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TEN Group students celebrate A Level results

Hundreds of Year 13 students across the TEN Group celebrated A Level results day on 18th August. 

Strong results by our students ensured that the vast majority secured their first choice university places, as well as progression to Apprenticeships and employment.  It was an important day for Year 12 students too, who were collecting their AS grades. 

City Academy students are part of pioneering Teens and Toddlers project

A pioneering intervention programme which pairs teenagers as mentors to young children, has been run in Norfolk for the first time by City Academy Norwich, West Earlham Infant and Nursery School and the youth charity Teens and Toddlers.

Since February, the 18-week programme has seen a small group of Year 9 and 10 students from City Academy Norwich spending one afternoon a week out of school and working with children at nearby West Earlham Infant and Nursery School.

Wayland Junior pupils hold street party and performances to celebrate Queen’s 90th Birthday

Pupils at Wayland Junior Academy Watton held a street party and their own version of the Royal Variety Performance on Friday, as they got into the celebratory spirit to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The playground was adorned with bunting, with every child in the school having contributed to the red, white and blue decorations.

This provided the backdrop for a lunch-time street party, in which the pupils were joined by teachers, parents and guests from Red Hill and St Mary’s Church, Watton.

Pets As Therapy dogs help calm students’ nerves ahead of GCSE exams

Year 11 students from Wayland Academy Norfolk were given a break from revision on Friday 13th May when the academy hosted a Pets As Therapy (PAT) Club which saw 10 dogs and their volunteer owners help students to relax ahead of their upcoming GCSE exams.

Fakenham Academy students successfully launch High Altitude Balloon into Near Space

After months of planning and preparation, and one postponement due to poor weather, a group of Fakenham Academy Norfolk students finally launched a High Altitude Balloon (HAB) into the Near Space region of the earth’s atmosphere at the weekend – with FANHAB1 reaching a height of 26,533m.

City Academy Norwich student proudly unveils new rugby kit at Twickenham

Saturday was a day to remember for 14-year old City Academy Norwich student Gustas Ganiprauskas, from Norwich, when he had the honour of wearing the Academy’s new rugby kit on the Twickenham pitch before kick-off at the RBS 6 Nations England v Ireland match.

Gustas was given this honour thanks to kit manufacturer Canterbury and England Rugby. He was selected to represent the Academy because of his attitude, attendance and effort in PE and after-school rugby.

Paralympic skier puts Wayland Junior pupils through their paces

GB Paralympic skier and adventurer Sean Rose was the special guest at Wayland Junior Academy Watton this week, offering inspiration and encouragement as he led them in a sponsored circuit challenge.

Sean, who is a double winter Paralympian with 5 World Cup medals, 7 British titles and over 30 international medals, oversaw the pupils during their sponsored fitness session through which the academy is aiming to raise money for new PE equipment.   

City Academy Norwich student to reveal school rugby shirt at Twickenham

Gustas Ganiprauskas from City Academy Norwich will represent the academy on the pitch at Twickenham ahead of the RBS 6 Nations England v Ireland match on Saturday 27 February.

Gustas was one of 100 other youngsters selected to represent their respective schools across the country, as part of England Rugby’s All Schools programme - an initiative to increase rugby participation in secondary state schools. 

American diplomat visits City Academy Norwich to hear from Year 11 students

Students from City Academy Norwich have contributed their views on some of the big issues facing the world today as part of a major “listening exercise” being undertaken with British young people by the Embassy of the United States of America.

Tim Gerhardson, Deputy Cultural Attaché with the US Embassy, visited City Academy Norwich on Tuesday 24th February, spending an hour with 23 of the academy’s Year 11 students.

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