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Rugby Report

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It was a busy day of rugby at St Mary’s today with 3 teams and 3 Rugby Ambassadors all taking part in a variety of activities. The Rugby Ambassadors Ben Jubb, Alex Histed and Jack Pilling attended a Scrum Factory course at Kingston Park in the morning, a course which now enables them to coach and officiate the scrum effectively. Continue reading

Thurston Visit

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36 Year 8 students set off for Thurston Outdoor Education Centre on Monday 9th October for a week of activities in the Lake District. The group split into 3 groups for the week on arrival at the centre (Langdale, Grizedale and Yewdale) and completed a series of activities through the week with the instructors and members of staff. The students all had the chance to do abseiling, kayaking, paddle boarding, a mountain walk, cave exploring, indoor climbing, sailing, jetty jumping, night walks and the ever popular ghyll scrambling. Each member of the group was pushed to their absolute limits, either by the activities or the weather! A great effort by all students to support each other and work together to overcome every challenge put in front of them.

Well done to all students and staff involved!

Mr Hook, Mr Welford, Mrs Currey, Miss Golby

Rugby Ambassadors Course

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3 St Mary’s Year 10 students attended Kingston Park today to take part in the first module of the RFU Rugby Ambassador’s course. The course is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of students to enable them to become coaches and referees both inside and outside of the school in the future and has been previously been an incredible support for the growing rugby clubs in school. Ben Jubb, Jack Pilling and Alex Histed were chosen for this year’s course thanks to their outstanding commitment to rugby in school. The first module was a Level 1 Rugby Refereeing course held at Kingston Park. The students worked hard in workshops all morning to improve their knowledge and confidence, before using their skills to referee the Year 7 & 8 Festival taking place at Kingston Park in the afternoon. The boys all received excellent feedback for their refereeing and were complemented by other members of staff on their confidence and decision making. Upcoming modules will cover Level 1 Coaching, Scrum Factory and Rugby Ready and will enable the students to lead coaching for Year 7 & 8 students in the future, something which will be a great help as rugby club continues to grow!

Mr Hook