RFU All Schools Shirt Unveiling
– Jonni Allen represented Oulder Hill at the RFU ‘All Schools’ shirt unveiling at Twickenham as part of the Six Nations game against Italy. In total, 100 schools across England had the opportunity to represent their school at this prestigious event. On the day, Jonni met Emily Scarrett and Sarah Hunter (two of England’s Rugby World Cup winners), then took part in dress rehearsals on the pitch before being escorted very quickly to form a guard of honour at the Lion Gates where both teams entered the stadium. Jonni had a photo with the Women’s World Cup before lining up in the tunnel at the side of the pitch in front of 82,000 people. He then entered onto the pitch as the band played Jerusalem, lining up under the posts with an England flag and staying on the pitch for the National Anthem. To top the day off, England won the game 47-17.
Rochdale Swimming Champions!
– Congratulations to the Oulder Hill Swimming Team who are Rochdale Champions for the second time. The swimming gala took place at Heywood Sports Village and Oulder Hill won the gala by a margin of eight points! The students, from Years 7 and 8, will now go on to represent Rochdale at the Manchester Winter Games on 24th March. Students will go to an opening ceremony at the Etihad Stadium before being transported to the Aquatics Centre to compete! Well done to Maxx Wright, Adam Partington, Liam Fernandes, Ethan Steel, Catherine Corless, Jess Verity, Isabel Pauline, Emma Hughes and Hollie Griffin.
– Our next “Drop Everything and Read” (DEAR) session takes place during afternoon tutorial on Thursday 5th March, which is World Book Day. The aim of DEAR is to create a culture of reading for pleasure and to eradicate the stigma attached to reading. Students and staff will be taking part, and they will be encouraged to read from a variety of materials including books, newspapers and magazines. This week is World Book Week, and there are a variety of activities and competitions taking place in school to encourage students to read.
Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award
– On Saturday 7th March, 30 Year 10 students who are participating in the Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme will be going on an accompanied walk in the Dovestones area. We hope the weather is kind to them!
Upcoming Rugby Competition
– Year 9 students will be participating in an Emerging Schools Rugby Competition in Trafford this week. We will update you on their progress.
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