DISTRICT B LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to every every pupil who took part, as they were an absolute credit to the school.
Bushey Academy students were competing against 19 other schools, split the schools into two leagues. Winning the B league meant overcoming teams from Francis Combe, Watford Grammar School, Rickmansworth, St Joan of Arc, Bushey Meads, Reach Free, Westfield and Croxley Danes. There were some great individual success as well, with lots of pupils achieving personal bests.
Students from the academy placed in the following events:
3rd place in the Year 7 girls 200m
3rd place in the Year 8 Girls 1500m
3rd place in the Year 7 girls High Jump
3rd place in the Year 8 Boys 800m
2nd place in the year 10 girls triple jump
2nd place in the year 10 girls 200m
2nd place in the year 8 girls 100m
1st place Year 7 Boys High Jump
1st place Year 8 Boys Hurdles
1st place Year 8 Boys Discus
1st place Year 8 Girls 300m
1st place Year 8 Girls Relay Team

Athletics Track Surface Construction

Royal Opera House Students

On Tuesday 19th June 28 music students from the academy went to the Royal Opera House to watch a special performance of Puccini’s tragedy La Boheme. The story follows the fortunes of a group of bohemian friends in 19th century. Central to the story is the love between a poor poet and a seamstress. The staging of the performance was outstanding with snow gently falling on the stage throughout the performance and smoke billowing from the chimneys of the houses. All of the staging was on wheels and moved from the artists loft, to the shopping arcade from restaurant to a small cabin.There was a full orchestra to accompany the performers and the sound inside the auditorium was incredible. The performers of the English National Opera were outstanding with the production managing to inject some humour into and otherwise tragic tale of a love cut short by illness. The character of Musetta was played Simona Mihai who put in an excellent performance to the character of this woman of loose morals! A good time was had by the students who attended, giving them the opportunity to experience a world-class performance in one of London’s finest theatres.

 

Start Careers Information and Guidance Software

On the 15th of June the academy was notified that it was in the top ten nationally for using “Start” careers information and guidance online software. Start is the industry standard Start is a free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential.

IET Faraday Challenge

On the 13th June 2018, Six Year 8 students traveled to Haberdashers School for Girls to take part in an IET Faraday Challenge Event . The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. Their main objective is to further the advancement of science, engineering and technology and to encourage young people to study the STEM subjects and consider careers within the engineering and technology sectors. The Students had the opportunity to design their own community project in which they had to accommodate the needs of a whole community. The teams were assessed on their team skills, leadership roles, applying foundation knowledge to engineering and creativity. All of which they received excellent marks in. The students were a real credit to both The Bushey Academy and the Science Department and should be really proud in their efforts throughout the day.

Ms Joyce

PGL Trip

Students and staff returned from the PGL trip during half term, where an amazing time was had by all. More details and pictures to follow soon

Rocket Car Regional Final

On the 2nd May 2018, four Year 7 students went to the regional finals of the rocket car design and launch at RAF Northolt. Although the weather could have been better, all the students worked well in a team to design and build their rocket car to race against other schools from the Watford Area. The students really enjoyed meeting other members of the RAF along with getting the chance to watch some of the planes take off from the runway and having a detailed look at some of the vehicles which were on show. The car they built traveled 142.6 milliseconds over 100m which was so fast that one of the wheels detached mid-race. The students were a real credit to both The Bushey Academy and the Science Department and should be really proud in their efforts throughout the day.

 

Athletics

We had our first inter-school athletics matches on the 1st of May against some very tough opposition. Five of our students achieved individual first place, along with the Under Fourteen Girl’s Relay Team and the Under Fourteen Boy’s Relay Team. Many of the students placed in second and third too. Congratulations to all those who took part.

Photography Competition

Below are the winning entries from this year’s Photography Competition. Congratulations to the following prize winners:

Ms Ricketts – staff winner – Marconi

KS5 – S. Lewis – Marconi

KS4 – N. Wilds  – Babbage

KS3 – G. Bunker – Babbage

Bushey Manor Science Project

Below is one of the many thank you letters we have received from some of the Bushey Manor Primary School students. They came to the academy to complete a variety of science projects in the Megalab in collaboration with their sixth form student helpers.