On Monday 29th April 2013, the Year 7 cricket team played their first ever match as a team. We were drawn against King’s Ottery in the first round of the David English Under 12 competition. Being put in to bat on a lovely cricket wicket the boys made an imposing 142/1 off of 20 overs. Lewis Gliddon and Oli O’Livey put on a fantastic stand for the first wicket, followed by some excellent batting from James Onley-Gregson.
The boys then bowled and fielded superbly to restrict King’s to 47/7 from their 20 overs, leading to a comprehensive victory. An excellent winning start for a very promising Year 7 side.
TIVERTON HIGH SCHOOL is set to host a fashion fiesta at Friday’s Rocks & Frocks Catwalk Show.
Over twenty craft tables will display fashion accessories, and stores such as Jo Amor, SNOB and Wellington Boots will be showcasing their own products on the stage.
The event is being organised by the newly formed For The Good of Tiverton’s Children Group and will help to raise money for projects and students in and around the school.
With the High School prom less than two months away, students and staff – including headteacher Andrew Lovett – will be modelling a range of prom dresses and evening wear which are available in the town.
Cathy Pengelly from The Good of Tiverton’s Children said: “We did a similar one last October which was very successful, so we are hoping to make this one even bigger.
“We are encouraging everybody to come along to support the night, especially those who have an interest in fashion.
The event on Friday 3 May at Tiverton High School starting at 8pm with doors opening at 7pm. Tickets cost £5 or £1 for children under-10 and can be purchased from Tiverton High School, SNOB, Jo Amor, Wellington Boots and Tiverton Tourist Information Centre or on the door during the night.
CAKES, shoes and quizzes all helped to make a difference for African children at Tiverton High School last week.
The school’s newly formed Interact club – which is the first of its kind in Devon - managed to raise £732.68 for Mary’s Meals on Friday 26 April.
The event was organised by Interact – meaning International Action – a scheme set up by Rotary International for young people to be able to help different causes.
This year, the Interact club have chosen to support Mary’s Meals and CHAT which helps people experiencing housing difficulty in Mid Devon.
The money raised at Friday’s cake sale will help Mary’s Meals set up school feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.
The charity provides one daily meal in a place of learning to attract chronically poor children into a classroom where they receive an education that can, in the future, be their ladder out of poverty.
Donations were given to staff and students who wore unusual shoes to school, while members and volunteers of Interact baked cakes and treats which were sold at break and lunchtime.
President of the school’s Interact Club Eilis Hannon said: “The cake sale has been absolutely amazing.
“We didn’t think so many people would take an interest, but we had almost sold out by the end of break time.
“Many people have been surprised to find out that just £10.70 can feed a child for an entire year – that’s like one night out for most of us.”
Ivan Godfrey from the Tiverton Rotary Club added: “It’s great to see such a positive response from the students here at Tiverton High School.
“Through this scheme, they will be able to make links locally and across the globe with the people who they are helping.
“As well as enjoying a tasty cake baked by the students, they can leave knowing they’ve made a real difference to the lives of African children.”
The Interact club will be officially launched at an event at the High School on May 21 when it receives a charter and badges for its members.
SECRETARY OF STATE for Communities and Local Government visited Tiverton yesterday to see the High School and visit members of the town's Mary Portas scheme. Mr Pickles arrived at Tiverton High School with Tiverton & Honiton MP Neil Parish on Monday 29 April and was shown the partnership between the school and the Community Arts Theatre project. Speaking to a team of student reporters, the Conservative government minister said: "I think the theatre looks pretty good. I think the idea of expanding towards the back and to increase rehearsal room is a very good idea. "I was told by Neil Parish that the school was on the up and was looking towards making improvements in terms of the buildings. "I've seen lots of community partnerships in operation, they give a degree of pride to communities, and it would be a shame if a school only existed for its pupils and for only a limited time of the year. Partnership director at the High School, Jon Sowden added: "I hope Eric sees the message from the community that we are all working together for some similar goals, and I hope he will tell his colleagues in government what a great job we are doing. "He's come here because there are supporters out there in the community who have told him about the good things that are happening here."