Well done to the boys team for their recent win over Lady Manners. In this 10 over game the boys scored 100 for 4 against 66 for 7. Reece Johnson retired twice on 15 and 20 not out, Ross McCormack retired 15 not out as did Caleb Winfield.
Year 11 boys competed recently in the Derbyshire Futsal finals, captained by Ethan Padden, finishing 5th, playing some very tough opposition.
The year 10 football team won the High Peak Futsal competition and will go on to represent the area at the Derbyshire Finals.
Congratulations to the Year 7 and 8 rugby teams who were successful in a tournament against teams from Hope Valley and Glossop! James Wareham scored 5 trys and Olli Thompson 4. A cold but enjoyable trip for the boys!
Well done to our Accelerated Reader prize winners from last term:
Best attitude - Jamie Kirk, Kerry Pott and Will Jones.
Most quizzes passed - Jack Yates, Paul Evans and Olivia Hill.
Most words read - Cole Hallsworth, Leo Daniels and Josh Hill.
On Thursday the 15th December we were delighted to welcome Janine Webber to speak to our Year 9 students. Janine grew up during the Nazi occupation of Europe and faced persecution because of her Jewish origins. During the afternoon, Janine shared her story with students and staff, telling a moving story which saw her witness the death of her mother, father and brother at the hands of the Nazis. She spent most of her childhood in hiding, moving from place to place and at one point spent 18 months hiding underground. With the help of her aunt she eventually escaped to France and managed to rebuild her life, moving to England to improve her English, where she met her husband and settled.
The students were incredibly moved by her testimony and were keen to ask questions at the end to find out more about Janine's experience. Janine was very impressed with not only the behaviour of the students but by the level of thought that went into the questions they asked. We hope that all students who listened to Janine take a powerful message away about the need for tolerance and the effects that intolerance can have on the world.
Over the last few years, Year 9 Design Technology students have been working on making clothing for children in lesser economically developed countries during their Textiles rotation. They have managed to create a substantial number of dresses and shorts of a very good standard that would withstand the rigours of such an environment.
Earlier this term we were lucky enough to find out about one of our parent’s involvement with an orphanage in Kenya called Footprints so we met with her to see if the garments created by our students would be of any use to the children there. She said they would and kindly offered to take them over to Kenya when she next visited later on that month, resulting in these lovely photographs.