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Cricket Sessions

Rob Newton from Dorset Cricket came in to run sessions taster for our BE students. They were taught bowling and batting skills. One particular favourite was knocking over the stump tower with lots of cricket balls. We would like to thank Rob for coming in and we look forward to future sessions. The students really […]

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Lower School Sports Day 2018

Our lower school students in Classes JW and Explorers took part in their own mini version of sports day this afternoon. The students had just as much fun as their upper school friends, participating in non- competitive games. Just as things were beginning to look too sensible the water came out for some splashing fun […]

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School Games Mark – Gold Award

We are delighted to share the news that we have achieved School Games Mark – Gold award! The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme designed to reward schools for their commitment to the development of PE, school sport clubs and competitions across their school and into the community. The scheme is administered […]

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Sports Day 2018 – Afternoon Update

Things were hotting up this afternoon on and off the pitch at our 2018 sports day event but the games were decidedly water based so everyone kept cool. After much deliberation and point checking by our judges the results were announced. This year’s fancy dress trophy was awarded to Class KW with their Cluedo themed […]

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Sports Day 2018

Sports Day 2018 started this morning in a riot of colour as our class teams took to the sports pitch for the fancy dress parade. The theme this year is classic board games and our class teams have gone above and beyond to produce some stunning fancy dress. It was a hard task for judges […]

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Boccia England Coach of the Year 2018

Huge congratulations to Martin Cook our Senior Physical Activities Assistant on winning Boccia England’s Coach of the Year Award 2018. Martin collected the award on Monday at a ceremony in Plymouth. Martin is passionate about providing sporting opportunities for our students and this award is richly deserved. The award was given as part of Boccia […]

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National Sports Week at VEC – Day Five

It’s Grand Prix time and as the sun continued to shine down our students were on the course early to get a feel for the conditions. As usual competition was fierce and because of the weather there were a few more pit stops than usual. To help set the scene our special guests for the […]

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National Sports Week at VEC – Day Four

Day 4 of National Sport Week, and we’ve had a chance to catch our breath as the school took part in a giant version of the board game Frustration. We welcomed Steve and Shelby from Exmoor Zoo who brought a whole menagerie of creatures to amaze and delight our students with. After lunch we met […]

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National Sports Week at VEC – Day Three

Engarde! National Sports Week Day 3 and it was fencing and team games this morning. Students are being coached by Alan Sheriff from the British Disabled Fencing Association and are really enjoying the chance to spar with each other. We are also staging throwing events and on the sports pitch its team games with Simon […]

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National Sports Week at VEC – Day Two

National Sports Week continues and today it was handball in the sunshine with Coach Liz Roberts from Poole Phoenix. The students loved this fast paced sport which had been adapted for our wheelchair users. Map reading and exploring in the grounds made for a fantastic activity as the students tried their hands at orienteering. ‘Balloon […]

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