School Games Level 2 District Finals are now completed!

More than 1000 pupils have been representing their schools over the last month for the right for their school to compete in the County Finals at Hartpury and the standard in the Primary School Section has been at its most competitive.

The Primary Schools are:

Forest – Newnham & Lydney

Cotswolds – Fairford & Sapperton

Cheltenham – John Moore & Woodmancote

Gloucester – Hempsted & Hillview

Stroud – Callowell & Whitminster


One of 21 events.

One of 21 events.

The Secondary Schools are:

Kingshill, Stroud High, KLB, Balcarras, HSFG & Cleeve

Interest has grown year on year and unfortunately this year we were not able to accommodate all of the schools that wanted to participate, a schedule for 2019 is being drawn up to expand participation still further.

Calllowell through to the finals again!

Calllowell through to the finals again!


Ben Champness celebrates D of E success with other young people at Buckingham Palace

Last week, Ben attended a presentation in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, London, where he received his Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award from guest presenter, Pip Stewart, after sharing his experiences with HRH Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

Ben at Buckingham Palace. Well done!

Ben at Buckingham Palace. Well done!

During the Gold Award Presentation, HRH congratulated some of the 1,750 young people attending on their successes and heard about their DofE journeys, which took each young person 12-18 months of hard work and dedication.

Those who achieve a Gold DofE Award will volunteer, learn a skill, get fit, take part in a week long residential and plan and undertake an expedition in Wild Country. Widely acknowledged as the world’s leading achievement award for young people, DofE programmes enable any young person, aged 14-24, to develop key skills for life and work, such as confidence, commitment and team working.

Ben started learning Archery at Deer Park Archers for the Physical section of his Bronze D of E award in 2012 and continued it for both Silver and Gold.

We are currently supporting a number of other members following the programme.