Once again Albany students have been excelling at district sporting competitions. Students from Albany have taken part in two sporting events this week and returned home with gold medals to show for it.
Students started the week attending a Dodgeball competition organised by the Chorley School Sports Partnership. In order to be selected for the competition, tutor groups competed in an interschool competition during lunchtimes prior to February half term. The winning teams of boys and girls from Years 7 and 8 were chosen to represent the school at the district competition. The teams were managed by Year 10 Young leaders, who guided them through the competition. The Year 7 and 8 girls’ teams both performed excellently and were a credit to the school as were the Year 7 boys team. The Year 8 boys team shone, winning their competition and so became the schools first ever district winners in the competition.
Year 10 student, Morgan Newton, who supported all the teams in her role as Young leader, said, “The teams all did really well and we were so pleased the Year 8 boys team managed to win their tournament. All of the teams had a really positive attitude and as leaders we could not ask for more.”
The Dodgeball success was followed by more medals in the Chorley Schools Sports Partnership Gymnastics competition. The team of four, (Courtney Hendry and Joni Fitton Year 7 and Simone Fairbrother and Amelia Charlton Year 9) performed amazingly well with a gold medal coming for Simone in the advanced tumble. Joni, competing in her first ever Gymnastics competition achieved a silver medal in the floor.
Simone Fairbrother, said, “It was a really enjoyable event to take part in and I was delighted with my gold medal.”
Year 10 Student and Young Leader, Morgan Newton produced an article on the Dodgeball success which you can read here