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Bakewell Methodist Junior School

Bakewell Methodist Junior School

Sport and PE

Bakewell Methodist Junior School (BMJS) attends all the Primary Cluster School sports events and activities.  The teaching and playing of sports promotes the children learning teamwork, respect and good manners as well as them gaining experience in new environments and making new friends.

Football Tournament

Our two Year 5/6 teams played in the larger school tournament hosted by Longstone School, with one team progressing through to a further round of matches at Anthony Gell School in Wirksworth. 

It was great to see our children using positive sportsmanship and fair play within the team and with the opposition.

High Fives All Round

After one cancellation because of the 'Beast from the East' a record four teams from year 5 and 6 entered the cluster High 5 Netball tournament at Longstone on 15 March 2018.  All teams enjoyed competing against Baslow and Longstone, with the A and B teams both falling to strong Longstone sides in the semi-finals, and the C team losing a shootout in the final stages of their tournament.  A special mention has to go to Jamie Dutch for his energy and determination.

A Grand Afternoon

Every child in school showed inspiring enthusiasm for a sponsored run for Sheffield Children's Hospital on 13 March 2018.  Mr Pearson couldn't believe the energy that all the children showed as they ran round our 500m track for around an hour, no doubt encouraged by a super effort from Mrs McGoverne.  It was great to see many children running in small groups and helping each other, while some children really challenged themselves and completed 20 laps, an impressive distance of 10,000m.

Astoundingly over £1,000 was raised.

Leading the Way

Our School Sports Organiser Crew have now been trained in the art of Play-Leading and are taking turns to run sports sessions on Monday and Tuesday lunch-times. The groups are running excellent Dodgeball, Football, Athletics and Multi-Sports sessions and showing maturity and organisational skills.

Happy Days at the Hockey

On 8 February 2018 three teams from year 5 and 6 entered the cluster Hockey Tournament at Bishop Pursglove School and weeks of practice tournaments in PE paid off as all three teams put in spirited performances. 

One team battled through to the final, winning most of their matches comprehensively, and lost out by one goal to Bishop Pursglove in a closely fought encounter, taking second overall in the tournament.

Another highlight was a goal from Eofin Keeling in the group stages.  Eofin later recalled the moment happily saying that "it was absolutely brilliant to score, I had a great afternoon."


BMJS hosted the Dodgeball tournament and festival for Year 3/4.  There were great skills on show across all teams and the children enjoyed all the matches particulary against their friends in Bakewell vs Bakewell!

Tag Rugby 

Year 5/6 entered 2 teams into the larger school tag rugby tournament with one team finishing runners up.  There were some magnificient passing and evasion skills on show from both our teams.

Cross Country

Youlgreave School hosted the cross country cluster event for all years 3 - 6.  All our children took part and it was a great afternoon of both fun and brilliant performances.