Learning Support Assistant Jenna Watson from The Cheadle Academy, has qualified for the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur and Veteran Show Jumping Championships. This takes place at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool during the 19th – 23rd November 2014. This is a hugely popular event and the National Amateur Championship is the equivalent of the Horse of the Year Show for non-professional riders! The absolute pinnacle for many an aspiring show jumper each year.
Jenna secured her final places on three horses and is going to the finals next week. This is a tremendous achievement as she is limited to only competing at weekends due to work commitments; and to have achieved this in such a short space of time is incredible.
This year the competition has been particularly fierce with 76 National Second Rounds attracting hundreds of competitors from across the country. Therefore qualifying for the final is something to be very proud of. The Cheadle Academy is extremely proud of Jenna and will be behind her and following her progress 100%! She is a great role model to students, demonstrating hard work, determination and an enduring spirit. The final should be extremely exciting.
Jenna said, ‘I am thrilled and excited to be attending this year due to it being held in the week as well as at the weekend.
Normally I would be working in school. I would like to say a big thank you to the Principal Mr Jamieson and the Governors as I couldn't have done it without them being so understanding and supportive. I now hope I can do everyone proud and bring back some good results. Fingers crossed!’
Jenna’s horses are: DJ 15 years old, Dolly 7 years old and Cc 15 years old – follow Jenna’s jump to success on The Cheadle Academy website: www.thecheadleacademy.co.uk.
Not content with the brilliant £500.00+ raised by The Academy for Douglas Macmillan Hospice as part of the ‘Bring a Pound to Work’ day last Friday, tutor groups in Y10 have challenged one another to see who can raise the most money to add to this amount, by half term!
Students from 10EVA started the day by hosting ‘The Great Cheadle Academy Staff Cake Off’, having enticed 11 members of staff to take part. The cakes were judged by budding ‘Pauls’ and ‘Marys’ and then sold to raise money. We have it on good authority that staff took this terribly seriously, with Subject Leader for Maths, Claire Ward, practising every evening for a week!
Other events, throughout the day, ranging from quizzes, entertainments and sporting activities boosted fundraising still further.
TOTAL TO FOLLOW!!
Head of Year, Chris Hadley said, ‘everything you see here today has been thought up by our Year 10 students for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. I’m really impressed by their enthusiasm and commitment to raise as much money as they possibly can’. Students are also hoping that PE teacher, Adam Edwards will succumb to having his legs shaved for the charity but Mr Edwards has said, ‘the price has to be right! The students have to raise lots of money for this excellent cause’.
Y10 students Lauren Heath and Ellie Barker said, ‘after meeting the Superheroes last week and hearing what good the money raised can do and we were particularly moved to hear about the care our Geography teacher’s mum received from DougieMac, we decided to raise as much as we could.’
Following on from the great success that was The Cheadle Academy’s Great British Cake Off, last Friday, today PE Teacher Adam Edwards had his legs waxed – generously sponsored by students! Ex-student Tasha Gibson from Shades in Tean performed the waxing with great professionalism!
The Cheadle Community Theatre, at the school, was packed for the event which took place at lunchtime. It was 10GDE that instigated the ‘waxing’, determined to raise more money than 10EVA!! Group Tutor for 10EVA, Rebecca Evans said, ‘the competitive spirit is incredible but rightly so, as this is for an amazing cause’.
‘The students are right behind raising money for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice,’ added Angie Goode, Group Tutor for 10GDE ‘we’re so proud of them, they’ve worked so hard to make these challenges – which, incidentally, they set themselves – happen’. Further fundraising from the remaining Y10 Tutor Groups to follow!!