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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!
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    Drug and alcohol awareness

    5th January 2017
    Just before we broke up for the festive break students took part in a drop down afternoon which covered sessions which fouced on tobacco/smoking, drugs and alcohol. During the sessions students had opportunities to discuss these areas in circle times, create posters and research on the impact of each topic. Feedback was outstanding and proves that the practical activities during these sessions were the most popular with students who were involved.
  • The hardy Elland team took to the pitch

    6th December 2016
    The hardy Elland team took to the pitch once again in temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, except this week we also had thick fog to contend with. However, that didn't stop our players enjoying the activity. 

    We began with a successful game of tanks as a warm up, we certainly needed it! Then it was in to the main event, we had a new addition this week and he dazzled us with his diving skills. They may have been a rumour that he was on the oscar shortlist with some of his moves. But in all fairness
  • Scrabble Dash in English

    29th November 2016

    Students have been testing their vocabulary and spelling skills by playing Scrabble Dash. The group s in English have learnt to play the game together so they had to read the instructions and ensure that they all knew what they had to do, they had to recap vowels and consonants and work independently. This was our first experience of playing the game but the students were so engaged and doing so well we may have accidentally set a new trend at The Elland.

    This game can be played at home as a family and the g

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    STEM Day - Bridge Building

    25th November 2016

    Could you build a bridge with limited time and resources to span a gap and hold the weight of an adult? Last week student’s across the academy took on this challenge!

    A variety of bridges were made of all different sizes and shapes, some of which took the weight of Miss Aspin, some however collapsed under the pressure, maybe students did not use enough PVA glue or staples?

    Congratulations to 11A who built the lightest, strongest bridge. The KS3 group only narrowly missed out after a secret glue gun was disco

  • Training Day - Monday 28th November 2016

    25th November 2016

    Please may we take this opportunity to remind you thatMonday 28th November is a Staff Training Day (INSET) and the Academy will be closed for all students on that day.

    Staff Training Days provide the opportunity for all staff to come together and engage in valuable training which has a positive impact on the success of our students.

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    Into Film Festival

    16th November 2016

    On 15th November Media students attended the Leeds International Film Festival screening of Goosebumps. During this event students attended a post screening talk where they had the opportunity to learn more about the BBFC and the classification process.

    The event was held in Leeds Town Hall which added a surreal and scary feeling to an already mysterious showing!

  • Football 8/11/16

    9th November 2016
    It really does prove how hardy Elland students are, the temperature was hovering above freezing when the two teams took to the pitch. The numbers have certainly grown since our last match report and it was great to see two new admissions joining in the game this week.
    The teams and captains were quickly chosen, the ball was in play and within minutes Kayven had scored-a real power shot that took the goalie by surprise.

    The play started off slow but soon the players were ready and passing the ball down the pit
  • The Elland Academy spirit

    9th November 2016
    It was with a heavy heart that our students joined together on 4th November. Many of our students had been touched by the tragic passing of an ex student and a Year 11 student stepped forward and requested that the Elland team join together to raise funds to be donated towards the funeral costs for Sophie.

    It was touching to see so many of our staff and students support the bake sale and cake auction. It was a true testament to The Elland Academy spirit that students who did not know Sophie spent time bakin
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    Animation at Bradford Media Museum

    21st October 2016

    On Thursday 20th October KS3 students visited Bradford Media Museum. The students were able to learn about different types of animation, make their own clay models and then work in groups to create their own animation using computers and webcams. Students also visited the I-Max to watch 3D Space and visited the arcade area to play retro games.