Take a look and see how we’ve spent our activity days…
All students need to come to school in PE kit and be prepared for all weather, please bring sun cream, drinks, hat and a jumper if it’s cold. If the weather is poor there are indoor plans in place so PE kits will still need to be worn. Thank you.
The group visited The Book Case in Lowdham, an independent bookshop that supports local and school reading groups, to choose books of their choice. Each student was given a ‘virtual’ £5 to spend on their favourite author. An enjoyable hour was spent perusing the shelves to find exactly the right purchases.
With books in hand, or rather left in the minibus, the group were treated to milk shakes, ice-creams and fudge cake.
Well done to all the students involved. Who says reading can’t be fun!
The BTEC Travel and Tourism students are currently exploring the appeal of the Peak District National Park for a variety of different types of tourist. To enable them to access primary evidence and to witness the area first hand they travelled to the national park for data collection purposes. This was the second year that this particular trip had been arranged for students of this course since the work produced from the visit last year was highly commended by the examination board.
The visit included time spent visiting Chatsworth House and also Matlock Bath as well as enjoying a scenic route across the park. The students worked as a team to collect their primary data and to investigate its appeal to different types of tourist. This evidence will be extremely useful as they create their individualised coursework.
This trip proved to be extremely worthwhile in providing them with access to information and the opportunity to experience an area of countryside which was new to many students.
On Friday 26th June, 80 students attended the Year 11 Prom held at the Towers. Unfortunately the rain started just as they arrived, but they went into the room in their suits and ball dresses looking stunning and about 20 years old! They had a buffet, chocolate fountain and a magician entertaining the staff and students. Their behaviour was amazing and they all looked so wonderful.
The Year 11 Presentation Evening was a wonderful opportunity for students, families and staff to share the successes of the year. It was great to see so many talented individuals from across Year 11 receive nominations and awards. The audience was enthralled during the speeches, especially Paralympic Gold Medalist Ollie Hynd’s inspirational talk about overcoming many barriers in pursuit of making his dream come true. The audience was obviously proud to see members of their family being rewarded and acknowledged and to celebrate the achievement of all the students taking part.
Students were invited by their tutor to collect their Record of Achievements and were presented these by Ollie Hynd. Many students also received nominations for prize awards from all subject teachers across all subjects and these were presented by guests representing Specsavers and Nat West as well as by Mr Croft, our Principal. Over 80% of students were in attendance.
Dave Jenkins (Assistant Principal), said, “I sometimes have to remind myself that these are 16 year old students and I am very proud to have been part of their journey. It is important that they now move on to the next level to pursue their dreams and fulfil their ambitions. The level of talent, maturity, and dedication of our students makes me feel so privileged to work with them every day.”
More photos can be found on the Sutton Community Academy Facebook page.
On Tuesday 23rd June, the Year 12 Applied Science with Forensics and the Year 12 Physics class attended a Forensic Science taster day at Nottingham Trent University. All students were given a tour of the campus and got a chance to partake in professional grade Biology, Physics and Chemistry practical sessions. Everyone had a good time and students commented how useful the day was in helping them decide what to do after Sutton Centre Community Academy.
Students enjoyed a tour of the packing house and the warehouse as well as meeting several of the office staff for one-to-one discussions. The visit gave the students a fantastic insight into running a business and in-particular helped them prepare for their final Business exam ‘People in organisations’.
The company are experiencing huge growth and as a result have found it necessary to move to a larger site nearby. This is all taking place next month so it was much appreciated that they made time for us during such a busy and critical period of change for them.
In addition to a better understanding of businesses as a whole, the boys returned to the academy with goodie boxes containing a large variety of Bonds confectionary. Yum Yum!
The students voluntarily attended these sessions every Tuesday with the aim of improving their mathematics skills in dealing with shape, space and measurements, the students then solved problems involving real life situations. Regular attendance at the ‘Shape up or ship out’ club has resulted in increased progress and an enthusiasm for mathematics.
All attendees were invited to a ‘Celebration Event’ on Tuesday 23 June 2015 with certificates and prizes being given out. Party food was on offer and students took part in celebration games. The guests of honour were Nicky Elvidge and Mr Croft, with all the mathematics staff taking part in the activities and dressing as pirates.
The picture shows some students attending the celebration event with the mathematics staff who supported them.