After 20 years of volunteering to support one of Chorley’s top secondary schools, Robert Hodgkins, who retired from the role this summer has been awarded the Special Recognition Award by the Lancashire Association for School Governing Bodies.
Sports day this year was a huge success and the first time we've done something quite like this. The start of the day consisted of Handball, Netball, Dodge ball, Football and Rounders. Nearer the end of the day, both pupils and staff took part in a range of activities ranging in competitiveness. These were races such as Egg & Spoon, Relay, Three-Legged and an Obstacle course.
Today we welcomed an elite deaf football player who has had the opportunity to compete in a World Cup, the Deaflympics and four Champions League campaigns. Being that the England squad has been playing so well in this world cup and Albany Academy have an upcoming sports day, the pupils were really eager to get involved with today’s activities.
Year 7 pupils put together a fundraising event for Derian House Children's Hospice through various activities and events. This year we managed to raise £465 which will go to children, young people and families to start making their quality of life better. Our support to this charity dates back to 1992 and over the course of all the passing years, Albany Academy has raised a staggering £10,115.44.
Over the last 10 weeks 18 Year 9 students have taken part in the Wellbeing Challenge organised by Lancashire Mind in partnership with Positive Action in the Community, Key Unlocking Futures and Young Lancashire with Think Forward C.I.C, in a bid to help students to build resilience against mental health conditions.
Albany Academy came out as the top school in the Chorley School's Duathlon competition, held on Saturday 6th May.