Stu­dents show they are good sports

School’s grand char­ity ef­fort

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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 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)

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