Last week the Football Academy travelled to Spain to compete in the Costa Blanca cup for the first time. 156 teams from 56 different countries competed in this tournament over a range of age groups.
The tournament was extremely well organised and the opening ceremony was an amazing experience for us all to be involved in.
Students from Year 7 were able to visit Faversham's Magna Carta Rediscovered exhibition held in the town and see Faversham's own copy of the Magna Carta, which is worth over £20,000,000. Also on display were other charters from Faversham's history including ones signed and sealed by King Henry II and King Henry VIII.
Students were able to see the charters up close as well as take part in a simulation of the negotiations King John had with his Barons prior to signing Magna Carta. Year 7 seemed to have better ideas than King John! Also on display was some of the work produced by Abbey School students as part of their work in History and RE/Citizenship.
Exercise was on the curriculum at The Abbey School when former pupils, staff and residents limbered up for a day of physical activity on Sunday 21st June. Organised by the school’s Head of Girls’ PE Rachel Skelcher, the inspiration for the classes came from Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign, which encourages women or all shapes, sizes and fitness levels to take up sport.
The Abbey School’s Women in Sport day was attended by 65 participants and Mrs Skelcher said: “Girls do not always continue with sport when they finished school so I wanted to put on fun and inspirational classes to get them moving again.
The Abbey School is pleased to announce that we are a Lead Hub School for the National Children's Football Alliance Peace Fields Project. Mr J Long who will be the PFP project manager at school, said: "This is a great project that covers so many cross-curricular areas and will really help our pupils see the link between sport and history". The project will involve many students from across the school with trips to Greenwich University, Maidstone War Museum and even a trip to France to visit the iconic Flanders Fields. Pupils’ work from across the project will be displayed at an exhibition event held next summer, which will include: a primary school football tournament in the presence of the Army and Royal British Legion, numerous cross-curricular displays of our pupils’ work including, cooking, art, and dance. The highlight of the day will be the official twinning of The Abbey School’s Field with Flanders Peace Field. Please follow the link to the NCFA's Peace Field website for more information.