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24th Jun 2022
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GBHS Celebrates Success at District Sports During National Sports...

This week, Great Baddow High School were delighted to send a large cohort of our students to compete at District Sports - a huge event in the school calendar and highly competitive. As ever we enjoyed some tremendous successes both at team and individual level and would like to congratulate everyone that took part. Results Boys Year 7 – 2nd Year 8 – 1st Year 9 – 1st Year 10/11 – 1st Relay Cup – 1st Overall Boys – 1st Girls Year 7 – 4th Year 8 – 1st Year 9 – 5th Year 10/11 – 1st Relay Cup – 3rd Overall Girls – 1st We had twenty-eight students who were named District Champions and we had two new District records in the Year 10 girls 3000m and the Year 8 girls relay. Further sports news this week includes our U13 girls football team who finished 2nd in the Sisters ‘n’ Sport National Football Final and congratulations to Katarina in Year 10 who executed two excellent routines in the Regional Trampoline Finals with a very high score of 80.31. National Sports Week This week also saw students taking part in National Sports Week, which, as a school that specialises in sport, we like to recognise every year. To support this national event, our sports department have run sessions on Strength and Conditioning, Parkour, Judo, Volleyball, Tchoukball, Dodgeball, Kurling and Dragonball to provide our students with the opportunity to experience a range of alternative sports.  
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GBHS Students Practice Spanish Language Skills in Seville
22nd Jun 2022
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GBHS Students Practice Spanish Language Skills in Seville

On 14th June 2022, Mrs Barkway, Mrs Whitnall, Mrs Farmer, Mr Dixon and Mr Jackson accompanied forty Year 9 students on a four day residential trip to Seville, Spain. Despite the extreme heat, the students did us proud and had many opportunities to show off their Spanish language skills. On the first evening, they saw a flamenco show with classic Sevillanas (dances) being performed, accompanied by the Spanish guitar. They also got to sample some tapas. The second day was a full on walking tour of the city, with a quest along the way, where students had to use their Spanish to answer clues and piece together puzzles. Congratulations due to the winning team ‘ Sobresaliente’ and second place went to ‘Sebilla’. After a tapas lunch, they visited the famous cathedral and climbed ‘La Giralda’ bell tower; thirty-two floors to climb but an amazing panoramic view of the city as a reward. Some students also got to visit the tomb of Christopher Columbus (Cristóbal Colón) who is laid to rest there. Day three took them along the river (el río Guadalquivir) on a boat trip along it’s length, seeing lots of Seville’s famous sights. Thursday was a national holiday in Spain, Corpus Christi and so the streets were decorated with religious altars and red and gold decoration and a procession carrying the Virgin Mary through the streets to the cathedral. The last day included a visit to the bull ring. Their guide showed them around ‘la plaza de toros’ and was very informative on the customs and traditions that ‘la corrida’ is based upon. The staff we were extremely proud of our students and the way in which they represented the school.  
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Duke of Edinburgh 2022
14th Jun 2022
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Duke of Edinburgh 2022

This year, we have worked exceptionally hard to increase our capacity for DofE and facilitate more Year 10 students than ever before to earn their Bronze award. Sixty-three students (a gigantic leap from twenty-one) have been working towards the award that requires them to develop a practical skill, show physical development in a sport, and volunteer in the local community. The students are still working on these three elements and many are concluding their 3-month and 6-month commitments to a variety of organisations, sports and clubs to which our local and school community have benefited greatly. Some examples of the students work include completing cookery courses, volunteering to help younger students in the school with their reading proficiency, coaching at sports clubs across Baddow and Galleywood, supporting the homeless, running sessions with Beavers/Cubs/Guides and completing high-level First Aid courses. The students have also completed their training in Outdoor First Aid, Campcraft and Navigation and completed two successful expeditions within Essex. They have independently navigated the Essex countryside covering 12km each day whilst carrying their kit for cooking, camping and the next days provisions. The photos give a little insight to the challenge the students have faced but also the level of fun they have had through the experience. At the core of it all was teamwork and every student proved themselves to be worthy of passing the Expedition element of the award. Their final awards will be completed once they upload all the evidence to back up their 3-month/6-month projects. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the fifteen strong team of staff who volunteered over the two weekends to make the expeditions possible. Particular thanks go to Mr Bentley, our Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator, and Mr Jackson for completing the training course to facilitate larger cohorts of students going forward and Mr Davis and Mr Wells for assessing the teams on expedition. We are all looking forward to next years Duke of Edinburgh season with the current Year 9’s and information will be coming to Year 9 students about the Duke of Edinburgh award soon. We will continue offering the larger cohort size and there are even plans underway to increase capacity further or offer the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award at Year 12. For now though, the boots are being hung up on a fantastic bumper Duke of Edinburgh season and we send massive congratulations to the Year 10 students who have been involved in this journey.
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24th May 2022
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GBHS Celebrates Successes at County and National Level in Sports

With schools now returning back to a full programme of activities and events after the end of Covid-19 restrictions, Great Baddow High School is once again delighted to be back in the sporting arena and celebrating successes at County and National level in a range of sports. In football, the Great Baddow High School teams have experienced a huge amount of success with both Year 9 and Year 11 teams reaching the Essex Schools Football Cup Finals in what were both thrilling games. Both teams went to extra time and penalties. The Year 9 team finished as runners up and the Year 11 team won making them Essex Cup Champions for the second time. In basketball five teams from the school made it to the Essex Cup finals with Year 7 and 8 girls finishing as runners up and Year 8, 9 & 10 boys all being crowned Essex Cup Winners. The Year 7 girls netball team also made the Essex Cup netball finals where they finished as runners up in a very close fought final. to make it to County finals in their first year has been a phenomenal success. The school was very pleased to have with one team competing in the National Gymnastics Milano Finals and three teams in the National Gymnastics Floor & Vault Finals and earlier in the year the Junior Swimming team qualified for the National Schools Swimming Finals held at the London Aquatic Centre. ‘I am very proud of the hard work and determination from all of our students and their commitment to these high level competitions. The standard of basketball and football this year has been exceptional. In gymnastics  the final results were incredibly close and the students produced beautifully aesthetic performances and qualifying for the National Schools Swimming Finals is a fantastic achievement for our young swimmers. Our success also continues at District level with many teams across many sports taking the District title.’ Mrs K Davies, Head of Physical Education
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