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Sainsbury's School Games

The Sainsbury's School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Mark.


We are proud to have been awarded the Sainsbury's School Games GOLD Mark again this year! This is the sixth year in a row.


This award reflects many things to do with our PE provision in school, including:

  • The quantity of high-quality PE lessons our children receive each week;
  • The amount of children participating in extra-curricular sporting activity each week;
  • The support we provide for our talented young sports people and less active children;
  • The number of competitive events we take part in each year.


Not only is receiving the Gold award a true reflection of the quality and opportunities Kirkbride provides for all children, but also a credit to the children for their engagement, talent and improvement across sports in school! Well done to everyone!



Tag Rugby Competition - Year 3 and 4 (Elm Class) Wigton Rugby Club - Thursday 28th April 2022  

Year 3 and 4 took part in the Tag Rugby inter school competition on Thursday 28th April at Wigton Rugby Club.  Team A came joint third and team B came 7th.  The attitudes, behaviours and sportsmanship were fantastic.  Well done everyone; we are very proud of you all.


Wheelchair Basketball - Whole School - 31st March 2022

We were very pleased to welcome Nat back for another day of Wheelchair Basketball. As well as learning about diversity, disability and equality, all the classes in the school had a game, and everyone had a great day. The children's attitudes, sportsmanship and respect were fabulous. 

County Gymnastics Finals - Key Steps 1,2 and 3 - Penrith Leisure Centre - 28th March 2022 

Well done to our gymnasts who represented our school in the County finals. All three teams looked and presented themselves like professionals. Their attitudes, behaviours and sportsmanship was outstanding and we were very proud to see them enjoying themselves and taking pride in their abilities. 

Tennis Competition - ( Elm Class) Year 3 and 4 - Nelson Thomlinson School- 17th March 2022 

Four children from Year 3 and 4 competed in a tennis competition in March.  They were coached by Rob Jefferson from Chris Wright Sports partnership. They were excellent team players and showed good technique. Well done team Kirkbride.  



Bikeability Training - Years 4 (Level 1) and Years 5 and 6 (level 1and 2) -7th-10th March 2022 

Year 5 and 6 took part in the training with Cyclewise for four days to gain experience in riding a cycle safely on the roads.  All the children in the class passed there training and received their badges and certificates. Well done Year 5 and 6.

Also, Year 4 had training for 1 day to be shown how to ride a cycle safely, and were also successful!       

Gymnastics Key Steps Competition - Workington Leisure Centre, - 22nd February 2022 


We had a large team of children compete in the Gymnastics competition in February,  All Key Steps 1, 2 and 3 teams. competed professionally and it was shown to all how they had worked hard at their routine.  The school was delighted when the results came in as all Key Step Teams got through to the County Finals in March. Congratulations to all competed. A great achievement.   

Quick Sticks Competition -  Wigton Ruby Club - Elm Class  (Year 3 and 4) - 10th February 2022  

Four children from our Year 3 and 4 class, and 2 children from our Year 2 class took part in the Kwik Sticks competition at Wigton Rugby Club in February,  There were seven teams that competed in this competition and we came a fantastic second place.  They had brilliant teamwork, sportsmanship and skill.  Well done to all who competed.




Sports Hall Athletics Competition - Nelson Thomlinson School - Oak Class (Year 5 and 6) - 25th November 2021


Two teams (12 children) travelled to Nelson Thomlinson School on 25th November to compete in the Sports Hall Athletics. This competition needs lots of stamina and skill as there are various athletic tasks to compete in .  The children from Oak Class did really well as they came 1st in the small schools section and 2nd overall in the competition.  Well done all. See more photographs on the 'Class Pages' (Oak) on this website. 

Swimming Coaching (Wigton Pool) - Oak Class (Year 5 and 6) from 15th September to 24th November


Oak class enjoyed mastering their swimming skills every Wednesday from 1.15-2.15pm from 15th September to 24th November.  They all improved in their swimming strength, stamina and developed new techniques.   

GLL Coaching - Oak Class (Year 5 and 6 ) - Friday PM


Oak Class have worked with Michael Barnes, from GLL every Friday from 1-3pm. They have worked on a variety of sports over the term to compliment the sports competitions they have entered.  These have included netball and indoor athletics. The coaching paid off as they came 1st in the small schools section in High Fives (netball) and 2nd overall in the competition.  In the Sports Hall Athletics they came 1st in small schools section and 2nd overall.  Well done Oak Class, You're all superstars!


Theatrical Dance and Singing  Coaching - Years Nursery, Reception and Years 1 and 2 - 4th November - 16th November 2021

Razzamataz Theatre School 


Razzamataz are coming into school every Thursday for 6 weeks to coach our children some dance and theatrical techniques.  The children are enjoying these sessions and having fun too !  We hope we might have some 'STARS'  by the end of the coaching!   

Netball (High Fives) Year 5 and 6 Competition 14th October 2021 

Nelson Thomlinson School


Two Year 5 and 6 teams of boys and girls took part in the annual Netball High Five Competition at Nelson Thomlinson School.  The teams performed brilliantly and we won the small schools competition and came second overall with small and large schools in the Cluster.  Well done to both teams who represented the school.    

Multi Skills Festival  - Year 1 and 2 - 23rd September 2021

Nelson Thomlinson school 


Ash class had a wonderful day at Nelson Thomlinson School participating in the KS1 Multi Skills Festival. They were able to practice lots of skills like running, jumping, throwing, bat and ball skills, their sportsmanship and teamwork were brilliant too!  Well done to all the children who cmpleted you were fantastic.  

                                           SPORTS EVENTS/COACHING



Sporting events were restricted due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, but the children did manage to do some activities and coaching

June 2021

The Year 5 /6 Football Team competed in a the North Cumbria 7-aside Football Tournament at Harraby, Carlisle.  They reached the quarter finals!  Well done Team Kirkbride.

September 2020

Due to COVID-19 the children cannot take part in any competitive sports out of school, however the children (within their class bubbles) are receiving quality PE  lessons from experienced coaches.  The children are thoroughly enjoying these lessons and learning new skills in a range of sports.

Kwik Cricket Coaching - Monday's (Year 1 and 2)   September (6 weeks)

The children in Year 1 and 2 enjoyed the coaching skills of Kwik Cricket from coach Chris Hodgson.  This coaching is over 6 weeks and the improvement of the children's skills in this sport after the 6 weeks was really noticeable.  

CUFC Coaching - Tuesday's (Year 1 and 2)  November - December 2020 

The new sporting skill taught this second Autumn half term from CUFC is  'Throwing and Catching'.  The children have lots of fun with these sessions and  learn lots of new skills of throwing and catching.   


CUFC Coaching - Tuesday's (Year 1 and 2)  September - October 2020 

Each half term the children are taught a different sporting skills. This Autumn half term they are been taught 'Tagging and Movement'. The children thoroughly enjoy these sessions as you can see from the photographs below. 

Ellite Professional Football Coaching - Wednesday's (Year 3 and 4)  September - December 2020 

Elm Class have been learning a range of multi-skill activities linked to football to increase their fitness, stamina and agility.

Tag Rugby Training (GLL Coaching) Friday's Year 5 and 6 September-October 2020

The children from Year 5 and 6 receive coaching from GLL coaching .  They are getting taught the basic skills of how to play Tag Rugby and having fun during the sessions as illustrated below. 


All Sports activities were cancelled in March 2020 until July 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore the Sainsbury’s School Awards have been paused for 2019/20 academic year.  We are currently working towards the Platinum Award and are hoping to achieve this in the coming year.         


Tag Rugby Festival Year 5 and 6

Wigton Rugby Club - February


All of the Year 5 and 6 children took part in a Tag Rugby Festival on Thursday 13th February at Wigton Rugby Club.


The teams finished 1st, 4th and 6th in the Festival which was fantastic! It was lovely to see all the children enjoying sport, showing courage, determination and team spirit.  Well done Team Year 5 and 6, you were all amazing !!   

Football Tournament Year 5 and 6 Boys

Sands Centre, Carlisle - February 


Our boys competed at the Sands centre on Saturday 8th February.  In the group stages they played 5 matches, scoring 18 goals and only conceding 4! They worked tirelessly from the first kick to the last. Playing together as a team, with an outstanding attitude, clean, fair play and a display of true team spirit.  They reached the semi-finals but unfortunately that's where their competition ended at a 4-1 defeat.  We are so proud of all they achieved at the competition.  Huge thank you to all the families that came and supported on the day it was much appreciated. 


Quicksticks (Level 2) Competition Years 3 and 4 

Wigton Rugby Club - February 


A small team (6 children) from Years 3 and 4 took part in the Level 2 Quicksticks competition on Thursday 6th February.  This competition was a first for many of our children.  The played really well and were against some very experienced teams. Yet again the team work was inspirational and lovely to see.  Overall they came 5th in the competition.  Well done Year 3 and 4 Team !!   

Gymnastics Key Steps 3 Competition

Thomlinson Junior School, Wigton - February


Four children from Years 5 and 6 competed in the Key Steps 3 Gymnastics Competition at Thomlinson Junior School on Monday 3rd February 2020.


All of the children performed their gymnastic routines to a very high standard and were a pleasure to watch.


We came third in the competition but the scores were close.  Well done Team Kirkbride.  

Indoor Athletics Allerdale Finals Competition Level 2- Year 5 and 6

Lakes Leisure Centre - Workington - January


Our Athletics team competed in the Allerdale Level 2 Finals at the Lakes Leisure centre in Workington on 14th January 2020.  It was a brilliant experience for our children and such an achievement for our small school.  As always they were a pleasure to take out of school, showing passion, self belief and determination.  With only two schools going forward to the next stage, we were pipped at the post as we came third!  Well done to all the children that competed.

Indoor Athletics Competition Level 1- Year 5 and 6

Nelson Thomlinson School, Wigton - November 


A team of 12 children from Year 5 and 6 children competed in a Level 1 Indoor Athletics Competition on Thursday 21st November 2019, ending with them being crowned the  Champions of the competition so therefore the team are through to the Level 2 round of the competition  which is in January next year. WELL DONE ALL !!!


It was a fantastic showcase of athletics including all track and field events.  Amazing effort and team spirit from all the children, as always.  Well done to all.  We are very proud. 

Gymnastics Key Steps 1 and 2 Competition

Thomlinson Junior School, Wigton  - November 


12 Children competed in the Key Steps 1 and 2 Competition at Thomlinson Junior School at Wigton on Wednesday 13th November. 


Both teams performed like true professionals, it was an honour to watch the children perform so competently and with elegance. It was shown they had trained well before this competition and enjoyed competing in their teams.


It was announced the following day that 'both' teams (Key Steps 1 and Keys Steps 2) had won their groups and are representing Allerdale in March at the County Competition. A very proud moment for the school!! Well done. 

Cross Country KS2 Competition - Wigton Infants School - November  


2 Teams (20 Children) competed in a Cross Country Competition at Wigton Infants School on Thursday 7th November 2019.  


The 20 children ran their socks off at the Cross Country Competition. Team B came 3rd in the small schools and Team A won the Large and Small schools, so were overall champions!!!  Our children put on an amazing display, they timed their running just right and they gave it their absolute all.  It was lovely for adult helpers to comment on children's support for their own team and sportmanship towards others.  We are so proud of you.    

High Fives Netball - Year 5 and 6 - Nelson Thomlinson School - October 


1 Team (7 Children) took part in a High Five Netball competition on Thursday 10th October at Nelson Thomlinson School. The team consisted of girls and boys with 2 boys on the court at all times.  They came a fabulous 2nd place winning each game they played apart from 1.  Their defending, goal scoring and team work was phenomenal. We are so proud of you!


Tag Rugby Year 3 and 4 Festival - Wigton Rugby Club - October 


Elm class took two teams (20 Children) to the Tag Rugby Festival on Thursday 3rd October 2019 which included all the class.


Each child got to take part in the festival and experience playing competitive matches.  Meeting new children as well as ones from various groups they attend. A participating school commented 'Its great to see your fielding on all girls teams'.  It was important that everyone was able to experience this event. A great afternoon for the children.   




Multi Skills Year 1 and 2 Festival - Wigton Infants School - September


All of Year 1 and 2 took part in a Multi Skills Festival at Wigton Infants School on Thursday 19th September.  They played as 2 teams.  The teams then went round a course of different sporting activities where they showed and learned new skills, the team spirit was inspirational. Well done Year 1 and 2 children. 





2018/2019 Sporting Events and Information  

Rounders Competition - Fellview School, Caldbeck 

All of Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in the annual rounders competition at Fellview Primary school at Caldbeck on Thursday 20th May. We had two teams that competed in the competition and both played well. The team work as usual was amazing in each team.  The 'B Team' were our stars for as they won the competition.

County Gymnastic Competition (Level 3) - Key Steps 2 - Penrith Leisure Centre 


Our Key Steps 2 team got through to the County Finals on Thursday 28th March.  This was a first for Kirkbride Primary School so everyone was proud of the children. The children arrived all smiles and received their free bags and each child were given an Allerdale T shirt to wear.  Sammy the coach took the team into compete and was very proud to see how well the children did in their routines, After the competition there was a Gymnastic display from Cumbrian children that had reached a very high standard within the Country, The results were then announced, we came 7th. The children thoroughly enjoyed their day and were very well behaved and great ambassadors for the school.  The children and staff would like to thank Sammy for her time coaching the children and the parents and relatives who took their time to come and support the team.  Well done Team Kirkbride. 

Short Tennis Competition (level 1) - Year 3 and 4 - Nelson Thomlinson Secondary School 


Eight children (Two teams) took part in the Short Tennis Competition on Thursday 21st March 2019.  This competiton is a favourite of the schools as we have been in the County finals a couple of times. The children play indivually in this competiton and it was great to see their team members support them when they played.  One of our teams came second in a group so were nearly there!!   Another great morning for the children involved.

Quick Sticks Competiton (Level 2) - Years 3 and 4 - Wigton Rugby Club


A team of six players took part in the Quick Sticks competition on Thursday 7th February 2019.  This competiton was a Level 2 competition so the level of play is very high.  Many of schools from the Allerdale region competed in this too.  Our team played well and were praised for their team work.  We did not get through to the County Finals but it was a great experience for the children involved, 



Boys Football Competiton - Years 5 and 6 - Sands Centre , Carlisle 


Six boys took part in the 5 A'side football competition at the Sands Centre on Saturday 19th January.  The boys played really well and were nearly through to the Semi Finals, unfortunately due to goal difference we did not make the final!!


Comments were made:  "The boys playing well and supported each other as a team"

We would also like to thank Mr Nicholson for helping and encouraging the boys at this tournament.  We really appreciated his time.  Well done Team 'Kirkbride' !!

Sportshall Athletics (Level1 ) - Year 5 and 6 - Thomlinson Secondary Sportshall, Wigton 


A team of 6 girls and 6 boys went to the Sportshall Athletics on Thursday 22nd November 2018.  Each member of the team had an individual athletic task to complete then some members did a track event.  The team displayed some great techniques and supported each other when they were competing.  It was a pleasure to watch.  Well done Team Kirkbride. 

Keysteps Gymnastics Competition (Level 2) - Netherhall Secondary School, Maryport


Three teams went from the school (18 children in total) to the Keysteps Gymnastics Competition at Netherhall on Friday 16th November 2018.  They all looked amazing in their gymnastic wear.  All the children were fantastic in all areas.  They all competed like real professionals.  We were also very lucky, lots of parents came and supported the teams.

The results came through a week later:


Keysteps 1 - Second in their group


Keysteps 2 - First in their group - through to the County Finals to represent Allerdale in March 2019.  (A first for Kirkbride Primary)


Keysteps 3 - Second in their group


The school are thrilled with all the results.  Well done team Gymnasts!  

Cross Country (Level 1) KS2 Children - Wigton Infants School 


Ten children from KS2 competed in the Cross-Country event at Wigton Infants School on Thursday 8th November 2018.  They had trained hard for this event and it paid off on the day, Our school was positioned third overall and first in the small schools category.  Well done to all the children who competed in this event.

Tag Rugby Festival (Level1) Year 5 and 6  - Wigton Rugby Club 


The whole class took part in a Tag Rugby Festival at Wigton Rugby Club on Thursday 11th October 2018.  The full class made up of three teams played well and enjoyed the event. The children had coaching from Mr Thompson before the Festival and it was shown through their playing how well they had progressed in Tag Rugby. Well done Year 5 and 6 !    

Tag Rugby Festival (Level 1) Year 3 and 4  - Wigton Rugby Club


The children of Year 3 and 4 competed in a Tag Rugby Festival on 27th September 2018 at Wigton Rugby Club.  They all had a fun afternoon and enjoyed playing against other schools.  This was a new experience for our Year 3 children as they had not competed in a Tag Rugby Festival before. The comments from them were:  'How to to be a good Sportsperson', 'It was nice to play with other people', It was fun tagging people'.  

Multi Skills Festival Year 1 and 2 - Nelson Thomlinson School


All the children took part in the Multi Skills Festival at Nelson Thomlinson School on 20th September 2018. All of the children thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon and they learnt some new skils and how to work as a team.

Football Competition (Level 1) - Year 5 and 6 - Nelson Thomlinson School


All of the children from Year 5 and 6 competed in the football competition on 13th September 2018 at Nelson Thomlinson School.  In total there was 3 teams from the school.   All teams played well.  Please see some of the comments from the children about the event.  'Amazing',  'Great Teamwork',  'Enjoyed the event', 'Learnt new skills'.


A warm welcome to Kirkbride Primary School, a happy, caring, small rural school near Wigton, Cumbria.