Sporting Events Covered
March 2019 update
Girls Football Final
After qualifying back in November, our girls football team once again travelled too FisherMore High School to play in the Pendle Schools Final. We started off with a match vs. Park Primary who eventually came out as overall winners, we lost that game 2-0. We then went on to play Christ Church and drew 0-0 and in our final game we beat Laneshaw Bridge 1-0 to finish 2nd overall.
It was a fantastic achievement to reach the final so to finish 2nd is something that the girls should be really proud of.
The girl’s football league starts on Wednesday 1st April where we will aim to build on our successes over the last few years.
Athletics B Team Competition
Twelve Year 5 pupils went to Pendle Vale College to compete in a indoor athletics competition. Our children took part in two field events chosen from available categories including: Javelin; Standing Long Jump; Standing Triple Jump; Chest Push; Vertical Jump and Speed Bounce.
Once complete, all the field events were cleared as it was now time for the track events. Our athletes competed in the: 1 lap sprint relay; 2 lap sprint relay; 6 lap paarlauf and a relay event featuring all members of the team. These events were split into boys and girls with the overall winner being determined by the number of points gained.
Our girls team finished 2nd with 264 points and the boys team finished 4th with 258 points. Overall we finished 3rd with 522 points.
This was a fantastic achievement by our Marsden team who were all Year 5 pupils...the majority of other teams had Year 6 pupils!
Well done to all involved.
Twelve pupils from school travelled to Nelson and Colne College to take part in a badminton event which was made up of a competition element and also a fun participation element where competitors would receive some extra coaching.
In the competition we had two teams made up of four people (2 boys and 2 girls).
Marsden A got off to a winning start beating Wheatley Lane but was then beaten by Gisburn Road. Marsden B lost to Gisburn Road and Earby in the opening two games.
Then came the big one: Marsden A vs. Marsden B... it was the A-team that came out on top which meant that they finished in 3rd place and Marsden B finished in 4th Place overall.
A fantastic achievement as everyone has been working hard in Spring Term 1 to improve their Badminton skills as well as attending Badminton Club.
So, all that hard work and practice was really pleasing to see throughout the competition, as was the sportsmanship of all Marsden children who took part.
World Champion Inline Skater
Do you remember when Jenna Downing, a 10 times British Champion and a World Champion inline skater, visited our school to talk to us about having a "champions mindset."
She started off in a whole school assembly talking about her story and how she was kicked out of her local skate park for being a girl. How she went to her first competition and was the only girl entered out of 250 people. Although finishing last she carried on and tried again until she achieved her dream of becoming World Champion.
Jenna is the only female skater to have designed and sold her own skates, (all the money went to breast cancer care). Although Jenna suffers from MS, (Multiple Sclerosis), she has never let it affect her performance or her determination.
Jenna did a demonstration where she jumped over Mrs. Thompson... then added Mrs. Shepherd and then she added Mr. Martindale!
Jenna worked with every class emphasising that by never giving up in sports, school and life... your dreams, no matter how big, can be worked towards and eventually achieved.