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I am delighted to inform you that our two Deputy Headboys, Liam Lane and Dominic Graham have been selected to represent student leaders for World Teachers' Day at the only UK event, in London on Sunday 5th October. Liam and Dominic will be speaking alongside a superb line up of speakers at the event.

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On 15 September, a group of John Fisher students launched JFS2, a High Altitude Weather Balloon which they had constructed at school. JFS2 incorporated improvements to last year’s flight in order to reduce the size of the tracking computer and batteries, and included a video camera for inflight footage rather than just a stills camera.

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Congratulations to our maths teacher, Mr Ian Allen, who last weekend completed a gruelling 300 mile cycle ride from Ashford to Amsterdam in support of Rianna's Fund. This charity has been set up in memory of Rianna Davenport who was tragically killed in January 2003, aged 8, when a tree collapsed at her school.

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Congratulations to Tom Willis in Year 13 who yesterday completed the Great North Run in support of the charity SENSE which supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. Tom played rugby for the school on Saturday afternoon against Hurstpierpoint and then travelled up to Newcastle early on Sunday morning, completed the half-marathon in an impressive 1 hour and 46 minutes, before returning straight home!

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Congratulations to Martyn Rooney who at last week's European Athletics Championships in Zurich won Gold in the individual 400M and the 400M Relay representing Great Britain. Martyn was a pupil at The John Fisher School from 1998 – 2005 and regularly represented the school in athletics and cross-country.

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Warmest congratulations to two former John Fisher students who were both recently ordained deacons as their final step towards priesthood. Matthew O'Gorman, attended John Fisher from 1994 - 2001, is studying at the Venerable English College in Rome, and James Cadman, who joined our sixth-form in 2000 - 2001 having previously attended attended St Joseph's College, is a member of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood congregation.

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Congratulations to the boys in Years 7 - 9 who were presented Achievement Awards at the special awards evening on Tuesday 15th July in front of their parents, teachers, governors and fellow pupils. The John Fisher School Achievement Awards recognise achievement and progress over the past academic year.

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Last week a party of Year 10 Spanish and Business Studies pupils spent four days in Barcelona in order to enrich their understanding of Spanish culture as well as visiting a number of international businesses based in the city. Alex Sullivan states, "There is only one word that can describe my school trip to Barcelona. Amazing...

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The 84th English Schools Athletics Championships, the showcase event of schools' track and field, was held on Friday and Saturday at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. The John Fisher School had the largest representation of any single school representing Surrey with three pupils in the county team. Surrey finishing as the overall winners of the annual competition.

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On Thursday Year 9 students laid a wreath on behalf of The John Fisher School at the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing at the nightly Last Post Ceremony on the first evening of their two-day visit to the First World War Battlefields of France & Belgium.

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