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At the recent Milton Keynes Schools Cross Country event held at Campbell Park, Walton High entered a team of students from Years 7-10.

mkxcountry20192This event is always fiercely contested, yet has an atmosphere full of camaraderie, encouragement and celebration. The weather was kind to us on the day, but it was extremely muddy underfoot, making running conditions very difficult. Every single one of our students put everything they had into their race. We could not have asked more from them.

A total of twelve schools entered. The final standings for Walton High was sixth place overall with individual competitions as follows:

Year 7 Boys – 8th place

Year 7 Girls – 6th place

Years 8 and 9 Boys – 3rd place

Years 8 and 9 Girls – 4th place

 

Very well done to all who participated.

78672180 531042630811208 7822592681174892544 oWhat a debate the students had with Hannah O’ Neil – Labour, Ben Everitt – Conservative, Stephen Fulton – Independent, Saleyha Ahsan – Liberal Democrat and Alan Francis – Green Party. Questions were put to the candidates by the students, asking very topical and relevant questions such as; scrapping tuition fees which the majority of the candidates were in agreement with. How would they propose to fu...nd university? As there is an increase in suicides and mental health issues among young people, and what measures are the parties looking to put in place to tackle this? Why are one in five teachers and nurses leaving their profession? Why are we spending pointless money in knocking down The Point, when more could be done for the homeless?
A relevant topic was hit upon with regards to knife and gang culture and hate crimes.
The majority of the audience and some of the candidates had never been to a Hustings, but what an interesting afternoon for all involved with very varied answers to the questions put forward to the candidates from the students.
Students are with Liberal Democrat candidate Saleyha Ahsan

78885943 529016494347155 7875830299752398848 oA huge congratulations to our Year 8 girls who won the first round of the EFL girls cup beating Hazeley, Shenley Brook End, Lord Grey and Leon on the way. A nerve racking semi-final took us to penalties but the girls held their nerves and made it through winning the final 2-0. Well done to all and good luck in the next round as we head to Reading to represent MK.

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