Rawmarsh Community School holds Curling Event

Rawmarsh Community School holds Curling Event

On Wednesday 17th May, four of Rawmarsh Community School feeder primary schools attended a transitional Curling event run by Mr Inglis and the RCS Sports Leaders.

 The event saw 28 Y6s, soon to be Y7s, come down and take part in five activities (four of which were curling based with the other being a tour of the school). The event aimed to help aid transition for the new RCS students, through allowing them to familiarise themselves with the school and its current students.

 All activities were run by the Sports Leaders with one of them saying “I’ve really enjoyed the teaching element of the day and teaching Curling to the children”. The Sports Leaders also helped gather feedback from the children regarding the event. Whilst at the same time handed out booklets which contained useful information for the new Y7s such as the school timetable, required equipment for September, a map of the school and some fun facts about their new teachers!

 Ross Inglis, School Games Organiser said: The event was a big success, with the majority of the children, during the pupil voice activity at the end, saying they have changed their minds from feeling apprehensive and nervous, to excited and happy, about the prospect of moving to Rawmarsh Community School in September.

 A big thank you to Rawmarsh Community School for hosting and to Rawmarsh Ashwood, Monkwood, Rawmarsh Sandhill and Rawmarsh Thorogate for attending.” 

Primary School Climbing Competition 2023

Primary School Climbing Competition 2023

Last week, students from the eight Wickersley Partnership Trust Primary Schools went head-to-head at the WPT Primary Schools Climbing Competition 2023.

The competition took place at Thrybergh Academy’s bouldering room, which has a large section of climbing wall with different angles and an additional speed climb wall.

Four students from each school were selected to form a team and represent their school at the competition, which took the form of a bouldering competition and speed climbing competition.


The participants had nine marked climbing challenges of different difficulty levels to attempt, which were set out and marshalled by the WPT Sports Coordinators.

The aim was to complete the trials in the least number of attempts – the fewer tries, the more points earned for their team. 

There was also a roped speed climb challenge – whoever completed it in the fastest time won. Prizes and medals were allocated for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places as well as an overall trophy for the highest scoring team.


Competition Leaderboard and Winners: 

The overall winning school, taking away the trophy with a total score of 286 points, was Thrybergh Primary School.

Individual competition results as follows:

Bouldering Competition


1st Millie – Rawmarsh Ashwood     

2nd Alisha – Thrybergh Primary    

3rd Skye – Thrybergh and Alyssa –  Ashwood (tied on points)


1st Hudson – Thrybergh Primary

2nd Oliver – Aston Hall 

3rd Kane – Thrybergh Primary        

Speed Climbing Competition


1st Hudson – Thrybergh Primary     

2nd Oliver – Aston Hall

3rd Archie – Brinsworth Whitehill                                             


1st  Francisse – Aston Lodge  

2nd  Maia – Aston Hall

3rd  Laila-Mai  – Brinsworth Whitehill

David Bloor, WPT Outdoor Education Coordinator, said: “It is felt that this style of climbing competition is best as it increases competitor participation. The competition is designed to allow us for as much competitor participation as possible. It is very much supposed to be about fun and raising the profile of climbing as a sport for students with little or no climbing experience or specialist gear.”

Sandhill Football Success!

Sandhill Football Success!

Following several fixtures from autumn to early spring, Rawmarsh Sandhill Primary School have been successful in lifting the Gordon Swann Cup after qualifying for this cup final.
The Gordon Swan Cup is part of a school football tournament in the Don & Dearne region of South Yorkshire. The main ‘Totty’ trophy was originally donated to the Dearne Association by a Goldthorpe Picture House proprietor, Russell Totty, in the 1920’s (first recorded final 1923).
Originally it was a “senior school” competition but is now a primary school competition. You can find more information via the link button below. 
Having been finalists last year, boys and girls from years 4 to 6 worked brilliantly as a team in the final to beat Rawmarsh Thorogate, 1-0.
Rhia Moorcroft (Y6), Caden Whittaker (Y5, Captain) and Emilie Edwards (Y6) , who took part commented: ‘We played really well as team, and we passed and moved the ball well. We worked really hard in defence. Everyone put in 110%.’
The silverware is the school’s first major football trophy in 30 years, and the children and staff who supported them, should be extremely proud of their achievements. 🤩👏
Their development as team players and footballers over their time in Wickersley Partnership Trust has been fantastic to see.
We all hope they continue to enjoy and play competitive sports!
Aiming for Awesome ?

Aiming for Awesome ?

Students from Wickersley School and Sports College were among the first to test out Cranworth Road’s latest sporting addition – indoor Archery. 

The floor to ceiling hall width Archery net was installed in January, and has enabled students to practice and perfect their Archery skills indoors with some healthy competition encouraged by WPT Outdoor Education Coordinator, Mr Bloor. 

The winning team posing for their victory photo.

The three teams took turns to shoot it out between them in a bid to get to the top of the leader board. It was a strong competition from the students, but only one team could claim the top spot and pose for their victory photo by the target. 

Mr Bloor was on hand to help the students perfect their posture and hold on the bow, and they all represented and upheld the school PE Way perfectly during the session.  

Well done team! 👏

WPT Host The Rotherham School Games' Tag Rugby Festival

WPT Host The Rotherham School Games' Tag Rugby Festival

Yesterday – at our Cranworth site – we hosted the Rotherham School Games’ Tag Rugby Festival.

This saw 16 schools from across Rotherham – including four of WPT’s primary schools – playing for their place in the South Yorkshire School Games final on Thursday 4th November.

All of the schools put in a huge team effort, and demonstrated fantastic determination and sportsmanship.

In the final, it was Sitwell Junior School and St Bede’s Catholic Primary School who went head-to-head for the win, with St Bede’s taking the victory.

Thank you to all schools for attending and good luck to St Bede’s and Sitwell, who will represent Rotherham at the South Yorkshrie School Games Finals next month.

Year 6 Virtual Athletics Competition

Year 6 Virtual Athletics Competition

Our 8 primary schools have been competing in a virtual athletics competition. The competition saw schools competing against each other virtually in disciplines such as speed bounce, 1km running, planking and target throwing.

After 4 weeks of hard work, grit and determination, the final results are in!

Congratulations to Aston Hall on finishing in first place, having never scored outside of the top 3 in any of the weeks! In second place is Aston Lodge, with Brinsworth Whitehill rounding out the top 3.

Well done to everyone who took part.