South Ribble Athletics Championships

Congratulations to our PGHS under 16 Athletics team who came 3rd in the South Ribble Athletics Championships on Monday 26th September. A fantastic achievement overall! Well done, girls! 

Triple medalists were:

Lola U: Gold in 200M- Gold in 300M- Silver in Relay

Olivia S: Gold in Javelin- Gold in Triple Jump- Silver in Relay

Double medalists were: 

Charlotte B: Silver in Shot- Silver in Relay

Single Medalists were:

Evie M: Gold in Long Jump

Grace H: Silver in Relay

Hanya A: 4th in 100M

Maisie W: 4th in Discus

Lydia R: 5th in 800M

Jessica P: 6th in 1500M 

Miss Shahi

PE Department

Sports, Societies and Clubs Fair

Last week, we held a Sports, Societies and Club Fair here at PGHS. This was an opportunity for students to visit the stalls of each club on offer and to find out more information from the club ambassadors. They could then sign up to the club they were interested in. All clubs are now fully up and running. Which clubs did your daughter sign up to? If they are still interested, it isn’t too late! Please see the attached timetable and ask them to pop along or chat to their form tutor. 

Mrs Honeyman

Associate Assistant Headteacher

Sports Day

On Monday, we hosted our annual Sports Day, a celebration of both sporting excellence and community. In uncharacteristically warm weather, each year group competed in both athletics and netball interform competitions. It was great to see so many students jumping, throwing and running to success.

Sports Day is always an inspiring occasion and this year didn’t disappoint. It was great to be able to cheer on the girls surging for the finishing line, and to encourage those persevering outside their comfort zone. Spurred on by cheering form mates and staff, there were some fantastic performances. Standout amongst our senior year 10 students was a superb 8 metre 20cm triple jump by Alexa L, a fantastic 13 metre 47cm discus throw by Olivia S, and a 45 second sprint by Lola U in the 300m. Our new year 7 are also clearly bursting with potential, with a number of standout performances, including a very impressive 1 minute 8 seconds in the 4x100m relay by 7RSN.

The netball tournaments were hotly contested with each form playing a round-robin of matches. Tight competitions in years 7 and 8 were eventually won by 7GFO and 8EHO, while 9SHS and 10SCH surged to victory without defeats! 9SHS scored an incredible 56 nets across their 4 matches!

Each form also contested a range of non-sporting challenges, including form banner, poetry and photography competitions.  This was Katie T’s effort from 8KFI:

Once there was a runner from PGHS

Who experienced much athletic stress,

Resilient and determined she ran her race

Braving the heat, she was truly an ace.

The teachers cheered, so did the crowd,

Everyone at Sports Day was wowed.

Another Penwortham Girls’ annual event ends,

Remembered as a fun day with friends.

Due to forecasted high temperatures and strong sunshine, there was some last-minute reorganisation of the day, with fan zones relocated to maximise shade and the rounders component delayed to enable a midday finish. The rounders competition will now be held on the final day of term, so in 2022 at least, we don’t have to wait a full year to relieve the thrills and spills of sporting competition! Roll on Tuesday…

Mr Ward

Senior Assistant Headteacher

U15s Lancashire Cricket Competition

Last Thursday, a team of Year 9 and Year 10 Cricketers travelled to Lancaster to compete in the U15s Lancashire Cricket Competition at Bare Cricket Club. The girls played amazingly, with all games finishing very close on the runs scored. Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to secure a place in the finals but a great day was still had by all.

Well done, girls! There were some brilliant cricket skills displayed.

Miss Tompson

Performance, Sports and Health Faculty

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Year 8 South Ribble Rounders Tournament

Well done to the Year 8 Rounders Team for competing in the South Ribble Rounders Tournament at Penwortham Priory Academy on Monday. They finished joint second in their group and 6th overall after some very close play offs. 

Players’ Player: Hattie C

Coach’s player: Ruby R 

Fantastic effort and team spirit from all. Well done, girls! 

Mrs Tompson

Performance, Sports and Health

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South Ribble Athletics Championships

For the first time in 3 years, the South Ribble Athletics Championships was back at Stanley Park. It was a fantastic day with full attendance from all 11 South Ribble secondary schools.

We took a group of 30 students, with a team from Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9. All girls performed exceptionally on the day, giving 100% effort in all events.

Our teams really did do us proud with our final results being: 

Year 7 – 3rd girls overall

Year 8 – 2nd girls overall

Year 9 – 3rd girls overall

For individual events, we also secured 3 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 9 bronze medals.

Massive well done to all students that took part! 

Mrs Tompson

PE Department 

Acro Dance Nationals

Congratulations to Kaitlyn in Year 8 who came first in two individual events at the Acro Dance Nationals last weekend at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Kaitlyn danced in two events; the individual acro competition and the pairs competition  She came first in both. What an incredible achievement! Well done, Kaitylin.

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Year 10 South Ribble Inter-School Rounders Competition

On Tuesday 7th June our Year 10 Rounders team took part in the South Ribble Interschools Rounders Competition at Priory Academy. It was a lovely sunny afternoon and great to see the girls back playing Rounders again. The girls played really well and finished in 3rd place after the final places being so close it came, down to Rounders scored to decide the places.

Players’ player of the tournament – Evie M for brilliant batting, scoring many points and strong fielding skills throughout. 

Coach’s player – Lola U for superb catching skills while fielding.  

Well done to all girls for fantastic effort and skills displayed throughout. 

Mrs Tompson 

PE Department

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Football

The Years 8 and 9 eleven-a -side football team won against Balshaw’s High School. The game was played at Balshaw’s High School and the score was 4-0. Our girls played skilfully and scored brilliantly. They were determined to win and played effectively in their positions and team formation. Excellent teamwork, girls! Well done! 

Team players were: Eba G, Saga G, Evie H, Hanya A, Chelsea D, Rachel W, Zara H, Grace D, Tess S, Lucy F, Jennifer K, Sazan A and Lois F. 

Players’ Player:  Saga G and Evie H

Coach’s player: Rachel W and Chelsea D

Miss Shahi
PE Department

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  • Arts Council England - Artsmark Gold
  • Lancashire Socio-economic Equality Badge
  • SMART
  • UNICEF
  • School Mental Health Award
  • Ofsted - Outstanding Provider
  • Arts Council England - Artsmark Gold
  • Lancashire Socio-economic Equality Badge
  • SMART
  • UNICEF
  • School Mental Health Award
  • Ofsted - Outstanding Provider