Ormiston ready to go Dutch

WHEN the PE team at Ormiston Park Academy announced to their top sportsmen and women that they may have an opportunity to go to Holland to compete in a competitive sorting event, the pupils jumped with joy.

It was then to be said, that the PE department was to create a number of fundraising activities in order to make every effort to get the students onto this trip.

The aim is take three sports’ teams to represent the Academy on a Sports’ Tour to Valkenburg, Holland from April 1st 2012 to April 5th 2012. They plan to take a girl’s basketball team, a boy’s basketball team and a boy’s 11-a-side football team, with the intention of providing Ormiston Park Academy’s students an opportunity to experience the challenge of an international competition, whilst being able to train and play using top class facilities.

The tour will last five days, travelling to and from Holland by coach and ferry. They will be staying at the 3* Hotel Niewe Amsterdam in Valkenburg and receive 5 days and 4 nights full board accommodation.

The staff at Ormiston Park Academy certainly recognise their school’s exceptional sporting prowess and their students’ sporting talents, which is why they have decided to provide this trip, as a form of a reward for their efforts.

A large number of pupils have been offered this trip from various year groups and will be a wonderful opportunity for the students to discover and build on their talents, improve their physical fitness and help them to maintain an active lifestyle in the future.

A number of fundraising activities have been confirmed to raise the extra money to fund this trip and to ensure this trip is securely placed in the school diary.

On July 11th the teams are doing the following;

Football team- running 100,000 metres in an hour between the team.
Basketball team- shooting 1,000 baskets in an hour between the team.

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