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EdTech Week

EdTech Week

At the end of a really busy term at the Academy, we decided that it would be a great time to relaunch the use of technology in the classroom and named it EdTech Week. With the intention of ‘helping teachers to be more effective and efficient and helping students...
Every expedition has a silver lining…

Every expedition has a silver lining…

Written by Year 11 student, Paiton Harrison   Thursday: Today was the first day of our Silver Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition. We arrived at our start location after a long journey on the minibus. As soon as we got there, everyone jumped off the minibus, heaved...
Junior University

Junior University

By Rebecca Lakeman, IAG Co-ordinator For one day only, all Year 7 pupils secured a place at Accrington Academy’s Junior University; their degree topic being ‘University’. In groups, the students were assigned a university and had to find out as much as they could...
AA Goes Big on British Science Week!

AA Goes Big on British Science Week!

Written by Y12 Science student, Jenna Tate British Science Week is a national programme that aims to inspire young students about the wonders of science and how the world works. Over the course of this week, our Year 12 students who study A-Level sciences have been...
National Careers Week

National Careers Week

By Rebecca Lakeman, CEIAG Co-ordinator Here at Accrington Academy we recognise the importance of encouraging students to think about their future aspirations and how they use their experience at school to make themselves as employable as possible in the long term....
World Book Day 2017

World Book Day 2017

In the traditional spirit of World Book Day, Academy students and staff donned the costumes of their favourite characters to raise awareness of reading. Following on from amazing literature initiatives over the years, including Accrington Reads, The Literacy Festival...
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