The Canterbury Academy Sports Partnership Handball Festival
18 primary school teams participated in the Kent School Games Handball qualifier that took place at The Cantebury Academy on Tuesday 8th October. A total of 76 games took place with some very close scores. Well done to St. Johns who were voted winners of the ‘Fair Play’ award. They have won a place at our Beach Handball event that will be run in the summer.
On Thursday 10th October, 12 students from Year 7 and 8 travelled to Barton Field Farm equestrian centre for our equestrian trials. This was an opportunity for students to demonstrate their ability on a randomly selected horse and demonstrate trotting, cantering and jumping skills. The girls all did amazingly well and there was some exceptional talent within the group. The team will now be selected to represent the school in our annual show jumping league within the district. This is a great opportunity for students to compete in a sport that is not always offered in school time.
Mixed week for football
Several of our school football teams have been in action this week. The Year 7 girls took part in a 7 a side football tournament at Barton Court. The girls played really well as a team and came runners up. The stand out performances were from Romilly Evans who scored a hat-trick in one of the games and Amelia Kerseley who made some game winning saves.
Please congratulate the following girls if you see them round the school – Romilly Evans, Amelia Kerseley, Megan Coleman, Emily Chapman, Skye Cage, Briony Clayson, Scarlett Taylor, Tabitha Taylor and Grace Taylor.
Our Year 7 B Team of boys won a thrilling game with Kent College. Arthur Williams scored a hat-trick and Callum Drake made some excellent saves. The A team beat Herne Bay High 2-0 with the highlight being a fantastic free kick from Robbie O’Sullivan.
A battling performance saw the Year 8 boys draw 2-2 with a very strong Herne Bay High side and our Year 10 side lost 3-2 in the county cup to Harvey GS but played some excellent football. Unfortunately, our Sixth Form side lost their first league game to close rivals, Dover Christ Church
Sixth Form Rugby
We run The East Kent Rugby Academy in partnership with Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys and in recent years, the numbers of students opting to join our Sixth Form has steadily increased. As a result, we can field our own Canterbury Academy 1st XV and the team played against Chatham House on Wednesday. They played really well and won 55-21. Our Sixth Form Open Evening takes place on Tuesday 12th November and students interested in high quality sports programmes can find out more information by coming to look at our exciting range of sports.
Ex-student in incredible running feat for charity
Ex-student, Josh Weller is in the process of a remarkable running feat. In memory of his late grandmother, Josh is raising money to support the treatment of a condition called Lupus. Josh set himself the task of running 5 kilometres every day for 496 consecutive days. He will also be running in the 2020 London Marathon. He has now done 265 consecutive days of running and to support this cause, please visit his Just Giving page at the following website address. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/496day5kchallenge
Please take a moment to visit his page and provide some support for this amazing effort