Find out more about the achievements of some of our students.
CHEERLEADER Megan Bee has had a killer season with her elite team winning first place – and the title National Champions 2018 – in a recent competition.
Year 8 Megan (13), is a member of the Level 5 international elite team EMCA Killer Queens who took the title at the sport’s final competition of the season in Bournemouth in July.
The title marked the end of an amazing season, with the team – the senior team at the East Midlands Cheerleading Academy - making their debut competing in the Cheerleading World Championships in Florida in April.
Performances in competition have been so good this season that the Killer Queens have now won a place to compete in America for the second year running. Once again they will compete against teams from across the world, including USA, Canada, Spain and China.
We wish Megan and her teammates the best of luck.
SIXTH former Emily Jephson has collected more than 30 medals during her time as a synchronised ice skater with Nottingham Synchronised Skating Academy.
Skating since the age of seven, Emily has represented GB in various competitions over the last four years and has been a British Champion for the last five years.
With her skating team Emily (17), has taken part in more than 40 competitions both at home and abroad, learned more than 20 routines and so far her medal count is 30 golds, four silver and two bronze.
Since joining the Skating Academy at the age of 11, Year 13 Emily has experienced victory in a number of competitions, first with her team the Rocking Robins, then with the Shadows, the NSSA’s novice team and then with the Icicles.
In recognition of her outstanding contribution to sport and PE, Emily was awarded the Kendrick Shield for Lifetime Achievement during the Academy’s Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2018.
CHARLIE Clarke is forging ahead, creating a name for himself in the world of hovercraft racing.
Aged just 12, Charlie competes in the National Hovercraft Championships run by the Hovercraft Club of Great Britain (HCGB).
The Year 8 is in his first full season of the sport and is currently sitting second in the Junior Colt Formula with just one round of the championship left to go.
The HCGB created the Junior Colt Formula just this season to remove the younger drivers from the mainstream Juniors who drive a hovercraft shared with their parents.
Competing solo appears not to phase Charlie, who uses the Number 95 – Lightning McQueen!
ICE skater Emma Litherland is going from strength to strength in her sport having qualified to compete in the British Championships last term.
The Year 9 skater entered the Intermediate Novice Ladies section of the British Figure Skating Championships in Sheffield in November – coming an impressive 8th out of 25 and placing her as one of the top 10 skaters in the UK.
Emma dedicates around 20 hours a week to her ice skating both before and after school, spending extra time at home doing flexibility and off ice jump rotation in addition to her 16 hours on ice sessions.
The 13-year-old also plays football alongside her skating, turning out for Gedling Southbank in Division 1 of the Notts Girls and Ladies League Under 14s.
CHAMPIONS! Year 8 girls’ football team brought home some silverware after being crowned County Cup winners 2019.
The team brought home the trophy after winning on penalties in a hotly contested final against Rushcliffe School.
The match ended 2-2 after normal time, but goalkeeper Georgia Townend saved one of the opposition’s penalties enabling the Academy to win the shoot-out.
The team had put on decisive performances throughout the tournament earning a place in the final after a 7-2 win against Minster School in the semi-finals. A brilliant result!
Team: Year 8s (now Year 9) Georgia Townend, Keira Murphy, Isobel Davis, Bethan Wass, Hettie Bates, Charlotte Fisher, Charlotte Wallace, Jess Ellis and Philippa Batchelor, Katie Ball and Marla Harker Gill, Year 7 (now Year 8).
YEAR 11 athlete Skye Fawsitt earned the County Champion title for Hammer in summer earning her a place at the prestigious Mason Trophy event in Birmingham.
Skye (then in Year 10) threw a personal best on the day of 30.52, competing against the very best young throwers in the whole of the Midlands region, many of whom were a year older.
The Mason Trophy event marked the end of a hugely successful season for the all-round athlete, who had come first in the 100m Inter Girls at the Gedling Athletics Championship in May.
This earned Skye (15), a place in the County Championships the following month. She also joined fellow Academy athletes representing Carlton le Willows in the regional finals of the English School Track and Field Cup in Wakefield.
The athletes from Years 9 and 10 each had to compete in two events, finishing in third place behind winners Bradford Grammar and second place Wakefield Girls High School.
Skye was once again a stand out competitor on the day winning 100m in the first round and the finals of the hammer event.
ATHLETE Paul Senior has set a new personal best and earned himself the title joint fastest Junior Boy in the UK!
Year 10 Paul earned the accolade as fastest Under 15 boy after achieving a time of 11.1 in 100m finals. This followed a time of 11.4 in the 100m finals of the English Schools event in summer.
Paul has had considerable success over the past few months, setting a new record for the Gedling district while competing in the Gedling Athletics Championships in May.
Paul, then in Year 9, recorded a time of 11.03 in the Junior Boys 100m and a distance of 5.49m in Junior Boys Long Jump – finishing in first place and earning himself a place in the Gedling team at the County Championships.
Definitely an athlete to watch!
Year 7 Academy student Reece Cave has been crowned East Midlands Judo champion, earning himself a place in the national championships in March.
This will be the second time 11-year-old Reece will compete in the British Schools Judo competition after a silver medal in the regional school competition earned him his place last year.
Classed 7th in the country for his weight and belt, Reece who has been doing Judo since the age of 4, has a history of medal success having competed in more than 17 competitions including two at international level. Highlights from last year include securing gold medals at the Cobra Judo U12 Grade Branded Open 2018 and the Cobra Judo U12 & Cadet Open 2019.
For the last three years Reece has won Competitor of the Year at the Nottingham Judo annual awards evening and earlier this year was accepted on the Regional England Development squad for the sport.
Training three times a week – at Rycroft Judo Club and Carlton Forum Judo Club – the Cedar house student also finds time to compete in park runs and mini marathons and also achieve success with his Saturday football club Gedling Southbank.