Sport / P.E.

On Wednesday 24th we celebrated St John’s 10th Annual Sports Awards Evening. Over 150 students were awarded with their half and full colours for their dedication, commitment and performance when representing St John’s. Colours were awarded for performance in over 12 sports. In addition 18 students were awarded with a Gold Eagle for achieving county honours.

This year St John’s has set up a kayaking club with Bishop Auckland Kayak Club. The satellite club is funded through Sport England. It has allowed us to get some equipment and free coaching and has been running every Monday 4-5 after the school club. This has allowed students to improve their kayaking and all the students involved have made excellent improvements.

On Tuesday 24th June a number of students completed within a district multi-sports competition at Sedgefield school. The event included a range of different activities. St John’s competed at Under 15 boy’s 7’s rugby, Under 15 girls 7’s rugby, Under 15 girl’s rounders, table-tennis, Under 13 girls football and Under 15 boy’s football.

The year 9 athletics team participated in a District competition on Wednesday 18th of June at Shildon Stadium. This is an annual event which this year included 7 schools. St John’s, Woodham, Wolsingham, Bishop Barrington, Sedgefield, Parkside and Sunnydale.

The Year 9 football team won the county cup last night, beating Shotton Hall 2-0. Not only are they the first team from St John's to win the competition in Year 9, but also the first team to retain a county cup, having won in Year 8.

The Year 9 & 10 girls’ football team from St John’s School & Sixth Form College had a fantastic English Schools Cup run, making it all the way to the quarter finals in a competition that is open to every school team in the country.

The opportunity has arisen for the Physical Education Department to take 15 students to the Manchester United v Sunderland Carling Cup Semi- Final Second Leg, on Wednesday 22 January, 2014 at Old Trafford football ground, Manchester

This year the Catholic Partnership hosted the first ever Bellboating competition. 7 year 8 students (Tomasina Appleton, Megan Batty, Bernire Whitworth, Chloe Woodfine, Jake Morris, Peter Danks and Jack Maddison) competed for St Johns (with a little help from Miss Somers). With stacked hands and some detailed coaching we first competed and lost against St Aidan's school. In the second race with unbelievable communication and Coordination we beat St Bede's.

The cycling club took it's first outside ride with a tour around the pavements, tracks and roads of Bishop Auckland. Kitted out with fluorescent high Vis jackets and bands we were nearly as retro as the Sixth Form football team! It's still not too late to join the club. For information see Miss Somers

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