This term Year 1 and Year 3 have been very fortunate to benefit from some extra football coaching through the Birchwood Sports Partnership programme. Both classes enjoyed 3 sessions with Gary, a local football coach, practising a range of skills and playing short matches. The weather did not always lend itself to outdoor activities (we experienced the full force of Storm Doris on one of the days!) but they managed to complete all the sessions with the class teachers reporting that the children really enjoyed this opportunity. As always with St Michael’s pupils, they participated fully and demonstrated a ‘Growth Mindset’ approach to the inclement February weather as you can see from the attached photographs.