Silver Sports Mark Presentation
Mr Copley and representatives from Year 6 attended the Sainsbury School Games presentation held at Lowton High School this term to proudly receive our school's Silver Games Mark award.
The Silver Games Mark recognises our school's high quality provision in sports across school.
Sports Funding Grant
School Games Year 3 Tag Rugby
Yesterday, the Year 3 Tag Rugby team took part in a competition in Leigh Sports Village.
A big well done to all who took part!
They played fantastically, working well as a team and showing great sportsmanship.
Winning every single game ensured that they progressed to the finals where they achieved 2nd place!
Well done, Year 3 !
Thank you to Miss Olson and Mrs Oxley for taking the children on this occasion.
School Games Girls ‘Football
On Friday 24th March, a selection of Year 5 girls took part in a football competition at Robin Park.
The girls played brilliantly but were unfortunately knocked out before the semi-finals.
The girls worked as a team, marked players and gave an impressive performance.
They were an absolute pleasure to take and it was a wonderful experience for all. Well done Year 5 girls football team!
Many thanks to Mrs Cooke and Mrs Mulhall for taking the children to this event.
Greater Manchester Winter School Games
Greater Manchester Games
On Tuesday, the Year 3/4 gymnastics team went to the Greater Manchester Winter School games to represent their year group for the whole of Wigan. They were amazing!
They all performed two routines and vaults with control, strength, grace and elegance. As a result of their hard work and this very impressive performance, they came 6th overall.
They had an exciting and fabulous day, performing for and meeting the Great British Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle!
Well done everyone and thank you to Mrs Fairhurst for preparing the team for this event.
On Tuesday, the school basketball team took part in the Greater Manchester Winter School Games.
This is a county-level tournament, involving the 10 different boroughs in Greater Manchester. Our team were there representing Wigan.
As you can expect, the standards were very high and the children did well to compete at this level, winning half of their matches.
More crucially, the children learned a great deal as half of their matches were refereed by the tournament organiser and person in charge of the National Basketball Performance Centre where the matches took place. I'm incredibly proud of the team and their achievements this year.
Well done everyone.
Well done everyone and thank you to Mr Copley for preparing the team for this event
On Wednesday, the football team took part in a Premier League tournament at Manchester City academy.
The team played very well against teams of a high standard and thoroughly enjoyed the chance to play in such impressive facilities.
Well done boys!
Thank you to Mr Copley for preparing the children for this event.
'School Games' - Year 4 Tag Rugby at Leigh East
The team played with passion and demonstrated sportsmanship throughout every game.
They reached the semi-finals but unfortunately lost out on a golden try.
I was very proud to take such a great set of children!
Thank you to Miss Wardle and Mrs Pouncey for taking the children to this event.
'School Games' -Netball
On Tuesday, we took two netball teams to a tournament at Golborne High School. Both played extremely well (so well that they ended up meeting each other in the semi-finals).
The competition finished with Team B in 3rd place and Team A finishing as overall winners!
This means that they will progress to a regional final with the potential to move on to the Manchester Games.
'School Games' -Just Join in
A group of children from across the year groups went to the Wigan Youth Zone to represent our school at the 'Just Join in' day.
They had a fantastic time working out in the gym and demonstrating their moves in street dance, as well as taking part in many other activities!
They participated in all events with great enthusiasm.
They thoroughly enjoyed representing the school. Well done!
27th January 2017
'School Games' -Gymnastics
Well done to our amazing gymnasts, who despite never having entered this competition before all achieved success in the recent Key Steps Gymnastics Competition!
Upper juniors were placed 3rd. Infants were also placed 3rd and lower juniors won!
The lower junior team will now represent school further in the next round of the competition and hopefully will go through to the Greater Manchester finals! A huge congratulations to all the children and parents involved, who worked tirelessly to learn the routines.
20th January 2017
'School Games' -Basketball ‘play-offs’
Congratulations to our basketball team who represented school at the basketball tournament yesterday. The play-offs were between the top three teams in Wigan (out of around 70-80 schools initially) and Lowton West won both matches. This means that our basketball team will now represent Wigan at the Greater Manchester Games. What a fantastic achievement!! Well done team and thank you to Mr Copley for preparing the team so well.
9th December 2016
'School Games' -Basketball
On Wednesday afternoon, the school basketball team took part in a finals tournament at Golborne High School. The teams participating had already won their regional competitions so the standard was very high. Again, the team were excellent, winning all their matches.! This means that our school have the winning basketball team in this half of the borough and will play the winner of the other half in January. Well done to the team and many thanks to Mr Copley for preparing the children for this event.
'School Games' -Tag Rugby
On Thursday, 10 children from Year 5 went to play in a tag rugby tournament at Leigh Sports Village. The children played very well as a team and ended up coming 3rd overall. Well done to the tag rugby team! Thank you to Mrs Cooke and Mrs Mulhall for taking the children to this event.
2nd December 2016
Primary Schools Cross Country Competition
Saturday morning at Leigh sports village, temperatures -3°C, low lying freezing fog, icy patches on the ground and sunshine beginning to break through. Excellent conditions for a cross-country run in and around the wooded areas of Pennington Flash. Congratulations to all the girls and boys from years 3,4,5,and 6 who braved the above elements to represent our school in this competition. All children put in excellent performances and were a credit to the school and to their parents/carers.
The results were as follows:
Year 3 and 4 Boys -----1st Position overall;
Year 3 and 4 Girls ----- 3rd Position overall;
Year 5 and 6 Boys -----1st Position overall;
Year 5 and 6 Girls ------2nd Position overall (beaten by 1 point)
A big thank you goes to the following:
- Mrs. Gould, Miss Green, Miss Bevan and Mrs. Sudworth for giving up their Saturday morning to take the children to the event.
- Mrs. Rimmer-Philips for training and preparing the children so well.
- All parents/carers for your support at the eventBrian Cunliffe
- Chair of Governors
25th November 2016
'School Games' -Year 5 Dance Competition
On Thursday, 16 children from Year 5 took part in a dance competition at Leigh Sports Village (involving 12 schools). The routine was energetic and well-rehearsed. Our pupils won the ‘Spirit Award’ trophy for their enthusiasm and sportsmanship throughout the entire competition. Well done everyone!
18th November 2016
On Tuesday, the school cross-country team took part in a competition at Leigh Sports Village. The boys ran really well, finishing in bronze medal position overall. The girls finished in 1st place (three of the girls finished in the top ten). When the scores for both were accumulated, the school team finished in 1st place overall. Well done! Thank you to Mrs Rimmer-Phillips and the Premier Sports staff for preparing the children for this event.
11th November 2016
'School Games' -Basketball
On Wednesday afternoon, the school’s basketball squad took part in a local tournament at Golborne High School. Due to the strength and breadth of talent in our school, we took two teams of Y5/Y6 children. After the first match, where they played each other, both teams went on to beat all of the other teams there. This has meant that both teams have progressed to the play-off finals to play for a chance to represent Wigan at the Manchester Games. Well done
21st October 2016
'School Games' -Rugby Tournament
Well done to the Year 6 Tag Rugby team who attended Leigh Sports Village winning one game and drawing two, narrowly missing out on going through to the next round. The children showed excellent sportsmanship and were great ambassadors for the school. Thank you to Miss Green and Mrs Jones for taking the children to this event.
14th October 2016
'School Games' -Swimming Gala
On Thursday, the Year 5 swimming team took part in a swimming gala at Leigh Sports Village. The children performed magnificently, being placed in all their races. We finished in bronze medal position, narrowly missing out on silver! Thank you to our parents who attended, for their support and encouragement throughout the event. Thank you to Mrs Gould and Mrs Pilling for taking the children to this event.
'School Games' -Year 2 Football
On Friday 7th October the Year 2 team went to Wigan Soccer Dome to take part in a 7 a side football competition. The children showed amazing team spirit and played brilliantly (conceding very few goals). An excellent day with outstanding behaviour and awesome skills. Well done Year 2! Thanks to Mrs Trickett and Mrs Dean for taking the team to this event.
16th September 2016
Year 6 cycling event
Last week, the Year 6 children visited Pennington Flash to participate in the street velodrome event. They were able to race one another on their bikes on the ‘pop-up’ velodrome and everyone won a medal. Andy Burnham, the MP for Leigh, was also there. The children thoroughly enjoyed this event and were super ambassadors for Lowton West! Well done Year 6! Thanks to Mrs Gould and the Year 6 staff for organising this event.
Wigan Town Sports 2016
Y5/6 Wigan Triathlon Competition
On Tuesday, our Year 5 and Year 6 Triathlon teams competed in the Wigan Schools Triathlon at Leigh Sports Village. Here is a review from our Year 4 Triathlon reporter Tegan K:
If you’re wondering what a triathlon is, it is just swimming, cycling and running. The children all did a length of the swimming pool, one track of cycling and one lap of the running track. It was a mix of Year 5 and Year 6. The children were very fast – they had to get changed quickly from swimming to cycling. They had to jump off the bikes and start running. Even though they were tired, they did brilliantly.
Great report Tegan! We are delighted to tell you that the Year 5 team finished in 3rd place; a great achievement with so many schools taking part.
Year 6 was also the 3rd place individual on the day.
On Thursday afternoon, the Year 5 tag rugby team travelled to Leigh East ARLFC’s new pitches to take part in the Leigh Centurions tag rugby festival. The four boys and four girls played magnificently from the start, winning all four group games to progress to the semi-final. There they met a talented Christ Church team and won a nail-biting match by 3-2. This meant a final against Sacred Heart, Leigh.
After another tense battle, we won 1-0. The team attacked with great skill throughout but the victory was mostly won through tenacious defence and team spirit.
A fantastic afternoon was enjoyed by all, especially Mr Hillam, Mrs Sudworth and our parent supporters club!
Thank you to Mr Hillam for taking the children to this event.
Year 2 Dance
On Thursday morning, several Year 2 pupils travelled to the Leigh Sports Village to participate in the ‘KS1 Dance’ competition. The children have been working hard at the after-school dance club in preparation for this event. The team performed beautifully on the day and we were very proud of their performance. The juniors will be participating in their own competition after the holidays.
Many thanks to Amy for her hard work with the dance club.
Join in Day
On Friday, five children were chosen to represent school at the ‘Just Join’ event at the Wigan Soccer Dome. The day was a huge success, with the children taking part in a range of different events – from boccia to rugby! The children had great fun (and so did the accompanying staff!). Well done to all of the children who took part.
East Wigan Primary Cross Country Championships 2015
On a soggy Tuesday morning, 18 junior pupils represented Wigan in the Primary Cross Country Championships. Our team was made up of children from Y6, Y5, Y4 and even Y3!
The boys were first to line-up in our new clean and shiny (for now!) team kit. The boys all ran fantastically well – every one of them finishing in the top half of a very large field of approximately 150 runners. Our green vests were prominent at the front of the race and, with five runners in the top 16 places, we were confident of team victory.
The girls were next and, by now, the course was very muddy! Our young team again ran with fantastic enthusiasm and all finished well inside the top half of the field.
The scores were calculated (the first four runners count for each team) and our boys won their race comfortably to become East Wigan Champions. The girls finished in a terrific third place in their race but, most importantly, when the boys and girls scores were added together, Lowton West were clear overall East Wigan Champions with a winning margin of nearly 50 points!
Incredibly, our second team (ie our team runners who finished in 5thto 8th place in our school) finished overall in 6th place! To finish 1st and 6th overall is a terrific achievement when you consider that 30 teams took part!
Individual congratulations to Joe C. and Adam S (Y6) and Patrick I (Y5) who have qualified to represent Wigan in the Greater Manchester Cross Country Championships in the new year.
Finally, thank you to all children who have participated in cross country training this year – and thank you to parents who had to wash the kit!
Year 6 Sailing
We are very excited about our new Year 6 Sailing programme. Each week, a group of Year 6 pupils are going sailing in Fun boats at Scotsman’s Flash.
The children thoroughly enjoyed this activity and the instructors commented on the outstanding behaviour of our pupils.
We would like to thank Mr Cunliffe (our Chair of Governors) for kindly offering to drive the minibus each week
On Friday 12th June, our girls cricket team took part in a tournament at Leigh Sports Club. They played incredibly well, winning all their matches bar a narrow defeat at the end.
As with the Year 5 team from last week, we finished in the top two and should be progressing to a Lancashire finals day at a later date.
Well done girls!
Year 3/ 4 Tennis
On Friday Mr Hillam took out a tennis team to Leigh Sports Village to the East Wigan competition. Darcie G. (Y4), Lucy F. (Y4), Bradley M. (Y4) and Brennan F. (Y3) they played fantastically, winning all but one of their matches, finishing runners-up. Thank you to Mr Hillam for taking the children to this event.
Congratulations to Jessica T. (C14) who competed in the
2015 British Championships in artistic roller skating in Andover.
She competed in both free skating and solo dance.
On Sunday 3rd May, Eleigh-Mae W. (C13) and Ella S.(C9) competed in the British School Gymnastics Association finals in Stoke after winning gold in the North West schools championships, representing Lowton West.
The girls both performed magnificently and competed in a category of 11 teams from all across Britain. They did exceptionally well and won silver (only just missing out on the gold by just 0.05 on the scoreboard).
This is an excellent achievement – well done to both of the girls!
On Saturday (2nd May) Amy entered the "Going for Gold" gymnastics competition hosted by the Wire Gymnastics club where she competed on the Vault and the Floor against three clubs.
She won gold in both disciplines and overall gold in her group.
Greater Manchester Games
On Tuesday, twelve children from Year 5 and Year 6 represented Wigan at Tag Rugby Union. The children travelled to Sports City, next to the Etihad Stadium, for an opening ceremony including a performance by Jake Quickenden! We then travelled to Broughton Park Rugby Union Club for the competition. The team were magnificent and remained unbeaten through the group stage, meaning our last match was a decider as to who would be in the final group. Unfortunately, the team lost a thrilling game against St.John’s of Manchester by 4 tries to 3. The children were a credit to the school and were a pleasure to be with, even when stuck in Manchester’s traffic! Thank you to Mr Hillam and Mrs Mulhall for taking the children to this event.
Year 3 Tag Rugby Competition
On Thursday, ten Year children travelled to the Leigh Sports Village for the Leigh Centurions Tag Rugby Festival.
Year 3 are a talented bunch and simply picking a squad from the children who attended training was an impossible task!
The children swept all before them in their group and romped past St Joseph’s 4-0 in the semi-final. In the final the team came up against an equally strong 12 Apostles side and were ultimately defeated 3-0.
The team played with great spirit and enthusiasm and I’m sure will be back to go one better next year!
Thank you to Mr Hillam and Miss Bevan for taking the children to this event.
Year 5 Tag Rugby
On Thursday, the Year 5 tag rugby team took part in a tournament at Leigh East RLFC. The boys and girls were excellent. They not only progressed from their group, but they won their semi final match to progress to the final. Here they faced R L Hughes who they’d played earlier in a tense 0-0 draw.
At the end of an exciting final, it was again another nail-biting 0-0 draw. It then went to ‘sudden death’ and a golden try. R L Hughes won the toss and unfortunately scored against us for the first time.
Well done to the team for such an amazing afternoon!
Many thanks to Mr Copley and Mrs Jones for taking the children to this event.
Congratulations to Eleigh-Mae W. (C13) & Ella S. (C9) who represented Lowton West Primary School at the North West Schools gymnastics competition at Leigh Sports Village and won gold in the Under 11s girl’s pair and now get to represent us again at the Fenton Manor Finals. Well done girls!
Congratulations to Georgina H. (C6) who performed well when representing Lowton West Primary School at the North West Schools gymnastics competition.
Year 4 Tag Rugby
On Thursday, ten Year 4 children represented school in the Leigh Centurions Year 4 Tag Rugby competition.
Year 4 are a talented bunch and just selecting the squad was a difficult task!
The team were unbeaten in all their games, winning two and drawing the other. They can consider themselves very unlucky to be eliminated on ‘tries scored’.
Well done to the team and thank you to all the Year 4 children who attended training.
Thank you to Mr Hillam and Mr Cunliffe for taking the children to this event.
Sainsbury’s Schools Games Kitemark – Bronze Award
We are delighted to announce that Lowton West has achieved the Bronze Kitemark for its commitment to curricular and extra-curricular P.E.
The kitemark lasts for 12 months and we are confident that, by next year, we will be in a strong position to achieve the Sliver or Gold Kitemark.
Thank you to Mr Hillam for completing the application, to the members of staff who give up their time to run teams and clubs and thank you to Premier Sports for their support also.
A huge thanks to the children who attend the clubs and participate in P.E so enthusiastically!
LOGOS Football Competition 2016/17
9th December 2016
Well done to the football team who played well against Golborne St. Thomas’. The team lost 1-0.
2nd December 2016
Well done to the football team who won their match against St. Luke’s yesterday (5-1). Many thanks to Mr Copley and Mrs Metcalf for taking the team on this occasion.
25th November 2016
Well done to the football team who won their match against St. Mary’s yesterday (4-0). Many thanks to Mr Copley and Mrs Metcalf for taking the team on this occasion.
18th November 2016
On Thursday evening, the school football team played against St Catherine’s. They played brilliantly, winning 6-1. Well done!
11th November 2016
Congratulations to the football team who played last night and beat Golborne All Saints 14-1. Well done everyone!
21st October 2016
Congratulations to the football team who played last night and beat Golborne Community 4-3. Well done everyone!
14th October 2016
Congratulations to the football team who played last night and beat Christ Church 4-1. Well done everyone!
23rd September 2016
Well done to our football team who played against Gilded Hollins last night and won 9-0.