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Celebrating our success and achievements whilst keeping you up to date on upcoming events at Redmoor Academy


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Bike Helmets

Great news, Redmoor students can now obtain a 15% discount on all bike helmets at Bikes and Sports in Hinckley. Simply inform staff that you are a Redmoor student and the discount will be applied.

 


Children in Need

A massive well done to all of our students who participated on Friday to help raise money for the charities supported by Children in Need. This year, students were asked to dress as their favourite book or film character and they did not disappoint! From Harry Potter to The Pink Ladies and Mary Poppins the variety of costumes and the effort put in to them was fantastic! We also raised money at our bake sale where students kindly baked and sold their treats at lunch time, all of the money raised will go towards Children in Need.

 

 

 

 


Redmoor’s Schoolhaus® Wins!

“The Schoolhaus® at Redmoor Academy has won Low Energy Project of the Year at the Structural Timber Awards! On 10 October, leading construction professionals gathered at the prestigious Structural Timber Awards’ ceremony; hosted by compere Mark Durden-Smith at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham – to celebrate the great, the good and the simply outstanding.” To find out more about our Business and Enterprise Centre, please click here.

 

 

 


Sports Leaders

A big well done to all of the year 10 sports leaders that ran the year 5 and 6 Hinckley schools football tournament which was held at Redmoor. All involved had a fantastic afternoon and well done to Battling Brook who won the tournament!

 

 

 

 

 


An Exciting Visit

On Friday 13th October we had the pleasure of welcoming Leicester City legends Steve Walsh and Muzzy Izzet into school. They met with many of our KS4 students to promote their post-16 Advanced Football Development Academy. Their education hub offers lots of different post-16 opportunities for any level of ability and of course the chance to work with Muzzy and Steve on a daily basis. The students were left with more to think about and consider with the deadline for UCAS applications closing on the 2nd December.

 

 

 


E-Safety Performance

On Thursday 12th October students in years 7, 8 and 9 were treated to a musical performance with a serious message. The artist J-Sol visited the school and performed a number of tracks whilst conveying the important message of keeping safe online. Students were reminded to keep passwords safe, private details private and to report any online activity that might make them feel uncomfortable.  Students thoroughly enjoyed the show and hopefully they will take away this serious e-safety message.

 

 

 


Space Week!

This week students at Redmoor academy have had a great time celebrating world space week.  This has included lots of lunch time activities (straw rockets, marshmallow constellations, space lander competition).  Our year 11 triple science students also had the opportunity to attend a space master class organised by the national space academy, which included launching rockets and a lot of dry ice!

 

 

 

 

 


We can also report that Tim Peake (yes, the REAL astronaut, Time Peake) liked our tweet on Twitter about our Space Week – amazing news!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fixtures

It’s great to see so many of our students getting involved in our sports teams this year. With netball, football and our first ever boys hockey team all playing in fixtures so far this term. We’re extremely proud of how they are performing, their positivity, team work and effort has been outstanding.

A huge well done to everyone involved, keep it up! #teamredmoor

 

 

 

 


Business Studies Trip

On the morning of Friday 29th September a group of Year 11 Business Studies visited the popular local business “Sweet Treats”. The visit took place as part of a research exercise in order for the students to complete their controlled assessment. The Owner of the Business Amanda and the Manager Nicolle, took part in an interview carried out by students on the methods of e commerce used in the business and how these methods impact on the success of the business. The students found the owner very inspirational as she spoke of her passion and interest in the business and how it was started. The students also had the opportunity to sample the very tasty products on sale!

 


Students Raise Money for Charity

We’d like to recognise and congratulate two of our year 8 students this week. Fin and Raddison completed a sponsored walk around the perimeter of Drayton Manor Park, which is approximately 5KM and managed to raise a huge £400 for the Juvenille Diabetes Research Foundation. We’re so proud of the boys for completing this in their own time, well done!

 

 

 


Swimming Success!

We would like to recognise and congratulate our year 9 student Isabel on her recent success whilst swimming for the Hinckley Hornets. Well done Isabel, we can’t wait to see what you do next!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

European Day of Languages Bake Sale!

To celebrate European Day of Languages we are holding a bake sale on Tuesday. If you’d like to take part, bring your cakes to community room to be judged before being sold at break time.

 

 

 

 


This year students from Redmoor Academy are performing their half an hour version of ‘Hamlet’ in the Shakespeare Schools Festival. This will take place at the Curve Theatre, Leicester on Wednesday 15th November. Before they perform the twenty-five cast members will be taking part in a workshop with the National Youth Theatre, rehearse at the Curve and watch other schools performances. This is a fantastic opportunity for all involved including the audience, as you get three Shakespeare plays in different ways in one night! Tickets are available directly from the Curve, Leicester here or by calling the Box Office on 0116 2423595.

 

 

 

 


Mock GCSE Work 

Our GCSE students are stepping up their skills this term with some incredible artwork, photographs and design ideas. We’re looking forward to see how all of you develop even further this year and can’t wait to see the fantastic end pieces! Please visit our twitter page for more artwork 

 

 

 

 

 


A message from Maths:

Thanks to all parents/carers who have ordered a calculator for their child to use in school. We are awaiting the next delivery of calculators as we have been inundated with orders! We will get them to you as soon as we can. Maths department


Geography GCSE Fieldtrip

Year 11 have taken part in their second compulsory fieldtrip this week. The focus of their study was looking at the impact of the new leisure and recreation facilities on Hinckley Town Centre. Students carried out two studies within the town. Firstly they looked at the land use within the crescent and mapped whether units were used by retail, cafes and restaurants or leisure facilities. They followed this up by asking the public to answer a series of questions on a questionnaire at 5 separate locations around the town centre. The results will be graphed and analysed as part of their work and preparation for paper 3 next summer. Despite the torrential rain on a couple of occasions, and a few nerves when talking to the public, the students enjoyed their time out of the classroom and learnt a lot about human geography field work techniques.

Art and Design

We already have a showcase of amazing art and Design work that has been completed by our students over the summer holidays and in the first few weeks of term. We’re massively impressed by the effort and attitude of our GCSE and KS3 students so far. Keep up the good work!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Redmoor Academy Celebrates First Ever GCSE Results

Redmoor Academy is celebrating the success of students achieving their GCSE results for the first time in the school’s history. Acting Principal Matt Nicolle wanted to recognise the hard work of both students and staff in achieving their results, which are not only a first for the school but also include the new, tougher GCSE qualifications in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics,

“We are very proud that Redmoor has achieved it’s first ever GCSE results which reflect the hard work and effort of our students and the dedication and commitment of our excellent staff. Students who deserve a special mention for their notable achievements include;

Yoana: 10 A*-A! Luca: 9A*/A   Matt: 9A*/A   Eleanor: 8 A*/A   Rachel: 8A*/A   Harriet: 6 A*/A   Josiah: 6 A*/A incl. 4 A*   Brandi: 5A*/A   Amy: 5A*/A

Across the different subjects studied, excellent results have been achieved in Morals and Ethics (96% A*-C/ 50%A*/A), History (75% A*-C and 40% A*/A), French (74%A*-C), English (68% A*-C), Maths (64% A*-C) and Media Studies (62%A*-C).

The vast majority of our students have achieved the grades they needed to continue their journey in education or employment and training, and, whilst there are always areas we can improve on, we will focus today on celebrating with our students who have done well and supporting those who haven’t quite achieved the grades they needed.”

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