- Today’s poems for National Poetry Day are as different in character from each other as it is possible to be! On the one hand, Mrs Clifton has chosen a riotous rewriting of a famous fairy tale in Roald Dahl’s ‘Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf' from his book of Revolting Rhymes. On the other, Miss Caddick's choice is the reflective melancholy of ‘Because I could not stop for Death”, by the mysterious American poet, Emily Dickinson. Links to external ...more
- To celebrate National Poetry Day, some of the staff at the Academy have chosen their favourite poems to share. Although poetry is often seen as difficult or too contrived, it doesn’t have to be. Sometimes just the sound and feel of the words as you speak them, or the image they create, is enough to give you pleasure. So put aside the misgivings, forget the analysis and just let the words do the talking. Monday’s poems are John Keats’s ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ and Maya Angelou’s ‘Still I Rise’, which have been chosen by Mrs Macefield and Mrs Powell-Leslie. (Links to external ...more
- Two former students came into the Academy recently. Amber Williams left in 2011 and went on to Halesowen College. Amber finally passed her Mathematics after four attempts but is now going on to Leeds Metropolitan University to study Psychology. Justina Ferreira also left in 2011. She is in her final year of an HND at Dudley College and hopes to go to Wolverhampton University next September to complete a top up degree. Mr Lloyd told INsight “It’s great to see our former students doing so well and we wish them every success in the ...more
- At the end of the Summer term a group of students visited Krakow in Poland. Over the next few weeks we will be featuring a day by day diary. Day 2 was written by Paige Moran (10DHE). Day Two - “We were shown around the Jewish quarters in Krakow by a Polish tour guide. During the tour we learnt a lot of information about the daily lives during the Holocaust. It seemed that this was a difficult time for them and this was re-emphasised by a survivor of the Holocaust who told her story following the tour. We were all very ...more
- In celebration of European Day of Languages, Scotty G’s held three themed days this week. On Tuesday students enjoyed French dishes such as Coq-au-Vin, on Wednesday Spanish Vegetarian Paella was on the menu and on Thursday Italian Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni was served. It was a perfect opportunity for students to taste some delicious European cuisine. Pictured below: Students enjoying Italian Themed Day ...more
- Mrs Collins, Co-ordinator of PSHE/Citizenship: Our Year 9 and 10 students have been developing their SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education) over the past two years at the Academy by using a speaking and listening tool called P4C (Philosophy for Children). They have been trying to find answers to some of the biggest questions we can ask, like “What is the purpose of life?” as well as coming up with their own which are often discussed in class. Now it’s your turn to get your mind thinking deeply! A Philosophical Question will appear in INsight magazine each month for you to ...more
- At the end of the Summer term a group of students visited Krakow in Poland. Over the next few weeks we will be featuring a day by day diary written by Pavanya Witharanage (11THO). Day One - Our journey started at 4.30am. We travelled by coach to Birmingham International Airport and arrived ‘early’ according to Mrs Collins ...... we actually barely made it for our final call! We landed at Krakow Airport then travelled to our hotel by coach. The Batory Hotel was beautifully decorated with red geraniums and our annexe was very spacious. In the afternoon we visited the main square ...more
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