Archive for: October 2015

  • KAA Year 8 Footballers Reach Round 3 of the English Schools’ Cup

    Date: October 27th 2015

    Kensington Aldridge Academy’s year 8 football team came from behind twice to beat Kew House School 5-3 in the second round of the English Schools’ Cup. A brace of hat-tricks in as many games from Bilal El-Harrak, one from Tyrece Carter and one from Bilal Bakali saw KAA comfortably through to the third round.

  • BACA’s Dace Reizupa Shortlisted For National Student of the Year Awards

    Date: October 26th 2015

    Congratulations to Dace Reizupa who was shortlisted for the Business and Society Award at the recent Student of the Year 2015 awards. Dace, a year 13 student, was nominated for her excellent commitment to developing her business and entrepreneurial skills throughout her time at BACA 6th Form. She successfully applied for a work experience at CPJ Field, became Deputy Head Girl, attended the First Generation Scholars programme with Sussex University and also fitted in studying A-level Maths, Creative Media, Business, Sport and Dance Academy. Dace also took part in the Global Social Leaders 2015 programme at Wellington College this summer.

    Dace attended the awards ceremony in London on Friday 25th September 2015 with her mother and her teacher, Mr Collett. After enjoying inspirational speeches from Kate Robertson (advertising executive and social entrepreneur), Tim Campbell (social entrepreneur and winner of The Apprentice) and John Humphreys (TV and Radio presenter), a 3 course lunch and sparkling conversation, we were inspired by the great work the shortlisted students had done. Although, Dace did not win, all the shortlisted students are an inspiration for others and will lead future change in the world we live in.

  • DACA Alumni Kushna’s Art On Display At Oxford

    Date: October 26th 2015

    In 2013 Khushna Sulaman-Butt became the first student from Darwen Aldridge Community Academy ever go to Oxford or Cambridge Universities when she secured a place at Ruskin College, Oxford to read Fine Art.

    In her final year now Sir Rod recently visited Kushna and was shown one of her superb pieces that’s currently on display in the College.

  • BACA Teacher One Of 3 in England to Win Adobe Award

    Date: October 12th 2015

    Tom Misenti, Teacher of Creative Media and English at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA), has been awarded with the Adobe Youth Voices Creative Educator Award. Individuals from 50 organizations around the world were awarded with this prize, and Mr Misenti is one of only three teachers in England to receive the award.

    BACA students will benefit from Mr Misenti’s achievement as the educators who won the award each receive an Adobe Creative Cloud lab donation of 25 one-year licences for students to use, worth £7,000.

    To qualify for the award Mr Misenti successfully ran the Adobe Youth Voices programme in 2014-15 with year 10 students. The programme culminated with BACA students displaying the short films they produced at the British Film Institute Southbank. Mr Misenti continues to demonstrate his passion for teaching media, and innovation in the field, as he is a key team member for BACA’s recently launched Brighton Digital Media Academy.

    The Adobe Foundation and EDC team said, “Your thoughtful application, your experience leading Adobe Youth Voices programmes, and your commitment to continuing to support young people’s creative capacity though media making embodies what the award is all about. Thank you for your work, passion, and investment in young people.”

    Mr Misenti said, “It is an honour to win this award. I could not have done it without my students’ creativity throughout the Adobe Youth Voices programme last year and their continued growing intrigue into the world of media. I’m delighted that we are now able to offer our students the latest creative technology to help them advance their skills as they work towards careers in media.”

  • Portslade Academy Wins STEM Club of the Year

    Date: October 7th 2015

    The winners of the 10th annual STEMNET awards were announced at a ceremony at the House of Lords on October 6th, 2015 – , honouring the UK’s most dedicated and inspirational people motivating young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

    Awards were presented in six categories by BBC Journalist Steph McGovern and STEMNET’s CEO Kirsten Bodley to winners from across the UK, and the Science and Technology Facilities Council is providing the winners with an exclusive visit to CERN. Winners will fly to Geneva in December, where they will have the opportunity to see cutting edge science in action, as well as meet with top physicists and engineers from across the facility.

    Portslade Aldridge Community Academy won the STEM Club Award. The judges citation recognised that: “PACA STEM Club took part in a huge range of STEM activities but through their STEM Ambassadors they took a particular interest in Astronomy and coding. The Club has also offered activities for students with widely different interests including, developing a cosmetics business, Green power racing and Dr Who themed science writing.”

    The news follows PACA winning the Coast to Capital “STEM Club of the Year” award at the South East Big Bang show in June and the Gatwick Airport Electronics Prize for the 3D Periodic Table project. This project reached the TeenTech Grand Final and PACA came a very close second.