Cricket World Cup Trophy

As part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan. During the morning, the trophy will visit The Canterbury Academy. Working alongside Kent Cricket, we will invite children from schools across the district to get involved in some cricket activities before getting within touching distance of the trophy.

Staff basketball match raises money for Comic Relief

A large crowd of students donated money towards Comic Relief and watched an entertaining game of basketball between a team of PE staff and a side made up of staff from across The Canterbury Academy Trust. The lead switched several times over a fluctuating match and it was a final second three point shot from Kent Crusader’s Sixth Form Academy Head Coach, Adam Davies that sealed the win for the side representing the Rest of The Staff. The Sixth Form basketball players officiated the game really well and played their part in making this a memorable experience for all involved.

Cross Country and Hockey events for Canterbury Academy Sports Partnership

Local primary schools have had another busy term of sport thanks to events supported by our Canterbury Academy Sports Partnership. The cross country competition attracted record numbers of competitors and took place in very blustery and challenging conditions. All of the schools and runners that took part did really well and Canterbury Primary School had two outstanding runners on the day. The year 3 girls’ race was won by Lottie Martin and the Year 6 girls’ race was won by Molly Martin. Thanks to Phil Cheetham and his team at Chartham Primary School for hosting and running the event.

A district hockey festival took place at Polo Farm on Thursday 21st March. Canterbury Academy students acted as umpires for the games. The Canterbury Academy Sports Partnership hosted their Kent School Games Quicksticks qualifier and a total of 24 teams entered. Our sports leaders were outstanding and received some fantastic feedback on their umpiring skills.

Equestrian success continues

In week 4 of term 5, there was an outstanding performance from our equestrian team. The team took part in their second competition in the league. Olivia Legg of Year 7 competed for the first time in a school competition and came first. She beat riders from Kings School, Canterbury Christ Church University and The Spires Academy in the 30 cm category. Ruby Forbister came third by riding a clear in the 40 cm round. She narrowly lost out in the jump off. Marla Schulze and Iona Reid both finished first in the 50 cm and 60 cm jump rounds.

This meant that we finished in first place overall. The results are part of an ongoing league and there are two rounds left to go.

Brooke Harrison and Lea Lintott were excellent team players on the day helping to support the other riders and looking after the horses in between rounds.

Equestrian is a sport that we are continuing to grow and excel in. It is also one of the more expensive sports that we compete in. Local businessman, Charles Harris has kindly supported this initiative and we are now currently looking for an annual sponsor to support the costs of lessons, kit and competition fees going into next year. We are keen to hear from anyone that may know of a business that would like to support us. Please contact Rebecca Standing on [email protected] if you know of anyone that might be interested.

Country Representatives in a range of sports

County representatives in a range of sports A number of our students are now representing their county or trialling for Kent in several sports. Year 8 students, Archie Hatcher and Freddie Marsh have football trials in Thamesmead for Kent later this month. Year 9 student, Daniel Oni, has been granted a place on Charlton Athletic’s academy development programme.