24th May 2019

Leavers, Cadets, Sports and MAP

It has been a short half term (5 weeks) but a huge amount has happened at the academy.  Yesterday we said goodbye to Year 11 and Year 13 as they embarked on study leave.  We had leavers’ assemblies for both which was a chance to reflect on the last 5 or 7 years at All Saints and what had been achieved in that time.

Some of you may not know we have a Cadet regiment based on our site and our students take part regularly in this.  It was great to see some photos of this from Marie the cadet leader.

It has also been a busy half term for sports. Last week has seen a number of students represent the school for Cricket and Rounders in the Plymouth School Sports Partnership central venue leagues. The enthusiasm and determination of our students to learn and improve was clear to see, with each performance taking on board feedback from each other and teachers.

Results were as follows:

Year 7 and 8 Cricket

Narrow losses to St Boniface, Lipson and Eggbuckland.

Excellent bowling and fielding performances to win against Tor Bridge High and Marine Academy Plymouth

Year 9 and 10 Cricket

It was excellent to see so many boys willing to try and enjoy a new sport and they learnt a lot from playing against experienced Eggbuckland and Hele’s teams.

Year 9 Rounders

The girls can be proud of their improved performances from last week. Excellent teamwork and encouragement was visible against an excellent Devonport High School for Girls. The following game was extremely competitive against Plympton Academy. Well done girls for your efforts.

Year 7 Rounders

The girls demonstrated real promise in all aspects of the game. The girls won against Marine Academy Plymouth and Plymstock School, with active fielding helping to limit scoring opportunities for the opposition. The girls fixture against Devonport High School for Girls was an extremely close affair, with All Saints leading after the first innings. Unfortunately Devonport narrowly pulled away in the second. Despite the result the girls matched the best team in the competition.

Well done to all those who participated this week. All students are reminded that clubs take place after school for Cricket (Monday), Rounders (Tuesday), Athletics (Thursday) and Tennis (Friday). We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you to Mr Pike, Miss Bennett and Mr Gibbons for organising and supporting our students with this.

Finally, I’ve been asked to share some news from one of our feeder primary schools. Callum in Year 5 at Marine Academy Primary has made it to the final five of the Young Pea Chef of the Year 2019 competition in association with The Ocado Foundation! Could you please help by voting for his recipe – PEA, LIME & MINT SORBET WITH PEA SHORTBREAD – please follow the links below to vote for Callum! The most votes will enable the winner to be crowned! or – would you mind sharing with your teams and asking them to do the same please?!

Best wishes,


Lee Sargeant


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