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.

Badminton masterclass

  •  On Friday Paul Widdicombe, his wife Alison and Karen Morris, from the Atlantic Racquet Centre in Bideford, came into school to lead GCSE PE Y10 and potential Year 9 PE students in a training session.  All the students really developed their skills, having not played much before, and took on the Atlantic Academy challenge at the end of the session – the most number of hits completed in 1 minute.  Winners were Beau and Bo with 64 in a row, well done boys.

KS3 Dance Performance

  • On Thursday all the students in Years 7, 8 and 9 finished their PE project with a dance performance in front of each other.  A seriously scary challenge, especially for some.  However the students did themselves proud and everyone who did their group performance were amazing.  They really challenged themselves either with their dance patterns, longer routines or just to stand up in front of people – developing a skill for life.  Well done all.

E11even Music Concert

Thank you to all who attended the Year 11 music performance, which contributes to their RSL music qualification.  We were moved by the heartfelt performances from the students, who have been working hard on this.  All students overcame their nervousness to perform well on the night.  Students are now completing the final aspects of their coursework.

Red Clothes Day

Students donned red clothes on Friday 15th March, to raise money for Comic Relief.  Some of our visiting speakers and charities we have worked with have benefited from funding from Comic Relief, and we are proud to support this good cause.  

National apprenticeship week

Week commencing 4th March is National Apprenticeship week, and we will be running a range of activities during that time.  Should students or parents have any questions about apprenticeships, please visit our information page, or speak to Mr Boardman for further guidance.

Any students wishing to attend the workshop at Petroc College on working within the NHS, must see Mr Boardman to book a place.  The event is booked for the 8th March.

eContact book launch – view your homework in one easy location.

From February half term, all staff will be listing the homework set for their subjects via our eContact book.  Students can log into this using their google passwords, and see all of their homework, including any links to support their work.  This is a web based system which can be accessed via a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Please follow this link to visit the site.

We are currently working to resolve issues with parental log ins.