The annual Adam Dabell Memorial Cup was retained by Imberhorne on Thursday after a close fought game. At the end of the game Adam’s father thanked the players for their efforts and reminded the many spectators present about the purpose of the evening.
The teams will meet again in a year; Sackville players – get training!
After working hard on their projects earlier this year, six of our year 10 students proudly display their CREST silver certificates. Awarded by the British Association, they recognise 30 hours of project work in science and were externally assessed by a professional STEM ambassador. Mr Grant and Mr Endersby were delighted to share in their success; well done all! We’re now recruiting our new teams, so if you’re in year 9 and are interested, see Mr Bush or Mr Tyrrell.
All is not doom and gloom on the English rugby scene: the Sackville U14 team attended a training day at Hurstpierpoint College where they were put through their paces by members of the Harlequins rugby club coaching staff.
The day culminated with a small tournament where the boys came 2nd overall, a commendable result. The boys’ attitude was excellent and hopefully the skills they have honed can be used in the rest of the season. And who knows? Maybe at the 2023 Rugby World Cup …
The night of Friday 2 October marked the end of the first month at Sackville for our year 7s. What better way to celebrate it than with the annual overnight camp? And there is indeed much to celebrate with many teachers praising the way in which the students have settled so quickly to life in a secondary school.
The sporting achievements of the year group show enormous promise, with every female and male team so far undefeated. The girls hockey a and b, the girls netball a and b and the boys football a, b and c have all won their matches. Pictured are the year 7 netball, hockey and football squads.
The images below show the year 7 sports teams celebrating, the tents going up for the year 7 camp, and a group shot of all the students who stayed overnight on Friday.
The students are realising just how many opportunities there are at Sackville. As well as all of the clubs that run at lunchtime and after school, year 7s are busy obtaining auditioning packs for this year’s school show, ‘Our House’.
The next special event being organised for them is the Halloween disco.
This is being put on by our year 13 travel and tourism students as part of their ‘Events Management’ unit. It promises to be a scary evening!
Our year 12 geographers took advantage of superb weather conditions on 27 September to undertake their first piece of A level fieldwork on the Sussex coast. Students visited Peacehaven, Newhaven, Seaford, Cuckmere Haven and Birling Gap.
The focus was looking at coastal processes and how action at one point can have an impact further down the coast. For example the harbour arm at Newhaven blocks the path of shingle which used to end up on the beach at Seaford. This means very large sums have been spent on replenishing the beach at Seaford to protect the town. This is all great preparation for the rest of the course and the extended field trip to Wales next spring.