World Book Day Celebrations
We've had a great time this week celebrating World Book Day. Year 7's Bright Day activities focused on literacy with students dressing as characters from their favourite books; we were also very pleased to welcome award winning author Paula Rawsthorne to yesterday's assembly. Highlights today included Caitlyn O'Connor winning first prize in our book themed cake competition, and tutor group 7M's victory in the World Book Day Quiz held in the library at lunchtime.
Everyone has been amazing and there has been a great atmosphere!
A Bright Day at the University of Nottingham
54 of our Year 12 students spent yesterday's Bright Day enjoying a Taster Day at the University of Nottingham. Students learnt how to write the perfect Personal Statement, had a tour of the campus (which looked beautiful in the spring sunshine), had lunch in the Student Union and got an insight into how much university would cost them. It was a great day and all of the students represented the academy perfectly!
Y12 Induction Day
The Year 12 Induction Day has been moved from Friday 30th June 2017 to Monday 3rd July 2017, due to prom taking place on the evening of Friday 30th June 2017.
The date has been updated on the calendar on the school website, and further details will be sent out nearer the time regarding timings and content of the day.
Arnold View Outreach
Last half term I was given the privilege to work with the foundation children at Arnold View Primary School. This consisted of delivering two drama workshops and a story telling session with small groups of children.
Within the drama sessions, the children used physical theatre, still image, sound collage and narration to explore the book Handa’s Surprise. The children were extremely enthusiastic and keen to be involved in all aspects of the workshop. We used masks and props (including real fruit to bring the story to life!) to get into character before looking at storytelling and narration.
I was also privileged to take some of our talented year 7 students to read to small groups of children, and they all engaged in reading some classics such as The Gruffalo, and The Room on the Broom. We ended the storytelling session watching another cartoon classic, Mr Ben, and everyone enjoyed sharing and eating popcorn!
I’m looking forward to working with the foundation pupils at Arnold View again!
GCSE Students Cooking Up a Storm
Well done to all of our GCSE Catering students in their practical exam. It was clear that your hard work and preparation really paid off, we thought all of the dishes you presented were fantastic.
You should be feeling very proud of yourselves!
Glitzy Dance Routines for Arnold Hill Girls
India Roberts and Lucy Fretwell, both year 10 students at Arnold Hill Academy, competed against dance schools all over the Nottingham area to be selected as dancers for the Aladdin pantomine at the Nottingham Playhouse.
This was Kenneth Alan Taylor’s 33rd consecutive panto at Nottingham Playhouse, and ran from the 28th November to the 21st January. Between them the girls appeared in over 120 shows and had a fantastic time performing to packed audiences.
Well done girls!