Our Football Teams
Queen’s Drive boasts many football teams for both boys and girls. Regular weekly training sessions for children in Year 5 and 6 enable the school to select an ‘A’ and ‘B’ squad to participate in the Preston Schools’ league and cup fixtures. The boy’s football team is managed by Mr Taylor with Mr Pearce running the girl’s team. In addition to these two teams, the school also has a Year 3 and 4 team which participate in the Preston Schools’ 6 aside competition and friendly fixtures. These children train at lunchtimes in preparation for their games. Each football team has their own unique football kit for playing their fixtures. The school has established links with Preston North End who run additional football coaching sessions for children aged as young as 5 years old through to 11 years of age. These sessions take place in the autumn and summer terms.
Our Netball Team
Queen’s Drive holds weekly training sessions for any child in Year 5 and 6. The school trains on Thursday after school and plays league and tournament fixtures against other schools in the Preston area. Boys are more than welcome to attend these training sessions as the school also fields a ‘High Five’ team which is made up of 2 boys in the team. The school plays an annual tournament each year against other schools. Netball skills are practised throughout the school but in year 5, the school participates in the Preston Schools’ Netball Skills Challenge event for up to 8 children. The school has their own bespoke netball kit for the teams made up of the school colours and badge. This is the envy of other schools! Miss Parkinson and Mrs Deluce run the netball team.
Our Tag Rugby Team
Queen’s Drive runs weekly training sessions for pupils in Year 5 and 6 to learn and play tag rugby. This is a popular club with over 40 children attending each week. The children learn handing and passing skills along with tactical development on how to play the game. The school plays league fixtures against other Preston schools and also participates in the annual Tag Rugby tournament. This is an exciting sport which involves both boys and girls playing together. Mr Taylor and Mrs Docherty help run the teams for the school.
Our Gymnastics Team
Queen’s Drive has a very proud tradition of producing excellent gymnastics teams. The school runs regular ‘before school’ gymnastics clubs for children ranging from Year 1 and 2, Year 3 and 4 along with the older children in Years 5 and 6. These clubs often lead to competitions against other Preston Schools in which Queen’s Drive have won many awards in recent years. Mrs Robertson, Mrs Brame and Mr Aspinall coach these children. In addition to traditional gymnastics, the school also runs a 6 week trampolining club in the summer term for some of the Key Stage 2 pupils. Again, the school uses this club to help build a successful trampolining team.
Our Dance Club
Queen’s Drive holds two dance clubs for children throughout the year. Children in Years 3 and 4 get the opportunity to learn a range of dances and dance moves as part of a before school dance club. This club is run by Mrs Docherty. Mr Chesters runs a club for the older children on a Thursday morning. Both clubs come together form a team at the Preston Schools’ Dance festival each year.
Other Clubs & Teams
Queen’s Drive is committed to sport and physical activity. In addition the clubs and teams mentioned above, the school also has very successful Swimming, Cricket, Athletics, Tennis, Rounders and Hockey clubs and teams. The school is keen to extend the range of clubs and competitive teams which it offers to suit the demands and interests of the children.