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First LEGO League City Shaper 2019

Please click on the link below to download our budding journalists,  Ellie M and Ellie B's, article about the First Lego League results. 

Download Ellie's Article

 

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Well done to the First Lego League champions and a big thank you to Mr Walters for all his hard work with the children in preparation for the event. 

Charity Christmas Cards

Team Endurance will be selling Christmas Cards to raise money for two charities selected by the children this week. It is our hope to make Christmas time a bit better for people in our local area. 

All proceeds from the sale of these cards will be divided between the The Nightingale Macmillan Unit at The Royal Derby Hospital and the Samaritans.

The Nightingale Macmillan Unit is a palliative care ward which helps to provide patients with the best possible quality of life and to provide them and their families with psychological, social and spiritual support.

NMU General (Fund Number 14001 and 14004)

The Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Samaritans is a charity registered in England and Wales (219432)

Please help us to make a difference this Christmas time!

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Y3/4 Handball

Huge congratulations to our Y3/4 handball team. Due to illness we had a much smaller squad than usual, but despite this, our team played outstandingly well and showed incredible skills with passing and throwing for their ages and finished 4th out of a total of 12 teams! An incredible achievement on its own, but for many of these children, it was their first opportunity to represent our school in a sporting competition. Well done to you all.

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Girls' Football County Final

Last Thursday, our girls' football team took part in the Derbyshire School Games County Final, following their phenomenal and unbeaten performance at the Amber Valley tournament last month. The girls faced the best 9 teams, selected from the winners of each region across the whole of Derbyshire, this being  from a total of over 400 schools.

The girls showed incredible determination, skill and teamwork, especially in some unbelievably cold and wet weather to finish 3rd place on their first ever representation of Amber Valley in the Football County Final.

A huge well done to all of our team for their achievement and to all of their parents for their support. A special thank you also to Jason, for helping me coach the team on a very, very wet day.

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Brilliant Basketball

Well done to our brilliant basketball team who finished 4th in their recent tournament. The team played extremely well and scored some fantastic shots in some incredibly close games. IMG_1580

If you are interested in playing basket for a club with regular, fun training sessions and matches. Check out Derby Trailblazers for more information.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

A huge thank you to all the people who donated items for our Macmillan coffee morning; thanks also to all the parents,  family and members of our local community who supported the event by coming along and digging deep into their pockets!

What a fantastic morning we had! The hall was buzzing with activity and, as you can see from the total below, we made a whopping amount of money for this amazing charity. Click on the picture below for some more pics from today's event and for more information on how the money will be used by Macmillan click here.

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A huge thank you also to the year 6 children from Team Endurance for running the stalls along side the members of staff who all made the day such a big success!  

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White Hall Adventure Day 4

Today was the most action-packed day so far! After the groups scored very highly in the room inspections (including a perfect 10 from one group), the children have completed so many activities: the high zip line, a swamp traverse, the climbing wall, indoor caving,  the cargo net, stream scrambling and even the leap of faith!

We finished the day by beating all the other schools in the White Hall Mini Olympics! I hope you've not made too many plans for the weekend: the children will be exhausted but with a well-earned sense of achievement!

Click the link below for some more pictures from day 4.

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Y6 Leavers

A huge THANK YOU to our Y6 leavers for being such fantastic role models and for all of your hard work and dedication over the last four years at our school. We will truly miss you and please be sure to visit us in the future.

 

Go-Ride County Final

Yesterday our Go-Ride Cycling team represented Amber Valley in the Derbyshire School Games - County Finals in Sheffield, following their success in local races. They were competing against the best teams from across all nine districts of Derbyshire. 

Firstly, competing in the Italian pursuit, Team Kilburn unleashed a sprint finish to take 1st place with just one second separating them from the second placed team.

Finally, it was down to the team relay, a race which Kilburn had only ever lost once in the last six years. Kilburn made a good start and quickly began to gain ground and overtake the leading riders. Soon, the team's determination would pay off, as they took the lead on lap 3 and began to open up a gap from the rest of the field. Kilburn crossed the line a whole 4 seconds ahead of the next team, meaning Kilburn were pronounced 'Go-Ride Cycling County Champions 2019!' 

A huge well done to all of our Team and a special thank you to their parents for their support.

For a full list of results and more photos from the event, check out the Active Derbyshire Website .


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Achievement Assembly Winners

Well done to all of our Achievement Assembly winners this week. You have all been recognised by your teachers for your hard work and effort in English over the last two weeks. Also, well done to Leyton for his general effort and determination in learning his times tables this year and for his superb attitude in school. For this you both earned  the Headteacher's Award this week!

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