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The Year 7 gardening club have been busy this week harvesting their first home grown radishes.  They have also got to work preparing for the strawberries and peas which should be ready soon.

Miss Reeve and the Academy’s Eco-Team have achieved Silver Status!  This fantastic achievement has been awarded for the schools ongoing commitment to:

  • Engagement in environmental issues
  • Demonstration that environmental actions can be enjoyable, social and rewarding
  • Environmental responsibility and generating a sense of community
  • Development of skills and knowledge to play an active role in protecting the environment
  • Empowerment of students with the belief that they have the ability to positively impact the planet

Well done to our Eco-Team who have been litter picking today at Kingsway Park. The latest initiative is aimed to generate a sense of community in the students and to promote social responsibility. Miss Reeve and her team continue to focus on a range of environmental issues in order to work towards the Eco-Schools Silver award.

Year 10 Music students have begun a new composition unit using a brand new set of midi keyboards. These allow the students to input melodies and harmony straight into composing software on the computers.

Students have hit the ground running with this and are beginning to develop some quite complex musical pieces.

Here is some feedback from the students:

“It makes composing so much easier.”

“It feels like working as a professional.”

“We’ve only been using them a week but already I feel so much more confident with my composing.”

Author, Tom Palmer, virtually visited Kirkby College yesterday to discuss his new book ‘After the War’.  Tom talked through his process of writing his books, showed his scrap book of ideas and research into facts to ensure his writing is historically significant and accurate – the students found this really interesting.

Students enjoyed reading the first chapter of his book too!

We are extremely proud to have been asked to take part in the recent case study carried out by Active Notts detailing how our Health and Wellbeing provision has been at the heart of our plans to support pupils recover from the many impacts COVID has had on their lives.

COVID Recovery Case Studies Final

Mr Johnson was invited to take part in the five year celebration of Assist, the anti-smoking and peer education programme

Academy is awarded Eco-Schools bronze status

We are delighted to confirm that Kirkby College have once again been awarded ‘Healthy Schools’ status. This accreditation is in recognition of the work we do in school around the promotion of healthy eating, healthy lifestyles, physical activity and emotional health and wellbeing.

Well done to everyone involved in maintaining this important accreditation.

Achievement – Resilience – Community