Boarders Go Ape!

Last weekend a group of boarders tested their fearlessness as they swung through trees, clung to cargo nets and bravely zipped down wires at the Delamere Forest branch (yes, branch!) of the Go Ape outdoor pursuits challenge course.

Vertigo and balance issues notwithstanding, the boys (yes, the girls were too busy revising - they said!), negotiated the testing obstacle course with determination and gusto over 3 hours before returning to Liverpool successful conquerors of Cheshire!

Mrs Nolan (Head of Boarding)

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College Column Published

You can download the latest edition of the Middle School magazine, the College Column, here. The magazine is jam-packed with puzzles, quizzes, and reviews as well as the House Competition league table.

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Rounders Matches at Kings Chester

On Saturday, over forty girls from Year 7, 8 and 10 boarded an early morning coach to Chester, in order to participate in a triangular of rounders matches versus Kings Chester and Alderley Edge Girls School. The sunny morning provided some entertaining matches and a first for Liverpool College rounders teams this term.

After a sluggish start against the impressive Alderley Girls, the College finally got into the games and produced some great team play, full of excitement and drama. At the end of the event, the College recorded some impressive results notably versus their hosts Kings Chester.

Match Results

LC wins in bold – great wins versus Kings Chester

Y7A
AEG 10 LC 4
Kings Chester 5 LC 11

Y7B
AEG 11 LC 4
Kings Chester 4 LC 6

Y8A
AEG 4 Half LC 4
Kings Chester 2 Half LC 4

Y8B
AEG 5 LC 3 Half
Kings Chester 8 LC 3 Half

Y10
AEG 5 LC 2 Half
Kings Chester Half LC 2 Half

Mr Cook

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U12-U13 combined Girls Football Team dominate Cheadle Hulme School

Last Saturday, the combined U12/U13 Girls Football team travelled to Cheadle Hulme School to play a 9-a-side fixture on grass. This fixture was played after many pupils had gained the valuable experience of coaching sessions in Holland with the Vitesse Arnhem Academy. The College didn't disappoint as they completely dominated their opposition from start to finish with some brilliant attacking Football which could have been taken out of Jurgen Klopp's textbook. The College were relentless throughout the match and wouldn't give Cheadle Hulme a minutes breathing space. Anna R and Mischa OC provided a formidable attack assisted with numerous crosses by Giselle R. The scoreline finished 7-1 to the College with Anna R scoring a hat-trick, the final score was a true reflection on how dominant the College were during the match.

Mr Cook

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Year 3 Residential at Barnstondale

Year 3 have returned from their two day residential with beaming smiles, endless stories and very tired bodies.

Arriving on Monday, they dropped off their bags before rushing off to conquer the heights of the climbing wall and to channel their inner Robin Hood down at the archery range. The day continued with wide games, slacklining, dream catcher crafts, drama games, sports, nature arts and more. By the time that night fell, our Year 3s we’re ready for their marshmallows and hot chocolate around the camp fire. Songs were sung, jokes were told and more memories made before they headed off to their beds to recharge, ready for all the adventures that awaited on day 2.

Mr Ainscough

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Senior School Sports Awards

Last Friday, over 250 people packed the MV Hall for a gala event to celebrate the Senior School Sports Awards. The formal evening consisted of awards for the sections of Boys Football, Netball, Hockey and the Games lessons.

The two hour event included speeches from PE Teachers, Coaches and Sixth Form students Rhys H (Head Boy), Eleanor H (Head Girl) and Daniel Walsh who in his final year has represented the School Football team and refereed numerous junior Football matches. There were also Senior Awards for achievement within sport for Y11 pupils Jak W, Madison W and Elysia S and Sixth Form student Emily C. The awards for Y7-10 were for most outstanding player, most significant player, most improved player and players’ player of the year as well as team awards for the Y7 Football and Netball teams.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable night and a huge team effort from the Sports Department.

Mr Cook

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Year 7 Sporting Development Trip to Arnhem, Holland

A group of 27 Year 7 pupils recently visited Arnhem, Holland on a five day sporting development trip.

The group stayed at the Hotel Papendal situated in the training grounds of Dutch Football team Vitesse Arnhem. The group with a split of both Boys and Girls had four 90 minute training sessions on the Vitesse Arnhem first team training ground with the Academy coaches of Arnhem. The training sessions focused on the technical side and the Dutch way of playing Football. The group then played two matches each with the boys playing the first match on the first team training ground. The results were very close with the College being the victors in three of the four matches played. The College also had the opportunity to tour the Vitesse Arnhem stadium and play a game a Footgolf and ten pin bowling. Finally, the group had the chance to watch a Football match in Arnhem between Vitesse and PSV Eindhoven, and they weren’t disappointed as the entertaining game finished 3-3.

The staff involved were very impressed with the behaviour of the group whose manners were impeccable around the Hotel and at the training ground.

Mr Cook

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