27th March 2018
Street Dancers Bring Home the Bling
Our SAA street dancers are celebrating after scooping third place in the hotly-contested So You Want to Dance competition on Sunday. Accompanied by dance teacher Levi Goddard, the girls went to the Layard Theatre at Canford School to take part in the contest. They were up against dancers from stage schools and long-established dance troupes but held their... Read more.
20th March 2018
SAA students show their Passion for performing
THEATRICAL students at St Aldhelm’s Academy are putting their hearts and souls into ensuring this year’s Poole Passion Play is a huge success. We are the official link school for this year’s event, which will take place between March 20 – 24. Now in its 6th year, The Poole Passion – Though the Eyes of... Read more.
15th March 2018
National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day
Sunday 18th March 2018 is National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day Find out more information about this here: NWG-Awareness-Day-Poster-2 NWG-Awareness-Day-Poster-1 Keep them safe is a free online learning tool from Pace and Virtual College which has been accessed by more than 29,000 parents and professionals (as of find out more about child sexual exploitation March... Read more.
14th March 2018
Crazy creatures in the classroom
Students were joined in their lessons by a variety of birds of prey, reptiles and insects as we marked British Science Week. The special guests were brought in by Crazy Creatures and Liberty’s Owl and Reptile Centre for a unique hands-on experience. The birds included a magnificent Golden Eagle, barn owl and a Peregrine Falcon... Read more.
7th March 2018
Courtroom drama drives home anti-arson message
Year 8 students have been learning about the devastating effects of heathland fires in their PSHE lessons this week. Sarah Allen from the Urban Heath Partnership has been delivering the sessions, which have involved students dressing up and re-enacting a crown court trial. The idea is to show students that not only do arson attacks... Read more.
23rd February 2018
Marvellous models on display!
We’d like to say a massive well done to all the Year 7 and 8 students who took part in Mr Rose’s half-term history challenge. A huge number of students spent some of their half-term making either a model Motte and Bailey castle or a mini replica Titanic and the results were truly impressive. Students... Read more.
5th February 2018
Students get a lesson in African dancing
African beats pulsated through the academy when professional dancer Natasha hosted a workshop for some of our Year 8 students. Natasha demonstrated some basic African dance moves and explained how African dance is the basis for the moves seen in modern street dance. Students soon overcame their shyness to join in and enjoyed learning something... Read more.
30th January 2018
SAA proud to be part of Light Up Poole.
We’re really excited to be part of ‘Light Up Poole,’ a Digital Light Art Festival that will take place from Thursday, February 15 to Saturday, February 17. Our Year 9 students have worked with artist Jon Adams to create a digital soundscape for the festival. The result is called ‘Sounds of Poole’ and will be... Read more.
22nd January 2018
Safer Internet Day 2018
Safer internet day is coming up on Tuesday, February 6 and once again we’ll be running activities and events to ensure students know how to keep themselves safe online. This year’s theme is ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you.’ For more information visit the website here: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018 or check out the... Read more.
22nd January 2018
Theatre group bring hard-hitting production to St Aldhelm’s
Year 9 students were encouraged to think about the harsh reality of homelessness when Zest Theatre brought their performance and interactive workshop to school. The four-strong cast performed ‘Until It’s Gone,’ a hard-hitting production based on the true-life stories of homeless young people. It follows Craig, a 17-year-old who thinks he has it all, but... Read more.