On Wednesday 18th April, the Holgate Academy Choir and A Cappella group joined with other Nottinghamshire schools to perform on stage at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall as part of the 'Live at Lunch' programme. Students took part in an exciting workshop with National Youth Choir director Dominic Peckham, and had the opportunity to work with members of the National Youth Choirs. The workshop involved all schools coming together and preparing 2 outstanding performances in just 90 minutes before showcasing them to a public audience.
On Friday 20th April 2018 10 Year 10 students represented the school at the Dragons Den 9 Competition at the Acacia Centre in Annesley. This was the culmination of this years project in which year all ten students completed some work on resilience working alongside Young Minds and in conjunction with the emerge festival. Student were required to come up with ideas to support the community in becoming more resilient. They competed against Quarrydale and Kirkby College. The entries were all excellent and showed very different interpretations of the brief.
The Holgate Academy has been involved in the Easter Egg collection for the City Hospital Children’s Oncology Unit for four years now and I continue to be amazed at the generosity of the Holgate community. The Holgate Academy collected over 250 Easter eggs for donation this year!
These eggs will be collected by Mrs Cooper, a member of the City Hospital children’s oncology unit. Mrs Cooper’s daughter is also student at The Holgate Academy. Thank you to all who contributed and Happy Easter! Mr M Lees, Assistant Principal.