A group of year sixth form students have been given the amazing opportunity to be mentored by local business people in the industry they are hoping to work in. Facilitated by Project Lumen whose goal is to raise aspirations in Lincolnshire. The students went to Grimmes local factory for a networking event, where they met with their business mentors and received some great connections and ate some delicious food. The students will now meet with their mentors in the business environment for further support with their careers.
Year 9 & 10 students have been given the exciting opportunity to create a brand new potato based ready meal for Brantsons, if successful these products will be sold in Tesco stores nationwide. The students recently presented their ideas and progress to mangers at Branstons who were amazed by their progress. Branstons asked the students to taste test the current products on the market (Photos attached), they really enjoyed this challenge. They are about to start trialling the product for future taste testing with sixth form students.
This talk is aimed specifically at an audience of parents and carers, taking into account their own experience and understanding of the subject. It will be tailored to support the group to explore their own understanding of self-harm and any fears they may have within a safe space. By providing a safe space to explore the issue it will help parents and carers realise they are not aloe and that other support is available to help them care for the young person in the most effective and appropriate way.
Duration: 1 hour
- The talk covers five main areas, including:
- Introduction and assurance that this will be safe space
- What is self harm (and what it isn’t)
- Why people self harm
- Indicators of self-harming behaviour
- What can you do to support someone who is self-harming
This talk will help you to:
- Increased understanding of self-harm
- Increased confidence in talking to, and supporting, a child around self-harm
- Understand what options for support are available
- Know where to go for more help
As part of the enrichment programme the Science Faculty offers students we held our first ever Key Stage 3 Parents in Science Evening. Students came with their parents and were able to show off their science skills as they worked as part of a team to carry out a scientific investigation. It was an opportunity for parents to watch their child at work and to learn more about the Science curriculum. In addition to a hands on practical there were exciting chemistry demonstrations too.
On Tuesday January 10th we held our first careers fayre/fair to give our Year 10 and 11 student’s exposure to what options are available to them at the end of their school life at Haven High Academy. We are delighted that 13 local providers of education, training and employment opportunities attended the evening. The feedback from the children has been excellent, where many of them have commented on how they are now far more focussed on what they need to achieve. Many of our guests have also commented on the maturity and the wide range of good questions that our children asked. Below is a list of those that attended:
- Access to Music
- Boston College
- Boston Grammar School
- Boston High School
- Boston United
- Careers First
- Catch 22
- Lindum Group Ltd
- Peele Community College
- Queen Elizabeth Grammar Horncastle
Year 11 were involved in a fast-paced, high-energy, highly interactive workshop designed to improve memory skills, increase self-confidence, understand the importance of reflective practices and regular review, and to prepare for exams.
This was a highly-interactive, multi sensory learning experience showing students how to prepare for exams by equipping them with a range of very effective learning tools and exam preparation skills.
A group of Year 7 students form Haven High took part in the Town’s Remembrance Parade on the 11th November.
The group, pictured with Head of Year 9 Martyn Miles, attended the service and laid a wreath in the Remembrance Garden in Boston town centre. They had created the wreath with help from Mrs Willis, Mr Taylor and Mrs Beauchamp.
Mr Miles said: “They were an absolute credit to the Academy and did us all very proud.”
From 6th – 10th December Haven High Academy will run its 8th musical at Christmas. The show this year is ‘We Will Rock You’ and features over 80 students from Y7 – Y13. We Will Rock You is a musical based on the songs of Queen, written by Ben Elton. It is a hugely popular show, and is now in its 12th year at the London Dominion theatre with over 4500 performances.
The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown.
On Monday 14th November over 90 music students went to London to watch the Music for Youth School’s Prom. This is a national festival that involves over 40,000 students across the United Kingdom. For the last 5 years, students from Boston have been selected to perform at this prestigious venue and for the last 3 years, students from Haven High Academy have performed there.
This year Boston Youth Jazz Orchestra were selected to play on the opening night of the proms for the second year running, this time playing the finale alongside a massed ensemble made up of an orchestra and a choir. This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to go and show their support for fellow students and also to experience a wide range of music in one of the most famous venues in the world.