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!
Our Christmas Charity Drive this year is the Mid Norfolk Foodbank who are a registered Charity based in Norfolk. As part of the Trussell Trust they provide emergency food and support to local people who are in crisis and referred to them by frontline care professionals including doctors, social workers and schools.
At this time of year especially, our thoughts turn to those in less fortunate situations than our own and we are very keen to support this cause especially as it relates to local families in and around Swaffham. We would be very grateful for any non-perishable items to be donated via your child’s tutor group which the academy will arrange to be transported to the local collection point in Swaffham in time for Christmas. The list below will help give an idea of items to donate – however any seasonal items that could brighten up a food parcel would be very welcome: -
Soup (can or packet) Tinned tomatoes
Tinned vegetables Tinned Meat or Vegetarian option
Tinned fish Tinned fruit
Tinned rice pudding Custard
Tea or Coffee Fruit Juice
UHT milk of powdered milk Sauces
Jam Shower Gel
Soap Washing powder
Kitchen/Toilet rolls Washing up liquid
Non-perishable seasonable items
The closing date for donations is Friday 14th December 2018. We appreciate your support for which we are sure you will agree is an extremely worthwhile cause. Further information is available via the following link at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.