Young people in England must continue in some form of education or training until they are 18 and making the right decision for the future can be daunting. Representatives from local VI Forms, Colleges and other providers attended a recent Post-16 Options Evening at TNHA giving valuable information on A ‘level options, Apprenticeships and vocational skills, helping students become aware of what is available to them so that they can be confident in their choices.
One very important lifelong skill is the ability to cook basic food dishes and learning how these can be incorporated into a healthy diet. It is a known fact that ‘children who cook’ become ‘adults who cook’ and eat healthier than those who do not.
Students in food technology have produced some wonderful dishes and what can be better that eating your delicious results!
Students and Staff were proud to support BBC Children in Need by collecting funds from our non-uniform day to help towards changing the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
It’s not an easy process choosing which university to select when contemplating the next step in further education after school and it can be a little overwhelming.
Our Year 13 students were invited to a Decision Making Session with a representative from the University of East Anglia where they were encouraged to ask questions about what they should consider when receiving their ‘offers’. The thought provoking session suggested considering points such as “What do you consider important about where you live?” and “Is the university a ‘good fit’ for me?
We were proud to be part of the Remembrance Event in the town on Sunday where we took part in the parade, church service and laid a wreath in commemoration of the fallen.
Many of our students took part representing St Johns Ambulance, Guides, Scouts, Army cadets, RAF cadets and a number of other clubs and societies.
They were a credit to our academy and received many positive comments from the community.
Army cadets, Air cadets, Brownies, St. Johns' Ambulance, Guides & Scouts uniforms could be seen amongst the usual school dress at TNHA, as part of the commemorations honouring ‘the fallen’. A huge display stands proudly in the foyer of the academy featuring poppies made by students as their tribute.
Students joined in the award-winning initiative ‘Legacy 110’ project participating in a trip to the battlefields, museums and graveyards of WW1, and having the honour of laying a wreath in the Last Post Remembrance Service at the Menin Gate, Ypres. Sponsored by the Institute of Education, the project aims for each student to create an enduring legacy by impacting upon at least 110 people within their local community, guided by their History Teacher. (Originally aiming for the total number of people reached by 2019 to equal 888,246 – the number of British & Commonwealth soldiers who fell during the First World War). We eagerly look forward to their project!
Along with children at Cherry Trees Academy, and serviceman and woman from RAF Marham, our students joined what was a moving tribute marking the 100th anniversary of the WW1 Armistice when guns fell silent. They wrote their own poems and sang the song made popular by the Poppy Girls ‘The Call (No Need to Say Goodbye)’.
A ‘sea of red poppies’ can be seen all round town and particularly at the Market Cross in Swaffham where the outside is covered in a red carpet of contributions from local businesses and schools etc. This is part of the town’s celebrations of the 100 years of the end of WW1 and remembering the sacrifice of those involved.
TNHA were proud to take along our giant poppy made of recyclable plastics (seen here presented to the Mayor, Colin Houghton & Judy Anscombe, Chair of Governors).