PE Information & Achievements
CCA Year 7 and 8 crowned Stafford and Stone District Champions
For the first time in the school’s history Christ Church Academy have been crowned netball district champions in both Year 7 and Year 8 age groups.
The Year 7 team were the first to experience success. To reach the final CCA enjoyed victories over Penkridge Middle, Western Road High, St Dominics Brewood and Walton High. The team conceded just 1 goal in this preliminary stage. After qualifying ahead of Stafford Grammar School they went onto play Blessed William Howard in a closely contested final that saw CCA the victors 5-3.
Not to be outdone by their younger training partners the year 8 netball team have also claimed the district crown. CCA progressed to the semi-final after finishing 2nd place in their group following victories over Stafford Grammar B, Weston Road and St Dominics Stone. At full time C of the Semi-final CCA were drawing 3-3 with Stafford Grammar A meaning the game moved to ‘Golden goal’. In a flurry of fast passing CCA managed to edge out grammar to progress to the final, where their convincing performance led to a 5-3 win over Walton High.
CCA win the County Cricket U12 Cup
Chistchurch Academy pupils proudly beat Denstone College to lift the EFA County Cup at Moddershall. Leyton led the batting with 66.
Well done to all pupils involved in this outstanding achievement. Next year the team will compete in the national tournament.
Stoke City Football Club Matches
Manchester City and Burnley 2018
Following a visit from Stoke City, Christ Church Academy pupils were offered discounted tickets for their families to view a Premier League game.
Unfortunately, both results failed to go our way with the champions cruising to a 2-0 victory, followed by Stoke throwing away the lead against Burnley. All staff and pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Year 7 Boys Rugby
Windsor Park 0 Christ Church Academy 56
Massive congratulations to the Year 7 boys rugby team for their debut win. Captain (Max) led an outstanding 56-0 victory against Windsor Park. After a jittery start, some tremendous rucking by Lucas and breaks by Ben and Gethin started the scoring. Further tries were added with excellent ball carrying and footwork by Alexei, James, Will and Samuel. Congratulations everyone!
KS3 Girls Football District Champions
Girls from both year 7 and 8 took part in the district 7 aside football tournament at Rowley Park. With 8 other high schools taking part it was going to be a tough evening’s work if they wanted to win. In the group stages we won one game and draw the other two, leaving us nervously waiting to see if we had qualified for the finals. Our group was very tight and we managed to get through into the finals on goal difference. In the finals we played Stafford Manor High who are a very good team. We put in a great team performance to win 2-0. Stand out performances came from the twins and Beth. A great achievement for the whole team and a new experience for some of the girls that have ever played competitive football before. We now qualify for the county tournament at the home of English football, St Georges Park.
Year 8 Staffs Rugby Tournament
The Year 8 boys had a Staffordshire rugby tournament at Lichfield Rugby Club on Friday 14th October. Many of the boys were playing their first ever rugby games at the event. We had a tough draw in the group and closely lost matches to Wednesfield and Cardinal Griffin, before looking home and dry against Oldfields Middle School, only for them to score and scrape a draw with the last play of the game. This put us in to the Pool competition where we won all of our afternoon games, scoring some scintillating tries. Christ Church Academy were proud to be announced winners of this pool at the end of the day. All 15 players on the day were outstanding in their effort and attitude. The quality of the rugby played greatly improved as the day progressed. A special mention must go to Oliver who, playing rugby for the first time ever, scored six tries in the competition. Hopefully now that one or two have 'got the bug' and have seen what competitive rugby is all about, this side can go from strength to strength on the back of this super day!
New Hampshire Ski Trip
Pupils from all years spent half-term learning how to ski in America with Mrs Marsden, Mrs Graham and Mr Bailey.
Key Stage 2 Tag Rugby Runners Up
On Wednesday 12th October we took part in a year 5 and 6 mixed rugby tournament at Stafford Manor High School. Throughout the group stages we performed extremely well, winning all of our three games. Standout performances came from Harrison Lovatt (year 6), Harry Lockett (year 6), Jack Darlington (year 5) and Ben Sharp (year 5). As I team we defended well and worked as a team throughout. We played Cooper Perry Primary School in the semi-finals and won by 3 trys to their 2. That meant that we were into the finals, playing Stafford Prep who we had previously beaten in the group stages. Stafford got off to a flying start scoring 3 trys in 3 minutes putting us on the back foot. We worked hard to get back into the game by scoring 2 trys but unfortunately ran out of time. We still qualify for the county event in the summer which will be held at Keele University. Well done to everybody that was involved.
Year 8 Boys Rugby Team
Despite a heroic performance, the Year 8 boy’s rugby team could not repeat their 2015 County Cup Final success over rivals Newcastle-under-Lyme High School. Following resounding wins in each round, the team entered the final in a confident mood having beaten Newcastle-under-Lyme to lift the Year 7 crown in 2015.
Pupils battled bravely but unfortunately Newcastle took full advantage of all opportunities to win the game.
Gold RE Quality Mark Award
We are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded the highest accolade from the Religious Education Council of England and Wales: the Gold RE Quality Mark. The REQM recognises high quality RE, providing learners with authentic experiences and contributing to whole school outcomes. In...
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Christ Church Academy Pupils Meet Professor Brian Cox
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