UKA Cheerdance

On Sunday 22nd January, 32 Cheerleaders from Castleford Academy attended the UKA Cheerdance competition in Newton Aycliffe Durham. The event is a national competition that is entered by Cheerleading schools from across the country. All of the girls competed in two solo dance competitions and students from years 8&9 also competed in the pairs competition. The students performed exceptionally with many girls being recalled for quarter, semi-final and final dances. As an Academy we came back with a fantastic haul of 23 solo trophies – our best result to date. Trophy winners on the day were:-

Year 7

Chanel Draper – 1st and 2nd Place

Evie Smith - 1st and 3rd Place

Madison Bailey – 4th and 4th place

Jasmine Mir – 5th Place


Year 8

Eve Gaitley Stenton – 1st Place and 1st Place

Millie James – 2nd Place and 2nd Place

Lillie Sutcliffe – 4th Place and 5th Place

Lexie Evans – 4th Place

Paige Byrne 4th Place


Year 9

Abigail Lawson – 1st and 3rd

Leah Johnstone – 1st and 3rd

Libby Morgan – 3rd

Chloe McMillen – 3rd

Ellie Hall – 4th and 5th


We would like to say a huge thankyou to our coaches Miss Belle & Miss Laura from Freedom 2 Dance for the fantastic work that they have done with the girls since starting the club in 2015.

Sarah Rostron – PE Teacher Castleford Academy