Students show they are good sports
School’s grand charity effort
BEECH Hall School pupils showed they pick their battles carefully as they took on their sister school for a two day sports tournament in London.
Students set out to defeat their southern counterpart Riverston School in the annual event, but the rivalry remained friendly.
Three sports were played: volleyball, a sport rarely practised at Beech Hall but a strong one for Riverston, football and badminton.
Not being as experienced at volleyball STUDENTS at Tytherington School have raised almost £4,000 for charity this term.
They have raised £2,418 for The Christie Hospital and £1,147.91 for East Cheshire Hospice by teaming up with other pupils from their school Houses.
Year eight pupil Michael Clarke organised a series of fundraising events to raise the money for The Christie with activities including a non-school uniform day, a series of cake sales and a staff car wash. as their sister school did not stop the Tytherington team from making the southerners work hard for their win though.
The team was joined by Beech Hall’s mascot, the Griffin, otherwise known as Harry Lyons.
Harry kept the team’s spirits high, flapping along the touch line and running onto the volleyball court when Beech Hall scored.
To prove both teams were good sports, they enjoyed a fish and chip supper and sweets on the Friday evening.
Generous students also helped bump up the funds raised by donating more than the £1 required for the non-school uniform day.
Michael said: “I’m so pleased at the amount we’ve raised for such a great cause and an organisation that’s been so supportive to me and my family in difficult times”.
Students from Ash House raised the money for East Cheshire Hospice and presented Leah Goodhind from the organisation with a
Fuelled and fearless, students from the two schools then embarked on a hunt for the legendary Riverston Ghost.
Football was the name of the game on the Saturday, with Riverston winning 5-2 but both teams putting in ‘outstanding’ performances.
Beech Hall student Fraser Bradbury, 15, was commended for his sportsmanship, respect and fair play and the team was praised for their ‘determined spirit’.
A friendly game of cheque at a special assembly.
Emmanuel Botwe, headteacher, said: “We all remember being part of a House at school and want to give students a feeling of belonging and community and give them the opportunity to lead across the school and the area.
“All our charity events are student planned and led which I feel means they have a greater impact.” Donations to The Christie can be made at christie.nhs.uk/ the-christie-charity. badminton ended the tournament.
Headmaster James Allen said: “The pupils were a pleasure to take away. I was extremely proud of how they played, behaved and enjoyed themselves.
“They are now looking forward to the return fixture later in the year.”
●● Students Eloise Lambert (year 11), Henry Bridgett (year nine), Eleanor Hall (year 11), with Cath Linaker (deputy head of year eight), far left, and Leah Goodhind from East Cheshire Hospice
●● Beech Hall student Fraser Bradbury (right) in action during the friendly with Riverston School and the two football teams (above)