Posted on October 7th 2018
I believe music supports young people in their emotional development, helps them develop their imagination and intellectual curiosity, and gives them a range of transferable skills to support them in the development of their other school work. Consequently, we have launched our music taster lessons where every student gets the opportunity to have a lesson in an instrument with a professional music teacher. The students have embraced the lessons with enthusiasm earning them many compliments from the visiting teachers. There are more taster lessons in the next few days.
We have our book fair in the library this week and it would be great to see everyone buying a book. For every book purchased, we get a free book for the library. In addition, we are launching our ‘donate your favourite children’s book’. If you would like to donate your favourite book, we will put a dedication from you in the book for everyone to read.
Congratulations to all of the students who represented the Academy at cross country on Thursday. All of the students finished in the top twenty and Reece has qualified for the next stage of the competition. We have three football fixtures this week involving 39 different students – I am very proud of the dedication the students are showing in all of their extra-curricular activities.
7Blue have been busy practising their assembly ready to perform on Friday to their parents and the rest of Year 7. This will be followed by a coffee morning for 7Blue parents.
We mustn’t forget the work all the students are completing in their lessons. We had two busy open mornings this week welcoming over one hundred visitors. They all visited at least two lessons and commented on the students’ focus, concentration and enthusiasm for their learning.
I wish you an enjoyable week.