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Thinking about the future at our Careers Fair 2017

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Here at the Academy we want to ensure that all students reach their maximum potential and are well equipped for their future in the real world.    Post-16 options are a real concern for many of our students so it is important to help them realise what is on offer and…

Leeds Youth Voice Summit 2017

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Leeds Youth Voice aim to give children and young people a voice; helping to make Leeds become a more child friendly city. They are involved in the Leeds Youth Council and the UK Youth Parliament. They share our values of Participation, Democracy and Citizenship. Once a year they organise a Leeds…

Year 8 think about the future with IntoUniversity

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IntoUniversity works with students throughout the Academy, seeing 30 students from each year group at least twice a year throughout their academy life.    Year 8 students had their second session this week, focusing on how GCSEs can affect going to University. The students were shown different celebrities and were asked…

Spring Spelling Bee

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Yesterday we had our Spring Spelling Bee, this time contestants from both Year 7 and 8 battled it out to be crowned Spring champion.  As part of their weekly visit to the Academy Year 5 and 6 students from Oakwood, Brownhill, Woodlands and Shakespeare primaries were invited to attend. And to…

Tea dance and Easter bonnet Parade with Burmantofts Senior Action

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Continuing our work with Burmantofts Senior Action Group and The Archbishop of York Youth Trust some of our Year 8s attended a Tea Dance and Easter Bonnet Parade at St Agnes' Church Hall. Also in attendance were the Lord and Lady Mayor of Leeds who, following a very impressive parade, judged…

Tuck shop for St Gemma's Hospice

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As part of their fundraising efforts for St Gemma's Hospice, Year 10 set up a tuck shop over first break.    On offer were vegetable samosas with yogurt and tamarind dips and a selection of crisps and chocolate bars.    The students are completing the ‘Archbishop of York Youth Trust Award’,…

THRIVE egg raffle

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Students have been earning stickers in their planners for demonstrating THRIVE attributes this half terms as part of the 'Think Positive' focus.   For every five stickers they earned, the students collected a raffle ticket for an Easter raffle. Congratulations to Mackenzie Harris and Ismael Ul-Haq for winning, and hope you…

Stephen Lawrence Committee food bank drive

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Today, members of our Stephen Lawrence Committee donated items to a local food bank.  You may remember our post about how Seacole Guild had been collecting pennies to buy baby products as part of our Stephen Lawrence Committee's food bank drive.  Along with Seacole's contribution, other members of staff and students…

'Achievement for All' conference

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Here at the Academy we speak over 70 languages; our students come from all over the world and many speak English as second language.    Three of our EAL students - Ahmed Zahedi, Fatima Doudai and Salima Drammeh - were invited to open the 'Achievement for All' conference being held at…

Easter egg making workshop

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Before we broke up for the Easter holidays some of our Year 7s got to take part in an Easter egg making workshop.  The top 15 stamp earners in Year 7 were invited to an Easter egg making workshop on the last day of term. The students made personalised eggs using…

Into University workshop

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IntoUniversity was in the Academy running workshops with Year 9 and 10 students.  The workshops were part of our long-term partnership with IntoUniversity, which works with students from Year 7 until they leave.   Today's Year 9 workshop was a Dragon's Den style task where the students had to come up…

Leeds Got Talent 2017: Kia and Danielle

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Last night was Leeds Got Talent, the annual inter-school talent show organised by MAMG.    Five local schools competed, each with two acts. There were singers, dancers, live bands and even some acrobatics!    Our two contestants were Year 7 Kia and GCSE Music student Danielle. Kia performed a beautiful rendition…

The Stephen Lawrence Committee go to WE Day

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Our Stephen Lawrence students attended the WE DAY celebrations in London on 22nd March 2017. We turned the trip into a residential and stayed overnight in the Wembley International Hotel.    We settled into our rooms and then set off to the centre of London on the underground. This took us…

Year 10 GCSE Music group performances

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Mrs Shaw's Year 10 GCSE Music class have been rehearsing their group pieces. They have been working as an ensemble with singers, piano, percussion and strings performing a song of their choice.  Today Mrs Shaw recorded their perfomances, this footage will be used to track their progress as they go into…

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS careers day

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When people think of the NHS they think of doctors and nurses, surgeons and consultants. But what about pharmacists? Have you heard of medical engineers or geneticists? These are just a handful of roles available in the NHS.    Members of staff from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust came in to…

Super Seacoler's Penny Appeal

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Students in the Seacole guild have been working on creating a sense of the Mary Seacole spirit, sharing the little things we have to help others in need. They have been working over the past three weeks on saving spare pennies to contribute to the Stephen Lawerence committee's drive to support…

Sixth Form Showcase

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Our Sixth Form is going from strength to strength and to show this off, Miss Anyiam, along with some of our sixth formers, organised a showcase event.   The main focus of the showcase was Science, as it took place during British Science Week, with a mix of presentations about STEM…

An audience with CAL Superstars

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Leeds’ Got Talent is just around the corner and our finalists have been selected. But the talent in the Academy was so good it was hard to choose.   Mr Adair and Mrs Shaw decided to coach those students who did not go through to the final, and help them to…

Skype chat with Shazia and Kainat of the Malala Fund

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  Following a competition with Skype in the Classroom, Doc Academy and the Malala Fund, Mrs Kaur and some of our students got to the chance to speak to Shazia and Kainat.   Shazia and Kainat are high school students from Pakistan, and friends and campaigners with Malala Yousafzai. They were…

Year 10 assembly with St Gemma's Hospice

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This afternoon Emily from St Gemma's Hospice gave our Year 10s a lovely assembly about the work that they do. As part of our work towards the Archbishop of York's Youth Trust Award our Year 10s have chosen to support St Gemma's Hospice as their chosen charity. Yesterday our students were…