Date Posted: 11/06/2015

8 June: the week at Read

Read School Ladies

Division Champions Once Again!

Last year, The Read School, Drax entered their first ever netball team into the York and District League. The team brought together teachers, pupils, ‘old girls’ and relatives of pupils of the school. Having being promoted as division champions last season, Read School Ladies fought hard to prove themselves worthy opponents in the new division. The hard work and dedication paid off and much to the delight of the squad, for the second successive year, Read School Ladies have won their division and once again promotion is just round the corner! Sarah Campbell and Alice Campbell-Wood recently attended York and District Netball Presentation Evening where they were presented with their trophy by the York and District chair person. The ladies are looking forward to the start of the new season and hope they can continue their winning streak.

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The ladies pictured with the division winners trophy in the Read School Sports Hall. 

Top Row from left to right: Sarah Campbell (captain), Isla Macpherson, Bryony Chapman, Clare Harrison.

Bottom Row from left to right: Freya Hornsby, Alice Campbell-Wood, Megan Hughes.


Today saw the long awaited installation of the Read School water cooler, funded by our Autumn Term’s PFA ‘Grow A Pound’ initiative and a long term project of the Read School Council.


The water cooler, supplied by locally-based company AquAid provides a high quality water filtration system to deliver water to provide improved hydration to Read pupils during the long hot days of the summer term and beyond.


One of the key reasons for the choice of AquAid as the water cooler suppler was their pledge to donate part of profits to a number of charities such as Christian Aid and to help meet the challenges of providing clean drinking water all over the world.

Over the past decade AquAid have provided over £8 million from the sale of products to bring water to over 2 million of the worlds’ poorest people, establishing a charity called The Africa Trust.

This theme of water supply was addressed in a recent Key Stage 3 assembly in which Mrs Scholefield reminded pupils of how much we take basic sanitation and water supply for granted and every effort will be made to tie our support of this worthy project into the curriculum going forward.

Water bottles will be available to purchase via the PFA or Read School Business Club with all profits going back to funding ongoing investment in the cooler.  Please see Mrs Ainley or Mrs Kavanagh for more information.

Read School is proud to support this well deserved charity through the pupil-raised Grow a Pound funds and we are sure that the benefits of the new water supply will be felt by all Read School pupils for many years to come.