Curriculum Enrichment Update - Wednesday 22 October 2014

Due to the high demand for certain activities featured in Wednesday's C E Day, we are alerting parents that a strict deadline relating to both payment and receipt of permission slips is in place.

The deadline is Friday 17 October 15.30.  If payment/permission slip are not received by this time, students will lose their current allocation of activity and will be re-allocated.

Students Visit WWI Battlefields to Mark Centenary of Conflict

Hope Valley College students Scarlett Cameron and Anousa Parkin recently visited the World War I battlefields in Belgium.  

Accompanied by Head of History Chris Young the students visited the Menin Gate, Langemark and Tyne Cot in Ypres; Thiepval, Lochnagar Crater and Sheffield Memorial Park on the Somme. The visit was part of the second phase of the government-funded scheme that will send a teacher and two students from every secondary school in England to the Battlefields at Ypres and the Somme.  

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PTFA Raises Money for College and Mountain Rescue with Mountain Bike Challenge

The 14th annual Hope Valley Mountain Bike Challenge has raised over £3,500 with a donation being made to Kinder Mountain Rescue.

More than 200 competitors, including students from the College, took part in the event with challengers completing either a 14 mile or 28 mile off-road course. The routes covered some of the area’s most iconic trails and locations such as ‘The Beast’, Jaggers Clough, Edale, Jacob’s Ladder, Hayfield, Rushup Edge, Hollins Cross and Mam Tor.

Read more: PTFA Raises Money for College and Mountain Rescue with Mountain Bike Challenge

Jenna’s Story Supports Stay Safe Campaign

Year 11 Hope Valley College student Jenna Harris has had a story published on the Stay Safe, Stay Aware website after winning a literary competition.

Working in her English class Jenna wrote a short story aimed at increasing awareness about child safety on construction sites, seeing her story published online as a regional prize in the National Federation of Builders creative writing competition.

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Lord Coe Makes Special Visit to Hope Valley College

Team GB Olympic legend Lord Seb Coe visited students from across the Hope Valley at Hope Valley College last Friday.

During Lord Coe’s visit College and primary school students were treated to special assemblies which included a Q&A with the double Olympic champion and the man credited with securing and organising the 2012 London Olympics.

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