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St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School

Nurturing hearts and minds


We strive that every child will have the opportunity to represent their school before they leave in Year 6. As part of the South Ribble Sports Partnership Primary schools, we promote a love of sport and being active, as well as being competitive. Some of the events that we enter are competitive and some are specifically not, so that everyone can have the opportunity to be a St Mary Mag's ambassador. This page of our website is dedicated to showcasing sporting activities outside of our normal provision and school day.

December 2023

Year 4 Dodgeball Competition

November 2023

Year 5 & Year 6 Tag Rugby Winners!!

Congratulations to all of the team!!

October 2023

Year 6 Golf Taster Event

Year 2 Multi Skills Event

Today we were delighted to welcome medal winning Olympian, Daniel Purvis, to our school. He entertained us during an assembly with his gymnastic skills and his story of how to become the best person that you can be. He told us to enjoy what we done and to never give up.

We watched his medal winning Olympic routine and the children all saw his bronze team medal from the 2012 Olympic Games.

Each class then spent time with Daniel as he put our children through their paces during circuit time.

It was a wonderful day and one that we will never forget.

Year R & Mighty Minis

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

KS2 Girls Only Club

Girls Y5 & 6 Football 

Our girls enjoyed a wonderful time as the took part in our first girls football event this year. As always our children were enthusiastic and got stuck in, trying different positions and encouraging each other to have a go. Results didn't go our way but the girls are looking forward to training for our league matches which will take place next year.

September 2023

Whole School Basketball Event

Y5 & 6 Mixed Football Competition 

Dance from the Heart 2023

Today we celebrated the South Ribble Dance from the Heart extravaganza with all of our pupils and staff performing this year's dance. Everyone had a part to play from our very youngest Minis to our oldest Y6 dance leaders. What a great time we had, dancing in the rain!

Year 5 & 6 Netball Event

The pupils enjoyed themselves as they showed off their skills at Priory Academy against local schools and played their way to the netball finals in a few days time.


Year 5 & 6 Netball Event

More success as the cricket team made their way to the South Ribble finals this week.


Year 6 Bowling Event - Some of our Year 6 pupils were lucky enough to go to New Longton Bowling Club to try a spot of bowling for the day.

'It was great. I've never done it before.'

Football Events

The whole school received specialist football training from the team at South Ribble this week.

Another amazing opportunity to improve our football skills.

Tennis Competition

This week the Year 3 and 4 pupils joined with schools from across South Ribble to take part in a tennis competition at Bamber Bridge Tennis Centre.

Year 4 Pupil-

It was amazing! Everything was amazing, the tennis, the centre, just everything.

Jump Rope

The children enjoyed the chance to try a new sport this week, with Chris the Jump Rope Coach teaching the children basic skipping skills. The children perfected these skills to help them to perform tricks. The event was loved by staff and children alike, as you can see from some of the pupils comments.

Year 4 pupils-

I can now do a skipping trick.

It was so much fun.

I can now skip backwards.

Year 6 pupils - 

It was a great opportunity to learn new skipping skills.

I know that if I slow down when I am skipping I can skip for longer and will win the competition.

It was amazing.

Y6 Bikeability

Year 3 & 4 Multi-sports

Wellbeing Day


Let Girls Play

FA Football Initiative March 2023

Today the girls took over the playground with football matches taking place throughout the day.

It was a fabulous day and the girls were well supported by the boys with their chants and singing!!

Born to Perform Club

Dance From The Heart Leader Training 

Year 6 Cross Country 

Y2 Multi Sports 

Swimming Gala 

The children had a great time at Hutton Grammar and narrowly missed out on a podium place. 

Y5 & 6 Sports Hall Athletics

The children were joint 2nd on points and then were narrowly beaten into 3rd place! 

Well done everyone who took part. How proud we are of you!

Y5 & 6 Football Round 3

Tonight the competition ended with St Mary Magdalen's proudly taking third place!!

A great effort by all of the team over the last 3 weeks and tremendous sporting attitude too.

Girls’ Football Competition
Our Girl’s team played amazingly and showed great attitudes and teamwork. They were unfortunate not to get a medal but were a credit to themselves and our school. 

Year 5 & 6 Football Competition

Round 2

Y5 & 6 Football Competition

Our first competition of the year. The boys played 3 games and won 2 of the matches.

A great start to the year!

Team Sports Activity Day - What fun we had!

Parkrun Take Over June 2022

Congratulations to all of the children and families who came along to the Parkrun Take Over at Avenham. It was amazing to see so many children from school AND adults taking part and completing the course. 

Well Done Everyone!

Phil's Family Fun Club

This half term we are trying out a new club for the whole family. This week the families have been playing dodgeball.

Year 6 Mixed Football

The children took part in the Mixed Football Competition organised by South Ribble. 

Unfortunately we didn't finish amongst the medals this time, but there were some amazing goals scored and some fantastic defending too. 

As always our pupils were a real credit to the school.

Year 6 Tag Rugby Competition

The children took part in the competition at Hutton Grammar School over a period of a few weeks giving most Y6 pupils the opportunity to represent our school at the event.

All of the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we are delighted to tell you that we finished in third place!

Every class had a great time playing cricket as Andy from South Ribble spent the day with us developing our striking and fielding skills.

Our Year 6 girls took part in South Ribble's Girls Football Competition at Priory this week. The team was a credit to the school showing of their excellent skills and superb sporting attitude.

Lancashire children celebrated the spirit of the Commonwealth Games by exchanging our sports baton with pupils from Broadoak Primary. The baton has travelled from school to school throughout the day before arriving to music, ribbon dancing and flag waving from our very enthusiastic pupils.

This half term we have been introduced to Racket Sports by Dave from South Ribble. We have been taught the skills that we need to play racket sports and have been practising them during our lessons.

Let Girls Play

Today's event was a great success with so many girls taking part in our games. Just speaking to our girls told us that holding such events is so important in giving them a chance to play.

Autumn2 - Y5 & 6 Festive Netball Club

December - Y3 & 4 Paralympic Event

Autumn 2 - Y4 Fencing

November - Y5 Dodgeball Competition

November - KS2 School Paralympic Event

November - Y6 Sports Hall Athletics Competition

Autumn 1 - Y2 Environmental Guardians

October - Y5 & 6 Tag Rugby Competition

September - Y5 & 6 Football Competition

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