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Jul
13

Sports Day success

To continue our fine Primary Transition work this week we welcomed students from various Primary School year groups to participate in our Primary Music Festival on Tuesday. It was wonderful to talk to both staff and students who had an excellent day and commented positively upon the importance of exposure to musical opportunities at an early age.  Both peripatetic and traditional music teachers joined forces to provide a splendid experience and it was a pleasure to see so many happy students enjoying their day.  Well done to everyone involved.

 

I am delighted to let you know that the Academy U13 boys cricket team, representing Cambridgeshire, won the 6 counties “Chance to Compete” tournament on Tuesday beating schools from Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Suffolk and Norfolk. This is genuinely a fantastic achievement and one that we are very proud of. Congratulations to everyone who has been involved with the team.  You have not only performed exceptionally well but have conducted yourselves with integrity throughout the season and I look forward to following your progress next year.

 

Six students represented the Academy at the Swavesey science challenge on Wednesday. The challenge is made up of tasks that test not only scientific understanding and the ability to apply this to unfamiliar situations and also the ability to work as a team. The students excelled and were great ambassadors for the Academy.

 

On Friday, sixty Year 9 students participated in a Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) day. The students had to design and build water storage devices and water level sensors. In addition to this, they had to market their design and deliver a presentation to the rest of the group. The enthusiasm of the students was fantastic and it was encouraging to see them complete activities that bring together the different STEM subjects into one task.

 

There were sporting opportunities for all students in Years 7, 8 & 9 throughout the day on Wednesday during our Sports Day. There was a large array of traditional sporting and athletic disciplines to take participate in which included track events, shot putt and long jump.  To ensure that all students had an opportunity to compete there were alternatives such as speed stacking and boccia.  To further encourage the “Olympic Spirit” facilities in Archery and Triathon enabled students to access sports that are often difficult to access.  Alongside the sporting achievements I was particularly pleased to witness staff running sessions full of enthusiasm and encouragement.  As a result students displayed passion and commitment towards their specific event and on numerous occasions I observed staff and students working in collaboration and celebrating what they had achieved.  All students competed to the best of their ability on the day and I was exceptionally proud of how they conducted themselves.

 

I would like to thank all staff who helped to run the events on the day. You were an inspiration to students and your kindness and support was greatly appreciated.  A special thank you goes to the PE department for taking on such a massive event, your organisation and support of those around you was first class.

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