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??
A massive thank you to Arnold Clark Community Fund for the £500! The funds are being used to pay towards new 9 v 9 mobile goals for our home pitch @VarndeanSchool #ArnoldClarkCommunityFund #withdeanyouth
Brilliant opportunity for someone looking to work in one of our smaller schools... https://t.co/1bqKLLC2Sc
Celebrating the end of a successful term - enjoy the Varndean Eye Summer 2021 edition #challenge #pride https://t.co/yjy29lPCDq
Today is the last day of our wonderful Librarian, Mr Katz. Mr Katz has had an incredible impact on not just the Reading Room, but the entire school community. We are so sad to see him go but we wish him well in his next adventure. We will remember you always in 'Katz Korner'! https://t.co/SAosFxbPQD