Friday 27 May 2022

Bulwell Bulletin

Bringing you the Academy news

The Academy Voice

Click on the cover image below to read the first issue of The Bulwell Academy magazine, written and created by the Student Magazine Club.

The small group of Year 7 to 9 students have been meeting every Friday after school to pitch their ideas for articles and to work with each other and staff around the school to bring you information on a range of interesting topics from places to visit to raising awareness of global issues. We are delighted to finally share the first issue of The Academy Voice with everyone.

We hope you enjoy this digital issue. Printed copies will also be available in classrooms. Why not pick one up to read in DEAR time? Drop everything and read Issue One now.

Pitch Up!

Our Year 9 DofE Bronze recruits are continuing with their training in preparation for their Bronze expedition next term. Students enjoyed a fun campcraft session with The Army learning about what to pack and how to pack it, while remembering they have to carry everything they take. Some were better at pitching their tents than others – early days, but getting there.

Skydive #2

Daredevil Kane McClymont has become the second Year 11 student to complete a skydive in support of incredible charities. His efforts from 14,000 feet helped his Mum raise money for Nottingham City Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which specialises in treating and caring for premature and sick newborn babies. 

Well done, Kane!

You can read about Alex Kearn’s skydive in last week’s Principal’s Post.

We love to hear about students’ pursuits outside of school and how students are contributing to the wider community whether it is fundraising, voluntary work, litter-picking or sporting success. If you know a student who would like to share their achievement with us, please get in touch with your photos and stories. You can email the details to your child’s Year Manager or our Media & Communications Officer: Please make sure you have the permission of the student before sharing with us.

Young Artists’ Award Winners

Pictured below is Miss Smalley, Teacher of Art, with her Young Artists’ Club members. Miss Smalley ran an after-school club to support students from Years 7-10 with their entries for the Royal Academy of Arts’ annual Young Artists’ Summer Show.

Students created a piece of work independently to enter the national competition with the chance to have their work displayed online and on-site at the Royal Academy of Arts. Students chose their own theme and materials for the artwork. Miss Smalley said, “I am super proud of each and every student who took part – their work blew me away and I look forward to next year’s entries.”

To celebrate the students’ creativity, The Bulwell Academy staff voted for their favourite pieces. The poll winners are pictured below alongside their artwork.

Special recognition goes to Year 8’s Rowen-Lilja Stiller who was our only student out of 21,000 entries to have her work displayed in the online exhibition for the Young Artists’ Summer Show 2022.

Well done to everyone for following their creative passion.

Fantastic Friday Winners

And finally, we would like to say well done to our Fantastic Friday winners who were recognised by their Year Managers for their fantastic attitude to school. We have also held Celebration Assemblies this week to recognise students with 100% attendance and those who have gone above and beyond in their studies. It was great to see so many certificates being handed out by Year Managers.

Keep up the good work everyone, and have a great half-term.

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