Sport

 

A wide range of sporting activities is offered at Andrews Memorial.  Opportunities are provided for pupils to participate in football, netball, hockey, mini-rugby, cricket, cross-country and athletics.  Many children benefit from additional coaching through outside agencies, such as the IFA, the IRFU, Ards RFC, Ards Borough Council, Comber Rec FC and North Down CC.

Key Stage 2 classes attend Ards swimming pool, each year, attending weekly sessions for one term.  Children are encouraged to learn to swim under a trained instructor.

The school football team competes in the Newtownards and District Primary Schools' League.  The team has been League Champions, Cup Winners and Supplementary Cup Winners on many occasions over the past number of years.

The girls’ netball team plays a number of friendly and competitive games during the year, including local tournaments where it has enjoyed much success in recent years.

The mini-rugby squad competes in the East Down Area Blitz each year and plays at Ravenhill in alternate years.  In 2012, the squad represented Ulster Primary Schools at an IRFU National Festival in Ashbourne, Co. Meath.

This year sees a welcome return for the school competing in both the girls' and boys' hockey leagues.  Athletic sessions have also been introduced, culminating in genuine all-round skills-centred Sports Days in the summer.

The cricket team plays in local tournaments and has been Northern Ireland champions in the past.

During the Summer term, year group and House competitions are held in the various sporting activities.  All pupils from P4 - P7 are encouraged to take part.