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News Archive - July 2015

2015 Sports Personality named

Posted: 14th July 2015
The coveted PE Department award, Sports Personality of the Year, was won this year by Ellie Austin. Ellie's extensive list of sporting achievements impressed the pupils and staff, all of whom were given the chance to vote in this annual competition. Ellie's sport is volleyball, and she was part of the U16 squad from Croyde Beach Volleyball Academy which won the  Indoor National Volleyball Championships, also being voted their most valuable player. She is also a cadet in the England volleyball squad. Ellie has also achieved great things in Beach Volleyball this year, being voted junior Player of the Year (U17), winner of the Junior Tour (U19) and selected for the England squad. She represents the Southwest at U16 level, and is funded by Sport Aid. Ellie is a gifted and promising athlete, and we all look forward to seeing her future achievements. Runners-up in the contest were Milly Wordley and Joel Kirby. Milly has represented Barnstaple, Exeter, Southwest Girls and Great Britain in W...

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Volleyball Festival

Posted: 14th July 2015
The Primary Braunton Learning Community took part in a grand Volleyball Festival on Croyde Beach on June 24th. 170 pupils representing all our feeder primary schools battled it out in pairs over 5 divisions on a glorious sunny day. The event was organised by Denise Austin of the Academy of Beach Sports, with support from Braunton Academy sport volunteers. At the end of a fantastic day, pairs from Caen and Kingsacre came head to head in the grand final. A very close fought match saw Caen inch ahead in the third set to claim  victory. Congratulations to all the participants.

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