Congratulations to the intermediate boys cross country team who finished 16th in English Schools’ Athletics Association cross-country finals at Sevenoaks School in Kent. Following their victory at the Regional final, they were thrilled to achieve their target of a top 20 finish at the Nationals. Great achievement for this delightful bunch of runners.
Well done to the year 9 and 10 boys who participated in a rugby workshop at Buxton rugby club this week, continuing our aim of promoting strength in rugby within school. They were joined by to other schools and took part in training and a full game at the end of the session. On a chilly night the boys were excellent!
The boys competed in the year 7 Futsal comp at Buxton Community School, winning the tournament and not conceding a goal. They now go onto the Derbyshire Finals in December.
Several year 7/8 boys attended a Rugby Festival at Buxton Rugby Club, promoting our links with the local team. They were joined by students from Buxton Community School and took part in training sessions and a mixed game at the end. We hope to further develop rugby in all years in school.
This year we entered our first ever team to take part in the international annual literature competition, The Kids Lit Quiz, which was hosted by Lady Manners School, Bakewell.
Four Year 8 students represented our school and enjoyed a competitive afternoon taking part in the quiz against 23 teams from schools in the area. Unfortunately we didn’t make it through to the national rounds to be held in London later this year (there’s always next year!). However the students really enjoyed the afternoon putting their knowledge to the test, meeting author Sarah Mussi (author of The Snowdonia Chronicles) and eating lots of cake! Well done!
Twenty years ago, students from Year 10 adopted as their year charity, the Teenage Cancer Trust. This trust is a charity, which raises money to build and equip specialist units for young people suffering from cancer in all its forms. We have continued the tradition every year and last year students were able to donate over £2000 to this charity.
This year however we decided to split our fundraising efforts with the foundation "rideforcharlie" which raises money to assist young off road cyclists and supports the work of Cardiac Risk in the Young. We decided to do this in memory of Charlie Craig who passed away in his sleep in January and was a good friend to many of our year 10 students.
Students who were Charlie’s classmate at Hayfield Primary school welcomed ex-student and Charlie's friend Joe Brooks into school last week to present him with a cheque for £1805. The money, raised largely from the sponsored walk involving the year group, will go to support the foundations's work.
CRY screening is free to all children over 14 years old, you can book a slot by using the website link below.