Sports at St Francis

Sally Scott – GB Pole Vaulter – Sports for Schools

On Monday 4th March, Sally came into school all morning and spent 25 minutes with each year group leading circuit training. This enabled the children to gain sponsorship for raising money to support GB athletes and inspire the next generation along with raising money for playground equipment for our School.  There were a few notably good pole vaulters amongst our pupils!  Maybe a face for the future!

Sally also led an Assembly to inspire the children to persevere and follow any sporting aspirations they may have.

Girls Year 3 and 4 Football team

On Wednesday this team played in a tournament at the UEA.   Mr Lightfoot would like to say how impressed he was with this group of players. From the beginning to the end of the tournament, they were all happy and helped each other to develop their footballing talents. Their sense of school identity was amazing and every single player joined in the team huddle at the beginning and end of the matches.  Everyone shared responsibility and took turns from the first whistle to the end of the tournament.   They won matches with dignity and lost others with good-grace. The high standards the players set for themselves certainly paid off and other squads, quite rightly, said they were one of the best school teams in Norwich.  From Mr Lightfoot’s coaching perspective, they were very nearly the perfect team that he could wish for and he wishes he could bottle what they displayed and use it on all other football players.  Their resilience and a true team ethos shone through in spades….

Well done to Freya, Kornelia ,Rosavell, Martha, Kate, Alaena, Sophia and Georgie.

Rugby Tournament

Last week, on a cold November day, a year 5/6 tag rugby squad played in a tournament against a number of other schools.  One team finished third and the other team won the plate competition. Superb sportsmanship was exhibited by all.  To have a look at the photos or reports please go to

Easton Gymnastic Festival

On Wednesday some year 1 and 2 children represented  the school at the Gymnastic festival held at Easton Gymnastic Centre. They were wonderful and hopefully really enjoyed the afternoon.

Norwich Area Cross Country Squad – November 2018

Here are some of the 46 boys and girls who represented the school at Wednesday’s Norwich Area Cross country event. 6 progressed to the county finals. A special mention to the year two squad who gained 6 out of the top 10 finishing positions in their race. Well done one and all.

4M Dance Show

On the 23rd of May, 4M took part in the Open Dance Show ‘Top of the Pops’. They performed a routine to S-Club’s ‘Don’t Stop Moving’ and were totally brilliant! Here they are rehearsing some snazzy moves.

Norwich School Sports Partnership Athletic Competition in June

Children from Years 3 to 6 attended this event. As always they were a credit to our school and their families.   Watch out for who makes the final in a few weeks.

Cricket May 2018

Well done to 3 squads who played against lots of other schools this month. The squads came 1st, 6th and 7th with obviously the winning team going forward to the final next month. Everyone played their best and were great sportsman.

On Your Bikes April 2018

Reception in the hall learning balance ability and Year 5s in the playground on the road during their two day course Pedal Power.