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UEA Norfolk Schools Games – by Rosie Lewis On Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th June a huge sporting event, The Norfolk School Games, was held at the UEA. The event involved over two thousand primary and secondary school students from eight different regions across Norfolk. Eight students from Cromer Academy were designated different roles in a ‘media team’ and represented the North Norfolk partnership, coming along to support young students throughout the day, reporting, interviewing and photographing athletes, participants and staff. The first day began with a breath taking opening ceremony which consisted of a speech by inspiring athlete and former world record holder for javelin, Steve Backley. As well as Steve Backley, Olympic gymnast Luke Folwell was VIP on day 2 of the event. He was a very interesting man who talked to us about his gymnastics and how he got into his sport. Throughout the days there were many events like the aquathon, field athletics, wheelchair basketball and many more. Our job as the media team was to find out as much as we could from different athletes, participants and staff to create a two day report at the end. Our athletes did very well and North Norfolk came 4th in the overall games. Cromer Academy was well represented within the North Norfolk Team and our students came home with 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 8 Bronze medals. Special mention goes to Nyall Brown who not only dominated the 1500m race to win a Gold medal but he also broke his own school record by an impressive 15 seconds to finish in 4 minutes 55 seconds! The two days were a lot of fun and we all enjoyed it, well done North Norfolk! From left to right– medal winners Back row: Tim Bending, Josh Coleman, Josh Hinds, Harry Pilcher, Front Row: James Russen, Laura Smith, Akayla Newton, Nyall Brown FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT YET PURCHASED NEW UNIFORM, THE SHOP WILL BE OPEN FRI 6TH JULY 3-5PM. EXCHANGES CAN ALSO BE MADE AT THIS TIME. AFTER THIS DATE, PURCHASES WILL BE ONLINE ONLY.
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Don’t forget to come along to our fun filled afternoon celebrating the Olympics and the arrival of the torch to Cromer Academy. The afternoon kicks off at 1pm with all parents /carers and families of Cluster students invited to come along and share this momentous occasion with us. There will be refreshments, hog roast, bouncy castles, sports taster sessions, live music, fete games and stalls and much more! You are more than welcome to bring your own picnic for you and your family. The torch is expected to arrive at Cromer Academy at 4:45pm. There will be no parking available on site but offsite parking has been arranged at Cromer Town Football Club on Cabbell Park ( Mill Road) Cromer. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible!
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Sports Day /Torch Extravaganza Event – Wednesday 4th July
Cromer Cluster In Bloom-The Cromer
Science Buses –Dr Bestwick
Cluster schools have worked together on a project to produce a display on the Olympic theme ready for 4th July when the Olympic Torch will come past our school. Pupils and staff have grown plants and flowers in the 5 colours of the Olympic logo, which have been planted in painted tractor tyres as our display. Thanks go to Robin Amis Scaffolding who have donated their time and materials to put up a platform for us, and to Mrs A Wright from Sidestrand Hall who has put a lot of time and effort into the project.
National Sports Week On Monday lunchtime the Academy started its celebration of National Sports Week with a Tug o’ War between a very strong staff team and the Year 11 GCSE PE group. The staff triumphed by two pulls to one despite Mr Bestwick falling over at the critical moment! On Tuesday the result was reversed when the students ran out 5 –0 winners in a softball match. The powerful hitting of the students was too much for the staff, who also struggled with their catching at crucial times. On Wednesday Mr Carey ran a crossbar challenge on the astro. About 25 boys took part and the eventual winner was Jack Martin who showed some excellent chipping skills. The final event was a rounders match after school between staff and ex Yr 11 students. The staff won this match with both teams displaying fantastic performances. Thank you to all those who organised events and to all who took part.
Over the last two weeks, the pupils of our cluster schools have enjoyed being young science investigators with the guidance of Dr Ben Bestwick, Mrs Lorna Barnard and a team of year 10 triple science students. The Cromer Academy Science Bus put the science laboratory on the road and visited over 200 eager young scientists with a mixture of hands on fun and learning and some X factor demonstrations. They exploded hydrogen and mixed acids and alkalis; they made magnets and compasses and they used their microscope skills to see right to the core of plant life - nuclei in the heart of onion cells. If that wasn’t enough, they turned ordinary PVA glue into bouncy balls! Each visit lasted just over an hour but the pupils were so engrossed in their tasks it could have lasted twice as long. At Cromer Junior school the pupils got so involved that they didn’t even spot that the break and dinner bells had gone. They kept on investigating! The Cromer Academy students were brilliant ambassadors for the school and used their scientific knowledge and enthusiasm to give their younger counterparts an experience to remember. Amongst the many ‘wow’ , ‘cool’ and ‘awesome’ s one youngster was heard to say that he was ‘definitely going to Cromer Academy to do science’ A real credit to the hard work of our year 10s. Cromer Academy Young Science Leaders: Phoebe Gee, Jake Lomax, Bryony Manger, Joe Wynne, Lucy Overment, Luke Durrant, Jodie Hann, Emily McCarthy, Jordan Truong, Konnor Winchester, Chris Carter, Ellie Covell, Amy Warrington
DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES Tuesday 3rd July –Yr 11 Geography Trip Tuesday 3rd July –Yr 10 Inspire Finals
Thursday 5th/ Friday 6th July – Yr 6Induction Days Monday 9th July –Start of Yr 11 Work Experience Fortnight
Wednesday 4th July Sports Day / Cluster Torch Event Thursday 5th July—Science Olympiad
Monday 16th July – start of KS3 ID Week
Friday 20th July –Staff and Students finish for Summer Holidays