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Headteacher's Blog - 27/04/18

A busy week in the Academy this week and we are struggling to keep warm following the glorious weather last week. The students have been very busy and I have some wonderful achievements to share.

Amba king in Year 12 has had some amazing news that a children’s book that she has written and illustrated is going to be published. The book was written as part of an extended project qualification studied in the sixth form. This will be available in bookshops later in the year. An amazing achievement well done Amba!

Anna Rogers in Year 9 has completed auditions and been successful in gaining a place to perform at the Theatre Royal , Nottingham in the English Youth Ballet’s production of Cinderella in Hollywood in July.  This is a fantastic achievement for Anna.

In Food technology this week Year 8 students made some very tasty looking burgers making the bread bun and the burger! I tried to get a sample, however they were not willing to share.

180 Year 7 and 8 students completed the maths challenge in the examinations centre on Thursday morning. Many students were quite nervous, however they coped really well and will receive their results in a few weeks.

Many students at John Port take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme. The scheme  has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life. From volunteering to physical activities, life skills and expeditions, achieving a DofE award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities. The following Year 11 and Year 12 students have completed their Bronze award and have been presented with their certificates. Congratulations to you all!

  • Hannah Bilbie
  • Abby Miller
  • Molly Burrows
  • Jessica Holmes
  • Gracimae Wortley

Finally it was great to see so many primary school students taking part in the Primary Netball tournament at John Port on Thursday. The Academy had 9 primary schools competing in a netball competition on Thursday afternoon. The netball courts were full of smiling energetic Year 5 and 6 students the event was enjoyed by all.