Thought for the week:
Event: Chinese New Year  (Year of the Dog)
Quote: ‘The highest result of education is tolerance’
Source: Helen Keller

Local MP donates microscopes to support science education at The Holgate Academy

Hucknall Councillor, Ben Bradley, has donated funds to The Holgate Academy to enable the school to purchase 10 top-of-the-range microscopes to support science education. 
Following his election as MP for Mansfield in June, Cllr Bradley stepped down from Ashfield District Council and continues to donate his allowances for duties as County Councillor to local groups and good causes. As a Councillor in Hucknall his funds are ring-fenced to be spent in Hucknall and the science faculty at the academy has been one of the lucky beneficiaries.

Join our students at the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall for an Inspired Christmas Concert

Join us on Monday 4th December for ‘An Inspired Christmas Concert’ at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, 7-9pm. The Holgate Academy choir and a cappella group have been working with members of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, and are excited to showcase their work in this prestigious performance venue alongside other Nottinghamshire schools.

Just add power! Hucknall pupils mix it up at E.ON’s microgeneration workshop

Students at The Holgate Academy in Hucknall have taken part in E.ON’s new ‘Micro Mix’ workshop which aims to help pupils investigate renewable energy sources and the role these play in the nation’s energy mix. 
Taking part in the Micro Mix, the year 9 and 10 pupils designed and built functioning micro models that generated electricity using wind, solar or hydro power. Working in competing teams, the pupils were encouraged to use their problem solving skills and creativity to build, test and improve their designs before finalising them.