At Newark Academy we are committed to providing all students with a rich and balanced education. A significant aspect of this, and one we are rapidly developing, is to ensure all students can access a diverse range of high quality enrichment activities.

We are thrilled to be working directly in partnership with a variety of widely respected organisations such Inspire Youth Art, Active4Today & YMCA to deliver a full and varied programme of activities.

We are currently working on a programme for September, to ensure that whatever the education landscape looks like at that time, we are still able to offer our students a unique experience in terms of the breadth of opportunities available to them.

As soon as there is more clarity around how things will be looking at Newark Academy in September, the new enrichment offer will be published on the website and be emailed out to students and families. With details of how students can sign up for activities. For any students joining us in year 7, please take a look at the Autumn offer from September 2019 to give you an idea of what the offer for September 2020 is likely to look like! Please click here to see the brochure.

Many of our favourite activities are sure to be making a reappearance though and some of those sessions include the following:

  • Black Thunder Street Dance
  • Community Art Club
  • YMCA Music Industry Sessions
  • Graffiti Art
  • A variety of sport clubs
  • NewArts Contemporary Dance

And many, many more…………………..

Enrichment During Lock Down

The sudden change to our lives recently can be quite overwhelming and it’s really important to keep active and keep doing the things you enjoy, to promote good mental health and well-being.

Therefore we have been working with some of our external enrichment providers to put together a series of sessions that students (and families!!) can access from home.

Black Thunder Street Dance (Inspire Youth Arts)

Jasmine Eccles has been working with our students for a number of years now and has successfully led the team through many auditions and showcase performances.

I can’t put across how lucky we are to have our students working with Jazz as she is extremely busy in her own career having worked on projects with world famous artists such as Little Mix, Dua Lipa, Stefflon Don and you may also spot her in the recent Disney Film, Aladdin!

Jazz is putting together a series of weekly tutorials for ALL students to access, whether you’re a part of the Black Thunder team or whether you’re a complete beginner.

You can check out the tutorials on either Jazz’s Youtube Channel or on her new webpage, all details are on the below flier.

Community Art Club (Elaine Winter / Notts CC LIS)

Elaine Winter has been involved with Newark Academy for a very long time now on various community projects, but she has been running the Community Art Club for 5 years now and they have been involved in working with Beaumond House, The Oaks Care Home, Reach and other community organisations.

Elaine will be uploading sessions onto her website each week on a Wednesday and ANYONE is welcome to have a go and get involved! Please check out the details on the below flier.

YMCA Music sessions (Inspire Youth Arts)

Over the past 18 months Eddy Mentzel has been part of a team delivering music industry sessions to students at Newark Academy.

They have worked on many projects with a focus of leading towards community performances. The team performed last year at the Newark Festival and did an amazing job!

Eddy will be creating a new session each Thursday. All sessions will be uploaded to this web page or if you let Mrs Brown know that you want to take part, the sessions will be emailed directly to you! abrown@newarkacademy.co.uk

Please click here for session 1.

Please click here for session 2.

Please click here for session 3.

Please click here for session 4.

Please click here for session 5.

Please click here for session 6.

More sessions released soon!

Be sure to keep checking this page of the website for more enrichment activities for students to access during lock down. NewArts Contemporary Dance sessions will be coming soon!

Let's podcast DANCOP please click the link.

Let's Pitch it Family DANCOP please click the link.

For any comments or questions on enrichment, please email Mrs Brown abrown@newarkacademy.co.uk

October 2020


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