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Norwich Basketball League success for City Academy Norwich

The Year 9 Basketball Team at City Academy Norwich has won the Norwich Basketball League in stylish fashion. They managed to win all their fixtures home and away beating teams from Notre Dame, Aylsham, Broadland, Sprowston and Dereham Neatherd.

County Cup rugby success for Fakenham Academy Norfolk’s Year 11 boys

Fakenham Academy Norfolk’s Year 11 rugby team have triumphed in the County Cup final, with a 41-5 victory over CNS.  Mr Savage, PE teacher at Fakenham Academy Norfolk, writes:

The Fakenham Academy Year 11 rugby team made it to the County Cup Final for the third year in a row, having played CNS in each one. The first ended in a draw, the second Fakenham narrowly lost and the third...well, all is explained below.

Fakenham Academy students prepare to launch High Altitude Balloon into Near Space

Five Fakenham Academy Norfolk students are closely monitoring weather forecasts, poring over maps of the region, and performing meticulous calculations – all in their own time after school – as they prepare to launch a High Altitude Balloon 33,000m into the Near Space region of the earth’s atmosphere.

The students – who range in age from 12 to 16 – together with their IT teacher, Mrs Gray, have joined the UK’s small but growing community of High Altitude Balloon (HAB) enthusiasts, thanks to the Raspberry Pi Skycademy initiative.

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City Academy Norwich students to learn aboard Excelsior sail training vessel

Over 30 students from City Academy Norwich will be climbing aboard the Excelsior Trust’s historic sail training boat for a unique team building and life skills lesson. The Year 9 and 10 students will be working together to smoothly navigate and sail to Holland.

The voyage will allow the students to build self-esteem and self-reliance by experiencing the challenge and adventure of life at sea. Students will be required to perform all tasks necessary for the safe operation of the ship which will include putting the sails up, steering, navigating, cooking and scrubbing the decks.

Rolls Royce aircraft engine comes to UTC Norfolk

UTC Norfolk has been presented with an ex-Fokker 70 Rolls Royce Tay620 aircraft engine by KLM UK Engineering and KLM Cityhopper, who have provided the engine to be displayed to students and visitors during 2016.

The engine will remain on display during the year – including at UTC Norfolk’s Open Day on Saturday 6th February 2016 (10am-1pm) – to promote aviation and inspire students to think about careers in the aviation industry.

Fakenham Academy Norfolk students achieve Oxbridge interviews

During the last couple of weeks five Fakenham College students have attended interviews at Oxbridge. It is an immense achievement even to be invited for interview, the students will have to wait until the new year to find out if they have been successful in gaining a place.

Anna Barrett: English Language and Literature at Oxford University Isabelle Burroughes: English at Cambridge University Abbie Currington: Natural Science at Cambridge University Madeleine Hancock: French and Spanish at Oxford University Katherine Wood: Natural Science at Cambridge University.

City Academy Norwich students attend UEA student Conference

Several Year 10 and 11 students from City Academy Norwich attended a conference on Monday 14th December to give them an insight into being a student at the University of East Anglia. They had the chance to choose from a range of interactive academic sessions from subjects across the Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Health and Social Sciences.   This gave the students the opportunity to find out more about the subjects they are interested in and experience university style teaching.

Attleborough Academy in top 20pc of schools on key progress measure

Interim figures from the Department for Education and Ofsted show that Attleborough Academy Norfolk is among the top 20pc of schools in England for the progress made by its students.

The initial (unvalidated) RAISEonline report for the academy indicates that in 2015 the academy is in the 19th percentile of all schools in England for the progress its students made between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4.

This “value added” measure is important, because it reflects the progress that students make from the point at which they started secondary school.     

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