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It has been a genuine pleasure working with the Y9 boys and incredible staff great commitment to the programme and some excellent progress made. Looking forward to continuing our support and starting with our new students next week. Helping Young People Grow.


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A great end to the Positive Behaviour Programme today. No feedback is greater than from the students themselves. A pleasure to read their thoughts on the programme and how it’s benefitted them. Looking forward to continuing to support them moving forward.


A great final session for our Y9 Positive Behaviour students with the fabulous team from - what a great few weeks it has been! We are looking forward to the follow ups as well as our new courses starting soon


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Another fantastic morning spent delivering our Positive Behaviour Programme. Great to see the boys for the first time since the Easter break and brilliant to hear of some positive progress being made. Well done boys!


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🍃🖌️ What a wonderful use of Croydon space, promoting ideas all about identity and our local environment! Great to witness Croydon pupils perform some of their own work after running some very enjoyable poetry workshops.


It’s not all about the slopes on - multisport Apres Ski was on the cards last night with , , Indoor Climbing Wall and a Pool Table helping us unwind! We Know. We Can. We Will.


Day 4 Update & what a beautiful day it was! Clear & crisp with blue sky as we ventured further up the mountain! ‘Using muscles we didn’t know we have’ was the catchphrase of the day as the demands of snow sport start to be felt! We Know. We Can. We Will.


Day Three from Crans Montana did not disappoint! Red runs for some of our intermediate skiers, snow capped mountains all around & a torchlit walk around the frozen lake; we’ve had it all! We Know. We Can. We Will.


Our first ski/board lessons yesterday in some cloudy and cold conditions; -2C for most of the day! A torchlight walk after dinner and it was an early night; awesome first day! We Know. We Can. We Will.


We have arrived in Switzerland for ! A long journey & a little tired but a quick unpack and explore of our rooms, then off to Ski Fit to get our gear! We Know. We Can. We Will.


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Teams from & are getting ready for their thanks to & . They will be learning about & applying practical knowledge to solve real-life problems 👩‍🔧👨‍🔧


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Amazing Year 7 posters, introducing themselves in French!


A huge thank you to all our dedicated staff who gave up their Friday evening to hold our amazing Fair 2019. Science, Maths and Computer Science were there in force with support from our wonderful Consultants, other subjects and TA’s. Thank you all! We Know. We Can. We Will.


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project showcased at where kids and parents learn about activities


A huge thank you to our friends at and who have supported Fair 2019! A huge array of activities, information and guidance on We Know. We Can. We Will.


There’s electricity, dissections and robots at tonight which can only mean one thing; it’s Fair 2019 time! We Know. We Can. We Will.


It’s all about at out Fair 2019 tonight! It’s hands on, messy & practical! Amazing work for Team Science!


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Ready for Session 4 of our Positive Behaviour Programme this morning. The boys will be exploring the ‘Power of Positivity’ 💪🏻


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A powerful start to the week this morning. Great engagement, behaviour and a real willingness to learn from the boys. An excellent session had by all. Positivity is the key to success.


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    Posted on December 19th 2018

    Students Interview Elderly Windrush Migrants

    Two young journalists from the Invictus Scroll, Abi and Tayah from Year 7, report about their work with local elderly people in Croydon. To read more about their experience please see the December 2018 edition of our newsletter.

    Hiac visit 5Young Meets Old, by Tayah and Abi, Year 7

    At the end of November, Ms Davis took our 7X1 English class to the Mercedes Amos Day Centre at the basement of the New Testament church of God. We went to interview elderly Windrush migrants from the Caribbean and Africa.

    Our class was very lucky as we were the first class to ever do this, but we didn’t just go there for fun. We had to take notes while interviewing the pensioners. Since then we have been working on turning these notes into biography writing. We will be returning to visit the Centre in January to present the migrants with their life stories written up into proper books!


    The class broke up into small groups to interview different people. One lucky group even got to interview the manager of the Day Centre! We all took notes and asked for pictures so we could paint the pensioners’ portraits and turn them into realistic books with lovely front covers. Hopefully in the new year we will publish them and go back to have a little party to celebrate. Our computing and art teachers have also agreed to help us make the books look fancy. Fingers crossed it goes well! 

    HiAC visit 3One student involved in the project, Morgan aged 12, said he loved “meeting and interacting with the elderly”. He went on to describe what his elderly partner, Verel, said, “When she was young she got beaten by a stick!”  We all learnt that life has obviously changed a lot over time; many of the older people we interviewed used to get hit by teachers at school. Luckily that doesn’t happen at our Academy!

    Treasure the experience

    Another student, Aayan aged 11, said that the older lady he spoke to showed him some historical artefacts. After returning to the school he said: “I loved meeting the older people. My partner even managed to show me ancient Jamaican coins from when England controlled Jamaica.”

    All of us are so grateful to the older people we talked to. It was so kind of the Centre to let us come into their lunch sessions together and share their stories. We have all learned so much and – with the books we’ve made – we will always remember and treasure the experience.