The PE staff were honored to host their annual Sports Day at Monkton Stadium on Monday 11th July, where a total of 224 students represented the Academy in a variety of field and track events for their perspective house blocks. The event was hugely successful with all students performing exceptionally well and demonstrating fantastic team camaraderie.
The winners of the individual year group awards went to:
Year 7 Girl- Chelsea Hennon (Fleet)
Year 7 Boy- Owen Brady (Turner)
Year 8 Girl- Charlotte Dyball (Fleet)
Year 8 Boy- Matthew Cleugh (Turner)
Year 9 Girl- Emma Newport (Talbot)
Year 9 Boy- Matthew Wade (Brookside)
The competition between all house blocks was very close but in the end it was Talbot who ran to victory, winning the very prestigious LLOB Sports Day Shield.
Can I please thank all staff involved who helped in the organisation and running of the event, especially the staff who gave up their gained time to help with crowd control as well as staff covering lessons in house; allowing all of the PE department to deliver the event.
We are already looking forward to next year’s event, where we are hoping to raise the standard of competition even more; so please watch this space…
The PE Department.
On Wednesday night the PE Department invited a large number of students from across the Academy to attend our second PE Awards Evening. Building on the success of last year, the Department were delighted to invite in Justin Lockwood from Heart FM as our guest for the evening and he shared an excellent insight into his life and success with our guests. The night started with the presentation of academic, young volunteers and sports leaders awards with the first half finishing with a prize draw for an overnight stay at the salubrious Crab Manor Hotel in North Yorkshire.
Guests were invited to the atrium for refreshments whilst staff prepared for the second half of the show. Beth Hellens and Izzy Garnham kicked off proceedings with an incredible trampoline performance followed by a race against the clock to dismantle the trampoline from Mr Richards and Mr Wyllie. All performance awards were then presented in a variety of different sports culminating in the showpiece award ‘The Grace Taylor Award for Sporting Excellence’.
Last year’s winner Karl Nelson was invited back to present the prestigious award to this year’s very worthy winner Macey Bradshaw from Year 10. The show was then brought to a close with all award winners invited back to the stage for photographs to celebrate their achievements. It was another fantastic evening which would not have been possible without the support of so many people in the Academy with special mention to Justin Lockwood, the Performing Arts Department, Scott Nesbitt, Support Staff and all others who supported the evening. We would like to thank you all for helping us make the show the spectacle it was and once again massive congratulations to all of our award winners.
Early morning on Sunday 12th June, 15 of our Key Stage 4 and Sixth Form students alongside Mrs Robson, Mr Grewcock and Mrs Veide boarded a bus to start our journey to Gelt Woods, Brampton Cumbria. The challenge of Gelt Gladiator 2016 was underway!
After successful participation in the Gelt Gladiator course in 2015, we returned to an even better event this year. The students faced a challenging mud obstacle course and a 6km run. Some students were new to this kind of event, while others clearly enjoyed the adrenalin, challenge and mud and were back for a second year. The course was a 6km trail through fields, woods, rivers and a whole lot of mud! With names such as The Shocker, Mud Crawl, Scafell Pike, Logging It and Avalanche, the 20 obstacles around the course provided challenges for all of us. We had to plough through thigh deep mud, wade through rapid rivers, carry logs through ‘mud mile’, scramble over cargo nets, whizz down an enormous slide into freezing water, crawl through trenches and as a final challenge scale the ‘Ninja Warrior’ style wall.
We were all bumped, bruised and caked in mud but most importantly smiling all the way around and buzzing to have completed the course. The Lordy Gladiators were excellent representatives of the Academy and showed real grit, resilience, determination and team-work. The first 10 runners through the finish were all from Lord Lawson – an excellent effort. A special mention goes to Luke Perrie who completed the whole course in a fantastic time of just 45 minutes. However, all of the students completed all 20 obstacles, some conquering fears of water and heights in order to do so. Other students had not run 6km before – let alone manage this and meet 20 obstacles on the way. All of the Lordy Galdiators should be extremely proud of their achievements.
A special thank-you goes to Miss Blackett for arranging the whole event and making it possible for the Lordy Gladiators to face and beat the Gelt Gladiator run. Already, we are looking forward to next year’s Gelt Gladiator challenge and there is even talk of some of us attempting the 10km route!