For the first time the Oxford Academy staged a ‘Race for life’ event at the school (Thursday, 28th April). Over 100 students and staff took part in the event in great spirits with Sixth Former, Karau, setting the pace for the whole race. Students from years 7,8 & 9 all took part, with Dejan Tetek (Year 9) finishing first for the boys and Jessica Tyrell (Year 8) finishing first for the girls.
Year 10 Oxford Academy student Harley Giles was awarded the Kevin Durham Memorial trophy, (Saturday, 7th May), at half time at the Oxford United vs Wycombe league match.
The award is named after a former U’s player who died in 1991 on the eve of his first season as a professional with Barnet and the award recognizes the most promising under 15 player in Oxfordshire.
On Monday (4th) April, the U16 Futsal squad at the Oxford Academy took part in the Oxfordshire Futsal Cup in which they came away as winners! They now represent Oxfordshire in the regional cup in Wycombe.
Four teams played in a tournament at the Iffley Road sports centre in a group stage format. TOA were crowned champions, and were the only school side out of the four.
“TOA went into the first game determined to do well but finished the game losing 4-1. After a good team talk from Mr G Thomas, the boys went into their next game with high spirits and won 3-2. The boys went on and won their remaining 4 games and crowned county champions. The boys have now won 3 county competitions in 4 years at futsal” – The Oxford Academy.
Well done to the boys! The next round is on 29th April at Wycombe leisure centre.
School News: Oxford Academy (March)
Three students from The Oxford Academy entered the National Wiley Writing competition and were asked to choose a science based story that is news at the moment, outlining the main issues of that story, whilst including a personal view.
Fourteen students took part in the finals of the competition on 11th March, from schools such as Cherwell, The Bicester school, Larkmead, Cheney and The Oxford Academy. Those participating had to give a five minute presentation about their article, and were asked to answer some very tough questions!
Oxford Academy student, Luke Timmins was the winner, with his piece on Bio-Printing. Chris Navarro wrote about E-cigarettes and Angel Charlett described cloning. A big well done to everyone involved.
To read the stories, click the documents below: