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Lytchett’s sporting successes!

Year 8 Rugby Tournament

Year 8 rugby players recently travelled to Poole Grammar School to compete in a local tournament of local schools. This was their first outing as a team and they performed exceptionally well together. Game 1: Lytchett 6 – 0 St Edward's This game saw a very dominant display from our Year 8s - their teamwork and determination broke through a very formidable opposition. Our forwards retained posses...
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Year 10 Golfer Wins for England

A quartet of female golfers, comprising Lytchett Minster School's Year 10 student Louise Burke, along with Lydia Cryer, Lottie Woad and Rachel Gourley, dominated the singles play against Switzerland to emerge victorious from their under-16 international match on Friday, 23 August. The Swiss took an early lead but some regrouping during the lunch break led to the English girls storming ahead, wi...
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Sports Day

This year's sports day, held on Tuesday, 16 July, was accompanied by a great festival atmosphere. All students competed fiercely across all events, battling for points on behalf of their houses. The deciding race was the relay, which resulted in Purbeck house being awarded the overall win. Staff commented on how fun the day was, as well as how well the event was organised; in this regard, speci...
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Lytchett Wins Schools’ Regatta 2019

On Friday, 14 June 2019, twelve students competed in the School Games Secondary School Sailing Regatta hosted by Rockley Watersports at Poole Park. The forecast was for strong winds but that didn't put off any of our keen sailors! The event was split into two fleets (Challenge and Gold) with sailors' individual results being totalled at the end of the day for a chance of winning the overall team t...
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School Games Sailing

On Tuesday, 11 June 2019, three students participated in the School Games "Can Do" event hosted by Rockley Watersports at Poole Park. The weather forecast was slightly off-putting but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the students or the Rockley staff! The day involved sailing and kayak sessions in the morning before a set of kayak races in the afternoon. The day was also supported by Decathlon w...
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Volleyball Victory

Congratulations to Amelia Fumpston and Maisie-Ella Summers (both Year 11), who recently competed as part of the winning south west team in the under-17 regional volleyball championships, held at the University of Warwick. Their team won all six matches, which included defeating the north west, five times consecutive previous winners, in a very tense final.
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Former Lytchett Student Aims for Olympics

Former Lytchett Minster School student Sam Whaley is currently aiming to be part of Great Britain's sailing squad at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. He will compete in the laser class trials at the end of March, with seven other competitors vying for the place at next year's Games. Sam won the RS Aero World Championship last year and has been training recently in Vilamoura, Portugal, and Florida. "...
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Football victory over Poole High

On Monday, 19 November, our Year 11 football team beat Poole High 5-3 on penalties, after the game finished 0-0 after extra time. The team now proceeds to round four. All involved played excellently and contributed positively to the result. The five students who volunteered to take and score the winning penalties were Christian Reynolds, Sam Churchill, Oli Wooley, Tyler Rudd and Elliot Jones. Cong...
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Year 11 Rugby Success

The Year 11 rugby team has finished a successful half term of fixtures with a record of four wins and one loss. After a somewhat chastening start to the programme against a very strong, well-drilled Purbeck School where they were beaten 48-0, the team demonstrated a great deal of resilience and character and came back to win the remaining four matches. They recorded two wins against a combined Yea...
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More success for Year 7 Rowing Team

On Wednesday, 29 July, four Year 7 girls travelled to Bryanston School to compete in the Dorset School Games Indoor Rowing Championships. The event was held at Bryanston School in their superb rowing club house down on the river. The four students were lucky enough to gain some top coaching tips from world champion and silver Olympic medallist Annabel Vernon, who attended the event. Each compet...
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