Champion Hockey Children

On Friday 5th of October, XII Apostles had a hockey tournament at Leigh Sports Village with Mr Moore their coach. He was confident that they would win but there were 18 school to halt this achievement.

They started off by warming up and soon they started their matches. The first match was a superb victory with Bradley scoring minutes after the kick-off resulting in a 1-0 victory. After a little break they had their second match. Unfortunately, they lost this second match with the other team winning with a 1-0 lead. The third match was tense until Jac set up the forward twice and winning it for them. Eventually, the time arrived for the final match for the knock out stages. Suspense filled the air and both teams didn’t score all match. Consequently, both sides were shocked.

After they went onto the main pitch to see who went through, XII Apostles got promoted to the semi-finals. 20 minutes later they played Bedford Hall in the semi-finals. It was very one-sided as the main striker scored 5 goals and Jac scored 3 goals. The final whistle blew and X11 Apostles had won with an amazing score of 8–1.

The final was against Bickershaw and all the players were extremely nerve wrecked. The score finished 2-0 and the children ran around celebrating their achievement. Mr Moore could not have been more elated if he had won the world cup.

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Twelve Apostles Football Event

Twelve Apostles Football Event

 

Fortunate times sprang on nine Year 6 pupils from X11 Apostles as they were given the opportunity to participate in an inter-schools football event. The tournament took place at Leigh Sports village where the footballers competed against 39 other schools and these were grouped into pitches holding five or six teams.

The first game involved great possession, but the end score was 0-0. The second game involved many phenomenal saves by the no.1 goalkeeper of XII Apostles. Unfortunately, the score ended at     1 – 0 to the opponents.

In the third game, each team took many fantastic shots and the score ended in 1 – 1. The final game ended up a one sided affair as the score finished 4 – 0 to the opposition. The nine children didn’t make it to the round 18 so instead played three friendlies J.

A good time was shared by all teams and the teams will only improve and get better experience in the future. Behind the scenes, training on a weekly basis will continue…….

 

By Jayden and  Mairead

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What a Wowzer Welcome!!!

 

After a long summer’s break, the students are ready to learn once more! They are very sure that this year is going to be a superb year. There are many exciting topics planned in the curriculum and both pupils and staff will be extremely occupied.

For busy parents, the school has an amazing breakfast club that the children can attend before school. This club is available to all year groups and the children can be dropped off just before 8.00 am. They are provided with a nutricious breakfast and then entertained with various activities such as games, craft work and there is even an exercise regime to finish off with.

There will be a range of after school clubs and these are available to everyone. These are listed below.

Monday

  • Choir 3:15 – 4-15 Miss Hitchen YR 4 5 & 6
  • Cross country 12:15-12:45 Mr Moore KS2
  • Homework Club 12:15-12:45 Mrs Seddon KS2
  • Basketball 3:15-4:15 Mr Moore KS2

Tuesday

  • Infants Sport Club 3:15-4:15 Mr Moore & Mrs Gallagher YR 1 & 2
  • Athletics 12:15-12:45 Mr Moore KS2
  • Library 12:15-12:45 Mrs Peters KS2

Wednesday

  • Knitting club 12:45-13:15 Mrs McKintyre (Grandparent) KS2
  • Liturgy Team 12:30-13pm Mrs Newton YR 5 & 6
  • Non- participants Infant sports 12-12:30 Mr Moore KS1
  • French 3:15-4:15 Miss Ryan YR3 Autumn term
  • Netball 3:15-4:15 Miss Hope & Mr Moore YR 4 5 & 6

Thursday

  • Eco club 3:15-4:15 Mrs Gallagher & Stella YR2
  • Football 3:15-4:15 Mr Moore & Mr Rowland KS2
  • Infant skills 12-12:30 Mr Moore KS1
  • Library 12:15-12:45 Mrs Peters KS2

Friday

  • Homework club 12:15-12:45 Mrs Seddon KS2
  • School Council 12:15-12:45 Mr Rowlands KS1 & 2
  • Juniors Skills practice 12:15-12:45 Mr Moore KS2
  • Rugby (Cricket Seasonal) Inter School competition 3:15-4:15 KS2
  • There are numerous clubs for everyone in school so the children and the teachers will be busy as a bee!                                 -Reported by Joel & Isabelle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oh what a year it has been!

As the school year comes to the end, old news is just beginning. Numerous events have occurred throughout the whole school and they have all been documented down in this article. The feelings of some students are mixed; some are afraid of moving on but others are excited for new changes ahead.

Interviews

Some Year two children were questioned about coming into KS2

Ceira was quoted, “I feel very happy to finally be transitioning to the juniors”

Maisy said, “I have grown in knowledge this year and I feel incredibly intelligent; I feel as though I am prepared for all the hard questions and challenges I will soon face.”

Carrie stated, “I feel important that I’m finally going into KS2 and that I get to experience the wonders that wait ahead.”

The interview consisted of talking back and forth and the children asked the year 6 interviewers the following question:

“Are the teachers strict?”

 

 

During the year, there have been themed weeks, competitions, special events and much more. The autumn term began with an assembly that launched the beginning of the writing theme “The Day The Crayons Quit”. Each class participated from reception through to year 6. Generally, everyone was enthusiastic and excitement swept through school. Certain classes recalled the story through various actions and pictures that enabled them to remember the basics.

Sports And Sportings Events!

At Twelve Apostles, there is a wide range of opportunities to take. Sports is one of them; there are many events and tournaments you can go to and it all starts with joining a club. At Twelve Apostles, we have around 7 sporting clubs you can join. They are: Netball,Rugby,Football,Cricket,Hockey,Basketball and Dodgeball.

Westleigh Netball-Football Tournament

On September 19th,2017, the year 6 football and netball team travelled to Westleigh for a competition. It started at 4 o’ clock and ended at 6:00pm. Feelings were mixed and excitement was in the air. The netball and football teams tried their hardest and victory was soon theirs. They celebrated their victory in school when it was announced that they had won.

Super Spring Victory

On Friday 16th March 2018, the Twelve Apostles’ rugby team faced Gilded Hollins. It was a damp and cold day but Twelve Apostles was determined to win. Twelve Apostles’ efforts to succeed was worth it since we scored 24-0 by half time. Even though half time was over, Twelve Apostle’s rugby player’s determination did not die out fast. By the end of the match, Twelve Apostles won with a shocking 41-12 and everyone was proud of them.

John Woods cup

Friday 25th May was a tragic day for Twelve Apostle’s rugby team. Twelve Apostles faced Leigh CE ; they were excited yet anxious of what would come . During the match, Twelve Apostle’s rugby team showed great skill but, sadly, they did not win in the end. Despite this, Leigh CE’s coach praised our team and everyone was proud of the efforts that were put in.

 

Then, later in that Autumn term, the Year Six children were treated with an afternoon of unusual creatures. The creatures featured, ranged from leopard geckos to tarantulas. Some of the members from that year six class were selected to complete challenges with the animals. Some of the challenges were having a millipede as a moustache and to being kissed by a large lizard called a tenko.

Around Christmas time, every child in the school had breakfast with Santa in the hall and got an early present. Everyone was given a selection of snacks and drinks with their friends. Many of the infants were amazed and excited that it was Santa. Then, the school had organised and hosted the annual Christmas party; there was lots of games to play and prizes to be won.

In Spring term one, the year fours started their sacramental programme. It lasted for a few weeks; they had a meeting every Wednesday. Then, later that term, the “mad” scientist came in and demonstrated to the school some amazing experiments

 

The final term, Summer 2, has been no exception to the whole of the year- busy, busy, busy. For example, there have been several trips including the Year 5 residential, to Tatten Hall, the year six trip to Haigh Hall and Year 4 were fortunate enough to see talented children from across the Wigan Borough performing classical music and retelling the story “Peter and The Wolf”. Reception visited Manchester airport for the afternoon; they even went into the cockpit. Year 2 took part in a… sporting event!

The Year 6 class hosted an enterprise event consisting of finding market research, advertising their products and designing their stalls and logos. This resulted in over a magnificent amount of over… £380. The current class decided to donate beanbags and books to the school along with buying pizzas, hotdogs and ice-cream for their end of year rounders match.

Everyone received their end of year reports and KS1 and KS2 received their national SATs report. Most parents and children alike were proud and celebratory of their results.

This year’s been great, even Mrs. Newton agrees! Here are some of her highlights of the year. She enjoys assemblies, performances and plays as it gathers together all the people of the school. Every other day, in assembly, she quotes, “It lifts my spirits!”

Speaking of children, she prefers spending time with the children as much as she can, over writing out paperwork. She likes sharing picture books with the infants and reading / playing games with the year sixes.

She is proud of all of us, for example; the year sixes and their SATs and the rugby team for getting into the semi-finals.

She enjoyed working with the liturgy team, as they were humorous and fun to work with. She also enjoyed going on trips with the students, for example, the art gallery with Year Five and going to Robin Wood with the Year Sixes.

 

The whole school would like to wish good luck to the Year Sixes and to everyone who will soon move classes.

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The Final game of the season: John Woods Cup Final

On Friday the 25th may, XII Apostles faced Leigh CE at Leigh Miners rugby ground for the second time in as many weeks. This time was the John Woods cup final and was also the final game of the season, which was also the last ever school game for the Year 6s. XII Apostles felt both anxious and excited at the opportunity to gain some revenge from the previous week’s disappointment in the Kirkhall cup final against the same opposition. This was a chance to prove themselves.

The game kicked off at around 4 o’clock and the pitch was very slippy due to the rain, which made it very difficult for both teams to keep hold of the ball. Despite these conditions, both teams showcased their tremendous talents. Leigh CE opened the scoring in the corner with a very well worked try. However, within a few minutes XII Apostles managed to score a try in the corner of their own with Evan getting over the line making the score 6-4 to Leigh CE. After about 10 minutes of superb rugby both teams Leigh CE scored another. Although this try was swiftly cancelled out by a fantastic passing try from XII Apostles and Bradley, showing excellent technical rugby skills. The half time whistle went leaving both teams tied at 10-10.

The second half commenced. It was very obvious both teams were determined to go home champions. As a result of more end to end, high octane rugby the scoreline did not stay the same for very long and Leigh CE used their size and strength to notch another two tries onto the scoresheet. XII Apostles on the other hand did not look like giving up and would not allow Leigh CE to dominate. XII Apostles continued to show their classy style of Rugby creating more chances. With five minutes left to play they got a break and closed the gap with a try from Jake. The score was 14 – 22 with only minutes to play and XII Apostles looking like they could score again. Unfortunately, Leigh CE managed to survive XII Apostles attacks and in the last play of the game they sealed their victory.

The final whistle blew and the game finished 14-28 to Leigh CE. XII Apostles finished as valiant runners-up, with the opposition coach praising their style of rugby. The man of the match was awarded to Jake for his creative play throughout the match, although the whole team played superbly well as they have done throughout the season.

Written by Hudson and Jake.

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X11 Apostles vs St Josephs: Match Report

On Thursday the 10th of May, at four o clock. X11 apostles battled against St Josephs in the combined semi-final of the Kirkhall and John Woods cup. It was a very exciting and nerve wracking match because X11 Apostles had already lost against St Josephs at the beginning of the season and a lot was riding on the result of this game.

To start the match X11 Apostles kicked off to the away team. Then, the Twelvies pushed the away team back to their own try line and showed the visitors how good they are. After a short time, X11 Apostles opened the scoring with Evan H providing the 4 points. Ben then getting the two points. St. Josephs seemed to be getting back into the game but X11s proved to be too strong. The home side inflicted more damage to the opposition with two more quality tries from Evan and Bradley. Then the half time whistle blew and it was time for a breather.

With the Twelvies’ confidence high the second half commenced. Even though the game plan was working, the home team were still aware of what St Josephs are capable of doing, so they knew that they had to keep the intensity and pressure on. The Twelves seemed to be doing this as they replied to a lengthy spell of St Josephs’ possession with another Evan H try making it 24-0. With the final whistle approaching and the finals in their sight, X11 Apostles confirmed their place at Leigh Miners with Evan H’s 3rd and X11 Apostles final try of the evening.

The game finished 30-0 making it X11 Apostles’ biggest and most impressive win of the season. The whole team were in mass joy as they realised they had just secured a place in both the Kirkhall cup and the John woods cup finals. The coaches couldn’t decide on one man of the match so they gave it to the whole team as it was a sensational joint effort.

Written by Reece and Evan H.

 

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TWELVIES BACK TO WINNING WAYS

Last week’s disappointment was soon rectified as XII Apostles rugby team easily beat Gilded Hollins. It was a cold, damp pitch on Friday 16th of March 2018 at XII Apostles on Nel Pan Lane but both teams were not bothered by the conditions.

The match kicked off at around 4 o clock. Remarkably, after the first set of 6, the home side made a tremendous break from Bradley and scored. Gilded Hollins fumbled at the restart and XII Apostles soon increased the score. Further tries were scored and they converted most kicks. Half time finished – it ended up at 24-0 to the home team.

The ref blew the whistle for the second half. The home team continued their dominant play and it was clear one team was more awake than the other team because Gilded Hollins continued to concede and make errors as Evan and Jude added to the home sides advantage. However, the visitors did get on the score sheet after many interchanges from both sides, Gilded Hollins scored twice themselves.

After a brilliant match the score line ended up 42-12 to the home side. Man of the match was awarded to Thomas and a special mention to Evan H for getting a hat-trick.

Written by Leon and Evan

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X11 Apostles First Spring Defeat

On Friday 9th of March, X11 Apostles had their first rugby match after the winter break. Throughout the school, everyone who was about to play were feeling rather giddy. The school bell could not ring soon enough as kick off would be around 4 o’clock. The opposition, Leigh C of E, arrived promptly at X11 Apostles and got changed into their rugby kits. Both teams were very eager and prepared for the kick off.

Leigh C of E scored first after some very strong runs and broke X11 Apostles defensive line. Then after another dominant spell, they doubled their lead with another try and conversion. X11 Apostles then made it 12-4 as Jude showed great creativity and bravery to scoot from close range and scored a spectacular try. Bradley then added the extra 2 points with his conversion. Moments later half time came. Both teams had a well- deserved rest. X11 Apostles had certainly not given up!

The second half was filled with tough tackles and both teams continued to run hard. However, Leigh C of E scored their 3rd try shortly after the break. This score was closely followed by a well-worked team try from X11 Apostles which disappointingly was ruled out after a forward pass was spotted by the referee. In the dying minutes of the game, Leigh C of E sealed their victory with a 4th try. The coach from X11 Apostles awarded the man of the match to Evan for great determination and teamwork.

Written by Thomas and Ethan.

 

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The Day The Twelves Lost

Twelve Apostles travelled to Bedford High on Thursday 1st February 2018 to play football against their rivals Newton West Park. Twelve Apostles were hoping for a win after they beat Sacred Heart, a very talented team, in their previous match. With their spirits high they were ready to take on Newton West Park.

At approximately 4pm the referee blew his whistle and the game begun. Newton West Park started the game strong and had most of the possession. They utilised this possession with well worked back to back goals. Twelve Apostles soon realised they had a mountain to climb. However, Evan finally scored a simple tap in making the score 2-1. For the rest of the half Twelve Apostles struggled to get the ball off Newton West Park as they had more possession and added another two goals to their lead. Half time came and both teams deserved a rest. The score at half time was 4-1 to the team in Yellow and blue.

During half time the Twelve Apostles coaches advised the players to put more pressure on the rival team and attack more, with more shots. Feelings started to change and more players started to display anger, however the referee didn’t need to take any action. Twelve Apostles had a better half and created a lot of more chances but just couldn’t execute these. On the other hand, Newton West Park seemed to have found their shooting boots and scored an additional three goals making the score 7-1. At the end of the game Jayden was awarded man of the match for his second half performance in defence.

After the final whistle Twelve Apostles were disappointed with the score but were quickly reminded of their previous successes. Hard work, endurance and perseverance in training would only be to the advantage of the team. Keep reading for further updates of Twelve Apostles’ progress.

Written by Jayden and Leo.

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Super Soccer Stars beat Sacred Heart

Super Soccer Stars beat Sacred Heart

X11 Apostles went to Bedford to play against Sacred Heart on Friday 26th January 2018. Twelve Apostles went into the game anxious as they were looking for their first victory of the season which they knew would be tough because Sacred Heart are a very talented team.

Before the first half started the mangers of both teams gave their team talks. At around 4 O’clock the game was under way. Within the early minutes Evan made it 1-0 to X11 Apostles. Every player displayed concentration to achieve accurate passes. Shortly after a long spell of possession, the reds knocked the ball into the box and Bradley scored a tap in. After a dominating display and intense focus twelve apostles scored a third with Leo. Unbelievably, twelve apostles managed to score a fourth with Leo bagging his second goal. At the end of the first it was 4-0.

During half time both teams made substitutions. Soon after the kick off, Sacred Heart scored their first goal to make 4-1. This was a reminder to Twelve Apostles that the game was not sealed and Sacred Heart were fired up. After brilliant play from Sacred Heart, they scored another 2 goals which bought the score to 4-3. XII apostles were desperate not to let their lead slip and battled fiercely. Evan then scored another goal to ease their nerves. However, this 2 goal lead was quickly chopped to one as sacred Heart scored another making the last few minutes very tense. The final whistle blew and the reds were ecstatic.

Twelve Apostles had won the tight game marginally 5-4 and took all three points with their first win. After a solid performance at the back Jac was awarded man of the match.

Written by Jac and Darragh.football

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