On Tuesday 17 July the students from year 11 had their “Class of 2018 Prom” at Wilton Hall, Bletchley.  The evening kicked off at 7pm with students arriving in a variety of flashy, classic and understated chauffeur driven carriages all aiming to try and win the Best Entrance award for the evening.  Girls were all attired in some lovely  ball gowns and sleek dresses, showing how mature our students have grown up to be in their time at Walton High.  The gents certainly impressed with their array of jackets, suits, tuxes and blazers, with the occasional all red suit, and even including some funky accessories and canes.  Of course there were those who arrived fashionably late and in style.  Students started the evening with welcome drinks and later enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner with deserts.

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The evening awards were voted on during dinner and were the highlight of the night with students voting on Prom king and Queen; Best Dressed, Best Hair and Best Entrance.  I was humbled when  students certainly showed their appreciation to me for organising the evening with a rousing and heartfelt round of applause at the start of the awards presentation. 

Alicia Burton and Alex Kareclas-Wathen came away with Prom Queen and King which they certainly appreciated as they wore their sashes all night.  Students undoubtedly showed their best dance moves with the dance floor packed from 9.30 until the end of the night.  The night’s festivities ended at 11.10pm with all students safely getting picked up by midnight.  It was great to see the year 11 students enjoy themselves and they certainly represented Walton High impressively on the night.  Thanks to all the staff who came and supported the event,  making it a very successful farewell to the class of 2018.

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timpenley2018Tim Penley (Year 9) has had a massive season this year in Athletics. Having been selected to represent Buckinghamshire a few weeks ago, he competed in the Pole Vault at the English Schools Competition and won the Bronze medal with a huge 3.45m jump. This was a personal best for Tim and has put him at National standard.

Going into the competition, he was ranked 10th or 11th out of 12 competitors. Once the results are published on Power of 10, it is expected for him to be ranked joined 7th in the whole of the UK, which will be a massive jump up from his current 17th position.

Tim was one of only two people from the 40-strong Buckinghamshire team who came home with a medal.

A huge congratulations to Tim; Walton High is very proud of you!

Jasmine Briggs YR8Jasmin Briggs (YR8) was given 1st place in the Individual event on her pony, Lackview Prince, at the Pony Club Area 12 (MK area) Regional Dressage competition with a routine that was approximately three minutes long. Her team also qualified in 1st Place for the Regional Championships in September. She was “very happy” to win this title. Ultimately, it is her ambition to become a Grand Prix Dressage rider in the future.

Jasmin has been riding for five years and has been lucky enough to have her own horse for much of that time. Lackview Prince is eight years old and was partly trained when Jasmin first got him, but much of their training has been together.

She rides at Bryerley Springs Equestrian Centre at Great Brickhill 5-6 days a week, with a lesson once or twice a week.

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Jasmin is pictured on her pony and on the far left of the group picture.

Bryerley Springs can be contacted using the link below for anyone who would like to find out more. You do not need to have your own horse to ride there and facilities are available for riders with disabilities.

http://bryerleysprings.co.uk/

Jasmin will be part of the Walton High National Schools Equestrian Association team, representing our school in Show Jumping and Dressage.

If you are interested in competing for the Walton High Equestrian Team, please speak to Mr Harris at Brooklands or Mrs Watson-Green at Walnut Tree.

 

 

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