School Community Links
Lipson Community Sports & Art Centre is central to the local community, as an Academy we strive to provide opportunities for all. Creating close relationships with sport, dance and theatre companies we are able to provide further opportunities for pupils at the Academy, the local and wider community and groups, teams and clubs. All of the companies below are based at Lipson Co-operative Academy and provide an excellent introduction into what the Academy has to offer.
Drake Football Club
Drake FC provides the opportunity to learn, develop and enjoy football from a variety of ages starting from 4 years old. Drake FC have a variety of teams that train and play at Lipson. All coaches are FA qualified and experienced aiming to deliver on all 4 aspects to improve the player: physical, psychological, technical and social skills.
The multi award winning Wranglers Theatre Company has been established for over 60 years. The company has gone from strength to strength to become one of the premier theatre companies in the South West. Incorporating a thriving Children’s and Youth group, the company produces up to four shows a year at Lipson Community Sports & Arts Centre. The year culminates with the theatre company’s fun-packed panto.
Lipson Lions Hockey Club
The Junior Hockey Club was formed over 10 years ago providing a base for young children to learn, experience and enjoy hockey. All coaches are registered, qualified and dedicated to ensuring that all children who join the club are coached correctly, enjoy the experience and importantly, do so in a safe, friendly and positive environment. There is opportunity to participate within teams and play competitively with the option to develop and eventually become part of the OPM Men’s teams.
All Stars are a theatre group established in 2004. All Stars is run completely by volunteers for adults with learning disabilities. Members are engaged in activities and experiences that they may not be accessible to encounter elsewhere. Workshops and performance based activities are provided to enlighten and inform individuals.