Busy end of term for Wensleydale School pupils

Wensleydale School fell race runners.

It has been a busy end of term for pupils at the Wensleydale School in Leyburn.

On Thursday all pupils took part in the sports day with field events in the morning and track races in the afternoon.

The school invited Brymor Ice Cream to bring a van to help the students cool down.

On Friday, students took part in the annual fell race up Pen Hill.

Kyle Rabjohn won the boys race for the third year in a row.

Year ten student Kyle Rabjohn won the boys race for the third year in a row.

The winner of the girls race was Alana Teasdale, from year nine, who has also won the race for the last three years.

Winner of the girls race, Alana Teasdale.

In the afternoon, the school celebrated the life of head boy James Ashcroft, who tragically died earlier this year.

Students gathered on the Shawl for a service lead by Reverend David Clark. Pupil dressed in shorts as this was James’ favourite clothing.

The service ended with a bubble launch.

Head teacher Julia Polley said: “Sports day was a real success with the whole student population taking part- not many schools can say that!

“The weather was kind and a big boost to all runners and track athletes was the arrival of a Brymor Ice cream van. Ice cream was in demand all day and Brymor very kindly donated ten per cent of takings towards the James well-being garden which is being created at the school.

“Winner in the school tug-o-war was the dark horse Year 7 team who pulled their way to victory over all other year groups, with technique winning over brute strength.”