Thought for the week:
Event: Napoleon defeated at Waterloo-1815
Quote: ‘To defend a country you need an army, but to defend a civilization you need education.’
Source: Jonathan Sacks
 
Year 6 to 7 Transition
Transition packs have gone out to parents and we are looking forward to meeting our new year 7 students on our intake days 10th, 11th, and 12th July 2018. You can find out more about our transition program by clicking here.

Jeremy Corbyn visits Hucknall Sixth Form Centre as part of International Women’s Day celebrations

On International Women’s Day (Thursday 8 March 2018), students at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre welcomed a special guest, as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the centre’s Portland Road site in Hucknall.
 
Mr Corbyn joined students at the collaborative sixth form – which is part of the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership – and engaged in workshop sessions to discuss the contribution of a number of important women throughout history, together with joining in a debate on the gender gap and whether events such as International Women’s Day ‘tokenise’ the real issues on this topic. The leader of the opposition spoke about the importance of celebrating women’s achievements and hosted a question and answer session with the students, a number of whom are taking A Levels in government and politics this summer.

Holgate student jumping for joy

Congratulations to Holgate student Ben in Year 10 who has qualified for two major trampolining events.

Ben came second in the NDP Trampolining Competition on 4th March which means he'll be heading off to the semi-finals in Birmingham.  He has also qualified for the finals of the Trampolining Zonals which take place in Ireland in March.

Well done Ben - we're all proud of you here at the academy.

Holgate 'Love to Read' Campaign

Books open up worlds of opportunities for young people – they inspire, excite the imagination and take the reader on a journey of discovery.

At The Holgate Academy, our ‘Love to Read’ campaign aims to encourage our students to pick up a book and to start reading more often. Reading improves a young person’s concentration, vocabulary and literacy levels, and most importantly, it’s fun!

You can join in our ‘Love to Read’ campaign by donating any unwanted children’s and young adults books to the academy so that we can stock more of our students’ favourite stories in our library.