Over 140 Year 10 students took part in our annual sponsored walk last week to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
The 7 mile hilly walk took the students through the stunning scenery of the Combs valley in glorious sunshine allowing students and staff to enjoy the event before returning to school for a barbecue. A big thank you to Mr Jones for his brilliant organisation again, to all of the staff who gave up their time and to parents and families who sponsored students.
Headteacher Simon Grieves commented, “This is a fantastic event and it’s good to see another group of teenagers taking up the challenge of fundraising for the Teenage Cancer Trust. We’ve raised tens of thousands of pounds for the charity over the years and we are looking forward to contributing more this year.”
Our under 12s are progressing well through the Derbyshire Cup qualifying stages and are now through to the semi-finals, beating QEGs recently. Chapel batted first, Lucas Watson-Hurrell carried his bat for 66* helping us to score 111/1 off our 16 overs and we then bowled them out for 70. The semi final will take place next Wednesday 20th June at Chapel Cricket Club. Good luck boys.
The under 16 girls netball team reached the Derbyshire final; our first ever for the girls! They were unlucky to lose to a very strong team from West Park. Lots of talent here with most of the team eligible to play again next year.
We have been lucky to have been selected as one of the charities of the month for the Buxton Waitrose "green coin" collection. If you do visit this month, please choose us for your donation!
Speaking Volumes is an organisation that provides grant funding for books and DVDs on the Christian faith for placing anywhere they can be borrowed and enjoyed. Their panel of experts select suitable books from all Christian publishers. We are very pleased to have received a grant of £300 from Speaking Volumes to spend on Christian books for our students to access. The books selected by the panel of experts include a range of fiction, non-fiction, autobiographies, and graphic novels enabling us to offer our students a much more appealing, up-to-date and age appropriate selection of books in the religion section of our library. Titles also cover important and relevant issues for our students such as resilience, growing up, persevering and mental health. We would like to thank Speaking Volumes for supporting our school library to continue to keep our stock up-to-date and relevant for our students by awarding us this grant. We would also like to thank Chapter and Verse Christian Bookshop in Buxton for providing our chosen selection of books and helping us with this process. If you are interested in finding out more or supporting our school library please contact Mrs Dobson (email@example.com).