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Principal's Blog 17th May 2019

20 May 2019
Principal's Blog 17th May 2019

Year 11 Last day

Year 11 enjoyed a memorable day on Friday 10th May to celebrate their Year 11 leavers. Students enjoyed a full sit down meal provided by Wayne our school caterer, where they enjoyed Nando’s style chicken and chips followed by an array of doughnuts. It was a squeeze fitting them all in but great to see students socialising in their mentor groups and being served lunch by their mentors. Once the meal had finished the Year 11’s were asked to leave to take a group photo.

Unbeknown to them the whole school was out on blue court waiting to cheer them across to the back field in a Ridgeway first line-up. Years 7 – 10 clapped students and wished them congratulations and good luck for their final exams. This was followed by a whole year group photo from the skies with the drone. Into the final assembly we went through a sea of emotions from laughter to tears. Messages from staff and student of the terms certificates were followed by some fantastic and hilarious year book awards.

Then came the staff video with an Avengers theme which caused much hilarity for the students and some embarrassment for the staff. Then came the emotion with students receiving emotive and heartfelt letters from home which gave our students the encouragement they deserve for their exam chapter. It was a fantastic day to celebrate as a year group and as a family as some of the students finish their Ridgeway journey whilst others look forward to returning in September. We look forward to celebrating after the exams at prom!

Congratulations Ross

Congratulations to Ross Lester who was crowned champion at the 2019 English Open Major Championship (Colt) last weekend. He shot an impressive score of 98/100 in the discipline of English Skeet. Ross’s nearest revival was four shots behind. He is another step closer to his Olympic dream of Paris 2024.

Congratulations Year 9 Rounders Team

Congratulations to the Year 9 rounders team who won their match against Dorcan this week. The score was 12 – 4. A great game in the session with the team work really well together to get a fantastic outcome.

Congratulations to Rebecca Callaghan for Bringing Home the Gold Twice!

Rebecca is a Ridgeway Leisure Centre employee and ex Ridgeway Student. Rebecca is a member of Team England Paracheer Freestyle Pom. They have been World Champions 2017/18 & 2018/19.

It has been yet another golden year for Team England in the ParaCheer division of the International Cheer Union (ICU) World Championships. With the ICU World Championships being held so close to Disney World there was only one choice for the team to celebrate- a trip to Hollywood studios.

New Student Leadership Team

It is my pleasure to announce the new Student leadership Team:

Head Boy: Max Allen

Deputy: Harry Lowe

Head Girl – Skye Shortridge

Deputy – Emily smith

All the candidates were fantastic throughout the process so please praise any of the following students:

Dani Spry, Maddy Tonkin, Olivia O’Brien, Alex Hunt, Henry Peterson and Zac Lewis

Thank you for all those who voted and have supported students throughout this time.

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