Our recent visit from Making Generation R has inspired pupils to reflect on thier own resilience. Led by veteran service personnel, their personal stories of resilience and determination had pupils listening in rapt silence, before considering how they can build and develop thier own resilience in the face of adversity.
Pupils commented “Stephen was amazing; the way he described the little steps he could take, to even get out of bed following the blast from the IED, made me think about the things I find difficult. ”
” It gives you perspective on the things you find hard – they aren’t that hard really”.
Year 11 students then participated in a workshop, which has inspired some students to conisder what they can do to support this, and other local charities. We aim to be running some events soon.
Atlantic Academy will be closed on Friday 1st February, due to adverse travelling conditions for staff and students. We thank parents and staff for their support getting pupils home tonight.
Year 9 parents’ evening and options information event will be rearranged for Wednesday 6th February, from 4pm.
Bookings for appointments with teachers are now open for Year 9 parents. The evening will run from 4pm to 6pm for parent teacher appointments, followed by a briefing on the options process between 6pm and 6.30pm. Please log on via the school gateway app or the parents evening system page. Should you have any difficulty, please contact the school office.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.