Sports, Activities and Events

Jan-April 2018

After our success in the table cricket tournament in the Autumn Term, our year 6 team got to go to Liverpool and compete again against different schools. All of the children were immaculately behaved and respectful to the other schools, showing great sportsmanship and making sure they shook each other’s hands. We reached the final scoring on average 120 points per game and sadly lost to Clare Mount in the final, who were accomplished in batting and fielding. Overall a good day, which the 6 children enjoyed! The children said that it was an exciting, fun and interesting day and it was nice to interact with people from other schools. One of the girls also added that it was a nice experience and it was wonderful to see so many children been able to take part in inclusive sport.

Our year 5/6 girls attended the Tranmere Rovers 6 aside Tournament at Woodchurch High School. Despite 9 of our 11 players playing in their first competitive football match they drew their first game 0-0 and had several chances to win it. They then went on to lose their next two games however their smiles and enjoyment never faltered. All of the girls were extremely nervous and excited going into the competition but went on to thoroughly enjoy themselves and kept asking if they could go back on. All 3 of their matches were very entertaining and offered moments of brilliance as well as moments that were very amusing. Well done to all of the girls.

Through Hi-Impact, we took part in the Tranmere Rovers Spotlight Experience in February. First, our year 6’s got to meet and talk to one of Tranmere’s players (who came into school) before going on to test their fitness and try out heart rate monitors. Then on Saturday 17th February our year 5/6 children had the opportunity to attend Tranmere vs Bromley at Prenton Park. 34 children from Lingham attended the game. It was a fun filled afternoon where the children got to sit in the dugout, meet Rover (Tranmere’s Mascot) and meet and get autographs of the players. Before taking our seats for kick off, the children all got to be flag bearers, making a tunnel to cheer the players onto the pitch. We all thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, sang along to ‘Super White Army’ and cheered Tranmere to a 1-0 win.

A number of our key stage two children took part in a cross country event at Arrowe Park. For some of the children it was their first ever running event. They all gave it their all, finishing the run aching and exhausted.

Three of our year 5 girls attended a sports leaders course, which they thoroughly enjoyed. They have since, given a presentation on the importance of taking part in sporting activities and encouraging more girls to take part in sports. They have also started their own lunchtime club, which is proving extremely popular throughout the school.

Finally in the Spring Term, 16 of our year 3/4s and 17 of our year 5/6s took part in a mini football tournament at Clare Mount Specialist Sports College. We entered 6 teams in total, giving a lot of the children an opportunity to represent Lingham for the first time. The children all performed well on the pitch with 1 of our year 3/4 teams winning their tournament. 1 of our year 5/6 teams also reached the final, however after going 3-0 up they eventually drew the game 3-3 sharing 1st place in their tournament.

We hope to provide the children with lots more opportunities in the Summer Term! We would also like to thank the parents for their support, for attending these events and providing transport for the children.

“Our greatest strengths are not only the quality of our players individually, it’s the belief and ability to work as a team!”

Sept - Dec 17

So far this year Lingham’s year 5 and 6 have taken part in several sports events including indoor athletics, table cricket and a number of football matches whilst our year 3s and 4s have taken part in a futsal competition at Prenton Park.

Despite only having a very small team of 6 children (5 girls and 1 boy) taking part in the indoor athletics tournament, they represented Lingham in good fashion and said, “It was really fun, but very tiring!”. The girls had some stand out individual events with one of them coming first in the speed bounce and another in the javelin whilst the only boy in the team came first in the vertical jump, triple jump and javelin!

We took two teams to the table cricket tournament at Clare Mount Specialist Sports College. The children not only represented Lingham very well, but also had a lot of success in the tournament with our year 6 team winning and our year 5 team coming 3rd. The children said, “It was nice to experience a new sport!”

In the Corgi Cup (a year 4/5 football competition) we were up against a very talented Pensby side. After a disappointing first half, which saw us several goals down and completely disheartened, the children bounced back, showing some real perseverance, grit and determination to put on a very entertaining 2nd half.

We also entered the year 5/6 TRFC tournament. We were up against some really strong oppositions and despite winning our first game, we narrowly lost our 2nd and 3rd games, finishing 3rd in our group. Although the children were left a little disappointed, the football they played was exceptional at times and the whole team should be extremely proud of themselves.

More recently we took 10 of our year 3 and 4 children to a futsal competition at Prenton Park. The quality of play and level of ability was very high. The children all played some very good and entertaining football, but eventually got knocked out in the semi-final after a hard fought 3-1 defeat.

Again, all of the staff at Lingham would like to say well done to all of the children who are continuing to represent our school. You’re doing Lingham proud and we hope to continue to provide you with sporting opportunities. Finally, we would again like to say a big thank you to the parents for their continuous support. We can’t iterate enough how important your help is in ensuring the children attend these tournaments and your support during these events pushes the children to continually improve.

Gold Award 2016-17 

Lingham Primary School have recently been awarded the 'School Games Gold award' for the 2016-17 year for our services to sports. We would like to thank all our parents, children and staff for their hard work throughout the year to help us achieve this fantastic award. We are looking forward to working even harder this year to try and achieve the Gold award for 2017-18. 

Summary 2016-17

This year has been an amazing year for sports for Lingham! Year 2 kicked off the year in style progressing to the finals of their football tournament eventually finishing 2nd overall. We also enjoyed some very successful friendlies against Orrets Meadow and Castleway before the children continued their success into the cross country. With a 27th place finish for one of our boys and a 3rd place finish for one of our girls it proved a very successful event for us. The New Year saw continuing success with our girls football team reaching Lingham’s first ever level 3 tournament – they first topped their group, then finished 3rd in Wirral and finally went on to represent Wirral in a county tournament at Halton Stadium where they competed against schools from several other boroughs. Here the girls won the ‘Spirit of the Games Award’. Our year 5 boys were extremely unlucky as they narrowly missed out on the finals on goal difference. More recently our athletes enjoyed a successful competition finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the vortex throw at the athletics and our footgolf team got best overall team score and best individual score winning the whole tournament. To finish the year off, 8 of our year 6 children took part in a charity football tournament where they performed very well and raised £271!!

The children have been a credit to themselves and to Lingham and should be extremely proud of their achievements this year. We could not be any prouder of the children and the way in which they have portrayed themselves and represented our wonderful school. The continuing support of the parents has been invaluable and we cannot thank you enough for all of your support throughout the year.

“Our greatest strengths are not only the quality of our players individually, it’s the belief and ability to work as a team!”

Summer 2017

The summer term has continued to see the children in Lingham attend a wide variety of sports clubs including football, rugby, running and cricket. As well as this the children have had opportunities to take their skills and compete against other schools. The children continue to represent Lingham in an excellent manner, showing off their abilities, teamwork and versatility.

8 children from year 5 and 6 (4 boys and 4 girls) enjoyed a successful visit to The Oval where they competed in short and long distance running, throwing and jumping events. All of the children from Lingham managed to complete the long distance run and should be extremely proud of their overall performances especially in the vortex throw in which they finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd! The support they showed to each other as well as to those competing around them was a credit to both themselves and to Lingham.

Our girl’s football team had another opportunity to go and show off their skills in a tournament at Ladymount Catholic Primary School. The girls enjoyed a fun, friendly and well organised event where they competed against 6 other schools. The girls had an amazing start, winning 3-0 and 2-0 then competing in a 0-0 draw. They managed to bounce back with another 2-0 win before very unluckily losing their last two games 1-0. The girls finished 3rd overall and should be extremely proud of their performances, team work and the manner in which they represented themselves and Lingham.

Several of our year 6 children have had the opportunity to coach our year 3s and 4s this year. The children have shown great leadership qualities and have ran a lot of fun, safe and demanding sessions which they made suitable for the groups they were working with and which they progressed when necessary. Their behaviour and individual man management was also extremely impressive.

This year we entered both the mixed and the girls’ cricket tournaments. Both days were extremely entertaining. First of all we saw our year 5/6 boys win Lingham’s first ever cricket match. The boys provided us with lots to cheer about straight from the go hitting lots of boundaries (4s and 6s). Their fielding was also very impressive as they bowled very well and backed it up with great communication and some phenomenal catches. One week on and our girls were able to replicate the boys success also winning a match – a big step up from them asking, “What’s cricket?” only a couple of weeks earlier. The girls also gave us lots to cheer about with some good bowling and batting, excellent teamwork and superb catches.

We enjoyed a very successful afternoon at this year’s footgolf tournament were our team of two boys and two girls from year 5/6 not only won the overall best score, but also best individual score and closest to flag. One of the girls said, “I thought I was going to be bored, but it was really fun and I want to do it again – I even got a hole in one!”

Finally, 8 of our year 6 children took part in the Cole Cup (a charity football tournament to remember a boy who sadly passed away in February 2014). Our children played the tournament in a great manner, understanding what they were playing for. They lost 2 games 1-0 before winning 3-0 and 1-0. Despite not progressing to the quarter finals, the children had lots of fun and as a team raised £271!!

In our penultimate training session we organised an interschool match which saw our year 5 team (with 2 year 6 children) take on our year 6 team. The match was entertaining to watch and was played in a good manner. After two hard fought 25 minute halves the year 5 team achieved a 4-1 victory. After the match eleven of the children's relatives took part in a parent vs staff penalty shootout which saw Mr Simcox, Mr Maddock, Miss Murphy, Mrs Wallis, Mr Williams and Mr Chesworth step up to take penalties. The parents elected their children to be their teams goalkeepers which surely would assure a staff victory however the staff had to come from 4-1 down to eventually draw 7-7. We would like to thank all of the children for their effort and attitude this year and for putting on a good display for all of the spectators and the parents for their support and for taking part in the penalty shootout.


2017 so far…

Our children are still enjoying plenty of opportunities to engage in sports clubs and tournaments. The continuing success we are having is a credit to the effort and commitment that the children are putting in along with their phenomenal teamwork and enthusiasm.


Lingham hosted Orrets Meadow for another football friendly. The children all showed great spirit and sportsmanship and enjoyed a well battled first half ending 1-1. Lingham eventually prevailed 3-1 in a match that was played very well by both teams.


Our year 5/6 girls played in this year’s 7 aside TRFC tournament at Weatherhead High School. Just one year on from their last tournament - the girls showed an immense improvement, finishing top of their group and progressing to the Wirral Finals. They all played with beaming smiles on their faces and showed great teamwork, determination and sportsmanship.

The following week the girls took part in the Wirral Finals along with Somerville, Liscard and Our Lady and St Edwards. The girls again put in some amazing performances and managed to secure a 3rd place finish with a 1-0 win vs Liscard. The girls now get to represent the Wirral at Halton Stadium against other local boroughs.

When representing Wirral at the Halton Stadium the girls showed off all their skills wonderfully by playing some good football on the pitch against some really talented female footballers from St.Helens, Sefton, Knowsley, Wirral, Liverpool and Halton. Our Girls also got to meet professional footballers who played for Everton and Liverpool in a press conference where our girls got to ask them questions about their career and their favourite harry potter characters. The girls come away from the tournament winning the Merseyside spirit of the games award. Everybody at Lingham would like to congratulate our girls for their achievement this year, they have played some lovely football and showed a great togetherness as a team throughout the 3 events.

Also during March, our year 4, 5 and 6 teams all got to take part in the EFC Tournament.

First up were the year 4s, who played with immense pride and determination. We didn’t win any of our matches in our group but we didn’t gave up and scored plenty of goals and almost won our last game but sadly near the end we conceded and it finished 2-2.

Next were the year 5s, we played some beautiful football during the tournament but sadly for the second year we missed out on progressing to the knockout rounds on goal difference. We started the event with a 2-2 draw against a really well organised team who managed to get an important goal towards the end to make it 2-2. We won our next matches 6-0 and 10-1. Although the results didn’t see us progress the boys should be really proud of the way they played and presented themselves during the tournament. We were respectful, organised and exciting to watch this is everything we wanted from our players when representing Lingham and we’re really looking forward to the future with our current year 5 players.


Lastly the year 6s went to represent Lingham at Woodchurch high school. The boys got off to a slow start but they started to grow as the tournament progressed, playing some good football in the last group match against a very good team but sadly the boys weren’t rewarded for their efforts and lost 1-0 to a really good goal. We finished 3rd overall in our group and didn’t progress to the knockout rounds.

Our Year 6 team also played a Cup match against Irby Primary school. The team sadly didn’t win the match and ended up losing 8-0. Irby were a very strong team who played well together and it was hard for us to get any chances during the match. However the players showed a real determination to not give up, we played until the very end of the match in hard weather conditions too.

During the Spring 2 half term, not only have running club and tennis club started up again but new clubs have been made available for the children such as netball and basketball.

Again, all of the staff at Lingham would like to say well done to all of the children who are continuing to represent our school. You’re doing Lingham proud and we hope to continue to provide you with sporting opportunities. Finally, we would again like to say a big thank you to the parents for their continuous support. We can’t iterate enough how important your help is in ensuring the children attend these tournaments and your support during these events pushes the children to continually improve.

“Our greatest strengths are not only the quality of our players individually, it’s the belief and ability to work as a team!”


During the Autumn term we have had many sporting successes.

To start the year off, 8 of our year 5 and 6 boys travelled to Orrets Meadow for a football friendly. The match was played in a very sporting manner and resulted in Lingham coming away with a 3-0 win.

In October a group of year 2 children went to represent Lingham at The Oval in Bebington. They showed some lovely football, which was played with a smile on their faces. Their ability to work as a team really showed during the tournament and they went on to win all of their matches, progressing into the finals in December.

Also in October we welcomed Castleway to Lingham for a 5/6 girls football match. It was a lovely game of football both to watch and play, were both teams played in the correct manner, showing huge respect for each other. The girls went onto win the match 6-1, not only scoring their first ever goal but also achieving their first win. The girls that had already been a part of the team showed great improvement in their abilities and said, “It was a really good game with lots of teamwork and we are happy winning our first game.” We also had a few girls playing in their first competitive game who said, “We enjoyed playing our first game and can’t wait to play again.” The girls also said that Castleway were a really nice and friendly group, who made the effort to talk to them and played fairly.

We later hosted Orrets Meadow in a football match for years 5/6 students. A lot of the children were playing their first competitive match and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a great football match with high quality football played by both teams. Lingham won the match 6-2 and the team came away in high spirits.

Our year 5/6 sports leaders received 6 weeks of training during the start of the year which has enabled them to run their own football training sessions this term during one of their after school football clubs. The leaders done a marvellous job running their sessions with great care, showing real leadership and organisation along with excellent communication. The sessions were extremely successful with the leaders motivating the other children and adapting their sessions to best suit their groups. These skills have also been encouraged and developed further during curriculum PE.

Another first was Lingham participating in the Corgi Cup this year. This competition is a straight knock-out and played by year 4/5 children in a number of schools across the Wirral. Lingham hosted Heygarth in the first round in October. It was really close for most of the match but once Heygarth took the lead it was hard for us to get back into it and they went on to score another 2 goals late on to win 3-0. We would like to say well done to Heygarth and best of luck in the next round.

As the winter weather approached we started to get stuck indoors for some training sessions. Due to this, we decided to bring the year to an end in style and model our new kit by taking part in the ‘mannequin challenge’. The ‘mannequin challenge’ is a trend that involves one or more people freezing in place as someone records it. The participants strike a pose and hold the position making them look like mannequins. The children thoroughly enjoyed this challenge, showing great organisation and discipline to get it done as well as some great camera work by one of our year 6 boys.

In December our year 2 football team looked to carry on their success from the tournament they won in October. Reaching the finals, we were aiming high and the boys were extremely excited. They again showed great skill and team work and managed to win the first of two games, but unfortunately went on to lose their second game, finishing 2nd overall.

Lingham running club, which started last year, has again been extremely popular. A number of children have had the opportunity to attend running competitions at Arrowe Park during the Autumn Term. The children represented Lingham very well with one of our boys finishing 27th place and one of our girls finishing in an astounding 3rd place!

Other clubs the children have had the opportunity to attend this year have been: family karate (before school), sports club (where we had a big focus on tag rugby), athletics and gymnastics. We endeavour to keep up with numerous extra-curricular clubs in the New Year.

The staff would like to say well done to all of the children who have represented Lingham so far this year. You have done Lingham proud and we hope to provide you with many more opportunities in the New Year. Finally, we would also like to say a big thank you to the parents for their continuous support. Successful sporting success is achieved when school, parents and children work in partnership. Therefore, parental support is invaluable.

“Our greatest strengths are not only the quality of our players individually, it’s the belief and ability to work as a team!”

Curriculum PE

In November 2016 four of our of our year 5/6 children were chosen to attend ‘Dare to Aspire’, an hour long motivational presentation delivered by George Fouche, which challenges students to look at the qualities needed to become successful, how to overcome hardships and to follow their dreams. The presentation by George Fouche, a former premiership and international rugby player, was extremely inspirational. The children that attended said, “We are going to push ourselves as far as we can and no matter what happens in life we will keep trying.” The two boys also enjoyed it because they are both keen rugby players. After returning to school we looked at the qualities that are needed to achieve our full potential and also carried out a team building exercise in which the children had to work together to build a tower using only spaghetti and marshmallows. Each child took on a role, looking at emotions within the group, the best things, the negative things and things that could be improved. After the activity the children said that they started off well working as a team, but when things started to go wrong they stopped working as a team and got frustrated with each other. Despite some problems, the children persevered, eventually completing their tower successfully.





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