Tia in Year 9

Tia in year 9 has just won the National Championship for her age group in Karate. She has also won 2 gold medals and is now the Regional Champion. As a result Tia has once again qualified for the world cup in Australia later this year. Well done Tia, this is an amazing achievement and we are all really proud of you!

 

Maya in Year 7

Maya in Year 7 has auditioned and successfully been chosen to represent England in the Dance World Cup in Germany later this year. She will be performing in the Children Classical Solo section. Well done Maya, we are really proud of this amazing achievement.

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The Apprenticeship Guide!

The Apprenticeship Guide gives free online access to loads of useful information about apprenticeships, general careers advice, direct links to employers and training providers that offer apprenticeships, real life stories and much more.

Apprenticeship Guide

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Success for Yr11 Football Team!

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Year 11 Manager, Mr Osborne, reports on the recent success of our school football team…..

“The Year 11s were appreciative of the fact that that they might only have a handful of games left of school football. The message was simple, “give it your all and enjoy every minute”

I was confident going into the game, ahead of a successful football trip last year and the lads didn’t disappoint. We rolled out with the same ambitious 4-1-2-1-2 formation from last year and the lads were simply fantastic. Passing with confidence, working for each other and scoring from all angles of the pitch.

The game resulted in an 8-1 victory for our boys. Although there will be tougher challenges ahead, the boys were matched physically and maintained discipline and temperament throughout.

From a delighted manager, Mr Osborne.”

‘Well-being Week’ – Get Involved!

activeMarch 23 – 27 is ‘Well-being Week’ for students and staff.  There will be many exciting activities and drop-in sessions taking place throughout the week to raise the profile of ‘well-being’ and mental health.

 

For further details see the time-table here or on the notice boards in your form rooms.  We hope everyone will get involved and try something new!

 

‘Civil Rights Champion’, Stuart Milk, visits our school!

Screenshot 2015-02-18 at 21.35.17We were extremely honoured to have Stuart Milk visit our school last week to speak with students in Year 10.

Stuart is the nephew of the American civil rights leader and gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk, who was assassinated in 1978. The story of Stuart’s visit to Denton was picked up by the Tameside Advertiser and also the Manchester Evening News.

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KS4 Basketball News!

Basketball_through_hoopMore basketball success also arrived on Wednesday night as our Girl’s KS4 basketball team participated in the Tameside KS4 Basketball Competition at Alder Community High School.

After arriving the girls were a little nervous when they saw the height of some of their opponents! However these nervous were soon put aside when they played their first game against Mossley Hollins.  The girls came out victorious with a fabulous score of 28-0!

They then took on Fairfield.  This game was a very fairly contested match but the girls managed to break the deadlock and went on to win 18-2. After winning both games in their group the girls where through to the final against All Saints.  The girls started the game really well and took the lead within the first minute of the game.  Unfortunately All Saints came back and despite the best efforts of the girls they lost 20 points to 6.

The girls were a credit to the College and showed great determination throughout.  The quality of their play was outstanding! Congratulations to the girls on becoming the KS4 Tameside Girls Basketball Runners Up.

The students were Kirsty D, Eve B, Becky H, Zoe A and Chelsea G. Well done to all – we’re super proud of you!

Year 10 Football….latest news

Read the following match report from team manager Mr Osborne….

The boys were buoyed going into the game and not only because they were missing period 5! Full of confidence from their last game (a 4-0 demolition of Droylsden academy, for those who need reminding), this week’s clash was the definition of an away game, as we travelled up to St Thomas in Chorley for a big national cup match. The boys battled hard and through 3 blistering strikes were 3-0 to the good by half-time.

However, football is a game of two halves as we know and the home side managed to pull 2 goals back in in quick succession.The game, or so I thought was put to bed with another ‘worldy’ of a strike from Danny F. However with 5 minutes to go a scrappy goal from St Thomas meant for a nervy finish! Nervy it was, and literally the last kick of the game saw a St Thomas equaliser. This meant one thing – Extra time with the game poised at 4-4 (much to the delight of a rather cold Mr Day) who now knows more than ever, that winter is the enemy!

The momentum unfortunately remained with the home side who eventually defeated us 6 goals to 4. Our lads did the college proud as they battled and were just one minute away from beating our toughest opposition to date. Bring on the next game and well done to all the Year 10 lads involved.