Carol Singing at Bushey Station

Students braved the cold weather and a 6:30 start to raise money for charity. The carol singers at Bushey Station today raised £531.06 for Herts Inclusive Theatre. The public’s generosity was much appreciated.

House Music 2018

This month we produced a “live” performance talent show that did not use any backing tracks or instrumentals; which helped to create an electric atmosphere.  There were a huge amount of rehearsals carried out over the months from September, leading up to the event.  We are lucky to have so many talented musicians here at the academy, and hand selected our High Attaining Band of instrumentalists from our very own pupils.  Their efforts created extra rehearsal time and they are notably dedicated to their musical learning.

We had a very touching tribute song dedicated to a former student’s memory and the whole performance was extremely moving.

The winners were:

Best Instrumentalist                                   H Mokhtari (Whittle: Y9)

Best KS3 Soloist                                        M Beasley (Edison: Y8)

Best KS4 Soloist                                        C Donald (Marconi: Y10)

Best Composer                                           M Winn (Marconi: Y11)

Best House Band                                        WHITTLE “Natural”  – K Khleghi Mentor

Overall House Winner                                 WHITTLE

Former Pupil Starts for England

Joe Cokanasiga who left The Bushey Academy 4 years ago, will be part of the starting line up for this Saturday’s England vs Japan Rugby Union international at Twickenham. We would like to wish him every success.

Year 7 and 8 Celebration Tea

Below are some photos of the year 7 and 8 Celebration Tea Parties for parents and students that we ran this week. Students were selected based on good attendance and conduct. It was a lovely chance for us reward and celebrate with parents and students in the Grand Hall.

Year 10 Mock Interview Day

Year 10 Mock Interview Day

Today was Mock Interview Day for Year 10 at the academy. Students were interviewed by human resources professionals from the academy’s Enterprise Partner, Watford Community Housing. Our young people prepared a CV and were given a feedback sheet on their interview technique. The interviewers were very complementary  about our students, and both parties commented on how valuable the experience was. Many thanks to Deidre Ward, Head of People at WCH and our Enterprise Partner liaison for her ongoing support with careers and aspirations.