As part of the new House system we have introduced during transition fortnight, we added a suitable twist to our annual Sports Day proceedings.
This year we hosted our very first ‘Sports Day House Competition” where houses Endeavour, Illustrious, Intrepid & Valiant competed against one another for points.
Students were invited to wear non-uniform to school for the duration of the day whilst incorporating their house colours into their outfits. All students donated 50p for the occasion and each House will later decide what charity they will donate their money to.
The morning’s activities started off with field events for all year groups of all Houses such as, Long Jump, Discus, Shot Put and Javelin. A Basketball competition and a Penalty Shootout was also held in the Sports Hall.
After a short downpour during lunch time, the afternoon’s activities still went ahead starting with the 200m and 100m race and shortly followed by the Tug of War, House Relay and House Fun Relay.
Of course our staff members couldn’t miss out and joined in with the fun. Members of staff from each House participated in the Tug of War and a Staff Fun Relay with Illustrious taking the victory for the Tug of War and Intrepid taking the lead for the Relay.
After the House chants and cheers had eventually died down, the results of this year’s Sports Day were finally announced. VALIANT stole the show with Endeavour in second place, Intrepid in third and Illustrious in fourth.
Our PE department would like to congratulate the winning House but would also like to add that everyone is a winner just for taking part. All students who participated in a Sports Day event were brilliant and everyone who supported on the field, spent hours making banners, creating chants and help organise were also fantastic sports!
A brilliant way to round off our last week of the Summer term!
Recently our Year 7 and 8 boys have been involved in a Premier League Reading Stars Programme.
This programme is a partnership between the National Literacy Trust and the Premier League and is a reading intervention that uses the motivational power of football to inspire young people to read more and improve their literacy skills.
All the resources were around football and during each fixture (lesson) there was a big focus on competition between the students where some ‘big’ prizes were awarded.
The students involved were invited to a special rewards event after school where they were able to take part in a question and answer session with former student, James Cadman, who now plays professional football.
The boys asked some great questions and James was inspiring and engaging.
Mrs Huddleston said that she was really proud of them and even more proud of James – she admits she was very emotional.
The students finished with game of football and finally James awarded them with certificates.
A HUGE well done to all involved!
The red carpet welcomed the Year 11 class of 2015 to Hellaby Hall on Friday night for what turned out to be an evening of glitz and glamour.
The students arrived in style looking absolutely stunning in an array of vehicles ranging from a party bus, limousines and flash cars, to be greeted with complimentary refreshments before sitting down for a three course meal.
Curtis Horbury was crowned Court Jester with James Harper and Chantelle Gill receiving the prestigious awards of Prom King and Queen respectively.
Guests at the hotel commented on how spectacular the students looked as everything went to plan even down to the weather.