Month: July 2016

Grace Academy Newsletter July 2016

Keep up-to-date with our news by reading our latest July newsletter: GAS_newsletter_2016_07

Sports Day

Sports Day Our annual sports day will be taking place on Friday 22nd July, with all students taking part in a variety of activities including sports, quizzes, music, drama and crafts. Our four houses (Livingstone, Newton, Tyndale, and Wilberforce) will be going head to head to compete for this year’s title with each year group…
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Safety Sessions

Safety Sessions The Academy will be hosting safety sessions for each year group during the week 18th July. These sessions are specifically tailored to each year group in order to help the students stay safe and make good choices throughout the summer holidays. Sessions will be delivered by external guests including: West Midlands Police, West…
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Birmingham A’s at Family Fun Day Out on 16 July

Basketball training with the Birmingham A’s, archery and boxing will be on offer during a fun-packed afternoon at Grace Academy’s Family Fun Day on 16 July from 12 noon until 3pm. Over 1500 people are expected to attend the family day out for all ages with activities including donkey rides, soft play, craft sessions, face…
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A* to C grades are expected to improve by around 15% this year.

“Maths students this year have blown our minds with their focus, attitude and hard work.  They are conscientious, and care about their results which is good to see, and they’ve been a pleasure to teach,” says Shaun Donald, Head of Maths.  A* to C grades in Maths are expected to improve by around 15% this…
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Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations went with a swing in Chelmsley Wood

The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations went with a swing for 130 elderly residents in Chelmsley Wood who had tea and cake, and danced 1950s style to hits from the Queen’s coronation era. Songs on the menu for the Royal Tea Party included Doris Day’s ‘Whatever Will Be, Will Be’ (Que Sera Sera), and ‘Pillow Talk’,…
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Homework on the web and a new parent app

Grace Academy is pioneering the use of IT to improve communication with pupils and parents.  They will have access to the homework set and due dates through the web, which will help them to monitor progress.   We are also developing a Parent App, that will provide access to the key information parents need.  We will…
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Students raise £1,600 for Macmillan in Birmingham 10k run

Grace Academy Sixth Form students have put their running shoes to the test by taking on the Great Birmingham 10K Run to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. After completing the run, six students and three members of staff from the Academy had raised over £1,600 for Macmillan which aims to support and help those…
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Students learn about plant reproduction, biodiversity, habitats and insects

Students from Grace Academy have collected and moved 250 kilos of manure from local stables to help create quality top soil for the Academy’s Eco Garden. Year 9 students Reiko Brown, Ellison Drinkwater, Reece Young and Jack Knight joined forces to rake and bag the manure, created by the stable’s friendly horses Francis and Rebel.…
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Standing room only for star-studded Magic of the Musicals

It was standing room only when the 200 strong Solihull community choir joined West End professionals to perform songs from the shows in Adam Hepkin’s ‘The Magic of the Musicals’. Budding singers from Shirestone Academy, The Theatre Workshop and Grace Academies in Solihull and Coventry, sang West End favourites from musicals including ‘The Phantom of…
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