Simply Love

The blog from the students this week has a Valentines theme.  Our Head and Deputy Head Students planned and led a whole school assembly all about Valentine’s Day this week and here are some of the thoughts that they chose to share with their peers and teachers. Valentine’s Day can evoke many different emotions in people, for the soppy lovers it’s a happy day to celebrate love whilst for others it’s just another day.  For some it can cause them to feel lonelier than ever… but we aim to spread some joy this Valentine’s Day! The real reason behind Valentine’s Day isn’t the money-making

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The Mad Hatter

This week’s student blog is a guest feature from the Mad Hatter! On a Wednesday afternoon, my companions and I found ourselves at the Ladies’ Luncheon Club at the Grand Hotel. The ladies seemed to have been having a tea party of some sort, and I was rather insulted that I had not been invited. I also noticed that as soon as we entered the room, they went awfully quiet and they were all staring at us. It was rather bizarre. I felt like we were on show. How frightfully rude of them. Especially since they didn’t make any attempts to

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AKS Bank: For The Journey

This week’s student blog is from two of our A Level economics students, inspired by their teacher, Mr Wainwright. Last Tuesday, Mr Wainwright led a dramatic Dragons Den style pitch in assembly. He was looking for 100% investment in his educational ideas company. The common theme running through the presentation was the quality of his production process, using skilled craftsmen and women to deliver a tailor made product. At the same time photographs of AKS school life were being shown in the background, illustrating this production process. One fact that he gave us was that in our lifetime we could

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Meeting Aron Julius

This week’s student blog comes from Lily and Sam in Year 8, who recently met an inspiring young man called Aron Julius. Last week, Aron Julius, a former student of Miss Horrocks from her previous school in Liverpool, came to visit the school for a Q&A session and to lead a workshop with drama enthusiasts. Aron currently attends the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) where he is studying for his degree in Acting.  He has appeared on many TV dramas including Moving On, DCI Banks and Puppy Love. He has also performed on stage in Our Day Out and

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A Normal Day

The first student blog of 2017 comes from Lucy who is currently studying for her A levels in the AKS Sixth Form. I woke up bright and early to a crisp winters day, mentally preparing myself for my busy schedule ahead, wondering to myself will this be a normal AKS day?  In the morning during Enrichment, myself and another student, Charlie, took on two other students in the annual House debate. Today’s debating topic, which we were fully prepared for, was: “the whole nation should become vegetarians.”   As a member of Salmesbury House, the side I argued was that we should

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Christmas Tears and Laughter

A festive themed blog from our community-minded senior students: This week, members of the school choir from years 10-13 went on the annual Christmas choir-in-the-community trip, spreading Christmas cheer across the Fylde coast. Our first stop was Trinity Hospice. Driven in our minibuses by Santa Claus, we arrived and gathered in the chapel. The patients loved seeing us dressed up with our Christmas jumpers and hats! Last year, a group of us in the Sixth Form set up a social enterprise, In The Mix, for the Tycoon in Schools competition. Through selling our brownie jars, gingerbread jars and hot chocolate reindeers,

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Fast Track to Success

Our second student blog of the week comes from Cody in Year 7; who has been working hard every weekend, showing great commitment and bravery with his passion for karting: This year has been a bit of a struggle, with ups and downs. At the start of the year I was winning, but later on in the year I kept getting smashed off the track whenever I was in the top ten. But this last race weekend I didn’t get smashed off. The day was a bit of a struggle, in the first heat my right rear tyre hub moved

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Music Maestros

As we get closer to the the Christmas break we have two blogs from the students this week.  The first blog from Annabelle shares her insights into recent music success: Last week, Jenny, Alicia, Meghna and I competed in the district round of this year’s Rotary Young Musician of the Year Competition, which was held at Carr Hill High School. The evening featured a diverse range of performances from 24 talented young musicians from across the local area. The well-established competition attracts musicians from all over the country, and aims to offer young people the opportunity to display their musical talent

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Friendship

The student blog this week comes from Zara and Kirtika, both in Year 4. When I was in Reception I met Zara and we sat down and talked to each other. We played together and gradually built up our friendship. One of our favourite things to play was drawing on the whiteboard. The good thing about being friends is that you always have company. Now we are in Year 4. We are much older, but we still always do the same things! We have sports together, we have all our lessons together, and we both play the violin; we are

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Individual Attention

This weeks blog comes from Alyx, one of our six deputy head students.  Alyx has been busy speaking to our Year 6 parents (and students) about life in the AKS senior school and all the amazing pathways that await each individual student. I started at KEQMS in Year 5 and I am now in my final year, my 9th year at this school!  I think the links between the senior school and junior school are very important as I believe the progression from the junior school building to the seniors is made a lot easier if there are friendly faces. Seeing

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