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Recently at our Off Site Engagement Centre, some of our students have been taking part in Craft Therapy. One of the crafts that they have done is making cushions using the art of Batik.
Batik is a method using hot melted wax and with a tool called a Tjanting, carefully applying the wax to material such as cotton or silk. When the wax has dried, different coloured dyes are added to create a colourful, creative picture or pattern. Then the wax is ironed off the material to show a transparent design. This process can be repeated to make more of an impact.
Using a sewing machine also was a new skill, threading the machine and guiding the material whilst at the same time using the foot pedal.
This has been a very worthwhile activity for some of our students, especially as it takes practice, skill, accuracy and lots of patience! Eventually, seeing their end product, they realised that staying calm and focussed wasn’t as difficult as they thought and this helped them to achieve.
The skills that our students learned from their craft making such as, listening, concentrating and staying focussed was introduced to their lessons.
Remembrance Day 2016
Year 8 Geography Trip
Year 8 Geography students explored Ingleton falls and White Scar cave in North Yorkshire in October as part of their studies on adventure landscapes.
The pupils were able to investigate the picturesque environment, whilst developing their geographical understanding of landforms, processes and issues that occur due to tourism. It certainly looks like they all had a fun day of learning!
Child Development Students vist Winstanleys Pramworld
A group of Year 10 students visited Winstanleys Pramworld as part of their Child Development studies. The group have been learning about the key factors parents and carers need to consider when choosing travel equipment for babies. We would like to thank the staff at Winstanleys Pramworld who provided talks and demonstrations to the girls and were available to answer all of their questions!
Pemberton Festival - Performance Showcase
We would like to thank each and every person that came to our Performance Showcase on 13th October, part of the Pemberton Festival. Our Arts Theatre was packed out, it was lovely to see so many familiar and new faces at the Academy celebrating the students hard work. Thank you to all the staff from Abraham Guest Academy and staff from both St John's CE and Orrell Lamberhead Green Primary Schools for their time, dedication and hard work in organising the event. Thank you to our Year 10 and 11 GCSE catering students for providing refreshments and A huge 'THANK YOU' to all our amazing performers, be it singing, dancing, hosting or playing an instrument - You ALL did a FANTASTIC job on the evening and you should be very proud of yourselves, as we are of you!
Year 10 and 11 Futures Fair
In October we also hosted our Year 10 and 11 Futures Fair. Once again we had an amazing turn out and students were left feeling inspired. Thank you to all who attended and to all the local colleges, universities, training providers and employers who held stands in our market place.
Students - if you feel you need any further advice please see our careers advisor Julie Tindall in the careers hub (in the atrium) who will be more than happy to help - remember YOUR future is what YOU make it!
Get Sent Rio Event
Abraham Guest Academy were proud to host the ‘Get Set Rio’ event on Tuesday 13th September in conjunction with ‘Age UK Wigan’
A host of external sport providers came together to provide our over 50+ community with fun sports and activities, be it at beginner or a more advanced level.
With activities such as low circuit training, tai chi, dance, table tennis, badminton, volleyball, walking football and golf, guests were really spoilt for choice.
We were also honoured to have the Mayor of Wigan visit the event.
Brand New Fitness Suite
Students were excited when the brand new fitness suite opened it’s doors this month. Students have been making the most of the new facilities in their PE lessons as well as being able to attend the extra curricular classes and the gym sessions after school.
The fitness suite has been kitted out with top of the range equipment, featuring Activate treadmills, Activate cross trainers, Lifecycle GX bikes, SPARC, SYNRGY 360 T Combo, Multi-Jungle lat pulldown, Multi-Jungle adjustable pulley, Multi-Jungle low row, Optima seated leg press, Optima Dual Use leg extension/leg curl, Optima shoulder press, Optima chest press, rowing machines, weight lifting equipment, TV / Audio System.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Guests Bistro joined in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning on the 30th September in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The team had a variety of scrumptious cakes, biscuits and tasty treats for students and staff to enjoy. There was a competition to win a large Macmillan cake, which was won by Elise (Year 7)
The Coffee Morning was well attended and the Guests Bistro team raised a whopping £120.80 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Well Done!
All at Abraham Guest Academy are delighted to report significant improvements within current GCSE Results. With our results rising in both attainment and progress measures; we have achieved the most consistent improvement in the area.
Attainment in historical measures such as 5A*-C including English and mathematics have risen by 12%. A*-C has also risen by 12%.
Significant improvements have been made in mathematics progress, with a 13% increase in pupils achieving expected progress. English has again increased the percentage of pupils achieving expected progress and has significantly increased the percentage of pupils achieving 'good' progress to 33%, a statistic that is above the National average. Within the new reporting measures based on Progress 8 the Academy is proud to claim a rise of 0.57; a fantastic achievement that demonstrates how the hard work of all our students and staff, with support from parents/ carers, was rewarded.
In the school holidays this year, our outdoor MUGA was resurfaced with a sensational 3G pitch. The pitch was in need of a complete uplift and replacement and now it is truly amazing!
The 6404 square metres of synthetic turf will allow the Academy to cater for the demand of football, touch rugby and other sports within Abraham Guest as well as the community, being available to hire. The new 3G pitch is part filled with rubber and sand to create a durable surface that will last.
Furthermore, the pitch has been tested and sent off to The Football Association Limited (FA) in order to determine whether the 3g pitch met the performance standards set out in the Football Turf Pitch (FTP). The pitch has fulfilled a number of technical standards to ensure it is fit for purpose and fully approved by the accredited body.
Grass pitch quality performance standards
Goalpost and pitch sizes
We are pleased to inform you that the MUGA pitch passed with flying colours which means that our pitch is suitable for inclusion on The FA 3G Football Turf Pitch Register!
Lamberhead Green Library
Year 7 are currently visiting Lamberhead Green Library to learn about how it supports their work at the Academy, each week the library service is providing a different session – we’ve had nothing but positive feedback so far. All students have been encouraged to take out books to develop a passion and interest in reading. This will support their progress in English which his developing towards a more heavily literature based course at GCSE. The library is also supporting English’s first hall event by providing book boxes for the Readathon event.
Watersports trip: Tossa de Mar
This month a group students travelled to Tossa de Mar, Costa Brava for a full week of action packed adventure.
The water sports trip was booked through Voyager School Travel, a longstanding respected and experienced school travel company offering groups excellent value and high quality experience. Students stayed for 5 nights at full board, and experienced 3 days of watersport activities, sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, paddleboard and wet walk and a day excursion to Waterworld water park.
The water sports holiday in Spain provided exceptional opportunities for students to try a variety of various water based activities, during an action packed week on the clear blue Mediterranean Sea. Students experienced various sports in a fantastic resort with amazing views, great weather and fun packed action every day!
Wigan District Athletics at Robin Park : Division 2
Take a look at some pictures of our amazing athletes who represented Abraham Guest Academy at the Wigan District Athletics Event at Robin Park on 22nd June 2016. They were all amazing! Students gave ‘full team effort’ with some fantastic performances and we have lots of medal winners too! Congratulations #TeamAGA, a real credit to the Academy. We are very proud of you all!
Technology students win national award
Year 11 resistant materials students win national 'Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Community Education Award' Pupils were introduced to a practical project promoting awareness around sustainability of materials.
Students investigated the sources of materials and explored strategies of how to look after the environment and in particular how to make the most use of non-renewable sources without further impact on their environment.
Pupils explored the 3Rs of waste management (Recycle, Reuse and Reduce) and allowed their creativity to run wild in an attempt to produce products that considered sustainability and environmental issues. From pallets to furniture, clocks to art pieces, and fences to hedgehog houses, pupils pushed the boundaries and embraced the opportunity to use the 'up cycling' concept to rethink and reuse materials and products to manufacture innovative, new and bespoke products of their own.
Year 11 Leavers Ceremony
On Friday 27th May the Academy held their 'Year 11 Leavers Ceremony'
A very special moment in the life of our students who have worked hard for five years and are now facing their final examinations. Year 11 students, their parents/carers, members of staff, Governors and Trustees were all invited to be a part of the celebration. Please take a look at our YouTube video of the ceremony, various awards and memories of the Class of 2016.
Visit from the Key 103 Media Bus
The Key 103 Media Bus visited Abraham Guest in May. Year 10 students involved wilhave the opportunity to hop on board and take part in activities such as myth busting, an apprenticeship key facts workshop, question and answer sessions around scripting and editing plus the chance to take part in some vox-pop recording!
Congratulations Mr Eccleshare
Mr Eccleshare, ICT, Computer Science and Business Studies Subject Leader, has recently been appointed by The British Computer Society (BCS) as a National Master Teacher, which is a prestigious and honourable position, funded by The Department for Education. This will involve Mr Eccleshare visiting other schools and evaluating, supporting ICT/Computing departments with their provisions for the subject across communities, as an advisor and to work collaboratively with schools, colleges and universities.
“Computing and ICT are evident everywhere we go, it’s only going to get bigger. You only need to take a look around and you see how ICT/Computing has shaped our world. My position allows me to spread my enthusiasm and passion for my subjects, evolving the next generation and preparing them for the digital world in which we live in” - Mr Eccleshare
Mr Eccleshare also recently received certification as a teacher and educator from Google and The British Computer Society, demonstrating the Academys view on inspiring excellence and making our best better, both involved a rigorous and demanding process.
A Taste of France
Year 8 students enjoyed a real taste of France when they sampled breakfast products in their French lesson. Class 8A1 tucked into crepes, croissants, pain au chocolat and brioche swirls. As well as learning about French food, students have been researching into what is eaten for breakfast in Francophone countries, not only France.
Is your french up to scratch? Student Corey Fairhurst has wrote about his lesson, do you understand what he was wrote?
GCSE English – Blood Brothers Trip
Our Year 10 students have enjoyed studying the award winning musical script of Willy Russell’s ‘Blood Brothers’, and so the opportunity to go and watch the musical in its true, glorious form on stage was met with much enthusiasm. Year 9 and 11 students were also given the opportunity to join the trip.
So, on Saturday 9th April, our dedicated students gave up their last precious Saturday of the Easter holidays and made their way, along with staff from the English department, up the M6 to Blackpool Opera House at Winter Gardens. After a quick bite to eat (avoiding the seagulls) we filed into our seats in the beautiful theatre.
Eagerly munching on more sweets and crisps than even Tesco has ever seen (stop rustling!) we settled down, ready to enjoy the experience. And what an experience it was! Yes, we were prepared for the humorous banter and choice bad language of certain key characters. Yes, we were ready for the heartache. Yes, we were even ready for the deaths. But no-one was prepared for the final scene, when a gun-wielding madman burst through the stalls door and ran through the audience, shouting. We soon realised it was the character Mickey – phew – but many of us remained a little bit jumpy for a while afterwards, and someone even dropped their sweets in fright.
Outside afterwards, blinking in the sunlight after the dark ending of the production, all agreed it had been an enjoyable, useful and moving experience. Now if only we could get the songs out of our heads…
Wigan and Leigh Schools Cup
Well Done to our Year 11 Boys Football team who made it to the final of the Wigan & Leigh Schools Cup. After successfully negotiating the group stages of the competition, the Year 11 team faced Saint John Fisher in the quarter-final. This proved to be a tense affair that ultimately went to penalties after finishing 2-2- after extra-time, but the AGA players held their nerve to go through to the semi-final to face Fred Longworth School. This in fact turned to be a far more comfortable affair that saw the boys run out comfortable 5-2 winners. After a demanding 48hr turnaround, the team now faced Hindley High School in the final. The match was an evening kick-off played at Robin Park arena which only added to the sense of occasion. Unfortunately, this proved to be a game to far and the boys and they slipped to defeat at the hands of strong opposition. This though should not detract from what has been an excellent season for the players, especially when set against the academic demands that they have as they prepare for their GCSE exams.
Andy Reid Academy Visit
On Wednesday 2nd March Andy Reid visited the Academy. Corporal Andy Reid was an ordinary soldier, serving in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. His life changed forever in October 2009 when he was blown up by a Taliban improvised explosive device (IED) which left Andy with the loss of both his legs and his right arm.
Andy 's story demonstrates how, with patience, courage and determination, hope can triumph over despair. Andy spoke to students not only about 'Corporal Reid' of the 3rd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment, but also of 'Andy Reid' : triple amputee, skydiver, cyclist, charity fundraiser, husband and father.
We would like to thank Andy, and the team from ‘Blesma – The Limbless Veterans’ who visited Abraham Guest with him. Students and staff were amazed and motivated by Andy 's inspirational talk. Blesma - The Limbless Veterans is a national Armed Forces Charity that directly supports all of our service men and women who have lost limbs and the use of limbs or the loss of eyesight in the honourable service of our country.
We are very proud of how all of the pupils welcomed Andy and his guests. Andy and the Blesma team engaged with students, looking at the difficulties they face as young people and the different coping methods and support they could access to help them overcome any difficulties in their lives. Andy spoke to students about his life changing story, he also spoke about his own goals and how, with his own self-belief and the support from others he felt he could achieve anything.
Andy explained to the pupils that no matter what difficulties they may face, with self-belief and confidence that they too could also set their mind to achieve anything they wanted to in life.
We would like to thank Andy Reid and the Blesma team for their inspirational visit and we look forward to welcoming them again in the future.
Congratulations are in order for the students pictured Recent review point data has shown that these students have received only ‘outstanding’ and ‘good’ grades for behaviour for progress.
This shows that students have been working hard in all lessons and are meeting Academy standards. We are proud of their effort and achievements and are delighted to be able to celebrate their success.
Well done – keep up the hard work and determination!
Year 9 Pathways and IAG Event
On the 9th March 2016 we hosted our Year 9 Pathways and IAG (Information, Advice and Guidance) event.
Students, parents and carers were able to visit departmental information stands to find out more about the optional subjects and what they entailed, the following colleges and centres were also in attendance to offer guidance on post 16 education : Winstanley College, Wigan & Leigh College, St John Rigby Sixth Form College, Runshaw College Sixth Form Centre, West Lancashire College, Wigan UTC, Pro Co NW Ltd, and Total People
Mr Hitchen (Vice Principal) led a presentation around the options process, the types of qualifications offered and guidance around some of the terminology involved.
Paralympic silver medallist cyclist Rik Waddon recently visited the staff and students at Abraham Guest Academy.
The visit was part of the Academy’s ‘Sky Sports Living for Sport Project’, an initiative delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, which uses sports and sporting skills to boost confidence, change behaviours, increase attainment and improve life skills.
Students shared their sporting ambitions and achievements with Rik, and in turn Rik shared his experiences with the group and used his story of triumph over adversity to motivate the students to be the best they can be!
Sky Sports Living for Sport is designed to empower students and throughout the visit Rik used the British Athletes ‘Six Keys to Success’ to help students achieve their own life goals, covering;
Planning for Success
Sports and Life Knowledge
Hunger to Achieve
Rik stated: “I’m honoured to be part of Sky Sports Living for Sport and to have the chance to get involved with the local community, and meeting pupils in schools such as Abraham Guest is truly inspiring. I hope that by sharing the positive experiences that sport has played in my life, I can motivate young people to improve their own lives too.”
Jennifer Leitch, PE Teacher at Abraham Guest Academy, said:
“Our students were excited about meeting Rik, his visit gave our young people a real life example of how commitment and dedication in sport can change someone’s life. We were proud to welcome such an inspiring sport star to our school.”
Year 7 Student Demi Lee Gore enjoyed Rik’s visit, she said :
“I loved meeting Rik Waddon, his story was really interesting and I enjoyed the games we played. He has inspired me to try harder and be the best I can”.
Year 10 student is BRITISH CHAMPION
Year 10 student Michael Ellison recently competed against some of the strongest boys in the UK at the Cybex British Age Group Weightlifting Championships, held at the Phoenix Theatre in Castleford.
Michael a student at Abraham Guest Academy, started training just over a year ago and after rapidly progressing he entered his first novice competition in September 2015, closely followed by the Northern Schools Championships in November where he qualified for the British School Age Championships.
Classed in the 77kg category, Michael’s dedication and determination earned him the title of champion after seeing off the other competitors with his impressive lifts, achieving a snatch of 62kg and an impressive clean and jerk of 85kg
PE teacher and weightlifting coach Mr Halsall stated: “To make this level of progress in a year, from beginner to British champion is absolutely unheard of in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. Not only is he the first schoolboy champion from Wigan, but he has the potential and ability to reach the highest level and maybe even the Olympic games in 2024 when Michael will be approaching his physical peak.”
Michael said “I was totally shocked and surprised when my last clean and jerk was the winning lift. I am so proud and happy and it still hasn’t sunk in yet that I am the British champion”
Art Exhibition - Grand Arcade Shopping Centre
If you’re heading to the Grand Arcade during February be sure to take a look at a collection of our student’s art work which is currently on display.
The work has been produced by both key stage 3 and 4 students.
The students have created the pieces of art using a variety of methods and materials such as, acrylics, oil pastels, collage and printing.
Our thanks go out to the students, the art department and the Grand Arcade shopping centre.
Safer Internet Day - 9th February 2016
Coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centrethe celebration for Safer Internet Day saw over a thousand organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
Abraham Guest Academy supported the #SID2016 social media campaign to ‘play your part and #shareaheart’, which trended throughout the day and reached over 4 million in a mass tweet on the morning of Safer Internet Day.
The day of positive action came as the UK Safer Internet Centre launched a new report, Creating a Better Internet for All, that highlights young people's experiences of online empowerment and online hate.
Year 10 Psychology Workshop
Students in Year 10 took part in a psychology workshop in February. The workshop focused on psychoanalysis as a career. Students were able to question an actual humanistic therapist as part of their studies and experience mock counselling sessions. The year 10 students enjoyed the sessions and performed the tasks and duties showing the necessary qualities to be a successful psychoanalyst.
Breakfast Week 25th to 20th January 2016
Abraham Guest Academy celebrated breakfast week in style as they took part in ‘The Shake Up Your Wake Up’ campaign, championing the importance of breakfast to kick start your day!
Guests Bistro had an exciting menu with daily specials and tasty new products for the students to sample including fruity smoothies, mega muffins and porridge with a twist!
They also ran a competition for students to design a healthy and nutritious breakfast with a prize of a £10 cinema voucher and the opportunity for their breakfast to feature on the menu for one day!
Well Done to Aimee W in Year 11, her winning entry is below.
Rik will be visiting the Academy on 22nd and 29th February 2016
The visit is part of the Academys ‘Sky Sports Living for Sport Project’, a secondary schools initiative delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, which uses sports and sporting skills to boost confidence, change behaviours, increase attainment and improve life skills.
Pupils have been selected to share their sporting ambitions and achievements and learn from Rik, in turn will Rik share his experiences with the group and use his story of triumph over adversity to support teachers at Abraham Guest to motivate the pupils to be the best they can be
Sky Sports Living for Sport is designed to empower students and throughout the sessions Rik will use the British Athletes ‘Six Keys to Success’ to help them achieve their own life goals.
Six Keys to Success
Planning for Success
Sports and Life Knowledge
Hunger to Achieve
“I’m honoured to be part of Sky Sports Living for Sport and to have the chance to get involved with the local community, meeting pupils in schools such as Abraham Guest is truly inspiring. I hope that by sharing the positive experiences that sport has played in my life, I can motivate young people to improve their own lives too.” – Rik Waddon
Jennifer Leitch, PE Teacher at Abraham Guest Academy, said:
“Our students are excited about meeting Rik, his visit will give our young people a real life example of how commitment and dedication in sport can change someone’s life. We are proud to welcome such an inspiring sport star to our school.”
After School Literacy Club
Fifteen Year 10 students who have demonstrated excellent literacy skills have been selected and trained to be Literacy Mentors. The group of students pictured have volunteered to give up their free time for two afternoons a week to support Year 7 students to help develop their reading and spelling skills.
The students have been trained so that they can deliver the Toe by Toe literacy programme. They also read with the younger students or help with homework. Sessions take place in Nurture every afternoon from 2:45-3:30pm. The atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable. Students can enjoy a drink and a biscuit whilst developing their skills. Teaching Assistants also support Y7 students at this time.
“I really enjoy the responsibility of being a literacy mentor. I am hoping to pursue a career as a teacher so this gives me an insight into helping younger students”
“I really enjoy attending literacy club, my mentor is really friendly and we like to discuss the story we are reading together. We also learn to spell any new words which we might come across”
Bushtucker Trials for Year 5 students
Abraham Guest welcomed year 5 students from both Westfield and St. Marks Primary Schools to the Academy on 9th December 2015
The Science department had a few ‘bushtucker trials’ lined up for the children to take part in.
The primary transition day involved the year 5 students racing against the clock from one science lab to the next taking part in trials to earn ‘dingo dollars’
Activities included making parachutes, dissecting a heart from the jungle, mixing bushtucker chemical reactions and using their senses in a blindfold game plus many more.
Christmas Jumper Day
At Abraham Guest Academy we are always looking to help others and last year we raised a significant amount for Save the Children through ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ on the last day of the autumn term. Save the Children is a charity that run world-class programmes to save children’s lives and helped 17.4 million children through their work in 2014.
Again this year we invited students (and staff) to take part in ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ on Friday 18th December. To take part, students swapped their Academy jumper for a festive knit and donated a voluntary contribution of £1.
We would like to thank everybody that took part in Christmas Jumper Day, through your support the AGA Charity Council raised £315.36 for ‘Save the Children’ to support their work in the coming year, this will certainly help to make a difference to children’s lives.
WAFC players visit the Academy
On 2nd November 2015 Newcastle United loanee Haris Vuckic joined in with his Wigan Athletic team mate Chris McCann at a Community Trust year 10 girls football session, taking part in a Soccercise circuit training camp and setting up a challenge for the girls. The players were visiting Abraham Guest to promote and celebrate the success of girls football within the Academy.
Year 7 Celebration Evening
Wednesday 18th November marked the year 7 celebration evening. The evening was a huge success and gave the students of year 7 an opportunity to showcase their achievements since joining in September. Students were able to show how they have been “making their best, better” and achieving excellence throughout many subjects.
The now, not so new, year 7 students gave their parents/carers a tour of the Academy sampling fun activities along the way. Students were able to complete science experiments, participate in sports activities and bake with their family and friends. Parents/carers were also able to look in students books to see the amazing work they have been completing since September. Students have demonstrated their ability to overcome a challenge and tackle new subjects effectively.
Some parents also chose to take part in two workshops; focusing on Online Safety and Pastoral Care. Feedback from these workshops was fantastic with parents/carers stating they feel supported by the Academy and would recommend Abraham Guest to their friends and family.
Abraham Guest Academy looks forward to many more celebration evenings together. The year 7 pupils have made an outstanding start and the partnership developed is one that will continue to thrive.
Staff and students at Abraham Guest Academy stood united in a minutes silence on 11th November 2015 to remember the fallen and the future of the living, during this Miss Backhouse played the last post from the forum area for all to hear.
AGA Charity Council raised a total of £265.24 for the Royal British Legion through donations for poppies, bracelets and badges.
A particular mention goes to Aaron Wood and Kyle Spencer who won standards leader awards for their contribution towards fundraising for the poppy appeal by voluntarily giving their time during break and lunch periods to collect donations.
Assemblies were also held throughout the week with a focus on World War 1 and Remembrance Day, the symbol of the poppy, and the work of the Royal British Legion
Abraham Guest Academy hosted a ‘Performing Arts Evening’ as part of the Pemberton Community Festival on 8th October 2015 .
Abraham Guest students were joined from students and staff from St Marks and St Johns Primary Schools who took part in a range of singing, drama and dance performances.
Art & Technology pupils put their skills to the test once again, being asked to cater for the Pemberton Festival. Year 10 GCSE Catering pupils showcased their passion and enthusiasm for cooking by providing a variety of canapés for the audience. The dishes ranged from pesto swirls to macaroons. The students demonstrated professionalism and the quality of their food was praised by all.
There was also a fantastic effort given by the Year 7 Technology students, who attended Junk Fashion club to provide a variety of outfits made of paper plates, cups, bin bags and all sorts! They were extremely dedicated and showed enthusiasm and a flair for fashion design. Great work!
Year 10 and 11 Futures Fair
On Wednesday 21st October 2015 Abraham Guest Academy hosted their second ‘Futures Fair’ for Year 10 and 11 pupils and their families.
Around 350 pupils and family members attended an information packed evening and fuelled by a supper of ‘pie and peas’ were able to visit a careers ‘market place’ with 22 further education providers giving out information on options Post 16.
The stall holders included all of the local colleges and vocational providers, two universities and staff from the Army, Navy, RAF, Fire Brigade and the Police.
The event was highly successful and included presentations to parents from the Academy’s senior staff regarding the challenges ahead and how to be best equipped to face them. The presentations also included information regarding incentives for Year 11 pupils to attend revision workshops and details of upcoming subject specific residentials.
Halloween at Guests Bistro
Guests Bistro cooked up a treat for the students this Halloween by holding a spooktacular themed day with a ghostly menu and an exciting quiz. The catering team decorated the dining areas with bones, bugs and ghouls and even went to the extent of dressing up for the occasion.
As well as stopping for a BITE to eat, the students had the opportunity to test their knowledge at a fun quiz to win some great prizes including free meal vouchers and i-tunes vouchers.