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Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel in Knightsbridge, London
Students visited the five star Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel in Knightsbridge, London, on the 3rd of July. It was a memorable day for all the students and they all thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. They experienced several different industry sectors within the hospitality profession, which would never be seen be by regular hotel guests. All students visited different departments of the exquisite hotel which has since inspired many students to pursue a career in the hospitality industry.
There were several departments the students visited, all with the same goal, to ensure their customers have a stay they will never forget. A favourite with the students were the kitchens. The hygiene routine and the unforgettable cuisine was an ‘impeccable experience’ for all. Simon, the executive chef of the hotel gave the students a detailed tour of the 7 kitchens, all used for different purposes and gave us an insight into the day to day lives of the busy chefs. Another popular experience was the tour of some of the hotels most wanted suites which gave the students an idea of the luxury the Jumeirah Carlton Tower provides its customers with. They also met some of the extraordinary team from the hotels events managers who explained their job with some of their most memorable moments and craziest requests. And the last tour the students went on was a meeting with the hard-working housekeeping team. They told us how their job is all about consistency and the new technology being introduced to make their jobs just a little bit easier.
Godolphin Masar Initiative 9th May 2017 - Godolphin stables Newmarket
On Tuesday 9th May 2017 Newmarket Academy's Aspiration and Challenge students had the amazing opportunity to visit Godolphin headquarters in Newmarket and learn about the history of Dubai. It was fantastic to see the Godolphin stables and meet the Masar trainees. We also had a wonderful insight into the world of horse racing and got the opportunity to meet some of the stallions at the stables. A huge thank you to all the staff at Godolphin for making us feel so welcome.
Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey visit 26/4/17 - Westminster, London
On Wednesday 26th April 2017 Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 Aspiration and Challenge students visited the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey in London. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity and one which will live long in the memory. A huge thank you to Mathew Hancock MP and his staff for making this happen.
HPA Revision Day 21/3/17 - National Horse Racing Museum
On Tuesday 21st March 2017 the Year 11 HPA students had their second revision day at the National Horse Racing Museum. The focus of the day was English, Maths and Science. We hope that this day helped all students in preparing for their GCSE's starting in May 2017.
Project feedback St Catharine's College 8/3/17 - Cambridge University
On Wednesday 8th March 2017 Newmarket Academy's Year 9 and Year 10 Aspiration and Challenge students visited St Catharine's College in Cambridge for feedback on their research projects. We had a fantastic afternoon and met with a number of staff and Academics from the University. A huge thank you goes to Jessy and her team from the University and we look forward to building on our exciting partnership in the very near future.
UKMT Maths Challenge 1/3/17 - Bury St Edmunds
On Wednesday 1/3/17 Year 10 Newmarket Academy students competed in the UKMT Maths Challenge in Bury St Edmunds. Both teams won a certificate - the boys for winning a round and the girls for best teamwork throughout the event - we won that last year as well.
The teams competed against teams from MCT, Thetford Grammar, IES Breckland, County, KEUS, St Benedict's, Culford and Hedingham. The girls did prop up the final table but the boys came a very impressive second, beaten by only 3 points by one of the County Upper teams. It was a very close competition. Well done to all.
Aspiration and Challenge Scholar Seminar 23/2/17 - Suffolk One
On Thursday 23rd February 2017 Suffolk One came into speak to our Aspiration and Challenge students about the new 6th Form opening in Bury St Edmunds. We had the wonderful opportunity of suggesting a possible new name for this new 6th Form. We hope we are successful and the name we suggested is used. Thank you to Suffolk One for giving us this opportunity. We look forward to working with Suffolk One in the very near future.
Barrow Playground Assault Course
Aspiration and Challenge visit to the National Horse Racing Museum 17/1/17 - Year 8, Year 9 and Year 11
On Tuesday 17th January 2017 the Aspiration and Challenge students visited the recently opened National Horse Racing Museum. This was a follow up visit for our students from the summer. We had a fantastic time and the £50 million project was extremely interesting and thought provoking. We would highly recommend visiting this new building at the heart of Newmarket and thank all staff from the Museum for their time.
Aspiration and Challenge Scholar Seminar 13/1/17 - Year 8 and Year 9
On Friday 13th January 2017 the Aspiration and Challenge student participated in Project Launch with Cambridge University. All Year 9 and 10 students will be undertaking an individual research project on a topic of their choosing. They will submit their findings to St Catharine's College and go in for feedback at the beginning of March 2017. A huge thank you to all at St Catharine's College for this wonderful opportunity.
Aspiration and Challenge visit to St Catharine's College Cambridge 29/11/16 - Year 9, 10 and 11
On Wednesday 29th November 2016 the Aspiration and Challenge students visited St Catharine's College Cambridge for Evensong. It was a memorable experience and a wonderful time was had by all students. A huge thank you to everyone at St Catharine'e College for making us all feel so welcome and giving us this amazing opportunity.
Aspiration and Challenge Regional Science Competition 22/11/16 - The Bedford School
HPA Day at Vue Cinema Cambridge (Romeo and Juliet) 16/11/16 - Year 11
On Wednesday 16th November 2016 14 students from Year 11 visited the Vue Cinema in Cambridge to watch Romeo and Juliet. This trip was designed to help them prepare for their English GCSE. The students are currently completing written work about this experience that will help them with understanding of this Shakespeare play.
HPA Day at The Bedford Lodge Hotel 4/11/16 - Year 11
“Throughout today we attended The Bedford Lodge for our first HPA day. I personally found all three lessons in Maths, English and Science extremely useful and easy to follow, and hope to attend further days maybe including other subjects. By attending The Bedford Lodge and not doing it in school, it gave us as students a chance to experience a new working environment and made it more exciting. Not only was the day something new and away from the pressure of school, we were provided with an amazing buffet and tea and biscuits throughout! The revision methods were very helpful and made me feel more prepared for mocks in November. Lastly, by attending this day it has given me the motivation and inspiration to achieve good exam results and I hope to attend more in the future.” – Emma Negus Year 11
Aspiration and Challenge visit 18/10/16 - St Catharine's College Cambridge
On Tuesday 18th October 2016 Year 9 and Year 10 Aspiration and Challenge students visited St Catharine's College in Cambridge. The purpose of the visit was to give our students the opportunity to see first hand one of the world's finest University establishments. The students had a tour around all of the outstanding facilities and also had access to the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. In the new year the students will be taking part in a research project of their own choosing and will be submitting their findings to Professors at the University. This is a new initiative which only a handful of schools will be taking part in. A huge thank you goes to St Catharine's College for this wonderful opportunity and we are looking forward to starting our projects in January.
Aspiration and Challenge Scholar Seminar 29/9/16 - St Catharine's College Cambridge
On Thursday 29th September 2016 Jessy Ahluwalia came into the Academy and delivered a presentation on the skills and academic qualifications needed to get into Cambridge University. It was fantastic to be able to finally work with the University and one of their historical College's, St Catharine's College. All of our students were able to suggest a possible career path and the seminar was very exciting and thought provoking for all involved.
Aspiration and Challenge Dora Love Prize 2016 22/9/2016 - University of Essex
Aspiration and Challenge Science Competition 08/7/16 - Anglia Ruskin University
On Friday 8th July 2016 the Aspiration and Challenge students visited Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. It was fantastic to have the opportunity to visit a University environment and see first hand how it operates. We met a number of undergraduates and lecturers from Anglia Ruskin and also had a tour of their impressive facilities. This is the second academic year that we have visited their campus and both times we have felt welcome. Thank you so much to Anglia Ruskin University. We are already looking forward to coming back next year.
Aspiration and Challenge Science Competition 29/6/16 - Super Physics 2016
On Wednesday 29th June four Aspiration and Challenge students competed in the annual Super Physics Competition in Bury St Edmunds. These students were Jack Rooney, Thomas Allison, Alfie Young and Jimmy Yeoman. The students came 10th out of 20 schools. We congratulate them on their achievements and effort and are already looking forward to next year.
Aspiration and Challenge visit 17/6/16 - National Horse Racing Museum
On Friday 17th June 2016 the Aspiration and Challenge group visited the new National Horse Racing Museum which is currently being built just off the High Street in Newmarket. We took part in a range of new interactive equipment which will be used when the facility opens in the Autumn. A huge thank you to all the heritage staff for giving us this opportunity. We look forward going back in September or October.
Aspiration and Challenge Competition 17/3/16 - Maths Feast, Kesgrave
Aspiration and Challenge visit 28/01/16 - Dora Love Prize 2016 University of Essex
On Thursday 28th January we visited the University of Essex to take part in the Dora Love Prize 2016. We took 7 students from Year 8 and Year 9. The students gave an overview of their project which was based on raising awareness of the Holocaust and fighting against discrimination . Their message was Don't Stand By. All of the students were a credit to the Academy and we are already looking forward and planning ahead to next year.
Aspiration and Challenge visit 27/01/16 - A Christmas Carol starring Jim Broadbent London
On Wednesday 27th January we visited London to watch A Christmas Carol starring Jim Broadbrent at the Noel Coward Theatre. Jim Broadbent played Scrooge in a new comic re-telling of A Christmas Carol. The show was so very memorable, enjoyable and for some students their first experience of going to the theatre in London.
Aspiration and Challenge Visit 19/01/16 - Kings College Cambridge
On Tuesday 19th January 2016 we re-visited Kings College Cambridge to listen to the full Choir perform. Again, we all had a memorable evening. It was really nice to have some students who were not part of the Aspiration and Challenge group join us. Hopefully they can come on some visits in the future. A huge thank you must go to Kings College Cambridge for accommodating us again. We will look to visit again for the 2016/17 Evensong.
On Wednesday 1st December the Aspiration and Challenge group visited Kings College Cambridge to listen to the evensong services. It was a truly memorable evening and a special thanks must go to Mrs Mansfield, Mrs Nolan and Mrs Johnston for their efforts in making sure the evening happened. We look forward to returning to Kings in the New Year.
Aspiration and Challenge visit 18/10/15 - Michael Morpurgo
On Wednesday 18th November Newmarket Academy's Aspiration and Challenge students visited St Edmundsbury Cathedral to listen to the famous author Michael Morpurgo read his Christmas book, The Best Christmas Present in the World. Michael was accompanied by the acapella Voices at the Door (including Coope, Boyes and Simpson, Fi Fraser, Jo Freya and Georgina Boyes) singing Christmas carols from Britain, France and Flanders. The evening was in partnership with the Adademy's English Department and a huge thank you must go to Mrs Mansfield and Mrs Nolan for making the evening happen. What an amazing experience! A memorable night was had by all.
Guest speaker - Mr N Froy Headteacher - Friday 20th November
On Friday 20th November the Aspiration and Challenge group participated in their second Scholar Seminar of this Academic Year. Similar to our first seminar we again had a member of our talented staff leading the discussion: Mr Froy, our Headteacher. The seminar was based around the world of stockbroking. Mr Froy gave a first hand account into the fascinating world of stockbroking. We discussed what the role specifically involves and the students had an opportunity to make decisions with regard to buying and selling. We would like to say a huge thank you to Mr Froy for delivering such a thought-provoking seminar.
Aspiration and Challenge visit 15/10/15 - The Bedford Lodge Hotel
On Thursday 15th October Newmarket Academy's Aspiration and Challenge students in Year 9 and Year 10 visited The Bedford Lodge Hotel in Newmarket. It was a really fasinating and interesting visit and all of us would like to thank The Bedford Lodge for giving us the opportunity to see such an amazing Hotel and spa. Please see below a brief overview from Charlie Davis (Year 10 Aspiration and Challenge)
"Last Wednesday the year 9 & 10 Aspiration and Challenge students went to visit the Bedford Lodge Hotel. We had a tour of the hotel and spa facilities and afterwards had a Q & A session with our tour guide Rachel. It was a very interesting visit as it showed how many different opportunities there can be in just one business. This trip was our first visit to a local business and I am looking forward to similar trips in the future"
Aspiration and Challenge visit 8/10/15 - The Winter's Tale Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal
On Thursday 8th October a group of Newmarket Academy's Aspiration and Challenge students visited the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds to watch The Winter's Tale. It was the first time we have visited the Theatre Royal in Bury and it was a thoroughly enjoyable and fascinating evening. The Winter's Tale is a rich, romantic fable of jealously, love and redemption. It gave all of our students an insight into the world of Shakespeare.
We hope to go back to the Theatre before Christmas in a joint visit with our 6th Form Students.
Visit to University of Essex - Aspiration and Challenge/History (Dora Love Prize)
This year - round programme will bring a range of outstanding academics and fascinating speakers to Newmarket Academy. The guest speakers will deliver a range of presentations on varying issues from the world of business to education.
Guest speaker on Thursday 7th January at 3pm: Sam Townsend The People's Politics
Guest speaker on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 at 3pm: Sam Townsend The People's Politics
Guest speaker on Wednesday 20th April 2016 at 3pm: Adrian Weston photography and travelling the world
Brexit Debate on Wednesday 15th June 2016 at lunchtime
Guest speaker on Tuesday 12th July 2016 P1: Larisa Tonkova Russian lesson
Guest speaker in September 2016: Andrew Atkinson Year 10 Aspiration and Challenge
- Guest speaker Thursday 29th September 2016: Lecturer from St Catharine's College Cambridge
- Guest speaker on Wednesday 10th May 2017: Masar Godolphin
- Guest speaker on Thursday 15th June 2017: Suffolk Air Ambulance Steve Holt
Tuesday 19th January 2016 - Evensong at Kings College Cambridge (full choir)
Thursday 25th January 2016 - National Grid Substation
Wednesday 27th January 2016 - Visit to Noel Coward Theatre London to watch A Christmas Carol
Thursday 28th January 2016 - Dora Love Prize Colchester University
Friday 4th March 2016 - GCSE Science in Action UCL London
Friday 22nd April 2016 - University of Essex
Saturday 7th May 2016 - University of Cambridge History Workshops
Friday 17th June 2016 - Visit to the British Horse Racing Museum
Saturday 25th June 2016 - Science Day KS3 at Newmarket Academy
Friday 8th July 2016 - Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge
- Tuesday 19th July 2016 - Cambridge Shakespeare Festival Twelfth Night
Tuesday 29th November 2016 - Maths Inspiration London (Gielgud Theatre)
Thursday 22nd September 2016 - Science trip to St Catharine's College, Cambridge
Thursday 22nd September 2016 - Dora Love Prize @ University of Essex (KS3)
Tuesday 18th October 2016 - Educational Pathways Day @ St Catharine's College
Friday 4th November 2016 - Year 11 revision day at The Bedford Lodge Hotel
Wednesday 16th November - Romeo and Juliet at Vue Cinema Cambridge
December 2016 - Evensong and tea/cakes at St Catharine's College Cambridge
December 2016 - KS3 Aspiration and Challenge visit to Anglia Ruskin University
January 2017 - Mathematical Challenge at Cambridge University
January 2017 - Visit to British Horse Racing Museum
Friday 13th January 2017 - St Catharine's College Cambridge - Student Project Launch
Wednesday 8th February - Assault course day with Year 11 HPA students
February 2017 - Naming the new Trust 6th Form
March 2017 - Visit to St Catharine's University for Project feedback.
Tuesday 21st March 2017 - HPA Revision Day 2 at Palace HouseWednesday
26th April 2017 - Visit to the Houses of Parliament
May 2017 - Godolphin engagement project
May 2017 - Mock interviews with NAGBP
June 2017 - National Sports week National Heritage Project Newmarket
- July 2017 - Jumeirah Carlton Tower Visit
- September 2017 - MAGPAS Air Ambulance
- September 2017 - Engineering Institute Cambridge University
- The UKMT Maths Team Challenge - March 2016
- Maths Feast Ipswich - March 2016
- Guinness Book of Records - Reading Challenge Friday 24th June 2016
- Super Physics 2016 - June 2016
- Book Mastermind - Tuesday 19th 2016 July lunchtime
Intermediate Maths Challenge - February 2017
Junior Maths Challenge - April 2017
UKMT Team Challenge - March 2017
Year 10 Feast - February 2017
RSC Top of the Bench Science Competition - The Bedford School
The Dora Love Prize - University of Essex Spring Term 2017