This term 12 higher-attaining students in years 9 and 10 have been specially selected to take part in The Scholars Programme delivered by the Brilliant Club, to encourage students to aim higher and increase their aspirations. The programme involves mobilising the PhD community to share its academic expertise with state schools. It places doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in schools to deliver university-style tutorials, supplemented by two trips to highly selective universities in the UK. The first university visit in early January was to Goldsmiths University. As part of this Launch Trip, the students were given a tour of the university [...]
After school on Thursday, Mr Gold and Mrs Jemedze visited Aveley primary school along with three super Science Ambassadors from Yr 7. This week, the students investigated circuits and found out how series and parallel circuits affect the brightness of the bulbs. We look forward to next week when the students will be investigating Acids and Alkalis with Mrs Thacker and Ms Ryan.
YEAR 11 - END OF YEAR REWARD TRIP: At Ormiston Park Academy, your child’s success is very important to us. During October, we wrote to you about the exciting and extensive intervention, achievement, revision and rewards programme we have put in place throughout Year 11 to support your child at this crucial time. One of the really exciting aspects of the programme is the Year 11 Ultimate Reward Trip, which we can now confirm will be a 4-day, 3-night residential trip to EuroDisney, Paris, and taking place on Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st July. The trip includes: Return travel by coach from OPA to Disneyland [...]
On Thursday 24th January, the first session for the KS2-3 OPA Science Club at Aveley Primary School took place. The Science club is delivered in collaboration by Mr Sisterson, the Aveley Primary Science Lead teacher, and the OPA Science team. For the very first session of the new afterschool club, which will run every Thursday at 3:10 – 4pm, the students were able to investigate animal and plant cells under the microscopes. Ms Thacker and Miss Ryan, from OPA Science department, were accompanied by four incredibly helpful Year 7 Science Ambassadors; Ashley, Kerrie-Ann, Mathew and Ryan. Using specialist stains, the students [...]
Ormiston Park Academy’s Science Team Visit Aveley Primary Science teachers from Ormiston Park Academy, in Aveley, paid a visit to Year 5 and 6 pupils at local Aveley Primary School on Wednesday 12 December to deliver practical science lessons with a difference. Ms Thacker and Ms Ryan from the Science department at the academy, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), went along to the primary school to deliver the hands-on sessions. Year 5 pupils carefully carried out the exciting chemistry practical ‘Hydrogen Pop Tests,’ whilst pupils from Year 6 reinforced their knowledge and understanding of the heart and [...]
Ormiston Park Academy Hosts Special Event for Year 8 Girls Ormiston Park Academy, in Aveley, were delighted to join up with the West Ham Foundation in December to host an exciting event highlighting the importance of positive female role models. All girls in Year 8 at the academy, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), gathered for a female-only session focused on student wellbeing as well as individual goals and aspirations. Featuring special guest speakers from the organisation Mighty Minds, the event kicked off a female-specific programme that will get the academy’s female students thinking about their futures. The [...]
Year 5 and 6 students at Aveley Primary School had lots of fun taking part in science practicals on Wednesday 12th December. Ms Thacker and Ms Ryan from OPA Science department ran the practical sessions at Aveley Primary school, which involved the Year 5 pupils carefully carrying out the exciting chemistry practical "Hydrogen Pop Tests". The Year 6 students reinforced their knowledge and understanding of the heart and circulatory system, a KS2 topic they have just completed with Mr Sisterson, by performing heart dissections! Ms Thacker and Miss Ryan were very impressed by the students' excellent listening and practical skills, and we look forward to [...]
Thurrock Teacher Recruitment Event Ormiston Park Academy are pleased to support the Thurrock Teacher Recruitment event at South Essex College, Grays on 1st December 2018 The event is an opportunity for all schools and colleges in the borough to recruit the best trainees, NQTs and returners to the profession. Did you know we even offer a higher level apprenticeship programme for young people aged 16-19 who want to be a teacher? Come along and find out more. Our school will be showcasing what makes us a great place to work as well as promoting the many opportunities Thurrock schools [...]
The girls that took part were able to design and create their own STEM websites using specialist coding techniques. At the end of the day, they then presented all of their websites, and the winning team were awarded certificates and prizes.
Commedia characters take over Royal Opera House Thurrock Trailblazer school, Ormiston Park Academy STUDENTS at Ormiston Park Academy got lessons in comedy and characterisation over three days when artists from Thurrock-based theatre troupe The Complete Commedia Company visited the school. Bernadette Wakeling and Alex Mangan from Complete Commedia ran workshops in commedia dell’arte, the 16th century Italian style of theatre. 65 students from three classes from Years 7, 8 and 9 took part in the physical theatre and movement workshops. They explored commedia and stock characters using traditional masks and costumes. The workshops were part of the school’s ROH Thurrock [...]