C.A.P.ital Programme - Term 3
Thank you to all students for their hard work with the C.A.P.ital 1 and C.A.P.ital 2 programme during Term 3. Students have been exploring ‘Healthy Choices’ in C.A.P.ital 2 which saw them try new ingredients during the lunch servings. Thank you to Mr Kent and the catering team for their support with this.
C.A.P.ital 1 explored ‘Relationships with Others’ and how to overcome relationship barriers; students were invited to explore how they could deal with various scenarios differently.
As we move forward into Term 4 C.A.P.ital 1 explores ‘ Motivation’ with the focus of motivating ourselves to do better with school work and personal goals and achievements.
C.A.P.ital 2 will be exploring ‘Academy Apprentices’ where they will be coming up with a concept and delivering their idea to their peers. I look forward to seeing what fantastic and unusual ideas that the students come up with.
‘Is It Worth It?’
Year 7, 8 and 9 students watched the ‘Is it Worth It?’ school tour. The road show, organised by Kent Police delivers a very credible message around E-Safety, the dangers of Sexting and encourages young people to think carefully about the consequences of what they post online. In addition to playing interactive games, watching videos and talking about various E-safety issues from Sexting to Cyber bullying, there was a performance from new band 'YES LAD'. The band made it to the Judges Houses on X Factor last year.
The Lord Whisky Animal Sanctuary
Students from The Folkestone Academy recently visited The Lord Whisky Animal Sanctuary in Stelling Minnis to hand over food donations and a cheque for £400 following recent fundraising activities. Lumley House, one of 8 Houses in the Academy, held their annual House Charity Day to raise money for the RSPCA and The Lord Whiskey Animal Sanctuary. They organised a number of activities including a blind raffle, sponsored run and animal food bank.
Year 7 Maths Rock Stars
Our Year 7 students have been given a log in and are taking part in this programme on a fortnightly rota during tutor time.
Students are being encouraged to access this at home in order to improve their times table recall.
There is a competition running for the lead tutor group & the most improved student.
The app is free to download or can be accessed through the website.
Le Sailing Voyage 2017
Year 9 were given the opportunity to be part of Le Sailing Voyage Tall Ships experience throughout Term 5 and 6. The project is supported by Shepway District Council, Boulogne Sur Mer and Eurotunnel.
The students will take part in four weekends of activities, two based in Folkestone and two based in France. The activities will be centred around team-building and learning key aspects of roles and responsibilities when on board. Once the four weekends have taken place the students will have the opportunity to travel on board one of the tall ships around French ports for 4 nights and 5 days. The trip is fully funded including food and drink and the students even get their own hoodie!
We had 20 Year 9 students show an interest in taking part and 11 applied by writing a letter of interest to Mr Moors and Mrs Harris. We are delighted that all 11 students were successful with their applications and will enjoy their first experience starting on Saturday 25th February.
Congratulations to the following students:
Michael Burne A3
Xavier Gonsalves A3
Tom Coughlan A3
Latia Sarr-Richards B3
Connor Booth-Wolfe C3
Carmel Idris D3
Luke Martin D3
Ellie Dowley D3
Alice Crockford D3
Jack Mercer D3
Year 10 Debating Final
Congratulations to Foster for winning the Year 10 Debating Final. This team has won the Year 8, 9 and now 10 competition! Well done to all who participated.
This Term Year 13 students took part in a 2-hour ‘Bollywood’ workshop with Senjuti from Wise Moves Dance. During the 2 hours they choreographed a 3 minute ‘Bollywood’ routine, which was designed with the theme of ‘Heroes’ in mind and will contribute to their Dance course and feature in this year’s Addiction Dance show in March.
Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors (above) supported Lee Churchyard in training over 15 Anti-Bullying Associates (below) from different forms and year groups on Thursday 26th January 2017. The Anti-Bullying Associates will be the eyes and ears for listening and reporting any bullying issue’s that come to light during their school day. They all received certificates for their training which were presented in House assemblies. Well done to all!
Bussell A1 – Ethan Cole
A2 – Jack Elliot
Lumley B2 – Issac Covill
B3 – Matthew Riberio & Maya Rattigan
B4 – Joe MacKensie
Foster C1- Brandon Cheffins
C3- Ben Roberts
Dyson D1 – Evie Burnett
D2 – Ionee Morgan
D3 –Kiki Burnett
D4 – Lucy Smith
Foale E2 - Hope Bajrami
E5 - Chloe Davenport
Holmes F2 – Alisha Mozeley
F4 –Jayden Lewis
Horowitz H2 - Minay Jefferies
H5 - Kieran Gilliver
Ski Trip 2018
During the February half term students who signed up to this year’s Ski Trip took off to the snowy slopes of Montafon in Austria.
The Skip Trip for 2018 will be in Passo Tonale in Italy. If you would like to sign up please visit our website
Cha Cha Workshop
Luke Saunders, a professional Ballroom and Latin American dancer and former UK Dance Team member and No2 in the UK for Ballroom and Latin American dancing, came in to lead a technique Cha Cha workshop with Year 13 dancers in order to support their dance work as part of Unit 51 International Dance for the Level 3 BTEC. Luke has worked with Strictly stars Anton Du Beke, Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace amongst others, as well as choreographed for TV, national teams and UK team members. The students benefitted from learning clear techniques and learnt partner work and additional choreography.
Performing Arts Society
Summary of Term 3 activities and events:
• Academy’s Got Talent – watch the highlights video
• School of Rock rehearsals have begun (performance in July 2017)
• Youth Speaks competition on 4th February (Chloe Ross, Lewis Dempsey and Phoebe Sproston) – our team won in the senior category against teams with older members and previous experience in the competition! They will perform in the next round on 4th March.
• 7th February and 10th February will see a fundraising event for Addiction dance show. All Performance Society students will pay £1 to watch a superhero movie during society time.
• 10th February – Year 7 Performance Society students will be attending ‘Orchestra Unwrapped’ at the Marlowe Theatre. Students have had to learn three songs to sing while the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are performing a specially commissioned piece called ‘Past-Present-Future’
Shaping Your Future
The Young Enterprise group have just started to sell from their business “Sweet Treats”, watch this space to find out how sales are progressing.
We have had a team of students travel off to the 'Youth Speaks' Competition.
Our Memory Makers group have been completing focus interviews with their guests over the last term.
Year 7 and 8 have been exploring healthy choices and learning about ways to exercise well.
Lumley House staff and students have been working hard this term to organise our House Charity Day. We organised lots of stalls as well as a Blind Raffle with lots of lovely prizes donated from local companies. Year 9 students completed a sponsored silence and a special mention goes to Kaylea Fryer in Year 11 who raised £100 in sponsorship money to run 15 miles on 31st January.
So far over £600 has been raised for the RSPCA and the animal food collections will be donated to The Lord Whisky Animal Sanctuary.
Thank you to all Year 7 and 8 parents that attended this year’s Open House evening and celebrated our students’ work and successes over the year.
The Year 10 Debating team participated in the House Debating Competition, representing Foale and demonstrating excellent arguments for the ‘prohibition of nuclear weapons’. It was a pleasure to see such confident, passionate and well prepared young people who worked as a team to represent their House. A special mention should go to Bethany who stepped in at the last minute to deliver a speech and to Katie who won the Best Speaker award.
Hope and Chloe recently trained to become Anti Bully Ambassadors. Foale House is very proud to have such dedicated and caring students who volunteered to complete the training in their own time to ensure the community works together to eradicate bullying. Well done!
Holmes House planned and delivered a fantastic day on Friday 20th January and collected over £500 for the Pilgrims Hospices. This money could pay for 1 days care for a patient on a ward at the Pilgrims Hospices
A very big thank you to our parents for the wonderful contributions of cakes, sweets and prizes, our students organised their stalls and worked tirelessly all day to raise funds for this great cause!
On Wednesday 1st February students walked in their PJs to Cheriton High Street, gaining sponsorship for further fundraising for our charity.
A mixed Year 9 and 10 team took on Highworth Grammar and unfortunately lost both games.
First = 26 – 1 (9s)
Second = 31-1 (10s)
The girls played well despite losing and our player of the match went to Blessing Ihouma for both games!
Our girls Basketball team had their first match this term, playing Highworth. Our U14 and U16 teams put in 100% with excellent teamwork.
U14 Lost / U16 Won
Player of the match for the U14 was Megan Brown and U16 Jade Esprit who scored an amazing 3 pointer!
Our Year 7 team have had 2 games this term. They played well and definitely got very competitive on the court.
Unfortunately we lost both games:
15-10 against the North
16-4 against Highworth
Player of the match goes to Nicole Ellen for her brilliant attacking and shooting.
Sports Hall Athletics
The Sports Hall Athletics events was a success, ending with the Year 7 girls and Year 8 boys and girls teams all coming second in Shepway!
Our U18 10-a-side term competed in a tournament this term. They beat Towers and Queen Elizabeth.
A group of fortunate Rugby Academy students were given the opportunity to attend BT Sport’s TV show, ‘Rugby Tonight’. The live show was filmed on Wednesday 1st February at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and hosted by Craig Doyle, Lawrence Dallaglio (Wasps and England), Martin Bayfield (Northampton Saints and England) and Ugo Monye (Harlequins and England) along with special guest ex England captain Chris Robshaw.
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