Sir Rod Aldridge attends end of term assembly
The last day of the Autumn term saw Sir Rod and Lady Aldridge attend the rewards assembly during which Principal David Benson praised students on an extremely successful first term at Kensington Aldridge Academy.
The founder of the academy’s lead sponsor was among other guests who were provided with entertainment showcasing the hard work and creativity of KAA students during the Autumn term. The assembly included performances from the KAA Choir, the first scene from the KAA Drama Club’s production of ‘Scrooge’, a rendition of ‘When I Grow Up’ from the West End musical ‘Matilda’ sung by the KAA Musical Theatre Club, and a Christmas Reading by Yusra Mrimou and Parmida Sarrami.
Sir Rod and Lady Aldridge presented students with awards for Attendance, Entrepreneurship, Academic Excellence, Academic Resilience, Reader of the Half Term, and Sports Men and Women of the Half Term. House points were awarded for each of these achievements, and added to the points students had been awarded during the Commendation Assembly earlier in the week. The winners of the Boys and Girls Inter-House Football competitions were also congratulated by Sir Rod.
The much anticipated results of the House Competition Charity Week were announced at the close of the assembly- revealing Angelou to have won 2000 House Points by raising an amazing £988.60 for Crisis. Safiyah McGee (7 Jobs) personally raised £535.35 by completing a sponsored 6 mile run and was presented with an award for her amazing contribution to Angelou’s winning total. Pankhurst raised £396 for Centrepoint and won 1500 House Points in second place. Franklin students raised £333.96 for Great Ormond Street Hospital and received 1000 House Points in third place. Honeyball collected £244 for The Children’s Society and were awarded 500 House Points for their efforts. In total KAA students raised a staggering £1,962.56 for charity during the competition. We are extremely grateful to all students, parents and staff for going the extra mile and helping us raise so much money for good causes.
After all the house points were added together Mr Benson was able to reveal that Angelou had retained their lead from the first half term. However, all is still to play for with the House Music Competition taking place this term, and plenty of other opportunities for Franklin, Pankhurst or Honeyball to take the lead.
The assembly illustrated the amazing achievements students have made in the first three months of the academy’s founder year. The Spring term promises to be no less exciting, with events including the school production of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ and our official Opening Ceremony on January 19th.