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Yesterday was an exciting one for our staff, as it was the first time they could meet with all the colleagues from across The GORSE Academies at the annual TGAT CPD day.

After a year of battling the politicians to achieve our academy status, it was a joy to look out across the lunch session and realise that we had really reached the next chapter; the agenda for #BUILDABETTERBOSTON is no longer about politics and politicians, but it is finally about pupils, pedagogy and progress; now is our time!

HOT CHOC FRIDAY

Well done to Aidan Harris and Thomas Berry who, because of their exemplary attitude to school, were my Hot Choc Friday guests.

PD HOUR

Well done to all of the following who I was pleased to praise druing PD hour this week: Maisie Trutch, William McDonald, Amelia Bell, Alice Firth, Harry Johnson, Emma Richardson, Lily Wilkinson, Sarah Mohamadi, Brooklyn Atherton, Ruby Alderson, Erin Smith, Jess Parkin, Evelyn Burns, Ben Baker, Lily Meehan, Ava Bagshaw, Mille Law and Rachel Wilson,

SIXTH FORM NEWS

On Wednesday our Year 12 Geographers went to York Universities Environmental Geography Department. They attended lectures on a variety of topics including water and carbon cycles. The students got to examine peat cores which were thousands of years old and calculated the amount of carbon being lost through peat lands and its contribution to global warming. The students also met a number of inspiring PhD students and were enthralled by the variety of study which Geography offers at University.

EPOSS MUSIC

We were very pleased to host the EPOS summer concert on Tuesday. We welcomed children from five local primary schools to join with talented musicians from our own academy to form a scratch orchestra who rehearsed and presented a concert in just one day.

The theme was film music and included themes from James Bond, Star Wars, Chariots of Fire, and Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, as well as the songs ‘Can you feel the love tonight?’ and ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’

Fifty eight students took part including seventeen from Boston Spa Academy, thank you to Ava Williams, Alex Williams, Allix McGrath, Lily Barton, Millie Thomson, Millie Day, Natalie Moore, Joanie Groves, Sebastian Gray, Joe Rudge, Daniel Garlick, Lucy Morgan, Charlotte Hemsley, Ciaran Connell, Aidan Harris, Ella Ritchie and Jessica Tucker; they were great ambassadors for us on the day.

YEAR 10 MEDIA TRIP

Media Studies students from Year 10 experienced a day at the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds on Friday 22nd of June. The event, entitled “Make Yourself Heard” was designed to increase confidence in communication across a range of media including public speaking, creating a manifesto to change the world for the better and working in a real studio to create both a radio and a TV broadcast. It was a fascinating look at a media communications past and present, a chance to better understand what it would be like to have a career presenting to camera, on the studio floor and in the gallery, as well as an insight into life at university.

YEAR 11 PROM

Tonight we will celebrate with Year 11 at their Prom. There will be some photos on twitter, #BostonProm

SPORTS NEWS

Year 7 girls took a trip out to Morley Academy with a reduced team of only 8 players, for their final tournament of the year, only to find out that every team had cancelled, apart from the hosts. So we played Morley, who had a mixed Year 7 team. We won the toss and fielded first. The girls kept the hosts down to 8 runs with some great fielding to get the opposition out at 2nd, 3rd and 4th base. Going into bat the girls seemed confident and hit some lovely flat shots through the fielding team, with the final score of 9-8 to Boston Spa. Our player of the match was captain Maya Stephens, for fantastic fielding on and around 2nd base.

The Year 8 Cricket Team played Roundhay on Wednesday evening, we scored 108 off 16 overs, with a fantastic 32 for Luke Neary and 16 for Eva Jenkins. Our bowling statistics were equally impressive especially Joe Young, Alex McGrath and Florence Hills. We fielded with intent however in the end we were narrowly beaten with 2 balls to spare.

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