Place available on trip to FC Porto April 2018
We have one place available on our trip to FC Porto in April 2018. Further information can be found in this letter.
Sixth form visit to Tudor Conference
As part of their learning in A Level History, a group of our year 12 students travelled to London last week to join the Tudor Conference at Camden Centre. The conference was a wondeful opportunity for our students to hear famous historians John Guy, John Morrill and David Starkey deliver engaging lectures on Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary I.
Inspired by pupils at Ernehale Juniors
On Wednesday 8th November Mrs Corton and I had the absolute privilege of being invited to the Ernehale Juniors singing assembly. The reason for our visit was to present a number of prizes to the year 6 pupils who entered the ‘Book Blurb’ competition during the Year 6 Open Evening in early October. All pupils who visited during the Open Evening were invited to enter the competition when they visited the library. Mrs Corton then had the pleasure of reading the entries and deciding on an overall winner and the runners up. There were a number of runners up from a variety of local schools including Arno Vale, Arnold View, Coppice and Ernehale, the overall winner was Annabelle from Ernehale. Annabelle won a range of goodies including a book, a pencil, bookmark, chocolate and a £5 gift voucher.
We were both made to feel very welcome by all of the pupils from year 3 to year 6 as they sang us two songs by the Beatles ‘With a Little Help from my Friends’ and ‘Penny Lane.
Well done to all of the runners up and the winner of the competition and a huge thank you to all of the students for welcoming Mrs Corton and I to Ernehale Juniors.
Braking Point for Sixth Form
As part of our commitment to give a broad student sixth form experience, we have assemblies given by outside charities and agencies. On Wednesday 1 st November 2017, we were delighted to invite all Year 12 and 13 students to a performance on Young Driver and Passenger Safety - "Braking Point”. The event dramatised the dangers of drink-driving, passenger awareness and responsibilities. Students were encouraged to think about this from several perspectives and were asked to reflect and contribute on how these issues affect them directly.
#MakeYourMark assemblies at AHA!
This week’s Achieve Together assemblies have been led by Florence Orchard, current sixth form student and member of Gedling Youth Parliament. Florence was joined by fellow members, Abigail Hutchison, Myles Kirk and Elodie Lammiman-Allen, as she talked to students about the exciting opportunity they have to “make their mark” in parliament on issues affecting young people.
Our students will each receive a ballot paper for them to vote on the one issue they would like the UK Youth Parliament to campaign for on their behalf. Students can choose from; a curriculum to prepare us for life, votes at 16, protect LGBT+ people, support for young carers, transport, first aid education for all young people, mental health, make the invisible visible, protect schools budgets from damaging cuts and work experience hubs for 11-18 year olds. Voting will take place during guidance and Florence will come back to school to deliver the verdict.
Well done and thank you to Florence and the Youth Parliament team!