WEY Valley School is celebrating a ‘remarkable’ year of sporting success.

Pupils at the school have celebrated team and individual success in a range of sports.

Mark Salmon, head of PE, said; “This has been a remarkable year for PE and sport for our students – from our year 11 basketball team winning the area cup for the fifth successive year, a number of our football teams reaching cup finals, our girls’ table tennis team winning the team event, to the handball team taking part in regional events in Bournemouth.”

The school has just been successful in competing in sport but also putting it on.

The Wey Valley Tennis Centre hosted the Primary Tennis Festival in March with pupils from local primary schools such as Radipole, Beechcroft St Paul’s, St Nicholas and St Laurence, St Andrew’s and St John’s Primary School taking part.

The schools facilities makes it possible for it to offer such a wide range of activities.

Mr Salmon said: “We are fortunate through our Sports College legacy to have great sporting facilities at the school, and the offer of extra-curricular sports and the Duke of Edinburgh programme enables our students to work hard and play hard.”

The year has also proved successful for the school’s Duke of Edinburgh participants.

Mr Salmon said: “Our Duke of Edinburgh students have been outstanding this year with their team work and dedication, culminating in a weekend expedition to the Quantocks as part of their Silver Award. Some of these students will go on to complete the Gold Award next year.”

Other activities the school has been able to offer include adventure days at Kingston Maurward College, with kayaking and rope-climbing as well as a ski trip to France.

Students took off with the Chesil Sailing Trust over Easter on sailing trips to the Channel Islands and France.

Alongside this there is a weekly karting experience programme at Clay Pigeon racetrack.

Project leader, Steve Collins said; “This has been a successful season and it has been great watching our students develop both on and off the track.”

Three Wey Valley students are also part of the national cycling team and the school provides weekly trips to the cycling velodrome in Poole and countryside mountain bike trips around Weymouth and Dorchester.

The school also offers more than 14 outdoor adventure weekends per year to every student at the school.