Here at Accrington Academy we encourage pupils interested in sport to choose A level PE. On the A level PE course we have provided students with a range of sporting opportunities for them to choose from, however we are most proud of our recognition as a specialist Judo hub within Hyndburn and Ribble Valley. This is because we have an established relationship with John Hope a Great Britain Judo competitor who comes in and delivers judo to each of the students on the course. Despite none of them having attempted or performed any judo prior to A level PE, they have all thoroughly enjoyed it and dramatically developed as a performer.
Students have made numerous comments such as;
The judo program has not only allowed them to participate in sport but also enhance their knowledge and understanding of the sport as well as obtaining judo licences and regular gradings allowing them to progress up the different belts. At present the students on A2 have achieved red, yellow, orange and green. All of these have been paid for by the Academy and will continue to, so that we can develop each individual student into recognising their potential and enhancing performance levels.