Following their success at last year’s small schools’ gala we decided that some of our elite swimmers needed an extra challenge. To do this we entered a mixed team in the freestyle and medley relays at the National Schools’ Swimming Championships (Yorkshire Heats) at the Galpharm Stadium in Huddersfield.
With the added competition of teams coming from as far away as Newcastle and Hull, our swimmers rose superbly to the challenge winning medals by finishing fourth in both events.
Their achievements are all the more impressive considering that three of our team are still in Year 5. This gives them the chance to improve on their position next year. Finishing in the top three will see them representing Yorkshire in the National Finals.
Thank you very much to our school council for organising a superb Red Nose Day. In total our children raised an impressive £185.70. This money will go to Comic relief to help improve the lives of vulnerable people around the world.
Over the course of the day our school council provided a variety of competitions including a red nose hunt, colouring competition, face decorating contest and a bake-off. This culminated with our councillors presenting awards to the winners during a special assembly.
We are proud to announce that our gymnastics team delivered a championship winning performance at the Calderdale Schools’ Gymnastics Annual Competition last week.
With over 20 teams taking part the standard was extremely high with competitors facing the added pressure of performing in front of a large crowd at North Bridge Leisure Centre.
Delivering a slick routine choreographed by Miss Green, the girls rose to the challenge wowing not only the crowd, but also the judges who awarded them first prize in their category.
Special thanks must also go to the parents of Salterlee with Justine Metcalfe very kindly preparing our teams hair. Justine’s immaculate styling combined beautifully with the new leotards, generously provided by FOSS, to add the finishing touches to what was an impressive and professional team effort.
Well done to everyone involved. We are already looking forward to next year’s event as we’re convinced that some of our boys are also really talented gymnasts.
We have started re-building our school website. Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be busy creating new content and re-arranging some of the old material. In the meantime things will appear a little mixed up. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.
In addition to a new website we’re are also launching a Twitter feed and a couple of new blogs (which is what you’re reading now). There’ll be one which carries latest news from the school and one which is focussed on the Salterlee Under 5s.