ST HUGH'S IMPROVEMENTS RECOGNISED BY OFSTED
‘There is a strong sense of purpose across the school’
‘There is a strong sense of purpose across the school’
On Friday 26 April, twelve lucky students enjoyed a masterclass in presentation skills from Nick Boles, Member of Parliament for Grantham and Stamford.
Mr Boles made a special visit to the academy to help students preparing for their Speaking and Listening assessments. He gave two unscripted talks on topics chosen by the students, then discussed the pros and cons of both speeches.
Mr Paddison (Curriculum Team Leader - English) said, “It is so rare for students to get a chance to be taught about rhetoric by a serving MP! Our students really enjoyed the session and everyone said they felt more confident about their assessments thanks to Mr Boles.”
Paralympics GB track and field athlete Sam Ruddock visited the academy to speak to the students in Y11 about coping with pressure ahead of the GCSE exams in summer.
During the inspirational presentation, Sam spoke extensively about how he overcame personal barriers to achieve great success as a sprinter and field athlete.
The academy would like to thank Sam for his continued support in partnership with Inspire+, and Miss Allery for organising a great event.
Seats for our annual celebration of extraordinarily talented students are available to book now by clicking on this link:
We have a fantastic night lined up, showcasing singers, dancers, bands, actors and much more.
Who will triumph on the big night? Join us to find out!
We were thrilled to nominate Hope Temperton (Y10) for the prestigious School Physicist of the Year award, on behalf of the University of Lincoln and the Ogden Trust.
On Friday 18 January, Miss Buffham and Mr Butt accompanied Hope and her family to the awards ceremony, where she was celebrated for her hard work and resilience despite facing adversity during the autumn term.
The night also included a wonderful talk delivered by Dr Phil Sutton on the possibility of life on other planets and how we might go looking for this, as well as how to discover planets in other solar systems and measure their atmospheres.
We were very proud to celebrate Hope’s achievements and raise her aspirations through this awards evening.
The students have been working incredibly hard on putting together this year's Christmas Show, combining their acclaimed performance of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" from the Drill Hall in Lincoln with all your favourite seasonal sing-along hits.
This special performance will take place at the West Grantham Academy St Hugh's on Thursday 13 December. Doors open at 5.30 pm and the show begins at 6.00 pm.
To book your seats, please visit https://wgasthughs.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The West Grantham Academy St Hugh’s is delighted to announce that Lilliemae Reid and Lucas Gowen have won first and second prize respectively in the "Royal British Legion: Thank You" national poetry competition.
The judges commented that they were "extremely impressed by the poetry and [we] believe that Lilliemae and Lucas should be extremely proud of their work!"
The national competition received over 1,100 entries, so this really is an incredible achievement. Everyone at the academy is obviously extremely proud and delighted. Congratulations to them both.
On the evening of 27 September, students from the West Grantham Academy St Hugh’s competed against all the other secondary schools and Grantham College in the "Big Science Breakthrough," hosted by Dallas Campbell as part of the Gravity Fields programme.
The brief given to students was to tell a story of science using creative arts to share their message - creativity! It’s our thing!
It was a wonderful evening and the standard of the productions was very high, including a fabulous production from Grantham College that included alumni from St Hugh’s - it was great to see them again.
The result was announced by Dr Harry Cliff, a particle physicist from Cambridge University, and the room erupted into huge applause for our wonderful young people from St Hugh’s (and their wigs!)
The students will now be treated to an all expenses paid trip to the science museum to see the new exhibition, "The Sun: Living with Our Star." Dr Harry Cliff is the Lead Curator of the exhibition, and our students will get to spend a day with him and his team at the museum.
Huge thanks to Miss Kendall and Miss Mcclellan for creating this amazing project with the students, and for giving so much time to create such a wonderful piece of scientific theatre. Their dedication to the students' success was evident in their entire approach to the event, and the outcome is richly deserved!
Thanks also to Mr Hulse for his unwavering support and encouragement, and for being chief photographer for the night!
Year 7 arrived at the academy bright and early on Tuesday 18 September in anticipation of the journey to Sherwood Pines. It was a joint day out with students from the West Grantham Academy St John’s, with time dedicated to enjoying the last of the summer sunshine in the great outdoors.
As part of the iTunes U “One Best Picture” initiative, students explored the forest and captured the shadows, textures and beauty of the stunning surroundings. Students will use the pictures to create a unique story to share with their parents through the Seesaw app and at a forthcoming presentation evening.
It was wonderful to see the school values of Creativity, Responsibility and Wisdom demonstrated in such a unique environment. Sherwood Pines was an experience that will stay with everyone involved for a long time to come.
Tickets are now available for the Shakespeare Schools Festival at the Lincoln Drill Hall.
The festival runs from Monday 5 until Tuesday 6 November and students from the West Grantham Academy St Hugh's will be performing a unique abridged version of Macbeth on 5 November.
If you would like to come and support our students at this event, tickets are available to buy here.
Welcome back to all students.