Lower Park School - Sports, Clubs and Activities
On 15th June 2017, our Year 3 / 4 tennis team played in the final of the area tennis tournament. They competed so well and came second, winning for themselves a silver medal. The children in the team that played so well were; Jack G, Kamran M, Harriett P and Molly S. Well done!
During the week, (15th - 19th May) teams from Year 3 /4 and 5/6 took part in tournaments organised by our tennis coach, Mike Atherfold at Poynton. Again, our children played very well and in the right spirit. The Y3/4 children all represented the school really well with one team, Pippa B, Joseph P, Joseph H and Jenna M playing really well to finish 6th out of 13. The other team, Jack G, Harry P, Kamran M & Molly S, also played magnificently and came second, they will proceed to the next round of the competition. Very well done to those girls & boys!
The Y5/6 children who played at Poynton Tennis Club on 19th May were: Naledi R, Grace P, Louie L and Thomas I who all played brilliantly and came second in the tournament. Our other team; Sophie R, Gwyneth J, Alex S, & Christian B also played really well and reached the quarter finals. All the children represented the school excellently, they showed good supportive team work and were a pleasure to take.
On Tuesday 25th April, some of our Year 5 and 6 children took part in a competition at Tytherington High School. They competed extremely well and came third overall and returned to school with a medal.
On Wednesday 26th April, some children from Year 3 and 4 took part in a gymnastics competition at Wilmslow. The team did exceptionally well and Max T won an individual gold medal.
The children who took part in the successful competition were: Emily W, Jessica G, Mia N, Anna P, Max T, Hollie A, Holly J, Rebecca B, Lorna C, Lois M and Samuel D.
Well done to all the children.
WOW! What an exciting, pacey tournament! Some of our year 5/6 children took part in a lacrosse tournament on Thursday 26th January.
The children played fantastically and we scored some cracking goals! The school came in 5th place over all and the children enjoyed every minute of the experience. Well done to Mackenzie D, Thomas I, Louie L, Finlay P, Oliver K, Jenny H, Grace P and Naledi R.
Our year 5/6 boys football team played their first match on Tuesday 29th November, against Hazel Grove Primary School. I was very impressed with how they played, with both defenders and attackers playing a strong game. The team played very well together and the score was 2-1 to Hazel Grove. A huge well done to the boys who played and especially to Archie K for scoring the goal. I look forward to watching them progress in the many games to come.
Lower Park School was successful in the Poynton, Disley and Adlington tennis competition held at Poynton Sports Centre.
Despite stiff competition from the other schools, Lower Park secured a narrow win, and were jubilant in lifting the trophy for the winning Year 3/4 team and Year 5/6 team.
Teachers Jackie Gallagher and Alison Ralph commended the pupils on their sporting behaviour and encouraging attitude towards fellow teammates.
Year 5/6 team back row: Emily, Stephanie, Kiran, Arthur, Mac, James, Dan and Ben. Front row: Lorna, Naledi, Grace and Sophie.
Lower Park School Year 3/4 tennis team back row: Thomas, Pippa, Louie, Gwyneth, Hattie, Hannah and Jack. Front row: Ewan, Joseph, Emily, Katie and Joe.
Absolutely true! Set up to mirror the format of the current European Tournament taking place in France, it was a hotly contested event yesterday. Boys from Years 5 & 6 travelled to Burslem to compete in an all-day ‘European’ football tournament with 13 other schools. Our school was chosen to represent ‘Turk ey.’
The team played fantastically well in the group stages, not losing any of the six games and by lunchtime, had finished top of the group, scoring 19 goals and conceding only 2. The team won their quarter final comfortably against ‘Russia,’ as the teamwork and skill really came together. It was a tense semi-final, against ‘England’ who were very good opposition. It was a hard fought game but the goals came and the team was successful.
The final was against ‘Germany’ and at full time, after we created several good chances; the score was 0-0. There was a penalty shoot-out to decide the winners. You can imagine the excitement and tension. Turkey (Lower Park) scored all five penalties, finding the corners of each goal so well. But it was a fine save by our goalkeeper, Sam G, that made the difference and meant that Lower Park are ‘truly European Champions’ with a magnificent large trophy to bring back from Staffordshire.
In June our Year 3/4 Tennis A team competed in the second round of the tennis competition competing against other schools who won their local area competitions. Each match came with a challenge or some fantastic volleying from our school and from the other schools. It was a tense atmosphere.
The children were extremely supportive of one another and cheered on as well as congratulating each other. Everybody played their very best and the team came 5th overall. Well done to Thomas I, Jack G, Gwyneth J and Harriet P.
Some of our year 3/4 children attended a tri golf competition on Friday 20th May 2016. This was the first golf competition we have entered as a school and it was a great event. The children took part in some tri golf lessons in school and took there skills to the competition.
The children had a fabulous time and competed with determination. A huge well done to Luke R, Max W, Katelyn M, Daisy A, Christian B, Ruben S, Charlie A, Serena G, Eden P and Lois M.
The year 3/4 children played and won the Poynton school tennis competition on 16th May at the Sports Club, putting them into the next round and bringing home the trophy!
The Y5/6 teams returned from the tennis tournament on 20th May 2016 delighted to have won the competition.
They will also go through as Poynton representatives to the next round in late June. Both teams, LKS2 and UKS2, have won their competitions and are going forward to the next round – well done to all those who represented Lower Park and contributed to this achievement.
Dylan and Henry Awarded Black Belts
Last weekend Dylan W and Henry B won their black belts for Karate. They have both been learning with Paul Ferris, their tutor, for several years, so this is quite an achievement. They are also very young to have gained their belt. Congratulations to both boys!
School Netball Tournament
The Lower Park netball team competed in the Macclesfield Schools Partnership High 5 Netball tournament at Wilmslow High School on Wednesday 20th January.
This was the first time the team had competed in any matches and their confidence grew with each game. They showed particular strength in defending and making sure that the other teams didn't get many chances to score goals.
They played five matches in total and after each match the team rotated th
The children who took part were: Bethany W, Grace P, Hannah T, Maddie C, Kiran M, D Durban and Essie P. A huge well done to all of those children
Lower Park School Football Cup Win - 16th Oct 2015
The A Team played a crucial league and cup match away at Moorfield. It was a fantastic game in every way and both sides were very strong. The scoring
rough the High 5 positions.
Even though the team didn't win the tournament, they came home with smiles on their faces wanting to play more matches.
Written by Kiran Mukherjee (Sports Rep)
was so exciting progressing from 0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2 and then finally Lower Park scoring the winning goal to make the final score 2-3.
The scorers were James McE, who scored two and Archie K, who scored one. However, all the team, played as a team, with Sam G making a series of brilliant saves.
The boys in the team were; Sam G, Jack P, Mac S, Will S, Dan M, James McE, James H, George S, Adam H and Archie K. Well done to the team and best of luck in the next round.
Unfortunately, the B Team was unable to play on this occasion but are still keen to represent the school in the future.
Year 3 / 4 Tennis Finals - 18th June 2015
On Thursday our year 3/4 tennis team went to the second round of the tennis competition at Prestbury tennis club. They all played very well, serving a few aces and with some excellent volleys.
The children played in groups and came second in their group out of four. They then continued to play and came fourth in the competition overall. It was a fantastic afternoon and the children represented the school with a fantastic attitude. A huge well done to Thomas Ihringer, Will Seales, Grace P and Emily B!
Lower Park Children Participate in Gymnastics Competition - March 2015
A small group of Lower Park Year 3 and 4 children recently competed in the Stockport Key Steps gymnastics competition. They have been arriving at school half an hour early in order to train for the event. Mrs Leach, one of our teaching assistants, has been working intensely with the group and taught them three different routines. The children were entered as either individuals or team members. They all competed extremely well with the team members receiving a bronze medal after being awarded 3rd place overall.
Well done to all the children who represented the school very well and have worked extremely hard!
Our individual competitors were Bethan, Holly and Bethany. They all competed very well in what was a hard competition. Team members were Daniel, Ruben, Freddie, Lois and Lorna. Finally, a huge well done to the reserves, Louisa and Jack, who worked equally hard to ensure they were prepared if needed!
Pictured: Lorna, Holly, Ruben, Bethany, Daniel, Freddie, Bethan and Lois
Football Report - 10th March 2015
Both our A and B football teams played against Vernon on Tuesday 10th March, at Vernon.
Unfortunately Vernon were the stronger team and won both matches.
A team: 2-0
The B team made a huge improvement in the second half but unfortunately didn't manage to score
A big well done to both of our teams who didn't give up!
Winners at the Sportshall Athletics
On 8th December several children went to the Leisure Centre to take part in a Poynton schools indoor athletics competition. Indoor sprinting, hurdling, jumping etc were all part of the competition in the sportshall. As well as being and enjoyable experience, the children won the competition, so well done to the children, who were:
Mackenzie D, Jenny H, Alfie W, Madeleine M, Finley G, Lydia L, George S, Grace P, Will S, Jennifer W, Bethan M and Ewan L
Cheshire Badminton Doubles Champion
Congratulations to Stephanie R who took part in a county badminton competition. Along with her partner she won the Cheshire County U-11 doubles competition and was runner up in the U-11 singles. The competition took place in Chester over two days covering age groups from U-11 to the over 50s.
Athletics at Woodbank Park - 2nd July 2014
On 2nd July our year 5 & 6 athletics team took part in a competition at Woodbank Park. There were 10 schools in the competition. We are very proud of all the children who, as a team, came second overall and particularly proud of their team spirit and support they gave each other. Well done to all those boys and girls! Also, a big thank you to Miss Jenkins, Mrs McLean and Mrs Dooley for organizing and encouraging the children.
Football League AND CUP Champions – Again!
What an end to the season! We played Pownall Green in the cup final at Moorfield and despite going 2-0 up thanks to goals from Oliver T and Joe P, it was 2-2 at half-time. Both teams battled hard and the turning point of the game was when the opposing striker went one on one with our goalie. Alasdair K made an outstanding save, one that even a premiership goalie would have been proud of! Minutes later Matt D went on to score followed by another goal from Joe P. Final score 4-2 and Lower Park were crowned the winners of the South Stockport Cup.
Football Cup News 7th May 2013
On Tuesday 7th May, our cup semi-final took place against Lostock. They proved to be hard opponents to beat. It certainly lived up to the phrase "end to end" and normal time could not separate the two sides. Within minutes of extra-time, Oliver T scored to secure our place in the final. The game finished 2-1.
The children played with exceptional teamwork and Alaisdair made some outstanding saves. Well done boys!
Goals from Max G (x2), Matt D, Oliver T and James S. The children now progress through to the semi-final against Lostock and we wish you all the best of luck.
5 Times Stockport Schools’ Cross Country Champions
An amazing accomplishment for the children of Lower Park! For the fifth year running our cross country running team won the Stockport Schools competition. It was held this year, at Moorfield School in Stockport. Over 250 children from primary schools in Stockport took part in the competition.
It was an evening to remember for all at Lower Park. With such a close finish to the event, our Year 5/6 boys won their race to claim the necessary points for an overall win. Jamie W finished 1st, George B 2nd and James S 3rd (a magnificent 1, 2, 3!!) Yet all 24 children from Lower Park piled up the points in their races and showed sheer determination to win. They were a credit to the school. Well done to the girls and boys (and the staff and parents too) - a massive achievement!!
Football - 13th November 2012
On 13th, our football teams kicked off their season. It was a crucial game for the 'A' team with the result counting towards both the knockout cup and the league. We could not have asked for a better start with the boys winning the game 3 - 1. Despite going 2 - 0 down, our 'B' team played well together and fought back to win 3 - 2. Well done to all the boys and we wish you every success in the forthcoming matches.
Athletics Winners - 27th June 2012
23 children represented Lower Park in an athletics competition at Woodbank Park. Some of our athletes played in our Samba band and opened the ceremony in true Olympic style.
Final Football Team News - 14th May 2012
We played our final football games at Norbury. We faced some tough competition and unfortunately the 'A' team lost 1- 5 and the 'B' team lost 2 - 4. All the boys deserve to feel proud of their performances and for their continued enthusiasm and teamwork throughout the season. You were a credit to Lower Park.
Football - 9th May 2012
We played Vernon Primary School in our penultimate league game. It was a one-all draw with Jamie W scoring our goal. Despite our many chances, we struggled to find the back of the net. Our final game takes place on Monday. Good luck boys and fingers crossed we remain unbeaten in the league!
Our 'B' team gave us a truly impressive performance with a 5-3 win. Goals scored by Dan K (2), Will B (2) and Dan H. Well done for consistently showing skill and determination throughout the season.
Football - 1st May 2012
Despite the wind and rain on Tuesday, we played at home against Moorfield Primary School. Our 'A' team won 1-0 and therefore remain unbeaten in their league fixtures. Our 'B' team played well but unfortunately lost 2-4.
Football - 18th April 2012
Our football teams played away at Nevill Road on Wednesday. Our 'A' team remain unbeaten in the league after an exciting 3-2 win. Goals from Alaisdair L and Harry D (x2) and some fantastic saves from Cameron M secured the result for us. It was an outstanding team performance. Well done boys.
Our 'B' team worked incredibly well together and there were goals galore for Lower Park. Jake L kept a clean sheet and the final score was 8-0. Congratulations boys!
Cross Country - 28th March 2012
Our cross country team participated in an inter-schools event at Moorfield School. It was a very enjoyable evening and a very proud moment for all at Lower Park. The Year 3/4 boys won their race, with George B crossing the line in first position.
In a very close race, the Year 5/6 boys also won their event, with Jamie W storming into first position metres from the finishing line. All 24 children gave their best effort and the results were a true reflection of their hard work. Well done to all the boys and girls for a fantastic performance and for bringing home the shield for a fourth year running!
Football Match - 20th March
On Tuesday, our football team competed in the third round of the Metro Cup against Romiley Primary. In a thrilling game, the children played with sheer determination and commitment. It certainly lived up to the phrase "end to end" and normal time could not separate the two sides. During extra time, Jamie W scored a 'cracking' goal but Romiley fought back and scored an equalizer. Still no winner so golden goal would be the decider! Unfortunately, it went against us but we deserve to be extremely proud of our performance.
Football - League Competition - 13th March
Our football league matches kicked off well and we could not have asked for a better start. An outstanding performance by the 'A' team and goals from Harry D, Max G and Marcus G resulted in a 3-2 win against Pownall Green. The 'B' team players deserve to feel just as proud of their performance. The children fought hard and beat Pownall Green 1-0. Dan H was the goal scorer. Well done to all the children who took part!
Football Metro Cup - Feb 2012
On Tuesday, our 'A' team kicked off the football season with a 4-1 win against Cale Green in the Metro Cup. Despite going 1-0 down, the children played well together and fought back with goals from Marcus G (penalty), Matt M and Jamie W. The children now progress through to the next round. We could not have asked for a better start and wish all the boys the best of luck in the forthcoming cup and league fixtures.
Lower Park pupil at Martial Arts World Championships
Over the half term holiday (Oct 2011), Cameron M went to the WTKA Martial Arts World Championships in Italy.It was a fantastic experience for him.
There were about 6000 competitors from across the globe and Cameron performed incredibly well to come home with a gold medal!
Added to this he achieved his first Dan black belt in the summer. Well done Cameron!
Lower Park WIN Schools' League
We have brought home the cup for a second year running! We played our final league game on Tuesday (17th May) and despite a close fought contest the final score was Lower Park 2, Vernon 2. The highlight was definitely our goalkeeper, Oliver C, scoring from his own goal. Congratulations to our 'A' team for their continued enthusiasm and teamwork throughout the season and for not losing a single league game!
We also played our semi-final of the cup match on Thursday against Moss Hey. They proved to be hard opponents to beat but rose to the challenge. A 3-0 win secured a well deserved place in the final.
Our 'B' team also ended the season on a positive note winning 6-2 against Vernon. Well done for consistently showing skill and determination throughout the season.
Football Team Narrowly Beaten in
the Final of the Stockport Cup - June 2011
Almost the perfect season for our football teams but on this occasion the A Team lost in the final against Norbury Hall by 3 goals to 2. Narrowly beaten but faultless in their efforts to achieve the double, Ed T and Niall McD both scored and Oliver C made excellent saves.
Football Success 5/6 April 2011
We played away at Moorfield on Tuesday and away at Nevill Road on Wednesday.
An outstanding performance by the team and goals from Niall, Matt T and Ed (2) resulted in a 4-1 win against Moorfield. The game against Nevill Road was nail biting with the result counting towards the league and would secure us a place in the semi-final of the South Area Cup. In a close encounter, we played with skill and determination and won 2-1, with Ed and Niall scoring. With one league game left to play, we remain unbeaten and wish the children every success in their final fixtures.
Two truly impressive performances resulted in two victories for our B Team. Two goals from Marcus and a hat trick from James secured a 5-1 win against Moorfield. The teamwork was outstanding against Nevill Road and goals from Harry, Matt M and Marcus resulted in a 3-2 win. Well done to all the team
Football Match – A and B Teams
First Against Norbury Hall - 22nd March
On Tuesday we had a home fixture against Norbury Hall. The A team all worked very hard and their great teamwork paid off with 2 goals in the first half by Niall M. Norbury put our defence under sustained pressure in the second half but we held out for a well deserved 2-0 victory.
The B team also had a great game, with goals by James G and Matt M. Unfortunately, despite some resolute defending we also conceded 2 goals. The final score was 2-2. Well done to both teams!
Football Match – A and B Teams First League Match - 15th March
On Tuesday, our football league matches kicked off well and we could not have asked for a better start with our 'A' team winning 2-1 against Pownall Green. In a well-contested match, the children played with exceptional teamwork and Danny made some outstanding saves.
The 'B' team players deserve to feel just as proud of their performance. The children fought hard and we had many chances but unfortunately it went against us with the final score being 3-2 to Pownall Green. Well done to all the children who took part!
Twenty of our children represented the school at a cross country event at Moorfield Primary School yesterday. All the children raced well in hot conditions and worked well in their teams. There were around 70 children in each race. A special mention goes to Harry P & Archie K who both finished in the top 5 in their respective races, well done to them and all the children who took part.
The school’s A and B teams played matches against Nevill Road Junior School on Tuesday 16th May 2017. As ever, the effort and sportsmanship of the children were excellent. The A team lost 4-1 after leading with a magnificent first half goal by Will Seales and two magnificent saves by our goalkeeper, Dylan W. The B team won for the second successive week 7 - 2, with Ewan L scoring 4, Alfie 2 and Charlie H 1. Finley G also stepped in at the last minute as the goal-keeper. Well done boys!
Football Matches at Home
On Tuesday 2nd May, our football teams played against Moorfield Junior School and showed real character in their matches. Team work and sportsmanship were key elements of the day, helping both teams return to winning ways.
Lower Park 2 Moorfield 1 (A team)
Lower Park 6 Moorfield 2 (B Team)
Our goal scorers were: Alfie W (3 – hat-trick), Ewan L (1), Charlie H (1) and Adam H (2). There were also some excellent saves by our goal keepers, Dylan W and Louie L. Well done to all our players.
Football Matches at Home
On Thursday 27th April, our football squads played against Pownall Green. The matches were excellent and, as the final scores suggest, the games were very close.
Lower Park 1 Pownall 2 (A team)
Lower Park 3 Pownall 4 (B Team)
The sportsmanship showed by all the children was excellent during and after the very well contested matches – well done!
On Sunday 12th March Tom I, Louie L and Jack G were 3 of the 4 players who played for Poynton Sports Club’s mini orange tennis team against Widnes in the Winter League semifinal. The boys played really well and won the match which means they have qualified for the County Finals against David Lloyd. Well done to those boys! We look forward to hearing how they get on.
Our school is collecting Sainsbury's Active kids vouchers!
We are pleased to inform you that our school will be collecting the Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers again this year. The vouchers can be collected whenever you do your shopping at Sainsbury's from now up until the 30th June. These vouchers have been very helpful in the past for providing our school with new sports and cooking equipment which benefit our children hugely.
We would be very grateful if you could collect these vouchers when in Sainsbury's and hand them in to the school office or ask your child to place them in the box outside Mr Coulson's office.
Orienteering - 30th June 2016
On Thursday 30th June we took a large group of year 3/4 children to our local area orienteering competition.
The event was held at Macclesfield Athletics track and the children followed a map to certain points around the track as well as going onto the fields of Fallibroome Academy.
The event was extremely technical with the children using electronic dibbers.
They all had a fantastic time, worked well as a team and many of them wanted to have another go!
I am happy to announce that one of our boys teams came third place over all, Finlay P, Charlie H and Kyle L.
Cross Country May 2016
On 26th May, some of our Key Stage Two children took part in the annual cross country event at Moorfield Primary school. The races were run separately for boys and girls in years 3/4 and 5/6. We came away with some fantastic results and the children put in maximum effort, with faces showing great determination, especially during the finishing sprint. Hannah T (Y6) came 3rd in her race, James McE (Y6) came 4th in his race - just missing out on 3rd in the sprint finish. All of the team members ran with great effort and overall, Lower Park was awarded 2nd place. Well done to all those children who took part it was a thrilling event!
Football Match Results
16th May 2016
Year 5/6 boys A and B teams played football matches against Norbury Primary School. Unfortunately both teams lost. However, they had improved their team work since the previous game and both teams played very well.
Tuesday 26th April 2016
Our year 5/6 boys played yet another great game of football on Tuesday, 26th April against Pownall Green Primary. For their first game playing together, the B team improved their play throughout the match but unfortunately the score ended 10-0 to Pownall Green. The boys were speaking positively about their play, discussing how they could improve their play and they have high hopes for their next game. That is the spirit!
The A team also played very well but the stronger side was Pownall Green who won the match 4-1. A huge well done to all the boys who played in both matches!
Lacrosse Competition - 28th Jan 2016
Some of our year 5 and 6 children took park in a pop lacrosse at Wilmslow Phoenix Sports Club. The children played extremely well and scored many goals. The most commendable part of the experience was the more experienced player from our team helping those who are less experienced, even during the match.
The children ended joint 5th and had a fantastic time as well as improving in every game they played.
The children who took part were: Ellie H, Joel W, Louisa F, Mackenzie D, Naledi R, Morgan K and Ben C. A huge well done to all those children!
Lower Park School Football Round-Up
It has been a mixed season for the boys A team this year but they played well and with excellent enthusiasm and with a good attitude.
The boys came 3rd in the league overal. Well done to all the boys on the A team!
We also gave the other children who came to the training a chance to play in the B team. They all played a match at one of our friendlies and again played superbly and with great enthusiasm for the game!
A huge well done to all these children too!
Orienteering Competition - mid June 2015
A group of Year 5 children represented Lower Park at an orienteering competition last week. The event, organized for East Cheshire schools, involved navigating a course around Fallibroome Academy grounds. Each child was issued with a digital reader in order to record their arrival at each point on the circuit.
The children were superbly behaved and showed incredible teamwork.
Thank you to Mrs Gallagher, Mrs Duffy and Mrs Mukherjee who accompanied the team. Thanks also to the parents who helped with transport to and from the event.
The team members were:- Annabelle G, Ana M, Maddie C, Kiran M, Adam L, Dan M, Matt L, Ben J, Catherine B, Isobel F, Emily M, Joel W, Freya C-L, Lucy R, Fiona S, James H and Max H.
'Ace' Tennis Players - 21st May
Some of the year 3 and 4 children competed in a tennis competition on Thursday 21st May.
We took four teams who all played exceptionally well. Two of the teams managed to get into the quarter-finals and the A team then progressed to the semi-finals winning the competition for our school!
A huge well done to all those who played in the tournament. They were all very supportive of each other and presented Lower Park in a fantastic way.
The children who played in the matches were: William B, William S, Grace P, Emily B, Louisa F, Adam H, Thomas I, Naledi R, Mackenzie D, George B, Maddy E, Amelia R, Louie L, Oliver T, Bethany W and Alicia T.
Football Victory - 5th May
Excellent news from our A Team’s football match. They played against Nevill Road Primary School and won 5-0! They played very well together as a team and our goal scorers were Daniel M x2 goals, Louis D, Dan P and Mac S. Well done to all the boys who played so well!
Louis D, one of our Year 6 children, went for trails for a new Macclesfield and District football team. There were over 90 children from 54 primary schools and we are delighted that Louis was successful and is part of the team that has played two matches so far. The team are progressing well and Louis is playing an important role in the team. Well done Louis!
Cross-Country - 26th March - Moorfields Junior School in Stockport.
Some of our children competed at this event and ran extremely well and had a great attitude by cheering on their team! Their hard work earned us second position in the overall competition and we had some runners who finished in the top 10 - with Mackenzie D coming joint 3rd in his race.
A huge well done to all the children who took part:
Year 3/4 girls: Grace P, Bethany W, Alicia T, Jennifer W, Holly J and Maddie M.
Year 3/4 boys: Archie K, Will S, Mackenzie D, William E, Thomas I and Ewan L.
Year 5/6 girls: Hannah T, Lily D, Isla A, Maisy M, Charlotte C and Annabelle G.
Year 5/6 boys: Daniel M, Luke D, Matthew H, Nathan S and Joe N and Ted J who happily stepped in at the very last minute!
A huge thank you to all the parents who came and helped to cheer the team on.
Stephanie R – 8th best in England
I am delighted to tell you that Stephanie R is now ranked 8th in the country as an under-11 badminton player. This is all the more impressive, as she is only 9 years old.
Stephanie took part in a major competition last weekend and finished in the top two to gain her ranking of 8th countrywide. Well done Stephanie!
On Friday 14th November our school played a cup match against Worth Academy. It was end to end football and after full time and lots of shots and saves, the score was still 0-0. The result was to be decided by penalties. Lower Park quickly gained an advantage at 1:0, to be followed by an equalizer – 1:1. After some amazing saves and sizzling attempts, Lower Park came out on top 2:1. All the team played at their very best and all deserve a mention, not just for the result but for playing the game with such sportsmanship. Well done!
Athletics Champions Again!
Lower Park, the defending champions, came joint first at the Woodbank athletics tournament, against 10 other schools.
You can view a larger photo here.
Children from Year 3 & 4 took part in a tennis competition at Poynton Sports Centre. They played very well and two of the teams reached the semi-finals. They put up a great fight but unfortunately the other teams were stronger. All the children played their part well.
Tennis 'Aces' - 9th May 2013
Well done to; Sam W, Arthur B, Annabelle G, Maisy M, Sam G, Ben G, Rebecca T Lucy P, Mac S, Luc S, Stephanie R, Maria B, Rebekah S, Maya H-T, Matthew L and Daniel M.
Swimming Gala Success 25th March 2013
However, the whole team contributed to winning the Gala – Well done!
On Tuesday, we played a match at home against Pownall Green. A hat-trick from Max G secured a 3-0 win for the A team. Despite being 5-2 down at half time, our B team fought back to win 6-5 (a recovery that even professionals dream about!!).
Goals from Ben P (x3), Cameron S, Daniel D and Henry S made this possible. Outstanding performances by both teams – well done!
Tennis - 28th June 2012
3 teams represented Lower Park in a tennis tournament at Poynton Sports Club. All children were impeccably behaved and gave 100%.
All 3 teams got through to the quarter finals and the 'A' and 'B' teams played each other in the final. All games were hard fought and 'A' brought home the trophy! Well done to all!
County Cricket - Great News
Congratulations to Lucy H who has been selected for Cheshire Cricket Squad U13s. We hope she has a very successful season and we might see her playing for England in the future!!
Swimming Gala - 26th March 2012
Many children from Year 4 competed in a swimming gala. They did very well and won nine medals overall. Connor L was third in the back stroke, Alex E was third in the 20m object race, Lucas H was third in the back paddle race. Leah D was first in the front paddle and Harvey F was 1st in the pushing ball race. Our medley team was first in their race and the team was Leah D, Lucas H, Alex E and Eleanor H. Well done to all the children who took part in the gala.
Karate Medallists - 9/10 March 2012
Lower Park's Karate Club competed in the Junior Kenshikan England Karate Championships - with amazing success. The day was split up into 2 sections - the Kata Competition which took place in the morning, and the Kumite (fighting) competition which took place in the afternoon. There were representatives from Lower Park School for each of the sections (except black) in the Kata competition. All the children won a certificate and a medal which is truly amazing. Those taking part were:
White - Red belts - Ewan L, Tom I and Joe H
Yellow - Blue belts - Louis and Millie D, Luc S, Josh P, Oliver H, Hannah T & Joe N.
Green - Purple and White belts - Ellen J who competed for the bronze medal position and Will G - GOLD medalist- who shone in their group.
Brown belts – Dan K who competed very well and was eliminated by the eventual brown belt winner.
A huge congratulations and thanks to their superb teacher, Paul Ferris whose dedication is exemplary.
A football 'star' at Lower Park
I am delighted to tell you that one of our Year 5 pupils, Chris M, has this week been signed onto the books of Blackburn Rovers Football Club.
After lengthy trials he has met the manager and will be training and playing for Blackburn Rovers junior teams. A great achievement Chris well done!
Athletics Success- Jan 2012
One of our Year 6 boys, Marcus G competed recently in an inter County athletics competition, having been picked for the Greater Manchester team. Well done Marcus!
Tennis News (30/10/2011)
On Sunday (along with 14 other top juniors from around the county) Matt M, Will M, Harry D and Henry S all competed in a grade 5 Cheshire County tour event at Poynton Sports Club.
Henry did very well in the group stages. The other 3 boys all made the semi finals where Matt beat a boy from Brabyns tennis club to make the final.
In the other semi Will beat Harry to make the final (Harry finished joint third). Matt ended up beating Will in a very close final.
This isn't the only occasion that juniors from Lower Park have performed well in top standard LTA sanctioned events. Other names that should be mentioned are Oliver G who was runner up in the grade 4 Prestbury open 8 & under along with Jasper C-L, Dan D, Alistair K and Maisy M. Marcus G has also been competing regularly at LTA sanctioned events in the u10 age group category for the past 6 months.
BUPA Manchester Run - 14th May 2011
Over 50 children from Lower Park made the journey over to Heaton Park to take part in the BUPA Manchester Run.
As well as raising money for some fantastic causes, it was a truly enjoyable event. The atmosphere was 'buzzing' and we are very proud of all the children who took part in the run.
There were official placings for the junior run for these children who did particularly well: (Boys' race) Jamie W 11th, Marcus G 17th, Matthew T 19th, Harry D 29th, (Girls' race) Lucie W 9th, Isabella C-L 36th, Isobelle S 54th and Bethany S 58th. Although there were no official placings for the mini run, Alastair K was the first runner to cross the line from Lower Park.
Netball Tournament - 8th March
On Tuesday, two teams represented Lower Park in a local schools Netball tournament. Both teams played with determination and skill and it was a close fought contest. We won some and lost some (and drew one too). Well done to all the children
Multi-talented Year 4s
Our Year 4 children took part in a sports multi-skills festival at the High School. The festival involved the pupils rotating around a number of different stations designed to develop and improve their agility, balance, coordination and speed. Year 3 children will take part in a similar event later in the year.
Athletics Champions - Jan 2011
On Wednesday, 18 children represented Lower Park in a local schools Athletics competition. Every child competed with sheer determination and enthusiasm. Their commitment and teamwork resulted in Lower Park being crowned champions of Poynton.
The boys and girls deserve to be commended for their impeccable behaviour and they were an absolute credit to Lower Park. The children were presented with the trophy and certificates in assembly. The team now progress through to the Macclesfield Partnership finals on Thursday 17th February. Well done and good luck.
The Kenshikan England karate class was buzzing last night in our school hall, when all 18 students passed their exams and were awarded their next grade of belt. They ranked from beginners achieving their first red belt, up to the three top students (Daniel K, Joseph B and Holly H) who achieved their brown belt with two stripes (their next belts being black).
Paul Ferris, their teacher, commented that the class is one of the strongest he takes and that they had all done exceptionally well. Daniel, Joseph and Holly are the first primary school children to be awarded this grade of belt.
On Tuesday 25th April, some of our Year 5 and 6 children took part in a compet