Due to bad weather last half term, the Year 7 and 9 netball tournaments were rearranged to the week beginning of 24th April. We took an A and B team from Years 7 and 9 to All Hallows to compete in the tournaments against other South Ribble schools. Both nights were fantastic events with the sun even coming out to join us for the Year 7 competition. On each night, the teams had lots of matches to play with short running times, meaning little time to score. All teams played fantastic, demonstrating quality netball skills and sportsmanship throughout.
The Year 9 A Team finished 4th and the B Team finished 6th. Well done, girls!
The Year 7s did exceptionally well with the A Team finishing 2nd and the B Team finishing 3rd out of 9 teams. Well done, girls!
Congratulations to our Year 10 netball team who won all their games at the South Ribble Netball Tournament on Tuesday 21st March at All Hallows Catholic High School. The game against Balshaw’s was a draw (4-4). PGHS was the runner up with just a 2 goal difference. Our girls were outstanding as a team, demonstrating excellent netball skills all the way through the tournament with a massive goal difference on the score cards against other schools. Very well played, girls! A commendable achievement as a team!
Team players were: Charlotte B, Ella H, Lucy R, Hanya A, Neve G, Lottie J, Maisie K, Lydia R and Caitlin J.
On Wednesday 22nd March, the Year 7 Sportshall Athletics Team travelled to Blackpool Sports Centre in the Lancashire County Finals to represent South Ribble. The girls competed in track and field events against winners from all the other areas around Lancashire with 14 different schools competing. The girls have been practicing really hard over the past few months and it certainly paid off. It was quite nerve-wracking performing in front of so many other schools but the team really did do us proud.
We finished in 7th place out of 14 which is a fantastic achievement in a County competition!
The girls are already looking forward to progressing further in summer Athletics after Easter and we can’t wait to watch them develop and hopefully be back in the Sportshall Athletics County Finals as Year 8s next year.
Massive well done and congratulations to the whole team – Jasmine, Esther, Isabelle, Darcey, Phoebe, Boadicea, Chloe and Ida.
The PGHS Year 8 A Netball team competed for the first time in the South Ribble Netball League on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th March at All Hallows Catholic High School. They won 2 games and lost 2 games. They displayed skills of netball at a pleasing standard and supported each other throughout the games. They were brilliant ambassadors for sport and were great representative of PGHS. Well done, girls! Your tournament is on Monday 27th March at All Hallows’. Good luck!
Team players: Evie B, Tanisha S, Willow H, Niamh D, Holly L, Faye S, Katie O, Marianna N and Mannie D
Last Wednesday, our Year 7 and 8 football team travelled to Leyland St Mary’s to compete in the South Ribble Football Competition. The team have been exceptional so far this year, winning both the previous outdoor and indoor tournaments. They did not disappoint and again won all their games, finishing top of the table by 2 clear points and winning in the final! It was a cold and wet evening, but the girls remained committed and focused and put in fantastic performances in every game! We scored the most goals we have had so far and it was great to see the quality of Football that they played. Big thanks to the parents that came to support us!
Massive well done to all the girls:- Chole, Lucie, Jess, Georgia, Amelia, Sophia, Phoebe, Daisy and Isabelle for a superb team performance.
Shout out to the goal scorers: Phoebe, Daisy, Amelia, Sophia and Chloe.
Special shout out to star striker, Phoebe for 2 hat-tricks and Amelia who played out of position and scored 4 goals across 2 games with a hat-trick in one of them!
Year 7 have made a fantastic start to Netball this year, with more than 20 students regularly attending practice every Monday night after school since September. The standard and commitment has been very high. We took three teams to All Hallows Catholic High School for a friendly match at the end of January. All girls performed brilliantly, demonstrating a high level of Netball skills and further developed their knowledge of game play which was great preparation for the league. If we could have entered all three teams in the South Ribble League we would have, but unfortunately we could only enter two.
The league has taken place at All Hallows Catholic High School over 3 different nights. The A & B teams continued to impress us with their efforts and dedication and of course, continued increasing skills and sportsmanship. Due to a couple of schools missing the last date, we are still unsure of the final ranking. The A team were undefeated however, so we are hopeful for first place. It really has been a pleasure to watch them all develop. Well done, girls and keep up with the training! We still have the Year 7 Netball Tournament to look forward to at the end of this term.
We have been so impressed recently at the level of participation at our school clubs! We would like to thank all the girls who have attended our clubs recently and regularly since the beginning of this academic year. There are a few changes to the extra-curricular programme for after half term.
Curriculum Leader for Performance, Sports and Health
Congratulations to our Year 7 and 8 PGHS gymnastics team who successfully achieved 9 medals altogether in floor and vault at the South Ribble Gymnastics Competition on Thursday 2nd February at Worden Academy. Well done, girls! Amazing performances both in floor work and vault!
Year 7 Novice Team: Darcey W, Lily H, Maddie N, Hanna H and Isabella N.
Year 7 Advanced Team: Jenya Z and Eva P
Year 8 Novice Team: Pixie H, Jemima D, Kieonie B and Amber S
Year 8 Advanced: Molly H and Chloe A
Team medallists were:
Jenya Z- Gold Medal in floor and Gold Medal in vault.
Darcey W- Bronze Medal in vault and Gold in floor
Molly A – Silver Medal in vault and Bronze Medal in floor
Kieonie B- Gold Medal in vault and Gold Medal in floor
On Friday 20th January, 5 of our Year 11 GCSE Dance students attended a dance workshop at Runshaw College with a professional dancer from the very prestigious, Rambert Dance company. The girls participated in contemporary technique sessions and learnt choreography of the professional work ‘A Linha Curva’. ‘A Linha Curva’ is one of the professional works we study during the GCSE Dance course so it was great for the girls to be taught choreography from Craig who actually performed in A Linha Curva. The girls performed with superb technique and projection. Well Done!
Curriculum Leader for Performance, Sports and Health
The PGHS future lionesses are undefeated again! A massive well done to our girls for once again showing an amazing team performance in the South Ribble five-a-side indoor football tournament. They won all their matches finishing top of the results table by 5 clear points. We didn’t concede a goal so the player of the tournament goes to our fantastically talented goalkeeper, Jessica L. The whole team performed exceptionally throughout with great sportsmanship. Well done to Chloe M, Lucie J, Georgia B, Sophia W, Phoebe B, Jessica L and Daisy L.