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17/06/19

Prom is coming closer for the Class of 2019! Having collected their leavers hoodies and celebrated their last day at school the Friday just gone, next week is Prom! https://t.co/x6idINPKz4

17/06/19

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The Countdown Numbers Game total for this week is 296. Can you get the magic number and is there more than one way to do so? Try your hand at our other math challenges. https://t.co/QicePnkswe

17/06/19

"The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a star." Brillat-Savarin: French “Foodie”, 18th Century.

17/06/19

Students will reflect on a series of quotes, regarding others view on happiness. "Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Norman MacEwan: Writer, 20th Century.

17/06/19

This weeks reflections is about happiness. "Happiness is a state of which you are unconscious, of which you are not aware. The moment that you are aware that you are happy, you cease to be happy." Krishnamurti: Indian Philosopher, 20th Century

15/06/19

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Thank you for the last five years. To all of the class of 2014-2019, never change, you’re all so special. https://t.co/Sk1wwRtnrs

13/06/19

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Clearing is coming next month! Here are five things you need to know, including info on: 🙋 who Clearing is for 🗞️vacancies 📚 courses ❓ after Clearing https://t.co/R8SmIE9omE

10/06/19

Parent Forum Group - 24 June 2019, 6.15pm to 7.15pm. For more calendar reminders, visit our website: https://t.co/7xVRzjEajr https://t.co/xGlGksfDaL

10/06/19

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Due to popular demand we’ve added extra evening opening times on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for Leonardo da Vinci: . Book now (if you can tear yourself away from staring at Leonardo's thought experiment – a perpetual motion wheel) https://t.co/hg5CDhD0PF https://t.co/mlEhcyhAKS

10/06/19

...reward your progress. Obstacles may sometimes get in the way, but if they do, just remember, it can be a long process to change your perspective and if you keep it up, it will get easier. https://t.co/22y7J9uQJ5

10/06/19

... making sure you plan in free time, adding in some flexibility to what you need to get done... https://t.co/57aQdJGRi8

10/06/19

From practicing effective time management to just being realistic... https://t.co/IVFdNWlAdO

10/06/19

This weeks reflection programme is about procrastination and some of the best ways to beat it. https://t.co/2rskNEuYdR

10/06/19

Countdown numbers total this week is 259. Can you reach the total? Is there more ways then one? Well done to Kim in 8B1, who successfully completed last weeks math quiz, (the answer was 72). Keep any eye out for this weeks! https://t.co/L2IpOjfOeK

10/06/19

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Word of the Week is diligent. Students can collect their WotW cards from Ms Maimouni. Tutor discussions this week will be around Teresa May officially stepping down as the leader of the Conservative party and what happens next. https://t.co/kLKtXqptHK

08/06/19

Everyone safely back to base with time to spare to dry the tents. Amazing work from everyone. https://t.co/lzTOoB0wHV

08/06/19

Despite the torrential rain and strong winds during the night, both teams are off on their final day walking. Very proud of the ladies and how they have kept going with no complaints despite tough conditions. See you st the finish line!

07/06/19

We thought they were tired. Inaugural DofE cup against . https://t.co/PttfPgnHuS

07/06/19

Packing light doesn't apply when gingerbread men are involved. https://t.co/UN1QjOyP2v

07/06/19

This weeks reflection programme had a focus on fair trade. Students looked at what fair trade is exactly and what they can do to make a difference. https://t.co/fofsYTcGRU

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Posted on March 27th 2018

#STEM Week

This year’s week of STEM activities, as organized by the Science, Math’s and Art Technology departments, saw an array of exciting opportunities to engage HGABR students into the field of STEM.


Students that took part throughout the week got to make the colours of the rainbow using chemicals and indicators, explored what goes into a firework, tested their engineering skills by building and launching a rocket, took part in a presentation on a dissection of a fish and attended a science based ‘rap battle’, just to name a few of the exciting activities.


Not to be forgotten, students also had the chance to celebrate International Women’s day with a presentation by our Year 9 students, a Q&A session with a First Officer for British Airways and a streaming of the Ted Talk by Jeddiah Isler, on ‘The Untapped Genius’.


Keep reading for some of the other amazing STEM goings-on that took place in #STEM Week.

 


Year 7 students got to experience the ZooLab, where they met Charlie the snake, as well as other delightful creatures. Students and staff, had the opportunity to hold, touch and ask questions during their sessions, learning about the environments for each animal and the best way to care for them. As you can see, Miss Shiyani and I joined in to say hi to our special visitors.


By Ms Gavin – Coordinator of Science


     

During STEM week, we had the opportunity to meet Helen Cam, a First Officer working for British Airways. It was a celebration for women in STEM as International Women’s day had recently passed. Helen talked about the progression of her career through civil aviation and what it’s like behind the scenes of an airport. She explained how the life of a pilot is an exciting one where you may never know your next destination. Afterwards, there was a friendly Q&A where all of us were buzzing to ask questions about the specific details of a pilot’s training and career. Helen kindly answered our questions to the fullest and seemed more than happy answering our more difficult questions. It was interesting hearing her talk about her personal life and how she balances flying and family. This goes to show that even amidst a busy schedule there is always time for everything you want to do.
Meeting Helen impacted all of us. Some of our group have aspirations in a career in aviation, and seeing what Helen has accomplished made the dream seem more achievable.  Hearing just how difficult and expensive the education needed is, made us more devoted to try harder in school. Helen advised us to take every opportunity that presents itself to us, as this is the only way to reach your personal goals. The whole talk was truly motivational and we thank Ms. Gavin for organising the talk and Helen for taking time out of her busy schedule to show us a snippet of her life.

By Charlotte and Mahdeia – Year 9
 


The Math’s department went all out with activities including a Pi(e) baking competition that took place after school on the Friday. We nearly ran out of space with all the participants creating their own bake off showpieces. 1st prize went to Crystal and Nasra in Year 8.


Well done to Chahinez  who stepped up to the Pi recital challenge and accomplished an amazing 250 digits.

Finally, the winners of the whole academy math’s treasure hunt (involving all the staff at the academy) were
Year 7 – Mariam
Year 8 – Hamda
Year 9 – Comfort
Year 10 – Lily
Year 11 – Divya


Well done to all who took part!


By Miss Shiyani – Coordinator of Mathematics


Not to be left out, the art and technology department hosted life drawing sessions with guest appearances from the academy’s quails and other creepy crawlies. Year 7 and 8 students tested their coding skills with a beginners guide to binary, python coding and the BBC micro:bit. While, Miss Bellinger hosted a photography session where students explored the history and chemistry of filters. After a brief demonstration, students developed their own black and white images which can be seen in the art department.

  
By Mr Meldrum – Teacher of Art, Design and Technology