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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.