31 students represented The Winsford E-ACT Academy at the Mid-Cheshire Athletics trials held in Crewe last night. The students were fantastic and represented themselves to a high standard throughout the night. There were some very good performances from academy students, including;
Daniel Morrison – 1st Inter Boys 1500m
Daniel Hodkinson – 1st Inter Boys Discus
Daniel Hodkinson – 2nd Inter Boys Shot
Robbie Birtles – 2nd Inter Boys Hurdles
Sam Dodd – 2nd Junior Boys 300m
Bradley Jones – 2nd Junior Boys Shot
Caitlin Slatford – 3rd Junior Girls Hurdles
These students have qualified to represent Mid-Cheshire at the Cheshire Trials next month. Congratulations to the students and a big well done to all 31 students and 7 staff from the academy that helped out last night: Mr Hunt, Mr Waring, Mr Rawson, Mr Freeman, Miss O’Donnell, Miss Hancocks and Mr Rogers.
It was a pleasure to take Winsford’s Mayor, Cllr Steve Smith around the new build today. Steve is a big fan of the Academy and is well-respected for the wonderful work he performs in the community. It was great for the staff and students to be around his enthusiasm and we look forward to welcoming him back soon.
The monochrome design of our new build is splashed with interludes of colour. The sample boards shown in the gallery show the modern, industrial feel of the design concept.
Sample boards are shown for:
- Sports Hall
- Central Street
- Classroom and breakout space
- School hall
- Sixth Form Centre
Click on any of the sample boards for a more detailed view.
From left to right, Reece Harrison (7EMN); Charlie West (7GHT); and Andrew Peacock (7RGH).
I make it my business to meet achieving pupils at least once a day. Amongst the day-to-day complexities of leading a large organisation, meeting pupils is the perfect antidote, the perfect reminder of why the challenges are worth confronting.
I was interested to see Reece, Charlie and Andrew having been informed of their upcoming visit to Council HQ in Chester to meet the authority’s Police Commissioner as part of a county-wide task force address community issues affecting the young. Beyond hearing about their upcoming adventure, of which the boys are brimming with enthusiasm for, it was good to find out a little bit more about them.
Reece is interested in interactive lessons, subjects such as Food Technology, Drama, Design and Technology and Art. He loves the academy for its helpful teachers. His favourite teachers are Mrs Charity and Miss Randell and he wants to be a Food teacher when he leaves the academy.
Charlie loves all his Humanities subjects: Geography, History and RE, with Mrs Cooper and Mrs Warrender being his favourite teachers. His advice to Year 6 pupils coming to the academy in September is, “just be yourself”.
Andrew likes everything about the academy, finding all the teachers to be helpful and friendly. His favourite subjects are Art, Drama, Food Technology and History. His favourite teachers Miss Randell and Mr Christian.
Just a few more of our wonderful students!