ARTgate

Hartsdown students had the privilege of being involved with Artgate at the Turner Contemporary where our school choir performed two astounding twenty minute sets. 
They were incredibly nervous but sounded fantastic and after they had sung, the organiser asked if students would step in to lead the procession to the Turner Contemporary.
Not only did our students accept the offer of leading the procession, they also sang the entire journey from Millmead to the seafront. 
Many people commented on how lovely it was to see our students getting involved and were impressed at how friendly, polite and enthusiastic they all were. 
To round off the event, the choir performed with other singers from the various events that had been taking place in the town.

The Hartsdown student choir have made such an impression that they have since been invited to perform at both Ramsgate and Margate carnivals.

International Students Bake Sale Raises over £100 for Cancer Research

This term international students of year 10 decided to continue the international department's splendid tradition of supporting their community by holding a charitable fundraising bake sale.  

The event was organised by a group of kind-hearted students from 9 countries, most of whom are new arrivals to the UK.  Their overall aim was to bring the school community together by raising awareness and funding for the Cancer Research charity.

There was an impressive variety of homemade international cakes and sweet baked goods on offer, including scrummy Koulourakia, Slovak Torty and Polish creamy Karpatka.  We would like to thank the cake-lovers who visited the stall, and we are pleased to announce that the sale raised an incredible £122. 

Specialist EAL Teacher Ms Sweeney said " It was lovely to see the school community integrated for another worthy cause,  special thanks to our international students who joined forces to produce and sell a variety of tasty international cakes and experience running a charitable event.  I am very proud that we have raised over £100 for the Cancer Research Children and Teens department." 

Thank you to all the students for their fantastic effort and to the staff who supervised the event.  

The students are already planning other charitable events and some of them have decided to become volunteers for Cancer Research. 

New Food Pod arrives!

Thanks to Independent Catering and the site team our new food pod has arrived. This will help ease the queue times.

Slideshow below.

Student Council Support World Fair Trade Day

As part of the student council’s continued involvement with community projects, Shona, Kathryn, Callum and Kane volunteered to help celebrate the World Fair Trade Day on Sunday 14 May at the Winter Gardens, Margate. They assisted with the promotion of fair trade highlighting its importance and taking on every task with cheerful willingness.  Some students even sported banana suits branded with the Fair Trade logo whilst speaking to the community.  Well done to the student council team, you are a credit to the school.

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Return to Study

return to study

Are you interested in a return to learning?

Beginning in September 2017, The University of Kent is launching an exciting new way for adults to return to education at Hartdown Academy, The Access to Higher Education Diploma is designed for adults and focuses on coursework rather than exams.Taught in the evenings, you will be able to study a range of subjects, such as Pscyhology, Sociology, English Literature and Creative Writing, on the Social Sciences and Humanities Pathways.

An information evening will be taking place on Wednesday 7th June 2017, 18.00 – 19.30, at Hartsdown Academy. To register your interest for this event, please email Ms Gipson on gipsonj@hartsdown.org or book into this evening then please follow the link : University of Kent

For further information, please visit the University of Kent website www.kent.ac.uk/accesshe or contact community@kent.ac.uk.

This will be followed by taster sessions on 14th June, 21st June, 28th June and 5th July.UKC

 

 

Wales Trip

One of the opportunities that Hartsdown students have is to go and visit Snowdon. During this residential students are taken out of their comfort zone as they climb a mountain, traverse over the sea and complete a gorge walk. This gives students opportunity to develop their leadership and resilence. The videos below give a flavour of the trip.

Junior Football Leaders

Some of our students form year 9 to year 11 took a Junior Football Leaders course run by The Football Association. FA tutor Lee Suter run the with the students. 

Liam Chapman, Reiss Gray, Alfie Savory and Alfie Scott from year 9. Adam Gleeson, Joel Jones, Reece Stoodley, Ravel Telles, Vinny Menga and Tamzin Jardine from year 10. Miles Butler Hughton, Kai Hosier Sattar, Jordan Jenkin, Masood Mulaakhiel and Ellis Jeffery from year 11. 

these 15 students had a range of experiences around coaching, refereeing, working with teams and leadership skills which although focused on football, are transferable life skills which can be used in later life.

FA Tutor Lee was impressed with our students behavior, manner, commitment, their contribution to the course and most importantly the fact that stepped up in to improve themselves and improve the prospects. 

The course was well received by the students, who were engaged, challenged and mature throughout. Some of the students stepped up in more ways than others and stronger in some aspects of the course than others. These students truly showed the Hartsdown way and gained a huge amount from the course. I am immensely proud of our students today. 

Well done and congratulations to all who participated so well today. ​