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A Bright Day for Sky Thieves

Dan Walker web

In celebration of the books we love, year 7 participated in their second Bright Day of the academic year. Alongside the fun activities they were able to meet the local author Dan Walker who has written the popular book Sky Thieves. Lots of students were able to purchase signed copies of this book and ask Dan lots of questions on what it is like to be a writer. A big thank you to Dan for coming in and sharing his experiences with us.

Exploring University Together event for Year 10 Pupils

Exploring University Together

Skating Success

An amazing weekend was had by all at the British Synchronized Skating Championships. Bryony Negus and Chloe Cobon won Bronze medals in the mixed age category, and Mia Alexander won two Gold medals in both basic novice and advanced novice categories. Our very own Mrs Keating competed with the Ice Diamonds, the first adult team Nottingham Synchronized Skating Academy (NSSA) has had, and they were delighted to finish third out of 13 adult teams in the competition. 

NSSA took eight teams to the event and came away with an impressive haul of six Gold and two Bronze medals. Absolutely amazing, congratulations to all involved!

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Basketball champions!

U16 basketball 2018 winners

The year 10/11 basketball team are now Nottinghamshire County CHAMPIONS! After qualifying for the Winter School Games, the team beat Emmanuel 28-12 and then went on to beat Christ the King 26-24 in a very intense final. The boys showed great strength and awareness to overcome Christ the King and managed both games very well. Alex Wood and Daniel Flint scoring important baskets in the final 3 minutes to help us secure the victory. The pupils have worked so hard on their basketball over the last couple of years and deserve this success. Well done boys!

Visit to Nottingham Hoods

Brilliant Book Award!

group 1 webBook Signing Author web

As part of the Nottinghamshire Brilliant Book Award launch our year 8 book group were invited to meet the author Kim Slater at Mansfield library. All of our pupils were able to purchase one of her many books and get it signed. Kim talked about her life and where she gets her ideas from to inspire her to write her stories. This year’s BBA shortlist was then announced, which the students will now start reading during their book group.