School Life: Pupils thrive at championships

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Forty seven athletes from Hipperholme travelled to Robin Park stadium in Wigan to take part in the Independent Schools Association Northern Athletics Championships.

All students performed to their best with some significant victories. In the field events Reon Todd was second in the discus with Harry Barraclough gaining a bronze in the triple jump. On the track Aaron Nwagwu and Lucy Taylor were selected for the north 100m relay teams and Mollie McDaid won the 800m. Those three will be joined at the National Championships by Halle-Blu Morrison who won the 200m and got silver in the 100m.

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Hipperholme Grammar School logo

Students learn about physio

A Level PE students Sophie Godlington and Sophie Doherty recently welcomed Dave Hanson to school.

Dave is Huddersfield Town FC’s physiotherapist and came along to give them some extra advice and help before their exams. He demonstrated some acupuncture techniques and spoke about studying the subject.

Head of PE Mr Crouchman said: “This is a fantastic way of teaching the theory needed for the A level examination in a practical way.”

Juniors visit cress farm

Last month form four visited WS Bentley Grower’s factory in Cleckheaton as part of Hipperholme Grammar Junior School’s technology week.

The aim of the trip was to see how machinery is used on an industrial scale to help businesses and companies with their production.

They also looked at production lines and how people worked in factories to make products - in this case lots of different shoot vegetables.

In particular, we looked at cress growing. WS Bentley’s supply major supermarkets throughout the country including Morrison’s and Tesco. The children were able to try some of the cress and some of their other types of vegetables which have different flavours and uses. They saw how cress was grown from start to finish, starting with seeds in pulp, all the way through to the finalised product, ready for shipping to the supermarkets.