SPORTS DAY - Despite the weather, John Kyrle High School held its 33rd annual sports days on July 5 and July 10. For this Olympic year, each tutor group adopted a nation competing in the games and the main sports’ day began with a procession of the different nations behind the Olympic torch carried by ex-John Kyrle student and torch carrier through Ross , Vanessa Brann. Throughout the competition, many long running school records were broken. The year 10 sports day has been rearranged for today (Thursday).

SEA CADETS - Ross on Wye and Monmouth Sea Cadets held their annual Inspection on July 12. The inspecting officer, Lieutenant Colonel Davies Royal Marines arrived to assess the efficiency of the unit and the mayors of Ledbury , Monmouth and Ross and the chairman of Monmouthshire County Council attended. Also present were members of the Royal Naval Association (Monmouth) and the Royal British Legion (Ross on Wye). The guests and VIP were treated to a display of ceremonial colours followed by prayers and an inspection of the ship’s company. After a short refreshment break there followed an evolution in which the cadets showed off the skills and activities that they had achieved in the last 12 months, finishing with Able Cadets Hannah Ralphs and Sapphire De Sousa Stayton singing We are Sailing. To bring the evening to an end the junior section performed evening colours and the inspecting officer presented the annual awards. Leading cadet Simeon Beizsley received the award for endeavour, Able Cadet James Phillips for best dressed and Able Cadet Jacob Salmon for best attendance. Junior Sea Cadet Chinn received the award for best attendance for the junior section, having not missed a parade throughout the year. Leading cadet Utting was presented with her silver wings after completing a week’s course at flying school.