Yesterday, Wednesday 15th October, Accrington Academy hosted the annual Hyndburn and Ribble Valley X-Country championships.
Ten schools across the district competed in wet and windy conditions across a very challenging course. Rhyddings took a team of 45 athletes across five year groups to participate in the championships.
Our biggest success story was that of Keturah Bradley in Year 9, who finished in 7th place out of 88 competitors.
This place secured her a spot in the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley town team where she will represent the district at Witton Park in February. From there Keturah will have the opportunity to represent Lancashire in the prestigious English schools X-Country championships, which is the biggest school athletics event in the world.
Good luck Keturah, and well done to all our athletes!
On Wednesday 8th October the Year 11 netball team travelled to Accrington Academy for the annual Hyndburn & Ribble Valley Tournament. Nine schools from the district were entered into this year’s competition.
Captained by Beth Rothera, the team started off on a high winning their first game 8-0 against Norden in only seven minutes. Their success didn’t stop there. They continued to beat their opponents losing only one game to St Augustine’s, who eventually topped the competition.
Rhyddings finished as runners-up of the whole tournament. It was an impressive performance and a great way to end their netball success at Rhyddings.
Mrs O’Brien’s player of the tournament goes to Charmaine Kelly and she would like to commend Maizee Cryne, who stepped up from Year 10 to play for the team and out of her usual position, performing at a very high level.
Well done to all the girls and I hope you continue with netball after your time at Rhyddings!
Due to weather concerns tomorrow the organisers of the inter-schools athletics have decided to cancel tomorrow’s competition and they have re-organised it for Tuesday 9th July.
All students must come to school tomorrow in normal uniform and go to all lessons as normal.
Practices for the athletics will still go ahead tonight and tomorrow night after school.
Last night Rhyddings hosted the first Rounders League games for years 7,8,9 and 10. The sun was shining out over the Heys in more ways than one last night as three of the four teams won their first game. It is the first year that the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Schools have come together for a rounders league, and with 12 schools entered into the competition the weeks leading up to the summer holidays will be jam packed full of rounders fun! Over 40 students represented Rhyddings last night at the Heys and new members are more than welcome to join. Teams will be rotated each week to ensure everyone gets a game. Ask Mrs O’Brien or Miss Delaney about practice times or more information about joining our growing extra curricular programme!
Year 7s WON 12-2 (Captain – Amy Gargan)
Year 8s WON 4-2 1/2 (Captain – Olivia Cryer)
Year 9s WON 3 1/2 – 2 1/2 (Captain – Taylor Mellor)
Yeat 10s Lost (Just) 5 – 4 (Captain – Abby Rogers)
Well done to all players. Next games are TUESDAY 7th May against St Augustine’s, and WEDNESDAY 8th May against Clitheroe Royal Grammar School. Team sheets will be up TODAY!
Starting next week the PE department are offering year 9 and 10 GIRLS the opportunity to participate in a fun, varied, active fitness programme that is completely FREE! Each week we are offering something different. Classes such as Zumba, Tae-Bo, Bollywood fitness and Circuits are just a few of whats on offer. Each class will aim to improve your cardiovascular fitness as well as help you tone up, helping you shape up for summer!
It starts next Wednesday (24th May) and we have Aerobics in the Gym. For a full programme of events please see Mrs O’Brien, and pick up a registration form to join our new and exciting programme!
Girls Football will start NEXT Wednesday, 3-4pm. It is open for ALL years. Please bring football boots (no metal studs), shin pads, and warm clothes (waterproofs) as most practices will be outdoors and on grass. We will try and play in most weather conditions! If you don’t own shin pads or boots, please dont worry or go buying any at this stage, just bring old trainers.
If any year 10 girls would like to help out and coach a team, please come and see me!
Have you grown this year and in need of a new PE kit for September? If so, and you have no siblings to pass it down to, PE would love to take it off your hands for their spare kit box. Please don’t throw your old kit away, donate it to us!
This also applies to students who are leaving, please pass on your kit!