The individualised Activities Programme and the opportunities afforded to the children is a critical part of the All Hallows ethos and so many of the children embrace this. This term has seen some great individual achievements across a wide range of activities. In Cricket, a number of children took part in District and County trials during the October half-term with Hugo Morgan and Josh Whitemore being selected for County winter training and George Paterson for District Cricket. Cross Country continues to be passionately championed by Mr Somerville with some superb results. In the Mendip series of 4 Cross Country events against 9 other schools, the Year 8 girls’ team took the gold medal with Lucy Baldwin, Daisy Mant and Cordelia Sheridan taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd individual places! The Year 7 boys’ and Year 6 girls’ teams took 3rd place with Victoria McCabe taking an individual bronze – well done to all who took part.
The U11 girls trampolining team recently competed against 50 other competitors in their age group to qualify for the Southern Zonal Trampolining finals in East Sussex next term. In Fencing, Judo, Swimming and Gymnastics, the children have been working towards a range of accreditations – congratulations to Isabella Dellwhite for securing Grade 3 in Fencing – the highest grade awarded to an All Hallows pupil to date. Life Saving has also been introduced this term with a number of children working towards their Rookie Life Saving Award and a large number of children recently sat Music and Speech & Drama exams – the results of which are eagerly awaited at the time of going to press!