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Posted on: 06/12/2019

Head of School Blog - Week 13

Students and staff at the academy are as busy as ever during this advent period!

Monday saw our ski trip students making their first visit to the Chill Factore to help them prepare for their skiing holiday in February.  They enjoyed a fantastic evening of skiing finished off with burgers for all!  The next visit to the Chill Factore will take place on the 7th January 2020.

On Tuesday evening we welcomed students, parents, staff and members of our local community to celebrate our amazingly talented students.  Mr Turner presented a wonderful evening of solo, ensemble and band pieces which was a wonderful way to start the festive season.  We even had the opportunity to witness an exclusive performance of Ed Fisher’s GCSE composition piece ‘Life as we know it so far’. Thank you to Mr Turner and Mr Yau and a massive thank you and well done to all our fantastic students who took part and thoroughly entertained us.  We are very lucky to have so many super talented young people.  I would also like to thank the Friends of Hope Academy who provided refreshments during the evening.

Tuesday also a saw a group of year 7 students taking a trip to the theatre to watch ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’.  The children and English staff were very excited as they left the Academy.  A wonderful time was had by all!  Thank you Team English for organising this incredible enrichment opportunity for our students.

On Wednesday 4th December, 11 students attended the Nugent Charity ‘Light Up A Life Service’ at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Representatives from the Bereavement group and 9E (Mr. Brooker’s form) attended and took part in the service. The highlight of the service was placing stars containing the names of our loved ones who have passed away on the Christmas tree. The stars will stay there for the duration of the festive period.

Friday 13th December is Christmas dinner and Save the Children Christmas jumper day at the Academy.  If your child would like to wear a Christmas jumper they will need to bring a £1.00 donation for Save the Children charity.  Christmas dinner will cost £2.30 for students (see menu below) so please make sure that you top their accounts up in plenty of time. All serveries will be open as normal.

Every year Hope Academy donates food hampers to the local community at Christmas. Our local Parishes and Primary Schools nominate the families they believe would benefit most from receiving the hampers.  Hope Academy will spend the last week of term delivering the hampers and it truly brings the message of Christmas home. Can we please make a plea for any donations to be sent into the academy. Examples of required items are, tinned meat, tinned vegetables, pasta, and biscuits. If every student brought in one item we would have over 1200 items.

Finally, we will be hosting our ever popular Christmas Markets on Monday 9th December – please come along, you might find that last present you have been searching for.  We are nearly at the end of such a busy half term, let’s muster all our energy and finish 2019 in style!

Important diary dates from now until the end of December

Monday 9th December

Christmas Markets 6.00-8.30pm

Tuesday 10th December

Year 11 Mock Interviews

Friday 13th December

Christmas Lunch and Christmas jumper day

Thursday 19th December

Christmas services – St Peter’s Church

Academy closes for Christmas – 3.20pm


Season’s Greetings

Mrs Adams - Head of School

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