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Year 10 Update


On Monday 15th July, all students in Year 10 will be taking part in a 10 mile walk from Clacton Pier to Frinton in aid of their chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.

This is a great opportunity for students to not only raise money for their chosen charity, but also promote healthy living and fitness within the Academy.

All year 10 students and staff will meet at Clacton Pier at 9:00am with a view to leaving at 9:15am.

They will be wearing something green and white to highlight the charity’s colours with the aim of creating a greater awareness of Macmillan Cancer Support in the local area.

We hope that as many students as possible will make a donation of £1 on the day of the walk however this is not a requirement.

Our aim is to have reached Clacton Pier between 3:00-4:00pm! Letters will be sent home via students in the coming few days.

Mrs Starmer and Mrs Galloway
Achievement Directors, Year 10

Year 10 Update

The Royal Marines

The Royal Marine commandoes were at the school on Thursday 7th March 2013 and I have to say, being one of the few lucky selected students, it was the best day I have ever had at school! I found it very interesting due to the fact that I want to join the Royal Marines.

We found out all about the annual salary for a marine starting at £18,000 a year for a new marine and going all the way up to £67,000 a year for a high ranking officer.

They also showed us a few videos on what they do in the marines; as an amphibious force they fight all around the world in the Artic and in countries like Afghanistan. However, the best part of the day for me was what came after the physical training or PT.

At the beginning we were in the hall doing a warm up, then we went outside to do a series of activates. The 1st activity involved being in teams of 3. 3 cones were set out and in turn, each of you would run to the 1st cone and do 5 push ups then run back then to the 2nd cone and do 5
start jumps then back again and finally to the 3rd cone and do 5 star jumps and back again.

The winning team had to choose a forfeit for the losing team. However the marine motto is if you’re not 1st, you’re last so everyone had to do the forfeit in the end! Overall it was a great day.

J Reeve (Year 10)