Megan and Holly Richards Swimming Achievement - Update

We would like to share with you how proud we are of the swimming achievements of two of our Year 10 students - Megan and Holly Richards.

They are currently ranked 22nd/26th for 100fly in Great Britain, 22nd/28th in the 200fly and 37th/42nd in 50fly. 

This has taken a huge dedication from both girls - training four hours every day - while maintaining brilliant effort and attendance in schools.


We wish them every success as they seek qualification for the Nationals in July / August. 


*** Update 10/05/2016 ***


This is an update on Holly's 50 fly after competing at regionals last week, she is now ranked 14th in Britain for the 16 year olds with one more swim meet to go. Megan didn't swim at her best in the 50 fly at regionals as she had just recovered from being ill but is training hard for the last swim meet to qualify for nationals. Megan is ranked 28th and Holly 30th in 100 fly and Megan 25th and Holly 32nd in the 200 fly. The top 44 in the 16 year olds qualify for nationals.


*** Update 22/06/16 ***

An update on the girls swimming qualifications for the upcoming Nationals.

Holly:  British Nationals 50fly  16th in Britain for 16 year olds

            Summer Nationals 100fly 30th in Britain for 16 year olds

            Summer Nationals  200fly  32nd in Britain for 16 year olds


Megan:  Summer Nationals  100fly 29th in Britain for 16 year olds


               Summer Nationals   200fly  27th in Britain for 16 year olds


They are really excited about this and they are training really hard.


Well done girls!





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New Sports Centre Facilities

One of the UK’s most exciting and innovative leisure facilities has been officially opened in Highbridge by two of Somerset’s up and coming national athletes.

Hannah and Lauren Bird from Burnham-on-Seawho are members of the GB water skiing team officially opened the new dance and fitness studio at the King Alfred Sports Centre on Tuesday December 15. It has been equipped with state-of-the-art interactive and multi-sensory Prama fitness technology, which is the first to be installed on a school site anywhere in the world following a £450,000 refurbishment scheme

The facilities at the King Alfred Sports Centre have been transformed thanks to an investment scheme by 1610 with support from Somerset County Council. The building had been severely damaged by flooding in the summer of 2014 and part of the centre had been closed temporarily to allow the refurbishment work to take place.

Year 10 students have already been given a sneak preview of the new equipment ahead of the official opening. They were the first school children in the UK to try out the new state-of-the-art Prama training technology.

The General Manager of the King Alfred Sports Centre, Matt Harras said the new Prama technology has inspired the pupils and staff at the school: “It was wonderful to see the reaction of the pupils trying out the equipment for the first time and they were lucky enough to be the first in the UK to have access to such leading edge technology on their doorstep. Both staff and students have taken to the new technology with enthusiasm. Now the wider community in Highbridge will also be able to enjoy the new technology which will revolutionise the way they work out in the future.”

Denise Hurr said; “Seeing the students enjoyment in using all of the facilities on offer in the Sports Centre has been very rewarding.  They were excited by the gym and Prama facility and enjoyed taking part in spin and yoga classes as well.  The partnership work between Somerset County Council and 1610 has resulted in excellent facilities for all members of our School community. “

P2P Intergenerational Project

During the academic year 2014/15 students from year 10 participated in the Sedgemoor Community Partnership p2p Intergenerational Project.

Students attended workshops, in their own time, along with a senior group of local residents to compare and discover what it was like to be a teenager in the 1940’s 1950’s and today.  The group looked at pastimes, hobbies as well as debating such things as the current local area’s entertainment opportunities and community venues.

To complete the project the group enjoyed a well-deserved day out at Claverton Manor and the American Museum.

The students thoroughly enjoyed the project.  Thank you to John Parkes of the Sedgemoor Community Partnership and the local senior residents for making the project a valuable learning experience.

To view the project evaluation report click here.


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