Madrid Magic

This week’s blog from the students comes from two boys who participated in the recent Madrid Football Tour. The Madrid Football Tour was a great experience overall. Having not been abroad in a very long time it was strange for me, but I enjoyed every second of it. The fact I was with all of my friends made it even better. We did things such as visiting the Atletico Madrid stadium (Wanda Metropolitano) and the Real Madrid stadium (Santiago Bernabeu) twice. Once for a tour and once to watch a La Liga fixture between Real Madrid and Levante, final score

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Vent

This week’s student blog comes from Sixth Former, Emily, who is very excited to describe and explain a brand new student-led initiative in the school. For many months, Niamh, Hafsa and I, a motivated group of Year 12 girls, have been planning, creating and developing a peer support group named ‘Vent’ which we have been so excited to launch this week. The idea of the system is for younger students to feel as if they have an older student to talk to, one who has been through the ups and downs of teenage life, and although the younger students have

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It’s a Team Game

We are breaking with tradition this week.  Instead of posting a student’s perspective of life and thoughts at AKS, we have opted for this inspirational set of post match notes found on the sports noticeboard this week for the U14 rugby team. Under 14s XV vs St Mary’s College, Crosby Venue: Crosby Result: Lost 59 – 29 Date: Saturday 17th November Weather: Windy, Sunny Ground: Firm, Grassy  Perfect rugby weather apart from a stiff offshore breeze saw us visit St Mary’s Crosby with a good squad bolstered by the presence of a couple of the U13’s top players. The opposition

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Severus Marches On!

The youngest founder member at the age of 8 of the Lytham St Annes Classical Association, Jonah Crouch, and Year 7 AKS student writes about his final classics lecture before moving to Madrid in January. Dr Simon Elliott blew the audience away on Thursday with his speech on Septimius Severus. He was very knowledgeable about this subject and left us much more informed. My favourite part was when Caracalla killed Geta (both of whom were Severus’s children) because it just shows that the older sibling will always prevail – apologies to all those younger siblings out there but as an

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Remembrance

This week we are all wearing poppies because it is Remembrance Day on 11th November.  We want to explain why this happens and how it has possibly affected every family in our school. Next Sunday we will remember that it is exactly 100 years since the end of the First World War. At the time it was called The Great War, because there had never, in the history of the world, been a war which had involved so many people and so many countries. It lasted for over 4 years and it changed the lives of everyone for ever. The

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A Safe Place

This week’s blog comes from three students in the Junior School… It is a very important to know that there are people living on the streets in Blackpool, in fact not just in Blackpool but on the streets all over the world.  Blackpool is right next to our school and where we live though and that is why the Reverend Beverley came into school to speak to us in assembly.  She told us that there are people who are not as lucky as us because they don’t have a home to live in, or don’t have any food or money. 

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Bringing Learning To Life

This week’s student blog comes from the Head and Deputy Head Students of the school, sharing with us some of their experiences and advice to make the most of the learning opportunities at AKS. Jeremy: School is a fantastic time to try out new clubs and activities – be they sports, music, theatre, dance, or even science and technology; so, whichever clubs you decide to get involved with, you are bound to make new long-lasting friendships across the whole school.  I’ve definitely found that out myself in leading Bring Me Sunshine, a group in school dedicated to fostering inter-generational solidarity.

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Pi Camp

Our first blog of the academic year from the students is by three of our current Year 13 Sixth Form students, who planned and delivered a coding camp for younger students during the summer break. Harry: Over the summer holidays, I organized and held a programming camp called Pi Camp  using the Raspberry Pi for children in the local area aged 6-12. We held two courses both lasting two days. This involved a lot of planning and preparation! Such as organizing sponsorship, funding, daily activities and getting local support. The biggest challenge I faced was getting hold of the Raspberry

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Joining a Giant Family

Last week Arnav and Charley shared their thoughts with the children and parents who will be joining us in September in Year 7 at the Induction Evening.  Here are Arnav’s thoughts: My name is Arnav and I am in Year 7.  I have been at AKS since I was in Year 3.  I am sure you must have many questions and worries regarding the senior school, am I right?  How much homework are we going to get?  Are the teachers strict?  And if they are, do they give detentions out very easily?  Are the older children rough and will I

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Still Nothing To Worry About

Our final student blog of the academic year comes from Keira in Year 9, who we first heard from when she had just started Year 7.  Over to you Keira… Back in year 7 I wrote a blog about my experiences in my first year at AKS called “Nothing To Worry About” (July 2016). So here is an update on my journey since then. Last Easter holiday my family and I walked Scafell, the highest peak in England. Last year we reached the summit of Snowdon and so I felt confident I would make it to the top of Scafell

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