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.
Over the first half term of this year we have been working hard to ensure that all students at Newark Academy have the opportunity to engage with as many enrichment activities as possible whilst managing the health and safety of our young people in the current climate. We are pleased to be able to offer a wide selection of staff led enrichment both at lunch time and after school, but starting from Monday 2nd November 2020 we are happy to also announce that some of our amazing external providers are back to provide even more opportunities for students to further their personal development. Please be sure to check our the latest enrichment timetable to see where and when these sessions are taking place (click here).
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! firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
- KS3 Summer Challenge
The English Department have developed a Summer challenge for all students in year 7 and 8. (English - 21/07/2020)
- Junior maths challenge 2020
102 year 7 and 8 students took part in the Maths Challenge (Whole School - 13/07/2020)
- National School Sport Week at Home
Newark Academy backs campaign to ensure no child misses out on sports day (Physical Education - 16/06/2020)
- College Band of the RAF
The College Band of the RAF performed at Newark Academy on Thursday 30th January. (Whole School - 05/02/2020)
- NA Choir Community Single
Six schools, one choir and over 400 voices with one powerful message… (Drama and Music - 29/11/2019)