Mortimer Sport Round-up
It has been a very busy half term and it isn’t over yet! We are proud members of the South Tyneside School Network and enjoy participating as a school in the wide range of sporting opportunities they can offer to our pupils. 
British Gymnastic Acrobatic Success! 

Three of our Year 6 pupils have recently competed in the British Gymnastic Acrobatic finals and came away champion with two silver medals and a bronze. We are very proud of them all as these medals show not only their skill but also their dedication and hard work they put into their sport. 

Children’s Cancer Run 40th Anniversary Run

Well done to three of our Year 6 girls, who took part in last weekend’s Children’s Cancer Run. We are sure a number of our other pupils also took part and would love them to share their medals too! A great achievement for an even greater cause.

Watch out in September when we will do a focus on all our young runners taking part in this years Great North Run. We recognise this is a huge event that many pupils take part in every year and we would love to celebrate their success!

Boys’ Football League

Huge well done to our two mixed football teams this season. Our Thursday night league team finished 4th in their league and our Monday night team have finished top of the Coyne League winners and have now qualified for the Champions League event later this month. We wish them every success in their final competition of the season. 

Girls’ Football League

Well done to all our girls who competed on behalf of Mortimer this season. They had three really tough days of tournaments and finished respectively 4th and 7th in the league. 

We will be looking for our new teams later in the summer term, ready for an early Autumn start. Dates of trials will be announced to year four and five girls in due course so they are prepared for a quick start to the Y5/6 league 2023/24. We are also hoping to add to our morning football skills club with the addition of a girls only club in September.  


Year 2 and Year 3 Cricket Update

Big thanks to Durham Cricket Club and South Shields Cricket Club for their support this half term. Children in years two and three have received expert tuition and enjoyed tournaments as a special treat to end the term. 

We look forward to next term when Years 5 and 6 will be taking part in an inter-school tournament and hopefully we can take part in a range of competitions from South Tyneside Sports Network. 

There is big enthusiasm for cricket at Mortimer Primary School and the excitement from pupils and staff is certainly visible!  We are entered to compete in inter school competitions throughout the summer term with years 3-6. 

Another big thank you to South Shields Cricket Club, who provided a free club for Y2 and Y3 girls earlier this term.  

Girls’ Cricketing Success: Well done Halle! 

Well done to Halle in Year 6, who has successfully trialed and is now playing for Durham Girls’ Cricket team.

This is going to be Halle’s 3rd season playing for South Shields Cricket club. She currently plays for the U11s in the girls league and U12s and U13s in the boys league. She was nominated by the coaches of South Shields Cricket Club last season to attend the Durham Pathways winter training programme. From here she has earned a place in the  Girls Elite County Squad for 2023.
She has been a real inspiration to some of our younger girls and has supported South Shields Cricket Club providing free coaching for 16 of our year 2 and year 3 girls over a 5 week period. These girls will then be offered places on the all star programme at South Shields where Halle will assist other coaches and continue to work with them.
Halle is also a player on both our mixed and girls’ cricket teams this year. Her dream is for a professional career in cricket one day and she sure does show the commitment, drive and effort to achieving her dreams. Well done and good luck!
Year 4 Tennis Competition

Some of our Year 4 children stepped up to a new challenge and competed in a tennis competition with 5 other schools at Boldon Lawn Tennis Club.

We were very proud of the eight children who competed, this was something new for them all and they had great fun trying a new sport.


Mixed Cricket Tournament 

An amazing day for our Mixed Cricket Team on their first day of competition. Five games and five very convincing wins; these pupils now progress to South Tynside finals after half term.

Watch for future updates about our Girls’ cricket team and our future competitions with years 3 and 4!

The cricket season has certainly started!

Wanderers Cross Country Event 

Four of our Y5/6 children took part in a cross country running event at Temple Park at the start of this term. This was a great event ran by South Tyneside Schools. All four boys gave it their all on quite a tricky course.


SSOC Young Leaders Day

Our Young Sport Leaders were invited to take part in a training day at the North Marine Park. They faced a number of challenges and had to answer questions and solve problems as they travelled around the park.

Our SSOC Leaders help to promote sport and activity across the school. This term they are completing tasks to promote 60 minutes of activity a day and supporting the planning of sports days and inter house tournaments.