Sporting success is being celebrated at last at Staynor Hall Community Primary Academy in Selby.
The school opened two years ago without any Year 5 or 6 pupils but entered local inter-school competitions anyway. They understandably struggled against older children but now, competing against children their own age, they are sampling the sweet taste of sporting glory.
“We’re now being really successful and have won recent competitions against other schools putting us into regional finals across girls’ football, cross country and hockey,” said Tim Jolly, headteacher.
“Schools are funded for PE and we’re using this money wisely to help keep our children fit and inspire them to learn to love sport and all the health benefits that involves,” he said.
September 2018: Year 5/6 football team win their first ever ESFA football league game defeating Barlby Bridge Primary School 9-0; Year 4 Quicksticks Hockey team qualify for the Selby District finals from the Selby Cluster event held at Selby High School; Year 5/6 Girls Football team qualify for the Selby District finals by winning the Selby Cluster event at Selby Leisure Centre. The team played seven other schools, winning five games, drawing two and conceding no goals. The team will now compete in the Selby District finals some time next year.
November 2018: Year 3/4/5/6 children competed in the Selby Cluster cross country event held at Selby High School. Out of all the races nine Staynor Hall children qualified for the Selby District finals competition to be held next year; Year 4 Quicksticks Hockey team qualify for the North Yorkshire Finals from the Selby District finals event held at Drax Reed School.