We have over 50 sports leaders at Christ Church Academy in both KS2 and KS3. They run lots of sports events and festivals for the first schools within Stone and they have a great reputation throughout the local area. These leadership roles give the pupils an excellent experience of working with younger children and these opportunities develops their confidence.
New Hampshire Ski Trip
Pupils from all years spent half-term learning how to ski in America with Mrs Marsden, Mrs Graham and Mr Bailey. Here are some images of the trip.
Year 7 Boys Rugby: Windsor Park 0 Christ Church Academy 56
Massive congratulations to the Year 7 boys rugby team for their debut win. Captain Max Underwood led an outstanding 56 - 0 victory against Windsor Park. After a jittery start, some tremendous rucking by Lucas Wood and breaks by Ben Whitaker and Gethin Eliis started the scoring. Further tries were added with excellent ball carrying and footwork by Alexei Sokoloff, James Denny, Will Jenkins and Samuel Game-Blackmoor. Congratulations everyone.
Tiffa Royle, Ben Whitaker, Joe Bagnall, Sam Game-Blackmoor, Gethin Ellis, Max Underwood (Captain), Lucas Wood, Alexei Sokoloff, Neil Miszczycha, James Denny, Will Jenkins, Kieran Fee, Jacob Randles.
KS3 Girls football District Champions 09/11/16
Girls from both year 7 and 8 took part in the district 7 aside football tournament on Wednesday 9th November at Rowley Park. With 8 other high schools taking part it was going to be a tough evening’s work if they wanted to win.
In the group stages we won one game and draw the other two leaving us nervously waiting to see if we had qualified for the finals. Our group was very tight and we managed to get through into the finals on goal difference. In the finals we played Stafford Manor High who are a very good team. We put in a great team performance to win 2-0. Stand out performances came from the Marston twins and Beth Tanner. A great achievement for the whole team and a new experience for some of the girls that have never played competitive football before. We now qualify for the county tournament at the home of English football, St Georges Park.
Year 8 Staffs Rugby Tournament 14/10/16
The Year 8 boys had a Staffordshire rugby tournament at Lichfield Rugby Club on Friday 14th October. Many of the boys were playing their first ever rugby games at the event. We had a tough draw in the group and closely lost matches to Wednesfield and Cardinal Griffin, before looking home and dry against Oldfields Middle School, only for them to score and scrape a draw with the last play of the game. This put us in to the Pool 4 competition where we won all of our afternoon games, scoring some scintillating tries. Christ Church Academy were proud to be announced winners of this pool at the end of the day. All 15 players on the day were outstanding in their effort and attitude. The quality of the rugby played greatly improved as the day progressed. A special mention must go to Oliver Taylor who, playing rugby for the first time ever, scored six tries in the competition. Hopefully now that one or two have 'got the bug' and have seen what competitive rugby is all about, this side can go from strength to strength on the back of this super day!
Joe Dabbs, Daniel Cartwright, Ben Crossley, Ben Bond-Damont, Charlie Key, William Alsbury, Daniel Mignonelli, Ben Keeling, Ashton Hilditch, Scott Whinray, Samuel Foster, Elliot Hudson, Oliver Taylor, Joe Tilstone, Nathan Stamps.
Key Stage 2 Tag Rugby Runners Up 12/10/16
On Wednesday 12th October we took part in a year 5 and 6 mixed rugby tournament at Stafford Manor High School. Throughout the group stages we performed extremely well, winning all of our three games. Standout performances came from Harrison Lovatt (year 6), Harry Lockett (year 6), Jack Darlington (year 5) and Ben Sharp (year 5). As I team we defended well and worked as a team throughout. We played Cooper Perry Primary School in the semi-finals and won by 3 trys to their 2. That meant that we were into the finals, playing Stafford Prep who we had previously beaten in the group stages. Stafford got off to a flying start scoring 3 trys in 3 minutes putting us on the back foot. We worked hard to get back into the game by scoring 2 trys but unfortunately ran out of time. We still qualify for the county event in the summer which will be held at Keele University. Well done to everybody that was involved.
Health and Fitness Week 2016
What a health and fitness week it has been. All of the children were off timetable to take part in health and fitness related activities such as; blind football, arts Brazil, slacklining and boxercise. On Tuesday 12th July the annual swimming gala took place where children competed in a variety of swimming races for their houses. Neptune and Mercury were joint winners, putting in a great team performances.
On Wednesday 13th July was the much anticipated sports day. Lots of school records were broken as lots of parents came to cheer on their children. There were some excellence performances throughout the afternoon with one stand out performance coming from Ben Gliddon in the 80 meter final. Staff also got involved and competed in a ‘space hopper’ race, much to the children’s amusement. The overall winners were Saturn, who were consistent throughout.
The final competition was on Thursday with an alternative sports day. Events included the egg and spoon race, sack race and tug of war. Saturn again were overall winners with Neptune close behind. Over the three days the children had shown some great examples of fair play.
The week finished on a high with a celebration assembly where children were presented with medals. We were also treated to an impressive musical performance by the school drummers. Saturn were crowned winners of the house competition. Well done to all of the children and staff for such a positive and successful week.
Congratulations Year 8 Boys Rugby Team
Despite a heroic performance, the Year 8 boy’s rugby team could not repeat their 2015 County Cup Final success over rivals Newcastle-under-Lyme High School. Following resounding wins in each round, the team entered the final in a confident mood having beaten Newcastle-under-Lyme to lift the Year 7 crown in 2015. Pupils battled bravely but unfortunately Newcastle took full advantage of all opportunities to win the game. Well done to all involved for leaving a legacy as the first Christ Church team to win a rugby county cup.
Danny Meredith, Peter Ascroft, Ethan-James Laverty, Ben Gliddon, Benjamin Moss, Luca Hill, Titus Berendt, Thomas Walker, Rhodri Ellis, Alex Lovatt, James Lovatt, Nathan Dean, Dylan Bentley-Jones, Rowan Dale, Morgan Meredith, Leo Acheson, Luke Powell.
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2016 Year 8 Prom
Oh what a night! On the 21st July Christ Church Academy held its annual leavers prom. Arriving on hover boards and in sports cars our Year 8 pupils were all dressed to impress! With the school decorated in an Oscar night theme, pupils took the opportunity to walk down the red carpet to the VIP area ...