A HUGE well done to our Ten Tors teams, who completed the gruelling challenge across Dartmoor at the weekend. Organised by the British Army, teams of six trek to ten specific tors, covering 35, 45 or 55 miles over two days. After weeks of training and showing true grit and determination, our teams did themselves and the school proud. Congratulations to you all! Huge thanks also to the dedicated leaders, who gave up many weekends and Thursday evenings to train the team.
During the Easter Holidays, 22 students and 3 members of staff went to Obertauern in Austria on the School Ski Trip. Spring sunshine and plenty of snow, coupled with great accommodation and superb ski instructors meant that all enjoyed a memorable holiday. Novice skiers learnt the essentials and embraced red runs with great enthusiasm. Intermediate skiers developed their techniques, embracing the black downhill runs with varying degrees of success! Rest and relaxation was provided in the form of a thermal spa, bowling, a night time walk to the pizza restaurant as well as the obligatory snowball fights!
Badminton club has proved popular again this year, both at lunchtime and after school on a Friday when staff and 6th form wind down at the end of the week.
On the 14th March forty two students and three members of staff travelled to the National Arena in Birmingham to watch some of the best badminton players in the world compete in the All England Badminton Championships. The quality of play was inspiring. Badminton club stops for the summer and will return in the autumn. Next term sees the return of the tennis season.
Tia, Hope, Chloe, Toby, Harry and Joel, all from Year 10, joined the cast of ‘A Right Pantomime’. The script was written by Jack English and Toby Greenfield especially for SNADS. Many of the characters were from stories that you would recognise, but it was not like the stories as you would know them. Congratulations to all for an excellent performance.
Sturminster Newton High School held its annual quiz night this month, with all profits going to the Sixth Form Study Centre to help in the updating of the furniture, This year a record £639 was raised. Thank you to all those that attended, we look forward to seeing you again at next year’s quiz night.
A big ‘thank you’ also to Olives Et Al who supplied the olives and spicy snacks; their continued support helps make it possible for us to carry on holding this event.