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

Holgate Robotics Club Launch

Tuesday 31st October 2017 saw the launch of The Holgate Academy’s Robotics Club. For the last month an air of excitement around the club has built up and on launch day it didn’t disappoint. Students from Years 7 – 9 attended the first session of the Robotics Club.

The academy has been very lucky to receive £1000 worth of Lego Mindstorms Robots to use to run the club. Students will use the robots to complete challenges to earn points towards the Lego Mindstorms regional competition final which will take place in early 2018.

Olivia Jenkins Runs Two Marathons for Charity

Over the last year I have been fundraising for an amazing charity called The Children’s Development Centre. This is a place where children with special needs can go for respite care to support the families.
 
I am doing this in memory of a lovely, outstanding little girl called Esmae Brettriged. She was blind and had lots of problems and when she passed away I just had to do this for her.
 
I have organised cake sales and a fight club day to raise money. Since August I trained every day to get ready for two marathons at Disneyland Paris. I ran 5k which I completed in 22 minutes and 10k which I ran in 51 minutes.
 
I am looking forward to collecting all the money in and to getting a BIG cheques to hand over to the charity. I was aiming for £1000.00 and at the minute have 1300.00. Thank you to everyone who has supported me.
 
Olivia Jenkins
 

Holgate Students Learn Lifesaving CPR Skills

On Monday 16th October 187 students from The Holgate Academy took part in Restart a Heart Day. This involved Holgate student learning lifesaving CPR skills.
 
Today, if you suffer a cardiac arrest out of hospital in the UK, you have less than a one in ten chance of surviving. In places such as Norway where CPR is more widely taught it is as high as four in ten. There are several other key factors to this success such as increasing the number of Community Public Access Defibrillators (CPADs) in the community, but getting members of the public to initiate CPR before the arrival of an ambulance is crucial. Restart a Heart Day is a designated day of action across Europe with the aim to teach vital lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills to as many people as possible. The aim of the day was to teach 150,000 young people CPR across the UK. The final numbers are still being counted, but 187 of them will be from The Holgate Academy.