Helping Young Hearts

Students in Years 9, 10 and 11 received information from Jay’s AIM volunteers this week, a charity designed to raise awareness of undiagnosed cardiac conditions.  Many students have signed up for the afterschool follow up session to learn the vital skills of CPR and how to use a defibrillator.  For more information on this charity, please visit thier website.

Last day of term

Students have been enjoying the last day of the Autumn term at Atlantic Academy, with a range of festive activities.  Following the success of our Christmas lunch last week, where we raised money for the Save the Children Christmans appeal, we have very much been in the festive spirit.  Our afternoon assembly features the Atlantic Academy choir, who have been peforming at a range of local venues over the recent weeks.

We wish all of the Atlantic Academy community a Merry Christmas, and look forward to seeing students return on Monday 7th January, 2019.

Sausage tasting

Students enthusiastically took part in a sausage tasting event yesterday, and votes are being counted to determine which products will be used in our first hot meals, being served on Monday 3rd December.

Please remember to book and pay for your meals in advance, not forgetting our Christmas lunch on the 14th December.

Children in Need

Students have been raising money today for Children in Need, by sporting spots, odd socks and taking part in various challenges.  All students have enjoyed their day raising money for this good cause.

Year 7 Residential

Before half term, Year 7 students enjoyed their residential trips to Dartmoor.  Students worked in teams to navigate thier route across the moors, as well as building a Tyrollean crossing to traverse the River Dart.  Back at the centre, all students helped with the catering and cleaning up, whilst also preparing some excellent presentations on their experiences.

Many thanks to the staff involved, as well as the team from the Outdoor Centres on Dartmoor for a successful trip.

Open Evening showcases pupils in action

This Wednesday evening saw the school buzzing with activity, as we hosted our first open evening.  Pupils and parents in Year 5 and 6 were invited to see the school in action, and take part in a variety of activities led by staff and students.  Many of our current parents and other visitors also enjoyed the range of activities on offer, with particular highlights including the food and drinks prepared by students, the PE facilities and getting hands on with activities in all faculties. 

Macmillan Fundraising Success

Staff, students and parents enjoyed spending time together, at our Macmillan coffee afternoon, after school last Friday.  Cakes were also donated and sold by Miss Parker’s coaching group during the day for all students to participate.  We are delighted to have raised nearly £300 for this worthwhile cause; thank you to all who supported us.

Year 7 students prepare for their residential

The excitement is building amongst Year 7 students, as they approach their residential experience on Dartmoor at the end of term.  Last week’s parent briefing was a chance to find out more about the activities we will be doing, and what students need to bring.  If parents need to borrow any kit, please can they let Year 7 coaches know as soon as possible so we can arrange this. We will post feedback from students once they have completed their trip!

Our first few weeks at Atlantic Academy

The student council, has been canvassing the views of students on our new school.  Here are some of the reactions:

Year 7 student – ”My first few days at Atlantic Academy were amazing. The teachers are really kind and I feel like I have already made progress.”
Year 8 student – ”I think the new school is amazing and it was built really well. I’m really happy at Atlantic Academy and feel my transition from year seven to year eight was good.”
Year 9 student- ”I feel like I have completed more work since being at Atlantic Academy and I feel like I have achieved a lot since the new school.”
Year 10 student- ” So happy with the new school building and the changes they’ve made to the school rules and all of the new organisation. I liked Route 39 but I like Atlantic Academy much more. Happy to be here.”
Year 11 student – ”The new school building is amazing and I can’t wait to spend my last year here. I like what they’ve done with the new school rules because I think it’s going to change Atlantic Academy for the better.”

Atlantic Academy opens it’s doors

We are delighted to welcome students to the new Atlantic Academy site, and are now enjoying the opportunities to support learning.  Students started term on Wednesday the 5th September, with excited anticipation for life in our permanent home. We will feature some feedback from students on their first few days, and include some pictures of classes in action.