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Principal's Blog - Friday 11th November

posted 11 Nov 2016, 01:54 by Karen Bricknell   [ updated 11 Nov 2016, 04:06 ]

We have been delighted to host an Erasmus Planning meeting this week at Sandown Bay Academy. 10 teachers from partner schools across Europe (Germany, Spain, Italy, Holland) spent 2 days in the Academy planning a project which is based around climate change and sustainability. 

The project is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with European schools to enable our students to enhance a wide range of skills including languages, ICT, Science and Geography. The project will run for two years, centred around shifting students’ attitudes on environmental issues. It will involve some of our students travelling to the partner schools in Europe. The project is funded by a grant from the British Council, which we were successful in securing through a joint bid with our partner schools. 

We will keep you updated as the project develops and students start to collaborate on inspiring projects. 

BBC South today visited the Academy on Wednesday to film a feature about the Teach First Programme. This is the first year we have been involved in Teach First; a programme to support committed individuals to become inspirational classroom leaders. Thank you to all of the students who took part in the filming, they were excellent. 

Congratulations to students who took part in the Isle of Wight Schools Cross-Country championships earlier this week. 

Next Thursday is our Sixth Form Open Evening, come along and find out all about our Sixth Form from staff and students. 

A reminder that Friday 18th November is a staff development day so students are not in school. 

Enjoy your weekend

Claire Charlemagne