Three Peaks No Challenge For Princethorpe's Team

A huge well done to Princethorpe's triumphant team of Rod Isaacs, Ben Collie, Cyp Vella, Will Bower and DofE instructor Paul Coombes, who completed the 25 mile Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in a mere 8 hours 20 minutes over half term. (The Challenge has to be completed in under 12 hours!)

The team took on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough and 5,200ft of ascent, on a gloriously clear but cold day, running a lot of the way. They had the invaluable support of the one and only Will Uglow (former Princethorpe staff member) who made the whole experience so much easier by replenishing their supplies and water along the way.

The group were raising funds for a Classrooms for Malawi building and refurbishment project at Lauderdale school, which will take place in July 2020 when a group from Princethorpe will venture to Malawi for our first expedition to the country.

Completing the challenge has given a great start to the project's fundraising but there is still a long way to go before they reach their £15,000 total.  If you would like to support the Classrooms for Malawi project please visit their fundraising page where you canfind out more and donate, three pounds for three peaks sounds pretty reasonable to us!!

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Sixth Form ‘Wear It Pink’ In Support Of Breast Cancer Charities

Princethorpe College’s charity-minded Sixth Formers blitzed the last day of the half term with a magnificent array of pink costumes when the College celebrated its annual ‘Pink Day’.

October was Breast Cancer Awareness month and, with one in eight women being diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime, the Sixth Form #wearitpink to raise funds for Breast Cancer charities.

In true Princethorpe tradition, the Sixth Formers wholeheartedly embraced the theme and the Sixth Form Centre and College corridors were graced with fluffy pink costumes and onesies galore. Every pupil in the school made a cash donation for the non-uniform day and the coffers were swelled by a break time cake sale. The Sixth Form also laid on pay-as-you-go entertainment at lunchtime including leg-waxing, all to raise funds to support research into the disease.

Assistant Head of Sixth Form, Cyp Vella was delighted with the support students gave to the cause. “The Sixth Form are always keen to embrace a good cause and work hard to make it as successful and enjoyable as possible.”

“We are still counting, but it looks likely that we will have raised well over £500 for breast cancer charities,” commented Mr Vella. “Another successful fund-raising effort by the College community.”

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Generous Pupils Support Parish Teams4U Shoebox Appeal

Princethorpe’s pupils have generously supported the St Anne's, Wappenbury, Parish Christmas Shoe Box Appeal, filling boxes full of gifts for children overseas.

A grand total of 85 boxes have been collected and assembled. All packed full of little gifts and educational and hygiene essentials such as toothbrushes, hairbrushes, paper and pens. Every day, ordinary items to us but of great value to those who would not otherwise receive a Christmas gift.

The boxes will be distributed by Teams4U in Romania and will be given to a vulnerable child or family, through schools, nurseries, hospitals and orphanages. Teams4U share the shoe boxes in the local communities they work in as part of an ongoing programme of support.

Thanks to all the pupils and parents who supported the initiative with donations but especially to Year 8 pupils, Daisy Burke, Jemima Teeton and Isaac Kirby who have worked tirelessly in lunchtimes sorting and packing all the boxes. Also to Mary Benham, Chaplaincy Co-Ordinator, and Parish member Loretta Curtis for their support with the project.

The image shows pupils (left to right) Daisy Burke, Jemima Teeton and Isaac Kirby with the completed boxes all ready for transport.

Malawi Trip 2020 - Christmas Wreath Fundraising Evening - Reminder

Thursday 12 December 6.45pm

In support of the Malawi trip 2020 fundraising effort, Mrs Allen is organising a Christmas wreath making evening for Thursday 12 December in the Sixth Form Centre.   

It is open to all Princethorpe parents, staff and friends. In order to book your seat(s) please click here to complete the form and return to Mrs Allen, or email the information to