Curriculum Day activities on 8th January 2013:
Eat @ Tuxford Italian Restaurant
Other activities included health related issues for Year 10 students with various guest speakers in school talking to the students. Year 11 students were busy revising for the English examinations and Year 7 to 9 took part in a Maths Murder Mystery day.
Design and Technology Superstars!
Two of our Design and Technology pupils have recently received national recognition for their outstanding work.
Sixth Former Josh Gillot (Y12) has been awarded one of the prestigious ‘Arkwright Engineering Scholarships’ beating thousands of applicants after a very rigorous application, exam and interview process. In addition to expert support from a relevant sponsor Josh has won £600! His success will also benefit Tuxford Academy pupils as our Faculty will receive £400 to spend on equipment. The Arkwright Scholarships Trust administers one of the most prestigious scholarship schemes in the UK. The Engineering Scholarships are sponsored by industrial companies, universities, charitable trusts, trade associations, professional engineering institutions and personal donors. Josh is keen to pursue a career in Computer Science and the funding and support that this scholarship gives will help support his ambitions in this field. Josh is the most recent in a long line of Arkwright Scholars from Tuxford, the most recent being Christopher Patuzzo and Alexander Blackburn.
James Black (Y9) came 2nd in the 11-15 (Senior Category) of the Daily Telegraph Young Architect of the year award. Again, thousands of children entered the competition but his creative approach designing his dream home (in the Amazon jungle!) wowed the judges. He won a huge box of Meccano, an amazing architecture book and to top it off his design has been printed in the newspaper and has featured it on their Website.
We are very proud of both of these amazing achievements. Well Done!
Mr J Tegerdine, AST Design and Technology
Last year Tuxford Academy became an accredited Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) examination centre.
In July 2012, 32 students in Year 10 successfully passed the RSPH Foundation Certificate in Food Hygiene. Four students; Bethany Benison, Chloe Nicholson, Georgia Spring and Courtney Waring did exceptionally well and achieved Credit level.
This valuable qualification allows these students to now work in any food-related business.
Well done to all.
Mrs M Hogan
Our Textiles students have taken part in the Sewhat Fashion Show again this year. The event is organised by Focus on Young People in Bassetlaw, a local charitable organisation.
To view some of the photographs taken at the event at North Notts Community Arena in Worksop on Wednesday 28th March 2012, please look at our slide show below: