School life: Halifax Academy is recognised for sport in school

Students at the academy enjoy taking part in weekly sports clubs including cricket
Students at the academy enjoy taking part in weekly sports clubs including cricket
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The Halifax Academy has been awarded the Silver School Games Mark in recognition of our commitment and engagement in the development and delivery of competitive school sport.

The academy has been recognised for providing year-round opportunities for all students, whatever their abilities, to get involved in the planning and delivery of sports activities, working with sports coaches, local sports clubs and other schools.

Students at the academy enjoy taking part in weekly extracurricular clubs and inter-school competitions in a wide range of sports.

These include cricket, rounders, badminton, football, basketball, boxing, dodgeball, boccia, netball, trampolining and rugby.

Assistant Director of Performance and Design at The Halifax Academy, Anna Robinson said: “I am very proud of the commitment and enthusiasm our students and staff show for PE and competitive sport here at the academy.

“We are one of only two secondary schools across Calderdale to have achieved higher than the Bronze Level, which is a fantastic achievement.

“The participation of the students in sport is so important; as well as the health benefits, it helps them develop resilience and determination, learn the importance of self-control, effective teamwork and working towards goals and of course they have lots of fun!”