Newsflash – Friday 18th January 2019

In this week's edition of the Droylsden Academy Newsflash it is with profound sadness that we report on the tragic death of Taylor Schofield, a Year 7 student from the Academy. Most of you will be aware, from the local news and media and from talking to your own children, of the accident that happened last weekend in Beswick and of the terrible consequences. Our hearts and thoughts are with Taylor’s family and friends at this terrible time.

Also in the news this week:

  • Musical success for two students in their ABRSM examinations on the piano
  • Future Chefs Regional Finals
  • Academic Excellence – Ethan Prince, an ex-Headboy of the Academy, who has been offered a place at Oxford University to read Biochemistry
  • Partner Primary School Maths Battle!
  • The GCSE Music Ensemble record musical pieces for their practical assessment
  • Droylsden students compete in the Tameside Table Tennis Championships
  • Year 11 students studying GCSE PE receive expert coaching and tuition at the regional Athletics Arena at the Etihad Campus
  • The Academy holds a Parent Teacher Evening for Parents and Carers of Year 9 students. 
  • GCSE Countdown – 16 school weeks
  • Opeartion Encompass
  • Book of the Week – ‘Sky Dancer’ by Gill Lewis
  • Student of the Week – Elizabeth Joel, Year 10
  • Reminders and Messages
    • Restaurant Dream Team
    • Harry Potter Mastermind!
  • Dates for your Diary
    • The Tameside Table Tennis Championships will take place on each Monday evening over this half term
    • GCSE Conference for Year 11 students – Tuesday 29th January 2019 at the Village Hotel, Ashton
    • Year 11 Pre Public Examinations will take place in the week beginning Monday 4th February 2019
    • Booster injections for Year 9 students will be given in the week beginning Monday 4th February 2019
    • The Character Awards Evening for students in Years 7 and 8 will take place on Thursday 7th February 2019
    • The Academy will break up for the half term holiday on Friday 15th February 2019