Thought for the week: 
Event:  Advent starts
Quote: ‘How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts!’
Source: Benjamin Franklin

Holgate Students Win at the Nottingham Post Student Awards

On the evening of the 1st of December 2016 students from The Holgate Academy were invited to the finals of the Nottingham Post Students Awards which took place at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Nottingham. 
 
Holgate students were nominated in the following categories; Special Achievement, Sportsperson of the Year and Environmental Champions. We are extremely proud of our students and their achievements here at The Holgate Academy. Well done to all our winners and runners up at the awards ceremony. 

Cross Country 2016

On Friday 18th November we took 40 students from years 7-11 to the District Cross Country event held at Ashfield School. It was a cold and long wait for the students before their races and the talent on show was impressive.
 
All students performed very well and did both themselves and the school proud. A special shout out to the following students who finished high enough in their respective races to qualify for the next stage – representing the District in the County Cross Country event in February 2017: Jack Goodman year 7, Evie Allsop year 7, Olivia Jenkins year 7, Ciera Jenkins year 8, Harrison Fleming year 11 and Zak Richardson year 11.
 
Good luck to all students!

Hucknall Sixth Form Centre Officially Opened

On Thursday 24th November 2016, the Hucknall Sixth Form Centre was officially opened by Mark Spencer, MP for Sherwood, and Richard Bullock, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire.
 
At a ceremony attended by over 50 guests including district and county councillors, members of the Hucknall Partnership Group and local businesses, Mr Spencer and Mr Bullock unveiled a plaque in the new Learning Resource Centre to mark the special occasion.