Well done to all those girls and boys from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 who got up early on Saturday mornings to complete the courses at Buile Hill Park or Bolton Road playing field. St Philip’s are especially proud of the 16 runners who braved the snow, sleet and freezing conditions at Bolton Road on the 9th December. The season has now ended with our Year 3-4 girls’ team narrowly missing out on coming third. Well done to Isla for achieving silver as a year 4 runner! Congratulations to Joseph (Year 6), he has been selected to represent Salford Schools at the Greater Manchester Championships, at Heaton Park on 3rd February 2018.
Over the last three months these committed pupils from Year 3 to Year 6, have braved all weathers and freezing conditions to compete in the Salford School’s Cross Country Events. All pupils were a credit to the school and their parents, but special recognition goes to Isla for achieving 3rd place overall and receiving a fantastic trophy. Euan and Joseph from KS2 have also been selected to run for Salford in the Greater Manchester Championships. We wish them every success!
Last Thursday our Year 1 children led a beautiful assembly to celebrate the beginning of the Season of Advent. New and expectant mothers from the wider community were invited to join us and light the candle of Hope on our Advent Wreath and each new baby received a small gift as a welcome to the world. We were very proud of their fantastic singing and the clear and confident messages they shared with us about the importance of this special time of preparation. Well done Year 1: a wonderful start to the festive season!