It is hard to believe that we are well into February 2017 and March is almost upon us. This term has been very busy so far with lots of exciting things taking place. One of the great successes of this term was the Star Awards organised by Mr Diamond and attended by award winning students and their parents/ carers. Those of you who attended this event with its elaborate “afternoon tea” themed setting will recall that I commented upon how both the students and the academy owed a great deal to parents/ carers who support by ensuring that their child attends every day, arrives punctually and with the correct equipment – ready to learn. It is vitally important that we as an academy acknowledge this support as it often goes unrecognised. So, on behalf of the academy, staff and students thank you to all parents/ carers for your ongoing support.
The Key Stage 3 Ashfield District Table Tennis competition took place on 27th February at National. 3 teams competed in the tightly contested event; year 9 girls, year 9 boys (A team) and year 8 boys (B team).
The year 9 girls (Phoebe, Beth, Tiffany and Lauren) performed brilliantly to come away with a Silver medal, losing out to Selston for the top spot in the last few games. In the boys competition, the year 9’s (Mitchell, Dan, Kieran and Harley) faced some tough competition and narrowly missed out in the bronze medal match to finish in fourth place and the year 8’s (Jack, Ethan, Lewis and Reece) gained invaluable match practise to come sixth place.