Date Posted: 23/06/2017

19 June; the week at Read

The 350 Celebrations Continue!

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The Pastry "Tudor Knot" takes shape under the careful guidance of Will Harrison. Did they really eat this kind of thing back in the "olden days"?

'An interesting, and for some slightly sticky, morning making our Tudor Knots! Amazing how the same ingredients were used but we had varying consistencies to say the least! It was great fun and there are certainly some budding chefs, who I'm sure will do really well in the Creative Arts competition next term!'

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Ella Frost puts the pastry under pressure!

What were sports like in the olden days?

Below, you'll see a montage of images: take a look at the concentration on some of these pupils' faces, as they try to make some of these vintage sports work. Lots of spatial awareness and good old fashioned physical heft required!
The wide variety of 'different' activities going on out on the field this morning included: Croquet...Boules....(made trickier by the long grass!) Hoop & Stick....challenging over 20m!!
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Prep Croquet!

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And finally...Tug of War!

Luke Watts

On 18th June, young Luke Watts in 5RW achieved a phenomenal feat. Up against some of the best go-karters in the country, he won two heats, came 1st in one event, and 3rd in another. That's two podium finishes at Fulbeck Kart Centre in Lincolnshire. Luke's karting career has had a meteoric rise for one so young, he shows prodigious talent at a very early age.

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Interestingly, perhaps the third place podium appearance was even more remarkable than the first, as in that race, Luke came off the track after rolling the Kart. He was examined by the medical staff and was then allowed back into the race. Just think for a second - how many seconds, even minutes, of time that must have cost him - and then marvel at the fact that he managed to get right back into the race and come third! A magnificent effort, and one which shows the grit and determination required to be a national competitor. Indeed, Luke secured the "E" Plate, which signifies that he is best in the country at his age for that race bracket (the Honda Cadet and Iame Cadet categories). Excellent Luke, keep it up, we will be looking out for you in the future!

High Drama!

drama3.jpg The actors take the stage! Holly Langdale, Charlie Addy and Anya McAvoy all involved in a domestic dispute.

Year 9 drama pupils have spent the last few weeks working on a piece of devised drama. The class formed a theatre company and took on different roles including acting, lighting, sound, costume & make-up. The final piece was a comedy/documentary about a 'husband swap' where a 1950s and a present day dad changed places!

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Alex Rivett on technical duty tries to figure out yet another way to electrocute the cast. 

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Backstage make-up. Courtesy of Abi Senior, assisting Isla McLellan.

U11 Cricket 6-a-side tournament
What fine weather for a lovely afternoon of quick fire cricket at Pocklington!
There was no time to take things easy for any of the 6 teams competing in this 30 balls per innings competition - that's right, just 30 balls per team to get as many runs on the board! Read were paired with Pocklington and Terrington in group 2 and both games were close affairs, but unfortunately both ended in narrow defeats. Firstly...
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Pocklington 41 runs
Read 33 runs

Followed by...

Terrington 33 runs (with 6 balls left)
Read 32 runs

Both games proving that just one 'cautious' over with the bat can be very costly!
Nevertheless, Read progressed to play Scarborough who had finished 3rd in the other group.
After a dismal start and the loss of 2 very early wickets, Read recovered to finish on 38 runs. In came Scarborough to chase it down but they fell short....finishing on 27...with Read winning by 11 runs and therefore collecting the Bowl Trophy for winning the 3rd place final. Not quite the silverware we had hoped for but a nice addition to the collection back at school!

U15s Rounders

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The girls started out strong, batting first, and scoring 5 and a half rounders. We then fielded, making some excellent catches from Grace Handforth and Honor Ratcliffe. We then batted again with Katie Watson scoring some great rounders. This led her to be the top scorer and Pocklington's player of the match. Despite some great fielding and batting we were unable to prevent the tremendous batting from Pocklington in the second innings. The final score was 6.5 - 13.5 to Pocklington.

Lucy Barrick (captain)

Years 3 to 6 visit the Sealife Centre in Scarborough!

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We had an absolutely brilliant time at the Sealife Centre on Wednesday. We were very proud of the children and we received excellent feedback from the tour guide, who spotted some future marine scientists among them!

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