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.
We are pleased to announce that SKA reached the Silver level of achievement in the National Citizen Service (NCS) Champion School Award for student sign ups in the Summer of 2018. Local Recruitment Coordinator, Georgia Woolgar, presented a plaque and certificate to our Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG) Coordinator yesterday and collected more student sign ups at break time for 2019!
Having completed the Metro Bank 'Money Zone' Personal Finance course last term (covering banking and saving, budgeting, borrowing, interest rates and keeping safe online) 13 students from Years 7 and 8 visited Metro Bank in Tunbridge Wells on Thursday 13th March. They were greeted by Local Director, Andre Van Zijl, and Store Manager, Valentine Masawi, and shown around the bank. Students got to use the Magic Money Machine, meet Metro Man and were each presented with certificates for completing the course.
Thank you to Kent County Council and the Streetwise Pedestrian Safety Theatre group who came into the Academy this afternoon to present to our Year 7 students about road safety. The presentation reinforced to students the potential consequences of not concentrating or taking risks on roads. The aim of the visit was for students to make more informed decisions and manage their own personal safety, as well as how their behaviour affects those around them.
On Friday 1st March, Year 12 students visited the Emirates Stadium in London for the 'UK University and Apprenticeship Search Fair' to see over 120 university and apprenticeship providers and hear a range of talks. This included talks on student finance, personal statement writing, Higher and Degree Apprenticeships and life at university. Students had a great day and the visit was the perfect way to inspire and inform them of all of the different pathways available to them after Sixth Form.
On Friday 15th February, students and staff headed to Austria for their Half Term Ski Trip. After a lot of traffic, the group arrived in Austria and they are having a fantastic time on the slopes! So far, they have watched the professionals at the Kaprun Ski show and enjoyed the views from 2700 metres above sea level at the Kaprun glacier.
On Thursday 7th February, seven students celebrated after successfully graduating at the University of Sussex as part of their involvement in the 'Brilliant Club' this year. The students had coaching and tutorials with a PhD graduate on the topic of Greek Mythology and completed their own personal assignments. Their essays were excellent and after being graded to a university mark scheme, the results were very impressive and all of the students should be really proud of themselves and have pride in their success.
On Wednesday 6 February, Most Able and Talented students had the pleasure of meeting author Jenny McLachlan and spent the morning working on their creative writing skills. Jenny delivered an inspiring and fun talk to our students and helped them create their own imaginative stories including The Girl with the Dragon’s Heart, Iron Blood and Broken Shadow. Students thoroughly enjoyed the excellent writing workshop and we are very much looking forward to seeing the skills transferred into their future work.