Christmas Jumper Day 2014

On Friday 12th December that staff and Post 16 Centre students got in the festival mood by dusting off their Christmas Jumpers in Aid of Save The Children. The school was adorned with Reindeers, Santa’s and Christmas trees while donations poured in to a tune of £131.60.  With the Government’s generous doubling, the Staff and Post 16 Students have raised nearly £300.

Nottingham University Physics Trip

On 18th December 28 Year 10 students went to Nottingham University’s Physics department to experiment with some undergraduate practicals.  The students listened intently to a short lecture about interference patterns, before trying to figure out the wavelength of laser light, and looking at how different coloured light would change their observations.  After a quick lunch students then got to try out some very sensitive equipment – one slight knock meant they had to start again – even Mrs Brewster and Mr Bailey struggled to set it back up again.

The Holgate Carol Concert 2014

The Holgate Academy was proud to lead the annual Carol Concert at Mary Magdalene Church again this year.

The event included a range of both traditional and contemporary songs; including ‘Silent Night’, ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ as well as ‘I Believe in Father Christmas’. Songs were lead by Holgate’s school choir and supported by the new staff choir.