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On Wednesday, 7th March, members of the academy’s Student Leadership Team were chosen to attend WE Day (World Education Day) at Wembley Stadium.  Below Eshan, Selina and Luke tell us all about what happened.

“WE day is a children’s charity which helps those who are less fortunate around the world; founded by Craig and Marc Kielburger.

In order to attend this event, students had to earn their ticket and we earned our way to this amazing event by organising a donation to a local food bank.

We found this event really inspirational because a lot of celebrities shared their personal stories which held a powerful message. We were lucky to have the opportunity to see some of the famous stars we know and love: Lily Collins, Connor Franta and Musharaf from Educating Yorkshire. Each of them encouraged us to do our best, they motivated us through the experiences and the journeys they have had in their lives.  This also gave us the chance to reflect on what we would like to achieve after we leave school.

One of the highlights of WE day was the excellent musical performances by some of the most famous singers in music history. There was HRVY, Tokio Myers and Alexandra Burke.  These performances were very light hearted and made the audience very excited.”

Here are some more comments from the day:

“The speeches really inspired us to make a change and to be confident with who we are.” 

“Musharaf and Mr Burton’s speech was my favourite since, it taught me to always be resilient and to never let any of your weaknesses drag you down.”


Students from UAK6 have used their enterprising skills for a good cause!

The Year 13 students, who are working towards their Level 3 Btec Business Studies, came up with the idea of providing a ‘Teachers’ Take-away.’ With students taking on the roles and responsibilities for planning, implementing and running of the event.

Students worked in groups in ‘The Apprentice’ style competition, first introducing the idea with a ‘big pitch’ delivered during staff briefing where student, Maryiya Bibi asked: “Who wants to cook at the end of a long day!?”

Since then students have chosen their take-away offering, negotiated with their providers, produced their marketing and selected and designed their menus. They have brushed up on their customer service skills too taking orders from staff and presenting food stalls for the event.  Our students not only worked towards their Btec Award but also learnt a lot of valuable skills in event planning, promotion, working with outside agencies such as suppliers, time management, organisation and some sales experience too.

As a group they achieved over £200 profit, which has been donated to In-touch Foundation.

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