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is a 'Good' school
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Performing Arts London Residential
30th June 2015
A number of students spent last week in London experiencing some aspects of life in the world of performing arts. We took part in workshops led by professional performers and actors from Shakespeare’s Globe and Matilda, we took a tour of the National Theatre and watched Miss Saigon, Matilda and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the time. A very diverse, tiring, educational but fun experience. Thank you to all students for good company and a very pleasurable week
A Land Full of Wonder – Lower School Summer Performance Evening
30th June 2015
So we’re playing catch up with a few events and wanted to share some photos from a fantastic evening at lower school last month. The evening saw an ever growing number of students and groups perform in front of a pretty full house some quality performance work. This ranged from a vocal group, dance groups small and large, wind group, guitar group, upper school students working with lower school students culminating in an abridged version of Alice in Wonderland.
Enjoy some photos and a big well done to all students (And staff) involved.
Level 3 Medical Science Trips to Sheffield
25th June 2015
Throughout various dates this academic year the year 12 medical Science students have visited Sheffield University teaching laboratories to make paracetemol and analyse its purity.
These visits have introduced students to practical chemistry in a modern, well-equipped university teaching laboratory environment. Students undertake chemical synthesis and investigation and are able to use the department’s cutting edge analytical technology such as IR, NMR spectroscopy and gas chromatography.
Students are also set the task of identifying three unknown compounds by using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Mass Spectrometry and Infra red spectroscopy. The skills gained on this day are invaluable to our students.
Students work with Sky Living for Sport Athlete
25th June 2015
On Monday 1st June 16 students from the girls football team took part in an activity morning led by the Sky Living for Sport Athlete mentor Paul Broadbent. Paul is a former rugby league player who has represented England and Great Britain at a senior level. Students were selected because of their commitment to girls football across the year.
The morning started with Paul giving an inspirational talk during the year 7 assembly. He explained to students why it is important to always “be your best.” He then went to work with a mixture of year 7 to 10 students, starting with a discussion of what it takes to become an elite athlete and how he overcame barriers to reach his potential. Students also participated in a practical activity session, performing a range of team building games. The students and Paul enjoyed the session and took away some positive messages on working hard to reach your dreams.
On Wednesday 17th June, Paul came into school again to work with a group of year 9 students who have chosen GCSE PE as one of their option subjects. This session started with students participating in some team building games. The students were very competitive applying lots of effort whilst having fun! They then went to the classroom to listen to Paul speak about how diet can affect your body and the key nutrients needed when taking part in sport.
We would like to thank Paul for coming into school to share some of his experiences and work with our students. Both sets of students thoroughly enjoyed their sessions.
CROSSING BORDERS SOUTH YORKSHIRE PLATFORM
25th June 2015
Four Y11 dancers were selected to perform in the South Yorkshire Dance Platform in Bradford. On the 26th March, Candice Payne, Rachael Narey, Sophie Marsh and Verity Faulkner performed alongside some fantastic Yorkshire dancing talent.
Their piece, Playtime, was a contemporary dance number choreographed by both Miss Layte and the dancers themselves. The piece explored child-like behaviour in a fun and energetic way. The dance set the scene of a playground where young pupils are thrilled to run, jump, swing, fall, take risks and trust each other implicitly. As the characters in Playtime interact together, they get to know each other more and gradually build their friendship.
The girls did the school proud, performing with excellent technique and expressive skill.
Doncaster and District Athletics Championships
24th June 2015
New Year 7 Information Evening
2nd July 2015
Start times will vary based on your child’s current school, you should have received this in a letter or promotional material from your child’s school.
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the academy.
18th July 2015 until 31st August 2015
A Level Exam Results Day
13th August 2015
GCSE Exam Results Day
20th August 2015
1st September 2015