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.

 

Handball and Basketball Success

Congratulations to our year 8 handball team who came 3rd in the county competition. They came second in their group winning two matches then losing one to the eventual champions 0-1. They then won 3-0 in the 3rd place play off. Each of the boys was awarded a medal and is now placed third in Hertfordshire,

The year 9 basketball team also achieved success, winning five games out five. They finished the season with a 39-33 win. All the boys were ecstatic, as over the last three years they have only lost three games out of twelve and have been runners up twice. This year was a great success. Well done.

Course at Watford Fire Station

We are very pleased to announce that three of our pupils have successfully completed a course at Watford Fire Station. They spent the week learning how to work exactly like the firemen do; running out hoses to put out a mock fire, rescuing people from the first floor of a “burning” building using breathing apparatus and parading in the correct manner. Also during the week they used cutting gear to remove the top from a “crashed” car to rescue the occupants, were blindfolded to walk through a smoke filled room and practised basic first aid.  Our students took on board valuable life skills; team work, communication skills and time keeping.  The course helped to improve their self -esteem and confidence in themselves and others that nothing is beyond their reach if they put the effort in to reach their goal.

 

Rotary Club Technology Tournament 2018

The Rotary Club Technology Tournament was held in the Grand Hall of the academy this week. Bushey Academy hosts this competition annually with teams from Queens, Bushey Meads, St Helens, Merchant Taylors, Parmiters and St Michaels. 92 students competed to solve STEM based problems, designing solutions to a brief about rockets. There were three age categories with trophies and prizes to be won.