Last week saw the first ever girls rugby fixture take place, away to Castle Academy. The girls ran out 3 -2 winners with Isobel Mason- Powers scoring in the last few seconds.
Please can you congratulate the following girls if you see them around school? They were amazing and a pleasure to supervise.
Issy Mason Powers
Also a big thanks to Abbey Gould and Eloise James who coach and look after the girls brilliantly.
Last week we took two teams of geographers to the Lincolnshire Geographical Association quiz held at Branston Academy . We had a year 10 and 11 team and those representing us were:
The teams performed very well and achieved a third and a fourth place which was particularly impressive for the Year 10 team as competitors were from Year 11. They had rounds on mapskills, fieldwork, photographic recognition and a host of other areas between 7 and 9 o’clock. You will be pleased to note that there was not a colouring in round!!. Horncastle won a closely fought competition and students were keen to compete next year. Those of you wanting to see the style of questions and keep you busy can look at the link below.
So if you see the above feel free to congratulate them as they look into their atlases which were earned as prizes.
The Priory Academy LSST v Will Farr
Tonight the Year 10 team took on Will Farr and seemed confident and strong from the start. The girls worked quickly on court and with some fantastic play from Juliet Price and Sophie O'Boyle into the circle, the Year 10s were 8-0 up by the first quarter. We continued to dominate the game and every time Will Farr tried to attack our defenders Ella Wood, Jo Moomba and centre court players such as Yasmin Rickaby and Rebecca Yell just continued to turn over the ball. As GK, Katherine Hanrahan wasn't worked too hard but she still continued to own the rebound and feed the ball out accurately to her team mates. At half time we were 20 goals ahead, the girls continued their confident play with some lovely tips of the ball by Hannah Brown and Courtney Delaney the girls kept the pressure on and winning the ball back. With a change around in positions during the game Juliet Price worked tirelessly in defence, dominating the defending third and Rebecca was now able to link up with Sophie in the circle to create opportunitie to score.
Well done girls. A great game! Final score The Priory Academy LSST 40 Will Farr 5
Players players: Sophie and Juliet
The game started at pace with both teams trying to play the ball through hands; Carres were particularly strong at offloading the ball in contact.
John Walsh playing at number 8 interlinked with our three quarter line to make several forays into the Carrres’ half. Alas it was Carres who broke the deadlock first by scoring the first of a number of tries conceded in the first half. Quick recycling by their players created space on our right wing to allow the winger to go over for a try. At half time the score was a pretty respectable 19-0 to the opposition.
Despite some strong performances and substitutions in the second half, Carres managed to get their big strong fast runners into play at key moments, and we had no real answer to this. The result in the end doesn’t matter, our boys (as all our teams do) gave 100% to the game and could no more.
Please ask the boys about the game if you see them around school.
We wait to see whether we will be included in the newly organised runners-up competition after half term.
Last Friday 7h October the Academy Swimming Teams competed at the Regional Finals of the squad relays at Nottingham High School. Along with ourselves, regular National finalists such as King Edward Grammar Louth, Oundle, Kimberley College and Nottingham High were in attendance.
The calibre of this event is always high but it was definitely us that were setting it as other teams' coaches commented on our skill level and in particular our streamline starts and turns. This was a huge compliment and relayed back to the students with enormous pride.
We produced some fantastic team swims with some of them in with a chance of being a National Championship qualifying time - but we will have to wait and see as news of this will be mid-end of October.
Junior Boys- Owen Jones, Tom Gray, Aymen Bouandel and Ethan Skinner
Freestyle relay- 3rd
Medley Relay- 4th
Great start from Ethan in the medley!
Junior Girls- Amy woods, Emily Crooks, Abigail Davies and Courtney Fawcett
Freestyle relay- 1st
Medley Relay- 4th
Courtney so aggressive on her breaststroke to hold position in the race
Intermediate Boys- Matty Broughton, Zachary Peutrill, William Barber and Jack Wilson
Freestyle relay- 1st (missing 1st by hundredths of a second)
Medley Relay- 2nd
This combo was blisteringly quick in the freestyle….Will 25.81/matt 26.09/zach 28./jack 30.
(time in seconds for 50 free split)
Senior Girls- Abigail Burr, Tara Haworth, Elissa Gratton and Katie Choi
Freestyle relay- 2nd (missing 1st by hundredths of a second)
Medley Relay- 1st
With Elissa taking on the aggression from Abi’s backstroke, sending Tara into a flying lead to give Katie a great set up to bring it home in front in the final event of the evening.
The Priory Academy LSST were delighted to host one of the first workshops in the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain’s ‘Resound’ project. This is a national programme of school and community based workshops which aim to encourage children and young people to explore the potential of their voices and have a fun and enjoyable singing experience. 240 Year 7 students participated in a 2-hour workshop led by Suzzie Vango and Robert Challinor from NCCGB. The workshop involved learning a wide range of songs, complete with movement, actions and dancing. Students were encouraged to explore different parts and ranges of their voice and the huge variety of sounds they are able to create. Students and staff alike had a fantastic time and their performances across the two hours showed increased confidence and enthusiasm for singing, which is one of the main features of the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum in Music.
Match report written by Amelia Crosby
The U14s started the first game against Lincoln Minster School with excellent possession of the ball. Many goals were greatly set up by Ellanor Brown playing Centre passing through to Goal Shooter Bridee King. Priory’s defence was very strong with Charlotte Gough as Goal Keeper and Amelia Crosby as Goal Defence, both of them had many interceptions which pushed the ball up court. The final score for the first match was 6-3 to Priory.
In the second match against North Kesteven school, Priory started extremely well with some fantastic shoulder passes across the court. More goals were scored by Bridee King and Elizabeth Coulson usually Elizabeth assisting Bridee. The whole team played amazingly well together throughout the match with their passes and driving onto the ball. The overall score for the match was 6-4 to Priory once again.
We sailed through the league as winners and went through to the semi-finals to play against Queen Elizabeth High School, Priory were struggling to keep possession of the ball, QE had a very good defence and attack so it was difficult for the girls to keep the ball. In the end the score was 4-1 to Queen Elizabeth
The last match was a play off for 3rd place Priory were due to play Lincoln Minster once again, Priory’s attack was outstanding with Amelia Crosby as Goal Attack and Bridee King as Goal Shooter, both of the girls had many great passes and were able to shoot and succeed in scoring many goals. LSST’s defence was excellent due to Molly Dawkins, Hannah Hemlin and Charlotte Gough working together to defend the goal. The score for this match was 5-4 to Priory.
All throughout the tournament the team played together wonderfully, overall the girls came third in the tournament which they should be very proud about !
Players player: Bridee King
The team lined up as
Josh Harley Wilson in goal
Ed Sharrock , John Walsh , Joel Williams Eli Kavanagh
Ewan Wilks , Jo Nelson , Tobias Liversidge
Jack Bateman Morgan Brooks Luis Adams
Subs Josh Booth , George Gratton , Matthew Grice , Oliver White , Lewis Woodall
Branston kicked off but with Priory LSST backed by a strong wind, immediately pushed Branston well into their own half, The first 10 minutes saw lots of Priory LSST possession and several attempts towards the Branston penalty area but foiled by some good handling by the visiting keeper. Priory LSST were finding acres of space down the right hand side with Jack Bateman seeing plenty of ball giving him many opportunities to link up with our full back Ed, to go past the defender and cross into the penalty area. Some crosses were met by the forward Morgan but unable to divert the ball goal wards , a promising start and pattern of play.
Branston did make attempts into the Priory LSST half but in the main these were well stopped by our defence, especially well marshalled by Joel and captain John Walsh working well as a pair and commanding the back line. However when Branston did find their way through the defence they came up against goalkeeper Josh in fine form making 2 confident stops.
Priory LSST replied both with Eli and Morgan shooting goal wards but both attempts went high and wide and then John had a long range shot well saved by the visiting keeper.
Priory LSST certainly seemed to have more ball with Jo and Tobias working hard in midfield and it seemed that a goal would come. Our prayers were answered on 18 minutes when some good play from the back found the ball with the racing Jack Bateman on the right , he kept his cool and after going round the defender , shot past the out rushing keeper from 10 yards. 1-0
This settled Priory LSST nerves and after a further period of possession saw Jack and Ed link up well with crosses raining into the area from the right., but unable to be converted by Morgan or Luis covering up at the back post.
Then after an inspired substitution of Jo being replaced by Oliver White, Jack made 2 superb crosses in the space of 2 minutes and both found Oliver in the Branston six yard box , and he calmly slotted home both efforts to quickly move the score onto 3-0
The last 5 minutes again saw Branston play some long balls into our half but the defending back four coped ably and always supported by midfielders Ewan and Tobias managed to ease the pressure.
Half time 3 – 0
Priory LSST kicked off with subs Josh Booth, Matthew Grice, George Gratton and Lewis Woodall all getting chances to show their skills. Branston now had the wind at their backs and were quick to exploit it, making several long ball clearances over our defence for their forwards to run onto. Fortunately the strong central defenders Walsh and Williams both worked hard to head or play the ball out of danger.
Priory LSST needed to think their way through this period against the wind , they played through the midfield and played balls out for our forwards to run onto. Woodall and Gratton tried hard to get a rhythm going but found it difficult to get through the defence.
Branston created several chances now as some tired Priory legs were beginning to feel the strain, twice getting through on our goal only to be thwarted by the excellent keeping skills of Josh , one particular point blank stop when he managed to not only get something behind it but also held on to keep it in his hands.
Priory LSST continued to play through the midfield and it one such period of play that saw Tobias win the ball on the half way line, beat 2 players, move towards the penalty area and unleash an unstoppable shot past the visiting keeper. 4 – 0
Branston LSST won several corners from the pressure but each time our defence held firm and cleared the danger area. There was a gritty determination in the defence not to concede and they were well supported by the midfielders battling back when the ball was lost.
The game was played in a good spirit with many encouraging performances by our lads.
Well done boys , great win
Final Score Priory LSST 4 v Branston 0
Match report written by Yasmin Rickaby
On Wednesday 5th October we held the annual Lincoln and Gainsborough district tournament. We first played Branston who we'd had played before but with a team of only seven it was fairly hard work. We started off very strong with Emily O'Boyle and Niamh Doherty working well to get the ball down to the goal. We finished that game with a sense of pride and a score of 12-5 to us.
The next game we played Will Farr where we upped our game and had some amazing defence from Hollie Sendall and Juliet Price, again we finished with a strong win of 15-3.
We then went onto play QEHS who we knew would be a tough game, it was very close and we were 3 goals down by the first quarter but with some beautiful linking of play down court by the attacking players Yasmin Rickaby and Kate Andrews we battled on and the goals were unstoppable. Mille Meyrev-Lawless stepped up as a phenomenal shooter throughout the tournament and when it mattered she was on top form. The game finished 7-6 to The Priory!
In our final match we played Minster who were another strong side, luckily we all worked really well together to bag our last win (14-3).
Final position 1st overall and we are looking forward to the county round of the tournament is Skegness on Saturday 12th November hopefully to retain our title of County Champions!
Well played girls!
Players' player: Millie Mayrev-Lawless
A lovely comment to share with you all by one of the players ' Miss, I think we were all players player today' - I agree a superb team effort and so well deserved!
A cake sale took place in the Academy in aid of MacMillan Cancer support. Cakes were sold for 50p each at break and lunch on the 30th September in order to suport the national event.
Thanks to all of those involved - the bakers, sellers and those who brought and bought a cake(s). We raised £271.3. Mr Goffe