Physical Education

A fantastic advert for youth rugby league

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Year 10 Rugby League - Hull and East Riding Cup Final

WHA 26 St Mary's College 24

Despite finding themselves 18-0 down in the first half the lads showed great character and resilience to get themselves back into the game. An Owen Maul try just before half time after a typical marauding run gave the lads the confidence and belief to push on.

In the second half with better field possession and built on some outstanding defence (Huggins thinking he was back in net!) Finn Yeaman twice worked his magic by scooting and going in under the sticks to draw us level at 18-18.

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We then conceded with 5 mins to go to find ourselves trailing by 6 but a great kick off from Keelan Gregg and an even better chase and pick up by Harvey Reynolds before bustling under the sticks again saw us draw level and force extra time after Cavanaugh added the extras.

With 5 mins each way we sealed the victory with 2 great drop goals by Cavanaugh and Fenn and showed fantastic game management to see it out.

A fantastic advert for youth rugby league and a game worthy of a cup final with both teams playing with sportsmanship and respect.

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MOM - Alex Cavanaugh for keeping a cool head and keeping control.
Harry F and Finley Y for their running game which kept St Mary's honest.
Massive well done also to Year 9 pupils Harvey H and Tom M for stepping up to put in some solid defence and quality attack.
Well done though to all 16 players who each played their part in pulling off a victory in the face of a lot of adversity.

A massive thanks to Mr Bean (and his assistant Davie Vickers) who's hard work, effort and commitment are massively appreciated.

Overall an outstanding season: Hull Schools League winners, Hull Schools Cup winners and Yorkshire Plate quarter finalists.

Photo Credit: Grassroots Multi-Sport

'Be a Champion' health and well being programme

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A great first week of the Year 7 'Be a Champion' health and well being programme in association with Jamie Peacock and the NHS CCG Hull.

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The focus of this week was positive mindsets and challenging yourself which links closely with the resilience strand of the WHA learner profile.

Don't forget to fill your booklets in this week to earn your rewards.

Next weeks focus is sleep patterns and good habits.

Outstanding levels of motivation

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Well done to Rebecca and Abigail (Year 11 HUB pupils) who were crowned Champions in Mr Pindar’s PE lesson. Both received their trophy last week, well done girls, Mr Pindar is very proud of you.

The girls were working on their passing technique in football using ‘coconut shy’ targets. They showed outstanding levels of motivation, effort and resilience to move from the bottom league to the top league and remained undefeated all lesson!

Restart a heart day

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On Wednesday 28th November a number of pupils took part in ‘RESTART a HEART day’… As an Academy we feel that even a basic knowledge of CPR is extremely important for our pupils to gain an experience in!

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A huge thank you to Garry from Achieve Potentials for coming in and delivering such a great day. As you can see from the photos our pupils had a great time whilst also learning some vital life skills!

Hull Schools Athletics Championships

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A huge well done to all our pupils that represented the Academy at the Hull Schools Athletics Championships at Costello Stadium yesterday.

Some amazing individual results and great teamwork and camaraderie shown by all. You did yourselves and the Academy proud, please click on the button below for a full results breakdown and enjoy our photo gallery from our snapper Mrs Morris.


The 'Invincibles'

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Hull and East Riding Schools Cup Final

WHA 22 Malet Lambert 10

A massive effort from all 16 players saw us retain the cup and ensure we have remained undefeated for 5 years in a fantastic final and great advert for youth rugby. 

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After weathering the early pressure which saw us concede the first try the lads regrouped to take a 12-6 half time lead.
Some strong running and defence in the second half allowed us to build on the lead and we got there in the end despite some stubborn Malet resistance.

Team PE would like to thank the lads (including those not playing) for their efforts over the last 5 years and wish you every success both on and off the field in the future. 
You have been a great group and a pleasure to work with whether that be with Mr Gardiner from years 7-9, Dorsett 10-11 or the Feasey/Pindar double act. 

Girls Years 3/4 Football Tournament

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WHA Team PE had the pleasure of hosting the Girls Years 3/4 Football Tournament this afternoon with Tigers Trust.

There were lots of talented footballers on show showing off their footballing skills.

Thanks to Max from Tigers Trust for organising such an enjoyable afternoon of girls football. Well done to all that took part, it was great to see Willerby Carr Lane, Neasden and Spring Cottage enjoying themselves at Winifred Holtby Academy.

Year 5/6 Netball tournament

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WHA Team PE had the pleasure of hosting the Year 5/6 Hull Active Schools Netball tournament this afternoon.

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Well done to all that took part and congratulations to overall winners Ings Primary who were outstanding throughout and had some amazing players.

Final standings:

1st - Ings Primary
2nd - Spring cottage
3rd - St Mary's

Enjoy our gallery from this afternoon, just click on a picture to enlarge.

National Heart month

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As part of National Heart month, our year 7’s took part in The British Heart Foundation Jump for Action initiative today and skipped in teams of three for a total of 20 minutes!

As you can see plenty of fun was had whilst being physically active. I think the Olly Murs My Heart skips a beat soundtrack helped with motivation on this cold Monday morning!

The girls have now taken sponsor forms home with them to complete a skip-a-thon which will raise as much money as possible for The British Heart Foundation.

Swimming competition

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WHA Team PE had the pleasure of hosting the Hull Active Schools Swimming competition this afternoon.
Well done to all that took part.

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Hull Active Schools Dodgeball Tournament

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WHA Team PE had the pleasure of hosting the Years 3/4 and 5/6 Hull Active Schools Dodgeball tournament this afternoon.

Well done to all that took part and congratulations to overall winners Ings (Years 3/4) and Maybury (Years 5/6).

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Final Standings:

Year 3/4

  • 1st: Ings
  • 2nd: Dorchester
  • 3rd: Adelaide

Year 5/6

  • 1st: Maybury
  • 2nd: Ings
  • 3rd: St Mary's

Well done Jason

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The Team PE cleaners approached Mrs Morris a few weeks ago and mentioned that one of our pupils deserves some recognition and would it be possible if we could present Jason with an award?

So we are pleased to present the 'Team PE Cleaners Appreciation Award' and this was presented to Jason before his swimming lesson for his respectful, polite and courteous manner towards staff down the Avenue of PE.

Jason was thrilled to bits when we presented him with his award and he is now proudly in a frame displayed down the Avenue of Stars, well done Jason.

Yorkshire Cup Progress

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Both our Year 8 and Year 9 rugby teams enjoyed Yorkshire Cup success yesterday.

An outstanding performance from our Year 8 team who ran out 52-6 winners against Carleton (Pontefract) in arctic conditions, we now make it 2 wins from 2 in our Yorkshire Cup campaign. 

Massive thanks to Mr Feasey for stepping in to take the team and James and Harry from Hull Kingston Rovers for their input.

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A Fantastic performance from our Year 9 lads resulting in a potential spot in the semi finals of the Yorkshire cup after beating Carleton (Pontefract) 10-0.
They overcame a very strong Carleton High team who finished as Yorkshire cup finalists last year.

The boys really believed in their abilities and stuck to the task throughout although the conditions were not conducive to good rugby. Some big hits and individual performances really made the win that more special with workhorse Lloyd our enforcer again today.

Owen and Harvey were also ever reliable and did the hard stuff. Control from our halves and some tough carries from the wings and centres made this a team performance to be proud of.

Special mention to Keelen who had his best game for WHA and Luke who scored a full length try and his second debut.

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Year 5/6 Hull Active Schools Badminton

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WHA Team PE had the pleasure of hosting the Year 5/6 Hull Active Schools Badminton tournament this afternoon.
Well done to all that took part and congratulations to overall winners Thanet A and Mountbatten who qualify for the finals. 
Big thanks also to our Year 11 BTEC Sport pupils who officiated the tournament 

1st: Thanet A
2nd: Mountbatten
3rd: Thanet B

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British Heart Foundation Restart a Heart Day 2017

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Today we have been a part of training the nation in life saving CPR skills. It has been a Europe-wide initiative that has helped train thousands of young people on how to save a life. 

Throughout the day we have had over 100 pupils take part in the British Heart Foundation restart a Heart day. 

As you can see from the photos - our pupils seem to have really enjoyed themselves and are now fully equipped in helping to save a life. 

Year 5/6 Hull Active Schools Rugby Tournament

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Fantastic afternoon hosting the Year 5/6 Hull Active Schools rugby tournament. Some amazing skills on show and we look forward to seeing you again soon for the badminton.

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Well done to all schools but in particular those that qualified for the grand finals. 

  • 1st place - St Richards
  • 2nd place - Oldfleet
  • 3rd place - Ings

Hull Schools Athletics Championships

Brilliant day out at the Hull Schools Athletics Championships at Costello Stadium today with a great group of pupils. 
We had some fantastic performances and a number of PB's were set and medals won.
Special thanks to Head Girl Megan for helping us with the triple jump and Will J for his photography. 


Netball Champions

As our Year 11 pupils come to the end of their time at Winifred Holtby we thought it was only fitting to acknowledge our Netball Champions and reward them with specially commissioned souvenir books and t-shirts.


I have enjoyed watching, coaching and supporting all of these girls throughout the last five years - tears; laughter; hurt and success have all been part of our journey together and I have no doubt that whatever paths they all choose they will have successful futures ahead of them. They have given me more than I could have ever have hoped for from my first teaching post and wish them every success in their next chapter!
Thank you all for the memories...
And remember: 
The best is yet to come!!!
Love Miss Mennell
— Miss Mennell