Pupil Sports Blog - Event Reports

HOCKEY TOURNAMENT 25/10/17 – by Oliver Dickinson (Sports Captain)

   Team A                           Team B

Oliver Dickinson                           Casey-Jo Catlow

Harrison Jeal                               Ethan Gregory

James Kemp                                 Benjamin Haken

Ruby Sadler                                 Georgia Hayes

Holly Thompson                           Madeline Newsham

Katie Whittaker                          Jacob Thompson

The hockey tournament was held at Accrington Academy outside on the 3G pitch. Lots of schools attended and were split into 4 groups , 2 groups for the Hyndburn area and 2 for Ribble Valley area. Mount Pleasant A was in the Hyndburn 1st group and team B were put in the 2nd group.

Both teams played extremely well, team A won all their group games and topped their group. Team B won 3 and lost only 1 so it went to a nail-biting decision of goal difference to see whether they got through to the semi-final to meet team A. They had +5 goal difference, unfortunately St Nicholas had +16 and went on to meet team A. After a close match which resulted in a win for team A it was on to the final against St Mary's Langho A who had knocked out St Mary's Langho B in their semi-final.

The final was a very tough match as expected and a great effort was put in by all, unfortunately in the end it turned out to be a 4-2 defeat. After the final it was annouced that both finalists had luckily been selected to represent their areas [Hyndburn and Ribble Valley] in Blackpool in 2018!

Cross Country report: Maddie Newsham (Sports Captain) – October 2017

 Pupils from year 5 and 6 took part in a schools cross country event on Thursday 5th October at Wilson’s playing fields, Clayton-le-Moors.  The conditions were extremely muddy which made it very difficult for the team of 12.  Nevertheless the pupils were excited to represent Mount Pleasant and do the best they could.  This was the first cross country race for all the pupils and we all felt very nervous before it started.  We practised our running on the muddy field before it started and this helped to settle our nerves.  The races were really tough and there was approximately 110 other pupils running in each race.  We all did our best and finished the race feeling really tired.  Ashton Heywood was the pick of the bunch, finishing in 8th place in the boys race while Lucy Dean headed up the girls team with a place of 31st. At one point 2 pupils lost their shoes in the thick mud. We all finished with a smile on our faces which means everybody enjoyed it. Unfortunately our school didn’t come 1st , 2nd or 3rd but a couple of days later Mrs Whittaker gave us a certificate and said well done . I think Mrs Atkin is very proud of us .

Basketball Tournament; Maddie Newsham [sports captain] 13th November 2017.


On Monday 13th November 2 teams had been chosen to represent Mount Pleasant at Accrington Academy. Both teams played 4 games against lots of other primary schools in Hyndburn.  Most of us had not played basketball before so it was quite hard, but we quickly got the hang of it after a couple of matches.  Team A was:


Declan Henney

Harriet Southworth

Maddie  Newsham

Thomas Benson

Leah Whelan


Team B Was:

Benjamin Haken


Charlie Newsham

Evie Mclaughlin

Jack Austin


Teams A coach was Mrs Holden and Team B coach was Mrs Atkin.

This was the first Basketball tournament that Mount Pleasant have been part of and all the pupils did really well.


On the 6th/7th February 2017, all the pupils at Mount Pleasant Primary School participated in an inter-planet New Age Kurling Tournament.

This is a sport that requires participants to deliver stones from one end of a court to a target at the other end of the court. The competition is to get the stones as close to the centre of the target in order to get the highest score.

The target contained different marks. The outer ring had the lowest number of points and as you got closer to the middle they got higher.

It can get quite competitive as opponents can knock your stones off resulting in scorning no points at all.

The final positions were as follows:

1st – Earth

2nd- Jupiter

3rd- Neptune

4th- Saturn

Everybody really enjoyed playing and some people wanted it as an afterschool club.

Harvey  - Sports Captain



On 23rd November, Mount Pleasant primary school attended Hyndburn sports centre athletics event.

Seven pupils from year 5 and 5 pupils from year 6 were entered in the relay race, 2 by 1 race, 2 by 2 race, vertical jump, speed boost, javelin and five strides field events. Harvey Dillon won his heat in the javelin and vertical jump. Ben Hall won the speed bounce scoring an excellent score of 55 in 20 seconds and Amy Taylor won the speed bounce for the girls. Everyone put in a brilliant performance.

Unfortunately, we didn’t qualify for the championship final but the team put 100% effort in and really enjoyed the event.

Harvey Dillon – Sports Captain



Year 3/4 Indoor Athletics event – November 2016

 At the start of the event Amelia , Maddison, Millie and Grace took place in the girl’s obstacle relay the girls were amazingly fast and quick ran their way into 2nd place. After that it was time for the boys to race; the boys had a fab team that included : Mackenzie, Dawson, Ethan and Oscar, they were also very fast and they jumped the hurdles like a piece of cake.  Proudly they got to 4th place and it was well deserved. Both the girls and the boys team showed great enthusiasm and did well.

In the relays everybody tried their best and showed excellent team work skills, Amelia Oats and Grace achieved 1st place well done girls, we are all proud of you!!  There was also a lot of 2nd places which Is a great score and again a score to be proud of.

I couldn’t clearly see the javelin but I could tell they were doing amazingly. They threw the javelin stick like it was a feather.

Everybody tried very hard and fair but sadly we didn’t get 1st place in this event but at least they tried their best and most importantly had fun and worked together as a team. They all proudly represented our school with excellent enthusiasm support and motivation to do well. 

By: Sports Captain Halle