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.

Document Downloads and Links

(LINK) Ditcham Bike Park - Youtube (LINK) Ditcham Bike Park (Behind the Scenes) - Youtube

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24 January

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Could you work this Countdown calculation out? Joe and Orlagh could! 😀 #FridayFeeling #FridayMotivation #FridayThoughts #maths #education #whereeverychildisknownandvalued @OxUniMaths @OxUniMaths https://t.co/qXfhDsd65c

23 January

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Reception have been learning about Chinese New Year & have their very own 'Panda Park'! Did you know that showering isn’t allowed New Year’s Day. This is to make sure you don’t wash away the good luck! #ThursdayThoughts https://t.co/Ud1bDFPl21 #cute https://t.co/wiO8GZfo3G

21 January

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#NationalHuggingDay beautifully demonstrated by our Dragonflies during an afternoon walk in our 16 acres Dragonflies Nursery Open Day Wednesday 11 March 9am-11am #ditchammagic #morethananursery https://t.co/AJwAZdStVw

16 January

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Transition were excited about their swimming lesson this morning with our very own Aqua Man Mr Vaudrey and Mermaid Miss Batten! Will they get splashed?! #lifeskill #appetitebuilding #ditchamdelicious #Taro https://t.co/34uNbG9Hrb

14 January

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Well done to our Wonderful Reception pupils who Worked very hard on their Words beginning with W. They reached 101 and are still going! #Whizzkids #Wonderous https://t.co/B5X3seEI1D

09 July

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Let our #STEM week commence!! So many exciting activities, workshops and demonstrations from some amazing companies - thank you 🙏 @RoyalNavy @Siemens @IntequalLTD @Tesla @boconline @roamingrobots @ciwf https://t.co/uKUABrMmf0

06 July

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Did you know 2018 is the year of #engineering? At Ditcham we are promoting STEM to all of our #students to encourage them to consider their futures within these industries. https://t.co/mv9x5ehtn9 #womeninbusiness #YearOfEngineering @Siemens https://t.co/fN1mOqOr2H

05 July

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Doing amazing things to promote #Science, #Technology, #Engineering & #Maths at Ditcham Park School…find out more https://t.co/0He8XP1IvD @bioPURE_service @IntequalLTD @Tesla @boconline #STEM #STEMweek https://t.co/Eief9ERpfs

03 July

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July 10th will see students in school taking part in a project designed by the Royal Society Of Chemistry . Completion of the project can earn students a Bronze CREST Award https://t.co/pokO7fspkk @RoySocChem @BritSciAssoc #STEM #STEMweek #LovePetersfield https://t.co/xU0WvxttPw

29 June

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#Science, #Technology, #Engineering & #Maths - giving our pupils the opportunity to explore more about these industries and helping them to make decisions on their future path in life. 😎 You can find out more about our #STEM day activities here: https://t.co/kuXQMi76uE https://t.co/VJ4XHYfMvC

27 June

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STEM DAY UPDATE: On Monday 9th July the Ditcham Park Senior school will be spending a day off site on #STEM inspiration trips 👍#engineering #maths #technology #science #education #STEMweek #LovePetersfield https://t.co/sIYhS36OJf

24 January

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Friday magic role play in Reception! Exceptional bandaging by Dr Lowri on Grace who was a model patient! #inspiringfutures

24 January

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We’re exceptionally proud of three of our pupils who have reached the finals in the first ISA Young Musician Competition which is taking place on Sunday in Warwick. We send warmest Ditcham wishes for an enjoyable and successful event to Hebe Parrott (Cornet) who will be performing in the KS4/5 Senior section, George Leighton (Trombone) who will be performing in the KS3 Middle section and Hester Ellett (Violin) who will be performing in the KS1/2 Junior section.

24 January

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Could you work this Countdown calculation out? Joe and Orlagh could! 😀

24 January

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On the Menu Today: A Friday Treat! Fish Finger Bap 😋 or roasted salmon! Ice cream for afters? #ditchamdelicious That is the end of our week 3 menu - we'll circle back round to week 1 on Monday! Have a great weekend, when we get there!

23 January

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Reception have been learning all about Chinese New Year and have their very own 'Panda Park'! Did you know that showering isn’t allowed New Year’s Day. Sweeping and throwing out garbage isn’t allowed before the 5th. This is to make sure you don’t wash away the good luck!

23 January

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Dragonflies enjoyed their music lesson this morning in The Big School with specialist music teacher Mrs Leighton. They counted, sang songs and rode the horse! What a fabulous way to begin a Thursday! Dragonflies Nursery Open Day Wednesday 11 March 9am-11am #noordinarynursery https://www.ditchampark.com/nursery/ditcham-dragonflies/

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Zach

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

Future Treasure Hunter

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

Future Doctor

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

Future Engineer

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

Daisy

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

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