IMG_3791A year in the making, the Harrow Way Cluster BIG week was definitely worth waiting for! Every school in the cluster was involved, from the Opening Ceremony on Friday 22nd June to the Closing Ceremony on Friday 29th June. Andover Lawn Tennis Club, British Cycling, Andover Table Tennis Club and Andover Leisure Centre supported the event. The Mayor, Dorothy Baverstock, and Sir George Young were also able to join us at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

The Opening Ceremony at Knights Enham Infant School started the week off brilliantly with dances from across the world! Harrow Way’s Silver Ambassadors, Emma Jones, Ben Cox, Jordan Simcox and Ella Howells attended to represent Harrow Way School. Monday afternoon, World Sport Day, welcomed the Year 3/4 Tennis Festival which was expertly led by Year 9 Harrow Way Sports Leaders at Andover Lawn Tennis Club. Many thanks to Margaret Winnett for organising all the activities and to Hallam Doney for supporting the leaders. Cycling was a hit on Tuesday morning! British Cycling coach Dave Jowett, Appleshaw Bronze Ambassador, George, and the Year 6 class hosted a fantastic morning’s cycling across Appleshaw’s field and through their trees. A few hours later, Year 6 at Roman Way Primary School were professionals in their leadership of the Year 2 Tri Golf Festival. Andover Table Tennis Club joined the Year 6 at Portway Junior School to lead Wednesday morning’s very energetic Table Tennis Festival. An exciting Swimming Festival and Water Polo festival was organised by Kimpton School and held at Andover Leisure Centre on Wednesday afternoon. The next morning, Knights Enham Junior School were perfect hosts of the New Age Kurling competition, which was led brilliantly by their Bronze Ambassadors.

Harrow Way’s London 2012 Leadership Academy organised and ran a fantastic Year 2/3 Skills4Life Festival on a hot Thursday afternoon. They are all to be congratulated on their hard work, effort, dedication and high standard of leadership. All were brilliant and showed how much they have progressed as leaders!

To end the week, a wonderful Closing Ceremony was held at Portway Infant School. Olympic dances, skipping and singing were enjoyed by the many people who attended. Silver Ambassadors, Ella Howells and Eleanor Roche, attended as representatives of Harrow Way Community School.

Miss Sturges would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended, took part or led an event. Also to Matt (Harrow Way ICT Technician) for his filming and editing of the whole week.