Students recently attended the Rockley Watersports Onboard Regatta in partnership with Birmingham Youth Sailing Association.

They competed against other schools putting into practice all their hard work in a hope to qualify for the finals.

Out of all the schools attending 4 of our 6 teams got through to the finals and one of our teams came in 1st place over all!

Such an amazing achievement after only a few training lessons.

In addition to this, we ranked third over all out if all schools competing (including those in the ‘Gold Fleet’).

Our students have now been invited to attend the stage 2 course allowing our students to compete in the gold fleet next year.

Mr Jones is so proud of our students and all that they have achieved over the past 8 weeks!

A special mention to two students who came first in the entire race and won for the Academy – Sophie Banks and Keeley Smith both of year 8.

The trophy will be proudly on display in the Academy until next years race where we hope our students return to defend their title!