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Easter Netball Tour


The Academy netball members enjoyed another successful year at Condover Hall in Shropshire on their annual Netball Tour. 

Over the weekend of 31st March – 2nd April, Miss Wills, Miss Pearson and Mrs Lewis had the pleasure of accompanying 30 students on a weekend away.

The girls were a pleasure and enjoyed all the activities available to them, having a go at some of the centres newly established water sports.

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Despite the weather being a bit gloomy, the girls took to the waters and enjoyed an adventure on the lake in their kayaks.

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Throughout the weekend there were plenty of adventures to be had, flying down zip wires, archery, flinging themselves off the leap of faith, climbing walls, abseiling and many more. 

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The netball aspect was full on with a number of the teams playing six or more games in a day. The girls showed real team spirit, plaiting each others hair, wearing Merchants’ Academy kit and having immaculate presentation for the tournament.

They did themselves proud, playing some superb netball and working positively as a team, encouraging each other to achieve their very best. 

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As a whole, each team achieved one of their highest ever overall positions within their year groups. The overall team positions were as follows:

Y8 - 5th position

Y9 - 5th position

Y10 - An impressive 3rd position overall!

Y11 - 6th position


Well done to all involved, it was a fun weekend for both staff and students. Each student was presented with a magnet displaying their individual team photo as a keep sake from the trip and to recognise their efforts and positive behaviour. 


Miss R Pearson

PE Teacher

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