It is with pride that we are celebrating European Languages Day on Friday 26th September. The overall objectives are to raise awareness of; Europe’s rich linguistic diversity, which must be preserved and enhanced, the need to diversify the range of languages people learn and are exposed to and the need for people to develop some degree of proficiency in two languages to compete with our European counterparts in every aspect.
As part of a combined charity and inter House event Holgate Academy is participating in the annual Operation Christmas Child project. This charity will allow our pupils the opportunity to bring joy into the lives of children in need this Christmas.
The aim is to collect, fill and wrap as many shoes boxes as possible. Inside each shoe box there will be a range of small gifts specific to age and gender. The idea is that these gift boxes will be handed out by the Charity to deprived children in places such as Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
On Thursday 18th of September Year 6 students and their parents came from across Hucknall, Bestwood Village, Bulwell, Newstaed and surrounding areas to our Year 6 Open Evening. The Main Hall was packed full to see a presentation form the new Holgate Principal Mr Holmes and Assistant Principal Miss Percival. The feedback that the academy received from both parents and Year 6 youngsters was very positive. They said that The Holgate Academy has a very welcoming atmosphere and the overall impression they got of The Holgate Academy was very positive.