Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWednesday brings another bronze Dofe evening walk, what a laugh! The students had a great time & did really well with nav work! Osmotherly has seen us 3 times this week & the students have been ace! Excellent work all - proud of you! 3 weekends & it will be the practice exped 👍 https://t.co/j40VOxvCUU11 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyReminder! Our school spring concert is tomorrow evening (Wednesday) from 7pm in the main hall!
£2.50 adults and £1.50 child! Be great to see you there for a fantastic evening! 🎁1 day ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyCracking evening on another Bronze Dofe evening walk! This time in Osmotherly! Lovely students and despite the weather the students were enthusiastic and motivated to complete the 10km route. Always showing their best which is great to see. Very proud of our students!! 👍 https://t.co/TapvLMSVUX1 day ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyA superb evening walk with some of the year 10 students tonight - nav skills coming on well 👍 scorcher of an evening to enjoy outside! Really was impressed with the groups team work together! A great way to end the day - roll on next week for next evening walk! https://t.co/bjkU2tPA226 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyYear 10 boys played their final game of the season against Manor last night at home for the top spot. It ended up 2-0 to Manor but what a great evening of football. Weve finished 2nd by 2pts but very proud of the lads. Big thanks to Mr Metcalfe their manger for all his hard work!1 week ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyDofe Bronze evening Walk - 16th April and the suns shinning. Small group due to boys playing football match at school but what a lovely evening. Mrs Ward and Mr Rampling really were impressed with the students. Lovely evening to be in Bylands Abbey prepping for their expeditions! https://t.co/FzpDnKNbMZ1 week ago
A talent extravaganza held last week at Vale of York Academy has certainly proved that the school’s community has most definitely got talent.
The Academy’s Community’s Got Talent (CGT) brought together children from Burton Green, Clifton Green, Clifton With Rawcliffe and Lakeside Primary Schools in a spectacular evening of performance. Watched by an audience of over 200 people including family, friends, teachers and community partners, the children sang, danced, played, acted and performed in pursuit of being crowned the overall CGT winner.
Prior to the event, auditions supervised by Vale of York Academy staff and its Year 10 Creative Arts Leaders, were held at each primary school. From the 150 children who auditioned, 18 acts were selected to go through to the grand final which was held on Friday 16 March.
On the evening, the acts were judged by Vale of York Academy’s Head of Drama, Bex Nicholson and guest judges Beth Cookson from The Rock of York and Ashley Jones from Door 84.
The overall winner was Toby Reeson, a Year 4 pupil at Burton Green Primary who composed and performed his own piece of music on the keyboard. Toby is self-taught and only started to play in October 2017 when he bought a book to teach himself. Second place went to Clifton Green Primary pupil, Scarlett Gordan, on guitar and vocal. The Year 5 pupil dedicated her version of Bowie’s Starman to the late Stephen Hawkins. Clifton Green also snapped up third place with a high-energy dance routine from Year 5 pupils, Annie Barker and Nicole Horsman.
CGT came about as Rob Orr, Community Coordinator at Vale of York Academy, visited young people in schools and was constantly being surprised and impressed by the amount of talent and potential. He explains: “When I visit our feeder schools or look at the primary schools’ social media accounts, I’m amazed by how much talent there is on our doorstep. So, I thought ‘Why not showcase it and give these kids some recognition?’
“The children have been incredible, and so brave! We want to encourage as many children as possible to do what they love, give it a try and have some fun. There was such a wonderful atmosphere, with a real community feel to the evening. Every act was professional in their approach and performance, the audience were magnificent, and we can’t wait until CGT 2019!
“Although the evening was free to attend, all donations and the raffle proceeds were given to our partner school within the Hope Learning Trust York, Burton Green Primary as they are currently raising money to buy a defibrillator.”
Wednesday brings another bronze Dofe evening walk, what a laugh! The students had a great time & did really well with nav work! Osmotherly has seen us 3 times this week & the students have been ace! Excellent work all - proud of you! 3 weekends & it will be the practice exped 👍 pic.twitter.com/j40V…
Cracking evening on another Bronze Dofe evening walk! This time in Osmotherly! Lovely students and despite the weather the students were enthusiastic and motivated to complete the 10km route. Always showing their best which is great to see. Very proud of our students!! 👍 pic.twitter.com/Tapv…