Sporting Success

Trust Sports Day 2017

Monday 10th July was the date in everyone’s diary when all the secondary schools within the Leigh Academies Trust descend to Dartford Harriers track in Dartford to compete for the sort after ‘Leigh Academies Trust Sports Day Trophy’.  Due to the increase in size of the Trust each academy competed rather than the traditional individual colleges. Regardless of the change, the day retained its high levels of competition, enthusiasm for each event and outstanding performances across each year group. With over 500 students competing on the day the results came rolling in & each academy performed to a very high standard. Medals were awarded by former Leigh Academy student and now GB athlete Megan Edwards, who was an inspiration to all the students on the day. The academy relays provided the most excitement with some seamless baton changeovers that even the GB team would have been proud of.  As the relay races came to end everyone waited with great anticipation to hear the final results.  The Leigh Academies Trust winner 2017 went to ….The Leigh Academy!

A special mention must go the PE staff members of the Leigh Academy who organised the event for everyone.

Final positions;

  1. The Leigh Academy
  2. Stationers’ Crown Woods
  3. Mascalls Academy
  4. Longfield Academy
  5. Strood Academy
  6. Wilmington Academy
  7. UTC  (yr10s only)

Special mention must also go to the students that were awarded the Outstanding Athlete awards for their academies and the best male & female athlete.

Leigh Academy-Charlotte Earls & Henry Chown

Stationers’ Crown Woods -Ayo Ladenika

Strood Academy -Millie Handerson & Brandon Costa

UTC – Iouila Kasapidis & Reece Acosta

Longfield Academy – Calista Boulton & Casey Yearsley

Wilmington Academy – Charlotte Delaporta-Goddon & Ridwaan Ahmed

Mascalls Academy – Hannah Smith & Adam Smith


Outstanding Athlete; Bethany Panton (Longfield) & Joe Butterfield (Mascalls)

PE Trust 1

Leigh Academy Team Captains;

Maisie Beaney & Mineh Orogun  

PE Trust 2


Leigh PE in Zambia

Leigh PE have joined forces again with the Tag Rugby Trust.The Tag Rugby Trust is a rugby based charity, formed in 2002. The trust was established to help improve the lives of children in the United Kingdom, but mainly in some of the most underprivileged regions of the world. They currently work with government schools  and orphanages in UgandaZambiaZimbabweIndiaKenyaMexico and Romania using the game of Tag Rugby as a vehicle. Volunteers from the U.K .and the underprivileged areas work closely with children in a coaching capacity, which make a life changing difference to all parties involved. In conjunction with the tours the trust continually donates equipment to enhance the development of the Tag Rugby and Rugby in the underprivileged regions. This year our old and unused kit went Kitwe in Zambia for both males and females. The very grateful students are pictured below.

Zambia 1  Zambia2

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