Congratulations to all the students and staff who raised £94.70 in aid of Comic Relief on Friday 16th March. An Easter Egg Raffle was held at break time, followed by a Talent Show at lunch time.
The first ever Level 2 School Games Festival took place at Avon Valley College this week. Nathan David British Dodgeball Ambassador in the South of England who plays for the England team attended the festival and led the warm up and over saw the officials. Nathan had previously attended the last two Wednesdays and delivered sessions to the Year 8 boys during the PE curriculum PE, including
practicing techniques and discussing tactics.
Unfortunately the festival only saw Avon... Valley College enter teams, but we had four Year 8 and two Year 7 teams.
The competition was split into two—one for students who haven’t represented their school and the other for those students who have represented the school.
The Yellow team will now go on to the Level 3 Final in Marlborough on Wednesday 10th July 2019.
Mrs Weyers, our dedicated HM Forces Family Liaison Officer, talking to parents to support them and their children as they transition from Gutersloh, Germany to Avon Valley College.
Congratulations to a team of Year 9 Students who took part in the regional heats of the Young Citizens Mock Trial Competition at Southampton Crown Court on Saturday morning (competing against three other schools).
They performed superbly both prosecuting and defending a case in front of a number of Magistrates, Visiting Dignitaries and the High Sheriff of Hampshire. They were commended on their team work, preparation, knowledge of the case and their conduct in court. F Gallag...her was singled out for his outstanding closing speech for the defence and S Leeves for her performance as the witness for the defendant.
Unfortunately they were beaten by the Westgate School who will go through to the National Semi-Finals but the students were all fantastic and our liaison Magistrate thought that the team won both of the trials we competed in and considering this is the 1st year that they have competed, the students were outstanding.
Congratulations to Aaliyah Laddie (YR 10) who recently competed in the British International Open Championships for Kick Boxing. Aaliyah has been selected to compete in the World Championships (Aaliyah Laddie and David Thomas-Coach, below).
Jasmin Edwards (YR 10) went to Denmark and fought in Judo on Saturday 16th February. She came away with a Bronze medal for England.
She then went onto fight on Saturday 23rd February in Walsall for the pre cadet & cadet England Open. She moved up a weight group to U57 and came away with Silver.
Well done Jasmin!
As part of Sporting Champions, Robert Mitchell attended Avon Valley College to deliver our sponsored circuit. Robert is a Great British Athlete who competes in the High Jump. He's best is jump was 2.25m.
The Key Stage 3 students had to complete six fitness activities, which were Burpees, Mountain Climbers, Press ups, Star Jumps, Plank and the Wall Sit. Robert then spoke to the students and explained the opportunities he had received through his Athletics. Hopefully his inspirational words have made some students think about their future and the path that they want to take.
Twenty two students collected sponsorship to help support future Athletes, congratulations to Sam Wiblin and Sam French who collected the most money.
Congratulations to Jasmin Edwards who won Silver in Judo in Walsall on Saturday 26th January 2019.