Marc Milner Wins Bronze in London

THE NATIONAL JUNIOR INDOOR ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS took place at Lee Valley Sports Centre in London earlier this month. It is the biggest indoor rowing competition in the world. Up to 3000 children and teens between the ages of 11-18 years race in individual and team events in the hope of being crowned National Champion. Marc in Year 8 had qualified through school rounds last October and then two regional competitions at Maiden Castle. There were about 150 Year 8 students in his particular race and in several heats they tried to row as far as they could in 2 minutes. Marc has been training with Durham University’s rowing coaches and finished in 3rd position – out of the entire Great Britain area. Congratulations to him and very well done for gaining a bronze medal.

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Cross Fed Christmas Truce

On Wednesday evening students from FCC travelled to DCBC for the annual Christmas Truce Football match in memory of the famous incident that took place on Christmas Day in the First World War. Almost 100 boys and girls played in a variety of football matches from Year 7 to Year 11 in a competitive but very friendly manner. After the games, all played in the correct festive spirit, the students headed indoors to swap gifts that they had brought with students from the other site. Christmas songs were sung and the Federation Trophy was awarded to Fyndoune as they just managed to win a couple more matches than DCBC. A great night was had by all.

The PE Department
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Amy Tinkler Competition

Award winning students from FCC  and  DCBC meeting Olympic bronze medalist Amy Tinkler. Thank you to Mrs Robbins and Mrs Ford for helping the students with their compositions. They were displayed for all to see.

Mrs Blanckley and Mr Donaghy .
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County Rowing Champions

Marc Milner and Ellie Harris competed in the County Durham Indoor Rowing Championships at Maiden Castle on Thursday evening and came away with stunning results. Competing against schools from all over the County including Durham School and Durham High School for Girls, Marc won the Year 8 boys race and Ellie was second in the Year 8 Girls race. They will now go on to represent County Durham in the North Of England Finals next year. A truly fantastic achievement.
Mrs Heron
Ellie and Marc - County Rowers

Terrific Ten Triumph

On Thursday evening ten students from the Year 11 Federation team battled their way through two very tough encounters against Biddick School and St Robert’s School. Despite being a player short for both games the team battled valiantly and were only defeated by one goal in each match. Both opposition managers were very complementary about the team and once again they were all a great credit to the College.
Mr Maitland and Mr Donaghy
Year 11 at Biddick