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Great to see sport being played once again

Great to see sport being played once again

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Throughout the year it has been great to see sport being played once again and many pupils have thoroughly enjoyed the competitive element that fixtures bring. Through Covid lockdowns it was often very difficult for children to understand what they were missing out on when they have never experienced it. The pre-match nerves, getting on a bus and travelling to another school, being part of team, all aspects which many of us can take for […]

The opportunity to take part in athletics

The opportunity to take part in athletics

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As the summer term is now well underway it has given the pupils the opportunity to take part in athletics. Whilst the thought of running around a track does not always thrill the masses, the great advantage of athletics is that there is an event for everyone, whether that be throwing a javelin or sprinting the 100 metres. It is an excellent inclusive activity that offers the chance to be written into the history books […]

Faster and better than ever

Faster and better than ever

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After a much awaited 3 years, the Staff vs Students hockey match was back; faster and better than ever. It’s every student’s dream to be able to play against their teachers in a fast pace, competitive atmosphere and hopefully, win. From the first push back, the pace of the game was set and both teams new this was going to be a tough game. Within the first few minutes the staff were able to break […]

A team is defined as . . .

A team is defined as . . .

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A team is defined as a number of people who do something together as a group, but what defines a team? I think most people would probably agree that teams are often defined by success. As you move up the sporting world this generally comes through fame money, fame and public interest. Unfortunately, fame, money and public interest is where our sports teams fall a little short, thankfully however, these are not the yardsticks used […]

Is it time for another school ski trip?

Is it time for another school ski trip?

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Is it time for another school ski trip? This is the question posed to current Y6-12 parents. The trip would depart around the weekend of 10th December 2022, which is when school finishes for the Christmas holidays. General details and what to expect from the ski trip, which we estimate to cost around £1000 for 6 days skiing, are as follows: What would be included? Flights Coach transfersFull board accommodation in multi bedded roomsski pass skis, boots and […]

Old rivalries resume once again

Old rivalries resume once again

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For Fyling Hall alumni the start of February can mean only one thing, the start of the Six Nations!  Old rivalries resume once again as England face Scotland in one of sports oldest fixtures, dating back to the late 1800’s.  The start of the winter Olympics has drawn much interest as well, the introduction of artificial snow to ensure that the games go ahead has come under some criticism in recent weeks.  Pupils will be […]

The annual Whitby / Ryedale Partnership Football Tournament

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On a very cold wintry afternoon, the under 14 boys football team made the short journey to Eskdale to play in the annual Whitby / Ryedale Partnership Football Tournament.  The boys played 3, 20-minute matches in extremely wet and windy conditions!  The opening match went Eskdale’s way losing 2-0.  The second game we played against Caedmon College Whitby, this was a much more open contest, with the defence working hard to keep the quick counterattacks […]

The culmination of hard work and progress

The culmination of hard work and progress

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Tuesday 23rd November was the culmination of hard work and progress. Girls from years 7 – 10 attended the annual Scarborough and district hockey trials for the 2021-2022 season.  The age categories were for under 13’s and under 15’s.  The school is delighted to announce that Anya, Isabella, Tallulah and Haeun Kim were selected from over 30 pupils to make it into the district under 13 team and Neve was selected for the under 15 […]

An excellent achievement from Sam

An excellent achievement from Sam

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What an excellent achievement from Sam! Year 10 Sam has only recently crossed over into trials bike competitions. A keen mountain biker and volunteer trail builder, Sam has already had great success in trials biking this year.  He has taken part in the monthly Wednesday evening trials throughout late Spring and Summer and has progressed well as the weeks went on. Sam went on the achieve 1st place in the Youth Novice class in the […]

Pupils actively engaging in sport

Pupils actively engaging in sport

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It has been great to see so many pupils actively engaging in sport this term, not just in games lessons but also school fixtures.  There has been a real desire for pupils to take part in competitive sports, which have included hockey, rugby and cross country running.  The first of three Scarborough and district schools cross country events saw over 100 pupils from each year group compete.  Whilst running is not always the most popular […]

Representing Fyling Hall in a team sports fixture

Representing Fyling Hall in a team sports fixture

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When was the last time a Fyling Hall student had the honour of representing their school in a team sports fixture? Can you believe it has been 562 days? Since March 9th 2020 our sports lessons have continued with as much normality as we could achieve under varying circumstances. While the benefits of these lessons are still pertinent, to the bodies and minds of growing children they seemed hollow and meaningless. The children struggled to […]

The best way to improve yourself

The best way to improve yourself

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What is the best way to improve yourself? You can do so in a variety of ways, but as a PE teacher I was inspired to take part in sport from a young age. The main reason, if I’m truthful, was because I LOVE competition. I believe it is the best way to improve yourself both inside and out. Many people misunderstand what competition is and put it under the same label as “winning”. Competition […]

When the whole school is doing something altogether

When the whole school is doing something altogether

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For a couple of weeks preceding the event, the mood around the school has been electric with the crackling anticipation of this, the greatest sporting event of the year. Groups of students from both Endeavour and Resolution houses alike could be seen huddled together in corners or sheltering in empty rooms whispering in excited tones, sizing up their competition and devising tactics to confirm victory. With lockdown having denied us a sports day last year there was so much riding on it this year and every student in the school knew it and, to greater […]

The resumption of old rivalries

The resumption of old rivalries

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July 1st saw the resumption of old rivalries once again facing each other.  Reds versus Blues in the annual Sports Day.  For the Blues this was not just a two year wait to see if they could prise the Athletics cup away from the Reds, but to put an end to an 10 year losing streak!  On paper the Blues had an excellent chance of winning this year, but as history has told this has […]

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone

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As the saying goes “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”, certainly rings true with games lessons.  Whilst online learning continued for all subjects, there comes a point where virtual sports have their limits. So it is great to see the children back in school and positive about participating in physical exercise.  The Senior School have taken the Mill Run in their stride, completing the runs in good time. The ability to do […]

Not strange to see boarders on their own bikes

Not strange to see boarders on their own bikes

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Since the inception of “PE with a Difference”, it is not strange to see boarders on their own bikes. Nearly 3 years ago now, we as a games department had the idea to ride across England in an effort to raise money and kickstart a mountain bike program at Fyling Hall. This means that it was almost two and a half years ago that we successfully bought a fleet of 10 mountain bikes, and our […]

Sport has always been a large part of school life

Sport has always been a large part of school life

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Sport has always been a large part of school life over the years.  Going back to the 50’s and 60’s my father was a pupil at Fyling Hall and could always recall some of the lessons he endured rather than enjoyed!  It therefore, seemed strange at first that he was so intent that I should go to the school from the age of 5 right through to 18.  My dad was never really one for […]

Adapting games lessons to the current climate

Adapting games lessons to the current climate

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Whilst the majority of lessons have virtually returned to “as normal”, we are adapting games lessons to the current climate. Sport is still feeling the effects of COVID-19. To play or not to play; that is the question. Rugby which has been the heart and soul of boy’s games since Fyling Hall began, has taken a back seat. Instead, we have made full use of our all-weather pitch and picked up our hockey sticks, which […]

A tradition continues but with a difference

A tradition continues but with a difference

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A Fyling Hall tradition continues but with a difference. This afternoon was the playing of our traditional house hockey match.  Fyling Hall has always had pac matches as they have been called.  According to Mr Coates, Head of Games, “it is an extra tradition with a shield that goes back 40-50 years.”  This year’s match is different as the teams are mixed.  With tournaments hard to come by in the current environment, boys and girls […]

Time to get our mountain bikes out

Time to get our mountain bikes out

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With so many fantastic trails on our doorstep, it is time to get our mountain bikes out and reintroduce our students to an important element of our #PEwithaDifference programme. Mountain biking comes with an element of risk. Whilst we have taken steps to reduce these, there is still a chance of injury, such as your child falling from their bike and suffering from knocks, bruises, cuts and possibly more severe injuries. In advance of students […]

Games Lessons in the “new norm”

Games lessons in the “new norm”

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What do Games lessons in the “new norm” look like?  In “normal circumstances” Fyling Hall students will have taken part in a variety of activities. Football, hockey, badminton, HIIT sessions, cross country, golf, horse riding and mountain biking would all have been on offer. Since the introduction of #PEwithaDifference, our aim has been to give every individual the opportunity to enjoy and pursue one of these activities, not just now but for many years to […]

staying active

Keeping active

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Whilst keeping active is important physically, it is also just as vital for our mental health, especially under the government’s latest measures. Fyling Hall’s Games Department is proud to offer support for activities, which your children and yourselves can do at home or in the garden! Within Microsoft Teams we have set up FHS Games, a team which will focus around, simple exercise, challenges and trying to have a bit of fun. Your child can […]

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Thank Fyling it’s Friday!

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At Fyling Hall, we like to thank Fyling it’s Friday! It is often the favourite day of the week for pupils and staff. Not because it is the end of the working week, but what Friday afternoon has in store! Fridays are the one day of the week when over two-thirds of the school are involved in some form of physical activity. At 2pm there is a buzz of excitement as you hear the Junior […]

Tennis Coaching Returns

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Tennis coaching returns to Fyling Hall! Once again led by Jim Mellor, an LTA registered, Level 4 coach, the five-week course will start 11th January and will run until 8th February.  Wishing to give an opportunity to all local children regardless of ability, the coaching also fits in really well with our #PEwithaDifference initiative. As a guide red, orange and green ball pupils will come 10-11 (ie 10 and under) full ball 11-12 for the […]

A triangular basketball event

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Last week boys from Fyling Hall’s years 7 and 8 made the short journey to Caedmon College to play in a triangular basketball event with Eskdale. The team played a total of 6 matches.  After losing their opening game the team went on to finish 3rd overall, winning their final three matches. It was great to see the boy’s steadily improve throughout the games, many of which they dominated.  Today sees the boys back in […]

The cries and yells of the Fyling Hall warrior

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Have you heard the cries and yells of the Fyling Hall warrior? It was most recently heard on an afternoon in mid-November so bitingly cold it saw brass monkeys running for their warmest cardigans. On this bitter day our brave Fyling Hall lads, with grim determination, marched resolutely onto the rugby pitch to face old rivals, Red House School, for one of the few home matches of the season. Much of the first half passed […]

A cold, autumn afternoon of rugby

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On a cold, autumn afternoon, our Fyling Hall senior rugby team played well and should be proud of their efforts. Congratulations to Scarborough College with today’s match resulting in 34-12 to Scarborough College. After a slow start from Fyling Hall we were down 19-0 midway through the first half. A resurgence brought the game closer without a change of score up to the break. Coming out of the blocks fast in the second half Declan […]

Wet and windy cross country

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It was a wet and windy cross country! On Tuesday 5th of November pupils from Fyling Hall helped to marshal the 3rd Scarborough and district cross country meeting. Boys from year 8 competed in the race finishing 3rd as a team overall. Over 300 pupils competed from over 10 schools in very wet and windy conditions. Well done to our cross country participants!

Today’s Under 15 Cricket

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Today’s Fyling Hall Under 15 Cricket was vs Scarborough College. We won the toss and chose to bat and with good innings from Hyumbin (34), Charlie (22) and Min (20) we set a total of 100. Scarborough then batted well to chase the target in the 17th over. With wickets for Min and Aspen. Well played, lads!!

A good show at athletics

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What a good show by Fyling Hall at the Partnership Track Athletics at Norton School! Many congratulations to . . . Neve placed first in long jump Fran second place in long jump Hyunbin qualified for 100m Alessandro placed 4th in 800m and Enrique placed 5th in 300m

A football afternoon with Fylingdales Primary School

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Monday saw Fyling Hall host a round robin football afternoon with our local village primary school, Fylingdales Primary School.  Each school had two 7-aside mixed teams.  Each team played three ten-minute games.  Both schools experienced a few wins, a few losses and even a draw.  A great time was had by all!!  We look forward to more fixtures with Fylingdales across a multitude of sports in the future!    

What glorious weather for a cricket match?

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What glorious weather for a cricket match? Yesterday saw Fyling Hall’s under 13s face Scarborough College. Fyling Hall batted first and reached a total of 30 runs off of 18 overs. In reply Scarborough knocked off the total in the 11th over. A really positive experience was had by all involved!

Doing Fyling Hall proud in Durham County Hockey

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Many congratulations to Connie, Jimena and Olivia, doing Fyling Hall School proud as part of Durham County Hockey Player Pathway!  Over the past few months these three have shown true dedication to the game.   With early drives to Durham and Leeds every Sunday morning, the girls completed six training sessions and four competition days, having been selected for Durham’s England Hockey Academy Centre. Their and the team’s efforts earned them a place in the final […]

Sport at Fyling Hall School has come a long way

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It is nearly a year to the day since the PE department conceived the idea to complete the coast to coast mountain bike route. Since then sport at Fyling Hall School has come a long way. Whilst we have continued to commit to the core sports, which the school has had great success in over the years such as rugby and hockey, we have incorporated many new activities into our curriculum. In the first week […]

Tour de Yorkshire came flying past

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The Tour de Yorkshire came flying past Fyling Hall School yesterday, not once, but twice!  This exciting annual road cycling race not only highlights the best of Yorkshire, but also promotes cycling in general.  As you know cycling is a key element in our #PEwithaDifference.  With the race organisers choosing Help for Heroes as this year’s official charity, our pupils and boarding staff were only too happy to lend a hand.  What better way to […]

Games lessons with a difference

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January to March are inherently a PE teachers nightmare.  You could have the best planned lesson only for the North Yorkshire weather to intervene.  Being a former pupil of Fyling Hall I remember vividly games lessons this time of year. We would regularly be unable to use the sports pitches as you would be shin deep in mud! We had no sports hall or all weather pitch.  Something which is almost unthinkable nowadays. This was […]

High scoring first team match

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High scoring first team match against Scarborough College on a lovely spring afternoon! 6-3 the final score in favour of SC, with George, Kian and Rory putting in noteworthy performances. It was also Joe and Ethan’s last match for Fyling Hall after 7 years representing the school together across a multitude of sports. Well done, lads!!

Tennis Coaching at Fyling Hall

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As you may have seen tennis coaching has been taking place in our Sports Hall.  Held on Saturdays mornings these sessions have been led by Jim Mellor, an LTA registered, Level 4 coach, and are open to all children, with some from Fyling Hall taking part.   Wishing to give an opportunity to all local children regardless of ability, the coaching also happens to fit in really well with our #PEwithaDifference initiative. We asked Fyling Hall […]