Summer 1 Awards Assembly

by Vashti Turner  on May 27, 2016  in  Academy News Assessment House Competitions

Musa performing a Shylock monologue from The Merchant of Venice

We have enjoyed an extremely busy half term here at KAA. Our Year 7s ventured out on their first residential trip to PGL, both the Year 7 and Year 8 boys football teams reached the finals of the QPR West London Schools Championship, the Street Dance team performed at the Spring Sharing dance event, we hosted our second successful Swimming Gala at the Leisure centre, our second House Drama competition was a fantastic success, and of course all of our students sat the final cycle of assessments before the all-important end of year exams. Plenty to celebrate at our end of half term awards assembly!

Cameron collects his Players' Player of the Year Award
Cameron collects his Players’ Player of the Year Award

Following the successful football season, the PE department today awarded students for their commitment and success on the pitch. Students were presented with trophies for their achievements. In year 7, Most Improved Player of the Year went to Harvey (7 Lennon), Manager’s Player of the Year was awarded to Shane (7 Hepburn), and Conor (7 Hepburn) was voted Players’ Player of the Year. Mahi (7 Matisse) was the team’s Top Goalscorer for the season. In the year 8 team, Haytam (8 Dyson) was awarded Most Improved Player of the Year, Bilal (8 Jobs) won Manager’s Player of the Year, and Cameron (8 Balon) was voted Players’ Player of the Year. Bilal (8 Berners-Lee) won Top Goalscorer with an incredible 30 goals this season. Congratulations to these students and the rest their teams for a brilliant season.

Zaakirah speaks about the London Citizens Mayoral Assembly
Zaakirah speaks about the London Citizens Mayoral Assembly

Students heard from Student Council members Jayden (8 Winfrey) and Zaakirah (8 Kidston), who attended the London Citizens Mayoral Assembly before the election earlier this term. They spoke eloquently about the topics that were discussed at the event, including the living wage, jobs and new communities, but with particular emphasis on housing as an important issue for our local community.

Sofia collecting her prize for Year 8 Reader of the Half Term
Sofia collecting her prize for Year 8 Reader of the Half Term

Morning Reading is an important part of our day at KAA. Each term teachers nominate students from their reading group for the Reader of the Half Term award to recognise effort and improvement in the lessons. This term the prizes went to Harvey (7 Lennon) in Year 7, and Sofia (8 Simmons) in Year 8. Hassan (7 Fitzgerald) won the Lexia Champion award for his excellent progress. Each student was awarded with a book for their enthusiasm.

The Glee Club performing at the End of Term Assembly

As a Performing & Creative Arts specialist academy, drama, dance and musical performances are an important part of our awards assemblies. Today students enjoyed a repeat of the winning and second placed monologues from Wednesday’s House Drama competition. Maisie (8 Simmons) won the competition with her portrayal of Lady Macbeth, and Musa (7 Lennon) came second with a monologue from The Merchant of Venice. The Glee Club also performed a beautiful rendition of Read All About It by Emeli Sande, which students have been tirelessly rehearsing during Tuesday enrichment sessions. It is fantastic to see our specialism grow from strength to strength and we look forward to welcoming friends and family to the school production of Bugsy Malone in Summer 2.

We wish all of our students a safe and restful half term break. We look forward to seeing them back at school on Tuesday 7th June.

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