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Y7 & Y8 ROA results

A great way to celebrate the end of the week, seeing the Y7 & Y8 students getting their ROA results yesterday and today. It always creates a sense of excitement in the Academy. #CVProud #Ambition #Determination #brightfutures

Y7 & Y8 ROA results

 


RAF Chef cooks up a storm!

Year Ten Food Technology students welcomed back RAF Chef, Alex Le Marquand this week.

Chef Alex spent the day working with two groups creating a range of dishes that would be suitable to meet the needs of many a design brief. Technical skills were at the forefront of the sessions as they allowed students the chance to experience filleting and pin-boning of fresh fish, deboning and portioning whole chickens and making their own Oreo flavoured ice cream, in the state of the art commercial ice cream maker.

Students particularly enjoyed the bread and pasta making classes, as well as making their own version of a Nando's dinner. It is safe to say that the biggest hit was the ice cream though!

Chef Alex is hoping to return in June where he intends to set up a field kitchen that would allow the students to experience catering for the masses, as well as coming back with his RAF colleagues to stage a "Ready, Steady, Cook" Competition. There seriously is a lot cooking in the Food Department this year! 🙂

RAF Chef cooks up a storm!

 


The Brilliant Club - Oxford Uni

A group of year 9 and year 10 students had a trip to St John’s College, Oxford University yesterday where they graduated from The Brilliant Club. These students worked with a university tutor to write an independent essay of A-Level quality. Well done to all.

The Brilliant Club - Oxford Uni

 


PSHE - MyBnk

It was great to have 'MyBnk' in to deliver finance workshops to our Y7 and Y8 students as part of their PSHE. These workshops helped students gain money knowledge, skills and mindsets. For more information about MyBnk visit their website: www.mybnk.org

PSHE - MyBnk

 


Staff Wellbeing Week

This week is staff wellbeing week at CVA. To get the week of to a good start, staff were given goodie bags along with a wellbeing calendar for February and at break time staff enjoyed tea and cakes laid on by the school kitchen. Other events planned for the week include a staff dance class tonight, a mindfulness and CBT talk and a relax adult session.Staff will also to offered neck, shoulder and hand massages.

Staff Wellbeing Week

 


Spanish Masterclass, University of Portsmouth

Year 11 Spanish students had a great day at Portsmouth University, taking part in a Spanish Masterclass. Students had the opportunity to develop speaking and writing strategies for their Spanish GCSE with both international students and teachers from the University.

Spanish Masterclass, University of Portsmouth

 


Marine Champions Celebration Event

Thanks to Emily Stroud, Tim Ferrero, Anne Sayer, Sophie Evingar from @HantsIWWildlife and Trudi Williams @TrudiArtist for delivering a fantastic Marine Champions Celebration Event to CVA students and students from Ryde Academy, Ryde School and Bitterne Park School. Students got to hear about Tim’s experience as a scientist on Blue Planet and 23 years working at the natural history museum. Artist Trudi Williams showed students her inspired plastic chair sculpture as well as talking to them about all the different types of plastics which end up polluting our oceans. Then students got to try their hand at decorating their own recycled glass jars to create brilliant candle holders and Anne Sayer showed them some examples of hand made Christmas decorations and spoke about how to have a sustainable Christmas.

Marine Champions Celebration Event

 


Year 12 Certificate Evening

We are looking forward to welcoming back our Year 12 students on Thursday 5th December for their certificate evening 

Year 12 Certificate Evening

 


Y9 Finding Your Futures event

Today we have Business in the community in the Academy for a 'Finding Your Futures' careers day. It's been a busy morning of networking and workshops aimed to inspire their future career choices.

Y9 Finding Your Futures event

 


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