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Class 8S student Jack Killen won Gold in the Boys 100 metres Freestyle event at the English Schools Swimming Association (ESSA), North West Division, Individual Championships, at Bolton, on February 15th. Jack was Wellacre Academy’s only representative at the event, winning both his heat and the Year 8 category. He led from the start and improved his entry time by a massive 7 seconds, to win in a new personal best time of 1 minute 08.56 seconds.
The previous weekend, Jack also took 1st place in the Boys 13/14 year old age group 200 metre breaststroke event, at the Flixton Swim Team long distance meet. In a thrilling race at Urmston Leisure Centre, swimmers were neck and neck throughout the 8 lengths of the 25 metre pool, Jack touched first in a time of 3 minutes 11 seconds to win by 0.2 seconds. Jack’s medal haul was completed with silver in the 200 metres Backstroke, bronze in the 200 metres Freestyle and bronze in the 200 metres Individual Medley event.
In February, he travelled to Callella, near Barcelona, for a Swim Camp training week with Swim Trafford, the borough’s performance swim team squad and was nominated most improved swimmer of the week from the squad of 18. We look forward to progress updates in future issues!
The first Technology STEM session took place this term which involved 4 teams from year 8 competing in the Marble Challenge. Their task was to keep a marble in motion for exactly 60 seconds. The teams had a limited amount of materials and equipment and had to manufacture their own track for the marble to role on. The task did prove challenging for the groups but was eventually won by Sean Berry, Joel Beard, Philip Barber, Tom Bickering
DATE: 13th – 17th JULY 2015
PLACE: Port-en-Bessin, Normandy, France.
COST: £405 all inclusive
Open to years 7, 8 and 9
Limited places remaining! See Miss Bailey for a letter!
Thursday 6th March Year 9 Parents evening and Options Evening 5.00 pm
Thursday 27th February Year 11 Parents Evening 5.00 pm
SMHW (Show My HomeWork) can not currently be accessed on a mobile.
The March and Summer 2014 External Examination Timetable can now be viewed online.
Year 10 BTEC exam revision classes are being held the first week back after half term:
- Biology on Tuesday 25/02/14 in S5
- Chemistry on Wednesday 26/02/14 in S1
- Physics on Thursday 27/02/14 in S1
All pupils in classes 10Y2, 10Y3 and 10Y4 should attend. The exam is on Tuesday 4th March at 9am. View or Download notice.
Trafford FC are delighted that the signs for the future are looking good at an early stage of our Scholarship partnership with WellacreAcademy. The College boys are riding high in their league and already some of the players are pushing their way into the first team squad and indeed starting line up.
Manger Gary Vaughan is delighted with the progress so far and said – “We entered into the partnership with a view to supporting Wellacre with the provision of coaching and sharing of facilities, the Scholars play their home games at Shawe view and we use the College for our training sessions. There are a number who have very good ability and both Louise James and Clevon Beadle have been with us at varying parts of our season. Clevon has recently claimed the Right Back spot and along with two other 17 year olds, Goal Keeper Kieron O’Hara and Left Back Luke Heron have formed a very good back four for us, which although shows our future looks good, also shows others that if they are good enough and have the right attitude then we will certainly give them every encouragement to progress. There are at least 2 to 3 others who we hope to see in our first team before the season ends and my message to any boy leaving high school within our catchment area would be to get in touch and look seriously at Wellacre for their next step and chance to develop their Football and Educational futures”
Anyone wanting more information about enrolling on next season’s intake of Scholars should email firstname.lastname@example.org