We’ve had another busy and successful year here at Hymers College.
Here’s a round-up of some of our achievements throughout the 2018/19 academic year:
Fundraising for our chosen charities for 2018
Over the course of a year, the whole school took part in a number of fundraising events, ranging from bake sales to non-uniform days, in order to raise funds for each of our chosen charities for 2018: Bundles of Joy and Hull and East Yorkshire Mind.
With help from our students, parents, staff and the wider Hymers College community, we raised a total of £1,000 for each charity and we were pleased to hear the significant impact these donations would make to both organisations.
Hitting the high notes at Barnardo’s National Choral Competition
For the eighth year running, our Year 6 Choir were selected for the grand final of the Barnado’s National Choral Competition, held at the prestigious Royal Festival Hall in London. Hundreds of choirs from across the UK enter this event each year, and our Year 6 Choir were one of just 18 choirs chosen for the final.
Our pupils were delighted that their hard work had been acknowledged on a national level, and this achievement is reflective of the support and musical opportunities that are available at Hymers College.
Record-breaking funds raised at our Charity Carol Concert
Last December, our annual Charity Carol Concert took place in order to raise funds for Emmaus Hull & East Riding, a local homeless charity.
The school came together to enjoy a range of festive musical performances from our talented students, and even heard from a variety of celebrity guest speakers.
The funds raised broke all records of our previous donations made to the charity, as we handed over a total of £9,810.
Young Enterprise team progressed to the County Final
Our Young Enterprise team, Midnight, recently won the Hull area Young Enterprise competition and progressed through to the county final in May.
Their product, ‘The Jungle Cookbook’, was inspired by our Junior School pupils’ passion for helping animals and the environment. The book includes simple recipes, fun facts about animals, and challenges to inspire readers to minimise waste, meat consumption and incorporate superfoods into their daily diets.
A fantastic achievement. Well done, girls!
Humberside School Athletics Championships
Last month, the school attended the Humberside School Athletics Championships. Three Year 7 teams entered and performed outstandingly well and were a credit to the school.
In the team competition, the Year 7 girls finished 2nd out of 10 schools, and the Year 7 boys finished the day in 1st place.
There were some excellent performances throughout the day, including Year 9 student, Alex Chivers, throwing a personal best in javelin.
ESSA National Swimming Championship Final
Nine Junior School swimmers represented Hymers College at this years ESSA National Primary School Swimming Championship Finals, held at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre.
Up against tough opposition, both the girls and boys teams progressed through to the finals of the 4 x 25m Freestyle relay, with the girls finishing 7th in the A final, and the boys finishing 5th in the B final.
We would like to congratulate all of our students for their hard work and dedication throughout the year!
We can’t wait to see what the new academic year brings!