Albany Academy Year 8 and 9 students were educated on the theme of child sexual exploitation thanks to the Theatre company Alter ego creative Solutions. The theatre company, who are touring their play ‘Chelsea’s choice’ performed the powerful and innovative play to the Albany students.
Year 7 and 8 students from Albany Academy took part in the district Table Tennis competition in March and produced some stunning displays. The annual competition brings together the most talented Table Tennis players from across Chorley to compete to be crowned as the best school team in the district. The Albany team once again excelled itself.
Year 8 and 9 students from Albany Academy got to sample virtual reality thanks to Google Expeditions. The industry giant that specialise in internet related services have created a team to showcase to schools the power of virtual reality in the classroom. Using virtual reality equipment staff gave students the opportunity to take immersive virtual journeys under the sea, to the surface of the moon and inside the human body.
For the second time this term our boys basketball teams have been leading the way in Chorley. This time it was the turn of the Year 8 boys team who were crowned district champions at a tournament on Wednesday 8th February. Their performance was even more impressive as they won the competition without conceding a single point.
This week the humanities faculty held their first rewards celebration for star students. Sixteen students were chosen to attend the rewards celebration, one from each history class in Years 7, 8 and 9. The students were chosen to attend the celebration based on their hard work and progress in class and were treated to drinks, cakes and biscuits as the faculties way of saying thank you to them for their efforts during the autumn term.
Year 7 students from Albany Academy been trained to become Physics Buskers after attending a fun workshop delivered by Science Made Simple, funded by the Ogden Trust. This was then followed by Year 8 students taking part in a workshop which is part of a European study in how to make the teaching of science more engaging.