U13 Girls Rugby

Yesterday, we took 8 girls from Year 7 & 8 to Harrogate Rugby Club. Out of 5 games, they won 3, drew 1 and lost 1! All girls were awesome, demonstrating some fantastic skill and teamwork!

If any students are interested in playing Rugby outside of school, Harrogate U13s girls team train Tuesday evenings 6-7pm at the Army Foundation College, and are welcoming new players.


Venture up Simon Seat

This cold weather is bringing some challenges, but also some special moments, great views and powerful lessons in resilience!

Rugby extravaganza at Nidderdale

On Thursday 17th January, Year 7, 8 and 9 all took on Ilkley Grammar School in their 1st rugby games of the school year. Although the scorelines weren’t in Nidderdale’s favour, all 38 lads demonstrated a fantastic attitude, which will help with their progression as we participate in more fixtures.

Mr Hill

Inter-House Competition Heats Up

Yesterday it was time for Yr9 to step up for their houses and come together as three teams in an attempt to become victorious in Netball and Rugby.

It was the turn of the Yr9 girls to demonstrate their skills in Netball yesterday and gain the much coveted house points. Penn-Y-Ghent put their best foot forwards and went in with a winning attitude which helped lead them to a win against Ingleborough as well as becoming the overall winners. As an umpire it is exciting to umpire  a game that could go either way, this was true for the remaining fixtures. Whernside V Penny-G-Ghent ended in a brilliant 5 all draw that had me running up and down the side line trying to keep up with the game play. Then followed Ingleborough V Penn-Y-Ghent, once again another close game that had everyone on the edge of their seats as the ball passes and intercepted across the court. After nine minuets of play neither team could be broke and the match finished with a 2 all draw.

In the rugby it was once again Penn-Y-Ghent that can hold their head high as they triumphed over Whernside and Ingleborough. Mr Barrass, who was officiating, commented on the maturity and respect shown by the Yr9 boys to both peers and staff. Although Penn-Y-Ghent were the overall winners Ingleborough and Whernside did not let their houses down, they dug their heels in and played their hearts out resulting in Ingleborough finishing second followed by a resilient Whernside team.

I would like to take the time to thank all the year 9 students who took part, you made it a pleasure to officiate and the enthusiasm you showed was outstanding.

Miss Wilcock