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Clacton Coastal Academy students visit Anglia Ruskin University

posted 17 Apr 2018, 01:35 by H Slim   [ updated 17 Apr 2018, 01:35 ]

Clacton Coastal Academy students visit Anglia Ruskin University

On Wednesday 7th March, 26 Year 8 students from Clacton Coastal Academy visited Anglia Ruskin University as part of a trip jointly organised by IntoUniversity and Clacton Coastal Academy.

Designed to give younger students the opportunity to experience a taste of university life and raise awareness of degrees and careers in the medical sector, IntoUniversity and the ARU student ambassadors laid on a day full of hands on opportunities to learn.

The day started with a campus tour guided by the ARU ambassadors, the students were in awe at the cutting edge, industry standard facilities in the paramedic and midwifery faculties.

CCA Students are given a campus tour by an Anglia Ruskin University student ambassador

This was followed by an opportunity for CCA students to talk to the ARU ambassadors in smaller groups and ask questions about the ambassador's experiences of university life, their chosen courses and career goals.

The day culminated in sessions where the ambassadors ran mini workshops with the CCA students given them a hands on taste of what their degree courses and future careers involve.A medical science student demonstrated how to examine organisms under a professional microscope.

A medical science student demonstrates how to use a professional microscope.

Paramedic students gave demonstrations on different methods of resuscitation.

CCA students are given guidance on how to correctly administer CPR

And midwifery students gave a demonstration of how to undertake basic checks and measurements for pregnant mothers.

A lesson in how to check the size of a developing baby.

To close the day, CCA students thanked the university staff and ambassadors for putting on an excellent and insightful day. CCA students left on the minibuses buzzing with the excitement of future career aspirations and the valuable first hand experience of visiting a university campus.

Mr Hill Visits CCA

posted 17 Apr 2018, 01:34 by H Slim   [ updated 17 Apr 2018, 01:39 ]

It was a privilege to welcome Dave Hill, Executive Director Social Care and Education, Essex County Council to Clacton Coastal Academy.  His visit was in response to the following post: " I intend to begin a debate about how in the various ‘places’ that comprise Essex we can develop and bring alive the debate about the link between education, skills and jobs. The County Council is determined to ensure that how we shape places is considered as part and parcel of how we plan for education and schools." At Clacton Coastal Academy our vision is that the CCA way leads to successful employment.

Mr Hill met with four of our sixth form students currently on work placements alongside their sixth form studies.  Sam Boone and John Haylett, year 13 students have been based at Ingleton Wood and we were delighted that partner, Laura Mansell-Thomas joined us for the lunch to represent our employers. Sam will work for Ingleton Wood on the conclusion of his studies and work towards his degree whilst working for the company. John has an unconditional offer from Anglia Ruskin University to study building surveying. Harry Harvey is coaching students at Cann Hall Primary and Chloe O'Reilly working with children at Whitehall Little Stars as they both work towards their career aspirations in coaching or teaching whilst completing qualifications in sport and childcare.

John de la Cruz talked about the work of our media team in house and the in house catering sixth form team prepared and served the most amazing lunch.

Younger students Riley Foreman, Zac Starkey and Tomas Blanchette talked about how their "period 4" each week has inspired them into careers in business and law. Zac already has a thriving business from the "tenner challenge" club he attends during period 4, a new initiative to put extra-curricular clubs into the school day.

It was an excellent opportunity to demonstrate how Clacton Coastal Academy is linking education, skills and jobs.

Mr Hill stated: “I enjoyed the visit enormously and was thoroughly impressed by the quality  of initiatives I saw during the visit. As you know preparing young people for the ‘world of work’ is an issue that I put great emphasis on and the range and depth of approaches throughout the school was truly an example of what can be done with determination, great leadership and some entrepreneurial spirit!”

"Firebreak" Pass Out Parade at Clacton Fire Station

posted 17 Apr 2018, 01:31 by H Slim   [ updated 17 Apr 2018, 01:31 ]

Pass Out Parade at Clacton Fire Station

19th January 2018

Eleven Yr 8, 9 & 10 students from Clacton Coastal Academy attended a five day Firebreak course held at Clacton Fire Station, and proudly had their Pass Out Parade on Friday 19th January.  

Miss Hilton & Mrs Granger from the Academy attended along with parents and carers.

Miss Hilton told the students:

“On behalf of staff at Clacton Coastal Academy, we are extremely proud of you, and feel very privileged to come and watch you all today. Many of you have overcome big challenges and I commend you all & hope you have learnt many things from this experience.

Also, I’d like to say thank you to Alan Webb, Lead Instructor, and all the staff involved in the project for giving CCA students this opportunity!"

Clacton Coastal Academy teacher selected to be a UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador

posted 17 Apr 2018, 01:29 by H Slim   [ updated 17 Apr 2018, 01:30 ]

A TEACHER will rub shoulders with the great and the good in the corridors of power after being chosen to take part in special training sessions at the Houses of Parliament.

Andrew Oldershaw, learning director for humanities at Clacton Coastal Academy, was chosen from more than 170 hopefuls to attend the three-day event.

More than 700 teachers from across the country have joined the training programme since it was launched in 2006.

The sessions are designed to give teachers an in-depth understanding of how the Houses of Commons and Lords work.


Andrew will get the chance to quiz House of Commons Speaker John Bercow and Lord Fowler, who is the current Speaker in the Lords.

Clacton MP Giles Watling said he was delighted Andrew is getting the chance to hear from politicians of all parties about their work.

He said: “Teachers have so many opportunities to engage young people with Parliament and democracy and having met many of the students at Clacton Coastal Academy, I am well aware of their passion for politics.

“I know they will benefit from Andrew’s experience and time in Parliament.”

Budding medics get recognition

posted 17 Apr 2018, 01:27 by H Slim   [ updated 17 Apr 2018, 01:28 ]

A GROUP of Year Ten pupils have been invited to a medical conference to recognise their academic achievements.

Students from Clacton Coastal Academy were invited to the event at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford.

As part of the two-day event pupils were given an insight into careers in healthcare and medicine.

They also got the chance given the opportunity to develop more practical clinical skills, giving them a hands-on experience of life as a medic.

The School spokesman events and community manager Lynda Baksh said: “All students were engaged throughout both of the days, and it was truly inspiring to see our young people so full of enthusiasm and aspiring to achieve great things for their future.

Year 11 Awards Evening

posted 22 Jan 2018, 04:45 by H Slim   [ updated 22 Jan 2018, 04:45 ]

Little Mix - Glory Days 2017 tour

posted 22 Jan 2018, 04:43 by H Slim   [ updated 22 Jan 2018, 04:44 ]

This Academic year we have been fortunate enough to continue our links with television producer Virginia Baker. On the 26th November 2017, our partnership led to four lucky year 9 students being invited to a VIP experience at the 
Little Mix, Glory Days tour at the O2 arena.

Justine Hawes, Amba Elliott, Denis Visockas and Lewis Grant had a fantastic time looking backstage and learning about the job roles of the 200 different team members who make the show a success. 

We have also potentially arranged for Dance Captain Claudimar Neto, to come to the Academy to deliver a workshop to our students!

Justine, “It was awesome to come to London... my first trip to the O2, to have dinner in a restaurant and to watch a concert. Thank you Virginia!”

Amba, “It was amazing to watch the show come together after seeing the details backstage.”

Denis, “I liked seeing the different jobs you can apply for and what role they have on the actual performance.”

Lewis, “I loved going backstage and talking to the dancers. I 100 % want to be like them one day.”

CCA celebrates the launch of Resilient Reader

posted 22 Jan 2018, 04:39 by H Slim   [ updated 22 Jan 2018, 04:40 ]

On track for a grade 5+

posted 27 Nov 2017, 06:27 by H Slim   [ updated 27 Nov 2017, 06:28 ]

Awarding certificates to all our students "On track for a grade 5+" in English, Maths, Science and Humanities.

Anti-bullying week

posted 27 Nov 2017, 06:25 by H Slim   [ updated 27 Nov 2017, 06:28 ]

Students from the SMSC YLG creating the powerful "word wall" for the canteen today. 
All for anti-bullying week working on the theme of fighting racist language.

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