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.

Jasmine Briggs YR82

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.

 

 

geographyFieldTrip6The 2018 Year 12 Geography field trip started with an early morning four hour trip to Snowdonia in North Wales. Upon arrival we were given a brief introduction to the course before heading out to nearby Penmachno to start our data collection. Here we carried out a variety of different data collection and sampling techniques to try and work out how the small village had changed over the years. We found that Penmachno had changed remarkably, from a busy mining village with many services to a very sleepy village with none of the services which were once there! It was also interesting to see how the atmosphere, infrastructure and services differed to areas in Milton Keynes. Many of us had never been to such a quiet village before! This initial investigation was in preparation for our own independent investigations that we would be carrying out later in the week. We then headed back to the field centre where we had our first on-site meal. We were catered for incredibly well, providing vegetarian and vegan options too!

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