Year 11 impress local employers

This week, Year 11 students have impressed representatives from local businesses, as they undertook their mock interviews.  The chance to practise their skills in readiness for job or college interviews is invaluable, and our team of local employers were able to provide excellent feedback to students.

Many thanks to TDK-Lambda UK, North Devon Homes and SWM Waste Recycling Limited for their time and support of our careers programme.

Get ready for summer

As we approach the summer break, students were learning about beach and sun safety in assembly this week.  The RNLI have produced some excellent advice for staying safe around water this summer, this can be found on their website by clicking here.

Thanks to 7PAR for sharing this with us. 

New students start at Atlantic Academy

We have been welcoming our new Year 7 students to Atlantic Academy, as part of their transition to secondary school.  All students have progressed onto their new timetables and Year groups, so students were able to meet their classes and teachers during their time in school.

We have also been delighted to welcome new students across other year groups.

If parents have any questions about transition, please contact the school office.

Active learning at Atlantic Academy

Last week saw students participate in a range of different learning experiences, from  mindfulness to forest schools, play in a day to solving crimes.

Taking time out of the busy school year, staff prepared a range of activities to allow students to explore topics, the local area and working together to solve problems.  A great week was had by all. 

Soundwave showcases student talents

Students from across all year groups came together last week to perform in Atlantic Academy’s first Soundwave music festival.  from spirited performances to soulful classics, students overcame their nerves to showcase their talents to family and friends.

Visitors also enjoyed food from the cafe, and visiting the student art exhibition, in a wonderful evening.  Well done to all of the performers and staff who supported them.

Medals awarded for sports day success

This week saw our first Sport’s Day at Atlantic Academy, with students participating in a range of athletics events and a hotly contested interhouse netball competition.  Medals were then awarded for top students in each event, with some budding sports stars picking up bronze, silver and gold in different competitions.

The winning house of the Sport’s Day cup will be announced at the end of term assembly.  Well done to all involved.

Expedition success

Last weekend saw 3 intrepid explorers overcome the elements to successfully complete their Silver Duke of Edinburgh award expedition.  Walking jointly with Bideford College, students completed 3 days and 2 nights of expedition, showing real resilience throughout.

These will be our first students to undertake the Silver award, having received their Bronze certificates earlier this year.  A total of 7 Bronze awards have been made since Easter.  Congratulations to all on their amazing achievements, and we look forward to the Bronze expedition in a few weeks time. 

Romeo and Juliet

“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” …….  at Launceston Castle on Friday 21st June.  Students from Atlantic Academy join other schools from within the MAT in the Royal Shakespeare Company Schools Programme production of Romeo and Juliet this week.

Months of rehearsals and preparations are finally paying off, and students today have got to meet other performers as the production finally comes together.

We wish all of our performers the best of luck, and thank Miss Parker for her support.

Discovering the world of work

All students from Year 7 to 10 participated in careers workshops this week, as we welcomed a range of of employers to our Academy.  Students learnt about a range of roles. from the IT industry to outdoor careers including tree surgery and adventure learning instructors.  We also welcomed the RNLI who spoke to students about their valuable work safeguarding users of our coastline.

Year 10 students will be embarking on work experience in the coming weeks, to immerse themselves into a career opportunity, and we look forward to hearing about their successes.

Ladies’ pamper evening

Monday 1st April, Atlantic Academy PTFA are hosting a pamper evening.  £2 entry, with £5 per mini treatment.  Come along and treat yourself! 6.30pm onwards.