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Vancouver Rugby Tour

Pupils have just returned from their rugby tour. And what a tour it was!

17 Jul 2019
School News
After a very busy last week of term, where pupils headed outdoors to the park for a week of exciting activities, there wasn't much time for rest. Pupils were at the airport within hours of the last school bell ringing for the summer!

They made their way to Vancouver with Mr Woodward, Mr Watkins, and Mr Folwes who is a fellow Gattonian and current PE teacher. The photos from the trip tell their own story. Not only did pupils have a fantastic time on the field, training and developing their skills against other teams, but they also had an amazing time sightseeing around Canada. 

This was the second  tour which took our rugby team out of the country (the previous tour was to South Africa), and within a short time, the tour has become a school tradition which all senior team members look forward to. Unfortunately, not all of our pupils are in a position to finance their trip. And that's where Gattonians stepped in, and once again showed your generosity. 

Three Foundationer pupils required additional funding to be able to go on tour with their teammates. With the help of the School's Foundation and their own fundraising, they had been able to meet some of the costs, but not all. We are pleased to say that Gattonians donated £750 to support our Foundationers to have the same experiences as their peers.  

The School would like to thank the Gattonians who contributed to the Rugby Tour Foundationer fund. This truly was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our three Foundationers, who had never travelled overseas before. 

We'd also like to thank the Gatton Association and its members for all of their donations, contributions and support over the years. We firmly believe that a child's background and home circumstances should not dictate their future, and your support has helped the School to continue its work to ensure that all children have the best outcomes possible. 

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