There is always so much happening within the academy, alongside the learning, it is often easy to forget the hours of commitment, offered by our staff to our students, in order for the many opportunities provided for them to come to fruition.
Some, indeed, may form part of the curriculum, but these too, involve careful thought, research and planning to ensure they are fit for purpose and deliver the requisite experiences for their cohorts.
I am referencing the trips and visits which are run from the academy, for our students and it is always with great excitement and anticipation that we wave goodbye to our youngsters as they leave on day trips and beyond, to further enhance their cultural capital.
Trips, as some of us may remember, are the memories that many of us still hold as being the best part of our school career and this is why we strive to provide as many and varied occasions as possible.
Indeed, as I entered the academy today, I saw that the trip to London to see ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ’ was sold out and having had the pleasure of seeing this play, I know that everyone will have an amazing evening.
I review the trips before they are agreed, and the opportunities from all subject areas being offered for our students really is a pleasure to behold, including trips authorised today; dancing for our Year 9s at the Brighton Dome to watch the Hofesh Shechter Company, and basketball for our basketball team at the Copperbox to watch London Lions vs The Bristol Flyers in January.
It takes more than the staff to organise these trips, it takes parent and carers to want and help their children to go, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, for your support in enabling your child to be a part of these trips and visits.
At the end of this week we have our trip to Italy taking place. I wish the staff and students attending a wonderful experience and safe journey.
May I also wish you a very good end of term break and safe travels wherever you go.