I have been inundated with news, as the past few weeks have been very eventful. Our Year 7 and 8 boys were extremely excited to compete in their first football fixtures of the year. Despite inevitable nerves beforehand, both teams demonstrated remarkable grit and skill to produce two excellent performances in the Plymouth Cup.
Year 8 drew 1-1 with Devonport High School for Boys. A last minute equalising goal led to extra time and the lottery of penalties. On this occasion we were not successful, but the boys should be proud to match a very good team.
Year 7 managed to claw their way back from 2-0 down against Lipson. Fantastic forward play by Harley Trelease and Mateo Chapero led us to a 5-2 win, but it should be noted that without Nicholas Salop’s teamwork to move to centre back helped to solidify our defence and for no further goals to be conceded.
All students are reminded that football training is open to all on a Monday evening after school (3:10-4:20pm).
I was also pleased to hear that the Year 8 boys’ football team competed in the Central Venue League ran Plymouth School Sport Partnership, finishing second overall.
The students improved with each match, unfortunately facing two inspired goalkeeping displays in the first two games.
All students performed well; however, Ethan Copp should be commended for his passing and vision. Finley Dempsey-Cornerford was also top goal scorer on the night.
All Saints 0-0 Lipson
All Saints 0-2 Sir John Hunt
All Saints 1-0 St Boniface
All Saints 4-0 Eggbuckland A
All Saints 4-1 Eggbuckland B
Well done boys. Thank you to Mr Pike and Mr Gibbons for running these teams.
Also this week we had our first trip out of the academy for our CoachBrite students, who visited Plymouth University to meet their student mentors. This has been the start of Plymouth University students tutoring and coaching our Year 11 students in maths and English and thinking about their next steps in life, after All Saints. More trips have been happening for STEM with Mrs Tuft again taking students out for experiences in science. I know this has been grately enjoyed by students and staff. We have also had Articulacy, a group of workers to help our students with communication and presentation skills in the academy over the past few weeks. When the examiner left, she said ‘all the students were brilliant, very well behaved and a credit to the school’. Well done all.