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Arnold Hill awarded champion status
Arnold Hill Academy has been awarded champion school status for their involvement in National Citizen Service (NCS), a government-backed youth programme for teenagers.
We received the status in recognition of the continued support given to the scheme, which helps young people develop a broad range of skills that have life-long value, such as leadership, team working, confidence, independent thinking and community responsibility.
“We’re delighted to offer ongoing support for NCS as we believe it plays a vital role in the development of our students as they transform into adulthood,” said Matt Robertson, head teacher.
Lance Smith was awarded the certificate, signed by the Prime Minister, from former NCS graduates at a special ceremony to mark the achievements of each champion school in the region. The graduate presenters, who hosted the event throughout, enthusiastically outlined the positive impact that NCS had on them and what they had gained by taking part.
Year 12 trip to West Notts College
Our Year 12 BTEC Sport and Exercise pupils enjoyed a trip to West Notts College for some taster activities and information gathering on the degree level sports courses that they offer. Pupils had a tour of the facilities, spoke with the course director and took part in a number of activities led by current students on the course. The pupils found it very informative and it has given them an idea of the next stage in their future.
Arnold View Visit: Reading Role Models
On Tuesday 20th March, nine Year 7 students were lucky enough to visit Arnold View Primary School with Mr Smith and Mrs Box. Our Year 7 students acted as fabulous reading buddies to children in Foundation stages one and two and a superb time was had by all.
A key element of the visit was supporting the children to continue the great work they had started with their teachers on reading. During the afternoon, our pupils were superb role models to the four and five year olds. Reflecting on the visit, our pupils had the following things to say on their return to Arnold Hill later that afternoon:
“The [children] were very consumed in the books. We got to ask them lots of questions based on what they had read. They were very interested in reading. We got to feel like teachers and act as role models towards them.” (Evan)
“The children told me they had a great time and we did too. They were all so well-behaved; it was a pleasure to read to them.” (Charlie)
“The children thought it was brilliant and were excited about our visit. I thought it was a really good atmosphere. The impact was positive because they had older pupils from a local feeder school to read to them.” (Noah)
“The children loved it! If they keep reading it will have a positive impact on their life.”
Arnold Hill will continue to work with Arnold View as part of our transition programme with our feeder schools in order to provide engaging opportunities to work with our fantastic pupils and staff.
Ben Smith & Tara Box
Year 11 Parents' Forum 27th March 2018
Our Year 11 Parents' Forum took place on 27th March 2018.
Anyone who missed the event can view the presentations that were given to help pupils prepare for the summer examinations below.
Sport Relief 2018
Last week at Arnold Hill Academy, pupils and staff had great fun doing their bit for Sport Relief 2018. The week began with some fantastic rugby training sessions provided by Leicester Tigers for pupils from across the three schools within the Trent Academies Group. Matt Robertson, Head Teacher said “It was great to have the Tigers with us. They’ve got real expertise and we hope the next Farrell can emerge from our ranks.”
Continuing the theme of "whatever makes you move" our pupils put in a fantastic collective effort covering a total of 2100km in PE lessons. Finally, the week's activities culminated in a staff versus pupils basketball game. It was another closely contested game and staff are still to get their revenge after losing 17-11. We would like to thank all of our wonderful pupils for creating a great atmosphere and being so enthusiastic.