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We are a School Games Gold Mark School

This year we were awarded Gold.  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.


Cumbria School Games

On Wednesday 11th July our Year 5/6 golfers and orienteering team went to Carlisle to compete in the Cumbria School Games final.  The children had a great day representing Copeland and competing against schools from around the county.  Although they didn't win however loved receiving their goody bags and in the spirit of the games cheering the other teams on.  Official photo's and results can be found at:  

Egremont Bowls Club

On Monday 2nd July a team of bowlers headed to Egremont bowls club to firstly learn the sport before competing in a competition.  It was a fun day and the children enjoyed learning a new sport.

Year 3 & 4 Athletics

On Monday the 3rd July 2 teams from Bookwell competed in a variety of track and field activities on our MUGA against Gosforth.  Despite the heat we all jumped, threw and ran our little socks off and this was rewarded with 1st and 2nd place.

Key Stage 1 Cross Country

Bookwell hosted a Key Stage cross country event on Tuesday 19th June.  We entered 2 teams of runners who competed in a variety of relay running events until the last event which was a long distance.  The results at the end of the day saw Bookwell placed 2nd and 2 of our children being awarded race winner and runner up.  

Year 5/6 Rounders

On Monday 18th June a team of year 5 & 6 went to West Lakes Academy for a rounders tournament.  The children's play improved as the games progressed and they had a great time.  The final result saw Bookwell coming first out of 5 teams.

Sports Day 2018

Our annual sports day competitions started with the junior long distance race on Friday 15th June.  After a super effort by all runners who all completed the course.  The results from this event saw
4th Blue,
2nd = Green and Yellow 

1st = Red


After a fantastic opening to our sports day by the children of cheerleading club, Key Stage 2 sports kick started our morning with all key stage 2 children competing in at least one event.  The sprint races were as competitive as ever ending with the popular wet sponge relay and Bookwell challenge.  The scores at the end of the day were

4th -   59 points Yellow

2nd =  69 points Blue and Red

1st -   76 points Green 


Key Stage 1 sports quickly followed where all children competed in a constant relay of activities were every circuit counted as a point for their team.  The children then rotated round all the activities until the final whistle blue.  The scores in Key Stage 1 were

4th - 56 points Red

3rd - 59 points Yellow

2nd - 65 points Green

1st  - 66 points Blue




On Tuesday 22nd May 20 children from year 3, 4, 5 & 6 went to Cleator Moor astro turf for the West Lakes Academy cluster and Copeland school final of the tri-golf.  All children got to show off the skills they had practised in PE last half term with Bookwell being West Lakes Academy winners in year 3/4 and year 5/6.  The year 5/6 were also champions for Copeland and has won them a place in the County final later this year.

Hi 5 Netball


On Monday 14th May two teams competed in the West Lakes Academy netball tournament.  We played well and really felt our games improved over the competition.  The final results were Seascale winners and Bookwell 2nd and 5th.  The second place team will go onto compete in the Copeland final in June.

Year 3/4 Tennis

On Monday 30th April 3 teams went to West Lakes Academy for the mini-tennis tournament.  We soon got into the swing of the game and started scoring points.  Although it was quite chilly it was really good fun.  We even had a team which one the tournament and will go onto the Copeland final at the end of May.

Copeland Key Steps School Games Final

On Thursday the 29th March 6 children from year 3 & 4 went to represent Copeland in the county final of the Key Steps 2 gymnastics competition.  They all did us really proud completing a vault, floor routine and a body management sequence which they had been practising in school.  They really enjoyed the atmosphere at the county final and performed their best despite being extremely nervous.

U Dance Festival

On Monday 26th March year 3 went to the Carnegie theatre at Workington to perform in the U-Dance festival along with many schools from West Cumbria.  The children had been working hard since Christmans choreographing, practising and making costumes ready for show night.  The aim of the routine was to enage more boys in dance. 


Before embarking on the project many of the boys had a negative attitude saying it was 'too girlie' and they didn't want to do dance. Once they had been involved in the Roman dance project  and performed in a real theatre in front of a live audience they discovered that boys (and girls) should dance because 'you can express yourself', 'it's fun' and 'it was the first time I'd been on stage'.

Copeland Key Steps Final

On Friday 16th March 2 key steps 2 (year 3/4) teams and 8 Key steps 3 gymnasts competed in the Copeland final and did an amazing job.  The competition was tough and all gymnasts did themmselves proud.  Tresults of the day were:


     Key Steps 3 (Year 5/6)                                         Key Steps 2 (Year 3/4)

1st Valley - 85.4 points                                 1st Bookwell A - 79.1 points 

2nd Seascale - 84.7 points                            2nd St Bridget’s RC A - 72.7 points 
3rd St Patrick’s A - 83.2 points                    3rd Valley A - 72.4 points 
4th St Bridget’s RC A - 81.8 points               4th Orgill A - 70.3 points
5th St Jame’s RC - 83.8 points                     5th Haverigg - 66 points 
6th Orgill - 82.8 points                                 6th Valley B - 64.5 points
7th Frizington - 78 points                             7th St Bridget’s RC B - 64.2 points 
8th Bookwell A - 77.8 points                         8th Orgill B - 62.6 points
9th  St Patrick’s B - 77.6 points                   9th Bookwell B - 62.3 points
10th St Bridget’s B - 68.2 points                 10th Seascale - 61 points 
                                                                    11th St James CofE - 53.5 points

Key 1 Steps Gymnastics

On Monday 26th February 12 gymnasts from year 2 competed in the West Lakes Academy cluster competition.  The children enjoyed demonstrating their sequence which involved jumps, balances and forward rolls.  Overall we came 4th and 8th in the large schools competition.  We are proud of them all.

1st =  Orgill 1
2nd = Frizington 1
3rd = Seascale
4th = Bookwell 1
5th = Orgill 2
6th = Frizington 2
7th = Gosforth 1
8th = Bookwell 2
9th = Montreal 1
10th = Gosforth 2
11th = Montreal 2


Copeland Athletics Final

On Friday 23rd February our qualifying athletics team headed to St Benedict's for the Copeland schools final.  The competition was amazing with all children doing their best in a variety of athletic disciplines.  Unfortunately we didn't win but the competition was tough with us coming 4th overall. 

We wish Haverigg and Valley all the best for the County final.


Haverigg - 138 points

Valley - 171 points

St Begh’s - 206 points

St James - 218 points

Bookwell - 254 points 

Waberthwaite - 261 points

Arlecdon - 264 points

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.