Y5/6 Basketball Finalists

We’ve been practicing hard for the last three or four weeks and we were ready for this tournament. Confidence was high after topping the group, unbeaten!

A very tough semifinal next and we had to really dig deep but with some great defence we managed to get the win.

The final was against St.Cuthberts and we started off really well! 2-0 up but they got back into it and unfortunately went onto win the game.

We had a great time and the children were brilliant! Thank you to Mrs Tarbuck who gave up her time to help with the training and at the tournament.

They did the school, myself and Mrs Tarbuck proud

I couldn’t have asked for a bigger effort from them!

Well done team, a great achievement!!!


These boys looked like they’d been playing together for years! You wouldn’t have thought they’d only had two training sessions.

First up was the group stage and we topped the group unbeaten despite a very close game with Winstanley. With some hard work in defence,  some cracking saves and the front two and midfield combining well together the boys eased through the next three games.

Then came the final…

With a Wembley style entrance to the game the boys were eager to eager to lift the cup at the end. Our opponents Shevington Vale showed exactly why they were they were and gave us our toughest game of the competition.

But the boys pulled together and got the win! Fully deserved, as they put  in 110% every game!

They did myself and the school very proud!


Year 4 and Year 5 Swimming Final

What another fantastic day from the girls swimming team who again gave it 100%.  The team made the school and supporters very proud indeed.

Out of 28 schools overall entering the competition, the girls came an amazing joint 3rd place. ⭐️🏊

Well done girls! I am so proud of the effort, determination and team work that you showed.

A big  thank you to all our supporters for cheering us on. 👍

Well done girls. 😃😃

Year 4 and Year 5 Swimming Competition

What a super afternoon of Swimming from the Mabs Cross  swimming team. The children took part in heat 1 at the Wigan Life Centre. The children gave 100% and thoroughly enjoyed it, cheering each other on.

At the end of the afternoon the boys and girls team came 3rd place out of 12 schools and was awarded with a bronze medal. 🏅Fantastic!!! A really big thank you to all the supporters who came along to cheer us on. 😃👍

The final results came through from heat 2. There were 25 schools overall and the fastest 6 schools go through to the final.

Overall the boys team came 7th place and just missed out on a place in the final. Well done boys for the fantastic effort you gave.👍

The girls came 5th place and won a place in the final at Leigh Sports Village. This will take place on Tuesday 7th November . Keep checking the blog for the final results.

Come on girls, I know you can do it. 🏊🏽‍♀️🏊



Indoor Athletics Action

Below are a selection of photos from the recent Year 5 and Year 6 indoor athletics competition at Abraham Guest Academy.


Y4 Tag Rugby League – 2nd Place

Our Year 4 Tag Rugby Team performed tremendously well at the recent West Wigan competition, making it all the way to the final in a competition that posed some exciting teams. Our team was a combination of experience, inexperience and sheer dogged determination. Some early thrilling matches saw the team placed second in our group, behind an excellent St. Cuthbert’s team. We then went on to beat Highfield St. Matthew’s in a pulsating extra time quarter final before beating St. Wilfrid’s in a “Golden Try” play-off in the semi-final – the lead changing hands on at least four occasions!

We faced St. Cuthbert’s once again in the final. It was a very exciting match with all the thrills and spills of Super League. After having two of our tries disallowed for diving over the line, St. Cuthbert’s scored a “Golden Try” winner to run out 1-0 winners in an exceptionally close final.

We we are exceptionally proud of the team’s efforts and know that this team will go from strength to strength. Thanks for all of the support from our families who came out to cheer the children on to the end.


Y5 and Y6 Indoor Athletics Competition – 2nd Place

Our indoor athletics teams continue to perform outstandingly well at the West Wigan competitions. In a field of 16 schools, our team came in 2nd place to an outstanding St.Wilfrid’s team. All the children performed to the best of their ability with our chest push team, speed bounce team and parlaaf teams being scored as overall champs of their respective events. What was especially pleasing was the fact that half of this years team was made up of Year 5 children! Next year is one full of hope with the ultimate goal of finishing as the 1st placed team. Thanks goes to all of the team who made us very proud once again and thanks to Mrs. White for supporting the event and the children.


Greater Manchester Y5/Y6 Cross Country Championships

A huge well done to both Joseph Pennington (Y6) and Bobby Fenlon (Y5) who represented Wigan Borough at the Cross Country Championships in February. Both boys performed superbly in a field of over 200 athletes. Joseph ended in the top 30 whilst Bobby ended in the top 80, both boys contributing to the overall 3rd place position for the Wigan Borough Team – only beaten by the very large boroughs of Trafford and Manchester. Well done boys. We are so proud of your achievements!

Wigan Warriors Rugby at Mab’s Cross

Last half term our Year 5 Classes were visited by the community coaches from Wigan Warriors. Our children had half a term of tag rugby coaching which provided staff and children with some fantastic ideas for developing the skills of evasion, passing and kicking. Our children had a wonderful time each week and really grew in confidence. A huge “thank you” goes to Joel Smith and his coaching team.



Year 2 Basketball Lessons in Action

Some super basketball skills in action in Year 2 this week. The children having been playing mini competitions to put their dribbling, passing, shooting and defensive skills into practice. Some excellent team work, fair play and determination throughout. Well done all. We have already spotted some talent for our future basketball teams!