This year was the 100th anniversary of the marches, this meant that there was a very mentally and physically demanding training programme which included a selection process, due to the limited places for the anniversary set by the Dutch authorities. During the training, he had to complete the RAFWARMA 2-Day 50-mile march at RAF Cosford in Wolverhampton. This was a very demanding 2 days which saw him get his first medal. Throughout the training, he completed over 200 miles of training around East Kent, which involved staying at a military camp and marching in full combat uniform. This year he was placed into B team, this being the highest team he can get in for his age and experience. This year his team marched in memory of his Grandfather and one of the other cadet’s grandmother who also passed away whilst in training.
Groups of sixth form students will undergo a reading challenge next year to try and encourage reading for pleasure whilst also supporting students to develop their literacy skills.
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On 7th June, The MFL department welcomed 54 students and planned a series of activities for them to learn about the English educational system and the differences between both countries. They also had the opportunity to meet with all other year 7 who were not able to take part to the trip to France on 12th May, so that they could all meet face to face and get to know each other better. It was a very successful morning.
Mrs Aribi said: “These two exchanges allowed all children to learn about aspects of the educational systems from both side of the channel. It was a very fruitful exchange for all students and teachers that they will remember for a long time.”
On a very wet, rainy summers morning on Friday 17th June 2016. Abbey school hosted their annual swimming gala for years 7 and 8. This competition is a House event where students compete against one another to strive for the winning place to beat the other houses. This year even though the weather poured down we had some great swimmers taking part, though our Elite Abbey swimmers stole the show with outstanding performances competing against each other for the gold medals.
The overall results were:
1st – DISCOVERY
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On Tuesday 14th June the P.E department had their annual Sports Personality of the year ceremony.
This is an event when we praise all of our sports teams and present player of the year, most improved player and Sportsman/Sportswoman of the Year and Team of the Year.
The Head was there to present awards, though our guest speaker Steve Brown, a wheelchair rugby champion for Great Britain. He was by far the best guest speaker we have ever had. He was inspirational and gripped our students with his talk.
A collaboration between the science after school club, and the technology department created 3D particle models to represent solid, liquid and gas. This involved a lot of time and planning and even a few lunchtimes. The end result as seen above, can be used in future science lessons.
Many thanks to: David Mabb, Henry Cook, Emily Smith, Lloyd Bertram, James Webb, Mr Gadd and Mr Moore.
On Friday the 1st of July, we hosted our annual Sports day.
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