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War Bride procession through Stone town

War Bride

On Wednesday September 13th, Year 5 pupils from Christchurch Academy in Stone will perform the story of two young Stone boys who signed up for active duty in the Great War, both of whom were underage and were killed in action. Local Stone historian Steve Booth researched the two boys who were pupils of Christchurch School and their story will ...

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Gymnastics silver success for Jasmine and Megan


Christ Church Academy’s gymnasts have been showcasing their talents at the West Midlands Gymnastics Acro Championships, with one pair bringing home silver medals. The 14 talented gymnasts competed against pairs from across the region in the under-11 and under-14 age categories. Amongst the girls representing the Academy were Jasmine Lovatt and Megan Chesters who achieved a fantastic silver medal. Jasmine’s ...

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Double cross country champions for Christchurch Academy

cross country

Teams from Christchurch Academy are cross country champions after they triumphed in this year’s under-11 Stafford and District Cross Country League. After four races over four weeks, both the boys’ and girls’ teams from the Stone school came out on top. The four races were held at Shugborough, Birches Valley, Cannock Chase and here in Stone around the Common Plot. Jasmine ...

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Dynamic duo put Christchurch Academy in the running

Christchurch Academy

A brother-and-sister dynamic duo helped Christchurch Academy to a flying start in this year’s Stafford and District Cross Country League. Jasmine and Harrison Lovatt won the girls’ and boys’ events for their school in the first of four races in this year’s under-11 competition. Christchurch girls are the reigning champions, with Jasmine winning all four races last year. Christchurch boys were squeezed into second ...

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Time capsule buried at community fire station

Stone community fire station

A time capsule was buried at Stone’s new community fire station as part of a community event to celebrate the new facility. Stone Watch Manager Mike Burnside was joined by daughter Sadie and other pupils from Christ Church Academy for the capsule burying ceremony on Monday 23rd March. The capsule contains photographs and ID cards of the current crew, pictures of ...

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Stone schools triumph in cross-country race

The annual Stafford and District Secondary Schools Cross Country Race took place during late October. The event organised by the Stafford and Stone School Sport Partnership was held in conjunction with Stafford Grammar School. A fantastic turnout of over 400 runners raced around the fields at Stafford Grammar in perfect conditions. Walton Priory Middle School proved dominant in the Year ...

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Pupils’ art takes centre stage at festival

It wasn’t just music at the Stone Music and Arts Festival earlier this month. Pupils from Christchurch Academy held an exhibition of their work at Tylman of Stone in Granville Square. And two master craftsmen from the Wedgwood Visitor Centre – the main festival sponsors – demonstrated their skills at Tylman over the festival weekend. Jon French – master potter ...

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Rotary Club puts young achievers in spotlight

Once again this year the Rotary Club of Stone & District has presented certificates and gift vouchers to students at the town’s middle schools who have been recognised by their teachers as being ‘young achievers’. It is not necessarily academic achievement or sporting achievement – the aim is to recognise those who have put in extra effort and have really ...

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Christchurch Academy are county champions!

Pupils from Christ Church Academy in Stone were crowned County Champions last week at the Staffordshire School Games. Teams from all over Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent gathered at Keele University for the annual School Games events. The event comprised of winners from district competitions who competed to become county winners. Guest of honour for the day was Olympic bronze medalist Beth ...

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Victory for Stone school football teams!

Stone schools put in great performances to win boys’ and girls’ five-a-side football tournaments last week and now go on to represent the borough at the county finals in February. The Futsal competition for Year 7 pupils was organised by the Stafford and Stone School Sport Partnership and saw Christchurch Academy boys and Walton Priory Middle girls taking the title. ...

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