Sporting Elite Academies
The school has four Sporting Elite Academies. The Football, Netball, Rugby and Dance Academies represent Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre at a local, regional, national and international level.
The Football Academy consists of two squads made up of 28 players from Years 11, 12 and 13. The first team and the development squad train 3:15-5:00pm every Monday and play most of their matches on Wednesday afternoons. Students in both squads have the use of the fitness suite in their spare time before, during and after school. The players were also part of the Sports’ Tour to South Africa in summer 2014.The players are coached by Mr. Grady and Mr. Doughty.
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 won the Wyre and Fylde Varsity Football League last season and will look to challenge for promotion in the North West College League.
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 a squad of players from Years 11, 12 and 13. They train 3:15-5:00pm every Monday and play their matches on a Wednesday afternoon during period 5. 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). All members of the team are equipped with their own training and match wear.
The Rugby Academy consists of 22 players who are in Year 11, 12 or 13. They train 3.15 -5.00pm on a Monday and play matches every Wednesday. 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 team completed a successful tour of Birmingham during Easter 2013 and returned from a tour of South Africa in July 2014.
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 15 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.
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 Dance Academy are part of the group of students who bi-annually carry out a sports tour. In July 2014 the students travelled to South Africa. Along with the other three academies, the Dance Academy raised funds to help cover the costs of the once in a lifetime trip. The students had the opportunity to perform and teach dance classes to members of the community.
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. Jack’s articles regularly appear on the school website and his reporting efforts ensure that the profile of each academy remains prominent.
As well Jack has become the school’s student Media Officer and reports on non-sports related events. Jack writes articles on these events as well. He also writes articles on other sports events, such as Sports Day and Athletic 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