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Competition Hots Up in Inter-Academy Sports Festival

An exciting programme of sport was put on for Year 7 students in the three Brooke Weston Partnership academies.

More than 140 students from CBA, Kettering Science Academy and Brooke Weston Academy competed in archery, dodge ball, basketball, table tennis and rowing competitions during the event at CBA on February 17th

The event, held in conjunction with the Corby, Oundle, Thrapston and Kettering School Sports Partnership, also saw Sixth Formers at CBA get involved with the organisation and running of the activities.

Bonus points were added to the academies' overall score for participation in all the events. CBA was crowned the overall winner and students were awarded a special trophy for their efforts (Bethany Carey and Chloe Rowlatt, pictured, with the trophy).

CBA's Director of Sport Amy Harris said: "All students represented their school exceptionally well. This was the first of many events and it was exciting to see so many students engage in a variety of different activities.

"I would like to say a big thank you to the School Sports Partnership who helped organise and run the event and the hard work of both staff and students to make it an enjoyable evening. I am absolutely delighted that as the host school we won the event - plans to hold another summer event are already in the pipeline."

Matthew Peleszok, the School Sports Competition Manager for the Corby, Oundle , Thrapston and Kettering School Sports Partnership, said: "It was a pleasure to work alongside these three schools to put on such a high quality competition. 

"With competitive school sport being of such high profile now, allowing over 140 children to compete on one night was fun to be part of."

CBA student Mason Lenaghan said: "I enjoyed it because we got to meet new people and make new friends. I like taking part in tournaments against other schools - it keeps us active and everyone enjoys it."