Introducing Lexi, Una & Fifi, the first puppies TNHA students have helped support through their training with the Guide Dogs for the Blind. Our recent fundraising day has enabled us to assist with the enormous costs involved, ultimately allowing them to graduate and quite literally change lives. This is what their new owners had to say:-
Lexi: Lexi’s owner Jillian was registered blind at 8 months of age. “With Lexi by my side I have the confidence to not only do the things I love but to tackle new challenges. She has absolutely enriched my life and truly is my whole word. Thank you from the bottom of my heart”
Una: Kathryn is Una’s proud owner who started to lose her sight in her late teens. “As a person, I like to be in control of my life, and it was important to me to keep my independence. With Una by my side I can do things spontaneously and lead an active life. She is my lifesaver”.
Fifi: Helping John enjoy life with his two small sons is Fifi. John gradually lost his sight and at one point had not been out to a supermarket for 20 years! “I feel the world is my oyster and I can’t wait to get out and about with Fifi by my side. I can’t believe it’s down to just one dog and the relationship we share!”
We look forward to updating you on the next class of puppies who will graduate their training later in the year.
A huge 'thank you' to everyone involved in our fundraising efforts!
The academy is open from 9am to 12pm for students to collect their GCSE results.
Good luck to everyone!
A ‘whistling arrow’ started the challenge that our student William set himself when starting his 1000 arrow challenge! In six hours he completed this amazing achievement using his longbow supported by his family, friends and Head of Year 11 raising £2,370 towards his chosen charities who were instrumental in helping his father recover from a heart attack. Congratulations from us all at TNHA!
After 33 years with us students and staff say a fond farewell to Mrs Waters one of our favourite and most long serving members of staff. Students presented her with a long service medal - which she has certainly earned. We wish her a long and fun filled retirement!
Raspberries, lettuce, tomatoes and runner beans are amongst the produce from the student garden this summer. After much hard work – what a great reward! Truly a great effort by our ‘green fingered’ Iceni Class.
Whilst temperatures soared; voices soared higher in our Academy Summer Showcase. Students from all year groups demonstrated their talents on stage in front of a full audience of supporters, friends and family members.
This fantastic evening hosted by the Creative Arts Faculty proved a hit with all who came to support, and the talent was outstanding.
This is actually a carefully controlled experiment - lighting methane bubbles in the hands of one our our teachers - demonstrating combustion and convection.
DEFINATELY NOT TO BE TRIED AT HOME!
Respecting diversity was the aim of students who created a 'Diversi-tree' helping develop and understand shared principles and values. They drew around their own hands and wrote characteristics about themselves resulting in a celebration of their differences!
The evening sun shone on the arrivals at the TNHA Prom on Friday 12th July in the picturesque setting of Lynford Hall. Vintage cars, sports cars, lorries and even an ambulance brought our special guests to their special evening of celebrations. There were some very beautiful dresses and smart suits (including one rather amazing version of powder blue and pineapples – which is certain to be remembered!)
Students had a great time, dancing late into the evening and crowning their Prom King & Queen. We wish them well as they move on with the next phase of their young lives. What a lovely way to celebrate the end of their studies at TNHA!