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.
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.
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.