Sport Week Success

Exercise was combined with fun and fund-raising as the academy embraced the National School Sport Week.

A packed itinerary – put together by the PE team – ensured all year groups plus staff could participate in the initiative, now in its 11th year and organised by the Youth Sport Trust.

One of the highlights was a charity speed shot challenge, which took place on the 3G pitch during break time all week.

If a student hit the bar three times they won an extra go. Entry was 50p and the £40 proceeds will go to Lindsey Lodge Hospice. The winner was Lewis who hit the ball at 66 miles per hour.

Year 9 leaders delivered a fun exercise and aerobic session for Years 7 and 8.

Those year groups also enjoyed health and wellbeing lessons, which included rock climbing.

Other highlights included Year 9 sport science students going to North Lindsey College and participating in sporting leadership and teamwork activities; a rounders competition entertaining Year 8; and PE staff attending a yoga session in the sports hall.

Principal Mike Adnitt thanked everybody who had been involved.

“The week demonstrated, through PE and sport, our commitment to the wellbeing of our students and staff,” he said.

“It was a great success and I’d like to thank our PE team for organising it.

“I know there was a lot of fun during the week as well as opportunities to discuss wellbeing and how it benefits through active participation in sport.”

The Youth Sport Trust said the week saw like-minded schools, teachers, parents and young people show why PE and sport have an essential role to play in every young person’s development.

“Too many young people are missing out on the life-changing benefits of sport and play that would improve their health and wellbeing and equip them with the skills to thrive,” it said.