Latest News @ The Discovery Academy
Thank you National Literacy Trust for these fabulous books! Our group of Year 9 students, who delivered their amazing presentations at Staffordshire University, will be delighted to choose one. The Words For Your Future programme helped them to think carefully about their academic progress and the choices available to them over the next few years. They discovered the wide range of courses offered by our local universities and worked with student ambassadors to deliver confident, clear presentations, explaining their hopes and challenges for the future. Well done everyone! ... See MoreSee Less
The PE department took a group of 28 Y9's and Y10's to the Derbyshire Falcons v Northants Steelbacks T20 Cricket game yesterday evening.
It was a great experience for them and they conducted themselves really well all evening and were a credit to the Academy.
A big thank you to Mr.Downie for organising the trip. ... See MoreSee Less
On Sunday, many of us will be celebrating our fathers; some of us will be celebrating those who have been like a father to us; some of us will be recognising significant people who have been role models and made an impact on their lives. Some of us may be sad, alone and find the day particularly difficult.
However you spend this weekend, you may find time to pause and reflect on some lessons we learn from one of the famous fathers in literature: Atticus Finch from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.
1: Protect the innocent; the meaning behind that famous quote, "It's a sin to kill a mockingbird."
2: Don't judge a book by it's cover: with our world more divided than ever, Atticus’s words remind us to reach out to others, to try and see the world from their perspective before passing judgement.
3: Courage is not letting the odds stop you: true bravery is facing an impossible challenge and having the determination to keep going because you know it’s the right thing to do. It’s having lost all hope and carrying on anyway. It’s being afraid and not letting that fear stop you.
www.penguin.co.uk/articles/2018/oct/6-life-lessons-from-to-kill-a-mockingbird.html ... See MoreSee Less
Looking for some reading inspiration? Why not pop over to the Stoke Reads Virtual Library? There you will find lots of authors including David Baddiel, Ben Fogel, Liz Pichon, Michael Rosen and Sophie Dahl, all waiting to tell you more about their books and reading extracts in video clips. Enjoy!
#NationalLiteracyTrust #StokeReads ... See MoreSee Less
#comereadwithme #LiteracyNews #recommendedread
June is Pride Month in the UK with events happening all across the country. If you can't join in person, why not take time to read and discover authors you may not have encountered before?
Our recommended read is Every Day by David Levithan, available from the Discovery Library! Read the Blurb below:
Photo: www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/pride-month-2022/ ... See MoreSee Less
A new month and a new half term must mean a new book cover colour: Orange for "flaming June!" Check out our display of orange book covers in the Discovery library today for a "hot" read! ... See MoreSee Less
Before half term, we were fortunate to be able to join the Hay Literary Festival, via the virtual links, and celebrate the love of reading with a range of activities linked to the different author events. On the Friday, we were delighted to listen to Yvette Fielding, Sophie McKenzie and the fabulous Jacqueline Wilson. Here are some more images: ... See MoreSee Less
Have a great half term to all our Students.
From all the Teachers and staff at the Discovery Academy. ... See MoreSee Less
How exciting! A letter from the House of Commons congratulating us and recognising our success in winning the Regional Heats of the National Reading Champions' Quiz. Thank you Jo Gideon MP; your letter made our students proud of their achievement! ... See MoreSee Less
Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group currently have a large number of fantastic apprenticeship opportunities for students looking to start an apprenticeship.
If there are any individuals that would be interested in any of the roles, please forward their CVs to [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) with the [Expression of Interest](catrust-my.sharepoint.com/:x:/g/personal/files_alphaacademiestrust_co_uk/Ec1Gsu7cdrJNmUtBNysQkz4B...). ... See MoreSee Less
What a glorious start we had to our "virtual" #hayfestival! We joined Maz Evans, Roma Agrawal and Piers Torbay via the live links from Hay. They inspired us to look at genres, characters and plots! Take a look at some of the amazing photos from Thursday!
Today we are "live linking" to listen to Anthony Horowitz and the amazing Jacqueline Wilson - watch out for more photos later today! ... See MoreSee Less
**Congratulations** to Jasmine, Alex, Beth and Jasmine for being chosen for the Participation Award in recognition of their enthusiasm, effort and support of the other teams at the National Reading Champions' Quiz finals in London. They may not have won 1st prize, but we are so proud of how they represented The Discovery Academy and West Midlands Region. Well done Team Discovery!
@Literacy_Trust #nrcq #readingquizfinal @ALCS_UK ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday the Alpha Academies Trust held the 'British Science Week Awards Ceremony' at the Discovery Academy.
A huge congratulations to all the students who took part with their incredible entries and a big thank you to parents for supporting and attending the event. ... See MoreSee Less
Last night, the Year 7 football team played Ormiston Meridian.
Despite being 2-0 at half time, the lads never gave up. They showed amazing ambition and positivity to come back and win the game 4-3.
A special mention to the man of the match Logan, who scored all 4 goals! ... See MoreSee Less
On Thursday and Friday, our Nurture groups will be joining 1000s of students across the country for the Hay Literary Festival 2022. Joining the event virtually, from the classroom, we are holding our very own Hay "Fringe" Festival (with bunting!) and are looking forward to listening to a wide range of different authors including Jacqueline Wilson, Yvette Fielding, Sophie Mackenzie and many others. It's going to be a great celebration of reading for pleasure! ... See MoreSee Less
They are on their way to the grand finals in London! Wishing our team the best of luck today! We are thinking of you as you represent The Discovery Academy and the West Midlands region and will be cheering you on the whole time #NRCQuiz2022 National Literacy Trust ... See MoreSee Less