At St. Werburgh's C.E. (A) Primary School, we are immensley proud of all of the children and provide lots of opportunities for them to shine within and beyond the classroom and the curriculum. The staff team offer children the chance to develop their confidence and variety of skills through a large number of experiences.
In 2017-18, our warm and friendly small rural school provided children with a whopping 46 opportunities to represent their school at sports and dance! In addition to many sporting fixtures, we host an annual dance festival and also lead a dance show involving more than 120 performers from nine schools aged 4-18!
Last year, we also had two choirs, participated in several music festivals and introduced in-school peripatetic music lessons so children can enjoy learning to play a musical instrument. Due to our committment to Music across and beyond the curriculum, we were honoured to be awarded with the North West Midlands Music Hub Bronze Award - the first time we have received this accolade!
The huge dedication of the staff team means that so many of these opportunities are presented to children outside of school hours and we are proud to provide such a notably high number.
Cheadle And District School Sports Association (CADSSA)
CADSSA is an organisation of 14 primary schools who provide opportunities for children to meet and participate in competitive sport.
In 2018-19 a programme of ten different sports (athletics, cricket, cross-country, football, gymnastics, netball, rounders, swimming, tag rugby and tennis) is provided, to offer children the chance to represent their school, develop their skills in competition and also to make friends!
The opportunities for dancers at St. Werburgh's C.E. (A) Primary School are great.
The school enter festivals and competitions, host a workshop and festival, and even lead a dance show across a group of twelve schools.
We are so proud of all of our dancers, some of whom have only ever danced within school and some who are a little more experienced. The enthusiasm and passion for dance is the key for all.
In addition to great experiences in shows at local theatres and schools, we are also proud that over the last few years, St. Werburgh's C.E. (A) Primary School has once finished in third place and on three occasions won the National Schools Dance Championshps!
In 2018, the dancers from St. Werburgh's C.E. (A) Primary School were also voted by a cluster of schools to be the 'Team of the Year'!
As part of a school sport cluster, St. Werburgh's C.E. (A) Primary School offer a programme of sporting opportunities for children to play against (and with) pupils from local schools with whom they will go to High School.
These events are designed to give children chances to represent their school, learn new skills and also to make friends ahead of transition to High School. The programme offers a diverse range of sports to allow children a taster of something a little different.
Events have included: archery, tri-golf, dodgeball, netball, multi-skills, speed-stacking, cricket, football, tag rugby, athletics and also some disciplines from Paralympic Sports. At the time of major international sporting events, each school will also adopt the nationality of another country and play on their behalf to raise awareness of and appreciation for our global society!
Led by The Cheadle Academy, our Cluster Sports events involve children from Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6!
In the summer term, we come together to celebrate the successes of the year with a very special 'Sports Awards Evening' which is almost as big as the BBC Sports Personality of the Year...almost!
Led by Mrs Sales, the Choir Leader from St. Werburgh's Church, we are proud to offer the children the chance to develop their love for (and skills of) singing.
Regular reheasals take place in school and children in the choir even have the opportunities to perform alongside the church's adult choir in concerts to celebrate special occasions.
As part of The Moorlands Primary Federation (TMPF), children get the chance to build friendships, develop skills and enjoy wonderful experiences with pupils in their sister schools.
Each year, we celebrate sport through a programme of activities aimed at every year group. Events take place in each school and we even provide 'virtual events' too!
The School Games is a national programme of opportunities for children to come together and play sports.
St. Werburgh's C.E. (A) Primary School participate in several events across the school year and children get to participate against schools from beyond their local area and sometimes on a county-wide level too.
Through our committment to school sport and PE, St. Werburgh's C.E. (A) Primary School has been awarded the School Games National Gold Award.