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PUBLISHED: 07:00 25 January 2008 | UPDATED: 19:30 05 July 2010

IT has been a busy few months as sporting youngsters from across the town's schools excel out of the classroom.

With the Denes High School continuing to battle it out with Kirkley and Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft, Sir John Leman and Bungay in Waveney along with Cliff Park and Lynn Grove in Great Yarmouth to make up the High Schools who regularly take on one another out of school hours in the sporting arena.

IT has been a busy few months as sporting youngsters from across the town's schools excel out of the classroom.

With the Denes High School continuing to battle it out with Kirkley and Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft, Sir John Leman and Bungay in Waveney along with Cliff Park and Lynn Grove in Great Yarmouth to make up the High Schools who regularly take on one another out of school hours in the sporting arena.

They are joined for particular sporting events by St Felix in Southwold in making up the Northern Area School Sports Leagues, which are competed for across the school year.

This week, The Journal has updated the current standings in the out of class football, rugby and netball leagues.

Also featuring, are talented youngsters from Roman Hill Middle School who won the basketball feeder school tournament held at Denes recently.

A Denes spokesman said: “These tournaments are held once every term through the SSco scheme.”

Sixth form students at the school in Yarmouth Road recently ran an event for aspiring footballers.

The sixth formers, who are all qualified junior football organisers, ran a course for 10 weeks for year 9 and 10 B team players - those who are on the fringes of the school Xl.

“It was a huge success and all the lads had a great time,” the spokesman said.

“The sixth formers gained enormous experience and earned £50 back off the SSco young coaches scheme for successfully completing 10 hours.”

The winning team were the A TEAM of Kenny Hargreaves. Josh Willis, Charlie Denton, Lewis Inkersole and Jordan Harper, with Connor Grant missing from the photo.

The Royal Air Force is currently running a Nationwide Sports Kit Sponsorship Scheme with school and colleges.

And the RAF's careers liaison officer for the area, Flight Sergeant Mark Smith, has recently nominated The Denes High School to benefit from the scheme.

He said: “The RAF has had strong links with the school where we have carried out a number of different activities, with students, ranging from the RAF maths mission challenge to lots of teambuilding activities out on the sports fields.

“The kit sponsorship gives me the opportunity to get the message across to the youngsters on how important sport plays in a military way of life, where it helps focus on fitness, teamwork, communication and discipline, all important factors.”

Delighted with this donation, the Denes PE teacher Steve Craft said: “On behalf of the school we would like to thank Mark and all the members of the RAF team for all their work with the school.”

“As a school and especially the PE department we are delighted that he has shown his appreciation of the students at the school by making this very generous contribution.”

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