Home Page

Sporting competitions 2022-2023

Year 3 and 4 Cricket

On Tuesday 20th June, a group of Year 3 and 4 children were invited to Bodington Football Hub to take part in an 'Under 9's Kickabout'. The weather conditions weren't great, however that did not dampen the children's spirits as they were all very excited to be on the astroturf! We played a few games however the emphasis of this was participation so we didn't keep count of the goals scored. All of the children played so well, Miss Robertson and Miss Brayshay were incredibly impressed by everyone's determination and sportsmanship throughout the matches. Well done! 

KS2 Mini Olympics 

On Thursday 15th June, a group of Year 4 and 6 children went down to Crawshaw for a 'Mini Olympics'. The emphasis on this session was 'develop and play' so it was not competitive, but gave the children an opportunity to have a go at some of the events they might be doing when they go to the actual event later this month. They had chance to practise the triple jump, javelin, relays and throwing. All of the children engaged really well and we are now all very excited for the real thing!

Year 3 and 4 Cricket

On Monday 5th June, a group of Year 3 and 4 children were invited to Pudsey Congs Cricket Club to take part in an Open Cricket event. All of the children were very excited to be at a cricket club - some of the children had never played before! They had chance to practise different skills and took part in some friendly competitions against other schools. They all came back with big smiles on their faces and had really enjoyed their day!

Year 3 Football

On Wednesday 14th June, a group of Year 3 children were chosen to go to Middleton to participate in a Football competition. The event was organised through ACE sports, who let the children travel in style in what looked like, a VIP bus! The weather conditions were good but very warm! The children played in 8 matches, winning many of those and finishing in 4th place overall. All the children said that they really enjoyed their morning and came back to school with a huge smile on their faces and big medals around their necks - well done! 

Girls Football

On Thursday, a group of Year 6 girls went down to Crawshaw for a competitive football event. The weather conditions were great, the sun had disappeared making it nice and cool with no wind. It was a busy one with 10 teams from schools in the Leeds West Partnership. The first match was against Pudsey Lowtown which we won 1-0 with a great goal from Lola. The second match was even more successful against Parkspring which we won 2-0. Although the third match was a draw, 0-0 against Bolton Royd we managed to qualify for the semi final against Farsley Farfield. This was a tense match which went to penalties at full time. Bethanie was fantastic in goal and alongside the rest of the team we made it to the final against Calverley CofE! Isla scored the winning goal in this match to end with a score of 1-0 and make us the winners! All the girls played incredibly and it was so fantastic to watch! Well done!

Friendly football match with Farfield and Westroyd


On Thursday, some children from Year 3 and 4 went down to Farfield School to play a friendly football match with Westroyd. Although the result may not have been what the children wanted, Miss Robertson noted how incredible the children played, showing incredible sportmanship and ended with big smiles on their faces. Well done Springbank!

Girls Football Skills Session 

On Tuesday, a group of girls went down to Crawshaw school for a girls football skills session. The emphasis on this event was participation and to 'inspire and engage' the girls to continue their physical activity journey. A lot of the girls who attended did not take part in football outside of school and this gave them the opportunity to have a go, without any pressure. The children took part in three activities, focusing on dribbling, keeping possession of the ball and space and ended with a football match. Everyone finished saying that they really enjoyed themselves, hopefully will go on to try football outside of school!

Year 5 and 6 Handball 

On Thursday 23rd March, Year 5 and 6 went down to Crawshaw for a handball event. The weather conditions were great. Despite the showers earlier in the day, the sun stayed out for the whole event which made it even more enjoyable! This event was an 'inspire and engage' which aims to get children enthusiastic about the sport, without it being too competitive. We played 3 matches against Greenside, Calverley Parkside and Southroyd. Although no official score was kept, we scored in each game! All the children worked really well together and all finished with a huge smile on their faces. Well done!

Year 5 and 6 Dodgeball 

On Thursday, children from Year 5 and 6 went down to Crawshaw for a dodgeball competition. There were 5 teams across 4 schools in total involved, including Pudsey Lowtown, Beckfield and Westroyd. There were 5 matches all together, throughout them all the children played incredibly and worked fantastically as part of a team. Although we did not win the first match, Harvey showed great dodging as at one point, it was 6 vs 1! We managed to win a few more matches and came 3rd overall! Well done, Springbank!

Year 3 Football at Kirkstall Goals

Year 3 went down to Kirkstall Goals on Monday 20th February to compete in a football competition. They took part in 5 matches and although they did not win any, they showed great team work and sportsmanship throughout. Alfie scored a great goal in the 2nd match and Eddie demonstrated good dribbling. Throughout, Kara was brilliant at defending and Dylan, Oscar, Emily and Elli took turn in goal. Well done everyone!

Year 4 Benchball 

On Thursday, Year 4 went down to Crawshaw to take part in a benchball event. They played 3 games against Southroyd, Pudsey Lowtown and Primrose Hill. We did not win the first game against Primrose with a score of 3-2. Mayand and Tilly did some great catching and there was fantastic defending from Charlie. We won the second match against Lowtown 8-2. There were some brilliant catches from Alice and Oliver, great intercepting from Isaac and powerful throws from Harrison. In the last match against Southroyd we won 2-4. Throughout there was great throwing from Alice and Aria and good tactics from Rex. Well done Springbank! 

KS2 Ice Skating at Planet Ice

On Monday 30th January, some children from KS2 went to Planet Ice for a 'come and try' ice skating event. A lot of the children who came had never been ice skating before so understandably there were a few nerves before however these quickly disappeared when they got onto the ice. The children had an instructor who told them how to get up if they fell then went onto practising some movements. All the children said that they would love to try ice skating again and everyone finished with huge smiles on their faces. This was such a fun event and everyone (including Miss Robertson) had such a good time. Well done!

Year 3 and 4 Hockey 

On Thursday, Year 3 and 4 went down to Crawshaw school for an 'inspire and engage' hockey session. There were 5 other schools that took part and despite it being cold, we all had a great time. In this session, the children took part in a range of activities such as passing, shooting and dribbling. The aim was to improve their skills and get them engaged in hockey. They finished up with a mini game where you had to dribble the hockey balls into your base and then steal from the other teams when you were done - this was lots of fun!

Year 1 multiskills 06.12.2022 and 08.12.2022


On Tuesday and Thursday this week, some of our Year 1 children took part in a multi-skills event at Pudsey Grammar. The children needed to work as a team to complete several different activities. They used lots of different equipment and even had to practise putting a bib on and off as quickly as they could! At the end, all of their new skills were combined to create one huge course! The children used their balancing skills, throwing, running, jumping and even spatial awareness to compete against other schools. Well done Year 1, your sportsmanship was excellent and even won!



Year 5 and 6 basketball

On Thursday, Year 5 and 6 went down to a basketball event at Priesthorpe. The event took place in the hall with Calverley CofE, Calverley Parkside and Bolton Royd. It started off with some basketball drills such as shooting, dribbling and passing to each other as quickly as we could in a relay style. We then played 4 matches, which we won or drew, this was down to great communication and team work from everyone and James and Andrew being our best scorers!  Well done guys!

Year 1 and 2 Gymnastics 

KS1 children visited the John Smeaton Leisure centre to take part in a 'come and try' gymnastics session. The children were lucky enough to have the whole gym to themselves! 

The children were bouncing around on the equipment and had the opportunity to learn lots of new skills. We learnt how to do a forward and backward rolls safely, we looked at different stages of a handstand and also walked across a beam. 

Year 5 Basketball 

On Tuesday, Year 5 went down to Pudsey Grammar for a basketball event. Therre were 4 other schools and Springbank played them all. It was noted that Jack was the 'player of the match' as he listened so carefully and thought quickly making him a conscientious team member and a great scorer. We had great sportsmanship throughout, great throwing from Tilly and Samuel and brilliant blocking from Wesley. Well done guys!

Year 3 and 4 Football

On Thursday, a group of Year 3 and 4 girls went to Crawshaw to take part in an Inspire event aimed at increasing participation in girls' football. It was a very exciting event for our girls as it was the debut of our brand-new school kit which I'm sure we can all agree looks absolutely fantastic and will really help our sense of team belonging and team spirit at all future events. The girls all said that they thoroughly enjoyed their evening and who knows, we might have the future Leah Williamson or Lessi Russo right here at Springbank!

Year 3 and 4 Football

On Tuesday 15th November, Year 3 and 4 were invited to a football match at Priesthorpe school. They played 4 matches in total against Farsley Farfield, Calverley CofE, Calverley Parkside and Bolton Royd. The weather conditions weren’t ideal to begin with however as the matches went on, it cleared up and they could all take off their coats! We won our first match against Farfield with Laura scoring a great goal only 2 minutes in. In our second match our goalie was exceptional defending our goal and saving numerous times! We did not win the third match against Bolton Royd however there were fantastic passes between the team. We won our final match against Calverley Parkside 1-0 with Laura scoring a goal at the last second. Well done, girls!

Year 2 Multiskills

On Thursday 10th November, Year 2 were invited to their first sporting competition of the year at Crawshaw! As it was a lot of the children’s first ever sporting event, they were all very excited and understandably a little bit nervous before it started! However, by the end everyone had a huge smile on their faces and we are very proud of them all! Throughout the event the children had to take part in lots of different activities such as running with a bean bag on their head, throwing a ball to reach a certain target and working together to get a hula hoop over them all. They used so many skills such as balance, coordination, team work and of course resilience. Well done, Year 2!

Year 5 and 6 Football

On Tuesday 1st November, Year 5 and 6 children were invited to Calverley CofE Primary for a football match. The weather conditions were far from ideal, it was cold extremely wet and muddy however that did not dampen spirits. The children played 2 matches against both of the Calverley teams and despite not winning either I saw brilliant team work and lots of goals saved by Charlie! All the children playing should be so proud of themselves, they showed brilliant sportsmanship and resilience throughout. Well done Springbank!

Year 6 Dodgeball at Crawshaw

On Thursday 29th September, Year 6 had their first sporting event at Crawshaw. They participated in 5 games overall and won 4 of them! There were some great catches from Henry, Ben, Max and Isla and the whole team showed great sportsmanship throughout. Well done, Year 6!

Year 3 and 4 Dodgeball at Crawshaw

On Thursday 22nd September, Year 3 and 4 had their first sporting event of the year by competing at an inter-school dodgeball event at Crawshaw. The event took place in the sports hall and the 5 other schools who attended were equally as excited as Springbank! We won the first match against Farfield, with Imogen and Maxwell being the last ones standing. We went on to win or draw the rest, which we were very pleased with. Everyone played really well as a team and represented Springbank brilliantly. Well done!


We have a busy half term coming up with lots more events including Year 5 and 6 dodgeball, fun runs and rugby. Watch this space!