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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Hustle and Hit and Never Quit

As we look forward to our annual U12 Jean Torrance Memorial Invitation Hockey Tournament this Saturday, and welcome a large number of schools from across the country, our 1st XI captain, Jess, brings us our student blog of the week. When I joined Arnold School in Year 7, I had never picked up a hockey stick before, but was keen to get involved. By March, when it was the Jean Torrance Tournament, I was the B team captain and hosted two girls from the City of London School. This was the first hockey tournament that I was involved in, and it soon became clear

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Learning Leaders

The student blog this week comes from a group of students in Year 6 prepared to go out of their comfort zone! The Primary Leadership Programme is a programme run entirely by students. Every year, some schools in United Learning are chosen to be part of this programme. First, the students go to a specified location to play team games and to learn how to plan an event, deciding what they want to raise awareness of and which charity they will raise money for. Then, after the event has finished, the teams travel to Canary Wharf in London to show everyone what they

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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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