Cycling @ Ditcham

Ditcham Park School has a thriving cycling club with more than fifty active members. Pupils aged 5 – 7 start in our Young Riders Club acquiring basic cycling skills. From aged 7 – 16, riders can join our after-school Mountain Bike Club and enjoy riding our purpose-built onsite skills trails as well as off-site rides on trails in the local area.

Once a month, year round, we offer longer ‘Adventure Rides’ on trails in the South Downs and our local trail centre (QECP). We also run occasional all day ‘Epic Rides’ to challenge our most experienced riders – this year six pupils rode 40km along the South Downs Way from Winchester to school taking in Old Winchester and Butser Hills.

Pupils aged 12+ are also offered regular road rides in the beautiful South Downs National Park, building stamina and experience with the aim of taking part in rides like the Isle of Wight Randonee.

Ditcham also hosts the British Schools Cycling Association National Hill Climb Challenge every year which is open to all our riders. We are pleased to say that we take home medals every year.

The school is lucky to have a large pool of qualified and enthusiastic parent volunteers. We encourage parents to join their children on our rides and hopefully volunteer to help with the club.

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Zac

Future DJ and Producer

Zac

Future DJ and Producer

Ditcham has encouraged me to flourish even in areas where I didn’t know I had skills. I am extremely proud to be Head Boy and to be able to help others as I was helped myself.

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Freddie

Future Secret Agent

Year 1

Freddie

Future Secret Agent

Year 1

I like playing in class. We play dress up games and I make the costumes for my friends. I want to be a spy when I am bigger.

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Jake

Future Performer

Jake

Future Performer

Performer. Ditcham has given me the confidence to develop as a performer – singing AC/DC at our Arts Festival was a bit different from what I usually sing in the cathedral choir; I loved it.

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Grace

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Grace

Future Treasure Hunter

I like playing outside at Nursery. PE is fun because we get to run and jump with Miss Batten. I like painting too. We are painting bird houses to go into our gardens today.

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Joseph

Future Policeman

Joseph

Future Policeman

I like all the books in Nursery. My favourite book is the one about sharks. When I am big I want to go and see lots of sharks underwater. I also want to be a policeman and drive a police car with a loud siren

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Nelly

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Nelly

Future Doctor

I love the creative feeling of school – there’s so much going on and everyone seems involved in something special. The responsibility of being Deputy Head Girl is one I am relishing.

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Zac

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Year 6

Zac

Future Engineer

Year 6

My teachers are really funny and they are always introducing something new and letting me do what I love. I want to be an engineer; I have been engineering paper planes this week.

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Daisy

Future Mechanical Engineer

I feel supported by everyone at Ditcham – in my learning, my singing, my sport and dance.

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