Sport and Performing Arts Colours
It has been a great privilege this week to hand out many colours for exceptional dedication and achievement in sport and performing arts. The following students have been awarded colours, congratulations to them all:
Sport Junior – Lilyella Monk, Sophia Clarke, Lily Connor, Melissa Schwarz, Laila Browne, Marcus Griffiths, Harry Goodwin, Cody Lidster, Xander Tostevin, Cody Furze, Brandon Thomson, Euan Smith, Cameron Wannel, Oliver Waring, William Bevan, Harrison Peart, Roman Wyatt, Daniel Green, Stephen McMullen, Kieran Johnson, Charlie Nunn, Finley Burn, Freddie Kingdon, Dylan Wright, Ollie Laker, Finley Last, George Cowell, Tiegan Ford, Ellie Mitchell, Kelsey Cresser, Isabel Cresser, Ocean Latto
Sport Half - Daisy Poole Crampton, Niamh Howlett, Sophie Rick, Tanesha Powell
Sport Full – Adam Kenyon, Jay Worden, Jack Rendle, Jay Osborn, Luke Lewis, Ryan Parkin, Jordan Bastow, Callum Chalmers-Wood, Jamie Lane, Joseph Boothroyd
Performing Arts Junior – Abi Jones, Poppy Rogers, Holly Smith, Max Gamble, Aimee Evans, Mya Edralin, Lydia Ladd, Lottie Prowse, Maddie Alder – Howson, Ellie Mitchell, William Bevan, Emilie Cartwright-Lomax,
Lucia Aguado-Georgian, Kezia Stanley
Performing Arts Half – Oliver Cartwright-Lomax, Olivia Davies, Roisin Payne, George Swift, Thomas White, Cheyenne Churchward, Kofi Essiful, Jake Gamble, Jack Manley, Harriet Ellis-Burn, Jake Mitchell, Spencer Sicobo
Eloise Simpson, Sam Harris, Peter Holmes, Declan Ball, Noah Corbett
Performing Arts Full – Cameron Westwood, Joshua Thomas, Georgia Large
These students have all benefited from the Bikeability training they have received during the winter. 6 students gained their Level 2 certificate and are now much safer on the quiet roads and are able to tackle junctions. 26 students gained their Level 3 certificate which means they have ridden down into Torquay and have discussed many of the junctions on the way there and on the way back. We owe a good deal to the expertise of the instructor Mr P Adams who works hard to keep our students a bit safer on the busy roads of Torquay. This represents about half of the students that have taken up the opportunity to improve their on road skills. The rest are still being trained. The MTB at the front is one of the new bikes coming into school to update our fleet of Mountain Bikes. You will notice the student put on a helmet before getting onto the bike in keeping with all school based activities on bikes.
Brilliant Projects in the Art Department
Elle Bryant (Year 12) and Eleanor Nixon (Year 13) showcasing their fantastic art work this week in our wonderful Creative Arts Department.
Team TA Sports Roundup
This week has seen the transition from Winter Sports to Summer Sports, numbers at after school clubs have been encouraging but it would be great to see even more students attending. It is just a case of turning up at the sports hall at 3.15pm to take part. Students do not need to book a place as all are welcome. Athletics, Tennis, Rounders Cricket as well as Netball, Table Tennis, Basketball, Football are all on offer.
The rounders season kicked off with two convincing wins against Paignton CSC.
Year 8 started off fielding and although Paignton were consistent hitters we managed to keep their score down to a low 5 rounders. The second inning saw TA batting and took the lead very quickly finishing the game off at 6 1/2 to 5 1/2.
Year 9 were fielding during the first inning. Paignton scoring 5 rounders but TA fielded very well and manged to catch five of their players out. This helped during the second inning, whilst we were batting as we managed to take the lead in the second inning, with the game ending 10-5.
Well done to all involved.
Players of the match
Year 9 – Georgia Davies
Year 8 – Summer Bayliss
Angus Graham Year 7 came second in the Torbay Sportiva Triathlon last Sunday. He is still in the Tristar 2 category and despite not having been able to train much this year due to illness and injury he was very pleased with the result as indeed we are.
On Sunday four of our pupils took part in the Annual Torquay Table Tennis League Tournament which saw a total of 24 young players take part in the tournament. These included; William Bevan, Bobby Western Year 7 Igor Sniegocki Year 8 and Kamil Sniegocki Year 12. William reached two semi-finals: U13 and U15 age category and came 3rd overall. All of the boys played some great table tennis and have all improved beyond recognition since the start of the year. This is thanks the coaching they receive as part of the school partnership with Jo at Torbay Table Tennis Club.
On Wednesday, Torquay Academy held the finals of the Year 9 and 10 house cycling competition at the Velodrome, Newport, Wales. All finalist qualified at Haldon Forest earlier in the year where time trials where held.
4 boys and 4 girls from each year qualified from their respective houses. The Velodrome consisted of 1 hours training followed by a 500m track speed competition. All students significantly developed their skills to negotiate the track with some producing some outstanding times in competition. Well done to all who qualified.
Year 9 boys
Gold- Mark Routledge, Christie
Silver- Will Makenson, Brunel
Bronze- Archie Bindon, Brunel
Year 9 girls
Gold- Millie Ashby Rosie, Pengelly
Silver- Izzy Minty, Kitson
Bronze- Cheyenne Churchward, Fawcett
Year 10 boys
Gold- Alex Roberts, Fawcett
Silver- Cameron Smith, Christie
Bronze- Leo Loasby, Christie
Students of the Week
Students of the week this week with Mrs Powell and Mr Fuller are : Courtney Rogers – Yr 9, Charlotte Sweet – Yr 12, Lewis Vinson – Yr 7, Jess Baker – Yr 13, Jake Lewis – Yr 11, Maddy Pearce – Yr 10
Year 13 student Jessica Baker will be taking part in the Rowcroft Sleepwalk in July. Any donations will be gratefully received via the 6th Form.
A shell of scaffolding has been erected around the new classrooms this week in preparation for the work on the roof and walls. Importantly, the building is progressing well and is on track to be ready for September.