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Park Road Academy Year 6 Shine at Sportshall Athletics Tournament

 

On January 17th, 2024, the Year 6 class from Park Road Academy participated in the Sportshall Athletics Tournament at Altrincham Grammar for Girls. The event was a spirited showcase of sportsmanship and teamwork.

 

🏃‍♂️ Track and Field Highlights: Our Year 6s embraced the challenges with enthusiasm, showcasing their skills in various track and field events.

 

🥇 Standout Performances: In the vertical jump and javelin throw, the children exhibited impressive technique, earning impressive first place results. Their efforts highlighted their dedication and the valuable lessons learned in training.

 

👟 Team Spirit Prevails: Amidst the competition, the collaborative spirit of our students shone brightly. Cheers and encouragement filled the venue, reinforcing the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship.

 

🏆 A Positive Experience: As the tournament concluded, the Year 6 class left with a sense of accomplishment and pride. The Sportshall Athletics Tournament provided an opportunity to celebrate the joy of sport and the pursuit of personal bests.

 

Congratulations to the Year 6 children for their wonderful efforts!

'Born to be Stars' Illuminate Trafford's Got Talent Dance and Cheer Festival - 07.12.23

Today marked a spectacular showcase of talent and energy as the KS2 dance team 'Born to be Stars' from Park Road Academy took center stage at the 'Trafford's Got Talent' Dance and Cheer Festival. The BeActive Urmston Leisure Centre was abuzz with excitement as the young performers brought their A-game, captivating a capacity crowd with their dazzling routine.

 

🌟 Captivating Performance: The 'Born to be Stars' dance team lived up to their name, delivering a captivating performance. From the first beat to the final pose, their routine was a dynamic blend of precision, creativity, and infectious enthusiasm.

 

👯‍♂️ Teamwork in Action: The strength of the performance lay not only in the individual skills of the dancers but also in their seamless teamwork. Every move was executed with precision, reflecting hours of practice and collaboration.

 

🏆 Championing Art and Expression: The dance team from Park Road Academy not only showcased their artistic abilities but also embodied the essence of creativity, self-expression, and the joy that comes from pursuing one's passion.

 

Congratulations to the 'Born to be Stars' dance team and their wonderfully dedicated dance teachers at ABCD Dance School. The stage was truly set ablaze with talent, and we look forward to witnessing more shining performances from these young stars in the future.

Striking Efforts at the County Finals: Park Road Academy's Bowling Adventure - 29.11.23

 

Today was a day filled with camaraderie, skill, and spirited competition as the Park Road Academy's KS2 bowling team took center stage at the County Finals. It was an exhilarating experience for our talented bowlers who, despite not clinching a top-three finish, showcased incredible sportsmanship and skill throughout the day.

 

🎳 A Day of Determination: Our bowlers arrived with determination and excitement, ready to face off against the best in the Greater Manchester. The competition was fierce, with each team bringing their A-game to the lanes. Our students demonstrated resilience and admirable teamwork, contributing to a day filled with unforgettable moments.

 

🏆 Not in the Top Three, but Winners Nonetheless: Although Park Road Academy didn't secure a spot in the top three, the spirit and enthusiasm displayed by our team spoke volumes. Their positive attitude, support for one another, and respect for fellow competitors reflected the true essence of sportsmanship.

 

🌟 An Incredible Journey: The journey to the County Finals was itself a remarkable achievement for our bowling team. Competing at this level required dedication, skill, and a passion for the sport. Our students embraced the challenge, representing Park Road Academy with pride and leaving a lasting impression on everyone present.

 

🤝 Making Memories: Beyond the scores and rankings, the County Finals provided an opportunity for our bowlers to make memories that will last a lifetime. Friendships were forged, skills were honed, and the joy of participating in such a prestigious event will be cherished by our students for years to come.

 

👏 Applause for Our Bowlers: A heartfelt applause to every member of the Park Road Academy's KS2 bowling team, the coaches, and the supportive spectators who cheered them on. Your efforts and sportsmanship are truly commendable, and we are incredibly proud of the journey you've undertaken.

Empowering Leaders at Old Trafford Cricket Ground: A Day of Inspiration - 29.11.23

 

Today marked an empowering journey for our students as they embarked on the Trafford School Sports Leadership Trip at the iconic Old Trafford Cricket Ground. The day unfolded with a rich tapestry of learning, inspiration, and the unique opportunity to meet a true sporting champion.

 

Morning Workshop: Crafting the Leaders of Tomorrow The morning began with a dynamic workshop, igniting the spark of leadership within our students. Guided by expert instructors, the children delved into the intricacies of developing leadership skills. The workshop explored the qualities that define a great sports leader and unveiled the key principles that can shape them into role models on and off the field. Through interactive sessions and engaging discussions, our students gained valuable insights into the art of leadership.

 

Special Guest: Stacey Copeland As if the day couldn't get any better, our students were privileged to meet and learn from the inspiring Stacey Copeland. A former boxing national and Commonwealth champion, Stacey shared her remarkable journey, illustrating the transformative power of resilience, discipline, and leadership. Her words resonated deeply with our aspiring leaders, offering a real-world perspective on what it takes to overcome challenges and emerge victorious.

 

Qualification into Sports Leadership: A Stepping Stone to Greatness The Trafford School Sports Leadership Trip wasn't just a day of inspiration; it was the beginning of a transformative journey. The students embarked on a course that will not only refine their sports skills but also nurture them into empathetic, responsible leaders. The acquired qualification will serve as a stepping stone toward creating positive change within their school and community.

 

As the day concluded, our children left Old Trafford Cricket Ground with a renewed sense of purpose and a toolkit of leadership skills. The Trafford School Sports Leadership Trip not only expanded their horizons but also set the stage for them to become influential leaders.

Strike Success: Park Road Academy Secures 3rd Place in Atlantic Bowl Competition! - 10.11.23 🎳

 

Today, our talented KS2 bowlers stepped onto the lanes at Atlantic Bowl in Altrincham for a thrilling competition that proved to be a striking success! Facing stiff competition from schools across the region, the team displayed exceptional skill, teamwork, and determination.

 

🌟 Top-Notch Performance: Our bowlers delivered an outstanding performance, knocking down pins with precision and flair. Their strategic approach to the game and consistent aim contributed to an impressive overall score.

 

🏆 Podium Finish: In an exhilarating turn of events, Park Road Academy clinched an incredible 3rd place out of the entire competition! This remarkable achievement not only reflects the individual and collective efforts of our bowlers but also positions us for an exciting journey ahead.

 

🎉 County Finals Bound: The excitement doesn't end here! Securing the 3rd spot means our team has earned a coveted spot in the upcoming county finals in just a couple of weeks. Get ready for more strikes, spares, and celebrations as Park Road Academy takes on the best in the county!

 

👏 Team Spirit and Success: A huge round of applause to each bowler for their skill, resilience, and sportsmanship. The success of our team is a testament to their hard work and dedication to perfecting their game.

 

🌈 Bright Future Ahead: As we look forward to the county finals, we're filled with pride and anticipation. The future looks bright for our KS2 bowling team, and we can't wait to see them continue to shine on the lanes!

 

Congratulations to our talented bowlers for this fantastic achievement. Let's roll on to the county finals with enthusiasm and determination! 🎳🏆

Park Road Academy Girls show their talent in the Altrincham Small Schools League! 10.10.23

It was another exciting day for Park Road Girls team who showcased their talents in the Altrincham Small Schools League. Their confidence, determination and passion were on show for everyone to see. They fought hard for two wins and two draws proving to themselves just how talented they are!

 

Park Road Academy's girls' team kicked off their campaign with a hard-fought battle against Altrincham C of E. The defensive unit held strong, with no opponent managing to breach their solid line. The turning point of the match came in the form of a moment of brilliance from Park Road's striker. She unleashed a wonder strike that sailed into the back of the net, leaving the opposition's goalkeeper with no chance. The final score of 1-0 reflected their grit and determination to secure a well-deserved victory.

 

In their second encounter, Park Road Academy faced off against Wellgreen. The match started with Wellgreen showing early promise, but Park Road's defensive unity once again came to the forefront. The match concluded with no goals on either side, a testament to Park Road's solid defense and Wellgreen's resolute goalkeeper. 

 

Game three saw Park Road Academy's girls display their finest football. The team exhibited impressive passing sequences that left spectators in awe. The girls capitalised on their exceptional teamwork to score two fantastic team goals, securing a well-deserved victory. The game finished Park Road 2 Cloverlea 0.

 

In their final match, Park Road Academy's girls faced their toughest test against Willows. Having already played three tiring games, the team was faced with the challenge of defending against a strong opponent. The match saw Park Road's goalkeeper making a series of wonderful saves to keep the team in contention. The girls defended as a cohesive unit, displaying remarkable teamwork throughout the game. Ultimately, the match concluded with a hard-fought draw, resulting in a record of 2 wins and 2 draws for Park Road Academy's girls' team.

 

Park Road Academy Battles Willows in Thrilling Football Clash - 06.10.23

In a nail-biting showdown, Park Road Academy faced off against Willows in a single, highly anticipated match. The contest was an intense affair, with both teams displaying remarkable determination and skill throughout.

 

Willows got off to an early start, taking the lead with a superb finish into the roof of the net. The early goal injected a dose of adrenaline into the match, setting the stage for an exhilarating battle between these two talented teams. Park Road Academy pressed hard for the remainder of the first half, determined to even the score before the halftime whistle. Their relentless efforts created several promising chances, but Willows' defense held firm.

 

As the second half commenced, Park Road Academy continued their relentless pursuit of an equaliser. The game unfolded as a fierce midfield battle, with both teams vying for control. The intensity of the match reached its peak when Park Road Academy managed to level the score. A fantastic effort followed a super save from the Willows' goalkeeper, as the Park Road attacker expertly placed the ball into the far side of the net.

 

The remainder of the match was a heart-pounding affair, with both teams refusing to give in. Every inch of the pitch was fiercely contested as they battled. The Park Road Academy goalkeeper made a crucial save toward the end of the match, preserving the hard-fought draw and highlighting the importance of every second in this thrilling contest.

 

Congratulations to all the players on both sides for their outstanding performance and commitment in what was a superb game of football!

Park Road Academy Boys Show Grit and Determination in Altrincham Small Schools League - 03.10.23

 

Park Road Academy's young football stars showcased their skill and resilience in the Altrincham Small Schools Boys League, playing three highly competitive games that demonstrated their commitment.

 

The first match of the day saw Park Road Academy pitted against Altrincham CofE, and the boys worked tirelessly on the pitch, creating multiple opportunities to seize victory. Despite their valiant efforts, the team faced a narrow 1-0 loss. It was a game filled with heart and determination, with the result not quite reflecting the team's performance.

 

In the second game against Hale Prep, the opposition proved to be formidable opponents, particularly in the first half. While Park Road Academy found their footing in the second half of the game, they were unable to overcome a 1-0 deficit. The team acknowledged that Hale Prep had outperformed them on the day, showcasing the boys' sportsmanship and ability to learn from their matches.

 

The final game of the day saw an exciting matchup between Park Road Academy and Willows. Despite the game ending in a 0-0 draw, it was a fantastic contest with both teams having opportunities to score. The goalkeepers from both sides made incredible saves, highlighting the high level of play and determination on display.

 

Overall, the Park Road Academy team demonstrated great promise and determination throughout the day. Their ability to create scoring opportunities and their solid defensive play were evident in each match. While the results may not have fully reflected their efforts, the children's sportsmanship and dedication shone brightly.

Park Road Academy Girls Shine in Altrincham Small Schools League - 26.09.23

 

Tuesday, 26th September, marked an exciting day of football action as the talented girls from Park Road Academy took to the pitch in the Altrincham Small Schools League. With four matches on the day, the team displayed skill, determination, and teamwork, earning two wins and two draws, along with an impressive string of clean sheets from their excellent defence.

 

The day kicked off with a tightly contested match against Bollin, where both teams demonstrated their defensive prowess, resulting in a hard-fought 0-0 draw. It was a game filled with close calls and great saves, showcasing the resilience and tenacity of the Park Road Academy team.

 

In the second game against Forest Prep, the girls once again displayed their ability to rise to the occasion. It was a close and intense match, with Park Road Academy managing to secure a narrow 1-0 victory. Their performance was marked by determination and a bit of luck, as they held their opponents at bay while seizing a crucial goal.

 

The third match of the day saw Park Road Academy face Oldfield Brow in another closely contested battle. While the game ended in a 0-0 draw, this time it felt like Park Road Academy had the upper hand and could have secured the win. Their strong play and disciplined defence made it a challenging day for their opponents.

 

The final game proved to be a testament to the girls' growing prowess on the field. Facing Hale Prep, the team played exceptionally well, dominating the midfield and attack. Their efforts paid off as they secured a well-deserved 1-0 victory, with the midfielders and striker shining in their roles. The defence remained solid throughout all the games, impressively maintaining clean sheets in every match.

 

The team from Park Road Academy left the pitch with their heads held high, showcasing their sportsmanship, determination, and growing football skills. Their teamwork, solid defence, and unwavering spirit were evident throughout the day, earning them two wins and two draws in a highly competitive league.

Park Road Academy Triumphs in Altrincham Small Schools League Clash - 19.09.23

 

In a thrilling day of football action, Park Road Academy's young stars took to the pitch in the Altrincham Small Schools League, displaying their skill, teamwork, and determination. The day brought a mix of results, but the team's resilience and promising performances earned them a spot in the League 1 section of the event for the next set of fixtures.

 

The first match of the day pitted Park Road Academy against a formidable Oldfield Brow team. The encounter proved to be a hard-fought battle, with both sides showcasing their talents. The breakthrough came for Park Road Academy with quick thinking on a free-kick, resulting in a well-executed opening goal. Moments later, their effective press earned them a second goal, securing a hard-fought 2-0 victory.

 

The following game posed a tough challenge, with Willows proving to be formidable opponents. Despite some fantastic goals scored by Willows, Park Road Academy's goalkeeper, making his debut for the school, put up an outstanding performance with a series of excellent saves. While the outcome was a defeat, the team left the pitch with their heads held high, acknowledging the deserving victory of their opponents.

 

In their final match of the day, Park Road Academy displayed their prowess once again. The game featured some standout moments from their goalkeeper, who continued to make impressive saves. The defining moment came when one of Park Road Academy's midfielders broke through the opposition's defense, calmly slotting the ball home in a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper.

 

The day's performances earned Park Road Academy a well-deserved place in the League 1 section of the event. The team's dedication, quick thinking, and strong teamwork were evident throughout the day, and their ability to adapt to different game situations is a testament to their growth as young footballers.

2022/2023

Quidditch Day 2023

 

Magic and excitement filled the air at Park Road Academy as the children immersed themselves in the enchanting world of Quidditch, inspired by the legendary sport from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The school event saw the transformation of the four Park Road houses – Tatton, Dunham, Lyme, and Heaton – into the mystical houses of Hogwarts, setting the stage for a magical day of fun and friendly competition.

 

In true Quidditch fashion, the children were divided into their respective houses, and each team embraced their house colours and spirit with great enthusiasm. The atmosphere was electrifying as the young witches and wizards took to the pitch displaying their remarkable skills.

 

The Quidditch sessions proved to be a delightful experience for all the children, who eagerly embraced the magical sport. The thrill of chasing the Golden Snitch, passing the Quaffle, and defending their team's hoops brought laughter and excitement to every moment.

 

The event not only provided an opportunity for the children to enjoy a unique and whimsical sport but also encouraged them to engage in physical activity while experiencing the joy of friendly competition.

 

The Quidditch event at Park Road Academy exemplified the school's commitment to fostering a love for sports and physical activity while nurturing the children's imaginations.

 

Congratulations to all the young witches and wizards for their fantastic sportsmanship and their willingness to embrace the enchanting world of Quidditch. The magical memories created on this special day will undoubtedly be cherished by all, fostering a continued love for the sport and a sense of unity among the houses at Park Road Academy.

Sports Day 2023

 

The dry weather finally smiled upon Park Road Academy as the much-anticipated Year 1, 2 & 3 Sports Day took place on Wednesday, 12th July. After a weather delay, the Year 4, 5 & 6 Sports Day was held on Monday, 17th July, creating an exciting sports-filled week for the entire school community. The atmosphere was electric as the young athletes from each year group enthusiastically participated in a variety of races, showcasing their sporting prowess and team spirit.

 

The sports day featured an array of exciting races, including the classic bean bag race, the fun-filled sack race, the nail-biting egg and spoon race, the adrenaline-pumping sprint race, and the lively skipping race. The children demonstrated immense enthusiasm and sportsmanship, cheering each other on and celebrating every effort, making the event a joyous and memorable experience for all.

 

In addition to the children's races, the event featured an exciting parent's egg and spoon race, drawing an unprecedented number of enthusiastic parents to the track.

 

The sports day was a grand success, with children from all year groups enjoying the thrill of competition and the opportunity to showcase their skills. Their determination and resilience were truly commendable, and their infectious energy spread throughout the school grounds, leaving smiles on the faces of everyone present.

 

The sports day not only provided a chance for the children to engage in friendly competition but also emphasized the importance of physical activity, teamwork and having fun together.

 

Congratulations to all the young athletes for their fantastic performances, and a round of applause to the parents for their spirited participation.

Heyes Lane Football Tournament – 04.07.23

 

The Park Road Academy team showcased their determination and sportsmanship as they participated in an exciting football tournament for Year 3 and 4 children. Although the results did not go in their favour, the team's effort and positive attitude throughout the tournament were commendable.

 

In their first match, the team faced a tough challenge against Oldfield Brow, ultimately losing by a narrow margin of 1-0. Despite the defeat, the players displayed great resilience and fought until the final whistle, giving their all on the field.

 

In the subsequent game against Altrincham C of E, Park Road Academy once again demonstrated their commitment and skill. Although they suffered another 1-0 loss, their performance showcased their ability to compete at a high level and their determination to never give up.

 

The team faced a formidable opponent in Broadheath in their next match, resulting in a 4-0 defeat. However, the players remained resilient and continued to put forth their best effort, showing great teamwork and displaying their passion for the game.

 

In their final game of the tournament against Stamford Park, Park Road Academy showcased their fighting spirit. Despite a 3-1 loss, the team found the back of the net, displaying their ability to create scoring opportunities and their refusal to be discouraged.

Heyes Lane Football Tournament – 27.06.23

 

The Year 3/4 football team from Park Road Academy showcased their exceptional skills and determination at the highly competitive Heyes Lane Football Tournament. The team's outstanding performances throughout the tournament led them to a remarkable 2nd place finish in their group, securing a spot in the semi-finals.

 

The team began their campaign on a high note, defeating Navigation with an impressive 3-0 victory in their first game. They showcased excellent teamwork and skill, dominating the match from start to finish. In their second game, they continued their winning streak with a confident 2-0 triumph over Stamford Park, once again displaying their technical ability and cohesive play.

 

Despite their strong form, the team faced a narrow 1-0 defeat against Bowden Church in their third group game, despite dominating large parts of the match. It was a tightly contested game where Park Road Academy exhibited their superiority on the field but were unable to convert their chances into goals

Determined to bounce back, the team showed resilience and determination in their final group game against Broadheath, securing a well-deserved 2-0 victory. Their impressive performance highlighted their ability to perform under pressure and their unwavering spirit.

 

Advancing to the semi-finals, Park Road Academy faced Altrincham C of E in a hard-fought battle. The match ended in a goalless draw, a testament to the teams' defensive prowess and disciplined play. However, luck was not on their side as they lost in the penalty shootout, with Altrincham C of E emerging as victors with a score of 2-1.

 

Despite the disappointment of falling short in the semi-finals, the Year 3/4 football team from Park Road Academy should be immensely proud of their achievements in the Heyes Lane Football Tournament. Their exceptional performances, teamwork, and determination throughout the competition demonstrated their commitment to the sport and the growth of their skills.

Dynamo’s Cricket Tournament – 23.06.23

 

The Dynamo's Cricket tournament, held on Thursday, 22nd June, witnessed an outstanding display of skill and determination by the Park Road Academy team. Despite facing formidable opponents, the team showcased their cricketing prowess and secured victories in two out of four games. Finishing in an impressive 3rd place out of eight participating teams, the team's performance was truly commendable.

 

The tournament began with a challenging match against Bowden Church A, which resulted in a loss of 119 runs to 23 runs. However, the team quickly regrouped and continued their efforts against Bowden Church B in a closely contested match. Though they faced a defeat of 100 runs to 63 runs, the team showed great resilience and determination.

 

As the tournament progressed, the team hit their stride and delivered a commanding performance against St Vincent's, triumphing with an impressive score of 131 runs to 52 runs. This victory served as a turning point, igniting the team's confidence and setting the stage for their final match.

 

In the last game, a short but intense encounter, Park Road Academy emerged victorious against Cloverlea with a convincing score of 44 runs to 18 runs. The team's remarkable teamwork and individual contributions secured the well-deserved win, capping off their tournament campaign on a high note.

 

The Dynamo's Cricket tournament showcased the team's remarkable growth and progress throughout the day. Their ability to bounce back from early challenges and deliver stellar performances in subsequent matches was truly inspiring. Congratulations to the players, coaches, and supporters of the Park Road Academy team for their exceptional achievements in the tournament.

Trafford Sports Leadership Academy Fun Day - 24.05.23

The Trafford Sports Leadership Academy Qualification Day proved to be a remarkable event, showcasing the talents and leadership skills of four exceptional Year 5 students from Park Road Academy. These budding sport leaders took charge of teaching and leading engaging sports sessions for groups of Year 2 and Year 3 children from neighboring primary schools. The event took place at Cloverlea Primary School, providing a vibrant and energetic atmosphere for everyone involved. The Year 3 students from Park Road Academy, who participated in the event, thoroughly enjoyed the sessions led by the sports leaders from other local schools. This day served as a testament to the passion and commitment of young athletes and aspiring leaders at our school. Well done Sports Leaders!

Broadheath Primary School Football Tournament - 23.05.23

Yesterday, Park Road Academy participated in a thrilling football tournament that showcased their exceptional skills and teamwork. The team displayed remarkable determination and emerged victorious in three out of their four games.

 

In their opening match, Park Road Academy faced off against Altrincham CofE School in a tightly contested battle. The game was decided by an outstanding header, which soared over the goalkeeper, securing a 1-0 victory for Park Road Academy.

 

The team continued their impressive form in the following game against Oldfield Brow, demonstrating exceptional attacking prowess. They played some scintillating football, including a goal that could easily contend for the title of "Goal of the Season." Additionally, an audacious attempt from the halfway line struck the crossbar, leaving spectators in awe. With a final score of 4-1, Park Road Academy emerged triumphant once again.

 

Maintaining their winning streak, Park Road Academy faced Broadheath Primary School in their third game. The left winger and striker showcased their remarkable chemistry, resulting in a well-coordinated attack that led to both of their goals. Park Road Academy secured a confident 2-0 victory, highlighting their exceptional link-up play.

 

In the final game, which carried an air of a "final" due to the quality of both teams, Park Road Academy faced a formidable opponent in Heyes Lane. Despite their best efforts, Park Road Academy encountered a strong and well-prepared Heyes Lane side, ultimately succumbing to a 2-0 loss. Heyes Lane's exceptional performance showcased their skills and determination on the pitch.

 

Overall, Park Road Academy exhibited exemplary sportsmanship, teamwork, and talent throughout the tournament. Their impressive record, winning three out of four games, is a testament to their hard work and dedication. Well done to all of our players that represented the school!

Bowling Competition - 17.05.23

A group of six children from our school embarked on an exciting bowling trip. Representing our school, they participated in a competition against schools from across the Trafford area. With skill, teamwork, and sportsmanship, our young athletes gave it their all and emerged victorious, finishing just outside of the top 3 places. Their triumph serves as a testament to their dedication and talent. Congratulations to our outstanding bowling team!

Altrincham FC Summer Tournament - 24.04.23

 

The Altrincham FC Summer Tournament saw two school teams compete in both the boys' and girls' sections of the competition. Both teams managed to reach the semi-finals of their respective competitions, showcasing their footballing talents and determination.

 

In the boys' section of the tournament, our team finished 2nd in the group, thanks to some impressive performances throughout the group stage. However, they faced a tough test in the semi-finals, coming up against a talented Bowden Church Primary School team. Despite their best efforts, our boys' team ultimately fell short, losing the game and narrowly missing out on a place in the final.

 

The girls' team also had an outstanding tournament, going unbeaten throughout the competition. They displayed excellent teamwork, skill and determination in their matches, and only conceded one goal in the entire tournament. However, their luck ran out in the semi-finals, as they were pitted against Bowden Church Primary School team. After a tense and hard-fought game, the match ended in a 1-1 draw and the game had to be decided on penalties. Unfortunately, our girls' team lost in the penalty shootout, bringing an end to their fantastic tournament run.

 

Despite the disappointment of the semi-final defeats, both teams should be proud of their performances in the Altrincham FC Summer Tournament. They demonstrated great character and sportsmanship throughout the competition and their passion for the game was clear for all to see. Well done to everybody involved!

Football League Games - 21.03.23

In an exciting afternoon of football at Timperley Sports Club, the football team took on three tough opponents in the Altrincham Small School Girls Football League; Altrincham CofE, Oldfield Brow and Well Green. Despite some impressive performances from the side, it was a challenging afternoon, with two losses and one draw.

 

The first match of the day saw the girls face off against Altrincham CofE, and it was a tightly contested affair from the very beginning. Both teams put in strong defensive performances, and although there were some close calls, neither team was able to find the back of the net. A special mention must go to our goalkeeper, who pulled off some impressive saves throughout the game, ensuring that the match ended in a hard-fought 0-0 draw.

 

The second game of the afternoon saw the girls take on Oldfield Brow, and despite a valiant effort, they were unfortunately unable to secure a win. It was a closely contested game, with both teams putting in a lot of effort, but Oldfield Brow managed to score the only goal of the game, securing a 1-0 victory.

 

In the final match of the day, the girls faced off against Well Green, but unfortunately, they were unable to turn their fortunes around. Despite some great performances from our centre back and right winger, Well Green managed to score the only goal of the game, securing a 1-0 win.

 

Overall, it was a tough afternoon for the team, but they can hold their heads high knowing that they gave it their all and ended the league season with a 4th place finish! The commitment and determination shown by the team was excellent, and although they didn't get the results they were hoping for, they can be proud of the effort they put in.

Football League Games - 14.03.23

Park Road Academy Primary School's football team had a busy day on Tuesday 14th March, playing three matches against other local schools. In the first game, they faced a tough opponent in Cloverlea, but unfortunately lost 3-1 despite putting up a good fight. However, they bounced back in their next game against Well Green, winning 1-0 in a closely contested match. The Park Road team showed great teamwork and determination, with their goalkeeper making some crucial saves to secure the win. In their final game of the day, Park Road faced Forest Prep and once again emerged victorious, winning 1-0 in another tight match. Overall, it was a successful day for the Park Road team, who showed great sportsmanship and a strong work ethic on the field.

Swimming Gala 2023 - 10.03.23

Well done to both of our swimming teams who competed in the Trafford Swimming Gala at Sale Leisure Centre. Some amazing swimming performances with a couple of 1st and 2nd place finishes in breaststroke and backstroke races. Well done to our the team in the boys races that finished in the top few places and well done to our team that participated in the girls half of the competition. Well done to all of the children that competed!

Football League Games - 07.03.23

A huge set of results for the Park Road team on Thursday 7th March participating in the Altrincham Small School Girls League. Three very close and tight games proved to fall in favour of the team from Park Road with an incredibly organised display throughout the evening cultivating in three well deserved clean sheets. A close fought game with Oldfield Brow ended in a very tense and nervy 0-0 draw with Park Road hitting the post and the goalkeeper showing an incredible display of resilience to earn Park Road a draw. The second game switched the run of play with Forest Prep holding on to a 0-0 draw despite Park Road's dominance with a very special performance from their own goalkeeper. The final game of the evening showed that the hard work put in during training sessions does pay off. A close and tough game against Bollin ended with a superb display and a 1-0 victory for the side in yellow. A wonderful evening for the team and a very organised a sturdy set of performances. Well done to the children involved!

Football League Games - 02.03.23

The Altrincham Small School Boys League returned on a deceivingly cold Thursday evening this week. The team played in three very competitive games. A tough match versus Altrincham CofE ended in a 1-0 victory for Altrincham CofE despite the game being potentially Park Road's best performance of the evening. A 2-1 win would follow with some excellent football on display versus Well Green. A really dominant display! The evening unfortunately ended with a tough fixture and ultimately a loss to Bollin that ended 3-0 despite two chances to take the lead early on going a miss. The team look forward to the continuation of the league in the final set of fixtures in just under two weeks time. Well done to those who represented the school!

Park Road Academy v Willows - Football Friendly - 09.02.23

On a cold February afternoon, Willows Primary School visited Park Road Academy Primary School for a friendly which turned out to be a competitive and well-battled game. Willows came away with an excellent and strong performance resulting in a good win for their side. The Park Road team thoroughly enjoyed their challenge during the game and came close nearly scoring two opportunities at the end. Well done to all the players involved!

Park Road Academy at Cross Country with Sale Harriers - 07.01.23

Well done to our children who volunteered themselves to represent Park Road at the Trafford Cross Country Competition ran by Sale Harriers. It wasn't the most pleasant of days considering the weather but the children who competed and represented school did a fantastic job running with lots and lots of local schools. A huge well done to all our competitors!

Trafford Dance Festival 2022 - 07.12.22

 

On Wednesday 7th December the KS2 Park Road Academy Dance Team participated in the Trafford Dance Festival at the George Carnall Leisure Centre in Urmston. The team practiced and prepared for a sensational performance in front of other local primary and secondary schools with ABCD’s Miss Leah and Miss Mia. The children performed amazingly well and showed such a lot of talent! Well done to everybody involved!

Sportshall Athletics

 

The Park Road Academy Year 6 class attended the Altrincham Heat of the Sportshall Athletics Trafford competition and enjoyed their afternoon in lots of different track and field events. The children took part in multiple relay and running events, including some with obstacles, as well as traditional field events such as javelin throwing and variations of the long jump. The class thoroughly enjoyed their time at the event and competing against other local schools from the Altrincham and Trafford area. Well done Year 6!

Trafford Sports Leadership Academy - 17.10.22

On Monday 17th October the Park Road Academy Sports Stars attended their first training session to support them in their role as a Sports Star and Sports Leader across the school. The event was held at Old Trafford Cricket Ground! The children were introduced to some of the fundamentals and key parts of coaching and sports leadership that they will continue to use in the future as well as having the chance to meet Lancashire Thunder’s Ella Telford. The children also planned, prepared and observed a variety of sports session ideas for the upcoming Fun Days that will take place in the summer term. The Sports Stars are going to use their new understanding and skills to improve and develop sessions at school before taking them to the fun day. Good luck Sports Stars!

Football League Games - 11.10.22

The Park Road football team competed in three games for the final set of league fixtures before the winter break for the league and the league continues in the spring term. The children were unlucky to come away with a 1-0 loss to Cloverlea despite having chances to finish the game off early one. A 4-0 defeat to Oldfield Brow perhaps over shadowed the hard work that the team put in to try to win the game before a narrow and very competitive 2-1 loss to Altrincham CofE closed out the evening. Well done to all of the players who represented the school in the last few weeks, a very impressive 4th place finish ahead of the break before the league continues in March.

Manchester United Year 3 Tournament - 11.10.22

A big well done to our Year 3's who went today to the Manchester United training ground, The Cliff and represented the school against other schools in the local area. This was the first time some of the children had represented the school at an event with other schools. Well done to the children involved who really impressed and showed off their skills.

Football League Games - 04.10.22

A huge well done to the football team who on Tuesday 4th October continued their league campaign in the Altrincham Small Schools League with another three additional fixtures. A close 1-1 draw opened the nights games against Well Green before a dominate display against Forest Park ended in a 3-0 victory for Park Road. A tough fixture v Cloverlea ended the week's matches with Park Road once again coming out on top with an excellent 1-0 win. Well done to the children who took part! Superb teamwork and commitment in every display!

Football League Games - 27.09.22

 

A fantastic return to league action for the other of Park Road's football teams on Tuesday 27th September. Two superb defensive performances ended in close 0-0 draws against Oldfield Brow and Willows Primary Schools. A final match for the week was decided by an excellent attacking display which ended 2-0 to Park Road against Forest Park. Three clean sheets and an unbeaten start to the season for the team! Well done to everyone involved!

Football League Games - 20.09.22

On Tuesday 20th September the Park Road Academy football team took part in the first set of league games for the new season. A close 2-0 loss to Oldfield Brow proved a tough test for the team, before an even more difficult opponent in Willows saw the side beat 3-1 despite growing into the game towards the end. The final game against Forest Park ended in a 1-0 loss, despite Park Road domination and a variety of chances to score. The side show a wonderful level of commitment and determination, despite the defeats - a side full of potential!

2021/2022

Sports Awards 2022

After a two year break from a live Sports Awards assembly, on Wednesday 20th July it returned! The children were awarded many different types of awards from Cricketer of the Year and Netballer of the Year to Goal of the Season in both boys and girls football. Well done to all of our winners!

Multi-Sports Days 2022

Across Sports Week at Park Road we have held Multi-Sports Days for the children to work together in their group and earn house points! The children from Nursery all the way to Year 6 worked in teams to achieve as many points as possible. The events included, penalty shootout, an obstacle course, long jump, high jump, javelin, netball shooting and the egg and spoon hurdles! Well done to all the children involved for getting sporty and ready before our traditional Sports Day on Friday!

Park Road Academy v Willows - Football Friendly - 06.07.22

On Wednesday 6th July the Park Road Academy football team played in a friendly game against the Willows Primary School. The game was a fast paced and intense affair with both teams getting chances. Park Road Academy managed to take the lead after a wonderful break and press by the forward and left winger closing the defender down before squaring the ball across the goal for a simple but effective finish. The Willows brought the game back to 1-1 in the second half with a superb long range strike at the near post before a looped ball over the top to the striker for Park Road led to a clinical finish one on one with the goalkeeper. The game finished in tense fashion with Park Road earning a 2-1 win. Well done to the players involved!

Sale Grammar Euro Football Festival- 01.07.22

On Friday the 1st July the Park Road Academy Football Team attended a football festival to celebrate the year of the Women's Football European Championships being held in the UK. The team performed superbly against four teams drawing two and narrowly losing two out of the four games played. Some excellent football was played throughout all of the games as the Year 4 and 5 children battled in games that on another day could have ended in victories for Park Road. Well done to all of the players involved!

Trafford Sports Leadership Academy Graduation - 28.06.22

Well done to our Sports Leaders today who graduated from the Sports Leadership Academy programme. Since June last year the children have completed numerous tasks to show their abilities off as sports leaders including working in assemblies with staff, leading sports sessions at lunchtime with younger children at Park Road and going to deliver a Sports Fun Day at Cloverlea earlier this month. A big well done to the four children involved!

Trafford Commonwealth Relay Event

 

On Friday 24th June the Park Road Academy Year 4 class welcomed St Hugh's Sports Leaders to our school as part of the celebration of the 2022 Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham. Lots of schools around the area are taking part throughout the next two weeks as each school creates and hands over a commonwealth baton to a nearby school. The Park Road Academy Sports Leaders then had the opportunity to go and deliver their own designed baton to Tyntesfield Primary School. The children received a warm welcome from the school and enjoyed being part of the event.

Cricket Tournament 2022 - 22.06.22

On Wednesday 22nd June the Year 4 and 5 Park Road cricket team attended the Cheshire Cricket Dynamos competition held at Timperley Sports Club. The team played two games and battled hard against Year 6 opposition in Heyes Lane and Bowdon Church. A close game against Heyes Lane took the match down to the two final balls narrowly losing by 10 runs. A great afternoon of cricket nonetheless as the team relished the experience.

Sports Leaders Fun Day - 16.06.22

On Thursday 16th June, the Park Road Academy Sports leaders took part in the Sports Leaders Fun Day at Cloverlea Primary School. The children had practiced and organised a sports session to then teach to various groups of Year 3 children from different schools in the local area. The children enjoyed their morning working through a vital part of their qualification in sports assessment. Well done to our Year 5 Sports Leaders and our Year 3 sports volunteers that took part in the sessions.

Tennis Festival - 24.05.22

 

On Tuesday 24th May Year 3 were treated to Tennis Festival at Claremont Tennis Club in Timperley. The children took part in a variety of activities including catching, agility, coordination and racing games. The class thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the games with sport activity leaders and Tennis coaches. Well done Year 3!

Altrincham FC Football Tournament - 23.05.22

On Monday 23rd May two teams from Park Road Academy attended the Altrincham Schools Football Tournament to compete in a group stage and league-style competition. Both teams performed and competed at a very high level with close games all morning taking place. Unfortunately, the children's efforts to progress in the tournament were not quite enough to see them through to the next round. Despite this the children used it as a learning experience and continue to improve throughout the year - well done to both teams that were involved in today's event!

 

Football League Games - 23.03.22

 

On Wednesday 23rd March the Park Road Academy football team attended the final league games of the season in the Small School Girls League. The Park Road team showed a great level of determination and commitment in all of the performances despite a frustrating evening of tough fixtures. The team ended the season in a 5th place finish overall out of the 10 in the league. Well done to all of the players who took part tonight!

Football League Games - 15.03.22

 

Tonight the football team attended the first of two weeks of football at Timperley Sports Club in the Altrincham Small Schools League. The team battled bravely in the first contest but were overpowered and defeated 3-0 against Oldfield Brow. Park Road regrouped and came away with a hard fought victory against Altrincham C of E in a 1-0 victory in the next game. The final match of the night ended with a narrow loss for Park Road in a 2-0 defeat to a very mature and able Cloverlea side. Well done to the children who represented the school, you were fantastic!

Football League Games - 08.03.22

 

On Tuesday 8th March the football team attended and participated in the football league games for the small school games across the Altrincham area. The team showed a much improved set of performances against the schools in the lower half of the league. A dominant display in the opening game v Altrincham C of E ended in a 0-0 draw, despite hitting the frame of the goal on four occasions! The team managed a very hard fought 0-0 draw then again against Elmridge Primary school before suffering their first and only defeat of the evening to Oldfield Brow in a 3-1 loss. The team rallied themselves together for the final game and successfully defeated Well Green 5-0 in a fantastic display. The result leaves the team in 8th place in the league following on from the results in the previous week. Well done to our team today - a real show of resilience and determination.

Sportshall Athletics 2022 - 03.03.22

On Thursday 3rd March 2022 the all of Year 6 attended the Sportshall Athletics competition and put on a fantastic performance winning two of the relay competitions! The children competed in various track events such as the obstacle race, different relay races and an over and under race. The team also competed in field events, where they were put to the test being challenged in javelin, speed bounce, stand long jump, standing triple jump, vertical jump and chest push. Well done to all of our competitors today who gave it everything. A wonderful afternoon!

Swimming Gala 2022 - 02.03.22

On Wednesday the 2nd March the Park Road Academy swimming team attended and participated in the Trafford Swimming Gala heat at Sale Leisure Centre. Both teams were very competitive and showed such wonderful commitment and determination to earn a 7th and 8th place finish overall. A huge well done to all of our children who represented the school today!

Football League Games - 01.03.22

 

On Tuesday 1st March the football team attended and participated in the football league games for the small school games across the Altrincham area. The team played valiantly against Oldfield Brow losing with a narrow 1-0 loss despite some close chances throughout the game. A great comeback from 2-0 down against Elmridge to earn a 2-2 draw - the highlight of the evening. An unfortunate 8-0 and 5-1 defeat followed aftrwards to Willows and Forest Prep of which the team are determined to improve on next week. Well to the team who represented the school.

Panathlon Bowling Event – 24.02.22

 

Today the Park Road Academy Bowling Team attended an event at the Atlantic Bowl in Altrincham. The team selected were out to compete against other local schools from the Altrincham and Trafford area. The team performed wonderfully well and enjoyed some great results including several strikes and spares! The team were able to finish in the top ranking of the competition. A huge well done to all of our chose competitors.

 

Park Road Academy at Cross Country with Sale Harriers - 12.02.22

 

Well done to our children who volunteered themselves to represent Park Road at the Trafford Cross Country Competition ran by Sale Harriers. It wasn't the most pleasant of days considering the weather but the children who competed and represented school did a fantastic job running with lots and lots of local schools. A huge well done to all our competitors!

Park Road Academy v Willows - Football Friendly - 10.02.22

On Thursday 10th February, Park Road Academy played a much anticipated football match against The Willows at Park Road. The game was played in some rather harsh conditions with rain and hail through the game, however this wasn't enough to put the players off from delivering some excellent performances! A dominant Willows display in the first half with some wonderful attacking football saw Willows go in at the break 1-0 up. A much better attacking performance from the Park Road team in the second half saw the side claw a goal back at the end with both teams having chances. A goal towards the end of the game for Park Road resulted in the game finishing Park Road 1-3 Willows. Well done to all the players involved!

Trafford's Got Talent Dance Festival - 01.12.21

On Wednesday the 1st December the Park Road Academy Dance team - Born To Be Stars took to the stage at the George Carnall Leisure Centre. The team had practiced the performance for weeks in preparation for the performance. A huge well done to our team and to Miss Andrea and Miss Leah who had prepared the team ready for their performance. The performance can be viewed on the video below. 

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Health Ambassador Training - 24.11.21

Today the chosen Health Ambassadors of Park Road Academy attended training at Altrincham FC at the J. Davidson Stadium ready and prepared to learn about the ways in which they can support the school. The training focused on helping pupils make positive Health & Well-Being choices at school. This also involved Physical Health, Nutritional Health, Emotional Health (thoughts, feelings, behaviours), Social Health (connections / relationships) and Academic health (Personal best). We look forward to the work the children will carry out later this year at school across numerous classes. Well done Health Ambassadors!

Trafford Sports Leadership Academy Day - 16.11.21

On Tuesday 16th November the Park Road Academy Sports Stars attending their first training session to support them in their role as a Sports Star and Sports Leader across the school. The event was held at Old Trafford Cricket Ground! The children were introduced to some of the fundamentals and key parts of coaching and sports leadership that they will continue to use in the future. They also were The children also planned, prepared and observed a variety of sports session ideas for the upcoming Fun Days that will take place in the summer term. The Sports Stars are going to use their new understanding and skills to improve and develop sessions at school before taking them to the fun day. Good luck Sports Stars!

Engage Football Tournament - 02.11.21

On a cold evening at Timperley Sports Club the Park Road Football Team arrived eager at their opportunity to perform in front of parents for the first time in over two years! The team played fantastically well throughout the tournament and managed two 1-0 victories and a closely fought 0-0 draw. A narrow 2-0 loss in the final prevented the team from becoming tournament winners, but regardless of the result, the team played wonderfully well with lots of commitment and a very focused outset. Well done team!

Manchester United Year 6 Football Tournament - 07.10.21

 

After nearly two years away from sporting competitions, the long awaited return to a football competition away from school had come. A Year 6 team attended the Manchester United player led tournament at The Cliff training ground. The team played a total of 4 games, losing two 2-0 and 4-0, drawing one 0-0 and winning one 2-0. The team performed admirably against some very experienced sides and gave 100% effort throughout. Well done team!

2020/2021

Trafford Virtual Dance Festival 2021

 

After a what had been an extraordinarily long time away from competitive sport, Park Road Academy made a return to competitive sport just before the half-term summer break in 2021. The school entered the Trafford Virtual Dance Festival with the dance rehearsed and practiced over a set number of weeks in the build up to the final recording. The children were given the theme drawn out by the competitions organisers and were drawn 'Africa'. The video that was submitted can be seen below. Well done to this years Dance Team, we look forward to seeing the results in the near future.

Trafford Virtual Dance Festival 2021

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2019/2020

National School Sports Week and Trafford Virtual Sports Day

The children of Park Road Academy enjoyed a fantastic School Sports Week joining in with lots of different activities and challenges throughout the week. Trafford Virtual Sports Day also enables all children to have a go at a different set of sporting challenges set within the day. The children from both in school and at home managed to join in with the fun by completing the challenges at home or in their garden and posting the results and attempts on Tapestry and the school Twitter. Well done to everybody who joined in with the fantastic events.

Sport Relief 2020

On Friday 13th March the children of Park Road Academy took part in Sport Relief and faced the challenge of competing in various sporting events against the other houses. The sports included relay races, football, netball and dodgeball. The children also competed across and with fellow year groups when playing in their sport. Well done to all the children who has raised money for Sport Relief with the raising of sponsorship and the purchasing of Sport Relief bands!

Altrincham Schools Football Tournament – 06.03.20

On Friday 6th March two teams from Park Road Academy attended the Altrincham Schools Football Tournament to compete in a group stage and league-style competition. One of the teams performed admirably on the ‘boys section’ of the tournament quickly adjusting from some early mistakes in a 4-0 loss to Heyes Lane and a 3-0 loss to Alty CofE to correct their form and battle to some hard-fought draws 0-0 both against Stamford Park and Broomwood.

The team competing in the ‘girls section’ of the tournament showed outstanding resilience following on from the disappointment of the league in the previous week. The tournament started with a dominant performance v Broomwood despite managing only a 0-0 draw. The team regrouped and started very well in the early stages against Alty CofE and despite a tense ending, they came away with a deserved 2-1 victory. Another tough 0-0 draw was played out v Heyes Lane before an excellent display v Willows that saw the team win 4-0! In order to win the tournament the team was required to win the last remaining game v Oldfield Brow and did this comfortably with a 1-0 victory. A wonderful event for all the children involved. Well done to all who represented Park Road!

Altrincham Schools Boys League Cup 1st Round – Park Road Academy 0-2 Navigation

On Tuesday 4th March, the football team competed in the League Cup 1st Round at Park Road Academy Primary School. The children played very well in a tight and close game with both sides coming close in the first half to opening the scoring. In the second half the deadlock was broken and the Navigation team managed to score early on with a good team goal despite an excellent initial stop from the Park Road goalkeeper. The team battled on but could not break the Navigation defence and eventually went down 2-0 despite a much improved performance after going 1-0 down. Well done to the children who represented the school and good luck to Navigation Primary School in the next round.

Girls Football League Games - 27.02.20

On Thursday 28th February 2020 the football team for Park Road competed in two fixtures against Oldfield Brow and Well Green Primary School. The team tried their absolute best of some very testing weather. The children gave everything they had to try to finish in the top two of the league but unfortunately went down to a 3-0 and 2-0 loss. Despite this the team gave 100% throughout both games and finished a very respectable 4th in the league overall. Well done to all the children who have represented the team this year throughout the league campaign.

Trafford Sports Leadership Academy 2020

On Tuesday 26th February the Park Road Academy Sports Stars attending an additional training session to support them in their role as a Sports Star and Sports Leader across the school. The children were introduced to some more of the fundamentals and key parts of coaching and sports leadership that they will continue to use in the future. The children also planned, prepared and observed a variety of sports session ideas for the upcoming Fred the Red Fun Day that will take place in June. The Sports Stars are going to use their new understanding and skills to improve and develop sessions at school before taking them to the fun day. Good luck Sports Stars!

Boys Football League Games – 18.02.20

On Tuesday 18th February the Park Road football team took part and played in two league games in the Altrincham Small Schools Boys League. The team were tested against a very good Altrincham CofE team and went down valiantly in a 4-0 loss refusing to give up all the way through. The second game versus Forest School, the team took an excellent lead in the first half after being much the better team during the opening stages. A lovely well-worked goal on the left hand-side ensured that Park Road took the lead going into half time. Forest fought back extremely well in the second half and deserved their last minute equaliser. Well done to all of the children involved, there really were some outstanding performances throughout all of the games.

Trafford Schools Dodgeball Tournament  - 06.02.20

On Thursday the 6th February, Park Road Academy took part in the Trafford Schools Dodgeball Tournament at Altrincham Leisure Centre. The team really enjoyed competing against other schools in such a competitive environment. The catching, dodging and throwing skills on show were fantastic to watch all afternoon. Well done to the children who represented our school!

Swimming Gala 2020

On Wednesday 29th January Park Road Academy participated and competed in Heat 3 of the swimming galas across Trafford. The children had a brilliant afternoon and really worked hard in order to finish as high as possible in their races. The teams took part in a backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle event before competing in the medley relay and the freestyle relay. The team that participated in the boys leg of the competition came a very respectable 9th position and had some brilliant individual performances too. The team that took part of the girls leg of the competition performed admirably and finished 4th out of the 12 schools that took part, marginally missing out on a place in the Trafford Finals. Well done to all of the children who took part and represented the school wonderfully.

Altrincham Schools Girls League Cup 1st Round – Park Road Academy 7-0 Elmridge

On Friday 24th January the Park Road football team took on a very brave and enthusiastic Elmridge team in the 1st round of the League Cup. The game was a tough one affected by difficult conditions and a damp pitch following the typical January weather. The Park Road team performed superbly winning in a dominant display 7-0. The Elmridge players never stopped showing belief and a will to do well despite conceding. Well done to all the players involved in the match.

Gymnastics Festival 2020

On Thursday 23rd January some of the children from Park Road Academy attended a Gymnastics Festival held at Altrincham Leisure Centre. The festival included displaying skills such as the beam, the bars, the vault, a speed jump and a floor routine. The children really enjoyed themselves throughout the afternoon and had a great time displaying their skills and well-worked routine. Well done to those children involved!

Gymnastics Festival 2020 - Park Road Academy

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Girls Football League Games – 21.01.20

On Tuesday 21st January, the Park Road football team took part in part 2 of the football league games in the Altrincham Small Schools Girls League. The team battled hard against a very impressive Altrincham CofE team but went down to a 5-0 defeat. The team managed to shake off the lost and put in a very important and valiant display against Forest Prep School in a 1-1 draw. Well done to all the children who took part!

Sportshall Athletics 2020

On Thursday 16th January 2020 the Sportshall Athletics Team put on a fantastic performance finishing third in the event out six! The children competed in various track events such as the obstacle race, different relay races and an over and under race. The team also competed in field events, where they were put to the test being challenged in javelin, speed bounce, stand long jump, standing triple jump, vertical jump and chest push. Some particular highlights included finishing first in the Boys Obstacle Relay and the Girls Over & Under Relay. Well done to all the children involved. A wonderful result!

Dance – Trafford’s Got Talent 2019 – 03.12.19

On Tuesday 3rd December 2019 the Park Road Academy Dance Team ‘Born to be Stars’ attended the Trafford Dance and Cheer Festival at The Fuse in Partington – Trafford’s Got Talent! The children performed their routine superbly before being treated to the routines and dances of other local schools in the Trafford area. The team were then able to judge the other schools based on the School Games values of Respect, Passion, Self-Belief, Determination, Honesty and Teamwork. The Born to be Stars team finished first out of all the schools and took the prize for showing and displaying the best qualities within the school games values. Well done to all of our children who took part and participated in such a fantastic dance!

Altrincham FC Boys Football Winter Tournament – 22.11.19

On Friday 22nd of November the football team from Park Road finally got their season up and running after a number of cancelled events. The team were relieved to be starting the season. The side began the tournament with a 0-0 draw v Broomwood and a very impressive defensive display. The side went down to a narrow 1-0 defeat to Broadheath primary despite playing some excellent football and a 1-0 defeat to eventual finalists Altrincham CofE. The team was also fortunate enough to meet Altrincham FC striker Tom Peers at the event and discuss their games with him. The children gathered themselves for the last game of the group stages and impressively turned it around by scoring in a 1-0 victory with a very well worked team goal against Oldfield Brow. Well done to all the children who participated!

Healthy Lifestyles Assembly – 19.11.19

Today the Park Road Academy Sports Stars and Sports Leaders helped lead an assembly where fitness, dance and movement were on show for everyone to see! The entire school was invited to move, dance and stretch as they warmed themselves up on an extremely cold day. The Sports Leaders and Sports Stars helped encourage children across KS1 and KS2 to join in and teach the children the moves. Well done to everyone!

Sports Leaders Training Day – 11.11.19

On Monday 11th November, the Park Road Academy Sport Leaders were put to the test as they developed and trained their knowledge of sports leadership and coaching. The children had a morning of discussing and planning leadership sessions thinking about safety, learning objectives, skills, techniques and most importantly fun! The afternoon allowed the leaders to put into practise their well-thought and carefully planned sessions with one another. “I enjoyed learning and writing in the sports leaders journals. I found it interesting about how we could make sessions easier and then harder too” said one Year 6 Sports Leader. The leaders are looking forward to putting their sessions into practise in the coming weeks during lunchtimes.

Altrincham FC Girls Winter Football Tournament – 08.11.19

On Friday the 8th November Park Road’s football team took part in the Altrincham FC Girls Winter Tournament at Timperley Sports Club. The team played magnificently well throughout the tournament to add to their impressive league campaign. The team unfortunately lost the first game to Heyes Lane 1-0. An impressive reaction in the second game against Broadheath meant Park Road won 1-0 through great finish. The third game against difficult opposition lead to a narrow defeat against Navigation, again going down 1-0 in a close fought game. The final group game led to a dominant display for Park Road against Cloverlea. Some individual brilliance and a great team ethic meant that the team won the game 1-0 to finish off the group. The team finished 3rd in their group of 5, but narrowly missed out on the semi-finals. Well done to all the children who participated and represented Park Road!

Altrincham Small Schools Girls Football League Games – 17.10.19

On Thursday 17th October the Park Road football team took to the pitch to start their league campaign for the year. A hard fought match v Cloverlea lead to a brilliant solo goal being scored and ultimately lead to Park Road winning the match 1-0! The second game of the afternoon saw Park Road take on Willows in an even tighter game. Park Road played very well and managed to take the game 1-0 with a well worked goal from a set-piece. Well done to all the children involved. A fantastic start to the league!

Trafford Sports Leadership Academy – 15.10.19

On Tuesday 15th October Park Road Academy’s newly chosen Sports Stars embarked on the first step towards achieving their sports leadership qualification. The children who have recently been appointed to the role went on a trip to Old Trafford football stadium to work with other schools the Manchester United Foundation staff and the Trafford School Sports Partnership staff. The children were treated to a special museum tour and a guest speaker in between their workshops on sports leaderships in schools. Good luck to our Sports Stars on their journey!

Football – Girls Wellington Tournament – 08.10.19

On Tuesday 8th October the football team took part and participated in the Girls Wellington Football Tournament. The team took the pitch against other local teams from around Altrincham and Timperley. Park Road got off to a tough start going down to a 2-0 loss against Stamford Park. The side however turned it around when they gained two consecutive wins against Willows 1-0 and Heyes Lane 2-0. The team were then unlucky to be beaten by Altrincham CofE 1-0 before a dominant and unfortunate display against Broomwood that ended in a 1-1 draw. Overall a very good warm-up to start the season!

2018/19

Park Road Academy Sports Awards 2019

On Monday 22nd July, Park Road Academy held the second ever Sports Awards assembly for children across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The categories ranged from Young Sports Person of the Year to Netballer of the Year, Swimmer of the Year and Dance and Drama Performers of the Year. Children who won the awards were delighted to receive certificates and medals for their hard work throughout the year. Well done to everyone!

Boys Football – Year 3 & 4 Football Tournament – 16.07.19

On Tuesday 16th July the Year 3 & 4 football team attended a football tournament at Altrincham C of E Primary School. The team played in some excellent games and really enjoyed their afternoon. The first game was a close game, however on this occasion Park Road suffered a defeat despite having most of the possession and playing some very good football against Broadheath. Afterwards the team managed a very close and hard-fought 1-1 draw with Altrincham C of E Primary School with both teams putting on a very good attacking display with end-to-end football throughout. The team thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon. Well done to those children involved.

Boys Football - Year 5 and 6 Football Tournament – 09.07.19

 

On Tuesday 9th July the Year 5 & 6 football team attended a football tournament at Altrincham C of E Primary School. The team played some in excellent games and really enjoyed their afternoon. The team managed a very close and hard-fought 0-0 draw with Altrincham C of E Primary School with both teams putting on a very good defensive display. The second game was another close game, however on this occasion Park Road managed to grab two excellently taken goals with some superb football for the first of the two goals. The team thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon. Well done to those children involved.

Manchester & Trafford Sports Leaders Award Graduation Ceremony 2019 - 25.06.19

 

On Tuesday 25th June the Sports Leaders from Park Road Academy attended their graduation for the Sports Leadership Academy Award. The children had completed various tasks throughout the year in order to achieve their qualification, including two sets of training, delivering an assembly in school, writing a review of their sports sessions at school and delivery of a sports task in a Fred the Red Funday. Well done to our Sports Leaders for all their hard work!

Cheshire County Cricket Tournament - 24.06.19

 

Today the Park Road Academy Cricket steam attended the Cheshire County Cricket Tournament at Timperley Sports Club. The team went as part of a group that had some inexperience in the sport, but were willing to try their best and be ready for next year’s league campaign. The children enjoyed the afternoon as the bad weather luckily held off. Well done to the children who took part!

Altrincham Boys Cricket League Games - 20.06.19

 

The Park Road cricket team played their last remaining league games today at Timperley Sports Club. The team played very well in a narrow loss to Stamford Park, losing by 12 runs. The team then took on Broadheath and and fought in a very close game to win by 11 runs. Finally Park Road played Bollin and went down to 50 runs despite taking 4 wickets during the game. The team finished 3rd in the league overall, an exceptional achievement! Well done to all children involved.

Trafford Tennis Tournament – 14.06.19

The Park Road Tennis Team attended the Trafford Tennis Tournament for Key Stage 2 children on Friday 14th June. The Year 5/6 team performed magnificently in their games and managed wins against Wellfield and Bowdon Prep and finishing 3rd in their group. The Year 3/4 team also managed wins against Navigation and St Mary’s and finished 2nd in their group. Well done to all the children involved that represented the school. Excellent!

Altrincham Boys Cricket League Games

On Thursday 13th June the Park Road Academy Cricket Team took to the field in tough weather conditions against Cloverlea and Heyes Lane. The team performed fantastically well against Cloverlea winning a very good game 167 runs to 153. The second game was a very tight affair with some excellent bowling and wickets being taken by both teams throughout. Park Road fought all the way to the last over, needing 1 run from the last ball of the match, the ball came in was diverted followed by a sprint finish to win the game 129 runs to 128! A dramatic finish!

Sports Day 2019

On Friday 24th May, Park Road Academy hosted Sports Day that featured racing in a variety of events such as the egg and spoon race, the skipping race, sprint, and the bean bag race! This year’s Sports Day saw lots of competition from all of the houses this year as children from all classes went forward to represent their class and earn points for Dunham, Lyme, Tatton and Heaton. A big well done to all of the competitors! The day saw in total over one hundred races on the field!

Multi-Sports Day 2019 – Key Stage 2

During School Sports Week, Key Stage 2 at Park Road Academy took part in a Multi-Skills Day designed for their classes. The carousel of activities included lots of different sports activities as groups went round earning points for their house teams, Heaton, Dunham, Tatton and Lyme. Everybody had a chance to participate in netball shooting, standing long jump, taking on the obstacle course, egg and spoon hurdles, penalty shootout, high jump and volleyball. Well done to all those children who took part in the events and earned points for their house!

Multi-Skills Day 2019 – Nursery, Reception, Year 1 & 2

During School Sports Week, Early Years and Key Stage 1 at Park Road Academy took part in a Multi-Skills Day designed for their classes. The carousel of activities included lots of different sports activities as groups went round earning points for their house teams, Heaton, Dunham, Tatton and Lyme. Everybody had a chance to participate in , javelin throwing, taking on the obstacle course, egg and spoon hurdles, penalty shootout, bean bag target throwing and volleyball. Well done to all those children who took part in the events and earned points for their house!

Judo Assembly

The children of Key Stage 1 & 2 were treated to a special assembly the afternoon of Monday 20th May from Judo Education. Some very lucky volunteers were put through their paces using various judo, skills and techniques that are used in sessions. The children enjoyed being tested with reactions, balance and discipline throughout a very unique assembly. Judo will be starting after our summer half-term on Tuesday 11th June between 1.15pm - 2.15pm.

Football - Altrincham FC Community Cup – Year 3 & 4

On Monday 13th May the Park Road Academy Football Team across Year 3 & 4 attended the Altrincham FC Community Cup at the J Davidson Stadium. The children gave everything in their respective games with both teams putting on excellent performances. The boys had some very close games drawing 0-0 with Broadheath and The Bollin, losing narrowly to St Vincents 1-0 and winning 1-0 against Broomwood. The boys team did exceptionally well and finished third in their group. The girls team grew into the competition and after to losses to Bowden Church and St Vincents, they managed a very respectable draw against Broomwood and a super performance and win against Navigation. The girls also finished a very respectable third in their group. Well done to everyone who played and represented Park Road.

Fred the Red Funday – 01.05.19

The Park Road Academy Sport Leaders took on one of their final challenges in the build up to their Trafford Sports Leadership Academy Award. The Sports Leaders led a very interesting games session called PacMan along with five other schools at The Bollin Primary School. The Sports Leaders had worked hard on practising their session and ensuring they were well prepared in preparing equipment and delivering their session. Some lucky Year 3 and Year 4 children were also invited and took part in other schools sessions where their school leaders led enjoyable and active sessions. Well done to everybody who was involved!

Big Pedal Week 2019

During the last week in March, the children of Park Road Academy competed in a national cycling and scooting competition. The children were encouraged to come to school on bikes and scooters or even walk rather than in cars to inspire healthy and active lifestyles amongst children, parents and carers. Over the week the children came on two wheels rather than four in their masses with some very impressive numbers. The figures below show our final results. A brilliant 1185 journeys being made, 43% of parents or carers & an impressive 68.8% of children making their way to school on two wheels or walking! Well done to everybody who took part.

Football – Girls League 2 Games – 29.03.19

On Friday 29th March the Park Road Football team took part in two games on their quest to finish as high as possible in the league. The team played fantastically well against a very talented St Vincent’s side winning the game 1-0 and ensuring they held strong to keep a clean sheet. The second game played was another tough game, this time against Forest School. Park Road managed to create much more in the oppositions half this time and took a commanding lead of 2-0 and held on throughout. Well done to the team who have played brilliantly all season and earned themselves a top half half finish!

Netball - South Trafford B Team Tournament – 27.03.19

On Thursday 27th of March the Park Road Academy Netball Team attended the South Trafford B Team Netball Tournament. The team played extremely well throughout the tournament finishing 2nd in the group and earning a place in the semi-finals with wins over Woodheys and Acre Hall. The Team continued their good form into the semi-finals with a nail-biting finish in the semi-finals to Hale Prep before just crossing the line with a 2-1 win. The final against Stamford Park was a tough game that the team unfortunately lost, but a Runner Up place was Park Road’s and the team couldn’t have been happier. Well done to everybody involved!

Football – Altrincham Girls League 2 – 22.03.19

On Friday 22nd March, the Park Road Academy football team competed in the Altrincham Schools Girls League 2 games. The team got off to a good start but unfortunately were beaten 1-0 against Cloverlea after playing some very good football. The second game was another close affair with St Hugh’s playing some outstanding football; however they were unable to break through the Park Road defence as Park Road showed some excellent organisation. The final game of the week finished with nail-biting performance with both teams coming close to breaking the deadlock. Both teams eventually played out a very close 0-0 draw.

Dance - Greater Manchester Games - 19.03.19

The Dance Team of Park Road Academy were selected to represent Trafford at The Greater Manchester Games today and performed to an amazing standard. A superb performance against other schools chosen by their local boroughs meant that Park Road competed against the best primary and secondary schools from across the city. Park Road managed a brilliant 3rd place finish in Greater Manchester! Well done team!

Football – Altrincham Girls Indoor Tournament – 14.03.19

Park Road Academy entered a team into the Altrincham Girls Indoor Tournament at Altrincham Leisure Centre. The team played magnificently well in the first game defeating Altrincham CE School 2-0 before taking on Hale Prep and unfortunately going down to 3-0 defeat. The girls picked themselves back up again and managed to get a well-earned victory by beating Forest School 1-0. The final group game was a tight game that ended in a 1-0 win to Heyes Lane meaning Park Road missed out by one result on a place in the semi-finals. Unlucky, but well done everybody for such fantastic performances!

Football – Year 5 Indoor Football Tournament – 07.03.19

The Year 5 Football Team took part in the Altrincham Year 5 Indoor Football Tournament against other schools from across the area. The team tried extremely hard and battled to ensure they could compete at such a competitive level. Unfortunately the team were unable to record a victory during the event but did play exceptionally well against Broadheath and St Vincents. Well done everyone!

Football – Park Road Academy 0-3 St Hugh’s – League Cup 1st Round – 01.03.18

On Friday 1st March the Year 5 and 6 football team took part in the Altrincham Primary Schools League Cup 1st Round v St Hugh’s. The game was played at Park Road on the school field with both schools fielding strong teams to try to progress to the next round. Park Road went down early in the first half to three very good St Hugh’s goals that displayed good communication and awareness to get around the Park Road defence. In the second half Park Road fought valiantly and prevented St Hugh’s from adding to the scoreline. The game ended in a 3-0 win to St Hugh’s who progress to the next round of the cup.

Football – Altrincham Indoor Football Tournament 2019 – 01.03.19

On Thursday the 3rd March the Park Road Academy Football Team took to the Altrincham Indoor Tournament at Altrincham Leisure Centre. The team played exceptionally well and managed some brilliant results including a 1-0 win over St Hugh’s and a 4-0 over Forest Prep before a very closely fought game against Altrincham Prep that ended 1-1. The team finished 2nd in their group and unfortunately narrowly missed out on a semi-final place. The teamwork and sprit showed throughout was excellent and the children enjoyed competing. Well done!

Trafford Sports Leadership Academy 2019 – Part 2

On Tuesday 19th February the Park Road Academy Sports Stars attending an additional training session to support them in their role as a Sports Star and Sports Leader across the school. The children were introduced to some more of the fundamentals and key parts of coaching and sports leadership that they will continue to use in the future. The children also planned, prepared and observed a variety of sports session ideas for the upcoming Fred the Red Fun Day that will take place in June. The Sports Stars are going to use their new understanding and skills to improve and develop sessions at school before taking them to the fun day. Good luck Sports Stars!

Football – Altrincham Boys League 1 – 25.01.19

On Friday 25th January the children of Park Road Academy attended their last league games of the season. A very hard-fought 1-0 win over Broadheath enabled the team to battle and earn themselves a fifth place finish in the league, before a difficult game with St Hugh’s in which the team lost 3-0. Despite the result the team defended admirably and gave everything they had to ensure their last game was a memorable one.

Swimming Gala 2019 – 24.01.19

Today two teams of children went across to Sale Leisure centre to compete in the Trafford Swimming Gala 2nd Heat. Park Road competed and managed to achieve some brilliant results: 1st in the Boys 25m Freestyle, 3rd in the Girls 25m Backstroke and 3rd in the Boys Freestyle Relay. Well done to both teams as they finished 11th and 8th respectively overall.

Altrincham Sportshall Athletics Heat – 17.01.19

The Year 5 and 6 children chosen for the Sportshall Athletics Team put on a fantastic performance finishing third in the event! The children competed in various track events such as the obstacle race, different relay races and an over and under race. The team also competed in field events, where they were put to the test being challenged in javelin, speed bounce, stand long jump, standing triple jump, vertical jump and chest push. Well done to all the children involved. What a wonderful result!

Trafford Dance & Cheer Festival 2018 – 04.12.18

The Key Stage Two Dance Team performed at the Trafford Dance and Cheer Festival on Tuesday 4th December to an enormous audience of over 600 people. The team were trained by local dance school ABCD who helped the children display a fantastic thirty-child performance at the George Carnell Leisure Centre in front of other local schools. Well done Born to be Stars!

Football – Altrincham FC Girls Winter Tournament – 30.11.18

On Friday 30th November, the Park Road Academy football team attended the Altrincham FC Girls Winter Tournament 2018. The team got off to a good start coming back from being 1-0 down to draw the game 1-1 against Oldfield Brow. The second game was another close affair with Navigation playing some outstanding football; however they were unable to break through the Park Road defence as Park Road showed some excellent organisation. The final group game finished with nail-biting performance with both teams coming close to breaking the deadlock. Well Green and Park Road eventually played out a very close 0-0 draw. Despite the team going through the tournament uneaten, they were unable to progress from the group despite earning a very respectable three points. Well done children!

Manchester City FC – Disability in Sport Assembly – 29.11.18

Today the children of Park Road Academy were treated to another special assembly on disability in sport and the inspiring stories other children across Greater Manchester have to tell with their stories and journeys into sport. Manchester City’s Paul Kelly came into the school and discussed with the children how we can understand disability in lots of different ways and how we can learn from some of the fantastic achievements children working with City in The Community. The children also learnt about why we should be ambitious to try and strive to achieve our goals but at the same time show and display respect in all aspects of life.

Football – Altrincham FC Boys Winter Tournament – 23.11.18

On Friday 23rd November, the Park Road Academy football team attended the Altrincham FC Boys Winter Tournament 2018. The team got off to a tough start going down to a 1-0 loss to Altrincham C of E. The second game was much improved from the first with Park Road fighting for a close 1-0 win over Well Green. The final group game finished with a great performance over Oldfield Brow winning the game 4-0. The semi-finals were played against Stamford Park. A tight game ended with a 1-0 victory for Stamford Park ending Park Road’s hopes of a final.

Football – Boys League One – 16.11.18

On Friday 16th November, the Park Road Academy football team attended their third set of league games for the League One Boys competition. The team got off to a tough start going down to a 1-0 loss to Heyes Lane. The second game continued with some excellent football being played by all involved. The game finished with a good 2-1 victory for Park Road against Oldfield Brow. The third and final game played was a tough fixture that resulted in Park Road going down to a 3-0 loss to a very good Bowden Church team.

Altrincham FC Assembly – 13.11.18

Today the children of Park Road Academy were treated to a special assembly on the importance of teamwork, being fair, being ambitious and respect. Altrincham FC came into the school and discussed with the children how we can use teamwork in lots of different ways and how we can be fair in sport and on the playground. The children also learnt about why we should be ambitious to try and strive to achieve our goals but at the same time show and display respect in all aspects of life.

Trafford Sports Leadership Academy – Part 1 2018/19

 

On Tuesday 16th October, four children were chosen to go to Old Trafford Football Stadium to receive special training on sports leadership workshops and how sports could be developed within their school. The ‘Sport Stars’ that were chosen attended the event and worked hard as a team to think of and design games that could be taken back to school and used on the playground ready for in their own sessions. The children also created a plan of action that will help inspire and develop PE and Sport in Park Road as part of their leadership qualification.

Our Sport Stars were also treated to an inspirational talk by Manchester United Ladies Player Hannah Mitchell who discussed her story and the importance of sport in school. The day also included a museum tour around Old Trafford the home of Manchester United.

Football – Boys League One – 16.10.18

 

On Friday 16th October, the Park Road Academy football team attended their second set of league games for the League One Boys competition. The team got off to a fantastic start going up early in the first half 3-0 against Stamford Park! The second half continued with some excellent football being played by all involved. The game finished with an emphatic 5-2 victory for Park Road. The second game played was a tough fixture that resulted in park Road going down early to a 1-0 St Vincent’s goal. However, the second half, saw a brilliant a courageous fight back from the team as they dragged themselves back into it with an equaliser. The game ended 1-1 leaving Park Road with a total of 6 points for the season.

Intra-School Sport Competition Autumn 1 - Key Stage 1 & 2

 

Over the past few weeks in PE and Sport lessons the children have been learning about strategies and tactics in a competitive environment and how these influence and affect a game, particularly with a focus on hockey and dodgeball. On Wednesday the children put their learning into action in small-sided hockey competitions and multi-skills competitions and competed in their house groups. The hockey games saw plenty of action and goals as Year 3 & 4 and Year 5 & 6 battled it out amongst the house groups in short but intense and competitive games. A huge well done to all those children who competed and showed such wonderful commitment for their teams and houses!

Football – Wellington Football Girls Tournament – 10.10.18

 

On Tuesday 9th October, the Park Road Academy team attended the Wellington Girls Football Tournament and battled to display some fantastic performances. The team went down to an unfortunate 3-0 loss to Stamford Park to begin the tournament but battled back with good performance in a 0-0 draw with Willows. Two narrow losses followed to Heyes Lane and Alty C of E 1-0, before a well-earned victory beating Cloverlea 1-0 to finish the tournament.

Football – Girls League Two – 05.10.18

 

On Friday 5th October the park Road Academy football team took part in the first league games of the season in League Two. The girls played three games and managed a win, draw and a loss to begin their campaign. A close game with Well Green finished 0-0 after chances for both sides. A narrow 1-0 loss to Altrincham C of E before a 1-0 victory against Elmridge finished off a very good day for Park Road Academy.

Football – Wellington Football Boys Tournament – 02.10.18

 

On Tuesday 2nd October 2018 Park Road Academy attended the annual Wellington Football Tournament. The team were placed in a tough group, but produced some outstanding results and performances to win their group. Hard-fought wins versus Heyes lane, Altrincham C of E and Bollin took Park Road to the top of the group and to a semi-final clash against Stamford Park. In a tightly contested battle, Park Road unfortunately fell down to a 2-0 defeat, despite some excellent performances.

Football – Boys League 1 – 28.09.18

 

On Friday 28th September, the football team competing in Boys League 1 played their first three matches of the season. They faced a tough test in Hale Prep School and earned themselves a 0-0 draw that could have been won by either side. The team then took on another difficult opposition in Navigation School, again earning themselves another point with a close-fought 1-1 draw. The side finished their first set of games with a very tough game against last years champions in Bollin, falling to an 8-0 defeat.

2017/18

Key Stage 1 Sports Day

On Friday 20th July, Park Road Academy hosted the Year 1, 2 & 3 Sports Day racing in a variety of events such as the egg and spoon race, the skipping race, sprint, the bean bag race and a parents and teachers race! This year’s Sports Day saw lots of competition from all of the houses this year as children from all classes went forward to represent their class and earn points for Dunham, Lyme, Tatton and Heaton. The children were also treated to a parents egg and spoon race that showed some wonderful spirit and excellent focus and concentration. A big well done to all of the competitors!

Park Road Academy Sports Awards 2018

 

On Monday 16th July, Park Road Academy held their first ever Sports Awards assembly for children across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The categories ranged from Young Sports Person of the Year to Netballer of the Year, Swimmer of the Year and Dance and Drama Performers of the Year. Children who won the awards were delighted to receive certificates and medals for their hard work throughout the year. Well done to everyone!

Key Stage 2 Sports Day 2018

 

On Friday 13th July, Park Road Academy gathered out on to the field ready for an afternoon of competitive races in our traditional Sports Day. The afternoon featured similar races with our Year 4, 5 & 6 classes. This year’s Sports Day saw lots of competition from all of the houses this year as children from all classes went forward to represent their class and earn points for Dunham, Lyme, Tatton and Heaton. The children were also treated to a parents egg and spoon race that showed some wonderful spirit and excellent focus and concentration. A big well done to all of the competitors.

Girls and Boys football tournament at Oldfield Brow Primary School – 06.07.18

 

On Friday 6th July, the Park Road Academy Girls and Boys football teams attended a 6-a-side tournament at Oldfield Brow Primary School. Other local schools from across Trafford attended bringing their very own talented football teams.

 

The boys team managed an impressive run off results winning 3-0 & 4-1 before battling to a 2-2 draw and narrowly losing 2-0. The results meant that Park Road Academy topped the group of the boys side of the competition on goal difference and won the tournament!

 

The team that competed in the girls’ side of the tournament played magnificently during all three of their games too, managing a 1-0 win, a 0-0 draw and a 1-0 loss during the event.

 

A huge well done to all of those children involved! A great end to the football season.

Girls & Boys Football – World Cup Tournament 2018 – 29.06.18

 

On Friday 29th June, the Park Road Academy Year 5 and 6 boys and girls football team took part in a World Cup themed tournament at the Trafford PowerLeague. Both teams were treated to some team coaching before taking on other local schools from Trafford and Manchester.

 

The boys took part in a thrilling friendly against Victoria Park, edging out a close but deserved 7-5 victory. The boys were awarded first place in the Year 5/6 Boys category of the competition.

 

The girls started the tournament with a bang and produced a thrilling performance in which they won 7-1. They then continued with their good form and went on to achieve maximum points and claim an 11-0 victory.

 

Congratulations to both teams who deserve the success they have achieved with the hard work they have all put in this season. Well done!

Trafford Sports Leadership Academy – Graduation

On Wednesday 28th June, the Sports Stars at Park Road Academy attended their graduation ceremony at Old Trafford Football Stadium following on from eight months of hard work in Sports Leadership. The children throughout the year had worked on planning, delivering and reflecting on their work as Sports Leaders in and out of school. The children received training back in October and February about how to lead sports sessions and were given plenty of inspiration and input into what a sports leader is and how to deliver as a good sports leader. Congratulations to our four Sports Stars who have completed their sports leadership tasks and earned a valuable qualification for the future.

Cricket League Games – 21.06.18

On the 21st of June the children from Park Road Academy competed in the Altrincham Boys Cricket League and managed a top four finish. The team were entered into the semi-final playoff’s and lost two narrow matches to Stamford Park and Broadheath despite some excellent batting and bowling from all of the players. Well done on finishing 4th to our cricket team!

Fred the Red Funday – 19.06.18

The Park Road Academy Sport Leaders took on one of their final challenges in the build up to their Trafford Sports Leadership Academy Award. The Sports Leaders led a hockey session amongst six other schools at The Willows Primary School. The Sports Leaders had worked hard on practising their session and ensuring they were well prepared in preparing equipment and delivering their session. Some lucky Year 3 and Year 4 children were also invited and took part in other schools sessions where their school leaders led enjoyable and active sessions.

Mini Tennis Tournament – 15.06.18

 

On Friday 15th June, team Year 3 & 4, made up by CN, WS, SH and AO, took part in a mini Tennis tournament at Sale Sport Centre. At the group stage we played against 3 schools – Tyntesfield, Brooklands and Wellfield (Team A). We came 3rd in our group and got 7 points.

 

Then we played against Navigation Road (Team A) in the Semi-Final. They were 4th in their group. If we won the semi-final we would have got a medal and been in 3rd overall. Although we lost against them, we all tried our hardest and did well to get to the Semi-final.

 

This is the first ever time our school is represented at a Tennis tournament and our team is a very young team with three Year3 children. We feel very proud of what we have achieved. We want to thank Mr Smart and Mr Buck for supporting us and for the tips they gave us.

 

Written by SH of Year 3

 

Mixed Cricket - Cheshire Cricket Tournament - 13.06.18

 

Park Road entered their second ever cricket tournament on Wednesday 13th June 2018. Park Road was given a tough group which included The Bollin and Navigation.

 

Park Road lose to Navigation by 25 runs

First up for Park Road: Navigation. Park Road won the toss and elected to field and captain D.W opened the bowling with A.N. Park Road struggled with the conditions with anything short being dispatched for a boundary by some excellent play from the Navigation opening batters. Soon finding their feet, Park Road started to limit the flow of runs but still the score mounted. Wides and no-balls were regular with a very disappointing 30 runs off them in total. A brilliant catch by N.P on the boundary helped Park Road keep the score within reach. But after a final over charge Navigation got 79 plus the 200 additional runs you start with in their 8 overs. A.N went out with H.S to try to stay up with the 10 runs per over rate. After some inventive batting by A.N Park Road were on 211 by the end of the 1st over. H.S and A.N batted well and at the start of the 2nd over rotating the strike regularly. With Park Road on 220 with 1 ball in the over remaining H.S went for another quick single. With the help of some amazing fielding and a slight mix-up H.S was run-out on the final ball of the 2nd over. Park road were now falling below the run rate and with the steady fall of wickets the rate was up to about 20 an over going into the last 12 balls. Park Road’s chances were now about zero and scoring only 15 runs off the last 12 balls Park road lost by a margin of 25 runs.

 

Park Road lose to Bollin by 90 runs

Outclassed and outplayed. That is how you can describe Park Road’s performance against the Bollin. The Bollin’s superiority was shown right from the very first ball. The Bollin were put into bat by D.W and there attacking approach worked. Park Road struggled to cope with this aggressive and relentless batting conceding a mammoth 15 runs an over. With such a huge amount of runs being scored the only way back was by taking wickets. But that proved harder than expected. V.A caught a stunner on the boundary by was judged over the rope. Next ball he took an excellent caught and bowled. Slowly, Park Road were clawing their way back into the game. H.S took an great one-handed catch on the leg-side and T.K performed some sublime dives to limit what would have been 4 runs to just 1. But still after all the work Park Road had put in Bollin posted a huge total of 330 runs. It seemed like an impossible task. It was. Bollin’s bowlers were threatening and were getting closer and closer to a wicket each ball. There opening bowlers took 4 wickets in the first 2 overs and the next bowlers were no difference. They stormed in had one aim: to take wickets. After a late flurry of runs by A.R and N.P the total crept up to 230 runs but it was all over.

 

Park Road loss to St Hughes by 1 run

Park Road played St Hughes in a nail-biting friendly game. With time running low the game was reduced to 4 overs a side. Park Road batted first and after a confident batting display posted a score of 241 after 4 overs. D.W opened the bowling and St Hughes sensing the opportunity went for it and got an excellent 24 runs off the first over. N.P tightened it up with a great over including a brilliant stumping by A.N. 2o runs needed off 2 overs. They reduced that total to 4 runs off the final 6 balls. T.K to bowl. 4 runs needed. The balls went down slowly and after some high-quality pace bowling the runs needed were 4 runs off the final ball. T.K strayed slightly to leg-stump on the final ball and it was put away through the gap in the fielders on the leg-side. A tight fought game ended in disaster for one team, jubilation for the other.

 

The team would like to thank Mr Smart for taking us to compete.

 

Written by AN of Year 6

Boys Cricket League Games – 24.05.18

On Thursday 24th May 2018, Park Road Academy attended and played their first ever cricket games. The school entered the Altrincham Boys League for the series of fixtures coming up across the summer term. The children started out with a narrow defeat to Bollin as they began to find their feet in their new surroundings. The children then continued on with another unfortunate defeat to Hale Prep, before taking on Heyes Lane and getting a well-earned win after some brilliant bowling and batting. Well done to those who were chosen to represent the school!

Multi-Skills Day 2018 – Key Stage 2

During School Sports Week, Key Stage 2 at Park Road Academy took part in a Multi-Skills Day designed for their classes. The carousel of activities included lots of different sports activities as groups went round earning points for their house teams, Heaton, Dunham, Tatton and Lyme. Everybody had a chance to participate in netball shooting, standing long jump, taking on the obstacle course, egg and spoon hurdles, penalty shootout, high jump and volleyball. Well done to all those children who took part in the events and earned points for their house!

Multi-Skills Day 2018 – Nursery, Reception, Year 1 & 2

During School Sports Week, Early Years and Key Stage 1 at Park Road Academy took part in a Multi-Skills Day designed for their classes. The carousel of activities included lots of different sports activities as groups went round earning points for their house teams, Heaton, Dunham, Tatton and Lyme. Everybody had a chance to participate in basketball shooting, javelin throwing, taking on the obstacle course, egg and spoon hurdles, penalty shootout, bean bag target throwing and volleyball. Well done to all those children who took part in the events and earned points for their house!

Dodgeball Competition 2018

On Friday 18th May a selection of Year 5 children attended the Trafford Dodgeball Competition at Stretford Leisure Centre. The children were up against some very well trained Year 5 & 6 children from all across a variety of Trafford schools. The Park Road Academy team really enjoyed the competition and battled bravely against children older than themselves in some tremendously heated matches. A huge well done to all those children who represented Park Road Academy!

Altrincham FC Summer Community Cup 2018

On Monday 14th May, Park Road Academy entered two teams into the Year 3 and Year 4 Altrincham FC Community Cup. Both teams worked hard to overcome some very impressive sides from other schools with the Year 3 team making the semi-finals, only to be narrowly beaten. Both teams showed good teamwork skills and a willingness to do well and represent the school again in the near future.

Park Road Academy 1-1 Altrincham C of E

Park Road started off really well with a few chances and so did the Altrincham but no-one managed to score. Near the end of the half VA slid in and got a boot to the head, but was okay, then the referee blew for the first half. In the second half Park Road created much more chances but couldn’t finish them. Altrincham had an excellent shot, but it was tipped over by KL. Then on the counter attack, NC made a run down the line crossed it to VA who scored a volley which hit the goalkeeper and went into the top corner. In the last second Altrincham went past the defence, then crossed it into the box and they tapped it in past the keeper and scored. The game finished 1-1.

Written by VA in Year 5

Big Pedal Week 2018

During the first week in May, the children of Park Road Academy competed in a national cycling and scooting competition. The children were encouraged to come to school on bikes and scooters rather than in cars to inspire healthy and active lifestyles amongst children, parents and carers. Over the week the children came on two wheels rather than four in their masses with some very impressive numbers despite some more than questionable weather during the week. The figures below show our final results. A brilliant 636 journeys being made, 7% of parents or carers & an impressive 31% of children making their way to school on two wheels! Well done to everybody who took part.

Judo Assembly

The children of Key Stage 2 were treated to a special assembly the morning of Wednesday 2nd May from Judo Education. Some very lucky volunteers were put through their paces using various judo, skills and techniques that are used in sessions. The children enjoyed being tested with reactions, balance and discipline throughout a very unique assembly. Judo will be starting after our summer half-term on Tuesday 12th June between 1.15pm -2.15pm.

Boys Football – Year 3 & 4

Oldfield Brow 6-5 Park Road Academy

A thrilling game which included goals from C S-M, JC and a brilliant hat-trick from AR. Both teams gave it everything and played some brilliant attacking football. Park Road felt they were unlucky to lose after putting on such a good display.

By ZS of Year 4

 

Boys Football

Park Road Academy 3-1 The Willows

Park Road started with a strong passing and moving game into space, but then one of their players scored a goal, MS was unlucky when trying to save the first goal. In the second half OL scored a goal from far out, then LM snuck the ball under the keepers foot to make it 2-1. Then lastly LG scored a brilliant goal to confirm the win for Park Road.

 

Written by OL of Year 5

Netball Tournament – Ashton on Mersey School

On Monday 26th March, the Year 6 Netball Team went to Ashton on Mersey School to compete in a netball tournament with ten other schools across South Trafford. Park Road played against six of the teams, won five and with a total of 20 points, managed to get into the semi-finals. The five teams included Brooklands B1 & B2, St Joesphs and Acre Hall. In the semi-finals, Park Road drew against Wood Hayes but had to play on until the next team scored in extra time. Unfortunately for Park Road, Wood Hayes managed to score before Park Road in Golden Goal and went on to the finals. Park Road had a great time taking part in the tournament and hope to do better next time.

Boys Football

Elmridge 0-1 Park Road Academy

 

On Wednesday 28th March the Boys Football Team travelled to Elmridge Primary School to play a 2nd leg friendly match. The match was a tight affair compared to the first leg, a goal-fest 4-4 at Park Road. Both teams played some excellent football with passing and dribbling across the midfield taking up the majority of play. After only a couple of minutes a direct and clever thrugh ball from DZ allowed HS to sprint into space, beat his marker and tuck the ball home comfortably into the corner of the net, 1-0 to Park Road. A couple of excellent tackles from OL and TK prevented Elmridge from making their way into the Park Road box. The remainder of the first half saw Elmridge break through the Park Road defence twice, before AP in goal sprinted to beat the attackers to the ball and clear the danger. AK showed some flashy touches on the far side beating two defenders in the process just before the half time whistle.

The second half saw a similar game to the first, both sides competing for possession and working hard to create chances inside the opponents area. Shots at goal for both teams were slightly off target as Elmridge pushed for an equaliser whilst Park Road looked to hit them on the break. The game eventually came to an end after a hard fought encounter with both teams putting their all in. Full time, 1-0 to Park Road.

Girls Football Team League Games

 

Park Road 3-0 Forest School

On Friday 23rd March the girls football team played two terrific matches. The first game was against Forest School and it was an excellent start to the evening, winning 3-0. IF completed a great assist allowing NP to score an outstanding first goal, TB was there the whole time and kept the ball in the other teams half the majority of the game. MG, LM and AH showed some wonderful teamwork and hardly let the ball get near the net. KD made some good saves and kept a clean sheet throughout the game. AH saw that they were coming dangerously close to the net and made a superb interception. LM and MG made some great tackles and kicked the ball away from the net every time it got close to going in. TB and IF did some excellent passing: getting the ball past the half-line. IF booted it toward NP, who made a great touch and scored yet another cracking goal. The match ended. Park Road had won against Forest 3-0 and we were thrilled with the results.

Park Road 2-0 Heyes Lane

The final match we played was a very challenging match. At the begging, KD made some fantastic saves. NP, IF and TB raced ahead with the ball, IF crossed it to NP and NP kicked it straight into the net, another brilliant goal. After a while, another goal was scored by NP. KD saved some more shots at her goal but managed to keep them out. MG, LM and AH ensured there was some outstanding defending and in the end we won 2-0 against Heyes Lane.

Sport Relief 2018

 

On Friday 23rd March the children and staff of Park Road Academy took part in the Mini Olympics on the school field. The School Council set the challenge for all children to attend each of the eight stations in one hour and for all children to successfully complete a specific task on each of the stations. The events included Olympic sports such as volleyball, hockey, football, javelin, the high jump and of course an obstacle course! The children were sponsored to complete the event to raise money for the charity Sport Relief. Well done to all of the children who have raised money for this wonderful event and to those still continuing to raise money and bring this in to school.

Girls Indoor Football Tournament 2018

 

On Thursday 15th March the girl’s football team played in a tournament at Altrincham Leisure Centre and played 3 matches. Each match was 7 minutes long, which meant the girl’s had a lot of pressure put on them during the games. The first intense game they played they drew 1-1 with Broomwood after NP scored a cracking goal that the goalkeeper had no chance of saving. AH and LM did some remarkable defending and kept the ball away from the net numerous times. Unfortunately, Broomwood got past the defenders (AH and LM) and scored. Unfortunately KD didn’t manage to save it. The next match Park Road unluckily lost 1-0 against St.Vincents. NP, IF and TB all got so close to brilliant goals but they wouldn't go in. KD tried very hard but couldn’t save the shot that St. Vincents had. KD did save some other shots that could’ve gone in however. The final match was unluckily lost 2-0 against Willows. AH and LM did a wonderful job at keeping the ball away but then Willows got past them and took a powerful shot that went into the net. NP attempted some amazing well-aimed shots but none of them managed to get past the Willow’s goalkeeper. After a while, the girls were so tired that no matter how hard they tried they couldn’t stop the Willows scoring another goal. Although the girls came third in their group, they put on some excellent performances.

Written by KD in Year 6

Girls Football

Park Road 2-0 The Willows

 

Park Road Academy Girl’s Football Team played a friendly against the Willows on Tuesday 13th March. It was an excellent game and Park Road fortunately won. NP scored the first goal with an amazing shot no goalkeeper could have saved. Knowing that NP had scored a goal, the girls played fiercely throughout the whole game. Just before it was the end of the first half, NP took a brilliant shot and it went in. The girls played an astonishing second half, although no goals were scored KD made some great saves; NP, IF and TB all had some incredible shots but they didn’t manage to score; AH, MG and LM also contributed to some wonderful defending. The Willows tried so hard to get at least one goal but they couldn’t because the girls played remarkably well when defending. The overall score was 2-0 and the girls deserved the win.

Written by KD Year 6

Boys Football

Park Road 5 – 3 Oldfield Brow

 

Park Road Academy played against Oldfield Brow on Friday 9th March. It was an amazing game and won by park Road, 5-3. DZ started the game off with an amazing goal in the bottom right corner. Then Oldfield Brow attacked more and defended much better. JB ran down the line and scored an brilliant goal making it 2 – 0. Park Road scored two excellent goals by DZ and JB which one of them went in the top right corner. Making it 4-0 to Park Road at the end of the first half.

At the start of the second half, Park Road conceded an early goal. Everyone was concerned but fortunately the score was still 4 – 1. As Park Road continued to attack, Oldfield Brow took the ball on the counter and scored a second goal. Oldfield Brow continued to push for a comeback but fortunately HS scored a super goal making it 5 – 2. Park Road kept their heads up until AK who accidently went into the box which gave them a free kick. The defence tried their best to block the shot, but Oldfield Brow took it quickly and got it passed the defenders and AP in goal. They had a few chances but AP managed some important blocks. The final whistle blew. Park Road Academy 5-3 Oldfield Brow. We would like to thank Mr Smart for organising the event and his continued support.

Written by DZ and AP of Year 6

Boys Football - Year 5

Altrincham Indoor Tournament – 08.03.18

Park Road Academy went to Altrincham Leisure Centre to play in the Boys Year 5 Altrincham Indoor Tournament. The first match was played against Broomwood. VA scored a well-placed finish from outside the boxto make it 1-0. However, later on in the game Broomwood equalised to make the final score 1-1. The next game was played against Broadheath. VA scored another clever finish to win the match 1-0. We then played Altrincham Prep with a chance to go through to the semi-final stage of the competition, but unfortunately Park Road lost 1-0. The boys came 2nd in the group stage and were pleased with their performance.

 

Written VA and OL

Boys Football - Year 6

Altrincham Indoor Tournament - 01.03.18

Park Road 0 – 3 St Ambrose

Park Road began the tournament with a tough game against eventual group winners St Ambrose. Park Road matched them for around half the match with F.L making some excellent tackles and blocks and D.Z making some great saves. Park Road never really threatened to score and St Ambrose’s extra strength and height proved the difference. Two goals in quick succession cost Park Road who never recovered fully again. St Ambrose scored one more goal at the end meaning the score ended 0-3.

 

Park Road 0 - 0 Heyes Lane

After a short break Park Road returned to the pitch this time to play Heyes Lane. We knew we had to get something from this game to have any chance of qualifying for the knockout stages. The game was in the balance in the early stages with both teams failing to get many shots on goal in the early period of the game. D.W played some good balls up the left hand side trying to find A.N who had some shots threatening the goalkeeper. F.L defended valiantly again whilst D.Z made some crucial saves. Park Road grew into the game rapidly and tested the goalkeeper often but Heyes Lane defended well and survived the game to keep the scores level.

 

Park Road 0 – 1 Alty Prep B

An all or nothing last game for Park Road: win, advance to the knockout stages, lose, and get sent home. Again Park Road played as well as them and matched them in attack and defence. F.L now on the right of midfield contributed in attack as well as defence with some well-aimed shots testing the keeper. Alty Prep B looked good in attack but Park Road frustrated them for most of the game. A.N then struck wide after the ball had bounced off the back wall and Alty Prep broke on the counter. They manoeuvred the ball well up the field and struck a powerful shot past D.Z into the bottom corner. Try as they might, Park road failed to score and lost 0 - 1.

 

We would like to thank Mr Smart for taking us.

Written by A.N and F.L

Girls Football Friendly - 22.02.18

 

Park Road 0-5 Altrincham CofE

On the 22nd of February 2018 the Park Road Academy Girl’s Football Team played a friendly at home to Altrincham CofE Primary School. The game was a hard-fought affair with the majority of play being in the Park Road half. Park Road used this opportunity to test their defensive skills against the best in the league. The girls showed great resilience despite conceding an early three goals and continued to work hard to get back into the game. KD produced some ‘Player of the Match’ deserving saves from an abundance of efforts and chances on goal. Well done to Altrincham CofE for their excellent display and for Park Road Academy for never giving up.

Trafford Sports Leadership Academy - Part 2

On Tuesday 20th February the Park Road Academy Sports Stars attending an additional training session to support them in their role as a Sports Star and Sports Leader across the school. The children were introduced to some more of the fundamentals and key parts of coaching and sports leadership that they will continue to use in the future. The children also planned, prepared and observed a variety of sports session ideas for the upcoming Fred the Red Fun Day that will take place in June. The Sports Stars are going to use their new understanding and skills to improve and develop sessions at school before taking them to the fun day. Good luck Sports Stars!

Boys Football Friendly - 06.02.18

 

Park Road 4 - 4 Elmridge

The match started well but unfortunately we conceded a goal so it was 1-0 to Elmridge during the first half. But slowly we overcame them in the second half. HS was running on a counter attack when his shot fortunately deflected off the goalkeeper back to himself before he scored a simple finish in the bottom left corner, 1-1. Park Road unfortunately missed a few chances. But when CL ran all the way up the right side, he managed a brilliant through ball into HS which he then scored in the bottom right corner, 2-1. Later on in the second half JB ran on the left side then cut in and confused there defenders before playing in a through ball to HS who scored on the right hand side, 3-1 to Park Road.

But unfortunately the Park Road defenders got into a pickle before AP ran up to get the ball but the Elmridge striker shot into the bottom right corner, 3-2 to Park Road. Elmridge managed another counter attack and unfortunately scored, 3-3. OL passed back to the goalkeeper but the ball went under his foot because of a dip in the ground, 4-3 to Elmridge with minutes to go. Park Road kicked off before OL shot from the halfway line and scored an absolutely amazing screamer into the top right corner to make it 4-4! Then Elmridge had a last chance opportunity but goalkeeper AP kicked the ball away for a throw in before the referee called the final whistle. End Result 4-4.

Mixed Football

 

Altrincham FC Winter Tournament 2018

 

On Friday 2nd February the Year 5 and Year 6 children participated in the Altrincham FC Winter Tournament. The tournament was a mixed tournament meaning that teams were made of boys and girls. The team gave it everything during the first game with a successful 3-0 win over Cloverlea in the first game. The second game was a tight affair ending 0-0 against Stamford Park. The last group game ended with an unfortunate but deserved win for Oldfield Brow 2-0, with some excellent play from their attacking three. Park Road managed to finish 2nd in the group and progress to the semi-finals, before being beaten by the eventual winners Oldfield Brow 1-0. The Park Road side progressed to the 3rd Place Playoff against Cloverlea and won their final game of the tournament with a hard-fought 1-0 win. Well done to everybody who took part in the Winter Tournament!

Girls Football – League Games – 02.02.18

 

On Friday 2nd February the girl’s football team played three league games. The first match was extremely close and fortunately won. We played against Well Green and we won 4-3. NP scored all the goals and all the other players helped and played really well. The first goal that NP scored was in the top corner. Enthusiastically, we all cheered for the amazing goal she had scored.

The second match we played (it was against St Vincents) we tried very hard but we unfortunately lost. The overall score for the second match was 0-2. The defenders (AH and LM) tried very hard but the other team just managed to get through. KD (the goalkeeper) tried very hard and made some great saves but sadly let the second in. The midfielders and the striker (NP, IF and TB) had some terrific opportunities and some on target but couldn’t manage to score.

The last match was so close but we were so exhausted and lost 1-0 to Cloverlea. We think that we all played very well and we all enjoyed it

Written by KD and NP.

Boys Football - Final League Matches

 

Park Road 1 – 4 St Vincent’s

Park Road kicked off their final round of league matches of the season with a defeat against St. Vincent’s. Park Road conceded two early goals with one of them flying past R.L. Park Road didn’t concede again in the first half although there were some close calls. A lucky break for Park Road helped N.C break through and bag the first goal of the match and season for Park Road. Park Road struggled to keep up the momentum and we were forced back further and further until we struggled to keep them out for any longer. St. Vincent’s scored two more goals in quick succession meaning any chances of a Park Road comeback were long gone.

 

Park Road 1 – 3 Stamford Park

Park Road were hopeful of a result against a mid-table Stamford Park team. Unfortunately, we underestimated them and again conceded two early goals. Park Road continued to battle and managed to hold them off. Early pressure in the second half caused Stamford Park some unease. N.C latched onto a long ball which he fired into the back of the net. This goal boosted the confidence of all the Park Road players and suddenly we were performing rapid counter attacks. Every time we shot at goal the ball continuously narrowly missed. Stamford Park took advantage of how high Park Road were up the pitch and scored with great ease after splitting the defence.

 

Park Road 0 – 3 Navigation

This was Park Road’s crunch game. Park Road were determined not to concede early and managed to do that with some near misses and good saves by the keeper D.Z. Then Navigation struck the bar, then the post and then struck wide. Just as we were getting into the game Navigation opened up the defence and a good shot beat the keeper D.Z. Soon after that first goal, Navigation struck again with another good shot. Park Road started to create more and more chances with H.A finding space in difficult positions. Like most goals that night Navigation caught us on the counter and scored for the third time.

 

Overall season review

Park Road had some talented players playing for them and used them well, but were caught out on the counter too many times. Although we finished last we played some excellent football and enjoyed every minute of it. We would like to thank Mr Smart and Mr Richards for constantly supporting and believing in us even when times were tough. Although the results weren’t the best, everyone who took park enjoyed the season.

 

Written by F.L and A.N of Year 6

Sports Hall Athletics at Ashton-on-Mersey School

 

On Wednesday 24th January 2018 Park Road Academy went to Ashton-on-Mersey School for the Sports Hall Athletics Competition. There were eight schools competing with each student competing in two track and two field events. The winner of the heat would go on to compete in the Trafford Finals with each school as determined as each other. Park Road started brilliantly with 4 girls winning the obstacle relay. The boys kept up the impressive performances with a second place also in the obstacle relay. Park Road continued to impress in both track and field events with a stunning jump by F.L in the vertical jump. D.W also impressed in the javelin with some excellent throws. Park Road were unlucky at times especially in the races as they were easily as quick as most runners but couldn’t push for a top three finish after some slow starts. In the end Park Road finished 4th out 7 which was a good effort. We had a good time and everyone put in impressive performances. We would like to thank Mr Smart and Miss Daine for taking us.

Written by F.L and A.N of Year 6

Swimming Gala 2018

 

On Wednesday 17th of January, we participated in the swimming gala. The girls came 9th overall and the boys came 6th overall. It was a great experience and hopefully next year we will do even better. It almost seemed like we finished all of our races in 3rd place. There were great schools and we were all proud to represent Park Road in the Sale Swimming Gala. The competition was out of 12 schools and we were proud of where we finished. We earned participation certificates for our efforts.

Written by Yomna in Year 5

Girls Football

 

Oldfield Brow 2-1 Park Road Academy

On Friday 12th January the girls’ football team went to Oldfield Brow and played a friendly match. It was a good game but Oldfield Brow won 2-1. All the girls played very well and even though we didn’t win we were still happy with the way we played. The first goal was by NP and then Oldfield Brow scored one just before halftime. In the second half Oldfield Brow took a shot and unfortunately managed to score. We had many on target shots in the second half but Oldfield Brow’s goalkeeper managed to save them all. KD made some good saves and fortunately managed to keep the score at 2-1. EH and LM did some amazing defending and kept the ball away from the goal. Nancy had some terrific shots, and all the midfielders played really well as well.

Written by Nancy in Year 6

Boys Football - League Games 17.11.17

 

Park Road Academy 0 – 0 Heyes Lane

Park Road were still searching for the first league point of the season before they went into the game against Heyes Lane. Park Road starting off brilliantly by dominating possession in the opposition’s half. F.L kept putting in crosses but unfortunately no one could get on the end of them. As the first half was nearing the end, Heyes Lane started to find their feet and pushed forwards constantly threatening the Park Road goal but the whole team responded brilliantly especially C.B and V.A. Park Road started the second half in the same way as the first half but Heyes Lane battled hard and prevented the goal which was coming. N.C was exceptional in the second half with many shots on goal but still the ball wouldn’t go in the net. Heyes Lane had an opportunity right at the end of the second half but Park Road stopped any of the chances going in. A well-deserved point for Park Road but if they took their chances they could have won.

 

Park Road Academy 0 – 5 Broadheath

After the battling performance in the first game Park Road began the game against Broadheath full of confidence but unfortunately Broadheath took the lead with a well taken chance. Park Road continued to play well and again N.C went close. But Broadheath provided to be too strong in the end for Park Road.

 

Written by Alex in Year 6

Sports Inclusion Festival 2017

On Thursday 16th November two lucky children were taken to Manor Academy in Sale to participate in a sports activity festival. The children enjoyed a morning that included archery, trampolining, hockey, table tennis and other target sports ran by the wonderful students at Manor Academy. A brilliant event, well done boys!

Boys Football

 

Park Road 0-4 The Willows - League Cup 1st Round

 

Park Road got off to an unlucky start conceding a goal within two minutes. Park Road tried to fight back but couldn’t thanks to some excellent saves from their goalkeeper. Mr Smart then made two substitutions; D.W and F.L were brought on. Park Road had several attacks but failed to get the ball in the back of the net. As the second half began Park Road knew they could make a comeback. Several attacks were made but then Willows quickly scored again. Park Road defended well but failed to score. We were disappointed when we heard the final whistle but we knew we had given 100%.

Written by F.L in Year 6

Sport Stars

This half-term Park Road Academy have launched the Sport Stars leaders as part of our commitment to active healthy lifestyles and to giving children the opportunity to lead and officiate sports and PE activities during lunchtimes. The four leaders chosen to lead our Sport Stars were part of a special workshop day where they received training at Old Trafford recently. The leaders are looking forward to delivering sessions and helping run and feedback on sports and PE provision across the school. The leaders are also looking forward to adding recruits to their team in the near future. Good luck Sport Stars!

Intra-School Sport Competition Autumn 1 - Key Stage 1 & 2

 

Over the past few weeks in PE and Sport lessons the children have been learning about strategies and tactics in a competitive environment and how these influence and affect a game, particularly with a focus on hockey. On Thursday the children put their learning into action in small-sided hockey competitions and multi-skills competitions and competed in their house groups. The hockey games saw plenty of action and goals as Year 3 & 4 and Year 5 & 6 battled it out amongst the house groups in short but intense and competitive games. A huge well done to all those children who competed and showed such wonderful commitment for their teams and houses!

Trafford Sport Leadership Academy - Part 1

 

On Tuesday 17th October, four children were chosen to go to Old Trafford Football Stadium to receive special training on sports leadership workshops