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Sports Relief 2018

During the week 19-23 March, students and staff at the Academy took part in activities to raise money for Sport Relief. 

Money raised for Sports Relief is used to fund sporting projects both in the UK and around the world to help young people to become happier, healthier and more confident, to learn and develop new skills, socialise in a safe environment and of course, have fun.

Staff in all subject areas are always encouraged to use active learning as much as possible when delivering lessons, but gave an extra push during Sport Relief week. 

Miss Peeters’ Year 8 Geography class were given the task of finding answers to a question around the classroom.  Once they had found two correct answers, they had to select an exercise from the board, e.g. jumping jacks, push-ups, squats…. helping them to keep active whilst learning!

At break time and lunch time on the Thursday and Friday students were encouraged to be active for 20 minutes 18 seconds with a range of activities including walking, jogging, playing basketball, football and table tennis.

On Friday 23 March during break time and lunch time the PE Department attempted to get as many students and staff as possible to complete the Sport Relief Mile (5 laps of the 3G).  Everyone was asked to donate at least £1, either through a donation or sponsorship.  It was great to see so many take part.

Other fundraising activities included a cake and sweet sale, student and staff raffles, a staff sweepstake and ‘Guess how many sweets in a jar’.   A huge thank you to the Catering team – Ms. Green, Miss Sadler and Keiron T for providing some very tasty cakes and biscuits.

We are very grateful to all students and staff who took part in the activities throughout the week and helped raise an amazing £375 for Sport Relief.