Rhyddings raises £1047 for the Rotary Club Nepal fund

C&O Rotary President Ian McTurk with our Business Manager Carmel Cunliffe and Rtn. George Blenkinship

C&O Rotary President Ian McTurk with our Business Manager Carmel Cunliffe and Rtn. George Blenkinship

Our Year 7 students and staff have been congratulated by the Church & Oswaldtwistle Rotary Club for raising the grand sum of £1047 for the Nepal disaster fund. This is the result of sponsorship from the recent Rotary Charity Walk and other fund raising activities.

The cheque for this amount was presented to Ian McTurk, President of the Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary Club by Carmel Cunliffe, Business Manager from the School.

The Rotary Club have been very much involved in helping the people of Nepal with the installation of a water system in the village of Maikot in the Gorka region which meant that water could be pumped up to the village instead of having to walk half a mile to bring water by hand from the valley below to the village.

When the earthquakes hit Nepal, it was evident that further funds were needed to be sent to the local Rotary club in Gorka. This contribution from Rhyddings High School will go towards survival equipment as many people in Maikot are still rebuilding their homes.

Vivo Update

As the school year draws to an end, the vShop is now closed. Students with outstanding orders can still collect them after school this week.

Year leaders will have the league tables for each year group ready for the final assemblies, and they have lots of Vivos available to use as prizes.

There will be plenty of changes to the Vivo system next year – keep an eye out!

Miss Bedwell.

A Message for Parents of Year 10 Students

As you will be aware, the majority of year 10 students sat their English Literature GCSE in May this year. This was an external examination and their results will be published during the summer holidays. Therefore, there will be an opportunity for them to come into school to collect their result on the 20th August 2015 at 10am (official GCSE results day). They need to report to reception on arrival.

If they cannot make it on this date, they can collect their result when they return to school in September. May I take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.

Mrs G. Stevens
Lead Teacher of English

hippingsathleticswinnersRhyddings hosted its first ever Hyndburn Primary School Athletics competition at its Heys Sports Complex on Thursday 2nd July.

Year 4 and 5 teams from Hippings Methodist, Moor End, St. Oswald’s, St. Nicholas’, West End, Belthorn and Sacred Heart competed for first place in a variety of disciplines at the school’s £1.2m community sports facility.

The overall winners were Hippings Methodist, whose boys also performed best overall. The overall girls winners for the day were Belthorn.

It was a fantastic day and the weather stayed fine for all the parents and families who came to support their children.

Rhyddings are delighted by the success of this year and are looking to build on it for subsequent yearly competitions.

PE teacher Mr Ashfaq, who organised the event, said: “The primary students were excellent, showing a lot of effort and determination. We are already looking forward to next year’s competition.”