The highs and sore points of rowing the Channel.
Last week we had our first inter-school fitness competition with each school attempting to be the first to row across the Channel (35,405m). 70 students and teachers participated in the event which ran from Monday to Friday. There was a fantastic atmosphere in the fitness room and everyone who participated, gave it 101% - it was a real treat to watch.
A special mention should be made of Riley Johnson, who continued rowing well after his 15 mins, clocking up a massive 3,817m. I think he may have felt it for a few days after. Well done Riley!
Russell absolutely smashed the competition, crossing the Channel on Tuesday and accumulating a final distance of 75,752m. Turing came 2nd crossing the Channel on Wednesday, clocking up some serious mileage the second half of the week, with a final distance of 68,091m. Ellis were 3rd crossing the Channel in the final few minutes of the competition with a final distance of 35,111m. Angelou are stranded somewhere in between the UK and France, last spotted by the coastguard at 18,136m...!
Well done to everyone who participated. Time to start planning the next one. Anyone for an iron man??
Fantastic to welcome @EllaDaish into school today to talk with students about her #EndPeriodPlastic campaign. It was lovely to hear our students speak so passionately about this issue - more news to follow! #ecofriendly
Massive thanks @alfiejukes_ for coming in to talk all things #songwriting to our Year 11 GCSE #music class recently & for performing one of his songs live! The Q&A afterwards on composition & life in the world of musical theatre went down very well #inspirational @VarndeanMusic https://t.co/Qjfb2eApca
Our Student Librarian badges have finally arrived! Our Student Librarians are wearing them with pride #librarytwitter https://t.co/EMZYTYuPRK
Well done to our students recognised for winning a dance competition, excellent work on #LED an enthusiastic first half term, coming up with the kindness calendar idea and 3 lots of 2 #GoldenTicket award winners in one week! #HotChocFri #ChallengeandPride https://t.co/BmtsRtBznE
@DownsInfants How wonderful!
Lovely to welcome our Year 11 students and families to our Well-being and Progress Evening where we discuss next steps, revising for PPE2 and managing stressful situations #challenge #pride https://t.co/SyKSY4N5Kz