Tuesday 1st March 2011 by C. Freeman
Students from all three Academies in the Brooke Weston Partnership joined up for an inter-school sports festival. Brooke Weston took 50 students from Year 7 to meet up with their peers from Corby Business Academy and Kettering Science Academy.
The students tackled archery, dodgeball, basketball, table tennis and rowing. The two-hour event at CBA was held in conjunction with the Corby, Oundle and Thrapston School Sports Development and Kettering School Sports Partnership.
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Head of PE at Brooke Weston, Neil Shorrock said: ‘We held series of trials and practices after school to select the students taking part. The idea was to try and get different students, who don’t normally play for Brooke Weston teams, involved. The sports were not the traditional ones that take place at school. For most of the students, it was the first time they had tried archery but they loved it. The event had a great atmosphere, was really well organised and gave the students a chance to attempt something new.’
There are plans to make this event an annual fixture in the Academies' calendars and it is likely that Brooke Weston will host a similar sports festival in the summer.