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Swimming Gala


What a fantastic experience for our children. Click the link to find out more information

Cross Country Area Finals

Both of these girls qualified for the finals after amazing performances in the first competition before Christmas. They went to Kingsway School to compete in the district finals, both coming within the top 20. What amazing performances! Well done girls! 

Fustal Competition


These six children took part in a futsal competition against three other school. The showed amazing determination and made lots of progress as the competition went on. We watched some amazing goals be scored and saw some superb saves made by our own keeper. As always, it was a pleasure to take the children out of school as they represented Dalestorth beautifully. Well done everyone.

Year 5 and 6 Netball vs St Andrews


Our netball team have spent this half term training hard on a Monday evening, and played in their first proper match this week.  What a performance they put in too! The team have got better and better each week and we are so proud of their determination and resilience. The game ended in a 4-4 draw with both teams showing some great shooting ability. We are looking forward to a return match in the new year!

Year 5 and 6 Football Vs St Andrews.

The football team have been training for the past 5 weeks and this evening took part in their first friendly match against St Andrews. All the children worked so hard and showed great determination, even when things were not always going our way. We had the chance to try players in different positions and look at how we could work our formation. It was a super first experience for the team and we are now ready and rearing to go in our up and coming football tournament. Thank you to all our wonderful supporters and well done to all the girls and boys who played amazingly well.

Year 3 and 4 Personal Best


Nine Year 3 and 4 children took part in a Personal Best event hosted here at Dalestorth and run by our School Games Organiser, Glynn.  They took part in eight different challenges, including sprint runs, star jumps and football dribbling. They tried hard to complete as many repetitions in the 30 second time allocation. They then repeated each of these, showing great determination to try and beat their previous score. Their positivity and resilience was wonderful to see and we are so proud of them all. It was amazing to finally be back hosting some competitive sport on school grounds. Well done to all.

Year 5 and 6 Cross Country


A team of 10 children took part in the first round of the cross-country competition on Sutton Lawn. The children put in an excellent performance, working hard to keep going even when it got difficult. Declan, Freddie and Macie all qualified in high places, meaning they will continue into the next round of the competition, taking place after Christmas. Well done to everyone who took part.

Quad Kids Athletics

Dalestorth Rainbow Games - July 2020


What a lovely week we had taking part in the virtual Rainbow Games, joining children at home and school together as a team. The children in each class were split into four colour teams. We took part in four different timed challenges, Twister, Speed Bounce, Hopping Star and Run the Rainbow. All the scores for each team were combined to find our daily and weekly winners! We had great fun twisting, jumping, running and hopping for our teams! Well done to every one who joined in. See the results below!

Swimming gala

One word – WOW! This morning Mrs Hill, Mrs Curran and Mr Hughes were lucky enough to take 18 KS2 swimmers to Lammas Leisure Centre for the local area Swimming Gala. The children all gave 100% swimming amazingly well and supporting each other throughout. In total there were 27 races and at the end of the gala, we are tremendously proud to say Dalestorth came 1st achieving gold medals, a trophy and a place in the District Final later this year. Thank you to all the families who came to cheer us on, your support was very much appreciated. 

Year 3/4 Futsal Competition

These footballers took part in the Futsal competition and were totally amazing! They won all three of their games, not conceding a goal. They worked so hard as a team and kept trying harder and harder as the matches went on. They have now qualified for the Futsal finals. Well done, really proud of you all.

Indoor Rowing

These children took part in an indoor rowing event at Morven Park School. They competed in boys and girls races, and then a team race. They worked so hard and made great progress during the evening. Well done everyone.

This week the netball team began their series of match nights at Sutton Academy. They will play the next three Thursdays, competing against a variety of local teams. Good luck Team Dalestorth!

The Dalestorth Netball Team

Year 5 and 6 Cross Country

19 Year 5 and 6 children represented Dalestorth at the District Cross Country event at Ashfield School on Wednesday 9th October. We entered 4 teams into this event with the B teams running 1100m and the A teams 1350m. All the children showed great perseverance and determination during their races, with fantastic individual and team efforts. A special well done to Olivia Wilson from Year 6 who came 6th in her race, which means she will be representing the district at the cross country event in February 2020 – Wow, an amazing achievement! A huge well done to everyone who took part.

Personal Challenge Event

7 year 4 and 5 children competed at Sutton Academy in this event. They took turns to sprint, throw and catch, dribble and chest throw. They each had several attempts at each activity and tried to improve on their performance each time. In each activity the children improved their time or score. Keira won a medal for showing the most improvement at dribbling and Lucas with throwing and catching. We had a great time, being the best we could be and the sport’s leaders from Sutton Academy commented on our beautiful manners and team spirit!


St Andrew's 1 - 4 Dalestorth

Last night we played St Andrew's in the first round of the cup and what a performance we gave! We scored some amazing goals, saved some decent shots and had a defence that we could have only dreamed of last match. The lads worked really hard as a team and put into practice all the things we had talked about in training. Well done Dalestorth, we are really proud of you.

Year 6 Football

Dalestorth 2 - 9 Kingsway

On Monday 16th September we played our first game in the Kirkby District Football League. The team hadn't even had their first training session, but despite this, the lads all tried so hard and put in 100% effort. We unfortunately lost the game, but scored two great goals. They showed lots of elements of great team work and we identified some areas we can work on in training. We are hugely proud of each player and can't wait for our next match.

Learning circus skills with Alex from Circusology

KS1 Quad kids Athletics

Quad Kids - Ashfield School.

On Thursday 20th June, Year 5 took part in a Schools Games Athletics competition at Ashfield School. The children had to take part in a 400m run, 60m sprint, Javelin and Standing Long Jump. Brodie B, Brody M, Tobias L, Mikell M, Olivia W, Evie-Rose H, Liv C and Paige E did Dalestorth proud. They each did every event, gave their maximum effort and achieved new personal bests. Each of them rose to the occasion. They were a fantastic example of sportsmanship with some of our team congratulating those who may have beaten them or winning graciously. Well done Year 5!

School Games Competition - Tennis

This week we have taken two teams of enthusiastic year 3 and 4 children to participate in two indoor tennis competitions at Sutton Academy. The children played in a series of mini matches where their individual scores were added to make a team score. Despite some of us not having played on a real tennis court before, the children played brilliantly and did us proud. They showed great determination to improve their game during the evenings and the progress made in two hours was unbelievable to watch. Well done Lili, Freddie C, Lewis A, Freya G, Freddie F, Isla AS, Oscar G and Erin S.


District Rowing Finals 7th March 2019. Well done Everyone!

Swimming Gala Champions

Rowing Competition - February 2019

On Thursday these children participated in an Indoor Rowing competition against seven other schools from the district. This was the final heat to place in recent days. The children took part in a boys relay, girls relay and mixed relay, where they had to row as far as they could in their 30 second slot, before changing over. They worked so hard as a team, supporting and encouraging each other, and got better and better as the night went on. Overall on the night we came forth. Amazingly, over the three heats that have taken place, we came in 7th place and therefore have qualified for the district finals on the 7th March. An amazing achievement for a team who for many hadn’t rowed before this evening. Thank you to all the children for getting stuck in at the last minute and having a go!

Cross-Country - September 2018


We took three teams of children to take part in a cross-country competition at Sutton Lawn. All the children had amazing races and their placings combined to make a team score. The Year 2 boys team came 3rd overall with Oliwier coming 4th our of all the boys. The Year 3/4 girls team work hard together and came 6th. The Year 3/4 boys were the last to run but worth waiting for. They put in a great performance and won the silver medal! A great afternoon was had by all and what a super start to this years School Games!

Dalestorth Races for Life

The world's tallest basketball player visits Dalestorth

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What an amazing day we had! On Thursday we got a special visit from Paul Sturges, Britain's tallest man! Paul is from Loughborough, but has played basketball for the Harlem Globetrotters in America. He led an inspirational assembly about how he has used the fact that he is different to other people, to his advantage, and he showed the children videos of when he played professional basketball. The children and staff then enjoyed getting to meet him in person during the coaching sessions. Paul and his coach Mark were so kind to everyone, posing for hundreds of pictures and telling us all about the amazing things they have got to do because of sport.

Heathy Living Workshops

During sports week, each class had a workshop about eating and staying healthy. We took part in activities to help us understand how to eat a healthy diet and the effects of different foods on our body. We also learnt that we need to exercise for an hour a day! We enjoyed taking part in some fun activities in the sunshine too.

Judo Workshops

On Wednesday we had Steve, from Judo1st, in school to lead some judo sessions with our classes. We had a great time learning about the discipline involved with the sport Judo and how to do some of the holds and throws. The children had a great time and we are hoping to continue to offer Judo after school sessions in September.

Dance Workshops

On Tuesday, each class took part in a dance work shop with Cara. She had half an hour with each group, to teaching them a dance routine to a favourite song of ours, 'This Is Me'. The children picked up the steps incredibly quickly and performed amazingly well during our whole school performance at the end of the day. Well done everyone, we are so proud of you!

Whole School Dance

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Sports Relief

On the 23rd March we took part in a challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. We ran, skipped and walked the distance over the week and finished the challenge altogether on Friday. Great work Dalestorth

Boccia School Games


On Wednesday Maxwell, Holly and Kaiden represented Dalestorth in  Boccia School Games competition at Sutton Academy. They had a wonderful afternoon, getting to try a sport new to them and playing against a variety of other schools. They showed a great attitude toward competitive sport, trying their best and not giving up! Well done everyone.

John Radford Football Competition

On Tuesday we took a team of Year 4 and 5 children to compete in a football tournament at the One Call Stadium, home of Mansfield Town Football Club. The boys worked really hard as a team and all pitched in to play in positions they wouldn't normally. We won, drew and lost some games and came 4th overall. We are really proud of their attitude; they never gave up, never moaned in the cold and rain and never grumbled about being a sub or playing in goal! Well done lads, a shining example of Dalestorth children.


High Fives Netball


Out netball team took part in the second of three netball league evenings at Sutton Academy tonight, Thursday 15th of March. After a hard set of games last week, the team worked hard in training on Tuesday and this has paid off. They won both their matches this evening, 4-1 and 5-3. What a great improvement! Well done for all your hard work netballers. Keep it up for the next set of games.

Futsal - School Games Competition

On Wednesday 14th March these year 3 and 4 children took part in a Futsal competition at Sutton Academy. They showed amazing team work skills and persevered when things were not always going our way. We came joint fourth, a good effort for our first outing together. Well Done boys!


Tuesday 13th February saw our Swim Gala team become champions.

Benjamin Kelly, Liam Newman, George Green, Rebecca Darrington, Sophie Dallison, Caitlin Heathcote, Sam Young, Macey Ashley-Smith, Heidi Dallison, Jake Baugh Stanley Milasinovich, Liam Hill, Thomas Barnett, Brodie Butlin , Callum Watson, Evie-Rose Hatton , Liv Cudworth, Imogen Owen.

All represented school and swam superbly. A huge thank you to Mrs Hill and Miss Adams for selecting the team and organising the gala. I also want to congratulate and thank you as parents for your support as I understand spectating was tricky and you all worked as a team to ensure everyone got to see their children. The swim team showed off their medals and the trophy today in assembly. Swimming is much becoming ‘Dalestorth’s sport’ and we are very proud.

Cross-Country District Finals


Lily Carver and Rebecca Darrington represented the Ashfield District in the district finals at Wollaton Hall on Saturday 3rd February. They qualified for this last year by coming in the top twelve of their qualifying race. They had a wonderful time, despite the mud and did Ashfield and Dalestorth proud. Lily came 37th and Rebecca 83rd out of over 100 runners.

Spring Competitions


We will soon be starting with the spring terms Sainsbury's School Games Competitions. This will include indoor rowing, sportshall athletics and futsal.

Autumn Term Medal Table


A great term of competitions for us, earning four medals in Autumn.

Gymnastics Festival at Quarrydale
Lynx Class recently visited Quarrydale School to take part in a Gymnastics Festival. They had a great time working with the staff and pupils from other schools and getting to try out different equipment, especially the trampolines!
We took four teams of children to run in the cross-country competition at Ashfield School. The children did brilliantly, following our advice to run great races. Full results will be released soon, but we know our Girls A Team won the bronze medal, with Lily coming 2nd and Rebecca 3rd. This means they have qualified for the district finals. Connor will also join the girls, as he came 10th out of the boys! Well done to all who took part - especially the ones who joined last minute to complete our team! Thank you!

Sainsbury's School Games - Tennis - 4.10.17 - YR5/6

On Wednesday evening four children form Year 5 and 6 went to the tennis competition at Ashfield School to represent Dalestorth in singles matches. Miss Layton said they played amazingly well and they came third in their group. The children were once again a credit to the school. Well done all of you!

Sainsburys' School Games - Cross Country September 2017 Year 2/3/4

On Wednesday we had the pleasure of taking these lovely children to participate in our first competition of the year. We entered three teams, Year 2 boys, Year 3/4 girls and Year 3/4 boys. The children had a great time and ran brilliantly, never giving up. We did amazingly well and all three teams came in 2nd position. Charlie from Year 2 put in an superb performance and came second in his race, earning himself a silver medal! A massive thank you to the lovely adults who came along to help and support - it is much appreciated! Well Done Dalestorth.

Potted Sports 2017- What a blast!

Tuesday afternoon saw all the school head out for an afternoons sporting fun. There were 28 groups in total all pulling together to gather as many points as possible and have as much fun as possible.


There was also an individual challenge of the standing jump- we will find out who has leapt to fame later.


Thanks to all the adults who came out to help set-up and lead groups. Top job by Mrs Heathcote in getting all the groups organised. We will find out at Praise Assembly which team/country gathered the most points. A sterling effort by all and lots of fun too!


Enjoy looking at the photos of the day - the music kept is all going.

Special Olympics

Holly Evans took part in a Special Olympics event at Lammas Leisure Centre.  Holly took part in wheel chair basketball, football and Boccia.  She had a super time, was awarded a medal and got to meet Gold Paralympic medallist Ollie Hind.

Lynx visit Quarrydale for multi- skills sports event

Lucia runs against Nottinghamshire's finest

On Saturday 4th February, Lucia Light in Year 6 ran against the fastest qualifiers from all over the county on a bright but cold morning at Wollaton Park. Lucia placed 14th, which was a great outcome. Running over parkland, with climbs and descents covering 1.5km, the pace was fast. It was great Lucia was able to run this year as she had qualified in a previous year but had failed to run due to sickness. On Sunday Lucia was due to compete in a mixed martial arts competition- what a busy weekend for one of Dalestorth's most gifted athletes. Well done Lucia!



Lucia in action

Handball ! Dalestorth play with spirit and secure a 3rd place spot

On Monday 14th November at Sutton Centre Academy twenty Dalestorth handball players faced off against local schools. Such was the desire to play that we were able to field two teams!


Year 6 were represented by: Abigail, Ella, Bryony, Gabrielle, Emma, Saberah, Grace, Sienna, Asha, Jessie, Casey, Mason, Liam, Robert, Kyan & George.


Year 5 players to step-up and play were: Ashton, Connor & Oscar.


A big well done to all- a really enjoyable tournament and a chance to put into practice the skills needed in Handball.


Well done to Kye Cane, Mikell Manger, Phoebe Evans, Evie-Rose Hatton, Imogen Owen, Heidi Taylor, Ryan Evans, Brodie Butlin, Jake Baugh, Stan Milasinovich, Elisia Parsons and Louise Thompson who tried really hard and had lots of fun at Year 3 and 4 Athletics at Ashfield school. Check out the pictures!

X-Country Success at the Ashfield Qualifiers!

On Thursday 6th of October Year 5 and 6 cross-country runners from Dalestorth lined up against over 300 pupils from other local schools. The girls were represented by: Lucia and Abigail from Y6; Rebecca, Abbie, Evie, Caitlin, Amelia, Edith & Mia from Y5. The boys, who consisted of two conscripts and one X-Country Club member, were Charlie, Lewis and Mason from Y6.


The Dalestorth girls finished 2nd overall, which is the first time we have placed in the medals as a school. Lucia secured personal victory with first place! She led from half-way and nearly caught the lead-out runner.


The boys did well, despite losing shoes, struggling to remove jogging bottoms and not enjoying wearing the cross-country vests. A plucky performance all round. Thanks to Mason and Lewis for agreeing to support Charlie as part of the squad.


Thanks to all the parents that came and supported. Ms Smith and Miss Layton can feel proud of the clubs achievements this term.

Quick cricket takes time

In the Summer Term many children took part in the Kwik-Cricket events taking place across the local area. Organised by 'Chance to Shine' the events were for Upper Juniors and Lower Juniors. Dalestorth took mixed teams to both and the children performed with determination and skill. They practised in their rest time and improved- eventually wining a game. The pictures are courtesy of Alex Solis's grandfather.

Kwik Cricket Memories