Date Posted: 13/05/2016

9 May: the week at Read

Duke of Edinburgh Award Diamond Challenge - the Great Selby Bike Ride!

Selby Bike Ride 1.jpgCongratulation to all the Read pupils who took part in this year's Great Selby Bike Ride last Sunday as part of the 'DofE Diamond Challenge' , some of whom are shown in the photos. It was a 25 or 45 mile course but some of the pupils riding from the school made an impressive 70 mile round trip! Spiderman (Matthew Retallick from Year 11) managed it in the suit for the whole day; considering how lovely and warm it was, that was quite a challenge, so well done to him.  Also well done to Matthew Cook and Alex Rivett who were not photographed but I know both completed the ride.  If any one would like to sponsor the DofE via the just-giving page that would be greatly appreciated.  Over £195 has been raised so far with lots more coming in all the time.

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Staff and pupils will take part in the Three Peaks Challenge on Sunday 26 June as their next contribution to the Diamond Challenge.

Mrs Rothwell-Wood and Mr Gisbourne

'After waiting at the start for a couple of minutes we began; slowly and cautiously at first, due to the density of Lycra-clad riders racing ahead. However after we'd gone through Selby everyone began to spread out and our pace quickened. The next 20 miles saw us go through the picturesque Yorkshire countryside and riding through villages such as Biggin, Wistow and Cawood, a very pleasant ride in the amazing weather. In the latter village the routes split with the longer route crossing the river and the shorter one heading back into Selby.

At the finish line we were all presented with medals and a cup of orange squash, which was well deserved by our most inspired athletes, signalling the ending of a great day's cycling thoroughly enjoyed by all who took part.'

Matthew Roberts, Lower Sixth

Year 5 burger making!

Year 5 have been working over the last few weeks on a design brief to produce their own burgers and to even design the packaging they should come in.  A great time was had concocting their creations; deciding on the type of burger, which sauce to have, what type of bread to use and how to package the finished product, some of which can be seen below.

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Read School version of a whoppa burger!

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At The Sharp End!

The time of year has arrived when the pupils get to the business end of their education with the examination period.

Our Year 6 children have been taking external SATs exams this week and the rest of the Prep School start their internal exams on Monday 23 May.  Key Stage 3 pupils will begin their internal exams this coming Monday.  A level examinations also start on Monday, followed by the commencement of GCSE exams on Tuesday.

We wish all our pupils good luck during this busy period; we know you will all do the school proud!

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Cadet of the Year

Cadet of the year 1.jpgLast Friday, Cadet Sgt AlfieThomlinson of the Read School RAF section attended a presentation dinner with the Yorkshire Society at the Hilton in Leeds. He had been nominated by Flight Lieutenant Clark for the prestigious award of Cadet of the Year.  From the hundreds of nominations that had been put forward, Sgt Thomlinson was put into the final top three after his nomination had been carefully chosen by a panel of judges. It was only on the night that it was announced that he was awarded the Cadet of the Year for the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber.  I think well-deserved congratulations are in order for Alfie!

Lt Col Evans, CO CCF


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