Extra-curricular activities published and gardeners achieve further recognition

As the term progresses more and more activities start to take place. Ms Griffin (Head of Music) led a Duke of Edinburgh Award trip to Rutland last week and we look forward to our students progressing through the highly valued award.


With regard to extra-curricular activities a full list of after school hour’s clubs and revision sessions is on the Academy website. It is extensive and offers a wide range of activities to support learning and skill development. I urge students to sign up for one class per week as a minimum.


As part of the results for this year’s Fenland’s entry into Anglia in Bloom I am delighted to announce that the Academy garden won a nomination for the best Grow Your Own Award 2015. Mrs Holdich was a tad underwhelmed at this until the judges pointed out that the Neale Wade Garden had competed against Grow Your Own from across the whole of East Anglia including Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. So whilst we didn’t win the category this is still a major achievement given that out of more than 40 entries, only 5 were awarded nominations. So congratulations to all our gardeners, past and present who worked tirelessly


Charlie Calvert and Billy Griffiths gave their time on Saturday to run a plant stall on behalf of the Academy garden at St Wendreda’s church Autumn Fayre. This shows the high level of commitment from both boys and it helps to strengthen our community links. With regard to community links and support I would like to thank Paul and the staff at Liberate Engineering in March who stepped in and helped us to repair our Astro-turf dug-outs. They assisted our site team with the shaping of some aluminium supports. We are grateful for their help.



I have undertaken several tours of the Academy this week with a focus on student progress and engagement and I am very pleased to say that I saw some very highly motivated groups who were working  hard and enjoying their learning. 10W1 mathematics with Mr Lenton today (25/9/15) during period 5 were working extremely well and  they were the highlight of the week for me. I am confident that this positive attitude will continue across all year groups throughout the academic year.


I have spent time at both Neale-Wade and Burrormoor Primary School this week and I am filled with confidence as the children continue to be honest, enthusiastic and full of energy from Reception class right through to Year 13. The community of March is in safe hands as the younger generation prove that they are aspirational and motivated.

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