Academy News 27th March

Last week at the Academy…..

Year 8 forms went to Liverpool as part of their Humanities studies. The pupils had the opportunity to look at slavery and also how Liverpool has changed over recent years through regeneration. I had the privilege of being with the pupils for one of the visits and it was great to hear them engaging with the public, asking them questions about Liverpool. Both the general public and the museum were very complimentary about our pupils.

Sports results:

Y5 & Y6 Girls Satellite Netball on Tuesday 21st March 2017

The Y5 and Y6 netball teams went to Woodhouse Academy to play in their first netball matches of the season. They had to play games against Woodhouse and James Bateman. Out of 8 games our Y6 girls won 2, drew 5 and lost 1. Our Y5 girls, representing the school at netball for the first time, won 4 games, drew 3 and lost 1.

Next week they travel to James Bateman to play their second round of games. Well done to all the girls from Y5 and Y6 who played in these matches.

U11 and U13 hockey v. Derby Grammar on Wednesday 22nd and On Thursday 23rd March 2017

Our Y5 boys travelled to Derby on Wednesday afternoon to play in an U11 hockey match against Derby Grammar School. As it was an U11 game, our opposition was made up of all Y6 boys, but our boys did not let this worry them. For most of the team, this was the first time that they had represented the school in a competitive hockey match.

In the A team game, St. Edward’s scored first and then defended bravely against a strong Derby attack until the final 5 minutes of the game, when the strength and stamina of the older boys took its toll, and Derby scored two quick goals to win the match 2-1.

In the B team game, St. Edward’s proved to be the stronger from the start and scored soon after the whistle. Derby equalised but we dominated for most of the game and went on to score 3 more goals to win the game 4-1, with all four goals being scored by Ben Mellor.

Players of the match had to be both goalkeepers, twins Sam and Charlie Heath, who stepped up and volunteered to play in goal and were both outstanding.

On Thursday afternoon, our U13 team played their match against Derby at Westwood College. In a very tight game, with some excellent hockey played from both sides, we scored first and commanded the first half. Just before half time, Derby managed to score a breakaway goal.

In a game in which we had most possession, we found it difficult to find the net again, despite several penalty corners and shots on goal. Finally, with only minutes to go, we scored the winning goal, with the final result 2-1 to St. Edward’s. Players of the match were our defenders, Owen, Roan, Finley and Theo who stoically protected the goal and prevented Derby from scoring again.