Stories from this week's newsletter

posted 14 Jul 2017, 05:38 by Nat Admin   [ updated 14 Jul 2017, 06:18 ]

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Well Done Elite Dance Team

Our elite dance team have been shortlisted for Bestival! They have one more audition (performing at the finals on Isle of Wight day in September) and organisers will then decide who will be chosen to perform!

Fantastic news and well deserved as they have worked incredibly hard. on the routine. Good luck.

Charlotte’s Clay Shooting Success

You may remember that we have reported on Charlotte’s Clay shooting success in previous newsletters. Charlotte is now being sponsored by Laporte Trap World Wide Company. She is also being coached by an England top shooter.


Jimi takes part in the Junior Pen y Fan Race

Thank you to Mr Eldridge for sending this to us: Jimi Eldridge, Year 10, travelled with a group of Island runners to the Brecon Beacons at the weekend to run at the Brecon Fans Fell running weekend. Jimi managed to come first in the Junior Pen y Fan race which is a mile of the longer adult route straight up the mountain and back down to the start/finish. Jimi came third last year so pushed extra hard (actually leading the adults for the first 1/4 mile) to win this, his last Junior race, as next year he can do the full 3.5 mile adult course.

He was the most successful of all the Island runners and we are all very proud of him. 


Students Compete in the National Underwater Hockey Championships

Thank you to Mr Cockayne for forwarding this news onto us: On Saturday 1st July 2017 three Ryde Academy students attended the John Charles Centre in Leeds, Yorkshire for the National Underwater Hockey Championships. They were Grace and Anna Cockayne, and Patrick Douglas..... Following a gruelling day competing against teams that have been playing at this level for a good number of years it was a joy to find that the under 14s had been placed third nationally. The under 14s narrowly missed out on winning a cup when they were placed fourth, which is still a great achievement as this is considered one of the toughest categories.

If you are interested in finding out more about underwater hockey, or becoming a member, then contact Mary on 01983 56544, or attend the Waterside Pool, Ryde Esplande at 6.15pm on Sundays for a free taster session. You need to be age 10 or over and be able to swim 100 metres continuously. You can also check out the website at

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