Our KS3 students from both Colleges competed in the annual Durham and Chester le Street Cricket competition this term. Seven schools attended the festival held at the Sacriston Cricket Club in gloriously sunny conditions. A really competitive event was divided up into two pools with the winners of each progressing to the County School Games later this year. Both teams played really well with several club cricketers showing their skills with bat and ball. Each game was an 8 over match and both teams managed to score over 50 runs each time. The final match was a Durham Federation derby, a very keenly contested affair which resulted with both teams halving the match and honours were even.
This year’s annual Schools Track and Field Championships took place at the Riverside Track in Chester le Street and both Colleges took very strong teams. There are 12 teams in the competition with schools from Chester le Street, Durham and Spennymoor involved. From this event the top two students in each age group and in each event go through to represent the Durham Area in the County Championships held at Monkton Stadium in June. Overall the Durham Federation finished in 8th position and there were some excellent individual performances.
1st James Thornton Inter Boys Javelin
2nd Bradley Renwick Junior Boys Javelin
2nd Ellie Harris Junior Girls 100m
2nd Ellie Harris Junior Girls Shot Putt
2nd Joshua Dixon Junior Boys 400m
3rd Lillie Buller Inter Girls 100m
3rd Lillie Buller Inter Girls Shot Putt
3rd James Hannon Junior Boys Discus
3rd Emma Brown Junior Girls Long Jump
4th Jack Hall Inter Boys High Jump
5th Robert Bedingfield Inter Boys Long Jump
5th Shay Liddell-Kenny Junior Boys 200m
5th Shay Liddell-Kenny Junior Boys Long Jump
5th Byron Jones Junior Boys High Jump
Well done to all the students who took part.
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.