PE and School Sport

Sports Competition results from Spring 2018

Slough Sports Network Hi 5 Netball Competition – 12/3/18
Marish – 2nd in group stage 
Slough Sports Network Change 4 Life Competition – 19/3/18
Marish – 2nd (Runners Up)
Year 5&6 Khalsa 3 – 6 Marish – 1/3/18
Year 3&4 Marish 1 – 4 Priory – 15/3/18



Summer competitions

Friday 21st April – Infant Athletics @ St Josephs School. 12.30pm – 3pm (Both Schools)
Friday 28th April – Reading FC Multisports trip. 10am – 2.30pm (Both Schools)
Friday 28th April – SSSN Cycling Event @ Marish. 11am – 3pm (Both Schools)
Tuesday 2nd May – Orienteering Competition @ Langley Grammar. 1.30pm – 3.30pm. (Both Schools)
Thursday 4th May – Mini Tennis Competition @ Salt Hill Park. 12pm – 4pm. (Both Schools)
Friday 19th May – Monday 22nd May – PGL (Both Schools)
Tuesday 23rd May – Year 5&6 Quad kids Athletics. (Both Schools)
Thursday 25th May – Year 3&4 Cricket Skills Day. (Both Schools)
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June – Marish Wizards Tournament @ Marish. All day. (Both Schools)
Wednesday 21st June – Year 3&4 Mixed Kwik Cricket. (Both Schools)
Tuesday 27th June – Infant Tennis. (Both Schools)
Thursday 29th June – Year 5&6 Mini Tennis. (Both Schools)
Wednesday 5th July – Year 5&6 Softball. (Both Schools)
Wednesday 12th July – Year 5&6 Basketball. (Both Schools)


Football matches

Year 3&4

Marish 1 v 0 Claycots

Marish 1 v 3 Pennwood


On Thursday 1st December Marish and Willow participated in their first ever Wycombe Wanderers EFL Cup Competition.


Marish Academy Trust entered four mixed Year 5&6 teams for this tournament, two teams from Willow and two teams from Marish. With 14 teams in the event and only two teams from each group progressing to the semi final and the eventual winners earning the opportunity to play at Wembly Stadium. Marish and Willow faced a variety of tough opposition. All teams registered points on the board, with Marish A team so close to progression after coming 3rd in Group A after two wins, 1 draw and 2 loses. A Massive well done to all that participated. The children involved received 2 free tickets each to a Wycombe Wanderers FC home match at Adams Park.


Sportshall Athletics

Friday 18th November 2016
The children enjoyed a day at Herschel Grammar, where they participated in events such as Javelin, Chest Push, Long Jump, Relay Races, Vertical Jump and Triple Jump.

Tag Rugby Festival Wednesday 16th November 2016

Marish 3 v 4 Holy Family
Willow 2 v 5 Holy Family
Marish 6 v 2 Willow


Football Fixture Monday 14th November 2016

Marish 8 v 1 Iver Village
Goals from Jaleel (5), Taylor, Ramy and an own goal.

PE Lessons

We are pleased to of had some wonderful coverage in the Slough Observer this week celebrating our success in achieving our School Games Gold Kite Mark awards- for commitment to School Sport and Competition.In addition,we are also celebrated with our tremendous success in being crowned National School of the Year and Mr Elwell being awarded School Advocate of the Year at the recent Create Development Awards.


Resource Base PE


Year 3&4 Mixed Football Tournament


Badminton Tournament v Iver Village



Family Funs



Football Match v Priory & Pennwood


Marish 4 v 0 St Marys

 Wednesday 9th November 2016
Marish Year 5 & 6 football team won 4-0 in their friendly match with goals coming from Taylor Gale, Jaleel Henry and a brace from Billy Blackman.




Nursery Sports Day



Euro 2016 Competition


Gold Schools Kitemark

There were only 3 schools to receive this award in Slough, Marish and Willow being two of them.

The 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.


In order to gain the Gold Kitemark Award, schools must:
•Provide all pupils with two hours of physical education per week (within the curriculum only)
•Engage at least 50% of pupils in extracurricular sporting activity every week;
•Offer talented young sports people specific support to help them to develop their sporting potential
•Provide the opportunity for both boys and girls to take part in the appropriate level of competition
•Promote the Sainsbury’s School Games to parents and the local community
•Regularly feature match reports and competition results on the school website and in the local press
•Engage at least 20% of students in leading, managing and officiating in Sainsbury’s School Games activities
•Have a School Sport Organising Committee or Crew in place
•Utilise sports coaches to support school sport
•Train wider school staff to support school sport
•Have active links with at least six local sports clubs




Tag Rugby Festival

Years 5/6 Tag Rugby team performed well at this years Tag Rugby Festival organised by Slough Schools Sports Network finishing as Runners Up.

Reaching the final they faced Lynch Hill School who they also encountered in the group stage but lost the final game by 2 tries.

In spite of the loss all children had a fantastic day out.

Years 3/4 also took part in the event making  it to the semi-finals but eventually losing to Priory School.



In2Hockey Festival

The Year 5/6 Hockey Team took part in the annual In2Hockey Festival organised by the Slough Schools Sports Network. The team had an enjoyable day. The day began with a Master Class from Women’s Hockey GB Team members Hannah McLeod and Emily Maguire and in the afternoon children took part in a festival of fixtures.

Recreation of the ‘1914 Christmas Truce’

Year 6 Pupils from Marish and St Mary’s  Primary Schools took part in a recreation of the ‘1914 Christmas Truce’. The schools came together to exchange wreaths and recite poems about this unique day in history.

Pupils were inspired by the Sainsburys TV advert as well as other celebrations up and down the country.

Mr Elwell opened with a insight into the history of the event before children from both schools read out poems that they  had researched. Marish Year 6 pupils led the rest of the school in the traditional Christmas hymn Silent Night after which wreaths were exchanged and a minutes silence was held.

The 2 school footballs teams then took part in a football match reminiscent of those that were played in No Man’s Land.


 Smooga Cup – November 2014

Marish celebrated the use of their Smooga Arena by hosting the inaugural ‘Smooga Cup’. Pupils from Marish and Willow competed in a 6 team Hockey Tournament. The Smooga, is used as a safe play area for Football and Hockey at Break and Lunch Times and also for PE lessons.

Multi Sports PE session

Pupils from Years 5 & 6 travelled to Langley Academy to take part in a Multi Sports PE session that was organised by the Year 13 students. Activities included Dodge ball, Table Tennis, Bench Ball and Rowing…. even Mr Elwell had a go 🙂

Football Festival @ Madjeski Stadium in Reading

 A selection of children from years 3 & 4 from both Marish and Willow Primary Schools travelled to the Madjeski Stadium home of Reading Football Club and London Irish Rugby Club. They took part in a 5 a side football festival in the morning followed by a Stadium Tour and lunch in the players lounge.



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