With growing issues around Diversity we at Holgate feel it is important that our students learn about the diverse nature of society. Last year we took part in the Dragons Den Programme which had a focus on reducing hate crime and preventing radicalization. This year our key focus is around sexuality and the growing challenges that face young people as they negotiate the complexities of relationships and sexuality.
With this in mind we have joined the Stone wall school champions programme. As part of this I attended training with Stonewall to enable me to provide in school training to staff and students. We have appointed two Diversity Prefects who will work alongside me to provide the student view and experience of this issue. Charlie Phillips and Jessica Smith will be among the first group of students trained in being able to support and promote the diverse needs of students across Holgate.
On the evening of the 1st of December 2016 students from The Holgate Academy were invited to the finals of the Nottingham Post Students Awards which took place at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Nottingham.
Holgate students were nominated in the following categories; Special Achievement, Sportsperson of the Year and Environmental Champions. We are extremely proud of our students and their achievements here at The Holgate Academy. Well done to all our winners and runners up at the awards ceremony.
On Friday 18th November we took 40 students from years 7-11 to the District Cross Country event held at Ashfield School. It was a cold and long wait for the students before their races and the talent on show was impressive.
All students performed very well and did both themselves and the school proud. A special shout out to the following students who finished high enough in their respective races to qualify for the next stage – representing the District in the County Cross Country event in February 2017: Jack Goodman year 7, Evie Allsop year 7, Olivia Jenkins year 7, Ciera Jenkins year 8, Harrison Fleming year 11 and Zak Richardson year 11.
Good luck to all students!