Thought for the week:
Event: St George’s Day (23rd April)
Quote: ‘The English nation is never so great as in adversity.’
Source: Benjamin Disraeli

DALP Annual Inter-Academy Quiz 2017

The DALP Annual Inter-Academy Quiz was held at Retford Oaks Academy on Wednesday 15th March 2017. For The Holgate Academy, it was an exciting prospect as the reigning champions we had a lot at stake. Defending our title!
A group of 13 Holgate students set off from The Holgate Academy at 8:40am to take on the challenge of the other DALP secondary Academies; The National Academy, Tuxford Academy, East Leake Academy, Retford Oaks Academy and new DALP academies Walton Girls School and Queen Elizabeth’s Academy. We would also be joined by our two Primary Academies, Wainwright and Tuxford Primary.    

Careers Week in Science

Science celebrated National Careers Week with a series of tutor messages informing students of some of the amazing science careers available to them when they leave school, the qualifications needed and the salaries they could earn. We extended on this by having 3 STEM ambassadors come into the school and do a short presentation on what they do and where science fits into their career.

Bardonecchia Ski Trip 2017

This year’s Holgate ski trip started early! Meeting at school at the early hour of 6:40 we departed for Leeds Bradford airport having said goodbye to parents and carers looking forward to a week of good conditions, good activities and most importantly good skiing.

At the start of every ski trip one of the chief concerns for staff is whether or not the group will get along, we spend quite a lot of time worrying about people being “left out” but with this group these concerns were alleviated very early on.