Moky Fit!

Before the year 11 pupils started their GCSE exams we thought we would give them something different in PE to take their mind of the stress of exams…MOKY FIT!

Moky Fit is an aerobics based exercise class that uses current music and dance actions. The year 11 pupils did this for 3 weeks and they were fantastic, and it was great to see them enjoying themselves at a stressful time. Well done year 11 and thank you Clare Tonkin for delivering the sessions!

U14 Cricket Round 3 v Dowdales

With an almost full strength UVHS team picked, confidence was high that we could play our way into the business end of the competition.  Dowdales stood in our way though and after losing the toss, the UVHS team were asked to bat.  As both teams agreed to play 12 over a side due to the game falling on the same afternoon/evening as England’s opening World Cup game, runs started to flow nicely from the UVHS bats.  Max & Samson both retiring on 32 & 31 respectively to give the UVHS team a really solid start from the first 8 overs.  The remaining batters coming to the crease added runs to give the UVHS team a total of 96/5 from 12 overs.  The Dowdales team could not be taken lightly, but early wickets by Jack & Sammy allowed some of the boys who don’t usually get a bowl to have an over.  Although the Dowdales batters did their best, a final score of 56 runs for 6 wickets from 12 overs fell well short of the UVHS total.  A Semi-Final against Nelson Tomlinson School in Wigton now awaits the team in early July.

Well done.

U14 Rd 2 Cricket v Dallam

The UVHS I14’s found themselves up against Dallam School in Round 2 of the County Cricket Knockout Competition.  We found ourselves several players short due to a variety of commitments on the day, but thanks must go to Jake, Lewis, Jack & Gavin for stepping in to make sure we had enough people to play.  Batting first UVHS scored a healthy 81 runs for the loss of the 3 wickets from our allotted 12 overs.  Some good batting by Samson (45 ret) & Oscar (11) gave the UVHS team a respectable total.  Missing 3 key bowlers did not make our task easy but credit must go to the whole team to stem Dallam’s batting after they got off to a flyer.  Wickets from Joe (2/7 off 3), Samson (2/5 off 3) and Jack (1/8 off 2), along with some good fielding halted the Dallam team and after the final ball was bowled, Dallam fell 19 runs short on 62 runs for 6 wickets off their 12 overs.

Well done all, a great team effort.

Yr 7 Barrow Schools 8 a side Cricket Competition

On a sunny May 21st, the annual Yr 7 Barrow Schools 8 a side cricket competition took place at Furness Cricket Club.  The overall winner would progress to the county President’s Trophy finals day at the end of June, but we would have group games to encounter before thinking of the final and a chance of progressing.  Unfortunately, the UVHS group lost a team on the morning of the competition when Dowdales had to pull out, which increased our chances of making the final but we would need to beat Walney in a best of 3 game group stage first.  As Chetwynde, St Bernards and Furness Academy battled it out in the other group, we managed to beat Walney in our first match quite comfortably. The second game however was much closer, but we still managed to overcome an improving Walney team to progress to the final.  Awaiting us would be Furness Academy who dominated their group and were strong favourites to win.  With teams starting their inning with 200 runs and losing 5 runs for each wicket lost, batters would bat in pairs for 2 overs and bowlers would bowl an over each in ability order from lowest to highest to make the competition between players fair.  Batting first the UVHS 8 managed to score 210 (or 10 runs only from 8 overs in proper cricket terms).  Somehow we managed to stay in the game with some tight bowling and good fielding and with 2 overs left Furness Academy found themselves still needing 15 runs to win.  A tight 7th over was bowled and Furness Academy required 10 to win from the final over.  Wickets from the first and fourth balls sealed a very unlikely win leaving the Furness Academy team on 197 runs (or -3).  We now progress onto the President’s in June.

Well done boys.

Mr Quint




Furness Schools Athletics Championships

On Friday 18th May the year 8, 9 and 10 athletics teams competed at Furness Academy. Amazing effort by all pupils on a very hot day! Some highlights from the event:

  • Didi S 1st in the Javelin
  • Molly J 1st 100m
  • Ruby D getting a PB in the shot
  • Eleanor S 1st in the high jump
  • Rebecca O 1st in the200m
  • Laura B 1st in the 800m
  • Olesia W 1st in the 1500m
  • Ellie K 1st in the hurdles and 100m
  • Sally C 1st in the 800m
  • Cassie D 1st in the Javelin
  • Annabel A 1st in the high jump
  • Ellie G 1st  in the 1500m
  • Rafe M 1st in 300m and long jump
  • Isacc R fantastic 200m effort coming in 2nd
  • Ethan H winning the 300m
  • Ashton K brilliant shot putt effort coming 1st
  • James M for an amazing 200m and discuss performance

These are just some of the highlights from a fantastic performance made by all pupils. 21 pupils from the day have got through to the regional athletics finals in Carlisle on the 9th June so watch this space for more information.

Well done UVHS!

Year 7 Track Relays

On Thursday 24th May the year 7 athletics team competed in their first event for UVHS. The track relays consists of 8 pupils, four competing in the 4x100m race and four in the 4x200m race (4x300m for the boys team).

Both boys and girls teams were nervous for their first event but performed brilliantly with UVHS coming joint first with Dowdales. The first race was the girls 4x100m with Rhiannon S making a quick lead on the first leg. Lucy S covered the third leg pushing us further into first position, a fantastic start. The boys best race was the medley. Lucas M got the baton to cover the first 600m and pushed the team from 3rd to 1st position handing the baton over to Ed S for the final leg. 

Fantastic result for the year 7 athletics team! Watch this space as we have the year 7 championships on Tuesday 12th June.

Year 8 Track Relays

On Thursday 3rd May UVHS took two teams to compete in the track relay competition at Furness Academy. The girls team consisted of 8 pupils with 4 competing in the 4x100m and 4x200m. The boys team consisting of 8 pupils took part in the 4x100m and the 4x300m .

The girls came 1st in the 4x100m and the 4x200m race with a fantastic effort from all pupils. Katie E made a fantastic lead on the second leg along with Molly J finishing off the 100m relay in rapid time. The boys team came second in both the 4x100m and the 4x300m relay with an amazing run from all 8 pupils. Louis J covered some serious ground pushing the boys team to second place in the 200m relay.

A great event with a fantastic result!