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  • Views of a Volunteer

    26th June 2017

    Throughout the last year we have been lucky to have a volunteer working with us from Huddersfield University. Here is her overview of her placement at The Elland Academy

    I could not have wished for my time at The Elland Academy to be any better; both staff and students made me feel very welcome, I truly began to feel part of the School.

    During my time there I learned so much about how the Academy runs and what it takes to be a great teacher. I was fortunate enough to be parts of several departments and enjoy

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    Healthy Lifestyles at The Elland Academy

    23rd June 2017
    The day was split in to 2 sessions.
    Healthy Foods/Cooking
    Healthy Bodies and Minds
    Students were able to access both sessions, one in the morning and one in afternoon.
    During the healthy foods session students explored a balanced diet, the amount of sugars and fats in snack foods and drinks. These included chocolate bars, crisps and fizzy drinks. 
    Finally the students made frozen fruit kebabs and healthy wraps, they were then able to picnic outside with their chosen foods.
    During the Healthy Bodies and Minds

    Science & Media Museum

    22nd June 2017

    Year 10 students visited the new Science ad Media Museum in Bradford and stepped into a world of wonder.

    Students experienced an IMAX film about robots in 3D. The film followed the development of robotics and how computer science has helped with developing the new technology.

    The highlight of the day was how the students were invited to think like a scientist, feed their imagination and curiosity by navigating their way through 20 mind bending light and sound activities.

    Well done to all the students, we all h

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    Travel the world during Friday Breakfast

    16th June 2017

    Every Friday morning form BAK travel around the world for breakfast. Previous culinary delights have included trips to France, Greece, UK and... Korea! Although the Croissants seemed to go down well the empty plates today suggest Korea may be visited more than once on our journey around the world.


    14th June 2017
    We have recently recieved our CACHE EV report back which has highlighted some significant strengths, a massive well done to Miss Knox and all staff involved in the delivery of CACHE. 
    "The centre has a range of resources available which complies with all NCFE CACHE requirements.  The childcare room is equipped in a practical way. This is really lovely to see".
    "The centre is working well to produce work which is of a good standard for each qualification. The feedback is really supportive from the teacher wi
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    Rubiks Race

    13th June 2017
    Students in Mrs Priestley's class have been developing their problem solving skills by playing Rubiks race, it requires you to think logically about how to move tiles around a board. Students have enjoyed the challenge and staff have taken part as well and this has helped to develop positive relationships with students.
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    Key Stage 4 Nurture Group - English

    12th June 2017
    The students have been developing their descriptive writing skills in English, this week we have tasted muffins and cookies on Monday and today we have tasted a range of fruit. We were brave and tried new fruits such as pomegranate seeds, papaya and apricots. Bradley said his favourite was kiwi whereas Matthew preferred the nectarine. We will now write a description of each fruit, improving our adjective choice.
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    Battle of Britain - Art

    7th June 2017
    In Art we are producing a diorama (model & scenery) based on the Battle of Britain (77th anniversary). The students have been learning about this important part of British history and have been producing their own 1940's news papers, painting and are now building model Spitfires and ground crew. When the diorama is finished they are then producing a proposal and sending it to many different venues (Leeds Museum, Leeds Discovery Centre, Royal Armouries, etc) to secure a space to exhibit it.
    The students invo
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    Highlights from last week!

    4th May 2017
    Students took part in PSHE drop down sesions focusing on emotional well being. Students created cards, personal profiles and prepared for up-coming exams. Some students also carried out an enterprise activitiy by washing cars with all proceeds going to cancer research. Students raised £9 in just 1 hour!
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    Micro Bits - STEM Challenge

    29th March 2017

    STEM Challenege - Become Digital Visionaries

    Earlier this year the BBC gave away mini-computers to students accross the country as part of its push to make the UK more digital. The initiative is part of a wider push to increase digital skills among young people and help to fill the digital skills gap.

    Yesterday KS3 students used, or shall I say coded a Micro-Bit for the first time. All students coded to create a rock, paper and scissors game, some more adventorous students even managed to create a love meter

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    International Womans Day

    17th March 2017

    Our main aim was to highlight how important women are in society today and to promote our students self esteem and self worth.

    We started as a group looking at influential women and discussing who we look up to and why.

    Then we went for a pamper session which included students having a pamper by both peers and staff and some lucky members of staff had their nails and hair done by students too.

    We then went on to have an afternoon tea which was kindly set up and organised by PC Barry abd Chloe T. It looked amaz

  • Imagined communities project

    9th March 2017

    The Elland Academy are working with Chol Theatre Company on an imagined communities project. This project involves our students working with visiting professional artists to create an imaginary world. The picture shows what our students have developed so far. We have completed two weeks so far and the engagement of the students is great. They have all created their own character and a place in the world. Our characters include:

    • The God Forest
    • God of Mountains
    • The Lock Keeper
    • Ripambe

    The project gives our student

  • ICT Success!

    9th March 2017
    We are up and rolling in ICT at The Elland Academy!
    A further 3 students have achieved overalls grades of Distinction*, Distinction and Merit in their ECDL exams!
    Year 10 students have hit the ground rolling with 7 out of 7 students passing their first Presentation exam with fantastic grades! 😁
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    Today is World Book Day!

    2nd March 2017

    Today is World Book Day and staff at The Elland Academy have dressed up again as their favourite characters. This year seems to have taken a darker path as we were in the presence of Death Eaters, Dementors and Dennis The Menace!

    Happy World Book Day everyone!

    I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.

    –Harold Kushner

  • Careers & Vocational Drop-Down

    21st February 2017
    This afternoon The Elland Academy launched a drop down afternoon for all students.
    Years 10 and 11 were given the opportunity to learn about effective communication and develop their interview skills, student also had the chance to create letters of application for future career pathways and develop their CV'S.
    Years 8 and 9 were given the opportunity to choose and explore a vocational area with taster sessions including Motor Vehicle Mechhanincs, Art and Catering.
    We have had some fantastic outcomes:
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  • Opportunity to study Motor Vehicle Mechanics

    21st February 2017
    The Yr9 students were sent on taster day to Lenton Drive to see what the Motor Vehicle Mechanics course was all about and whether it would be a possible vocation in life for the future.
    The students came full of enthusiasm and with a bit of concern as they didn't know what to expect on their two hour visit into the world of Motor Vehicles. The students were given a small health and safety lecture and then a test of mental agility was carried out, which the students did very well on.
    They were then taken int
  • English News

    9th February 2017
    Year 11 have been sitting their functional skills English level 1 exams this week, excellent attitude towards these exams. The students have been having formal exchanges as part of the speaking and listening components and their confidence levels have grown in recent weeks. We cant wait to get the results back. 
  • First Aid Certificates

    9th February 2017

    Six YR9 and three YR8s have all past their School First Aid Certificate. This is a Basic first aid qualification which last for one year. Some of the skills they had to learn was, the recovery position, CPR, how to manage an incident, bleeding and how to deal with choking.

    Hopefully next year these students can go on to achieve their Emergency First Aid certificate.

    Well done to all students.

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    E-Safety Matters

    7th February 2017

    All students who sat the Level 1 Exam today passed! What a great start to Internet safety week! I have a few more level 1 exams on Thursday morning before moving onto the Level 2 ECDL Exams after the break.

  • Caring for Children

    1st February 2017
    Congratulations are in order for Holly, Jitka, Ryan, Amie, Georgia and Emma who recently achieved their Level 1 Award in Caring for Children!