Month: March 2018

An invitation to Carrow Road

Year 7 pupils were in for a treat on Tuesday, 27 March 2018, when they visited Norwich City FC at Carrow Road. First off was an extensive tour of the club’s premises including VIP lounges, team changing rooms and the trophy cabinet. Next they were taken to the press briefing room where the pupils could ask questions of two players, James Husband and Josh Murphy. The interview went very well with lots of questions answered and various items signed. Thank you to Utilita Football for the invitation and NCFC for their hospitality.

Sutton Scholars residential trip

Our Year 10 group of pupils taking part in the Sutton Scholars programme to introduce pupils to university life and inspire them to consider a college education recently finished their studies with a 2-day residential trip to Cambridge University. The pupils had been working on their assignments, which included a 1500 word essay, during the months before the trip. Once arrived they set to work finishing their tasks and producing a poster explaining their findings. Together with pupils from other regional schools they used the university’s facilities under the guidance of their mentors.
But is wasn’t all work and no fun. After dinner at Caius and Keyes College they visited a student theatre performance. There was also a tour of the town to give the pupils a sense of this interesting, historic place.
The final event will be the presentation of the posters at Flegg Academy on Tuesday, 1 May 2018, where the pupils will show off their work to parents and friends.

STEM competition win

Bridge to success for pupils in Year 9 on 26 March 2018 in the first inter-schools construction challenge competition! Schools from across Norfolk and Suffolk took part in this joint venture organised by Nexus Engineering and supported by Morgan Sindall, Pleasurewood Hills, East Norfolk College and East Coast College.
Pupils were tasked with designing and building a bridge across the lake at Pleasurewood Hills, which had to support 2 people and they were given a motor with which to move parts of the bridge. All the year 9 pupils worked fantastically and came up with some amazingly inventive designs. One of the groups won the overall competition for their spinning design, and were awarded goodie bags and some tickets for Pleasurewood Hills! Thank you to Miss Rix for organising and everyone who supported the pupils today. Well done girls!

STEM week 2018

STEM week this year was again filled with lots of engaging activities and pupils across the years working together to solve problems and have fun with scientific challenges. There were rockets, slime, forensics to name but a few of the activities on offer. Pupils took part in a treasure hunt and there were poster an poems competitions along with a STEM cake sale. Another highlight was the fascinating talk by John Innes Institute research scientist Paul Nicholson on crop deseases.

After such a successful and inspiring week we look forward to next year’s edition.