Under 15 Boys Staffordshire Cricket Champions

On Tuesday 13th June, a group of year 9 and 10 students competed in the ‘Chance to Shine- Chance to Compete’ under-15 cricket competition held at Wolverhampton Cricket Club. After the year 7 and 8 team performed so well in the under-13 competition, it was a tough act to follow. There were 8 teams in total that entered the competition from across the West Midlands which made the competition that little bit harder, yet all to play for. In our group were Q3 Academy, Shireland Continue reading →

Miss Steele at the ASA Nationals

Last weekend (23rd – 24th October 2015) Miss Steele competing in The ASA National Masters and Senior Age Group Championships at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield. The meet is an annual event with more than 1,000 swimmers aged 18+ competing for national glory in their respective age groups (5 year age bands, she competes at 30-34 years), pushing themselves to break English, British and World records across all four strokes. The three day event is like no other, with a perfect mix of Continue reading →

Basketball House Wars!

Hello, this is Sam Smith again. In my capacity as Anson House’s Digital Champion I going to share with you the details of this week’s House Wars! Here are the basketball themed general rules of play: Each team has a basketball hoop. The first person from each house team approaches their allotted basketball hoop to prepare. When the timer starts, each team will attempt to shoot their basketball into the hoop as many times as they can in a minute. Once the minute is up the next team member has a go. Continue reading →

Our Students Play a Blinder!

Our Paralympic football experience is a blinding success! On Tuesday 4th December, PE teacher Gemma Mills took 20 of our students to Wolverhampton University. Our Academy was fortunate to receive an invitation from Jack Stent to take part in a blind football event. Jack is a student at Wolverhampton University and was inspired by the success of the GB team at the London 2012 Paralympics. Jack arranged for a West Bromwich Albion FC coach, Emily Adams, to lead our students through a series of drills Continue reading →

Badminton Tournament Success #1

Hi, I’m Year 9 student Rachel Jones and I’m going to share with you some of the details of our recent National Schools Badminton Tournament. On Wednesday 28th November, 8 our Year 9 students travelled to Willenhall to compete in the first round of the Center Parcs National Schools Badminton Tournament for Key Stage 3. Our girls team included Chloe Arrowsmith, Mpumie Ndlovu, Chanel John and Rachel Jones and our boys team included Faheem Jubayer, Nasser Rehan, Emmanuel Atuahene and Zirab Nawaz. The tournament was made up Continue reading →

Badminton House Wars!

Hi, I’m Year 11 student Sam Smith and as Anson House’s Digital Champion I want to share with you the details of this week’s House Wars! Known as ‘Run Around’ or ‘Run Around the Court’, here are the badminton themed House Wars general rules of play: Two houses/teams form a line on either side of the court. One person serves and then has to run around to the other side and join the back of the line. The person who it got served to them has Continue reading →

Twice in one week… we can’t get enough of the England players!

England players Sophie Bradley and Jess Clarke generated huge excitement amongst our girls, ahead of England’s crucial qualifier against Croatia at the Banks’s Stadium on Wednesday 19th September. Many of our students attended a joint trip with Alumwell Junior School to cheer England ladies to a 3-0 win, gaining three points that will send them to the Euro 2013 Finals in Sweden. The trip was great for our local community, considering many students brought along their family to join in with the dressing up, face painting, Continue reading →

Once in a lifetime coaching opportunity from top England footballers!

On Wednesday 12th September, PE teacher Gemma Mills took a group of our female football players to spend the morning with students from Alumwell Junior School, taking part in a coaching session led by England ladies footballers. Centre back Sophie Bradley, aged 22, and 23-year-old winger Jess Clarke delivered a remarkable sequence of drills and demonstrated their superb skills to the young players, who have no doubt been inspired by this incredible experience. The excitement continued when students took part in a question and answer Continue reading →