PE and Performing Arts Update

Term 2 has been another busy term for PE and Performing Arts, and we are pleased to bring you some of the highlights and photos below:

105 students performed to an audience of nearly 400 people in the Strood Academy WinterFest production. There was a huge variety of performances, including collaborations of singers, instrumentalists and dancers, a flutist, several drama, singing and dance performances and a superb band playing ‘Step into Christmas.’ This was our best show yet in front of a record audience.


Strood Academy students again performed well at the Medway Schools Games Futsal tournament at Medway Park, with the Year 9 and 10 girls finishing runner-up.
Year 10 GCSE PE students attended the University of Kent at Medway to experience sports science, and completed a number of laboratory tests.
Year 11 GCSE students completed their rock climbing assessment at Arethusa.
Some of our best performers provided musical entertainment at the Elderly Christmas Tea Party.
Our Year 10 girls rowing team came 4th at the West Kent Games and have now qualified for the Kent Games.
Strood Academy students watched Gillingham F.C. play in League One at Priestfield after we won tickets in a ballot.
Our GCSE Drama and Drama Club students participated in an amazing body combat skills workshop to enhance their stagecraft.
Sixth Form BTEC students visited the University of Kent at Christchurch to experience field and lab based testing.
14 Strood Academy students attended the Copper Box Arena to watch England play Uganda at Netball.
Our handball teams performed well at the Medway Schools Games Handball tournament.
Many Strood Academy students have performed well in sport and the arts outside of school.
Year 7 student Reuben Smith won the South East and Regional BMX Championships and then qualified for the BMX Championship in Zolder.
Katherine Wade performed at Rochester Cathedral as part of the Pauline Quirk Academy.
Erin Elliott finished 7th and 10th respectively in the Free Dance and the Solo Dance at the National Artistic Roller Dance competition.
Jack Schofield won his bout at the Hornets boxing show in Ramsgate.
Eloise Kemlo won the Anita Thompson Special Recognition Award for singing and dance at the Kent Dance and Vocal Challenge.
Katie Grover won silver on a split decision at the England Boxing Women’s Winter Box Cup.
News of all PE and Performing Arts events, trips and achievements can be found on our Strood Academy PEPA Instagram and Facebook pages. We also had a Strood Academy first this term, as we broadcast several handball and futsal fixtures live on YouTube, which were also watched by students in the school canteen during break and lunchtimes.