31st March 2017
House Challenge is “wheelie” good fun!
Students competed against each other in a wheelchair rugby tournament for our latest House Challenge. Members of the Poole-based Dorset Destroyers wheelchair rugby team gave up their time to give students a rundown of the rules and regulations and oversee the tournament. The Dorset Destroyers make it look easy but students soon discovered it was... Read more.
17th March 2017
Creatures in the classroom for British Science Week
Year 7 students were joined in the classroom by birds of prey, reptiles and insects as we marked British Science Week 2017. We welcomed Zoolab and Liberty’s Centre to St Aldhelm’s Academy to host some special workshops for Year 7 students. Students were able to get up close and personal with a corn snake, a tarantula,... Read more.
17th March 2017
Mayor praises our “amazing turnaround.”
The Mayor of Poole Cllr Xena Dion visited us yesterday – and she left impressed by what she’d seen! Principal Jon Webb took her on a full tour of the school and they went in and out of lessons so she could see our calm, focused learning environment. Afterwards she said on Twitter: “Great to... Read more.
13th March 2017
Success in Rotary Technology Challenge
Last Friday, 12 of our students competed in the Rotary Technology Challenge. There were three challenges for different age groups and they were competing against students from various other schools and colleges, including the grammar schools. All of our students did brilliantly and we are delighted to announce that we won the intermediate challenge! This... Read more.
7th March 2017
Girl power in abundance for International Women’s Day
We held a special all-girls assembly today, ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow, and what an inspiring one it was! Miss Egan talked about her female role models, who included Emmeline Pankhurst, Harper Lee and her mother, and encouraged students to think about theirs. She also presented some shocking statistics about the number of girls... Read more.
6th March 2017
Cementing success with Greendale Construction
St Aldhelm’s students have been lucky enough to visit a major building site in Wareham, to see first-hand the career opportunities available within the construction industry. Greendale has kindly allowed students access to the Priory hotel site, so they can see how the 30-week building and refurbishment project is progressing. The £580,000 project will see... Read more.
3rd March 2017
Photos from World Book Day
World Book Day was a big success, with students taking part in a whole range of fun activities. Pupils were able to pick a mystery book from our ‘Bookydip’ and invited to guess how many pages of his weighty book Mr Core has managed to read. Every lesson started with the teacher reading a section... Read more.
1st March 2017
World Book Day celebrations
It’s World Book Day tomorrow (Thursday, March 2) and we’ve got a whole host of exciting activities planned to celebrate books and reading. The highlight will be a lesson by lesson story telling session. At the start of every class, the teacher will read an excerpt from the Roald Dahl short story ‘The Landlady.’ This... Read more.
28th February 2017
Surya’s Story kicks off Fairtrade Fortnight
St Aldhelm’s rocked to a Bhangra beat when we hosted 2 performances of the celebrated play ‘Surya’s Story.’ Surya Arts’ Asian cast introduced students to the sights and sounds of India by performing Surya’s Story and then staging dance, drumming and banner-making workshops. Surya’s Story is a theatre-in-education play written by our head of drama... Read more.
23rd February 2017
Surplus schoolbags delight Rwandan children
Spare St Aldhelm’s schoolbags are being put to good use on the other side of the world. The bags are now being used by children from SACCA Ex-Streetchildren’s Project, which is supported by the Amakuru Trust. The project works with young people who lost their families or their homes as a result of the genocide.... Read more.