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 

Principal's Blog - 2nd November 2017

Welcome back- It is hard to believe we are already in November and the clocks have gone back. It has been a very busy start to the year!
Year 7 students have settled in well and are going from strength to strength. They quickly have come to grasp our routines and are conducting themselves as mature young people as they move around the academy and experience all that the academy has to offer.
Early in October, we held our Year 6 Open Evening organised by Mr Diamond. Prospective parents and students spent the evening with us getting involved in lessons and activities. Following this event, many parents contacted the academy to arrange an “Academy in Action Tour” and spent time with us visiting classes and experiencing the day-to-day activities that take place. Feedback was very positive with parents keen to put in an application for their children to attend in Sept 2018. Applications continue to increase year on year, which is a clear indication of our success.

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