Below you will find the latest news stories from The Skinners' Kent Academy. If there is something you would like to see on this page, or if you have any questions about any of the articles, please contact us on 01892 534377.
The 2018 Skafest ‘Showcase’ clearly demonstrated the wealth of talent within the Academy and the Expressive Arts Faculty. We are extremely proud of all our students who have rehearsed tirelessly in order to put on what has to be our strongest production yet. Performances included cheerleading, gymnastics, dance, drama, Junior and Senior Rock Band and a variety of solo and smaller ensemble musical performances. Well done to everyone involved!
Amelia and Jennifer, who are both in Year 9 at the Academy, entered The Young Writers poetry and creative writing competition. Both students enjoy writing as a hobby and after being encouraged to enter by their English teacher, Mrs Mustafa, they were surprised by the outcome.
Amelia’s poem was chosen to be published in the poetry book called – ‘Poetry Games’ Teen Spirit.
Jennifer’s poem was chosen to be published in the poetry book called ‘The Colour of words’.
SKA FEST 2018 is almost here! Join us tomorrow from 4-6pm in an end of term celebration of Music, Art, Drama and Dance. Tickets will also be on sale on the door. See you there!
Principal, Matt Tompkins, celebrating with some Year 13 students after 100% of students passed their International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme courses.
Term 6 was dedicated to the world of Spanish cuisine. Each group had to search for a Spanish delicacy, along with its origin and a brief history about the place of origin. As they say, the best way to learn is through the stomach!
There were churros, patatas bravas, seafood, chorizo, chicken paella and tacos to choose from. It was an invaluable experience that we all shared together and we all felt that we grew closer to one another than we were before, due to the teamwork that was necessary to produce delicious cuisine.
It was an experience I would not exchange for the world, developing closer ties with my friends whilst enriching my knowledge of foreign cultures and cuisine.
Claribelle Layug (Year 12 student)
On Friday 13th July, Year 7 students took part in The Dragons’ Den challenge with the task of creating a product or service which could be used at a festival. Throughout the day, students set up their company, promoted and defined their product or service and prepared their pitches to the Dragons. After voting for a winning team from each tutor group, six teams presented their pitches to the Dragons in front of nearly 200 people.
The four Dragons were, Emily Drew – the Community and Business Development Manager at the Academy, Guy Evans – Solicitor at Thomson Snell & Passmore, Andre Van Zijl – Area Director for Metro Bank and Simon Harris – Enterprise Coordinator for West Kent Partnership.
Congratulations to the winning team, Kit De Festival, who created a festival survival pack and well done to all Year 7 students for taking part, producing great ideas and showing fantastic teamwork throughout the day! Thank you also to Metro Bank for donating prizes to the winning team and to Thompson Snell & Passmore for sponsoring the event.
Daytime tours of the Academy during the normal working day are now available to book onto via the following link: http://www.skinnerskentacademy.org.uk/academy-tours.html
Tours will be running throughout the months of September and October 2018. You will be guided by our Executive Principal and you will see lessons in full swing and feel the atmosphere of the Academy on a normal working day. All tours commence at 10am and last approximately one hour.
If you have any problems, please email email@example.com.
Year 11 leavers and staff celebrated their achievements at the Academy over the past 5 years and said farewell to one another at Salomons Estate on Friday 6th July. Students and staff enjoyed an evening of music, dancing, a sweet table, buffet and a much loved photo booth. We look forward to seeing all of you again in August to collect your GCSE results and welcoming many of you back in September to join the Academy Sixth Form.