Headteacher’s Blog #25 23/03/2018
- Diary dates for:
- next week:
- Thursday 29 March Training Day (no students in school)
- next week:
- week commencing 16 April 2018:
- Monday 16 April Term begins
- Wednesday 18 April 5.00 pm Parents’ Forum
- Thursday 19 April Year 12 Parents’ Evening
- Last weekend, 30 Year 11 students went on a Maths revision and activity trip to a PGL centre in Lincolnshire. Despite the freezing cold, heavy snow and strong winds, all students worked extremely hard to overcome fears, work as a team and improve their Maths in preparation for exams. They showed maturity, compassion for others and resilience during some difficult activities. We could not be prouder of them and their achievements.
- The Year 10 Parents’ Evening is on Thursday 26 April. Parents/carers are invited to book appointments with teachers via our electronic booking system: parents-booking.co.uk/downhammarket.
- William Hussey the inspirational author of Jekyll’s Mirror, a supernatural horror story, is visiting Downham Market Academy next Tuesday. He will be giving talks and providing creative writing workshops for approximately 300 students in Years 7, 8 and 9.
He will talk about the history of spooky stories – from campfire tales to witch trials – with some audience participation. He will also talk about researching ideas and (following from his book Jekyll’s Mirror) cyber bullying. This promises to be an enriching day for our students.
- In addition to the recent Year 12 trip to the Cambridge University Masterclasses we explored aspiration university options through our Russell Group and Oxbridge Conference. This was attended by Year 11 students who learnt about what admissions tutors at Russell Group and Oxbridge are looking for in their candidates. Questions were answered by students in Year 13 who have received offers from universities, including Cambridge, Leeds and Nottingham. A huge thanks to all who attended, particularly the Year 13s who gave their time to advise the Year 11s.