Thought for the week:
Event: Good Friday Agreement, an agreement between the UK and Irish governments, and the main political parties in Northern Ireland is signed.
Quote: “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
Source: Albert Einstein 

Charity Clothing Donation

On 20th December we saw a car full of warm clothing drive off to help those in need in Nottingham. Lizzie Widdowson and Aimee Johnson coordinated the collection of warm clothing such as jumpers, coats, trousers and shoes to go to a charity based in Nottingham called 'The Arches'. The charity is a practical resource centre providing clothes,  emergency food, children and baby equipment to those in need. The two representatives from the charity were overwhelmed with the generosity of the massive donation and could not thank us enough. The girls and I would like to thank you for your donations and help towards making these people warm and dry over the festive season. 

Diverse Academies Creative Arts Festival

On Thursday 14th December, a group of extremely talented year 8, 9 and 10 students from The Holgate Academy performed two pieces at the annual DALP Creative Arts Festival.
 
Each year, this event gets bigger and bigger, and our students arrived at beautiful Kelham Hall, and entered an enormous room with a stage, a sparkly star cloth behind, and hundreds of chairs set out for an audience.

Christmas Carol Concert 2017

On Tuesday 12th December, pupils from The Holgate Academy together with Leen Mills and Beardall Fields Primaries performed a carol concert at St Mary Magdalene Church.
 
Featuring Christmas classics sung by the Holgate Choir and the newly formed A Cappella group, the audience were impressed with the array of talent displayed in the concert. Sixth formers were involved too performing solo songs and a dramatic reading of 'The Night Before Christmas'.