A big thank you to staff that dressed up to promote World Book Day on Thursday 8th March.
This week was National Schools’ Football Week which has been coordinated by the English Schools Football Association. Marking a celebration of schools’ football, this new initiative reflects the spirit of competition, fair play and team work. Schools around the country are staging football themed events and lessons throughout the week, utilising the popularity of football to inspire pupils both on and
off the pitch. This national campaign is also introducing a ‘Respect in Football’ element, whilst
helping boost the participation of boys and girls football. In this week’s PE lessons students are being given the opportunity to play small sided football games in Houses with every goal scored counting for 2 House Points. The overall scores are included below.
Emily Sarsfield – Team GB’s Winter Olympic Ski Cross athlete is preparing to compete in this month’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang in South Korea. Our students have been getting a taste for this spectacular worldwide event in PE lessons by trying out curling, ski cross, ice hockey, biathlon and bobsleigh challenges.
Emily was extremely grateful for the support from our students and sent a message to the Colleges on twitter,
” This was special… thank you to the students at Durham Federation! My home town have been so supportive!
On Thursday evening four students from College arrived at Maiden Castle to take part in the Durham Schools Badminton Competition. This is a very competitive event against schools with County standard players. All four students are studying GCSE PE and will be getting a very good practical score out of 25 for their badminton skills and team play.They battled really hard in each game, winning several and coming a close second in many others. The four students were a credit to the College and played magnificently both as individuals and as a team.
Prior to our Winter Olympic lesson we managed to get in touch with Emily Sarsfield who was a PE teacher in Durham before turning into an Olympic athlete at Ski Cross. She very kindly sent our students a good luck message which is below.
Each year group took part in this half term’s sporting challenge which was Sports Hall Athletics. There were some great performances in the field events and some excellent teamwork in the relay races. The House points for this half term are attached. Congratulations to Redgrave House who just pipped Heap House to first place with Radcliffe House in 3rd position.
Today at Fyndoune we were presented with our NCS Citizenship award.