Extra-curricular newsletter w/c 2nd October

Extra-Curricular Weekly Newsletter - Friday 29th September 2017

DON BOSCO 2018 -


This year sees the 45th instalment of the historic exchange between Uppingham Community College and our Belgium partner school Don Bosco.We have now confirmed the dates of the exchange as running from Monday 2nd April – Friday 6th April 2018.

The exchange program is believed to be one of the longest running in the world and over the years has involved an estimated 9,000 students from the two Colleges. The exchange came about by chance after former Head of PE Tony Wilks took a football team from the College on a tour back in 1971. During this tour he met up with Bert Van de Linden from Don Bosco and the first official exchange began a year later in 1972.

Nowadays the competition includes athletics, badminton, basketball, dodgeball, handball, football, rounders and tug of war and is played over two days. Activities also include a bowling night, trip to a theme park and a presentation evening.

We are now officially registering host families from students in Years 8- 11. If you are able to offer accommodation for one of our travelling guests please contact Mr Lewin to receive full details. Hosting in 2018 also guarantees students a place on the exchange when we travel to Belgium in 2019.

Our Extra Curricular Diary for next week is below and downloadable at the bottom of the page.


Mr R Lewin
Student Activities Coordinator
E-mail: Lewin_R@ucc.rutland.sch.uk

  1. Extra-Curricular Diary 2nd October