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 Thursday 15th December at 3.30pm, with the new Spring 17 Program to be announced shortly.
After a recent visit to Sheffield Hallam University, we were very happy to receive a message of thanks from their Pre 16 Engagement Coordinator, Mr J Wilmshurst.
Mr Wilmshurst sent thanks to both the students and staff via Mrs Welch, for being such wonderful guests of Sheffield Hallam University – “Thank you for visiting us last week, we really enjoyed hosting you and you were a great bunch of pupils, parents and teachers to work with…I hope you enjoyed the visit as much as we did.”
The visit was organised by
The Student and Academy Leadership Teams have agreed that it is important to support our community, especially at this festive time of year, and have chosen to show that support by fundraising for Save the Children with a Christmas Jumper Day.
On Friday 16th December for the last day of term, students (and staff) at Ash Hill Academy may wear a Christmas Jumper with their uniforms, instead of the normal shirt and tie beneath their blazers – for a £1 donation to charity.
The Christmas Jumper Day donations will
Mrs Whitter would like to thank the Year 11 Art & Design and Photography students, for attending a studio support session to work on final major outcomes, for their course work portfolios. An amazing up take for the evening resulted in 38 students attending until 6.30pm! She would also like to thank the Art and Photography staff, for supporting with this very successful evening of achievement.
Pictured are some of the pieces produced by the attendees.
Year 11 students should keep an eye out in the New Year,
In order to raise funds for the Year 11 End of year Ball, there will be a Christmas Raffle held in the Learner Achievement Centre (LAC) on Wednesday 14th December. Tickets are available now from Year 11 students at Break and Lunch times or from the Personal Learning Centre (DV13), priced at just 20p per ticket, or £1 for a strip of tickets.
The prizes have been donated from a variety of sources within our very supportive community, including:
- Staff, students and their families
- C&N Newsagents
- Coffee at Nu
In order to raise funds for their end of year ball, our Year 11 students and their supporting staff have been seeking donations for raffle prizes. Mrs Swainston has asked that a special message of thanks be sent out to all the wonderful people – students, their families, and even local businesses – who have kindly donated items for prizes already. Ash Hill Academy continues to be fortunate in having such a caring and supportive local community, and we are very grateful to all individuals and groups for this
On Monday afternoon as part of our Enrichment program, Mrs Doyle and Mrs Wakeham took some of our female students across to Coppice School, to engage their female students in a range of fun activities. Having been invited by Coppice Deputy Head Mrs Willis to form the collaborative “Coppice Girls” support group, girls from all years at Ash Hill were willing and eager to help.
Mrs Doyle has already received feedback from some students, who have said they thoroughly enjoyed their time over at Coppice, in partic
As part of the Christmas competitions, students were asked to design and make a tree topper for the Academy Christmas Tree in main reception. The winning entry was judged by Mr Higgins on Friday, and placed on the Academy Christmas Tree by Year 7 students with the Christmas Bauble competition entries.
The winner of the Tree Topper competition was:
The prize for the winning entry is:
£15 Love to Shop voucher
Congratulations and thanks to the students who entered the competition, and well done to t
Our Year 8 students have been involved in a design competition, as part of their Art work, to design the official Ash Hill Academy 2016 Christmas card. The entries were very difficult for Mr Higgins to judge, as the quality of design was so high, and it was clear that a lot of thought was put into them by Year 8.
However, we can now announce the winners of the Christmas Card competition:
1st Place – Kacper Rypinski
2nd Place – Wiktoria Smykala
3rd Place – Jessica Sutherland
The prizes that the winners will recei
This morning a group of our Year 7 students decorated the academy Christmas tree in main reception. The decorations that they applied, which were all designed and made by our Year 7 students in Art, are part of a competition judged by Mr Higgins.
The winning decorations were designed and made by:
Evenlina - (1st Place)
Philip Head - (2nd Place)
Lillie Robinson - (3rd Place)
The prizes for winning the competition are:
£15 Love to Shop voucher for 1st Prize
£10 Love to Shop voucher for 2nd Prize
£5 Love to Shop vouc
Record Breaking Attendance to Maths enrichment.
I would just like to send out a massive CONGATULATIONS to all the Year 11 students that attended the enrichment session on Monday night.
A staggering 92% of the year group attended, they were engaged and worked on vital topics in readiness for their mock exams.
Domino’s pizza was enjoyed by all and they managed to demolish 25 large pizzas in minutes.
Don't forget to keep attending the regular enrichments, there will be some Christmas surprises over the next few we
We are incredibly proud to announce that three of our very talented Year 7 students have been successful in having their artwork included on a charity calendar for 2017.
During their final year at Primary School, the students (Kayleigh Hatton, Freyya-Lillie Haver, and Aisha Magee) entered the 22nd Walker Morris Charity Calendar competition. This was for young artists to contribute in raising funds for the Martin House Hospice, which provides family-led care for children and young people with life-limiting co
This morning our Year 11 students were treated to the return of theatre troupe ManACTCo, who performed their rendition of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’. 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! They will be returning again in March 2017 to perform ‘An Inspector Calls’, with spaces FREE for parents/carers to at
We are very proud to announce that a student of Ash Hill Academy, Kaleigh Mason, took part in this year’s Trafalgar Day Parade in London. Miss Mason, a member of the Sea Cadet Corps, paraded as part of the greater host of Forces personnel who commemorated the Battle of Trafalgar (21st October 1805) – a turning point in British history.
Under Admiral Lord Nelson’s command, the Royal Navy engaged Napoleon Bonaparte’s French fleet, stopping their advance across Europe and cementing Britain’s command over the h
As a mark of respect, the Academy will be observing a one minute silence today. This will be signalled by the session bell sounding at 11:05, followed by a double-ring at 11:06. All members of staff, students, and visitors are asked to please observe this silence as a mark of respect on Armistice Day.
Assemblies were given to Years 7, 8, and 9 this morning about Autism Awareness from the specialist ASD Teacher Ms Robson from DMBC. After a brief video presentation explaining ‘Top Tips for Coping with ASD’ and ‘Key Aspects of ASD’, Ms Robson then explained what Autism Spectrum Disorder is, and how students might come across those affected by it.
Video presentation: https://youtu.be/x5m5vqrFZpc
Students were also informed that support is available from the SEND Team through Mrs Ryan, and that Peer Informatio
PE staff would like to make it known that the ‘Dance’ enrichment activity is no longer available and cancelled as of Monday 11th November. We apologise for any inconvenience.
As it is Remembrance Day on Friday, assemblies this week will be based on a Remembrance theme and will be delivered by Mrs Wright.
However, on Wednesday 9th November we will have presentations delivered by the ASD specialist Ms Robson. These assemblies will focus on 'What it means to be ASD '.
The ASD assemblies on Wednesday will run at the following times:
10.25 – 10.40 Year 9 (Normal assembly time)
10.45 – 11.05 Year 7 (Straight to Assembly from Break)
11.05 - 11.25 Year 8 (Students report to period 3 then e
UPDATE: Maths enrichment has expanded to include FRIDAY afternoons too! Starting today (Fri 04/11/16) students can access support in the Maths department from 2.30pm to 3.30pm on Friday afternoons.
Maths staff would also like to make it known that pizza will be on offer again…soon!