Sport Relief 2016

With the success and enthusiasm that was shown for the Macmillan coffee morning – I decided to make Sport Relief a competitive rematch between English and PE. Not long after this was published, it was then decided to go one bigger, as SLT fancied their chances. This demonstrated the enthusiasm of the staff throughout the Academy and again - allowed pupils to see ‘us’ in a different environment – building solid relationships.

We did it....1673 in one week! A massive thank you to everyone who has contributed to the sport relief mile!”
— Miss Mennell

...and the 1497 Mile Challenge

Moreover, the whole Academy took part in a 1497 mile challenge – meaning we all had to come together in order to complete. We have 1497 pupils and staff which only meant 1 mile per person. The total number completed in one week was: 1673 miles, the motto throughout the week was ‘WORKING TOGETHER WE WILL ACHIEVE SUCCESS'. This has shown everyone in the Academy that if we all do our bit we can be successful.

In the aftermath of Sport Relief, the pupils in The Link often go for a mile walk to gather their thoughts/calm down alongside staff members. This will help to educate these pupils that exercise can help with stress and in turn will help them to lead a healthy lifestyle.  

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2016

For this year’s Macmillan coffee morning, I wanted to involve the whole Academy and have an element of competition for the pupils to partake in. With TV shows like ‘The Great British Bake off’ and ‘Come Dine With Me’ being so popular, I thought we could peg different faculties against each other so the pupils could buy from their favourite subject. This element of competition allowed pupils to see staff in a different light. I also felt that this gave the pupils time to interact with staff on a different level - which I think is important to build solid relationships between staff and pupils. 

In total we raised a total of £1050.13, beating last year’s total of £415.65. 

I would just like to thank everybody who took part and got involved in the Macmillan Coffee morning – break time seemed to have a real buzz about it!”
— Miss Mennell