A Touch of Class

AKS Summer touch rugby has been underway this half term with students from Year 7 to 13 taking part, and proving to be a hotbed of development for the younger years. With the outgoing Year 13 having been the most successful rugby team, the school has seen for some years, the knowledge and experience that they are imparting on the younger players is invaluable in the development of individuals and for AKS rugby in the future.  Charlie, our current 1st XV Vice Captain, shares this account of his rugby experience at AKS with us for the student blog of the week.

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Hockey Heroics

Our student blog this week comes from our Junior School hockey captains who have both overseen a tremendous season of hockey for our junior girls. I started playing hockey in Year 2 and I instantly fell in love with it.  I enjoy learning about the game and learning new skills, I especially like lifting the ball and counting how many times I can hit the ball in the air. I have gained a lot of belief in what I can do and have enjoyed playing in different teams. I have gained lots of knowledge and skills from going to as

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Caldera Connections

This week’s student blog comes from a reflective Myles in Year 4. We have been learning about volcanos in Year 4 this term. My Great Grandparents are always interested in what I am doing at school as my Great Grandpa used to go to Arnold School. When I told them about the model volcano I have been making they showed me this photograph of Mount Vesuvius which was taken by my Great Grandpa in 1946. He and my Great Gran were Officers in the RAF living in Malta at the time. They had been visiting Rome and had arranged to

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Rethink Rebuild

Our student blog this week comes from Kayley in our Lower Sixth Form who is sharing her thoughts on the current Syria crisis, spurred on by a very special visitor and speaker who we are grateful to for presenting to the whole of  our Year 12 during their recent Enrichment session. On Tuesday the 10th of April Dr Haytham Alhamwi visited AKS Sixth Form during our enrichment lesson to tell us about his experiences as a Syrian Refugee.  The presentation astounded our year group as we listened to his hard-hitting stories and first hand experiences of the war in Syria.

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Streetlife

Our student blog of the week comes from Grace, who bravely faced the night chill and streets of Blackpool for an important cause. Streetlife’s Sleepout is an annual charity fundraising event. All of the money raised goes to Streetlife, a charity dedicated to helping homeless or vulnerable young people in Blackpool. All you need to do is get sponsored to sleep on the streets of Blackpool for a night. This year it took place on the night of 23rd March. 200 people signed up including myself, my big brother and my Dad. The weather wasn’t ideal, in fact it rained

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Our Carnival Queen

This week’s blog from the students comes from Carys who has been chosen as the St. Annes’ Carnival Queen this summer. Hello! My name is Carys Burnett and I am 11 years old. I am in Year 7 at AKS, having left Heyhouses Primary in July. I was really pleased to be selected to represent St. Annes as the Carnival Queen this year and I am looking forward to all of the events. I have taken part in the carnival procession every year since I was at nursery school, and we always meet up with lots of friends and have

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Academic Ambition

Our student blog this week comes from Year 3B who have been exploring our school ethos; academic ambition. The students looked at the word ambition and decided it meant ‘to be successful and achieve your goals’.  Year 3 certainly like to be successful  and work hard on their individual targets, but what do they want to be when they are older…  Charlie wants to be like Rafael Nadal and be a Wimbledon champion. He already competes in competitions in the Lancashire area for his local tennis club. Zoe also wants to follow a sporting career and win gold for GB in hockey.

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The Power of Words

We have a second blog this week from the students.  This one comes from three of our Year 6 students who were part of a larger group who were invited to attend the Holocaust Memorial Service at St Annes Synagogue. This year, we were privileged to be a part of the ‘Holocaust Memorial Day’ celebrations that took place at St. Anne’s Synagogue.  We were learning about and remembering the people who died in the Holocaust. During the memorial three other schools contributed showing a presentation on ‘the power of words’ (which was the theme of this year’s Holocaust Memorial). We

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On the Ball

Our blog from the students this week comes from two of our students who are thriving within our comprehensive netball programme at school.  At AKS we endeavour to support every student to enjoy their chosen sport and to be involved in ways that go beyond just winning. When and where did you first start playing netball? I started playing in primary school in Years 5 and 6. Do you play for a club? Yes, I play for Blackpool. What representative level do you currently play at? I now play for the Lancashire County U14 netball team. How often do you

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Be Wealthy

Our student blog this week comes from our head students who planned and presented their own whole school assembly earlier in the week.  They role played an international quiz between three different countries; the UK, Pakistan and Niger.  Each country representative was asked a question and then given a set amount of (Countdown) time to answer them, but were encouraged to use the relevant resources available based on that countries GDP (average wealth).  For example, the UK had access to an iPad and the internet compared to Pakistan having a stack of reference books and Niger only a piece of

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