Home Page

School Sport

We are a School Games Silver Mark School

This year we were awarded with the School Games silver award for the second year running.  This recognises the amount of school sport we do and how many children we try to get involved in sport and an active life-style.  The judgement is made from our particptation in intra-school competition, inter-school competitions, after-school clubs and the links we have with sports clubs in the community.


Olympic Volleyballer, Peter Bakare, Visits

On Monday 22nd January we took part in Sports For Schools sponsored event.  All children in school were challenged to collect sponsors to finish a circuits session.  The session saw children completing star jumps, spotty dogs, press ups and leg drives for 1 minute straight after each other.  It was a great atmosphere with all children working hard, being encouraged by Peter and his sportivator.  After the children completed the circuit Peter then talked to the children about his olympic journey, which actually started with  Monks encouraging him to play basketball when he was just 9. 

He taught us to set ourselves a goal and never give up on your dream.  If you work hard and take small steps you will make it - whatever it is.  He then taught us the basic moves needed for volleyball - dig, hit and set.

The money raised will be split between school for sports equipment and also to support GB invictus athletes reach their dream.  We can't wait to show you what we bought.


Indoor Athletics

On the 15th January 2 teams made up of year 5 & 6 children took part in the indor athletics tournament at West Lakes Academy.  In total 7 teams competed in events like lap racing, relay, standing triple jump, chest push and speed bounce.  Overall Bookwell blues were placed 1st and Bookwell stripes were 4th.  An amazing effort from all children led to such superb scores. 


On Monday 20th November a team of key stage 2 children took part in a multi-skills event at West Lakes Academy.  The children had a great time taking part in the challenges - the parachute was definitely a favourite.

Hockey Festival

On Tuesday 7th November year 5 & 6 sent a team to play in ahockey tournament.  The children played well and showed off the skills they had been practising in PE.  With some successful wins they came home happy.

Pool 1                                        Pool 2

1st Seascale 2                          1st =Montreal 2/Orgill 1

2nd Montreal 1                         3rd = St Begas/Bookwell1

3rd Bookwell 1                          5th Seascale 1

4th Ennerdale                          6th Thornhill

5th Seascale 3

Copeland Key Stage 2 Cross Country Final

Following our success at the West Lakes Academy cluster competition we got to run again on Tuesday 10th October.  Rob Lister, our school games organiser said "There was some amazing performances from some very talented runners, but most impressive was the overall attitude of all the children involved, to see young children grinning and laughing whilst they ran round in the mud, in some cases with their shoe(s) in their hands, can teach us all a lot about the real purpose of sporting activities."


Confirmation of the results are as follows:

Year 3 & 4

Small Schools

1st Waberthwaite (78), 2nd St Josephs (146), 3rd Moresby (172), 4th St Bridgets-Parton (182), 5th Moor Row (207) and 6th Thornhill (234)

Large Schools

1st Haverigg (95), 2nd St Bridgets-Egremont (156), 3rd Orgill (162), 4th Bookwell (163), 5th St James-Whitehaven (170) and 6th St Patricks (245)

Year 5 & 6

Small Schools

1st Waberthwaite (129), 2nd Moor Row (141), 3rd Moresby (201), 4th St Bridgets-Parton (227), 5th St Josephs (297) and 6th Thornhill (316)

Large Schools

1st St Beghs (80), 2nd St James-Whitehaven (139), 3rd Haverigg (154), 4th Valley (216), 5th Orgill (226), 6th St Patricks (241), 7th St James-Millom (272) and 8th Bookwell (287)

Hi-5 Netball

On Monday 2nd of October 2 teams headed to West Lakes Academy for a coaching session and a mini tournament to practise our new skills.  We all had great fun and learnt lots.

Key Stage 2 Cross Country

On Tuesday 26th September 12 children from year 3 & 4 along with another 12 from year 5 & 6 went to St Bees School for the West Lakes Academy cluster cross country tournament.  The children ran fantastically and enjoyed getting muddy.  Overall the year 3/4 team were runners up and the 5/6 team winners. 


Year 3/4

Large Schools  1st = Orgill          2nd = Bookwell 

Small Schools  1st = Moor Row    2nd = Thornhill

Year 5/6

Large Schools  1st = Bookwell     2nd = Orgill 

Small Schools  1st = Moor Row    2nd = Thornhill



5 a-side Football

On Monday 18th September 2 teams went to West Lakes Academy to play football.  It was the debut of our new strip and we played just as smartly.  The Year 6 team were runners up and the Year 5's came a respectable 4th place out of 8 teams.