At Great Marsden St John's, we offer a range of activities to compliment our curriculum offer. 


Lunchtimes With Coach Chloe

Each day, Coach Chloe from Sportscool works with each class during lunchtime to engage the children with a range of physical activities. Coach Chloe is very popular with the children and gets everyone involved with games such as "megatig", football, dodgeball and other playground game. 

"Sportscool is helpful because it teaches us to get along and play well together as a team, which leads to better friendships."  Lucy

"We like playing mega-tig, football and dodgeball which teaches us tactics and skills." Aaron

"Sportscool is great because it helps us to get in our exercise and makes us run!" Payton

"Coach Chloe is great because she always has something new to do every week and we never get bored!" Aaliyah 

"I think having Coach Chloe helps us to be more active and we learn new skills. I really like it." Julia

After School Clubs With Sportscool

Every Monday and Tuesday Sportscool run a range of clubs, with a different sport and year group each half term. This year we have enjoyed tri-golf, cheerleading, archery, multi-skills and gymnastics.  

"I like Cheer because I like the pompoms."  Lily

"Cheerleading helps you to get your confidence up and it also helped me with better balancing because we were doing jumps." Ruby

"Archery is fun that allows us to learn extra skills outside of the curriculum, like loading an arrow into a bow!" Harley

"Archery was great because we did challenges" Lucas

"Every week at Archery I kept getting better and better. It taught me patience and to never give up" Faith

Football club with Mr Brown

In the football club the children are first encouraged to learn the basic skills of football; passing, dribbling, shooting and tackling. Once children have developed the basic level of each of these skills we then move on to the more advanced skills such as different ways to manipulate the football by changing direction to trick the opponent. We also focus highly on the accuracy, confidence and consistency of these skills to allow the children to take the skills they have learnt and put them into a game scenario.

At the football club we get to develop our skills in football. The things I most enjoy about football club is A) We get to play football and  B) We have fun and laugh. ~ Matilda W.

I enjoyed Mr Brown’s football club because it helped me learn new skills and improved my accuracy and shooting. ~ Harry S.

I enjoyed the football club because it taught me new moves. I really like Mr Brown’s way of training us and all the games we played. ~ Hussain A.

I enjoyed the football club, it was useful because it helped me with my football skills. We played games related to football and played matches. ~ Ishaal H.

Choir with Miss Abrahams

In the choir, we meet weekly to encourage children to spread joy through song. Each year we take part in the Let’s Go Sing event. This event bring together hundreds of schools from all around Lancashire. We sing song about hope and the future, as well as some fun song with great actions! We even learn one song in sign language!

In choir we did singing because we were practicing for our trip to Blackburn to sing to people on stage. I enjoyed learning songs to sing also getting to sing with my friends. – Archie

Choir is enjoyable, as you practise songs for a concert and it helps you to be more confident in front of people. – Riley

In choir we sing very loudly and perform on a stage. It is really fun and you can do your dream. Choir helped me be more confident and less scared of singing in front of people. Also the warm ups are really fun! - Arfah