Almost perfect weather conditions as the whole school transferred, last Thursday, to the Sports City Stadium for our annual sports day. The photograph, above, shows the Year 9 boys’ hurdles gold, silver and bronze medallists. On the inside pages, pictures of the main athletics disciplines; 60m hurdles, 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 800, 1500m, discus, javelin, shot, long jump, high jump and relay events with, of course, the ever popular staff relay! Also, details of a selection of new records set in key events. A great day out for everyone and our Sports Presentation Evening to follow later this week.
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Four Sixth Form students, shown above, have secured Nuffield Research placements. Head of Sixth Form, Ms Tattum, tells us more:
“The placements give students the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians during the summer holidays. It is a very competitive process with students having to write personal statements, show high levels of academic progress, commitment and enthusiasm. Four of our Year 12 students applied for places and all four were successful. Poornima Geemon, Mustafa Ismail, Pakiza Jawadi and Emmanuel Yakubu will take part in a variety of projects including researching brain cancer with the University of Salford at Salford Royal Hospital, skin cancer research at the University of Manchester and molecular pathology and engineering projects. We are thrilled that they have been successful.” Congratulations to all four!
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award at Trinity is begun in Year 9, the Silver completed in Years 10-11 and, in Year 12, the ultimate D of E test, the Gold, is tackled. Mr Davis tells us more: “Trinity's first ever group of Gold Duke of Edinburgh candidates took to the hills of North Wales at the start of the half term break. They spent an evening camping at the foot of the famous Tryfan mountain and the following day climbed the 763 m peak Gallt yr Ogof in the Glyderau Mountain Range. The group will be completing expeditions in the summer in North Wales and the Lake District and this trip gave a useful taster of the terrain they will encounter. Within a few minutes of taking the above photo, cloud completely covered the summit and the descent had to be navigated using compass bearings.”
Continuing with the theme of sporting success, our Year 7 boys’ football team last week became Manchester Premier League Champions for their age group in defeating Wright Robinson College, 4-3. According to team manager, Mr McCoy, it was a great game with our boys scoring the winner in the last minute of normal time. Goalscorers were Joel Igwenwanne, 2, Roberto Bayliss and an own goal. No such good fortune, however, for our Year 10 boys who, on the same day, lost their final by the narrowest of margins, 1-0.