The introduction of 32 iPads that can be booked by teaching staff and used in all subjects has been extremely successful so far throughout 2015/16. Using a number of educational apps, the filming/photography elements and the flexibility of having the internet on your desk has proved valuable to the learning process and helped develop student independence and motivation.
Ben Morris, who left The Ramsey Academy last year to follow a scholarship at Ipswich Town FC, has once again been named in the England Under 17 squad for the Euro 2016 tournament.
Welcome to the 9th edition of the electronic version of the Ramsey Voice newsletter.
In this issue you will find:
- Charity week fun!
- Let there be light
- Inside natures giants
- Rubik's cube challenge!
- Tennis foundation
- and much more!
Your contribution to the content is welcome. Many of our students participate in activities outside school and we would like to recognise their achievements. Please send brief details to Mrs Gibbs (Assistant Headteacher) as well as suggestions for improvements to this newsletter or topics you would like included.
Congratulations to students who represented the school at a number of table tennis competitions recently.
Three students from The Ramsey Academy, Halstead are the proud winners of an essay writing competition about their experiences of taking part in the “Community Connect” scheme with residents of Symonds Court and Gladys Malpass older persons’ scheme in Halstead.
The Ramsey Academy, Halstead is delighted to announce that they have been chosen as one of 21 schools across the country to take part in the pilot of the Tennis Foundation’s new School of Tennis programme. The first national training day took place in Loughborough and equipped us with the skills and knowledge to roll out the School of Tennis Programme in our school.
Students were given the opportunity to watch Chelsea U19’s v Valencia U19s in the European Youth Cup.
As a reward for their commitment to the Ramsey/Chelsea Foundation Table Tennis Club, 10 students travelled to Cobham (Chelsea FC training ground) and received premiership hospitality as they sat amongst the media, UEAFA officials and coaches from both clubs.
We are delighted you have chosen to join us at The Ramsey Academy.
Explore your new website to find out as much as possible about your new school and discover the range of lessons and activities available to you.
The staff and students look forward to meeting you at your Induction Days on 22 & 23 June.
British orienteering ranking for 16 year olds: Lucy Edwards = 5th, Callum Turner = 11th, Thomas Lock = 14th
Essex League Rankings: Team position = 2nd
Plans are well underway for the next trip to France and Germany for the Year 10 students! As there are still a few places available, the trip has now been offered to Year 9 students who are contemplating French or German as a GCSE option. If you are interested, you need to see Mrs Sims as soon as possible!
The School Games programme for the Braintree District is based at The Ramsey Academy and its organiser is Howard Nicholls. The aims are to increase the level of sports competition in and between schools, to increase leadership opportunities for students to promote inclusion the National Change 4 Life initiative.
As you are aware the Summer GCSEs are fast approaching and during the next few weeks your son/daughter will be busy preparing for these.
Congratulations to our Jack Petchey winners who received their medallions at the Braintree awards evening on January 20. The winners included:
The year has started well for our group of intrepid gardeners! The greenhouse has been spring cleaned and put into a semblance of order. Seed trays and pots have been washed to prevent transference of bugs and bacteria from lastGardening season.
On Tuesday 15 December 2015, a group of Year 9 students from The Ramsey Academy, Halstead, attended the BIG BANG STEM Event at The University of Essex. This was an exciting opportunity for our students to see how science and technology are used within various industrial and commercial environments.