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

CONGRATULATIONS to Holgate student Izzy Coleman

Izzy gave up her October Half Term to raise money for Babbington Animal Rescue.  She raised over £500 by completing the following challenges: Climbing Scafell Pike, 10 mile swim, 25 mile walk, 15 mile run, Abseiling off Millersdale Bridge, Rock-climbing and White water rafting for 5 miles!

What a tremendous accomplishment! Everyone at The Holgate Academy is extremely proud of Izzy and her dedication to Babbington Animal Rescue. 

Energy workshops enhance STEM opportunities for students

Our triple science groups in year 9 and 10 took part in a double lesson workshop on energy provided by EON on Thursday 2nd November 2017. The students learned about how coal is made over millions of years by dead fossilised plants and the need to conserve our fossil fuel resources and the need to move away from the use of fossil fuels and use more sustainable energy resources such as wind, solar and hydroelectric power. 

The students worked well in groups to build; model wind turbines, hydroelectric generators and Solar powered generators. This group activity gave the students an insight into how different forms of renewable energy solutions work. At the end of the session there was time for students to discuss different careers in the energy industry including; different levels of apprenticeships and options through university.

Principal's Blog - 2nd November 2017

Welcome back- It is hard to believe we are already in November and the clocks have gone back. It has been a very busy start to the year!
Year 7 students have settled in well and are going from strength to strength. They quickly have come to grasp our routines and are conducting themselves as mature young people as they move around the academy and experience all that the academy has to offer.
Early in October, we held our Year 6 Open Evening organised by Mr Diamond. Prospective parents and students spent the evening with us getting involved in lessons and activities. Following this event, many parents contacted the academy to arrange an “Academy in Action Tour” and spent time with us visiting classes and experiencing the day-to-day activities that take place. Feedback was very positive with parents keen to put in an application for their children to attend in Sept 2018. Applications continue to increase year on year, which is a clear indication of our success.