Facing Mountains

The student blog this week actually comes from one of our OAKS.  We were delighted that Ed was able to come into school this week and speak to our Juniors in assembly about his recent adventures. Recently, I have been on an expedition to Nepal, and whilst I was there I undertook an expedition to Mt Everest Base Camp, as well as climb a mountain called Island Peak. On the 15th of September, I went to Manchester airport and began my journey, bound for Nepal. When I arrived I met a man named Babu, who was to be my guide

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Meet The Head Students

Our blog this week comes from Georgia and Sam, who are both keen to continue our annual tradition of proudly introducing our Head Students to the wider AKS community. My name is Samuel and I am honoured to have been chosen as Head Boy at AKS.  I joined Arnold Junior School when I was 7 years old and remain proud to call myself an Old Arnoldian and, one day soon, an OAK(S).  If someone had told me that when I started all those years ago that I would go on to be Head Boy, I would have laughed; but here

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Darkness and Light

When Mum and Dad first said we were going to see an eclipse I didn’t see why it was so important, I mean 2 minutes 36 seconds of darkness – what’s so special about that? I see darkness every night but Mum and Dad were excited as they had seen two before and they said I would enjoy it, but I still didn’t want to go. Our adventure started in Orlando Florida, followed by a six hour car journey to Santee, South Carolina – crossing 3 states en route, sadly it felt more like 12 hours because trying to play

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Gloop, Skittles and Creepy-Crawlies

On Monday a wide variety of famous people arrived at AKS Junior School ready for an action packed day of learning about science and getting involved in scientific experiments.  Our Infants are very keen to tell you all about it in this week’s student blog… We met Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Alfred Nobel and Alexander Fleming, to name but a few.  The day began with a presentation from the Wildlife Trust talking about our coastline and what we can do to make a difference.  Special cards were left in school for us to think about how we can make a

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A Big Project in Tanzania

Our first blog from the AKS students comes from Bel and Lucy who spent a large part of their summer holidays with 50 other students from across the world on a service project in Tanzania. At the start of the summer holidays we were lucky enough to go on a Round Square International Service Project to Tanzania. This is a short recap of our experience and what we learnt, but to start off we would like to point out that obviously everyone had a different trip and different outcomes, but these were our own. The trip consisted of 50 students

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Reflecting on a Busy Year

Our final blog of the academic year comes from Alicia, who is just finishing Year 7.  Below are the thoughts and reflections of her first year at AKS, which she kindly and confidently shared with our incoming Year 7 students as part of their induction evening. Good evening everyone, my name is Alicia Iredale and I’m currently in year 7.  I started AKS last September and came here from Ansdell Primary School. When I started at AKS I felt a little apprehensive about a few things: Will I get lost? Will I make any new friends? Will I get lots

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Educational Partnerships

The student blog this week comes from two of our Year 12 Ambassadors who have been learning with one of our educational partners as part of their enrichment programme. On Friday 16th June, some of the Year 7 students went on a very exciting trip to the Royal Cross Primary School for the Deaf. Whilst they were there, the students had the opportunity to sing their amazing ‘Sign2Sing’ song.  Which they have been rehearsing throughout the year and they all thoroughly enjoyed performing.  Not only did the students sing to them, the students from the Royal Cross Primary School, also

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Book Club

The student blog this week comes from two of our Year 9 students and members of the popular AKS Book Club. Recently we had the opportunity to visit Blackpool’s libraries as part of Wordpool’s Festival of Written Word. To start, we went to Palatine Library where we listened to a very interesting talk from young adult author Alice Broadway, author of Ink, which has been our most recent read at Book Club. Following that, we got on an amazing old bus, called the ‘Rover Bus’. This took us to our next destination of Layton Library, where we listened to Kit

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AKS in the Community

We welcome back some our youngest students to post their thoughts on the AKS students’ blog this week.  We always enjoy hearing from Year 2, especially when they have been on one of their learning trips into our local community.  What did you discover Year 2? Shelby – We went to the Synagogue to learn about the Jewish religion. Michael –  My favourite thing in the Synagogue was looking at the scrolls. Maanav – I really enjoyed our visit to St Annes Synagogue. I especially liked the colourful windows. There was a picture of Noah’s Ark. David – The scrolls were amazing

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How to Become a President

After a few weeks of hearing from our youngest students, we thought it might be nice to bend the rules a bit and post a guest blog from one of our OAKS.  It is always rewarding to hear from our alumni, whether in person, when they pop into school, or via e-mail. It’s Will Thompson! Hope you are all well at AKS. Just thought I would give you a quick update to how I’m getting on.  I’m in the build up to finals now — very busy and nervous times!  Recently, I have been elected President of the Liverpool Medical

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