PE and Sport

Snooker visits

Mark Allen (centre) with the Fishergaters!

With the Look North team

Mark Allen, UK snooker champion 2022 and this year’s Champion of Champions winner, came to visit our school just before the start of this year’s UK snooker championships in York. A selected group of pupils from Key Stage 2 took part in a question and answer session before playing a bit of snooker themselves. We were joined on the day by Look North and a BBC production team.

The BBC camera crew and producer

The BBC also returned a few days later to do another snooker piece with some KS2 pupils which was aired during the semi final of this year’s championships.

The UK snooker championship trophy!

All pupils involved in both snooker events were funny, polite and engaging. They were a really credit to our school. Well done Fishergaters!

May the Fourth Be With You…

…Star Wars Charity Marathon Day is back!

On May 4th all pupils will be asked to come into school dressed in PE clothes (or sportswear) and trainers… ready to run. This year we will be raising money for the Macmillan cancer charity and we ask that all donations are made via this JustGiving link:


Macmillan gives people with cancer everything they’ve got. If you’re diagnosed, your worries are Macmillan’s worries. Macmillan’s doing whatever it takes. But without your help, Macmillan can’t support everyone who needs them.

Any donation you can give is much appreciated. We all know someone who has been affected by cancer and having a charity like Macmillan there to support those people and their families is priceless. Anything we raise through this marathon day will support their work.

Throughout the day classes will go out onto the school field to run a mile with Mrs Clarke. This year we would like to invite parents, carers, family members and friends to come along and support their child’s class or even to run with them! Please come round to the school field (at the back of school) when your child’s class is running.

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Darth Vader needs YOU to run a mile with Mrs Clarke on our Star Wars Marathon Day!


  • 9 to 9.30: Miss Craggs/Miss Deverall’s class (year 3/4)
  • 9.30 to 10: Mrs Engleman’s class (year 3/4)
  • 10 to 10.30: Mrs Ekers’ class (year 3/4)
  • 10.45 to 11.15: Mrs Moss’ class (year 1/2)
  • 11.15 to 11.45: Ms Renny’s class (year 1/2)
  • 11.45 to 12.15: Mr Pennington’s class (year 1/2)


  • 12.45 EYU
  • 1.15 to 1.45: Mrs Walton’s class (year 5/6)
  • 1.45 to 2.15: Miss Ball’s class (year 5/6)
  • 2.15 to 2.45: Ms Rees/Mr Burnell’s class (year 5/6)

Many thanks for all your support…let’s run together and raise as much money as we can!

(And an extra thank you to all the school councillors who put together the 360 medals needed for the day) 

Good luck to Mrs Clarke (who will be running all day) and May the Fourth be With You everyone 🙂

Strong with these runners the force is…

A huge thank you for all your support with this year’s Star Wars Marathon Day. All runners were amazing and ran their miles with Mrs Clarke throughout the day. Well done to Mrs Clarke for running all those miles and to Caz for joining her (at a social distance of course!) to run some miles as well.

Thank you for all your donations. The total raised for Mental Health UK stands at £1160! AMAZING!

Much appreciated, your support is….to next year here is!

Fishergate School Council


May the fourth be with you….

On Tuesday 4th May the whole school will be taking part in a covid-safe marathon day to raise money for Mental Health UK. This charity provides mental health information, advice and support to people of all ages and it needs our fundraising support more than ever. A Fishergate staff family member, Mark Waters, is involved in raising money for this charity and has asked for our help.
All donations this year can be made via the Just Giving website:
Please donate what you can.
On 4th May all pupils can come into school dressed in running clothes and trainers- ready to run! During the day each class will join Mrs Clarke on the school field to run a mile with her. Each pupil will be awarded with a medal for their efforts.  Please note that this year the medals are a bit unusual- just remind your child to look on the back of the medal as well 🙂
Thank you so much for all your support. A slightly different marathon day this year…but at least we are running!
Fishergate School Council

May the Fourth Marathon Day!

Star Wars: May the Fourth Be With You and FREE Comic Book Day ...We will be running our Star Wars marathon on May 4th!

Unfortunately, we won’t be able to do the usual taking 26 groups of children to run along the river. Instead the children will be running a mile around the field – I think it is 11 times around! They will all get a medal for their efforts and I am hoping that there will still be the marathon day buzz around school. This year we are raising money for Mental Health UK. More details will be sent closer to the time.

Mrs Wilson – spotted!

13 miles done, and still smiling!

Click to go to JustGiving

The most important reason for her Star Wars run was to see as many of the lovely children from Early  Years as possible!

However, she is also fundraising. Foodbanks in the UK are under more pressure than ever in the current situation; York alone has seen a 400% increase in use since lockdown began.

If you would like to, you can donate to Mrs Wilson’s JustGiving page in aid of the Trussell Trust.

Mrs Wilson’s Socially Distanced May 4th Run!

On May 4th we usually run our Star Wars marathon at Fishergate Primary School with all the children and staff involved – and often many parents and governors! We have had to postpone this year’s event, but Mrs Wilson is planning to run past as many Early Years children’s homes as possible to give them a (socially distanced!) wave.

Foodbanks in the UK are under more pressure than ever in the current situation; York alone has seen a 400% increase in use since lockdown began. 

You can donate to Mrs Wilson’s JustGiving page by clicking  the picture below!

May the Fourth Marathon Day: Cancelled…for now!

Dear All

As a result of school closures, we have had to cancel the ‘May the 4th be with you’ marathon day. We plan on rescheduling this day for later on in the year. 

We think that when we can safely run it, it will be a lovely way to celebrate school being re-opened and us all being back together. So until then stay safe and….

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Fishergate School Council