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Make The Grade with #GirlTechLCR

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These girls can! As part of our STEM for Girls programme some of our Year 8 girls attended #GirlTechLCR yesterday; an event for young women across the Leeds City Region that brings businesses together to raise aspirations and challenge gender stereotypes in the digital sector.  The event took place at the…

Around the world in... about 45 minutes

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Yesterday the Google Expeditions team took our students on a trip around the world, and they never even left their seats. The team arrived with armfuls of goggles, ready to take students on an virtual trip to places unknown.  Through virtual reality goggles students visited destinations around the world as part…

ESH Building My Skills: CVs and cover letters

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As part of the ESH Building My Skills sessions we had Amy and Vicky from Yorkshire Water in today. They spoke to our Year 9s about how imporant a good CV and cover letter can be.  Our students were asked to think about their goals and what they wanted to accomplish…

STEM for Girls

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A selection of our year 8 girls took part in a STEM awareness event run through our Ahead partnership. The students took part in various activities throughout the day which were facilitated by local businesses. The day started with a question and answer session for students to understand the importance of…

STEM Awareness Day

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A key finding from data collected by government says that, “A well-qualified STEM workforce is crucial to business and industry in the UK”. There is a predicted growth in demand for jobs in the UK and specifically in Leeds using STEM knowledge and skills. STEM subjects are under a national focus…

Railway Engineering Day

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As a part of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) awareness week the ‘Smallpeice Trust’ visited the Academy to promote the different careers that are predicted to be available for our students once they leave education. The trust brought with them a colleague from HS2 - the company responsible for developing…

The Smallpeice Trust

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On 7th November 'The Smallpeice Trust' (an independent educational charity that runs hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities and exciting engineering courses for pupils in years 6-12) came into our school to challenge a year 9 Maths class to solve some STEM problems for a fictional town. Firstly, students had to…

Enterprise week

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During the week 17th June The Academy celebrated its specialism in Enterprise and Communication and hosted an enterprise week. During lessons some students were given talks, presentations and took part in mini activities that looked into different careers, CV and interview techniques an important employability skills. The Academy welcomed a variety of business…