Thanks to our partnership with the RFU and the CBRE All Schools Programme, we have taken delivery of our fantastic student-designed rugby shirts. Following an application process in November, Bobby Millband, Adam Gyte, Emily Bormond and Isobel Clucas were selected to take part in a kit design day with Canterbury in Chesterfield.
The group created three designs and the shirt shown in the picture was the one chosen by students and staff to become our new rugby shirt, which we will be using in festivals after the Easter break.
See the article in the Buxton Advertiser for more news about year 10 student, Cameron Moss, who represented the school recently at Twickenham, celebrating our partnership with the RFU.
Congratulations to former student Katie Toft, winning gold for Great Britain in the women's C1 individual pursuit, on the opening day at the Para-cycling Track World Championships in Brazil.
Despite the weather another really positive month, well done to all who took part.
The year ten team won the High Peak Championship, going all tournament unbeaten.
Both boys and girls competed at Buxton Community in the High Peak Indoor Athletics competition. Both teams performed brilliantly with the year 7 and 8 girls winning and the year 7 boys coming a close second. The year 8 boys also won and so they and the year 7 and 8 girls teams will all compete in the county final next term.
Lower and upper school teams took part in the High Peak Rowing Championships, both teams finishing second and representing the school well in a sport many were doing for the first time.
What a fabulous trip! Our trip to Alpe D'Huez last week was blessed with sunshine and fresh snow. Everyone enjoyed a fun packed week of skiing around this excellent resort with many completing the famous Sarenne black run. In addition to skiing every day, spare time was filled with skating, tobogganing, climbing, bumboarding, a few snowball fights and lots of good food! The students were a credit to both the school and themselves.
Many thanks to Eagley Plastics and JS Burgess Engineering both of whom have made generous donations towards supporting our lower school BookBuzz initiative. This sponsorship will enable us to subsidise or gift books to our year 7 students to ensure they get a flying start in reading at secondary school. If you read this and are interested in finding out more, please contact Mrs Dobson in the library.