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Busy Times at Sarum Academy

by Michael Ford last modified 02 Dec, 2015 04:06 PM

Science, competitive sport and charity fundraising have all made headlines at Sarum Academy recently.

Busy Times at Sarum Academy

Nicholas, Poppy and Finbar enjoy Super Science Day

In early November 2015, Year 5 pupils from around Salisbury took part in a ‘Super Science’ day. Practical experiments included measuring the reaction of Hydrochloric Acid with different elements.

As part of their wider program for Able, Gifted and Talented learners, Sarum Academy has provided a number of ‘Super Subject’ days for local primary schools over the past three years.

Year 5 teacher Suzanne Davies commented, “It’s been really good for the children to explore scientific activities using equipment which isn’t available to them in primary school, and to work in a situation where they meet new people.”

Oscar Curteis from Bemerton St John (aged 9) said, “It’s been really fun, especially chemistry with all its pops and whizzes and bangs.” Max Goodship from Great Wishford (also aged 9) described the day as, “Awesome, fun and amazing!”

Jack with the Sarum Academy Cross Country Team

On 5 November, Jack Bennett won the final race of the Salisbury Schools Cross Country competition, securing a gold medal and a place in the District team for the South West County event in January 2016.

Mr Pearce, Jack’s PE teacher, commented: “It’s been a joy to see Jack’s confidence in his running grow as we have worked on new tactics. I am extremely pleased with all of my runners and Jack is such a positive role model for our new Year 7 competitors. They all want to be like him!”

Children in Need- cakes being served

On 6 November, Pupils at Sarum Academy ran a variety of fundraising activities in order to raise funds towards Children in Need. Initiatives included hosting a charity football match and a cake sale.

Deputy Principal Mrs Moore commented, “Fundraising events like these are an excellent opportunity for pupils to invest back and to live out one of the Academy’s Core Values, that of Service.”

Megan Reed in Year 7 said, “This is great because the money raised gives people a chance to do things they wouldn’t otherwise be able to do, and the cake was really tasty!”

Man of the Match Liam Greenough

In mid-November, Sarum Academy’s Year 11 football team beat Chiltern Canio 5-0 in the English Schools Small School Cup and striker Liam Greenough scored a hat-trick, despite torrential rain and gale force winds.

Staff member Mr Gale commented, “The boys did exceptionally well and have made the Academy proud. There is a real talent in this year 11 team and they have the potential of making history for Sarum by reaching the later stages of this cup.”

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