St Gildas
St. Gildas'
Catholic Junior School

PE & Sports Grant

Below is a table of Sports events for the current academic year. Please check back regularly, as they will be added to throughout the year.

PE and Sports Events 2016-17




Haringey Football Tournament (heats)

September 2016

A year 5/6 boys’ team and girls team enjoyed participating in a wonderful Haringey Primary Schools football tournament hosted by St. Thomas Moore secondary school for over 30 schools - amazing turnout. All the children from all the schools participated sportingly and competitively and had a wonderful day under stunning end of September sunshine. Our St. Gildas' teams did so well. Our boys’ team came 3rd in their league beating Our Lady of Muswell, St. Mary's CE, St. Michaels N6; drawing with St. Pauls and Rokesley and narrowly losing to Rhodes Avenue. Our girls’ team beat St. Mary's CE, Our Lady of Musewell, Rokesley, and St. Michaels N6 and drew with Rhodes Avenue. Our girls topped their league scoring 10 goals without reply! The girls’ team progressed to the knock out stages of the tournament and in their quarter final defeated Highate Primary 4-0 and then lost to Highgate Independent in a thrilling semi-final. It was a wonderful day out with many great sporting memories and friendships made and generous refreshments provided by St. Thomas Moore.

Cross Country

October 2016

St Gildas’ had a fantastic start to the cross country season on Tuesday 4th October.

8 runners from years 5 and 6 competed at the fixture at New River, which had a record number of competitors.

All of the children ran brilliantly, with Paula coming 2nd out of the year 5 girls, and Gael 3rd for the year 5 boys!

The Primary boys’ team came 16th overall. We hope that next time we can get a few more girls so we can enter a team.

Thank you and well done to those who took part!


Haringey Football Finals

October 2016

The girls’ football team did extremely well in the recent Haringey year 5 and 6 Primary 6 a side football finals, finishing fourth. The finals were held at Woodside High following the excellent competition at St. Thomas Moore where 33 schools competed in the boys and girls events. We are proud of both teams' efforts and achievements, and look forward to more football events this academic year.

Indoor Athletics Tournament

January 2017

A year 5&6 team competed in the Haringey indoor athletics heats. Children participated in many exciting track and field events, such as: speed bounce, standing long jump, standing triple jump, hurdles, different spring and long distance running, and paarlauf.

A-Life workshops

Spring 2017

All pupils will participate in A-life workshops in the Spring term. A-life workshops focus on encouraging children to choose an active lifestyle and helps them to realise that being active and choosing to participate in exercise can be a lot of fun!

The Daily Mile

Spring Term onwards

A study of 10,000 primary school children across the UK found that two thirds of them lacked basic fitness. (Fit For Sport Ltd. May 2015)

The aim of the Daily Mile is to improve the physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing of our children, regardless of age or personal circumstances.

Helps to reduce childhood inactivity and obesity

It’s social, non-competitive and fun.

It’s fully inclusive; every child, whatever their circumstances, age or ability, succeeds.

The Daily Mile has numerous benefits to children, whether they run, jog or walk.

Within 4 weeks, children who do The Daily Mile become fitter.

The 15 minute break from lessons is invigorating and leaves children (and teachers!) more focused and ready to learn.

The time spent outside, in all weathers, helps children become better engaged with the outdoors and aware of their surroundings.

The Daily Mile is also a social occasion, and improves relationships, giving children the opportunity to talk to their peers and teachers in a way they might not in the classroom.

The Daily Mile builds teamwork and leadership skills, with children helping and encouraging their peers.

 Children bring the benefits home, eating and sleeping better and encouraging their families to get active together.

The Daily Mile builds self-esteem and confidence, improving children’s perception of exercise for life.

The Daily Mile is critical to reducing childhood inactivity and obesity. (


Please find our Risk Assessment for the Daily Mile below.