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This week's news - Friday 29th November

posted 1 Dec 2014, 04:01 by Wendy Baxter   [ updated 1 Dec 2014, 04:02 ]
We have had some brilliant events this week.  Monday saw our new academy choir sing together with pupils of St John's Primary at the switching on of the Royston Xmas lights.  Two of our lucky pupils got to press the button together with Mrs Caroline Makinson, local councillor who is one of our academy governors.  Wednesday saw a visit by Class Donaldson to the National Coal Mining museum.  Upon their return there were some interesting tales of travelling deep underground and crawling through mine shafts.  The week finished on a high note - Friday saw the whole academy take part in the British Heart Foundation 'skipathon'.  Our aim was to complete 10,000 skips between us but we managed to exceed this figure by a huge margin, completing over 34,000 skips.  A big thank you to everyone that sponsored us for this event.  Not only did our scholars have the opportunity to take part in a fund raising event but they also learned a great skill and way to keep fit.  Our scholars combined this with a fair bit of science as well, learning how to measure their pulse and finding out what happens to your heart rathe when you exercise.

This week we move into December and start to gear up for Xmas.  Letters will be going out to remind you of all the events that will take place in the academy over the next couple of weeks.  The first stop in your diary should be our Xmas Fair which takes place on Friday 5th December in the afternoon.