There was certainly some creative learning happening in one of our classrooms as students learned about the different religions in the world.
Students made a piñata full of facts, cooked various dishes and made bunting. What an interesting and inspiring way to learn!
Stage curtains opened and Christmas truly arrived at TNHA with an original production of ‘The Enchanted Wood’. The theme communicated the magic of the season and featured many of our favourite pantomime characters, musical acts and stories from Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.
The show involved over 65 students and many more in the preparation of sets, lighting, sound etc. It can certainly be said that they ‘brought the house down’.
You will remember the fundraising campaign by our students earlier in the year for this incredible young man and his family. Archie Ramshaw developed a very rare form of anaemia and is currently recovering after a bone marrow transplant in a London hospital. He has stayed strong and despite his ordeal has simply never given up!
His ready smile and resilience in the face of this illness has meant that he has won a KLFM 2018 Young Hero Award, presented today. Unfortunately, he was not well enough to attend in person but the radio station was able to ‘FaceTime’ him during the ceremony.
His friends at the academy have helped him stay strong by keeping in touch regularly and sending him parcels containing his favourite things whilst he has been in hospital which has meant such a lot to Archie and his family.
Very well done Archie for receiving this well deserved Award. The students and staff wish you well on your road to recovery and are proud that you are part of our community.
Norfolk Constabulary were welcomed into the academy to present to students on subjects which are so important in today’s world, aimed at helping them to understand how to keep themselves safe. The Safer Schools Partnership aims to build positive relationships and to demonstrate a commitment to promoting a safe climate of learning and prevention of crime.All students involved were able to ask any questions they had and are now better informed on topics including Child Exploitation, Healthy Relationships and Internet Safety. A very worthwhile project.
TNHA students achieved success at the recent West Norfolk Event when our Girls Years 10/11 Basketball Team were crowned champions. Our cross country team were also on top form with 4 students making the West Norfolk Team and one gaining the title of West Norfolk Champion.
The TNHA Prize-giving & Certificates Evening will be held on 18th December at 6.30pm. Our alumni will be able to collect their Examination Certificates gained in the summer. We will also celebrate the achievement of current students in subject areas, as well as those who have improved, made a noteworthy effort etc.
Please look out for your letter of invitation and let us know whether you can attend ASAP. We are looking forward to a great night of celebrations and 'catching up' with old faces.
Create a gadget aimed at reducing our carbon footprint - this was the task given to our students in a recent Humanities lesson. Students considered the effect of emissions produced by both the general public and mass market and how their idea could minimise the effect.
The project resulted in an excellent and innovative range of ideas with students creating prototype models, posters, adverts and presenting their pitches in front of an audience in true ‘Dragon’s Den’ style. Amongst the results was a redesigned aircraft wing which captured the attention of their peers and teaching staff.
Look out for these budding entrepreneurs in the future!