Academy News 2nd October 2017

Dear All,

The month of September is complete, harvest and now autumn are upon us and the nights are drawing in. However our community is developing and thriving in all elements of its existence more and more each day.

Within the Academy this week we have begun the process of electing our Form representatives who will provide the voice for their peers at School Council meetings and ensure that pupils have a clear say in the direction of the Academy and the changes that impact on their education day to day.

As a community this week we have celebrated European Languages Day and combined this with our contribution to the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of the Douglas Macmillan Charity.

The costumes of both staff and pupils certainly did not disappoint, with every EU nation being represented in one form or another. The coffee morning allowed us to welcome some of our new intake parents and the queue for cakes at break time demonstrated two things, the deep seated charitable nature of our pupils and secondly their endless love of cake. Thank you to Mrs Skelding, Mrs Newport and the team of prefects who helped with the organisation of the day and thank you to all the parents who helped to create such imaginative outfits.

I would also like to thank the Maths Faculty for introducing us to the brave new world of Rock Star Multiplication. This programme to encourage us all to improve our timetables has been an instant hit for the pupils and staff alike. The leader board is constantly changing and we already have many pupils becoming ‘Rock Legends’ in terms of their mathematical capabilities. Thank you to Maths team for implementing this so successfully.

This week we have seen our pupils travel to sporting fixtures both locally and further field.

Our Year 8 boy’s rugby team travelled to Willenhall to play in the Staffordshire County Championship where they played against strong opposition from teams across the county. St Edward’s pupils played well – winning 1 and losing 2 games in the morning session, placing the team in the Bowl competition.  In the afternoon St. Edwards went on to win all 4 games conceding no points and scoring 13 tries.  A tremendous performance where the team were crowned Staffordshire Bowl Champions for 2017.  A truly great performance and an example of true sportsmanship.  Well done to all in involved and thank you to M.r Salmon for taking the team.

House Point totals to Friday 29 September

So as I end each blog with a quote I thought this week the following quote was suitable from an amazing young woman, human rights campaigner and example to us all, Malala Yousafzai.

“I truly believe that the only way we can create global peace is through not only by educating our minds but our hearts and ours souls”

God Bless,

Mr Hutchinson