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Football Academy News - Two in Two

Today’s 5-0 win means the Academy has also won the Kent Schools Premiership League Title.

The League and Cup double for the Academy is a massive achievement meaning they are crowned as THE BEST Schools' Football Academy in Kent.

The players went through the whole season only losing one match which is another fantastic achievement.

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On behalf of all the staff and students, congratulations to the Football Academy boys and staff for an outstanding double victory. The academy has grown in strength and numbers over the years and, as a school, we are rightly proud of this enormous achievement. They have shown courage, commitment and enormous determination.

Catrin Woodend

Headteacher


 

Say No To Plastic

Congratulations to our @DoverFCAcademy Football Academy players winning by a huge margin of 9-0 in the final of the @kentschools_fa Academies Cup last night!

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Sean Raggett Update

Former Academy and Abbey School Student Sean Raggett made his debut for Norwich City in the Championship at the weekend.

Sean now a Professional Footballer for Norwich City progressed through the Academy into Dover Athletic First Team. Sean spent three years in the Academy with two of them being a sixth form student at The Abbey School. He played regularly for the first team before being sold to Lincoln City in which he won promotion into League 2 with. Sean also made history by scoring the goal against Premier League Burnley in the FA Cup taking Lincoln the furthest in the competition in their history.

Indoor Athletics 1Kent School Games Indoor Athletics Finals

After winning our district indoor athletics tournament at the finals in Herne Bay. Our year 7 and 8 girls then went onto representing East Kent at the Kent schools indoor athletic finals in Medway. This is an extremely tough competition and our girls were up against high performing competitors, especially from the public and grammar schools.

 

Abbey School girls performed to their very best, with amazing results in many of the athletic activities, some coming first in their event. This is a fabulous achievement and overall our year 7 girls came 5th out of 14 schools, the highest of all comprehensive schools, and the year 8 came 7th out of 14.

 

Fantastic effort by all girls, our most outstanding performer of the finals was Chloe Link.

 

Chloe Link first in 2 lap sprint

Chloe Link 2nd in 6 lap run.

INDOOR ATHLETICS WINNERS 7 8 2018 WebGirls indoor athletics reach finals

Girls year 7 and 8 Indoor athletics teams have both reached the finals in February.

Both teams displayed outstanding athletic performances in all of their events. Showing determination and commitment to win the events they were taking part in.
This is a tremendous achievement for both teams.

IMG 5684Outstanding Performances by School Girls Rugby Teams at the Kent Schools Games

On Tuesday 30th Jan Abbey schools U13 and U 15 girls represented the school at the Kent school games rugby festival in Folkestone. It was a very cold, windy afternoon. The girls showed exceptional rugby skills, and commitment to team work, scoring many tries.

 

Both teams won their age groups tournaments, and became the winners of the Kent school games rugby festival. The RFU coaches organised a superb afternoon, with coaching in between games.  A great triumph by our Abbey school girls rugby teams.

IMG 4330 WebBreak the Cycle assemblies 2018

Students in Year 7 and 8 were inspired and humbled by our visitors from Break the Cycle. Students listened to stories about how life-changing events made them evaluate their life decisions.

The theme was "forgiveness" - Glynn, one of the speakers described how he had been stabbed in a fight which left him paralysed for life and in a wheelchair from the age of 17.  He had not been directly involved in the fight but was helping someone who had been punched when he was attacked then stabbed in the back.  Incredibly, despite his footballing dreams being over Glynn forgave his attacker - after many long, bitter years.  He described himself as having two disabilities - physically and the disability of hatred.  He found that by forgiving he could move on positively in his life and appreciate the new life he had made for himself.

Dance students workshopDance Students Workshop

Year 9 GCSE Dance students participated in a workshop on Monday 29th January 2018 with someone called Nina who is a trained dancer who now who works with the CAT scheme. Nina is part of The Place's Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) which is part of a national intensive dance programme for 11-18 year olds who display exceptional potential and passion for Dance.

 

Nina delivered a fantastic workshop to students whilst scouting for potential individuals to be put forward to audition for the programme. Centres for Advanced Training is a government initiative funded by the Department for Education and managed by the Music and Dance Scheme which was initially set up in 2004. The programme at The Place, London, is open to all children between 11-16 years regardless of previous dance training. 

Dear Parents and Carers

Please read the following important information about online safety, due to recent concerns in Kent.

(NB: Schools must not share any information which could compromise a live police investigation. Please seek advice from the Education Safeguarding Team if this is a concern)

 

Dear Parent/Carer

Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at the Abbey School.
Online Safety is taught to all pupils and our curriculum empowers pupils to understand and be aware how they can to stay safe and behave appropriately online. However we can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with you.

Your help is needed to talk to your children about how they can keep themselves safe and behave appropriately online. It’s important that we are all vigilant when children are using the internet and act to ensure they are protected from people who may pose a risk to them. Children can accidently or deliberately be exposed to illegal, unwanted or unpleasant content, comments or activity online and there are steps you can take at home to minimise this risk.

 

What can parents/carers do to help children keep safe online?

Follow the “Golden Rules”

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