Academy News 26th March 2018

Dear All,

We are rapidly approaching Easter and have provided all the pupils with a palm cross this week to represent the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Our reflection on the true meaning of Easter will culminate with a visit to St Edward’s Church prior to the start of the Easter break that begins with Good Friday and the Easter weekend, which are central to our Christian faith.

During this week, the Academy has, as ever, been a hub of activity. Our Year 8 pupils have visited Liverpool and examined both the current and historical elements of the city. I was lucky enough to lead the geographical element of the trip for two of the days, looking at gentrification and redevelopment of the Albert Dock area while members of our history team lead visits to the Slavery Museum and explained Liverpool’s link to this barbaric trade.

I would like to thank the pupils for their exemplary behaviour and attitude: you were all a credit to the Academy. I would also like to thank the staff who organised and led the trip that was so informative and educational. Finally, I would like to extend my gratitude to the parents and governors who supported the trips: without you, they could not run.

With regard to sporting fixtures, on Tuesday, two rugby teams travelled to the District Tournament. The Year 8 team demonstrated some excellent rugby skills and finished second, narrowly missing out by one try to Churnet View Middle School.

The Year 7 team, made up of a combination of Year 6 and 7 pupils, also played tremendously well against a strong Woodhouse team. Their experience and skill shone through.

Congratulations to the Year 6/7 team for winning the District Tournament.

House Point totals for week ending 23rd March 2018.


As always, I will finish with a quotation. This week, I have chosen one from Martin Luther King Junior:

“If you can’t fly, then run,
If you can’t run, then walk,
If you can’t walk, then crawl,
But whatever you do, you to keep moving forward.”

God Bless,

Mr Hutchinson