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.
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-
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.
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.
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.
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.