The Opal Coast is an ideal destination for groups seeking to enhance language skills through a range of educational and cultural visits. Students completed a guided tour of the historic town of Boulogne sur Mer and practiced their language skills in the local shops. They also learnt about the industry of chocolate making watching demonstrations of melting, moulding, a guided tour of the workshop and the chance to enjoy tasting samples.
At a working snail farm, our group discovered how one of France’s most famous foods is reared. All then sat back and watched which of our students would be the first to sample one for themselves.
At the local boulangerie, students watched and listened to the baker describe, in French, the process of making traditional bread and croissants, before getting the chance to produce and eat their own.
Lastly, students toured a sweet factory located in Boulogne-sur-Mer, where students learnt from the French commentary, demonstrations and were able to taste the delicious sweets produced.
Investigators were called into action to assess a crime scene at the Academy.
In true CSI style, and using skills learned whilst studying GCSE Psychology, students collected witness statements and used forensic psychology together with criminal profiling to discover the perpetrator.
Cakes and pizza were just two of the ways in which cells were demonstrated during a recent Science project.
Not only did students ably label the various parts required – the models they used tasted good too.
A ‘Thunk’ (a discussion arising from a philosophical question) is the way students begin a new subject in the curriculum called Leaders of our Lives.
Learning cultural, religious, political, mental health awareness and philosophy allows a genuine chance for students to shape their own learning and make sense of the world around them.
Students will discover the role they play as members of their families, towns, country and ultimately citizens of the world.
Rain did not discourage students studying the dynamics of urban living whilst visiting Norwich city centre recently.
As part of their Geography course they investigated the links between where people live, their access to services, the local environment and quality of life.
Future students joined TNHA for their Annual Open Evening. The academy was buzzing with excitement as students from local junior schools enjoyed various exciting activities on display.
They followed maps around the building, ably assisted by their parents/carers, with Academy prefects as tour guides, discovering what they can expect when they join as new scholars ready for their new learning experience in September 2018.
Photographs show a glimpse of Geography & Humanities
What are the issues the youth of today want to see addressed by politicians? A part of a nationwide ‘Make Your Mark’ survey, the students of TNHA spoke out recently.
The results of a student voice survey will be added to the votes of young people across the country and the final tally will help the government identify areas of concern.
The event generated much thoughtful discussion between the students and the youth workers from the Iceni Partnership in Swaffham, running the booth. The three top issues identified by the students were mental health, protecting LGBT+ people and the right to vote aged 16. Pleasingly the first two worries are being directly addressed by our work in the academy.
Students in Falcons’ College were presented with the yearly Challenge Cup at the celebration assembly on the last day of the summer term. Merlins finished second, followed by Hawks & Kestrels.
Competitions and events were held throughout the year and points were given for events such: as planning and delivering a carnival with the theme of ‘saving the environment’, total number of students earning the title of ‘legends of learning’, rewards tokens, high attendance and various other events throughout the year.
A fresh new look awaited students and staff alike as the new term began at the Academy. A team of painters worked throughout the summer giving the inside of the building a facelift.
A striking blue wall in the foyer adorned with our moto ‘Determined to be the best that we can be’ now greets everyone who enters.
Corridors have been repainted in vibrant college colours of green, red, blue and purple denoting each area.
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!
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