Training for the RSA8 came to an end this week with the highly anticipated Warwick University Residential Weekend. After taking part in a number of training sessions to support their leadership journeys, students in the RSA8 programme across the Family of Academies, put their skills to the test and devised a Social Action Plan to make a difference in their school or community.
A huge thank you to our students and our staff for their contributions to ‘Hatty Christmas’! There was a lovely atmosphere around the building as everyone began to get into the Christmas spirit. We raised £613.40 for Blind Children UK, which is a tremendous effort from everyone. We know the money will be put to very good use by Blind Children UK and will make a real difference to the lives of many people.
Aussie Rules Football took centre stage at the RSA Academy this morning when we were delighted to welcome Chelsea Roffey to the Academy. Chelsea was the first female to umpire the Grand Final of the Australian Football League – a bit like refereeing the FA Cup Final at Wembley – but bigger! 100,000 fans had crowded into the ground in Melbourne for the final and it was watched by many millions more on national television.
The draft timetable has been posted in the Parents section. Please note that this is a draft timetable and may change. We will of course post any changes as soon as we receive them.
Today sees the release of this year’s RSA Academy Christmas Card. This year we asked students to design a card, giving them two design briefs – either ‘abstract Christmas decorations’ or ‘textured stencil’. Well done to Arran Chumber, Iqra Zanib and Chloe Webb, their cards have been chosen and will be sent out by Mr Redmond this week. Unfortunately Chloe wasn’t available for the photograph this morning. You can see all three cards and from left to right they are: Arran’s Iqra’s and Chloe’s. Well done to all three students!
Don’t forget this weekend to get your Christmas hat ready for the Academy’s very special ‘Hatty Christmas’ on Friday 12th December. This is your opportunity to have a bit of Christmas fun and at the same time do something really important for children! Wear a Christmas hat to the Academy and donate a £1. The money will be donated to Blind Children UK.
The RSA Academy Post-16 team reached the last 32 of the ESFA Under 18 national competition with a hard fought victory against Baxter College Kidderminster. RSA started strongly and quickly got in to their accustomed passing style, creating problems for the Baxter defence. RSA deservedly took the lead when Ashley Doughton floated a perfect free kick in to the top corner. RSA continued to press hard, however the Baxter defence held firm till the interval.
In order to challenge and reward our fantastic students, the RSA Academy LRC has recently set up an elite Academy Librarian training scheme. This scheme gives our prospective student librarians the opportunity to learn the essential skills needed to become an effectie librarian, from the basics of issuing and shelving books, to running clubs and competitions, promoting the LRC throughout the Academy and training other students. Each Academy Librarian is also given their own section of the LRC to look after, awarding them greater responsibility and ownership over their learning environment.