Remember to set your clocks forward 1 hour this Saturday night, as British Summer Time (BST) officially begins at 1.00am Sunday 26th March 2017. For further information about clock changes, please see the government website: https://www.gov.uk/when-do-the-clocks-change
The Arts & Craft Club have been busy with their spring creativity this week, as they have been making Easter bunnies. Following step-by-step instructions, they used small cloths, googly-eyes, pre-made faces and Cadbury’s Crème Eggs to produce the unique little Easter keepsakes.
The Year 8 Assembly on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 hosted guest speakers from the Army Cadet Force. Sergeant Proud came in to speak with Year 8 students about the Army Cadets in general, the opportunities available, as well as the specifics of joining the local detachment at Thorne.
As a uniformed youth organisation, the ACF offers young people aged 12 (in Year 8) and 18 a wide variety of adventurous, exciting, and challenging opportunities to improve themselves. From mountain biking and sports competitions, t
Do you want to challenge yourself, gain new skills, and meet other young people from across the country?
Could you see yourself getting muddy, learning how to hide in the woods, and gaining nationally recognised qualifications at the same time?
If your answer to either of those questions was ‘Yes’, then you might want to join the Army Cadet Force. Charlie Company of the Humberside & South Yorkshire ACF covers the whole of the Don and Dearne valleys, and are looking for young people to join as new cadets. With
The Year 10 Assembly on Tuesday 21st March 2017 hosted guest speakers from Cambridge University. Three current Cambridge students came in to speak with Year 10 students about university life in general, as well as the specifics of studying at one of the UK’s top universities.
The three students came from a variety of backgrounds, areas of the country, and study areas, allowing Ash Hill students a fantastic opportunity to discover about the different opportunities on offer in Higher Education. One thing that
Year 11 students will be offering raffle tickets for sale during break and lunchtime, for the Easter Raffle Draw! Tickets are priced at 20p each or £1 for a strip, with a selection of fantastic prizes on offer, including 1st Prize – 7” Digital photo frame and a variety of Easter eggs for runners up. For anyone that might miss the students selling tickets, you can make your way to DV13 (the PLC), where Mrs Swainston will be happy to help.
The draw will take place on the last day of term – Friday 7th April 201
Are you a former student of Ash Hill Academy, Hatfield Visual Arts College or Hatfield High School or know someone that is? If so we would love to hear from you! On Wednesday 5th April we have a planned event for our Year 10 students, and are seeking former students who would like to get involved.
Our growing alumni network are helping to create a more diverse and vibrant community around the academy, and are providing more interesting ways to benefit our current students.
If you or someone that you know are
During Marvellous March students can win prizes for good attendance, with lots of chances to win. Each week in March there will be a prize draw, for each Year Group in an “Open the Box” 100% attendance draw. Every week, six students will be drawn for the chance to pick a key, which in turn will be used to…Open the Box!
If the box fails to open after all six attempts, the prize will rollover to the following week, doubling the reward.
There will also be a prize for the Top Form with Highest Attendance – a brea
Following the very successful Delta Academies Trust Games on Thursday 2nd March 2017 at the EIS Sheffield, Miss Allott reports:
“The students had a great time and competed with excellent team spirit throughout the day.
Some notable performances were:
- Chelsea Bisby Yr 8 - 1st in 200m and 3rd in the triple jump
- Ender Elik Yr7 - 1st in the speed bounce
- Zayne Fraser Yr 10 - 2nd in the shot putt
- Jake Bellwood Yr 10 - 1st in 200m
- Under 15 Boys 4 x 200m relay team (Jake B, Keith Hinds, Zayne Fraser and Tyler Wh
All are welcome at the *FREE* Doncaster Apprenticeship Fair at Cast Theatre, Waterdale, between 2pm and 6pm on Wednesday 8th March 2017. There will be a range of providers and businesses available to talk to about job hunting, apprenticeships and work-based learning.
There is no need to book, just pop along, or for more information call: 01302 735 555
Are you interested in a career with the Police? Always wondered how to become an investigator? Want to know what it is really like to work on the frontline of British law enforcement?
If you answered ‘Yes!’ to any of those questions, you might be interested in joining the South Yorkshire Police Cadets. Recruitment for the 2017 intake of volunteer cadets begins 1st April 2017. To find out more, take a look at the following page: South Yorkshire Police Cadets
This morning our Year 11 students were treated to the return of theatre troupe ManACTCo, who performed their rendition of J.B. Priestley's "An Inspector Calls". This was as part of our drive to help students better understand some of the harder aspects of the English Literature syllabus.
ManACTCo had previously performed to Year 11 students in October, with three Shakespeare plays in an hour, as well as in November performing the Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol".
On Tuesday 28th February the academy will be hosting a Post 16 Open Evening, to allow students and their families to gain information about Further Education courses, including those on offer by C6 Collegiate Sixth Form. The event will begin at 5.30pm and close at 7.30pm.
In attendance will also be representatives from Leeds Beckett University, to provide information, advice and guidance regarding Higher Education courses. We look forward to seeing you there.
During the February half term break there are a series of Intervention Sessions for Year 11 students. These sessions are designed to maximise the opportunities for exam success, so are crucial for students who may need that little extra support to achieve their target grades.
PLEASE NOTE – All students must sign in at Student Reception on arrival and sign out when they leave.
Intervention sessions will be as follows:
MON 20th – 9 am to 3 pm
Design Technology – AL3 and AL4 – Mr Ramage and Mr Blackett
TUE 21st –
An Ash Hill Academy alumnus has recently achieved boxing success whilst studying at Leeds Beckett University. Former Ash Hill student Jake Goodwin, as part of the Leeds Beckett University boxing team, took a gold in the 69-75kg open class category in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Boxing rankings.
Jake’s success helped the team to reach first place in the BUCS competition, showing that sporting prowess can be achieved alongside academic study. We wish Jake and his fellow team members well
The new Spring 2017 Enrichment Program is now available! This will start after the half term break on Monday 27th February 2017.
Go to: http://www.ashhillacademy.org.uk/Enrichment for a downloadable copy.
Please be sure to check the program before attending any sessions, as details have changed from the last term's program.
Throughout today students from all year groups are taking part in the Doncaster Youth Council elections. The vote is a way for young people to put into practice the knowledge they have gained of the democratic system, by electing candidates from their own school, who will then represent them at the local Youth Council meetings. The Youth Councillors will take the views and opinions from their area’s young people, and present them to local authority decision makers, who will in turn use that information to s
After a successful Autumn/Winter program of activities for the daily Enrichment sessions, we would like to thank both students and staff for their involvement. This program of activities will close on Friday 17th February at 3.30pm.
Please note: There will be no bus operating after sessions close on Friday.
On Saturday 11th February, 8 students from Ash Hill Academy visited Cambridge University. When students arrived they received a presentation that focused on the university application process and an overview of the different courses available at Oxbridge. Students had the opportunity to explore the university and Cambridge city centre. They also visited the Scott Polar Research Institute to find out how current students utilise the museum for research purposes. The visit was a fantastic experience for the A