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U11 Hockey lift Lancashire Trophy for third year running
Kay Hanham / 08 February 2019 / Categories: Sport

U11 Hockey lift Lancashire Trophy for third year running

AKS Junior Hockey are celebrating a superb ‘treble’ as they lifted the Lancashire U11 Trophy for the third year running in some style winning all of their games and scoring 21 goals without conceding!

 First opponents were local rivals Rossall. The team knew it was vital to score as early as possible to settle the nerves and they did so, after just 30 seconds when Kirtika S found the net. From that goal onwards we dominated the possession and four more goals from Kirtika S , mostly finishing off well worked moves from the right by Ruby C and Lisa P made it a comfortable half time score 5 - 0. After the break we continued to dominate the game and scored five more goals, all from the stick of Lisa P to make it the perfect winning start.

The second match saw AKS pitched against our other rivals, Kirkham, and once again AKS dominated with Layla W controlling the game. The link play between Layla W, Sophia M and Lisa P was exceptional and resulted in another comfortable 8-0 victory with the goals scored by Lisa P ( 5 ), Kirtika S (2) and Layla W ( 1 ).

With two wins out of two we went into the final game with the top prize in our sights. Pitted against St Mary’s Hall with Mr Hodgkinson in charge we knew it was going to be a tough match and so it proved to be. We enjoyed a lot of the ball but SMH defended well. The deadlock was finally broken with a well worked goal starting from Esther T in defence and finished off by Kirtika S on the left post. The second goal was the best of the day with Lisa P and Layla W linking superbly and passing between themselves all the way down the pitch, with Layla W finally  pushing it past the keeper to make it 2 - 0. The defence of Connie S, Layla W, Esther T and Sophia M kept SMH at bay and forwards Lisa P, Ruby C, Kirtika S and Lucy W were always a threat up front.  The game was put beyond doubt with a final strike from Kirtika S before the final whistle to make it 3 – 0 and winners medals and the trophy were secured.

The team produced some very impressive hockey, working as a unit and everyone, including Niamh M in goal, playing their part. The way they played made everyone involved with the team and school extremely proud of them and having scored 21 goals and not conceded any they were deservedly crowned Lancashire U11 Champions and now progress to represent Lancashire in the Northwest Finals next month.



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:

5 April 2019

Poetry in Performance

Our Year 7s take their performances to Lytham Church of England School

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