In September, we competed in the Medway Schools Games rowing competition. We entered teams for girls and boys at all age groups, with the girls finishing 2nd overall and the boys finishing 3rd. Our sixth form girls finished 2nd in their competition, with head girl Florence Thompson winning her heat, and the Year 11 girls finished 1st, with Katie Grover winning her heat. As a result, our Year 11 girls will represent Medway at the Kent Schools Games rowing competition at Greenacre in December.
In October, we competed in the Medway Schools Games cross country competition at Capstone Country Park. We entered teams for boys and girls at all age groups, and again had some fantastic individual performances. The boys finished 3rd overall, and the girls finished 5th, with the highlight being our Year 7 boys and girls teams who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.
At the beginning of the current academic year, following the rowing and cross country, the boys currently sit 2nd overall, and the girls sit 3rd in the Medway Schools Games League Table. This is a promising start, but we know there is a long way to go and lots of competition ahead.
It has been a good start to the new academic year for football. Out of 10 games played across the year group, we have 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats. The highlights have been 5-0 wins for both Year 7 and Year 10 teams over The Hundred of Hoo, a 4-1 win for the Year 7 team over Holcombe Grammar, a 5-0 win for the Year 9s against Brompton Academy, and a 6-0 win for the Year 8s over Robert Napier. The Year 7 and 10 teams both currently sit top of the Medway League table.
Clubs are again thriving in term 1 of the new academic year, with 45 students attending dance academy and 30 students regularly attending drama club and we have 12 students regularly attending our band club, playing guitars and wind instruments. Instrumental lessons have already started for 45 students, with vocal lessons beginning this term – anyone interested should see Miss Phillipou. Sports clubs are also thriving, with 30 students regularly in attendance at fitness club and 35 students regularly attending football club.
We aim to celebrate all student successes in PE and Performing Arts through the PEPA Facebook page, and in assembly presentations, including man of the match awards for all fixtures. All student achievements are displayed on the Academy screens and documented in a weekly report that is sent to all staff and shared with form groups. Staff, students, Parents and Governors can also stay updated via our termly website report.