Holi Festival

On Wednesday March 20th, we celebrated the Hindu festival of Holi. The Holi festival is also known as the Celebration of Colour and is a Hindu Festival designed to celebrate the triumph of good over evil.  The festival is celebrated across the world, and participants also throw coloured powder and water over each other to celebrate the natural colour we find in the world.
Students from year 7,8 and sixth form were invited to come to festival. We started the festival with eating Indian food which was accompanied by Ms Thesia explaining the origins of Holi to the students.  The students then went outside accompanied by Mr McCarthy, Mr Parker and Ms Hill. The pupils were given cups to fill with different coloured powders and started throwing the coloured powder at each other and the teachers. By the end everyone was covered in coloured powder. The students said they had a lot of fun.
Mr McCarthy

 

Rotary Club Tournament

The Bushey Academy participated and hosted the annual Rotary Club Technology Tournament this year. A good time was had by all the students who participated solving problems using pulleys and winches.


International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day was on Friday 8th March, so The Bushey Academy sixth form students and staff came together to show their respect to celebrate the event. From this we have been able to engage with the #balanceforbetter campaign which is to help men and women across the world to become equal and express their individuality. As a collective we have also been able to find out why it is important to different people and what International Women’s day means to them. This campaign doesn’t finish on International Women’s day, it runs all year and continues to help a lot of people across the world. You can also visit https://www.internationalwomensday.com/ to find out more about the campaign alongside with smaller campaigns that are going on across the globe, look at important events in women’s history, watch many videos on how other people are celebrating International Women’s Day and many more!

 

Year 10 Work Experience

Year 10 have returned from this year’s work experience having had an amazing time. The feedback from employers has been better than ever. Here are some pictures and quotes and thanks to those of you who visited them.

“Amina is a credit to her school, her parents and herself. Amina conducted herself extremely well at our assessment centre today, and if actively seeking employment I would have hired her. Amina is confident, happy to challenge, takes feedback well and remarkably fearless for someone so young. I believe that with the right training and direction Amina will enjoy a handsome career in whatever she decides to undertake.”

“Grace has been really helpful with the students. She is fully engaged with them and I have been really impressed with how she has got on whilst she has been here” 

“Chantelle has been really good since she has been working here. She is growing in confidence with each day, she is punctual and well-presented and has a lovely nature with the children”

“Christian is a dedicated and committed person, he arrived 15 minutes early every day. He has positive, respectful and enthusiastic attitude. Christian has a dynamic attitude, is willing to help and he took advantage of any chance to absorb information about the roles at our business”

“Ema has been fantastic since she has come here she’s been so helpful. She has done lots of cleaning and sweeping up. I have been really impressed by her. She does want to be a hairdresser and I have told her about the apprenticeship that HOBS offer.”

“Ella has been brilliant with the children at the school she has been fully involved at every stage and really engaged. Ella has taken her own initiative whilst working here”

“Ryan has been exceptional since being here, here’s been so helpful. Can he stay?”