20 May 2022

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It’s still in its infancy at CHS but we are really starting to make a name for ourselves in the sport of Volleyball. 

It all started when our PE Teacher, Mr Hilditch, approached the national governing body, Volleyball England. They introduced us to Stockport Volleyball Club, who agreed to become a coaching resource for both ad-hoc curriculum and after school tuition for our students. Adrian Stores, Chair and Coach at Stockport Volleyball took on the role. 

The sport has developed steadily at CHS since the start of the academic year and has just received a massive boost courtesy of national company, WPA, which provides personal and business health insurance policies and has been helping its members as a not-for-profit organisation since 1901. Through its WPA Benevolent Foundation, the company supports projects throughout the United Kingdom and, as well as other initiatives promoting good health, currently focuses on supporting the purchase of physical activity equipment in schools. This collaboration has resulted in Congleton High School receiving an award of £2,100, which has enabled us to invest in new Volleyball equipment including: posts and a net, ball carts, sports holdalls, a scoreboard and antennae.

Our PE Curriculum Team Leader, Mrs Henderson, commented on notification of this funding: 
Amazing news! This is going to make a real difference to the students at our School.”

This all means a continuation of the exciting times that have already seen Year 10 Girls compete in Volleyball England’s Grand Prix Series and Year 9 Boys prepare for inter-school matches.



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