Amid tricky times, we enjoyed some light relief in the form of an internal hockey game. We gathered those already on site for a staff v pupils fixture, backed by a lovely sunset and support from the sideline.

At the end of the school day, before heading home, the hockey sticks came out and so did a bit of healthy competition. It was an end to end game, closely fought by both teams, as each had strong attacking spells followed by rapid counter-attacks to defend.

One glorious goal was scored by the staff team, thanks to Director of Cricket Mr Jones. The result follows on from a staff victory on the last occasion. The challenge is now on for pupils to change that at the next meeting!

The game even saw the reunion of two former Magpies hockey first teamers, our very own Headmaster Mr Perriss, and Business Studies Teacher Mr Catchpole.