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Great week for AKS Junior Indoor Athletics Team
Kay Hanham / 05 February 2019 / Categories: Sport

Great week for AKS Junior Indoor Athletics Team

AKS Lytham Juniors Indoor Athletics squads made it a memorable week last week as they became “Champions” of the Wyre & Fylde Schools Indoor Athletics along with a remarkable medal collection from the Independent Schools AJIS Indoor Athletics competition held at Wigan Robin Park.

On Tuesday 29th Jan, the team lead by Mrs Leeming competed against 24 other Independent Schools from all over the North West at the Annual Championships, rubbing shoulders with some of the bigger City schools and other local Independent Schools it was AKS who shone brightly with a glittering array of medals and Champions at both U10 & U11 Track & Field events.

With a great team spirit all boys & girls who took part played their part and the effort and support given to one another was great to see

Athletics Captain Layla W lead the way with the medals haul winning Gold and being crowned Champion of the U11 Girls Standing Long Jump along with Silver in the 6 Lap Paarluf & 3Lap race.

There were many more great individual success with Camilla C who became U10 Girls Champion at the 1 Lap, U10 6 Lap Paarluf & silver at Standing Triple Jump. Also hot on her heels was Anna V who became U10 Standing Long Jump Champion as well as 6 lap Paarluf Champion with Camilla.

List of winners can be seen below:

U10 Girls Obstacle Relay Silver Sofia M, Ruby C, Lucy & Gracie G

U10 Girls 1 Lap Race Gold Camilla C

U10 6lap Paarluf Girls Gold Camilla C & Anna V

U10 Standing Triple Jump Silver Camilla C

U10 Speed Bounce Gold Gracie G

U10 Foam Javelin Silver Sophia B

U10 Standing Long Jump Gold Anna V

U11 Boys Balance Bronze Jake G

U11 Boys Standing Triple Jump Bronze Owen G

U11 Boys Standing Long Jump Silver Harry B

U11 Girls Standing Long Jump Gold Layla W

U11 Girls 6Lap Paarluf Silver Layla W & Lisa P

U11 Boys Foam Javelin Gold Archie B

U11 Speed Bounce Gold Kirtika S

U11 3 Lap Race Gold Jonathan W

U11 3 Lap Race Silver Layla W

Following this success stood the Squad in great mood as on Thursday 31st Jan the team made a shorter trip to Stanley Park Blackpool to compete in the Wyre & Fylde Primary Schools competition.

Having qualified in the Top 2 from the local Primary Schools event held pre-Xmas, AKS took on 7 other schools from across the Wyre & Fylde looking to be crowned Champions.

It was another strong showing from the team and under the watchful stewardship of Mrs Leeming who once again were victorious and were crowned Wyre & Fylde Schools Champions for 2019.

It was an anxious wait for the result but yet another huge achievement for the school as they now look to tackle the best schools in the County Finals to be held on the 5th March 2019.

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5 April 2019

Connecting with our heritage: QMS

An interview with Miss Joan Charlton, a well-known former headmistress of Queen Mary School (QMS) by our archive volunteers

The archives comprise five collections of material relating to Arnold, King Edward VII School, Queen Mary School, KEQMS and AKS. Each consists of a diverse collection of school records containing all kinds of items as well as pupil files.  We have architects’ plans, admissions registers, correspondence, speech day addresses, commemorative albums, school magazines, some text books and pupils’ exercise books,  drama and music programmes, photographs, trophies, items of uniform, framed portraits and paintings, pottery, furniture and even a rug.  There is always room for more and we welcome the donation of relevant items.

The archives span over 120 years of history. They contain a wealth of information relating to local history and many accounts of social and historical importance, especially with regard to the wartime years and the impact of education on women’s role in society. 

A small team of volunteers is dedicated to each archive and is wholeheartedly supported by school.  New volunteers to help with cataloguing via the dedicated computer software or with identifying photographs are always welcome. AKS pupils can join the Archive Club to learn about conservation, cataloguing and how to identify items for the new AKS archive.  To get in touch:  archives@akslytham.com




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