Scorton C of E Primary School

A Small School with a Big Outlook




Blackpool Dance Festival 2016

The pupils (year 2 – year 6) of Scorton and Calder Vale Primary Schools were inspected  the GB athletes at 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics. The pupils believe that the Olympic legacy has been passed to them to become our next generation of Olympians and they wanted their dance to celebrate this and created a dance around some of the sports that inspired them.

Sports Day July 2016

Two GB athletes, Daniel Gardener (British Long Jump Champion) and Leah Barrow (British Silver Medalist in 800m) came to school to coach the pupils in athletic skills. Daniel and Leah coached the children in sprint techniques, baton passing and relays and long jump techniques.

Leah and Daniel lead an inspirational assembly on how they had worked hard to reach their goals. Leah is an ambassador for the “Believe in Her” campaign which encourages and inspires girls in sport.

“You’ve got what it takes. But it will take everything you’ve got”

In the afternoon, Leah and Daniel helped run the sports day races. It was an opportunity for the children to put all the skills they’d learnt in the morning into practice. The children showed determination and in some cases, courage, to finish the races. Well done to all the children, toddlers and parents who took part. A very enjoyable and inspirational day.

We hope to see Lean and Daniel representing GB in the World Athletics Championships next year in London and in the 2020 Olympics.


Hi 5 Netball January 2016

Well done to Scorton netball team who took part in the Indoor Hi 5 Netball tournament at Garstang Community Academy. They showed great skill and matches were very closed – so close three teams came joint first – Scorton being one of them!

Well done Jennifer, Annabelle, Olivia, Roseanna, Ptol, Kieran and Ernest.

Record Breakers

On Friday 20th June Scorton School pupils took part in a worldwide record breaking attempt to hold the world’s largest swimming lesson. Our children were greeted at their lesson by officials from The Guiness Book of Records.


Olympic Athlete

Sarah Davies

As part of the 2012 Olympic Legacy and inspiring children in PE, we invited Sarah Davies, an England, British and Commonwealth Athlete came to school to teach PE for our Collaboration Day.

She gave the children an inspiring presentation where she talked about how she began her sporting career as a gymnast at Nateby Gym and moved on to weightlifting when she started University. As part of her presentation she highlighted the importance of healthy eating and starting the day with a good breakfast to provide the body with fuel for the day. She eat eats 6eggs and 4 slices of toast!!

The heaviest weight she’s lifted so far is 120kg- which roughly equates to 7 small children.

Sarah has trained with Jessica Ennis and was able to give the children some excellent tips on training techniques, different types of sprint starts, and for the older children, muscle strengthening.

The PE sessions she taught were very informative and a lot of fun.

Some quotes from the children:


I learnt to run fast. I couldn’t run that fast before


Finley Year R

We learnt how fast we can go if we lift our knees up and use our arms

Theo Year 1

I now understand how to set off using the correct starting positions

Sophie Year 4

I’ve learnt a lot more techniques that I can apply to my running to make me a better runner

Ellis Year 3

Table Tennis December 2015

Scorton sent a tea of four to take part in the table tennis coaching and tournament at Garstang Community Academy. They played well and came second in their group. It was lovely to see our pupils shake hands and congratulate their opponents after their game. A great example of respect and fair play! Well done.

Quick Stick Hockey November  2015

Pupils from Scorton and Calder Vale took part in the Quick Sticks Hockey coaching and tournament. They participated in some fun skills activities and then played hockey matches in mixed teams. This was a good opportunity for pupils from different schools to play with each other and work together as a team. They had to use skills of communication and cooperation as they sorted out team positions ad tactics with children then didn’t know.


Outdoor Hi 5 Netball Tournament October 2015

Congratulations to the Scorton Hi 5 Netball team who were runners up at the GCA small schools tournament. The tournament was extremely close with first and second places being separated by one point! As always the children showed great team spirit and conducted themselves brilliantly, showing respect to the referees and other teams. Well done!

Basketball May 2015

We took park in a basket ball coaching session and mini tournament at Garstang Community Academy. Four pupils from years 3 and 4 took part.

The children had a lot of fun learning new skills and techniques and putting them into practice in the mini games. As always the children were a credit to the school with their behaviour and attitude of fair play. Well done!

Girls Football Tournament April 2015

Congratulations to our collaboration team of Year 6 girls from Calder Vale and Scorton who took park in the Girl’s Football Tournament at Myerscough College. They played valiantly in cold, rainy conditions and managed to win every game! As usual our children demonstrated good sportsmanship, team spirit and were a credit to both schools. Well done girls!


Outdoor Hi 5 Netball Tournament April 2015

Congratulations to our Hi 5 Netball Team who played at Garstang Community Academy. They payed six, very close matches, but ultimately won the tournament!

Well done team Scorton. They were a credit to our school showing great team spirit and sportsmanship.


Indoor Football Tournament February 2015

Well done to all the children who took part in the Garstan Community Academy Indoor Football Tournament.


Athletics Tournament 2015

Well done to all the pupils who took part in the Athletics Tournament at GCA. The children did so well, especially on a very hot and humid day. They took part in a variety of events, from the egg and spoon race, sack race, bean bag race, sprints and relay, to javelin throws, ball throws and long jump.


Sports Day 2015

This year the Year 6 pupils from Scorton and Calder Vale organised the Collaboration Sports Day. They wanted to be given the responsibility and independence to organise the day in order to prepare them for high school. By organising the event they developed skills of:

  • team work
  • collaboration
  • co-operation
  • research

The pupils developed and then tested different activities which they felt would demonstrate various PE Skills e.g. athletic throwing, co-ordination, balance, throwing and catching, ball control and team building. The day was a great success! Well done Year 6.