Two Dane Court students took part in the in the final of the annual junior climbing competition on Saturday 25 June 2011. Isabelle Cooke, 9T and Billy Morgan, 10H travelled to the Wolf Mountain climbing wall in Wolverhampton where they joined nearly 190 other qualifying climbers from eleven regions throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
On Sunday 3 July 2011 our year eight futsal team travelled to Birmingham to compete in the National Futsal Finals. They were competing in the age group above (under 14) so many of the players they were playing against were a year older, so as they departed at 4:45am they knew that they were in for a tough day. Arriving at the venue at 9:00am we were all impressed by the purpose built facilities and the organisation of an event for teams from all over the country, it was clear that our team were going to be competing against some of the best Futsal players in the country but our Year 8 team have never been shy of a challenge. With their first game against The Radycliffe School at 11:15 the team had plenty of time to consider their tactics and strategies and to check up on their opposition. The game of Futsal is fast paced, very skillful and very hard work with a short but intensive 11 minute game where a lot happens very quickly.
Dane Court Grammar school's winning team at the final of the Business of Enterprise competition pictured with the judges
The young students produced a superbly confident demonstration of their new 'App' idea to walk off with the prize of 'Best Oral Presentation' at the prestigious Barclays Conference Suite in Canary Wharf. This was a wonderful culmination of weeks of research and hard work for the students who had to battle through two previous heats to represent their school.
On the eve of Grand Prix Volleyballers' annual visit to Margate sands, we were invited to play in a schools Tournament on Friday 7 July 2011. We fielded boys and girls teams in the four proposed events, and the squad members were anxious to get a little sand between their toes! The weather was challenging for the most experienced outdoor players, let alone our beginners. However, they soon leant how to use the elements to their best advantage and both boys teams along with one of the girls teams won through to the finals of their events.