Sporting Achievements

Community Games 2019

Y4MT had a glorious day at this year’s Community Games.  The day began with the event opening ceremony and special guest Richard Kilty gave a speech to all the children taking part.  Richard Kilty is a British track and field sprinter and has won world and European events in the indoor 60m.

The rest of the day children were allocated sports and were taught skills and techniques related to the sport.  At the end of the session children were given opportunities to take part in competitive activities.  Firthmoor Primary sent three teams of children and completed at least two of the following sports:

  • basketball
  • rugby
  • golf
  • fencing/ archery

The children all enjoyed learning new skills and were eager to go home and tell parents about their day.


Annual Town Cross County Competition

A team of 25 children from Year 3 to Year 6 went to Eastbourne Sports Complex to compete in the annual town cross country competition. Despite all the recent bad weather, the course around the field was good.

The children were very enthusiastic and were determined to do their best. Every child who raced completed the course and they all showed a lot of self-belief and resilience.

A particular mention goes to Ellis (Y6) who came 10th overall and will now race as part of the Darlington Schools Team at the Tees Valley final, and also to Violet (Y5) who came 18th out of 100 children in her race.

Well done!


Cricket Plate

Children recently took part in the Cricket Plate at the Railway Athletic Club in Darlington.  Although the weather was cold and miserable, that didn’t stop our children claiming the winners trophy!  They won in all 6 games to get to the final and did us proud! Well done!


Town Sports

A team of pupils participated in the Town Sports Event at Eastbourne Sports Complex recently, and they came back with a haul of medals between them.  The supervising adults were delighted with both their behaviour and achievements and commended the children on their display of team spirit.  Ellis in Year 5 won gold in the Long Jump, Jake also in Year 5 won silver in the 55m hurdles race and Cayden in Year 6 won bronze in the 600m track race.  All of our pupils who participated in the events did extremely well, and whether they won a medal or not, showed great determination and sportsmanship.  Well done to you all!


Year 3 / 4 TAG Rugby Festival   

A team of Year 3 and 4 children went to a Tag Rugby festival in October at Mowden Park. First there was a skills carousel led by Hurworth Leaders, which focused on 6 different skills that are important to have when playing TAG rugby games. Our children were sometimes required to work with other schools in the same activities and it was great to see them get along well and show such good sportsmanship throughout.

Once the carousel had finished there was then a mini tournament for teams to compete in and apply what they had learnt previously in the day. We played 3 games and we won 2 out of 3 games.  Mr I’Anson’s player of the tournament was Macy as she displayed a good standard within all the games by looking to attack by running at other teams when she had the ball.


Year 5/6 TAG Rugby Festival

A group of Year 5/ 6 children attended a TAG Rugby Festival at Darlington Mowden Park in October and performed very well finishing in 4th position.  The children played games against Springfield, Polam, St John’s B team and Heighington.  Matches were keenly fought and often resulted in close games.  All the children played with passion and determination and maintained high standards of performance throughout the festival.

During the rugby festival, Cayden and Scarlet both scored tries and all 10 children demonstrated excellent passing skills throughout the games they played.  Mr I’Anson’s players of the competition were Scarlet and Cayden who both showed outstanding sportsmanship and great effort levels.


Year 6 Bench ball at St Aidan’s

In the Autumn Term a group of Y6 children were invited to St Aidan’s Academy to take part in a Bench ball activity afternoon with another local school (St John’s CE Primary).  Whilst there, children learnt the rules of bench ball and had an opportunity to practise some basic skills.  They were then put into team and participated in competitive games.  Throughout the games children learnt attacking and defensive skills and were coached by St Aidan’s Young Leaders.  All the children gave 100% and tried hard to improve their performances throughout the afternoon.

Another opportunity for a different group of Y6 children to take part in a similar bench ball festival will be organised for the end of the first Spring Term.