Newsletter 3 – April 2014 Newsletter – Issue 14 – April 2014 Achievement Newsletter – April 2014

Congratulations to all students taking part in the Rotary Choir Competition.

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Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form for the second year in a row achieved the unique honour of representing the Partnership across all four sportshall athletics teams at the Norfolk Winter School Games, having defeated the local challengers in January.

A year on from their sole team bronze medal achievement, the Year 8 teams, along with the new Year 7 teams, were well prepared for the competition format and had hours of practice and coaching in the weeks leading up to the finals.  After a strong start in the obstacle relay races all four teams had individual winners throughout the day and were always in and around the top finishers in each competition but were often missing out on the first places finishes.

As the totals were being added up the feeling among the coaches was that one of the teams would medal and a couple had a chance of bronze if we had done well in the field events but it would be very close.  As the results were read out in reverse order the students sat nervously hoping to not hear ‘Norwich East’ as long as possible.  One by one other partnerships were read out and it quickly became clear that we had underestimated the strength of our performances and that our consistency in every event would be rewarded.  With each event the three remaining teams were asked to stand up for the medal announcements and to our delight each one of our teams stood up, proudly knowing that they had achieved at least a bronze medal but possibly more.

Although we were unable to win a team gold medal, three team silvers including both year 7 teams and a team bronze was a magnificent achievement for one school against the rest of Norfolk and partnerships represented by two, three or even four different schools specialising in one team each.

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The Under 12 Girls’ Football Team beat Stowmarket Middle School 2-0 to reach the last 32 schools in the country.  We wish them every success.

Newsletter – Issue 13 – March 2014

Congratulations to Jessica Oghenegweke for becoming one of nine new Members of Youth Parliament (MYP).

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