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.

 

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.