Date Posted: 10/03/2017

6 March; the week at Read

Read First Team v Hull Collegiate

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The Read senior team travelled across to Hull Collegiate to play football against their second team. A really strong performance from the Read boys secured an excellent win, the final score line was Read 6, Hull 3. Jackson Gray was very lively in attack scoring a well-deserved hat-trick. Yves Kombe, Daniel Johnson and Alex Marsh also scored. Charlie Thomlinson had a good game in goal saving a penalty. Two "man of the match" were awarded, Alex Chapman at centre back and Jackson Gray at centre forward. Well done boys, a thoroughly deserved win.

Sixth Form Lecture Visit to York

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On Wednesday 1 March, half a dozen Sixth Formers set off with Dr Staves and Dr Duggan to St Peter’s school in York to attend a biology lecture on “Growing and Regenerating Human Tissue: a New Frontier in Medicine.”

The speaker was Professor Kevin Shakesheff from the University of Nottingham and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Science. He is director of one of the UK’s leading centres for Human Regenerative Medicine. Kevin has also founded two companies to develop regenerative drugs and cells.

His lively and informative lecture highlighted the cutting edge of medicinal technology and covered the many disciplines which are involved in making this science work in the real world. It was well received by the students and general public who attended.

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U15 Read v Pocklington A Netball

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The U15 squad: proud and ready

The girls were raring to go today and keen to get the match started against Pocklington. The first quarter was tough and we went four goals down. However the girls were determined to maintain this season's winning streak. Alex Collinson and Katie Watson worked hard to score some goals with feeds from Amy Lister and Annie Henry. There was some great linking play down the court from the defenders of Lucy Barrick, Grace Handforth, Holly Langdale and Anya McAvoy. However, Pocklington were a strong team and we were always slightly behind until the last quarter when we went two goals ahead. Albeit, we struggled to hold them off and in the closing minutes they caught up to 25-25 and with slight panic at times, the opposition took advantage resulting in a 26-28 defeat. Disappointing, but more importantly a learning experience!


 Katie Watson receiving a perfect pass in from Amy Lister

U13s: Read v The Minster School, York

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A tough game for the U13 side, who are improving from game to game. Now playing with more shape and composure Read stuck at the match showing commitment and spirit for 60 minutes, however, a more skilful Minster team had greater possession and ultimately created more chances. On the score sheet for Read were Dominic Walker, Tom Scholefield and Ben Abrams. Next up for the team are Hipperholme Grammar School who visit on Saturday.

The Style Council

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School Council Inaugurated. Here seen sporting their new ties of office!

Today, the School Council members were presented in assembly with special ties by me and the Headmaster. This was to show our appreciation from the pupils at school for the time they give up every week to voice the concerns that any of the pupils at Read may have. These are then debated within the meetings and then acted upon. The School Council today in assembly presented to the school what they have achieved since September as a result of the meetings. A huge well done and thank you to these guys for giving up their time for the pupils at school every week!

Alfie R. Thomlinson