Tuesday 12th April saw a real buzz around school with the visit by author Dan Freedman. Journalist and author of the Jamie Johnson football series, Dan has visited schools around the country and around the world. Year 7 students were able to find out first- hand what it was like for Dan to work for The Football Association and meet some of the world’s best football players.
Students also took part in a question and answer session in which Dan shared his knowledge of football and brought his books to life. A prize was given for the best question, and one lucky student won a football, a signed copy of Dan’s first book and a five pound note.
During the BIG TALK, Dan explained that as a young school student he didn’t think he was very good at reading and writing, but his love and passion for football inspired him to become a journalist and then a writer of fiction books for children.
The Easter ski trip was a resounding success with forty beginners becoming 40 competent skiers, a feat which required quite a large amount of resilience for some! Our expert skiers also excelled themselves covering as many runs in the various resorts as they could. Beautiful sunny skies, Spring snow conditions and incredible views certainly helped, although the sunshine also produced some great goggle-face tans.
The students were once again great ambassadors for the Academy we received compliments from the hotel staff, the Instructors and also our rep Daryl. As well as their positive attitude for the skiing they also embraced the cultural aspects of the trip with great enthusiasm, learning about the village Radstadt on our Easter-egg hunt history trail, a trip to Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg and playing a traditional game of Curling.