Thought for the week:
Event: Good Friday Agreement, an agreement between the UK and Irish governments, and the main political parties in Northern Ireland is signed.
Quote: “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
Source: Albert Einstein 

The Holgate Academy Showcase Event

On Wednesday 7th March, students from The Holgate Academy performed with energy, passion and flair in the annual Showcase event, as well as a fantastic performance of 'Blood Brothers'. The event was a success and greatly enjoyed by all who showed their support by attending the evening. The Performance Team would like to thank the students for their incredible determination and hard work, which was evident from their fantastic performances. Thank you also to all staff that supported the event, as well as all family members and friends that made up a very supportive audience. 

Visit to Magdalen College at Oxford University

On Monday 12th March I had the privilege of taking 40 pupils across Year 7 to Year 10 to visit Magdalen College at Oxford University. The aim of the trip was to raise pupils’ aspirations and allow them to gain a better understanding of higher education. The pupils engaged in a workshop exploring university life in general, before looking at Oxford specifically. The pupils had the opportunity to interact with current Oxford students over lunch in the Harry Potter style dining hall, asking questions and finding more out about university life from a student perspective. The pupils were then given a tour of the university, getting the opportunity to explore and understand the different buildings, including university halls, buildings used for exams and graduation, as well as the main university library. All of the pupils were fantastic, engaging with all of the activities provided and asking excellent questions. 

BBC School Report 2018

On Thursday 15th March, pupils at The Holgate Academy in Hucknall took part in the BBC School Report day,where they got the chance to research and produce articles about their passions as well as the opportunity to interview celebrities, footballers and local councillors. 
 
The pupils wrote incredibly sophisticated articles tackling prominent issues in today's society and their interview skills were fantastic. Rachel Riley (countdown) even praised our students on their interesting questions, saying they were much better than the usual ones she gets from journalists!