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Principal's blog - Friday 14th February

posted 14 Feb 2014, 01:31 by Karen Bricknell   [ updated 14 Feb 2014, 01:32 ]

We have had another busy and bracing week at Sandown Bay Academy where many of our students are making the most of the fantastic opportunities available to them.

Our sports stars have continued their winning ways. The U13 girls’ football team beat Carisbrooke 11-0. The U15 girls’ football team beat Christ the King 6-2 and the U14 netball team beat Carisbrooke 39-7. Our Indoor rowers had a successful day at the Hampshire Rowing Championships yesterday, returning with plenty of medals:

Year 9 girls: Daisy Faithfull - silver.
Year 9 boys: Elys Norman - gold, Joe Robertson – silver.
Year 10 girls: Amber de Landro - bronze.
Year 10 boys: Luke Wedderkop - silver.
Year 11 boys: Matt Miselbach – gold, Joe Murray- bronze.  

U14 Netball Team
U15 Football team 

U13 Football Team 

Indoor Rowing Team 

Indoor Rowing Medallists 

Year 9 sports leaders did a superb job on Wednesday running the Primary Schools Basketball competition for over 100 students in Years 5 and 6. They did everything from organising teams, ensuring they were in the right place at the right time, score keeping and refereeing.

70 of our highest performing sports students took part in High Performance Academy workshops on Tuesday. The workshops included creating sports drinks, sports massage and team building and were designed to push our best sports stars to make their best better.

Fifteen ‘Gifted and Talented’ students from Year 10 spent 2 days at Southampton University completing a series of challenges and workshops on infectious diseases.

Students in the Global Rock team gave up their Saturday last weekend, bag packing at Morrisons to raise money for their performance. Mr Alabaster, Miss Taylor and Miss Robinson are extremely proud of how hard the dancers have worked this half term and tell me that the piece is looking good!  On Wednesday I met with 6th form members of the Arts Management Group in order to discuss their ideas for the refurbishment of the South Foyer.

Sixth form Geology students have been enjoying this week in Tenerife discovering how the 4 million year old lava flows that built up first raised the island of Tenerife about the waves.

I wish all the students who are off on the ski trip today a fantastic time, no broken bones please you have important exams to sit!

Next week is half-term, a chance to think, a chance for our Year 11 and Sixth Form students to revise.

Eric Jackson