Record numbers attend our Summer School Activities Programme

13 September 2016

Summer holiday action organised by our Sports Partnership team


Record numbers attended the college Summer School in August – with 100 activities to attend, and over 1000 sessions attended, the wide-ranging programme of sporting and creative activities has grown in popularity, attracting children from ages 3-16.  From climbing to kayaking, football to fencing, journalism to special effects make up, local kids have been keeping fit, having fun and learning something new.

The college believes the summer school programme is a key factor in its success as a centre for sporting and coaching excellence.  Jake Ash, Study Support Coordinator, is very clear about the knock-on effects of the summer activity programme.  He said, ‘We invest in superb coaching staff who get to know the kids long before they come to us in Year 7. We build a can-do attitude – have a go, try something different – and it develops a mind-set that really benefits them when they are older and become serious about sports.’

Dan Lugg, School Sports Co-ordinator said, ‘It couldn’t have happened without the commitment of our older students.  They all gave up differing amounts of time over the summer holidays, some up to a full week!  They assisted our coaches in football, netball, climbing, mountain biking, tennis, cheerleading, gymnastics, trampolining and cricket courses. Thanks to Sidney Stuart, Lucy Nancarrow, Guy Brooks, Sam Nancarrow, Chloe Sowell, Holly Symons, Will Bettison, Kian Laity, Treave Rowe, Lauren Rowe, Keaton Prynn, Dora Revell and Sam Goodchild for their great input!’