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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Felicity’s Hero

This week the student blog comes from Felicity in Year 6, who won the ‘Real Hero’ Day award for her costume and speech about her chosen hero. I chose Albert Einstein as my hero because he is such an inspirational man and he knows how hard it is to have dyslexia.  He used the difficulties of his dyslexia to help him to work out one of the best mathematical equations of all time: E=MC2 which means E = energy,  M=mass and C=speed of light (which I think is very cool!). Albert did not consider the downsides of having Dyslexia, like not

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Residential Reflections

Our student blog this week comes from Year 3 who have just returned from their residential trip to Winmarleigh and who are keen to share their new experiences. Taym – “I conquered my fear of heights on the climbing wall by climbing higher than before. I enjoyed diffusing the bomb activity. It was fun because you had to use two ropes and you can’t drop it, if you do it will EXPLODE! I improved on teamwork by not arguing and we accomplished more.” Hamza – “When I was at home I heard that I was going to Winmarleigh so I

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Being Prepared

The blog from the AKS students this week comes from Sam in Year 9 who recently took part in our ‘An Evening of LAMDA.’  We asked Sam what he enjoys most about being a LAMDA student and if there was a particular interest or experience that he would like to share with us. I think LAMDA is an amazing opportunity to take part in because it’s so much more than just learning how to act. It helps me become a more confident speaker when presenting to bigger crowds – this is a skill I believe is an incredibly important life lesson.

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Model Mates

This week’s blog from the AKS students is written by our youngest contributors yet.  The post comes from Annika and Zoe in Year 2 and Sophia in Year 1, who were excited to share their recent fashion show debut experiences with us. Zoe The fashion show was a community event to raise money for St. Annes’ Carnival.  AKS hosted it in their senior school hall.  The clothes I had to wear were a bit small but I only had to wear them for a little while and I really liked the colours.  Once I got on the catwalk we had

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A Royal and a Reindeer

This week’s blog from the AKS students is by Sam, one of our successful Tycoon in School entrepreneurs and who had the privilege to visit Buckingham Palace last week as a national finalist. Stepping into a room worth millions of pounds with artefacts, paintings and statues, just strewn across the room, some over two thousand years old, has a habit of putting things into perspective. On Monday, the 6th of March, we were given the privilege of attending Buckingham Palace, a centre of British culture at least since 1837 and the accession of Queen Victoria, if not as early as

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