As you may be aware the College Principal, Mr Peter Hamer, has announced his retirement from the College after 21 years’ service as Vice Principal and Principal.
The Governors are pleased to anounce the appointment of Mr M Ebbage, the Acting Headteacher of Newbold Community School, as the next Principal of the College.
More information will be published in the next edition of the Lakeside Newsletter.
Ben Turner, Evan Hollis, Matthew Hitchcock, Matthew Gadsby, Joseph Taylor and Ragnar Mularczyk represented the College at the 4 Entrepreneurs Conference in London on Monday 18th November. As part of the conference 4 schools were selected to pitch their business idea to Pilar Nalwimba from 'My Social Media' and Lisa Marie Brown from 'Pinkspiration' The students presentation was excellent in front of the guest entrepreneurs and 400 pupils from across Europe.
They promoted their Africa Education Aid charity (www.africaeducationaid.co.uk). They were voted ‘Best Pitch’ and won a £100 Amazon Voucher. Pilar Nalwimba said they won because they had taken “Action” and have been entrepreneurial.
The College was identified by the Rugby Football Union as a school that could benefit from support in developing rugby. The ‘All Schools’ programme has provided the College with £10,000 over the next three years.
This money may be spent in a number of ways; to provide kit, rugby equipment, posts and a pitch or coaching. As we have already established rugby over the years at Kirk Hallam we have all the former items on this list, what was really needed was expert coaching. We are delighted to have been able to attract Gary Rudkin to lead this coaching. Gary is the Rugby Development Officer for Derbyshire and a fine coach and communicator. Gary has been accompanied by Jack Partington, a Nottingham Rugby player who is currently seconded to Ilkeston RUFC to develop his rugby.
During the half term Gary and Jack have delivered rugby in over 200 lessons, they have developed an after school club for Rugby for the boys (and also on one occasion for the girls!) and together we are building towards tournaments for most year groups in early November.
The first Newsletter of this school year was published today. Please use the link to view