Ambition for All at KSA
Kettering Science Academy has taken over as the torchbearer for the Trust-wide Ambition for All campaign, and has organised a range of events to celebrate and support the ambition of their students and staff.
As exam season approaches the school has launched the ‘Grab-a-Grade’ initiative to support their Year 11 students with subject specific activities to develop exam skills and maximise their chances of gaining the highest grades.
The Performing Arts department will host a Royal Shakespeare Company live performance of Macbeth and drama students will also stage a performance. A ‘Battle of the Bands’ has been organised by music students as part of their course, to showcase their performances, as well as the musical talent of other groups from across the Trust schools.
KSA’s Key Stage 3 students have been invited to take part in ‘The Great Brooke Weston Trust Bake Off’ and will compete in weekly challenges to find the Academy’s top bakers. The winners will then go through to the Trust finals. Year 8s will be tasked to come up with a road safety idea, which they will present in front of a judging panel as part of the County Schools Challenge.
Finally, the Academy will host another Anti-bullying Ambassador training day with the Diana Award to train other students in the Academy and across the Trust to become ambassadors of the scheme. A Director of the Brooke Weston Trust, Mr Heneage Stevenson, will meet with the Ambassadors and the Student Council to find out more about the important work they are doing.
Associate Principal Tony Segalini said: ‘We are excited to showcase all the ambitious things here and have decided to focus some of our events specifically at those who will soon be taking their exams. We want to support them in being the best they can be at this important time. We have also arranged opportunities to showcase students’ work in performing arts to celebrate their talents and share their ambition.
‘This year is also the first time we have introduced the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors scheme. We are very excited that, due to its success, we are now holding our second Ambassadors training on site and are able to invite the other Trust schools. It's certainly going to be a busy and exciting time at KSA.’