Next HVC Community Book Club December 1st
Students to Star in Accrington Pals
Student’s will take to the stage next week to perform ‘The Accrington Pals’, as part of Hope Valley College’s ongoing programme of activity to mark the centenary of World War One.
To coincide with the first Armistice of the centenary tributes, the play will run for 3 nights, from the 11th – 13th November. The play is based on the Accrington Pals unit in the First World War. It contrasts the lives of those at the front and experiences in the 1916 Battle of the Somme with the women left behind in Accrington.
Directed by Head of Drama Dave Shimwell tickets are priced at £8 for Adults and £5 for over 65’s. The nature of the play means that it has been decided that the performance is not suitable for children under 11.
Students Secure Place in Regional Fencing Squad
Year 8 students Alice Bannister and Ellen Robbins-Wilkinson have been selected in the East Midlands Under 17 regional squad.
The success follows impressive displays by the girls at the British Youth Fencing Championship earlier this year where Alice finished 10th and Ellen 5th in the sabre section. Having been selected the pair will now compete in the British Regional Championships due to be held in December.
College Football Teams Experience Mixed Fortunes Against St Phillip Howard
Hope Valley College’s football teams experienced mixed results in recent fixtures against St Phillip Howard.
While the Y7 won 4-3 the Y 10 & 11 team fell to a battling 6-2 defeat.