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Academy Certificate/Award Evening (Summer 2018 Leavers) – 17 Dec 2018 – 6pm (please see the letter section of our website for details)

Cirdan Sailing Experience Parent Information Evening – 18 Dec 2018 – 6pm

Last day of term – 20 December 2018 – Students finishing at 12:30pm

Year 12 Parents Evening – 10 Jan 2019 – 4pm – 6pm

 

 

 

The Victory Academy Celebrates Third Annual Victory Day

The Victory Academy Celebrates Third Annual Victory Day

Students, staff and parents at our Academy enjoyed a day of entertainment and celebrations for the third annual Victory Day on Friday 28th September. We opened our doors for a full programme of naval and creative activities and workshops.

To celebrate three years since the official opening of the Academy, the community was welcomed for an afternoon open hour, featuring a wide variety of activities including arts workshops with primary children. Guests were treated to a tour and were able to see students at work – before being invited to join an after school event with refreshments, live music, BBQ and performances to celebrate the anniversary.

Lessons were suspended for the day, with children instead participating in activities to boost their team building, communication, and interpersonal skills, led by both staff and the Academy’s wide variety of local partners. These include the Chatham Historic Dockyard, Sea Cadets, Fort Luton, Nucleus Arts and the Cabinet of Curiosities.

  • Year 12 students oversaw a balloon launch in the morning by Year 7 students, in a competition to see whose balloon reaches the furthest distance from the school.
  • Students also enjoyed a range of naval-themed activities, such as rope making, knotting rope, tug of wars, boat making, 3D ship designing, and dazzle ship making
  • They participated in in-house activities including battleship maths, recreating writing letters from Lord Nelson to Emma, posted into bottles decorated in Art lessons, both of which will be used to create an art installation.
  • A climbing wall saw students overcoming initial reservations to make it to the top in record time, and sporting events included a gun run and various team building sports and activities.
  • The first group of qualified Victory TS Temeraire Sea Cadets showed off their naval skills to a wide audience in the after-school celebration, where they presented the Historic Dockyard Chatham with a piece of artwork, created by students to celebrate the Dockyard’s 400th Anniversary.
  • A range of Performing Arts students provided an evening of musical entertainment for all who attended, and the Academy’s active PTA supported the event.

These are only a few of the brilliant activities provided by staff and friends of the Academy.

The Victory Academy is a member of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT), a family of 15 high-performing schools across the South East that prides itself on providing a high-quality education to all students.

Our strength in the Creative Arts and Sport in particular has been recognised by multiple recent accolades. Arts Council England’s coveted Platinum Artsmark celebrates our commitment to arts and cultural education and its strong partnerships with organisations in this sector; Our Academy has also recently achieved the Gold School Games Mark, which celebrates its commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport.

 

Mandy Gage, Executive Principal of The Victory Academy, said:

“It was a delight to host our third annual Victory Day, which was another great success this year. Students and staff look forward to a full day of exciting activities, and we are always so pleased to open our doors to parents, carers, and the local community – showing them everything The Victory Academy has to offer.

“Victory Day is a great chance to celebrate the brilliant achievements of our students and school, and by engaging in a range of fun activities, students also get to develop some important skills for the future.

“We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show our fantastic school community our gratitude for their continued support, and I am really pleased that the day went so well.”