Congratulations to Lucy Stanhope

Some great news for one of our students – Lucy Stanhope won the gold medal at British Junior Rowing Championships in WJ18 double sculls this weekend. Lucy has been selected to row for England in the forthcoming ‘home countries’ international regatta between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Sports Day – Tuesday 19 July

Structure of the day

  • 8:25am: Registration
  • P1: Year 7 & 8 students who are involved in field events only. Also anybody competing in the 1500m and hurdles from all years.
  • P2: Year 9 & 10 students who are involved in field events only.

All other students will be in normal lessons periods 1 & 2

Break: 10:25am-10:45am

  • P3: All students to register at normal P3 lessons. Once registered all pupils should make their way to the track area and sit in their designated hall space.
  • 11:00pm – 12:15pm: Track Events Start: All students are to report to the bank area and sit in hall bases.

Students should listen for their track event to be called

Lunch: 12:25pm-1:25pm

  • P5: All students to register at normal P5 lessons. Once registered all students should make their way to the track area.
  • 1:25pm – 2:40pm: Afternoon track events begin. (Spectators to watch on the bank)
  • 2:45pm: Presentation of trophies (students to sit in form groups under art balcony for presentation)
  • 3:10pm: Depart for buses – End of Day

Important Information

  • All students whether competing or not must arrive to school in PE kit. Blue tracksuit bottoms can be worn along with a blue top or school blazer.
  • No Hoodies or Fashion Tops are to be worn and will be confiscated if seen.
  • A reminder to bring sun cream if weather conditions are hot and also any medication if required.
  • Students to bring work books in for the day in case Sports Day is cancelled.

Rowing Success for LHS Students

This weekend Ellie Davies and Lucy Glover added yet another major and prestigious championship victory to their already impressive CVs. The girls won the Junior Double Sculls at Henley Women’s Regatta. In five rounds of 1500m racing over two days, Ellie and Lucy were untouchable and their 27 competitors knew from the very first row that the eventual outcome had that demoralising sense of inevitability. 

Lucy Stanhope was in the Junior Quad Sculls crew that reached the final from a field of 23 boats, only to be narrowly beaten by a strong Glasgow School crew. 

This is the first time Warrington Rowing Club has ever had two crews reach the finals at Henley Women’s Regatta. 

Madrid Football Tour 2016

Madrid TourThis year’s football tour to Madrid, Spain was a huge success.  48 pupils from Years 8 and 9 were given the opportunity to experience the Spanish culture of football and to showcase their footballing skills.

Once we arrived in sunny Spain it was straight to the Valdebebas training ground, home to Real Madrid FC.

Here, the boys experienced a typical Real Madrid training session delivered by their very own coaches in preparation for their 2 games against Spanish opposition.

On Saturday brought an element of surprise as the boys were told they were going to watch the Champions League Final at the Bernabeu Stadium along with 80,000 other Madrid fans – ‘the Madridistas’.

The atmosphere was amazing and with Ronaldo scoring the winning penalty after extra time, what more could we have asked for?

On the final day, we checked out of the Hotel Asset Torrejon and enjoyed a tour of the Bernabeu stadium.

Unfortunately, Ronaldo wasn’t around, but pupils were still able to imagine the atmosphere of the 85,000 seater stadium on match day.

All of the boys conducted themselves superbly throughout the trip – they were thoroughly professional and well-behaved manner and, as a result, we look forward to planning the next football tour.

Under 20s Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour

_DSC0610We had a fantastic ‘Rugby Festival’ when the Under 20s World Cup trophy came to Lymm High School. The day was incredibly successful – starting with the beautiful weather that enabled our Year 7 and 8 students to participate in a variety of rugby competitions throughout the morning. Students were also fortunate enough to have their photograph taken with the trophy; as well as participate in sessions run by Sale Sharks.

Battle Of The Ages Rugby Game

Battle of the Ages RugbyFriday night saw Lymm Rugby Club host the first, for a number of years, Lymm High School old boys game suitably dubbed ‘Battle of the Ages’. With superb weather and an excellent surface to play on, the game had been eagerly anticipated by all involved. Was the size and strength of the over 20s going to win over the speed and fitness of the under 20s?

The game started at a frantic pace, the over 20s sending big strong runners at a determined young defence. It was 5 minutes in when the first try was scored to give the overs a 7-0 lead. The game continued in the same vein, the Bray brothers controlling much of the action for the over 20s and showing why Lenny D was keen for them to join the school in the sixth form. But it was an old 1st XV captain and current 1st XV coach Adam Fletcher’s cameo that got the crowd excited. Offloads and a willingness to use the outstanding Dave ‘graveyard’ Williamson from fullback, gave the overs a 21-0 lead.

The under’s were not going to stand and watch these old timers treat it like an exhibition match and they started to put more pressure on in defence and then started to have attacks of their own. It was former 1st XV captain Max Caldwell that intercepted a ball and scored a try from within his own half. The half time score was 21-5.

The second half saw the under’s gain more territory and the initial thoughts of a walk over for the overs was gone. Through Oscar McCormack and Sean Parsons, Toby Phillips managed to send these bog lads in the gain some yards and put the under’s on the front foot. It was a nice bit of play down the blind side and then some powerful running helped Oscar barge over for the under’s second score, 21-10.

With fresh faces on the pitch for the overs, well a more experienced look, the game started to be played at a higher tempo. The overs managed to score 2 more well worked tries but it was a fantastic line from Oscar again to take him clear of the defence with just the full back to beat. This time he showed his handling ability and used Nat Johnstone who was motoring up next to him and drew the fullback and Nat scored under the posts.

The highlight of the second half was a Sam Mullarkey Tackle on Josh Davies; whilst the young Davies kept hold of the ball it was a tackle for the highlight package for Sam and I’m sure he will be keeping that one for the grandchildren.

The Most valuable players as voted by the captains of each side were Oscar McCormack and Dave Williamson.

Thank you to all involved with the game and to Adam Fletcher and Chris Kinsey for helping to organise it, to Lymm Rugby club for the facilities and to the players, parents and supporters of the school who made the game such a success. Next year’s game is already being talked about and hopefully it will grow into an outstanding annual event.

Mr Pickles