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 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.
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.
Two more students from Albany have been making a splash in the sporting world this term. On the back of students success in boardercross, athletics, dance and synchronised swimming, students have also been making a splash in the pool. Isaac Brennand (Year 9) and Piper Stevens (Year 8) have seen their hard work pay off achieving podium finishes in two major swimming events.
Six students from Albany Academy enjoyed a once in a lifetime experience as they enjoyed a three-day engineering residential at Manchester University. This experience was to mark 50 years of the SmallPeice Trust. The Smallpeice Trust are a small Charity which provides short residential courses in science, technology and engineering subjects to year 9 -12 students and promotes careers in engineering.
Students from secondary schools across the local area have been competing in an Olympics with a twist. The Physics Olympics, which is now in its second year, was organised by Albany Academy in partnership with the Ogden trust and brought together students from local high schools to compete in a series of physics based challenges.