Star guest pays a visit to school

Hockey Star: England hockey star Charlotte Hartley was the special guest at Highfields School in Matlock as part of World Sports Day.
Hockey Star: England hockey star Charlotte Hartley was the special guest at Highfields School in Matlock as part of World Sports Day.
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HIGHFIELDS School in Matlock has enjoyed another busy and sports-filled fortnight.

Last week began with a visit from England hockey star Charlotte Hartley, as part of World Sports Day, and ended with the long-awaited appearance of the Olympic torch.

The Highfields Cluster Kwik Cricket tournament has also taken place at Matlock Cricket Club and was won by All Saints Junior School.

Meanwhile, the Derbyshire Summer Games occurred at the Derbyshire County Cricket Ground in Derby. The weather meant all activities went indoors with the athletics and rounders competitions being cancelled.

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The Highfields students were again on duty at this event in a number of capacities.

The young sportsleaders Beth Kinder, Emily Peach, Sarah Needham and Shannon Wilmot acted as officials at the tri-golf plus the events for primary schools.

Emily Thoday-Watson was there as an elite athlete mentor for her event, which is cycling. Abigail Akehurst, Highfields and Rural derbyshire young ambassador, gave the closing speech in front of 300 participants and staff. The event was attended by England basketball player Emma Pass and Paralympic football goalkeeper Leon Taylor.