Yorkshire Cup winners for U16 Rugby at Harrogate Grammar School

Rugby U16 team

Harrogate Grammar School U16 rugby team are Yorkshire School’s Champions after defeating Crossley Heath, Halifax, 20-22 at QEGS. The Y11 team, full of confidence, took on the favourites, Crossley Heath, at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGS), Wakefield, in what was to be one of the most fiercely contested finals in years. An outstanding display of sheer guts and determination kept ...

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New schools science partnership launched with talk on physics matters

L-R Dr Aidan Randle-Conde, Dr Ben Still and Sam Gregson

What can you do with beach balls, a giant elastic band and a sledgehammer? Demonstrate the inner workings of the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator of course! The aforementioned items were all used as props in ‘Large Hadron Colliding’, an interactive talk at The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL), delivered by Sam Gregson, Dr Ben Still and Dr ...

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Ashville pedal powered challenge raises £3k for malawi charity

Back In Time! The Ashville College Pedal for Bricks riders at the finish line

Pupils and teachers from Harrogate’s Ashville College, who partook in a 102 mile, three counties pedal-powered challenge, have raised £3,000 for the Open Arms Malawi charity. The 12-strong team began their “Pedal for Bricks” ride at the Hydro Hotel, in Bowness, Windermere – which was home to the school during the Second World War – and cycled across the backbone ...

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Two sporting giants head to Ashville College this Easter


Two “giants” from the world of cricket and netball will be heading to Harrogate’s Ashville College this week (Wednesday, April 8 and Thursday, April 9) to lead and inspire youngsters to play at the highest level. Tomorrow, former England netball captain Olivia Murphy will pay a visit to the three day International Netball Roadshow, being held at the independent school. ...

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Customers “chow down” at Ashville Junior School’s cowboy cook out dining experience

Ashville Harrogate

Burgers, hotdogs, doughnuts and large helpings of “mom’s apple pie” were the order of the day at a Wild West themed diner,  run entirely by pupils from a Harrogate school. The climax to Ashville Junior School’s annual enterprise project – which has seen a number of experts leading business focused lessons – was the Cowboy Cookout café, which opened for ...

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Mixed culture impresses Rossett exchange students

The exchange partners from Rossett School and Ishihami High School enjoyed trips out to local landmarks around Nikko

Seeing Mount Fuji from the comfort of the famous bullet train was just one of the highlights of Rossett School’s Japanese exchange trip. A group of ten students spent 10 days enjoying the varied culture of Japan, from quiet villages to buzzing cities. They ate traditional meals and took part in rituals including a Shinto ceremony, as well as visiting ...

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Students dance their way to charity success

Rossett Zumba

Taking to the dance floor helped students at Rossett School to raise more than £1200 for charity. The Year 7 students held a sponsored Zumba session in the school hall in aid of Lepra, an international charity supporting people with leprosy in some of the world’s poorest communities. The fundraising began with an assembly explaining the problems faced by people ...

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Harrogate Grammar School’s U13 boys’ hockey team through to the National finals

Gary Nash (club coach), Liam Terry, Cooper Smith, Thom Nash (captain), Ollie Bean, Jamie Rastrick, Gordon Tweedle Front row: Alfie Willis, Harrison Wakeling, Charlie Littlewood, George Cowham

Harrogate Grammar School’s U13 boys’ hockey team are celebrating as they win their way through to the National finals. The U13’s boys’ hockey team have progressed through four stages of the National 7-a-side tournament claiming the Harrogate and Craven, North Yorkshire, North East of England and finally the North of England titles. They have beaten 17 schools to advance to ...

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Tour de France artist shares skills with pupils at Harrogate School


Best-selling UK artist Alister Colley shared his skills with pupils at Harrogate prep school Belmont Grosvenor when he joined them for a painting workshop. The Pateley Bridge based artist, who created The Yorkshire Grand Depart, the first-ever official painting to be endorsed by the Tour de France 2014, helped youngsters to be inspired by the scenery around them at their ...

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