The academy will close for the half term holiday on Friday 20th October 2017. Pupils will return back to the academy on Monday 30th October 2017 at the normal time. Have a peaceful and enjoyable break.
On Tuesday 8th March 2016 we were privileged to have a visit from Dreadlockalien as part of our reading week. This visit was also part of our World Book Day celebrations. We started the day with an assembly for upper phase where Dreadlockalien introduced himself to the pupils and gave examples of different forms of poetry. This interactive performance was enjoyed by staff and pupils alike!
After this Dreadlockalien was interviewed by the Library Monitors. They were very professional and did an excellent job. He was also interviewed on Ark Radio. Please see below. The pupils did a very good job. He created a fantastic poem about our academy.
Lower phase were then treated to an assembly with Dreadlocklien. This interactive performance proved to be a huge success. Dreadlockalien spent the rest of the day working with lower and upper phase pupils in groups. He taught two workshops. He told them how to create their own poems based on topics that interest them. This was done in a fun and rhythmical way. His bubbly personality really inspired the pupils and built up their enthusiasm for poetry.
Overall this was such a brilliant morning. We look forward to welcoming him back to Ark Chamberlain again.
Please feel free to listen to Dreadlockalien's interview on Ark Radio.
Dreadlockalien Interview on Ark Radio