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October 2018

This week saw the launch of our Curriculum Enrichments days. Such opportunities focus on a different aspect of the PSHE and Careers curriculum and provide students with the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and understanding of areas such as Enterprise and the world of employment. We are delighted to be supported by local enterprises and businesses in this venture without whom, this day would not have been possible.

Year 7 focused on Enterprise. They designed, produced and marketed their own brand of foot wear and T-shirts. Teamwork was the order of the day and those who produced the best designs and finished products received prizes.

Year 8 worked with professionals from the world of media to produce, and deliver, their own marketing campaign. Led by the Festival Bridge Group, students gained an insight into what a career in the arts looks like as well as having the chance to learn from people currently working in the industry in order to understand the skills and attributes required to be successful in this world of work.

Year 9 competed in a Dragons’ Den competition led by the Skills Service and supported by visitors from Wyboston Lakes who judged the event. Students were presented with a series of everyday objects and asked to develop and present a new and innovative use for the object concerned. Originality and presentation effectiveness was celebrated.

Year 10 focused on healthy relationships and how to keep themselves, and others, safe. Students looked at current issues affecting young people today including: thinking about how relationships are presented in the media and the effect this can have on young people.

Looking at their futures, Year 11 considered a wide range of opportunities available to them at the end of their school career. Students participated in a series of workshops, supported by a range of local employers, where students had the chance to learn about the careers open to them in areas such as construction, finance and engineering. Representatives from AIM Apprenticeships and Take Your Place led sessions on Apprenticeships and Universities so that Year 11 are aware of all the opportunities open to them.

On behalf of the Academy I would like to thank all of the local businesses and services that supported the students in this venture. A great deal of positive feedback was received from staff and students alike.

I would like to wish all of the students and parents / carers a restful and enjoyable half term. Term starts on Monday 29 October and please note we return on a Week B.

Ms. Tracy Brogan