News and Events - February 2018

Sports News - February

Derbyshire Champions!

Badminton Champions!

The year 10 badminton team won the Derbyshire Schools' title at John Port School comprehensively beating teams from the other areas. They will now go onto the regional finals in Nottingham in March; a first for this school so a huge well done to the boys. And all are eligible for this competition next year!

Derbyshire table tennis: more medals!

Sam Cooper retained his under 13 Derbyshire table tennis title in Chesterfield this week but Louis Bailey also won the bronze medal to cap a highly successful day for our ping pong stars! Sam goes on to national finals now. A great achievement for this unassuming young sportsman.

More success in the mud!

Our cross country teams had another successful day at the county schools finals at Tupton Hall School. Representing the High Peak, both our intermediate and junior boys won the Derbyshire team competition and two of our students were selected for the Derbyshire team; well done everyone!

Year 10 GCSE Drama Showcase

Drama Showcase 2018

On Wednesday 31st January both year 10 groups showcased their recent script performances to an audience of 60 in the Drama Studio. Parents and friends commented on the maturity of the performances and how well rehearsed and atmospheric each piece was. Well done to all who participated.

Act 1- Witch Hunt

A tale of persecution ably told as an ensemble piece. The group used choral speaking and strong physical theatre to tell the story of how easily the inhabitants of a village can turn against each other.

Act 2- Josephine the Angel

Focusing on one story from the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York. A group of New York firefighters save an elderly woman ‘Josephine’ from the 60th floor. Students used physical theatre and narration to effectively portray the events.

Changes to the 69 bus services

In the December newsletter we advised that the 69A service is being withdrawn as of the 16th February.

In summary the changes to the services are as follows:

  • The 69 service will be renumbered 61A in the morning and 61X in the afternoon
  • The 69A is being withdrawn and Gamesley will no longer be served on the renumbered services
  • The 69B will be renumbered 61B
  • The 61A will operate the opposite way round to the current 69 route and passengers boarding the service between Hayfield and New Mills will need to catch the bus from the opposite side of the road to where they currently catch the bus from.

There is an updated copy of the bus timetable available to download and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact High Peak Buses.

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