Kayakers in our canoe club have four brand new boats thanks to the generosity of the Stopfordian Parents’ Association (SPA).
Canoeist Sam Curwen was one of the first to use them in the school swimming pool and he is really pleased with the new kayaks:
It’s great to have these new boats, they are so much more responsive than the old ones!
Canoe club with Mr Johnson
Canoe club takes place after school on Thursdays and is run by teacher Mr Malcolm Johnson, a former flat water professional who retired from the sport in 2004.
He would like to thank the SPA for providing the boats and hopes that he will be able to introduce many more pupils to the sport in the near future.
Mr Johnson has experience of competing in world championships, world cups and European championships and has commentated on the sport at the London 2012 and the 2004 Athens Olympics for Eurosport.
His canoe club forms part of our co-curricular provision that our last inspection judged as outstanding.
See our extracurricular pages for full listings of our co-curricular activities.
Projects funded by the SPA
The SPA donate thousands of pounds to charity and towards school projects throughout the year, including £5,000 of new books for our junior school children to enjoy.
Their next event is the summer fair circus and fairground on Saturday 13th June 2015.