At the tender age of just ten years old TNHA student, Nicole Mosely, took to the sport of bowling becoming runner up in the Norfolk under 16s indoor ladies championship in her first year. Since then she has won the championship twice and was runner up this year.
She also has won numerous open competitions including reaching the semi-finals of the singles Norfolk Ladies Competition this year and frequently representing Norfolk. She is currently ranked in the top 20 of the under 18s in the country and is hoping play for England in the future.
Nicole and her partner Evelyn Scott were crown champions in the Norfolk under 25 pairs competitions and will go on to represent the county at the national championships at Royal Leamington Spa in August.
Staff and students at TNHA wish them both every success!
With the help of fire, flying drones and a jet engine, the RAF Science Roadshow delighted students with their presentation on ‘Understanding the Physics of Flight’.
The Rubens Tube (pictured below) graphically demonstrated the relationship between sound waves and sound pressure and caused great excitement when set alight.
The star of the show however was a miniature jet engine, which when powered up, could be heard all over the school.
Limousines, sports cars, classic cars and other modes of unusual transport arrived at the Academy as the Class of 2017 stepped out onto the red carpet for their prom to the delight of onlookers. Prom dresses and suits were the order of the evening and students looked wonderful. After the official photos, ‘mocktails’ and a three course meal, students danced their way into the night amidst cannons of confetti.
The reality of being homeless, cold and vulnerable in today’s society inspired a group of students from The Nicholas Hamond Academy to act. They knitted scarves and blankets which were presented to Major Barry Wilson, from The Salvation Army on his recent visit.
Students were truly moved when he spoke about his own life experience and how this had led him to working with those less fortunate and left living on the streets.
He said he was “overwhelmed at the generosity shown by all” including the fact that, after a change of uniform style, the academy also donated 200 warm fleeces to this worthy cause.
Scrambling over obstacles courses whilst slipping and sliding in muddy conditions was the challenge as 150 students took part in a Tough-Mudder Competition recently.
It is the second year that TNHA has held this successful and enjoyable event raising money for Asthma UK and sports equipment.
Green-fingered students from the Iceni Group enjoyed learning about the planting process recently. They worked with Garden Science Trust, a group based at the Great Britain Centre in Swaffham, who help young people develop skills and potential through gardening and science.
The knowledge they gained will be put to good use as part of the Swaffham in Bloom Project and work with the local council.
Soggy clothing was considered a small price to pay as students returned with tales of their adventure at the Hautbois Activity Centre. Year 10 students studying BTec Sport at The Nicholas Hamond Academy took part in kayaking on the River Bure learning how to paddle, steer and improve their skills.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed participating in one of the fastest growing sports in the UK.
Building confidence, resilience and the opportunity for new adventures are just some of the reasons that students at The Nicholas Hamond Academy have signed up to the Duke of Edinburgh Programme.
They are currently planning a range of activities in order to complete the Bronze Award over the next six months which include basketball, mountain biking, volunteering at the local library and helping at an animal charity. Students will also plan a two day overnight camping expedition challenging navigational skills, camp craft and promoting teamwork.
Whether climbing the high wire or improving their archery skills, students enjoyed the many exciting activities at Kingswood in Overstrand recently.
The Nicholas Hamond Academy organised the residential trip for Year 9 students to experience challenges demanding problem solving, initiative and teamwork in the grounds of Lutyens Manor House.
All thoroughly enjoyed their stay, returning tired and full of stories of their great adventures!
Students from the The Nicholas Hamond Academy attended the Mayor’s Reception in Swaffham, recently proudly representing the Swaffham Youth Team in the town.
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