College Sporting Success Leads to Impressive County Ranking

Hope Valley College’s sporting achievements during 2014 has seen the College ranked as the number one High Peak School in a county-wide report.

Having excelled in a variety of sports throughout 2014 the College was ranked as the highest performing High Peak School and eighth best in the County in a recent Derbyshire Schools Sport Association (DSSA) report.  The report examined schools’ performance across all of its events and competitions in 2013 and 2014 to produce the rankings.

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100 Years on Students Pay Tribute to the Accrington Pals

Students at Hope Valley College recently performed a moving and thought-provoking production of ‘The Accrington Pals’, as part of the College’s commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.

Written by Peter Whelan, the play tells the true story of the 700 men and boys from a small area around Accrington that signed up for service, and the women and children who remained at home while their loved ones went away to war.

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Amelia Leads the Way in STEMettes Hack

Y9 Hope Valley College student Amelia Cheshire recently won a top prize at a STEMettes Hackathon, a competition run by Sheffield Hallam University’s Department of Computing.

The College entered two teams in the event as Amelia was joined by fellow students Tess Cox, Molly Mitson, Gemma Shrimpton, Lottie Ockenden and Rebekah Heath. More than seventy Y8 and Y9 girls participated in the event.

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Gold Medallist Enhances College Fencing Provision

Hope Valley Collegehas boosted its extra-curricular provision of fencing with the appointment of specialist coach Stuart Marshall.

Having won a Gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Stuart set up a fencing club in Manchester, while also providing expert coaching in the sport to schools across the North   West. Stuart has helped and supported the College for the past three years, and is now running the College’s fencing club on a permanent basis.

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Year 9 'A Christmas Carol' theatre trip - Tuesday 16th December

Year 9 students should go to the main car park as soon as they arrive in school on Tuesday morning. The coach will be waiting and will depart at 08:15. Students must be in school uniform and bring a packed lunch as there are no facilities to buy lunch at the theatre.

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