented the school respectfully and with pride. A special mention to the girls football team who finished with a third place trophy and the boys football team who won the competition! Well done to all who participated and thank you for your effort and outstanding conduct on the day.

Key Stage 2 Mini Skills Competition

Almost 200 pupils from primary schools across Preston took part in the first inter schools mini skills event since March 2020. The Inclusion Mini Skills competition was held at the University of Central Lancashire’s Sports Arena between, with 180 children competing in a range of sporting events. Representing St. Anthony’s, Michael, Lula, James, Dylan, Sophia and Keaton had a fantastic day and fun was had by all. Well done to the team!


Year 5/6 Football Tournament

The team’s first competitive football came at the annual Preston School’s Tournament at Playfootball.net. With a talented side consisting of Bobby P, Mikolaj S, Byron C, Zach C, Myles J and Kilian J and, team was placed in a competitive group, which included Sherwood, Harris, Broughton, and Blessed Sacrament. After a high scoring but unfortunate 3-2 loss in our first game, we drew 2-2 with Sherwood and 1-1 with Broughton. Despite a convincing 3-2 win in our final game against Harris, we did not make the knockouts but the boys did themselves and the school proud with their display. An excellent outing for the team and a very positive start to the season.

Year 3/4 Mini Skills Competition

The annual Year 3/4 Mini Skills competition took place at Preston College with Preston schools competing in a rotation of six events including relay slalom, ball passing, football target, relay circuit, triangular relay and distance ball throw. The team, consisting of Amelia, Dottie, Fearne, William, Louis and Durell represented the school with pride and competed extremely well finishing ninth overall, which was a fantastic outcome. An enjoyable experience for the team and a great afternoon of sport. Well done!

Year 5/6 Hockey

KS1 Mini Skills Competition

I was excited to take a very enthusiastic group of children from year 1/2 to the U7 Mini Skills on the 2nd November at West View leisure centre. It was our first day back after half-term break and I thought the children may have forgotten all the mini skills we had practiced in our PE lessons but I shouldn’t have worried, they were brilliant!!

They had various skills to compete in such as ball throw, relays, passing and target. In the kicking target, we gained 34 out of a maximum 36 points, which was amazing. They attempted every activity giving 100% and their behaviour was excellent at all times. A superb representation of our school. We had lots of fun too!!

My Dream team consisted of Francis A, Elliott R, Amira R, Imogen S, Aaron W and William W.

Mrs. Livesey.

Preston City School Olympics 2021

On Friday, 26th November 2021 our school took part in the Preston City School Olympics at the UCLAN sports hall.  We represented Grenada and had 18 athletes taking part.  Everyone contributed to a thoroughly enjoyable day and one that made the adults in charge very proud.

The team was well behaved, respectful of other competitors and determined to do their very best in all events.  We didn’t win but had many amazing performances that contributed to our team achieving 9th place out of 23 schools – a great achievement.

Well done to you all ?