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This week we have had some excellent group and individual success across several different sports. Twelve students attended a Table Cricket tournament representing Ernulf Academy and Huntingdonshire. They performed exceptionally well, winning the tournament and congratulations to Mary-Jade Jones who was awarded Player of the Tournament. The team will now go on to the National Tournament where they will be representing Cambridgeshire. A fantastic achievement.
Also congratulations to Lewis Newark and Thomas Evans who heard this week they have been selected to represent Great Britain in the sport of Dragon Boat Racing. The European Championship will take place in Germany in August. We wish them and their team mates every success.
All of our Badminton teams competed well at the County Tournament last week and our Year 8 girl’s team played with skill and commitment to finish third in what was a very competitive event.
On Tuesday the Academy hosted a visit from author, Alex Scarrow who worked with all the students from Year 8. This was to mark World Book Day from the previous week. Students had already participated in quizzes and creative writing events with all Year 7 and 8 students receiving a free book to read. Mr Scarrow was very impressed with the students and commented on their level of engagement, interest and behaviour.
As a prelude to Science Week, which started on 09 March, the Assemblies last week looked at the importance and impact of Science on our every day lives. Years 7-9 were set the challenge to go on a quest to find pictures of Scientists around the school and there are various Science activities happening at lunch-time throughout this week.
A group of Year 11 students attended an Apprenticeship Event at CRC (Huntingdon Campus) and many of these students have also attended a two hour session led by local employers on CV writing and interview technique, focusing on how to prepare for the job market. Our thanks to the employers for giving their time and sharing their experience with the students.
I am pleased to report that every Year 9 student handed their option forms in on time. We are now busy processing the forms in order to determine option groups at Key Stage 4. I have been very impressed with the way students have managed this process showing a growing maturity and confident decision-making. My thanks to parents and carers for their support with this.
Finally, well done to the Year 11 students who this week completed the practical element of their GCSE exams. All of the staff involved were delighted with the way the students prepared for and managed this process.
Ms. Tracy Brogan