Sporting Elite Academies
The school has four Sporting Elite Academies. The Dance, Football, Netball and Rugby Academies represent Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre at a local, regional, national and international level.
For those new to the academies in September 2017 we have inlcuded the presentation delivered at the Academy Induction Evening. Academy Induction Evening
For some people, dance is simply the way in which they express themselves. Joy, sadness, loneliness, love… if you can imagine how dance would portray human emotions and stories, the Dance Academy is for you.
Aimed at developing the students technical and performance skills, the Dance Academy trains on Mondays 3:15pm – 4:15pm and during Period 5 on Wednesdays each week.
At the moment there are students from Year 11 and the Sixth Form who faced an audition before gaining their place in the Academy. Members are also expected to keep up their personal fitness and have the opportunity to use school’s fitness suite facility. The students are taught by Academy Director, Miss O’Connor, and have the chance to work with professional artists and practitioners.
The Academy is captained by Year 12 student Eliza Tiffen and the Vice-Captain is Year 11 student, Lauren Lythgoe. All members are equipped with Academy kit which consists of a leotard, leggings, trousers, t-shirt, hooded jumper and training bag.
In addition to developing their Dance skills, the students often take part in trips to watch professional works, work with children from local primary schools and lead lower school clubs in school. The students are encouraged to develop their leadership and coaching skills within training sessions and demonstrate this to students in our school and the wider community.
The Football Academy consists of two squads; the elite squad and the development squad with players from Years 11, 12 and 13. Both squads train 3:15-5:00pm every Monday on the 3G surface at Fylde Rugby Club and play all of their matches on Wednesday afternoons at Bank Lane, Warton. Students in both squads have the use of the fitness suite in their spare time before, during and after school. The players are coached by Mr. Grady.
The team play in the North West College League (Central Conference) and Lancashire Cup for Schools. The team benefit from a partnership with local football club Fleetwood Town, which sees professional first team players running coaching sessions. The Football Academy are previous champions of the Wyre and Fylde Varsity Football League.
The Academy is captained by Year 13 student, Matthew Shacklock and the Vice- Captain is Year 13 pupil Jack Clark. All members of the team are equipped with their own training and match wear with their individual squad numbers.
Carr Hill’s Netball Academy consists of two squads; the elite squad and the development squad with players from Years 11, 12 and 13. They train 3:15-5:00pm every Monday at Warton Sports & Social Club and play their matches in the same location on a Wednesday afternoon. They also have use of the school fitness suite. The players are coached by former Manchester Thunder Super League player Mrs Carroll.
The team play in the North West College League (Central Conference).
The Academy is captained by Alice McGurrell, in Year 13, and Vice – Captain is Morgan McCormack, in Year 12. All members of the team are equipped with their own training and match wear.
The Rugby Academy consists of two squads; the elite squad and the development squad with players from Years 11, 12 and 13. They train 3.15 -5.00pm on a Monday and play matches every Wednesday on the school fields. The players are coached by Mr Penney.
They play a mixture of friendly games against grammar schools in Lancashire and compete in local tournaments and leagues. Students in the Rugby Academy have use of the school fitness room and have individual weight training programmes to follow.
The academy is captained by Aidan Clow, in Year 13, and the Vice Captain is Adam McCaffery, in Year 12.All members of the team are equipped with their own training and match wear.
The academies will be taking part in the South Africa Tour in July 2017. The students will have the opportunity to perform and teach dance classes to members of the community as well as staying with host families.
Sporting Elite Media Officer
The school also has a Sporting Elite Media Officer called Jack. Jack is a Year 13 student and is responsible for reporting on all fixtures, festivals and other events that the Sports Academies attend. Jack takes photos; interviews academy members and coaches; writes articles and match reports. He also writes articles on other sports events, such as Sports Day and Athletic events. Jack’s articles regularly appear on the school website and his reporting efforts ensure that the profile of each academy, and sport as a whole, remains prominent within the school community. In addition to this, Jack is also the school’s student Media Officer and regularly reports on non-sports related events.
Student Sports Council Leadership at Carr Hill High School & Sixth Form Centre
Student sports leadership is strong at Carr Hill High School & Sixth Form Centre, and a formal structure of student sport representatives exists to ensure that student voice is effective, and ideas are acted upon by the PE department.
Details of the young people who make up Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form's Sports Council for 2014-2015
We are now taking applications for the 2017-2018 Sports Captains