The new Head Boy and Head Girl visited the Durham Foodbank warehouse in Chester le Street today to hand over a cheque for £350 which was raised from the College’s recent Santa Fun Run. The College had previously handed over almost 200kg of food after collecting tins and foodstuff last term. The students were a credit to the school and asked some very challenging questions. They will be writing a report on their visit shortly and have expressed an interest in doing some voluntary work at the warehouse in the future.
Craig Heap , Olympic Gymnast and all round nice guy came into give an inspirational speech to the Year 11 before they sit their mock exams. He talked about taking all your opportunities, to have goals and to work hard to achieve your dreams. He then helped the PE students with some top tips on revision techniques.
This week saw a visitor from Houghall College, who led an assembly explaining the practical courses that are on offer including caring for dogs, horses and sheep. They also described the amazing new campus look together with the many new facilities offered at Houghall, following a 12 million pounds investment.
The National Citizenship Service visited with a fantastic opportunity for students to have a two week adventure holiday and then come back and organise a local community project. More than 20 students signed up and we look forward to hearing how they get on
This month two students from Fyndoune have been invited to Durham University to take part in the Junior High Performance Rowing programme at Maiden Castle. Marc Milner and Ellie Harris will be spending 8 weeks training with specialised coaches in the lead up to the North East Regional Indoor Rowing Championships taking place on Tues 7th March.
On Wednesday evening four Year 11 students from Fyndoune represented Chester le Street in the County Durham Finals of the U16 Badminton Championships at Belmont School. Teams from all over the County had qualified for this prestigious competition and it was a very close encounter. Each team play two single matches and 3 doubles matches with the school winning the most games gaining the points. Durham Johnston were very strong and won the competition so the big battle was for 2nd place against Sedgefield Sports College. They won both of the single matches and then Fyndoune won the next two double games leaving the whole competition relying on the final doubles match. It could not have been closer. Both teams edged towards the magic 21 score with the lead changing hands frequently. At 20-20 it was literally “next point is the winner” and the Fyndoune pair came out on top to secure the silver medals. Congratulations to the team – and some decent scores for their GCSE PE practical too…!!