Christmas at Rudheath Senior Academy
As 2018 draws to a close we have had a busy December reflecting and celebrating as a community. Christmas can be a time of joy and challenge so we have taken time to remember others and have had a real drive to raise money for local causes. We kicked off with the annual Santa Dash, with staff and students ‘dashing’ around Griffiths Park walk or run, it was all for a good cause. On 14 December our annual Bazaar opened to our community, welcoming them in for crafts, food and games. Then on 19 December we all walked to St Helen’s Church, Witton and were treated to drama, dance and readings from staff and students- a great opportunity for the whole academy to come together in one place and celebrate. The walk whet their appetite for Christmas lunch, served with festive tunes, crackers and pudding.
We have raised over £1,000 during this festive season and as ever, we are grateful to our students, parents, local businesses and wider community and look forward to our return on 7 January for another year of success..
Congratulations to all the students who received a certificate and gift in recognition of their hard work, commitment and achievement for the academic year 2017-18. Awards evening is one of the highlights of our calendar as we celebrate past and present students’ many successes. We were supported, as always by our parents and distinguished guests: Steve Docking (CEO NWAT), Kerry Kirkwood (Principal at SJD), Kevin Rimmer (Deputy Mayor), Laura Loughlin (Cheshire College South and West) and Paul Cooper and Nik Martin (Queensberry AP).
The evening was supported by our brilliant Pitch Perfect Choir and Ukulele group, conducted by Miss Pim.
A splendid evening was had by all.
Year 8 students at Rudheath Senior Academy attended a STEM activity delivered by the British Army. Students were assigned their mission – to build a robot that would clear a route for aid workers coded: “Operation Disaster Relief”.
Each group built their robot and used computer coding to programme its route. After 3 hours of work, all groups pitted their robot (and coding skills) against each other until we had an overall winner. the winners were Leah, Callum, Nathan, Katie and Madalena. Well done to you all, you worked well as teams and showed great resilience with the coding. Thanks to Matt and Jason from the British Army STEM .
We are delighted to announce that our new Academy badge is now ready. To ensure that students are without their blazer for the shortest period of time, we have arranged to collect all blazers on Thursday 6 December 2018 during the school day. Each blazer will be collected, have an identifying tag attached, dry cleaned (courtesy of Timpson’s) and re-badged FREE OF CHARGE. The blazers will be returned during the week beginning 7 January 2019 so that we can start the new year off with our new look! Click the link to read the full letter.