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Principal's Blog - Friday 12th December

posted 12 Dec 2014, 05:00 by Karen Bricknell

There have been lots of events taking place in the run up to the end of term; 

Students in the academy were in great spirits today joining in with Christmas jumper day for ‘Save the Children’.

There were a huge range of activities in and out of the academy on Thursday for the second of our Curriculum Focus Days.  Students took part in activities including, a trip to the Science Museum in London, Kingswood, survival cookery, cheerleading, body confidence, targeted exam and coursework support, Camp Craft, Astro Dome, Archery, Karate, Dinosaur Isle and many more. Thank you to all the parents who came along to view the fantastic recycled Christmas decorations that Year 7 students made during the day.

Over 70 of our most talented athletes took part in High Performance Academy workshops on Wednesday. The workshops, in Strength and Conditioning, Pilates and Anatomy, Neurology and Basic Core will enable them to transfer the key skills and improve their own sport. Thank you to the professionals who gave up their time to work with our students.

Dance students from all Year groups took part in a workshop with a professional dancer currently starring in the West End show of Mamma Mia.  

Over £500 was raised for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) last week when many students took part in a 24 hour Disney-a-thon.

Our Sixth Form students have been busy this week, a group of students went on a Travel and Tourism trip to London, they went to the Natural History Museum, the London Eye and even had time for some Christmas shopping. Another group of students watched Electra at the Old Vic Theatre as part of their Drama coursework. We had a great turn out for the Sixth Form Quiz on Wednesday; it is really nice to see so many students involved in extra-curricular activities.

I hope to see many students and families at the MEDROX event on Monday evening; this is a great opportunity for Year 11 students to come along and find out about how SBA Sixth Form supports students with the highest of aspirations. Current students along with student alumni from past MEDROX groups will talk about their experiences in gaining access to the most competitive courses and demanding careers. 

Come along and support the students who have worked so hard this term preparing for the production ‘Bring it on,’ tickets are available from reception.

House Rewards assemblies are also taking place next week to celebrate academic achievements as well as House involvement this term. The last day of term is Friday 19th December, students finish at 1pm. We are asking students to bring in an item of food for The Isle of Wight Food Bank.


Enjoy your weekend.

Eric Jackson