Year 7 & 10 Photos

Year 7 and 10 students have had photos taken and these will be available direct from the Company using the QR codes provided in due course.

Students win top awards

Inspirational students from our academy were recognised at a big awards evening at the Baths Hall.

 Ashlee Beckwith picked up the overall Child of the Year Award at the northern Lincolnshire event.

The Year 10 student is asthmatic, suffers from severe allergies and has tracheomalacia (narrowing of the airways) but she does not let her conditions affect her life.

 Meanwhile, Year 8’s Kel Boswell, who suffers from epilepsy, received an Inspirational Child of the Year Award for the way he deals with it.

 Both were made to feel very special at the ceremony, which recognised 25 young people from across the region who face up to adversity.

Principal Mike Adnitt congratulated the Academy’s two winners.

“Ashlee and Kel are highly deserving of the recognition and awards,” Mr Adnitt said.

“They have many admirers at the Academy and, I know, further afield, for the way they deal with their conditions.

“They both lead full lives and play an active role in school life. Congratulations to both on the awards.”


Sky’s the limit!

Congratulations to Year 10 student Halle, the first from the Academy to be accepted on to a ground-breaking national leadership programme.

Young Event Hosts is a two-year development programme run by the Youth Sport Trust.

The initial events will see Halle travel to Sky Academy Studios in London – to experience what it is like to work in the media – and Loughborough University, where she will work with mentors to develop her athletic skills.

Halle was nominated by PE teacher Mr Oates who described her “one of our top performers” and a “role model” because of the way she embraces Academy life.

“Halle’s proved to be an excellent leader and the programme will offer an opportunity to build confidence and gain first-hand experience in a variety of roles,” he said.

Halle was interviewed online before being told she had been successful.

She thanked the academy and Mr Oates for their support and was looking forward to her trips to London and Loughborough.

She said: “I have always tried my best to take every opportunity given to me involving both sports and academic activities, even though I may not be particularly good at the activity.

“I have always been confident enough to speak in front of reasonably large audiences, however, sport has helped me to amplify that confidence.”

Halle delivered an assembly to Years 7 and 8 on the importance of wellbeing and staying active.

“Doing this made me feel empowered by the positive response it got from the younger students,” she said.

“This programme will enable me to experience new things and gain skills I can use in later life to help others.”

Mr Oates said Halle, who had 100% attendance last academic year, had used her experiences to produce an “amazing” transition booklet for Year 7 students.

“She offered support and encouragement for them to enjoy a warm welcome to the academy and helped to create a positive learning climate for them to flourish in,” he said.

“Through her high aspirations, work ethic and passion for school, Halle is creating a culture where others develop high expectations too.

“This is a very admirable quality in such a young person and she will rise to the challenge of the programme.”

Principal Mike Adnitt described Halle as an “outstanding student”.

“Halle is a polite, respectful and endearing student who has demonstrated a real passion for sport and leadership throughout her time here,” he said.

“We are all very proud of her attitude, demeanour and approach to everything she does.

“I would like to congratulate her on making the development programme and I wish her well on it.”

The programme provides young people with the opportunity to host a series of events alongside tailored training with experts, including experienced athlete mentors.

Year 9s lead Islam workshops

Creative workshops led by Year 9 GCSE students helped introduce younger visitors to Islam.

St Norbert’s Catholic Primary was the second to visit this academic year to learn about the faith.

Five introductory workshops on Prayer, Art and Architecture, Hajj (pilgrimage), Calligraphy and Mosques were prepared and delivered by the Year 9s.

Humanities teachers Nusrat Choudhry and Karen Hepworth, the heads of Amethyst and Emerald houses respectively, organised the visit.

“Each activity was designed to be an active and imaginative way of learning about Islam with students having the opportunity to take resources away with them as well as ask any questions about the faith,” they said.

“We have worked with St Norbert’s school for the last five years and have created a wonderful relationship with the pupils and staff.

“Our students have also visited the school. They have prepared and taught ‘mini’ lessons around the major faiths as well as exploring and celebrating our diverse community with the pupils.”

Prom pictures

A memorable Prom was enjoyed by The Class of 2019.

Our Year 11 students were joined by staff at the event, held at Hilton Forest Pines.

The Prom King and Queen were Daniel Rounce and Mia Fenwick.