Sporting Results and Sports Club Updates

13th July- District Sports

he Dartford and Gravesham district sports event took place on Thursday 13th July at Dartford Harriers, around 40 students from Orchards Academy competed throughout the day and performed well against some exceptionally talented Athletes some of which have achieved national standard times and distances. Several students made it through their respective heats and into finals the standout Orchards performances came from:
 
Alex Atere - Roberts 2nd 100M
 
Katie Cook 3rd Javelin
 
Kakra Korenteng 4th 200M
 
Mojere Adeyemo - 4th Shot Putt
 
Mr Nicholson
 
 

28th June- Basketball

Under 15 Basketball Tournament @ Northfleet Technology College

 
Beat Wilmington Academy 6-3
Beat St Georges 8-3
Beat Ebbsfleet Academy 5-4
Lost to Northfleet Technology College 3-2 in the Final.
 
Mr Wheeler
 
26th June- Basketball
The YR 7 Basketball team took part in the district competition on Monday 26th June, playing in their first tournament the boys did well but did not manage to reach the semi final stage. Both group games ended in defeat to an excellent NTC and a narrow loss to Wilmington. Well done to the boys who represented the school at the tournament.  
 

13th June- Athletics

Well done to the seventeen YR 7 & 8 combined Athletics teams that took part in the District event held on Tuesday 13th June, there were some exceptional performances including Alex Atere Roberts who came won both the Javelin and 100M, also Kakra Korenteng who came 2in both the 100M and the 300M. The Yr 8 Boys relay team managed to come second in the 4 x 100m relay, well done to all those that participated.

Mr Nicholson

 
25th May- Athletics

The Yr 7 Athletics team took part in the Dartford School Games on Thursday 25th May there were some good performances from both the boys and girls, Archie Eminn did well in the shot putt, Leon Buckley in the 800m both coming 4th, Fern Partington who also came 4th in the 800m.

 

 

24th May - Rounders

The YR 7 Rounders team took part in the district competition held on Wednesday 24th May in Meopham, the girls played well throughout first round of games but didn't make it out of the group and into the final.  Well done to all the girls who represented the school at the tournament. 

Mr Nicholson

 

22nd May- Table Tennis

Well done to the Orchards students who took part in the District Table Tennis event held at Orchards Academy on Monday 22nd May, an Orchards team of 10 players, both boys an girls ranging from Yr7 to YR 10 took part. Each game was closely fought by the competing schools. Overall winners were St. Johns from Gravesend. Well done to all the Orchards players who participated.

Mr Nicholson

 

16 May 2017- Cricket

On Tuesday 16th May we took a combined year 7 & 8 cricket team to Meopham school for a cricket festival. The 3 schools participating were Orchards Academy, Meopham and Leigh Academy.  

The afternoon was  very enjoyable as all 3 schools played the game to a good standard and we were lucky enough to have nice weather to make it even better. 

Following on from the success of the cricket team the week before, where they had won 2 games, we looked to keep the momentum going in these two games. 

 

Fortunately we managed to win both of our games, with our second game against Leigh Academy going right down to the final ball. In the first game we played Meopham, where we set a score of 51 to beat and due to an impressive team effort both with the bat and in the field, we managed to minimise Meopham's chase to 32 runs. In our second game against Leigh Academy, where we batted first again, we only managed to set a score of 34 with the bat. Once again after impressive bits of bowling and fielding we managed to defend our total and only allow Leigh Academy to reach 29! 

 

We now look forward to more cricket fixtures in the coming weeks and hopefully keep this run going!

Mr Halsey

 

Year 7 & 8 Football Team

 

We took a combined year 7 and 8 football team to Northfleet Technology College, where we were playing for the chance to win a trophy. After going 2-0 up and looking comfortable the opposition came back to lead the game 3-2, then 3-3, then 4-3 down. The final score finished 6-4 to Orchards!!! Thanks to 4 goals from our summer signing from Real Madrid Kakra (Year 8).

 

Gymnastics and Trampolining club

On a Thursday after school from 3-4:00 we run a gymnastics and trampolining club. Students are able to spend time practicing techniques they want to improve in this club and with the help of 2 or 3 staff members they can improve on a variety of aspects. We also allow students to work on apparatus in the gymnasium that they may not always use in normal PE lessons. Students need to bring full PE kit (t-shirt and shorts or tracksuit bottoms) but will not need trainers only socks to take part on the trampolines.

 

Boxing at Orchards Academy - Wednesday 3:15- 4:15

On a Wednesday after school we are also lucky enough to have a GB coach attend the school to put our children through their paces. The coach is based out of Sevenoaks boxing club and he has many affiliations with other clubs in the surrounding area.

Boxing club has been well attended and has been consistently attended by the same people, which is always a positive sign. The group are taught the art of boxing and not just how to throw a punch. Boxing club accommodates all abilities as fundamental skills can be consistently taught through every session. All of the necessary boxing equipment is provided by the coach but it has been pleasing to see the amount of children that have attended with their own gloves for example. This shows the level of enthusiasm and purpose that the club brings to the children.

Any new comers are always welcome no matter if sessions have been missed! 

Roller Hockey - Tuesday  3:00- 4:15

At Orchards Academy we are lucky enough to have a GB coach that comes into the school to teach our children roller hockey. Coach B, as he likes to be called, runs a roller hockey club at White Oak Leisure Centre in Swanley and is looking to ‘plant’ the seed amongst young children, to fuel a love for the sport which many would never try. When Coach B comes into Orchards, he is able to teach children that have never attempted to skate before as well as being able to develop those that have.  The main selling point about the club is the amount of fun that the children have. So far we have seen a good number of children turn up to the club and as the sessions have gone by, we are seeing an increase in numbers.  We hope to encourage more and more children to attend the club and hopefully be able to push a few onto teams outside of school.  

All necessary equipment is provided by the coach and his many bags, however a selection of the group have their own skates and have played/play for teams outside of school. 

 

Swimming Club- January 2017

The Orchards Academy Swimming Club in partnership with White Oak has been taking place on Tuesdays after school at the White Oak Leisure centre. A number of students have taken the opportunity to improve their swimming techniques and general fitness, the club attracts between 12 - 16 swimmers each week and is coached by two swim coaches from White Oak Swim Club. The club is open to all Orchards students, should any more students be interested in joining this club they should ask at the PE office for a parental consent letter. 

Table Tennis Club- January 2017

Table Tennis club runs on a Monday after school 3-4pm, an experienced outside coach from Sutton at Hone comes in and delivers each session. Students learn a new skill each week at the start and then take part in a mini tournament allowing them to get a lot of game time. The club provides an opportunity for novices to learn the game as well as GCSE students to refine their skills at a higher level. We also aim to get as many students as possible interested and attending the Sutton at Hone table tennis club on a Friday evening,

Football December 2016

Last week the year 7 football team travelled to Welling School for a fixture. After conceding 4 goals in the first half and being 4-0 down at half time, the boys showed unbelievable fight and character to bring the game back to 4-4 with 5 minutes to go! Welling again took the lead 5-4 and, with 1 minute left on the clock, Orchards equalised and the game ended 5-5. A very entertaining game with some good football played by our youngsters.

Mr Halsey

16.11.16- Football

Nine year 7 and 8 girls competed in the Gillingham FC tournament today at Strood Sports centre. The girls came 3rd in their groups and scored 7 goals in the process. Very good individual performances as well as the team performance as they all worked together. Certificates to be given out in assembly by HOY.

 

 

14:11:16- Year 9 Football Match

 

Year 9 Orchards 2 v 6 St. Johns.

 

Despite playing well in the first half and the half time score being 2 - 3, the Orchards team conceded three more goals for the score to finish with a comfortable win for our opponents. There were some very good individual performances from our team.

 

 

District Cross Country

Well done to the 12 Orchards students who took part in the District Cross Country Championships that took place on Thursday 11th November. 6 of the 12 students managed to finish within the top 20 finishing positions, each race had between 80 - 100 competitors. A good effort by all those who represented the school. 

 

26.10.16- Football

The year 8 boys played against Longfield Academy at home; unfortunately they were unable to take the win in a high scoring game. Despite the score being 3-5 the boys did an incredible job and look forward to the next game and hope to turn it around to seal a victory.