STAFF and students from Stanwell School gathered for the unveiling of a new bike shed dedicated to the memory of former pupil Robert Togden last week.

Roger Todgen, who was a keen cyclist himself, died at the age of 17 last year.

Robert’s friends recently organised a sponsored cycle ride in his honour and raised over £3000, which has been donated to build the memorial and to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Last week the school’s sixth form team also celebrated the success of some of its students in the Young Reporters for the Environment contest.

The National Jury, which consisted of professional journalists including the BBC’s Hugh Edwards, met in April to select the Welsh winners and runners up for each age and media category.

From the school, Ailsa Maxwell and Megan Wookey took first place in the ‘Written’ media for the 15-18 age category for their brilliant journalistic report called ‘Mobile phones: the hidden cost’, while Chloe Lewis and Ellie Munro won the ‘Video’ media for the 15-18 age category for their brilliant video report on ‘Traffic’.

They will all be receiving an invite to the celebration event at the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells in July, where they will be presented with their prizes.

During half term, Cyril Hickman of Year 8 climbed to the summit of Mount Snowdon, the highest point in Wales. The expedition took three hours to ascend to the summit and two hours to return. Well done Cyril, a great achievement.

Rehearsals are also continuing apace for the school’s junior production of ‘Sweeney Todd shock and rock show’. Tickets will be available from Tuesday, June 10, at break and lunch in the dining hall or by telephoning main reception. Tickets are priced at £6 each and the show will run for three nights from Monday, June 23, until Wednesday, June 25.

A school spokesman said: “We hope to see as many of you as possible there for what is bound to be another spectacular Stanwell show”.