On Friday 20th April 2018 10 Year 10 students represented the school at the Dragons Den 9 Competition at the Acacia Centre in Annesley. This was the culmination of this years project in which year all ten students completed some work on resilience working alongside Young Minds and in conjunction with the emerge festival. Student were required to come up with ideas to support the community in becoming more resilient. They competed against Quarrydale and Kirkby College. The entries were all excellent and showed very different interpretations of the brief.
The Holgate Academy has been involved in the Easter Egg collection for the City Hospital Children’s Oncology Unit for four years now and I continue to be amazed at the generosity of the Holgate community. The Holgate Academy collected over 250 Easter eggs for donation this year!
These eggs will be collected by Mrs Cooper, a member of the City Hospital children’s oncology unit. Mrs Cooper’s daughter is also student at The Holgate Academy. Thank you to all who contributed and Happy Easter! Mr M Lees, Assistant Principal.
Next week (w/c Monday 26th March 2018), Explore Learning will be in school to launch the National Young Writers’ Awards competition! For the past nine years, the National Young Writers’ Awards have been encouraging children, ages 4-14, across the UK to unleash their imaginations and create some utterly brilliant, bonkers and captivating short stories. This year’s theme is ‘Heroes’, where children are invited to write a story about a hero in under 500 words. The deadline is 29th April (although entries on entry forms need to be submitted in school by Tuesday 24th April).