Christmas officially arrived in the Science Department with the team appropriately dressed. Students spent the day conducting investigations with a 'festive theme'.
Although this looks like this could have been part of an Art lesson, this pattern was produced from a study in maths. Students designed a Sierpinski Triangle, originally discovered by Waclaw Sierpinski, a Polish mathematician, whilst learning about fractals (or never ending patterns).
A massive ‘thank you’ to everyone, including parents & carers, members of the community and staff, who generously supported our students’ appeal for ‘Socks for the Homeless’.
All socks, kindly provided by our uniform supplier Anglia Sports & Schoolwear, are stuffed to the brim with essential items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, gloves, warm hats and socks together with a few sweet treats.
We are very impressed that our students put their efforts into helping those ‘on the streets’ especially at this time of the year. Our ‘sea’ of 125 socks will be delivered to the organisers of ‘The People’s Picnic’ this week!
(Pictured are some members of the Student Council who led the appeal).
A ‘Positivi-Tree’ has appeared in our Year 7 pastoral office with each student contributing by including a positive comment about their first term at TNHA.
Comments include: “The teachers & students are really friendly. The teachers make the lessons fun and I managed to make loads of new friends” & “This school is fabulous for me, we have nice teachers and my best lesson is Maths”.
It is lovely to hear how quickly and how well our new students have settled in to academy life!
The staff are feeling a little ‘Christmassy’ at TNHA today wearing their seasonal jumpers in aid of Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day!
Our Year 9 students led the appeal for the Swaffham Foodbank this Christmas. They have spent their spare time fundraising to buy provisions as well as encouraging donations.
We are proud of their commitment to those less fortunate.
When the school day is over for some, there is plenty of activity in our Performing Arts Facility. Around 30 Junior school students along with 25 of our own have been ‘treading the boards’ at the weekly Drama Club. Learning confidence and teamwork skills through improvisation and performing sketches, these young people have enjoyed working together. Some of the quotes from the youngest include “It’s been great to perform on a big stage and work with scripts” & “We meet new people, it is fun doing plays with them”. The older students have been just as complimentary adding “they are great to work with, always so energetic” & “they are really enthusiastic”. Building on the success of their collaboration, students are working towards a performance at Easter - something we all look forward to!
Poppy Sandford-More, Year 7, was the proud winner of the Academy Christmas Card Competition.
Her wonderful artistic creation was sent to all local schools and contacts with our good wishes for the Season.
Well done Poppy!
Due to construction work at the Swaffham Leisure Centre, this Polling Station will be situated in the Lecture Theatre at The Nicholas Hamond Academy, VI Form Centre, signage will guide voters. Please be advised that parking will be limited during the school day and the public are advised to avoid peak times being 8am to 8.45am & 3pm to 3.45pm. Kind regards.
Students made a 'fact dog' out of egg boxes containing information on what different religions think about animal rights.
What an excellent learning project presented in an interesting way!