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  • Year 11 History visit to Germany

    Published 01/11/18, by Samantha Davis

    The Year 11 History visit to Germany took place between Thursday 18th and Tuesday 23rd October. Departing from Lincoln Academy at 3am, the group of 54 students managed to catch some sleep on the long drive to Munich, arriving very late due to traffic delays ready for a busy day on Friday.

     

    On Friday we walked the path of the Munich Putsch, from the city gates to the Felderenhalle via Marienplatz before heading for the documentation centre to be given a guided tour of the artefacts and displays there. The day ended with some traditional German food in the Lowenbraukeller before we headed back to the hostel for some well needed R & R!

     

    Saturday began with a guided tour of Dachau Konzentrationslager (Concentration Camp) - the first such camp opened by the Nazis as soon as they took power in 1933. This was a highly emotional and moving experience, as the group heard personal stories of how individuals were affected by the Nazi regime.

     

    The group then headed back to the coach to make the short journey to Nuremberg, where a fantastic walking tour took in the Congresshalle, the Zeppelinfeld, the Luitpoldfeld and Silbersee - the site of what would have a 410,000 capacity sports arena! Nuremberg was a fascinating experience to fully immerse oneself in the egocentricity and megalomania that surrounded Adolf Hitler in the early 1930s. On Saturday night after yet another busy day we headed to our wonderful accommodation in the heart of Nuremberg - a youth hostel in the medieval Nuremberg Castle.

     

    On Sunday we got back on the coach (we were becoming accustomed to "coach life" by this point) and headed for our final stop - Berlin. After visiting the Wannsee Conference venue and the ever evocative Gleis 17 we headed to the heart of Berlin to visit a memorial the Sinti-Roma. After some currywurst in the Pavilion restaurant in the shadow of the Reichstag we finally went up to the top of the current seat of european power - the German Reichstag - for fantastic night time views over the city. After yet another action packed day we made for our final hostel - Amstelhouse in the heart of Berlin's working class district.

     

    The last day was another packed day, visiting the home of the SS during the 1930s, Berlin Olympic stadium and various memorials around the city before ending the tour at the place (it is believed) where Adolf Hitler's body was burned - the "Fuhrer Bunker" - now a car park at the bottom of a block of flats.

     

    We headed back to the coach once more to start the 16 hour journey home.

     

    The Year 11 students were an absolute credit to themselves and the Academy and all of them got a lot out of what was a thoroughly worthwhile visit.

     

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  • CCF cadets fly a Typhoon.

    Published 01/11/18, by Samantha Davis

    On the 16th of October, four cadets ventured up to RAF Waddington to visit the Airspace Battle Training Centre (ABTC). The ABTC enables the army, particularly artillery, to link virtual scenarios with pilots flying in virtual flight simulators, to create a full scale virtual battle space. This enables training between pilots and ground assets. All four cadets got a chance to fly in both tornado and typhoon fast jet simulators. Two cadets went in the tornado simulator and took turns finding targets and flying and shooting targets. In the typhoon simulators, there was only space for a pilot so there were two separate simulators for the cadets to use. In the typhoon simulators we were shown how to fly the aircraft in various scenarios including low level flying and tactical manoeuvres etc. 

    The ABTC Flight Sim Trip was beneficial to all the cadets attending, showing them what to expect from training in some aspects of the RAF and into some aspects of the Army. It showed them the capabilities and handling of both the typhoon and the tornado. Particularly with the typhoon simulator it showed the cadets how a modern fighter jet has been designed to allow the pilot to fly the aircraft and operate the weapons system simultaneously, with relative ease. The trip was helpful for the four cadets who attended, all having an interest in an RAF career. 

     

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  • Football and Netball successes

    Published 01/11/18, by Samantha Davis

    This Wednesday afternoon the U19s played a friendly match against Bourne Grammar. The match was organised as a warm up for the forthcoming County Championships.

    The girls played brilliantly throughout the whole match. We used the match to try a few combinations of players to see what might work best for next week.

    In the first and second quarters Sophie and Juliet played in the circle and proved to be a strong shooting combination. You can see the years of playing together have led to an almost telepathic awareness of where the other will be, resulting in fast passes and accurate movement and, ultimately, lots of goals.

    In the third quarter we swapped things round a little and Kate came into the circle with Sophie moving to WA. It took the girls the quarter to settle into the new combination and Bourne pulled a number of goals back to put our team under pressure. The defence of Ellie, Olivia and Yasmin stepped up significantly. They made a number of well timed interceptions and forced Bourne to make a number of errors. As a result of the increased pressure on Bourne, our team were able to maintain a lead of 15-9.

    By the final quarter the team were working brilliantly together. The mid court play being led by Charlotte, our Centre, was excellent. On a number of occasions our mid court players marked so well that Bourne were unable to get the ball into their attacking third.

    The final result was 21-10 which will give the team great confidence for next week. If you see any of the girls around please congratulate them on this fantastic result and wish them luck for the County Championships.

     

    On Wednesday 17th October the Year 8 netballers travelled to Priory Lincoln Academy to continue their successful netball season. The girls were excited to play and worked together incredibly well the minute they came onto court. With some beautiful attacking play down court between Freya 1, Leah, Freya 2 and Steffi the girls continued to score the goals. The girls defended well with Tilly consistently turning the ball over in the circle and Evie working hard for any rebounds that came her way. The girls demonstrated brilliant cohesion on court and with Niamh and Coco putting pressure on their attacking players, we were able to pick up any loose balls and turn them into goals. A fantastic result ladies the best one yet. Well done you remain unbeaten!!!

     

    Final score: Priory Academy 41 – Lincoln Academy 18

     

    The Year 8 B Team also travelled to the Priory City of Lincoln Academy for a friendly game. They started with the centre pass but we were quick to intercept and gain possession of the ball. By the end of the first quarter we managed to get 2 goals, thanks to Josie and Lucy with some great goals and teamwork . When the second quarter started we had Erin as centre playing in that position for the first time, but doing a great job and doing some great interceptions. When the ball was in possession of PCLA ,our defence, Erin C, was quick to intercept. When the ball got to their shooter Sophie and Jessica were great at catching the rebound. By the end of the second quarter the score was 9-2 to us. Then at the start of the third quarter we were all feeling quite confident and Anna had changed back into centre doing some great passes and interceptions and Izzy helping getting the ball to the shooters. Priory City also had some great interceptions managing to get the ball to their shooters but Sophie was quick in the rebound and managed to get us back the ball. The third quarter finished and we were all happy with how it was going. We went into the final quarter with Jude being a shooter and doing a great job giving us two goals and Lucy giving us another two. We were all super pleased with how we played and so happy with the result!

    Well played everyone! The final sore was 16-3 to LSST!

     

    Wednesday evening saw the Y9 football team travel to Lincoln Academy for their fourth game of the season. They currently had two losses and a win and were hopeful to continue with another good performance. Match report below written by players’ player Yasser:

    Before the game started, we were pretty unconfident because we had 9 men and the opposition had 11 and plenty of subs. However, we got a generous deal from Mr Duggan that if we win, we get a chocolate bar each (This may well be used as a case study within GCSE lessons focusing on extrinsic motivation…). So that really boosted our confidence. As the game started we pressed high and started sharp with some good play. Then they reacted with some great passing to win themselves a free-kick. Their striker headed it in, however it was called offside by the professional linesmen. Even he had a great game down the line. Anyway we struggled in the first 15-20 minutes to find options considering we had 9 men. Their striker was, again, played offside by a disciplined back three. The whistle blew and that was the first half. We were proud because they had more players and it was still even. The second half began and after some play they got the first goal. There was great play by Olly C and Finley who through balled it to Sam so he could use his skills and play it to me, which he did perfectly. I got the ball and as I turned around, there was a giant in front of me. Well that’s what it looked like from my angle. Therefore I had to use my quick feet to get past my opponent and when I did, I slotted it in the back of the net which made the score level again. 1-1. We really wanted to win this game because it was so competitive, and we wanted those chocolate bars. Anyway it was getting to the ¾ stage of the match, Kyran played a wonderful pass for me to kick it in behind their back line and Olly N chased it aggressively and lobbed it over their keeper. 2-1 and we were buzzing. We tried to maintain our lead, however we panicked a little bit when they got a free-kick on the edge of the box. Everyone was shouting orders and we didn’t  communicate well. They whipped it in and Ben C tried to head it away but accidentally headed it into our own goal. 2-2 was the score and they were so happy that they were drawing against a team with 9 men in their home ground. We really needed this win and we literally turned into Barcelona. With some fabulous play, the ball was crossed in from the midfield and I was battling for it as it was in the air. I did a good touch with my chest and volleyed it in to the top corner. Everyone was rushing to me and complimenting me, which really showed our team spirit. The whistle blew for the last time and we won the game with 9 hardworking players. Sir has got to get some good quality chocolate bars for that performance!

    Discipline and determination well and truly won us the match. The team worked so hard and it was brilliant to see them wanting to work for each other and communicating well to maintain a good structure defensively and some wonderfully unpredictable attacking play. Well done to all.

    The same day the Year 10 netball team travelled to PCLA to play their second netball match of the season.

    The girls played a brilliant match which was closely fought and captivating to watch. Our opponents started very strongly, turning over our first two centre passes to take a 3-0 lead. Yet our attack kept their cool and brought the score up to take an 8-5 lead by the end of the first quarter. The next three quarters were equally as close, the lead changing a number of times. The final score 20-26 to Lincoln was a great result for the girls who showed such determination and resilience. The team will play again after February half term. In the mean time we will work hard to refine our skills, ready for those matches.
     

     

    On Tuesday 16th October the Year 7 netballers travelled to Branston. So the match began and very early on Grace scored the first goal, which we were very excited about. A little later in the quarter we scored again. Unfortunately, near the end of the quarter Branston managed to score. As the quarters went on more and more goals were scored. Branston managed to grab hold of the lead in the second quarter, but we kept our heads held high. After some amazing teamwork, passing and goals the match had ended. Branston had managed to beat us 8-6, but we are still very proud of our efforts.

     

    Match Report written by Katie Year 7

     

    A huge well done to all the girls who made their debut representing the Academy. They worked incredibly hard and such early on in the season they show great promise as a team. This fixture will be a tough one when we face them next year! Roll on the rest of the season girls……

     

    Final score: Priory Academy 6 – Branston 8

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  • Lincolnshire County Cricket Awards

    Published 28/10/18, by Samantha Davis

    Last week saw LSST student Anton McCready pick up the well-deserved bowling award for top wicket taker in his age group for Lincolnshire County Cricket. He has also scooped awards for the bowler with the top statistics for the North Lincolnshire Junior League as well as picking up best bowler for the adult team he plays for. 

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  • International School Award

    Published 28/10/18, by Samantha Davis

    The Priory Academy LSST has been reaccredited with the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

    The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need for life work in today’s world.

    Some of our international work that impressed the assessors includes the Czech exchange run by the Maths department, the Rugby and Netball tours coordinated by PE and the range of opportunities available for foreign travel across all departments. They were also pleased to see the growth of our boarding house and how our international students are such an important and valued part of our academy community.

    The Academy will be presented with the award at a ceremony at the Houses of Parliament in December and we look forward to forging new links with schools in countries such as Bangladesh and hope that this will provide our students with the opportunity to explore the world beyond the classroom.

    A huge thank you to all staff who have supported our bid and to our students who have embraced the many opportunities that are on offer.

     


     

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  • CCF Adventurous Training Week

    Published 28/10/18, by Samantha Davis

    In September, the cadets went to the Lake District for an adventurous training week, taking part in a variety of activities. During the week, it was incredibly windy and there were tents blown over by the wind as well as trees and branches that fell across the road - the tree clearing team was then created. The cadets were driving up a hill when they came across two massive trees that had fallen across the road. Having already cleared some of the smaller trees, all the cadets managed to break and move the two giant trees off the road and onto to river bank, whilst waiting for the aid of the handsaws.  

    They arrived on Sunday at the campsite and set up all the tents and equipment. The cadets cooked their own food in a field kitchen which was a new experience for them.

    The next day was the first day of activities. Some of the cadets went ghyll scrambling whilst the other half went to Honnister Slate Mine to do the Via Ferrata. For ghyll scrambling they walked down a river whilst abseiling down some of the heavy waterfalls. As well as this there were some jumps down the waterfalls too. In Via Ferrata, the cadets scaled a mountain following a route around it. This year everyone took part in the extreme level and this included a wire bridge similar to a tightrope and a cargo net crossing. They also took part in the climb inside the mine which took them around the old Honnister slate mine. The cadets then switched over on Thursday to do the other activity.

    On Tuesday they all did water sports on Derwent Waters. This included raft building, canoeing and kayaking. They ended with a race on their rafts at the very end. They then travelled back to the youth hostel where they would stay for the rest of the week. Here the cadets were finally able to enjoy real showers and beds.

    On Wednesday, due to the dangerous weather the cadets enjoyed a more relaxed walk around Lake Buttermere. Even then the wind, was incredible and sending clouds of water across the lake and even making Miss Thompson’s hat blow away into the lake.

    Finally on Friday, as their last day the cadets had a circuit of events in Keswick such as an escape room, climbing, and Puzzle Place which was filled with different types of illusions. They then left the Lake District in the afternoon and travelled back to the Academy. On the journey back there was lots of singing, especially on the party bus which ended the whole trip on a high.

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  • World Challenge Preparation

    Published 17/10/18, by Samantha Davis

    On Saturday the 13th of October a group of Year 12s and 13s gathered at the bus bays at 6:30 am to set off to Cannock in order to embark on the beginning of their world challenge practice expedition for Madagascar in 2019.

    After two hours of travelling and a few stops every so often, we had made our way to the campsite where we would be staying for the weekend. Unfortunately, the weather had not been on our side, as the ground was wet and the temperature was even more unpredictable than the ground we would end up trekking on. Once we had arrived it wasn’t long until we met with our guide (who we may or may not have been calling the wrong name for the duration of our journey) and to our dismay were promptly ordered to repack everything we had put in our daysacks and instead to place the majority of it into our holdalls. Shortly after this we were issued our group kit and were underway with our first trek.

    After half an hour and a few conundrums with map reading we had made our way to Castle Ring, and it was at this point that we realised that we were in for a walk straight through a forest, and by straight I mean a simple beeline walk (also known as a “bimble”) to a river in the middle of the forest. Sounds easy right?

    As it turns out this would quickly become our first challenge. The path we wanted to follow didn’t exist. We continued to press forward until the obstacles became too challenging to navigate through and we ended up climbing uphill until we came across a marsh, which also just so happened to be impossible to navigate through! The whole ordeal tested our physical and communication skills but as a team we managed to pull through, deciding to circle back the way we came until we found a clearing in the woods. After being hit in the face by a twig way too many times and the occasional slip we managed to find a road that guided us to our next few locations.

    We made our way around to an opening in the trees where we stopped for lunch and a much-needed break. It was during these occasional breaks where we were reminded of how to communicate as a team and ensure that no one fell behind. After recovering our stamina we headed back downhill and finally found the lake we were looking for. It was here where we tested out some of our group kit, such as a briefing on how to use the water purification kit as well as a chance to practise throwing the Throwline bag, just in case one of us were to get stuck in the water during the expedition.

    After testing we headed back to the campsite, which turned out to be far more tedious than originally expected. We made many simple mistakes along the way but never lost our temper when something went wrong and after six hours we were back at camp. We took the time to rest for the evening before setting up our tents and heading to one of the nearby facilities to practise cooking. Once we had washed up and had our debrief for the night (as well as few card tricks and games that were thrown in here and there) it was time to get some much-needed sleep. This for a few of us turned out to be easier said than done, particularly as the night grew colder and colder and sure enough it began to rain.

    The next morning we awoke and after solving the problem of the missing matches began to cook our meals for the morning before heading out once again on a trek to Castle Ring. It was here where we practised the procedure to follow in case any of our team members went missing as well as taking the time to try putting up the group shelter. This trek, however, ended up being cut short by the downpour of rain which didn't seem to ever end and after learning how to use the stretcher in case anyone got hurt during our expedition and attempting to cross a tightrope we headed back inside the campsite to get warmth and to dry our clothes.

    Due to how early we were after we had lunch we ended up waiting for our debrief. During this period of downtime we took down our tents to the best of our ability in the rain and assigned who would be responsible for keeping them safe until expedition day next year. Once the debrief had concluded we headed back to the minibus and made our way back to the Academy to get food and head home for a well-deserved rest.

    I found the weekend to be both challenging and extremely enjoyable despite the rain. It really acted as a good way to introduce us to the things we would face once we made our way to Madagascar in 2019 and to also get us to work together as a team to make the most out of our expedition.

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  • Netball and football successes.

    Published 17/10/18, by Samantha Davis

    It has been an incredibly busy and very successful week for our netball teams. Last Thursday afternoon saw the Academy's Under 19 netball squad host William Farr and Lincoln College A and B teams for their district tournament. 

    We are so very lucky to have a big squad full of talent. No less than 15 students were present to represent us.  The squad played together brilliantly. Some of them have played and trained together for seven years and others have joined the squad this year, but old and new squad members played together effortlessly.

    The squad won all three of their games, demonstrating some incredible levels of skill and strategy. Winning this tournament has secured them a place at the county championships next month. A special mention must go to Izzy who made her debut for the team and gave more than 100% by giving herself a concussion after diving to keep the ball on court.

    If you see any of the students around the academy, please congratulate them on their achievement.

    On Tuesday the Y9 netball team played away against Branston. The game was very fast paced with all girls managing to keep up throughout the whole match. Our defence was very strong with Amelia and Jess keeping their attack out of the circle and getting some amazing interceptions, which we were able to use to turn into goals. Our shooters stood their ground against the tough defence of Branston and managed to score some amazing goals for our team. Overall our team worked very hard throughout the match achieving a well-deserved win of 17-13.

    Some additional news for the Academy football players too;

    On Wednesday evening LSST Year 7 travelled to William Farr school in Welton to play in their second fixture of the season. After a rather chaotic first fixture at Queen Elizabeth high school in Gainsborough last week we started the game in a much more organised formation. The back three held their shape well to keep out a fast centre forward partnership from Will Farr and our holding midfielder Joel was easily able to cope with the penetrating runs of their midfielders. Our attacking line was dangerous from the off and halfway through the first half a great ball through left Jake with a one on one with the goalkeeper that he calmly tucked away in the corner. A second chance fell to centre forward Jake later on in the first half which he rifled past the goalkeeper from 20 yards with his left foot. Soon after the break, some very neat play down the right hand side saw a ball threaded through to Luke on the corner of the 18 yard box. He placed the ball calmly between the goalkeepers legs to make it three nil. Some excellent defending towards the end of the second half and two good saves from our goalkeeper Will rounded off a very good performance by the Year 7 team and ensured the three nil victory, our first of the season.


     

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  • 25th Anniversary Celebration

    Published 15/10/18, by Samantha Davis

    We have great pleasure in inviting you to attend our 25th Anniversary Celebration: Songs from the Musicals: A Concert Performance – a collection of songs from some of the country’s best-loved musicals at The Drill Hall, Lincoln, on Saturday 20th October at 7.30 pm.  Featuring performances from students past and present, the evening promises to be a memorable, high-energy spectacle, with songs including Grease Medley, Do You Hear the People Sing, The Greatest Show and America.  To commemorate this significant milestone in the Academy’s history, profits from ticket sales will go towards the purchase of a grand piano – helping to preserve the importance of the arts for future generations of students.

     

    Tickets cost £15 each and there will be a raffle and a silent auction with a range of exciting prizes.

     

    Tickets are available directly from student reception or The Drill Hall.

     

    Tickets are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

     

    Thank you for your continuing support.  We look forward to seeing you there!

     

     

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  • Duke of Edinburgh Silver Expedition

    Published 11/10/18, by Samantha Davis

    On Friday 28th of September, a group of year 12s went on their 3 day Silver Duke of Edinburgh assessed expedition in Derbyshire.

    On Friday morning, a group of year 12s gathered at the CCF area to complete final preparations for the weekend ahead and at 0830 we set off for Derbyshire. After a short while of travelling the first two of four groups were dropped off at their start positions ready to begin the long expedition. The other two groups were taken a bit further to another location to also begin the expedition. We were full of energy as we began walking for our first and longest day (16 km). At the very start we encountered our first trial - the route we were meant to be following didn’t exist!  After looking around, we came together and re-planned our route before once again setting off raring to go.
                Half way through our walk we were overjoyed to receive the news that we would be heading to a campsite that not only was closer to our current position, but which also had much better facilities such as warm showers, toilets in heated buildings and fresh water taps very close by. Despite the day’s trek being definitely more difficult than the Bronze expedition we were inspired to carry on faster than before thanks to team support and the prospect of a better campsite.
                In the evening my team got to experience navigation during the night; as we had the longest route we were caught in the dark and decreasing temperatures whilst 1.5 km away from the campsite. Nonetheless we managed to reach the campsite and set up tents and cook without getting lost in the dark or getting too cold!

    The next day started by being bitterly cold, the night before was the coldest we had ever experienced with DofE. We were up at 0630 to cook breakfast and pack our bags (both of which helped us to keep warm!) My group set off ready to go for our shortest day over the weekend (12km). The first half of our route was spent in a valley; which had some amazing views and we got to see the stepping stones at the bottom (which, to Mr Stones' great disappointment, were closed off for repairs).
                After lunch we concluded our day by walking through different fields including multiple quite steep hills which tested our physical skill and team cohesion, however we yet again pulled through as a strong team.
                When we reached the campsite (in daylight this time) after the 7 hour journey we were glad to discover that we were the first to arrive at the campsite (and thus had first choice of where to set up camp!)

    Our third and final day started off better than the second. The night was much warmer and the anticipation of being on the last day of the assessed expedition improved everyone’s mood. Yet again we cooked and packed away tents before getting ready to set off for the final 14km of our expedition.
                We started the day more pumped to go than on any of the other days; this was only added to by the beautiful scenery we walked through (that being the other half of the valley that we missed on the day before). At the start of the valley we came across a cave in the hill which contained a perfect cooking area as well as amazing wind cover and even better views.
                When we left the valley we encountered a road at which we had to wait in order to catch up on timings due to how early we were. We decided that a road wasn’t the best place to stop and so to get off the road to a safer place we moved further along our route to try and get to the next checkpoint where it was safer before contacting our assessor. However, the further along our route that we travelled the colder, wetter, and windier it became so we agreed to power ahead until we reached somewhere more suitable for stopping. After about an hour of walking we found an old tunnel which provided wind cover for both us as well as the cookers we used for our lunch. Although at this point we realised a grave mistake, as we were over an hour ahead of schedule and had to inform our assessor that we were in the wrong place for the time we were at.
                After lunch we set off again with the thought of being home soon at the forefront of our minds; but from now on we stuck to our timings much better than before. With about 1km left to go we arrived in a village for our final break before finishing the expedition. Following a short debrief and evaluation of our weekend we got to try some fresh Keswick apples which gave us more energy to power on until the end.
                The final stretch seemed to be over in an instant as we walked quickly and kept each other entertained the whole time. We reached the end point shortly after staff who took us back to the Academy to clean up and head home for food and a well-deserved rest.

    I found the whole weekend to be very enjoyable and not something you would normally be able to do. I got to see some great sights and my team helped make it not only fun but also helpful in improving the skills I had been taught as well as teaching me new things.

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  • Macmillan Coffee Morning

    Published 02/10/18, by Samantha Davis

    We are delighted to be able to announce that this year the Boarding House’s  MacMillan Coffee Morning combined with Mr Goffe’s cake sale raised over £550 for MacMillan cancer support.

    Boarders and staff combined to create an amazing array of culinary delights from savoury dumplings, quiche and sausage rolls to banoffee pie, baked raspberry cheesecake, chocolate cake, lemon drizzle cake, cup cakes, mocha cake, brownies, flapjack, rocky road, cookies and much more.

    Thank you to all the staff and students who supported us on the day.


     

     

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  • Netball Success and Football News

    Published 28/09/18, by Samantha Davis

    U19 Friendly

     

    On Wednesday 26th September the U19 netball squad took on Carres in a friendly warm up fixture before their district tournament that takes place in a few weeks time (Thursday 11th October). Some of the girls have not played since last season and we had a few new students representing the Academy. Before the game Carres had mentioned their recent victories over Stamford High School who always feature at the county round of the tournament and they seemed extremely strong whilst warming up.

     

    The girls from our Academy immediately got into their rhythm and dominated the first quarter. The girls played some fantastic netball, demonstrating fluency on court and there was excellent defending play throughout the match. Even with changes at each quarter the girls continued with speed on court and extended their lead. A comfortable victory 33-17.

     

    Well done to all the girls who played.

     

    Y8 Netball V QEHS

     

    On Thursday the Year 8 netball team travelled to QEHS Gainsborough. The girls who last year lost out to a strong QEHS side were nervous but anxious to get on court and play some netball.  The girls went out strong in the first quarter and with some lovely link up play between Freya and Stephanie in the attacking circle and with Tilly dominating at our defending end the girls were leading by the end of the first quarter 9-3. In the second quarter Parie worked hard in the defending circle to keep up with the GS and marked her out of the game, working well with Evie who consistently picked up interceptions into their attacking circle. We went into the third quarter 14- 6 up and the girls were playing with confidence. They continued to dominate in defence and just kept intercepting the ball and attacking well. With some lovely link up play from Freya B who controlled the game in centre court alongside Freya C who had now moved from GA to GD. Coco and Maddie both played well in mid court and Niamh made a switch to WA in the final quarter and made some lovely moves into space around the circle to feed the ball to the shooters. Leah made some good options around the circle in a WA position and then she moved to partner Stephanie in the circle. All the combinations worked so well and the girls were an absolute credit. They worked hard together and absolutely deserve their fantastic win!!

     

    A brilliant victory 22-6.

     

    Well done to all the girls who played.

     

    Y9 Football

     

    The match tonight against Queen Elizabeth HS was a solid match with every player trying their hardest. I believe that we played as a team and even though we lost, we can try again next match. It was a great goal from Olly with some good build up play. We had some highlights which were good and hopefully we can continue this throughout the match next time.

     

    It was the team’s first game playing together. Although we suffered a loss, the attitude and character the team showed was brilliant and they were exemplary.

    The teams will be training weekly so we hope to see great improvements over the next few fixtures.

     

    Well done to the boys who played.

     

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