Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyTuesday 3 December marks our Enrichment Day 1 where all students will have a drop down day and focus on a range of workshops that enrich students knowledge and understanding of lots of things!! These are great days so looking forward to it! https://t.co/HTeHA7ku1K4 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWednesday 27 November is our Vale of York Academy Awards Evening! This evening celebrates the excellence of our top students who shine within the academy. Teachers nominate students for key awards from all curriculum areas and we revel in their brilliance! 2 weeks to go!! 👍 https://t.co/vIaQxdIYp24 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWednesday 20 November is Year 7 Form Tutor Parents Evening, a great chance for parents to see how their students are settling in the Vale of York! We look forward to seeing parents during their allotted time! We have been so impressed with year 7s start we’re excited to tell you! https://t.co/ucvdyPE5Bs4 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWeek 1 of mocks complete and 1 more to go! The year 11 students have been fantastic, not only well behaved and prepared but keen to do well! These results help us to plan the next steps moving in to exams and push for our best outcomes yet! Good lock for this next week year 11! https://t.co/xfuHEbd6tB4 days ago
Students and staff from Vale of York Academy have experienced the trip of a lifetime this summer, during a jam-packed two-week long adventure in Morocco.
The trip has been in the planning for the group for over two years. The fourteen students worked hard during this time to raise £30,000 to fund the trip. The students had to raise the money rather than it just being a ‘paid-for’ trip, which made the experience so much more rewarding.
The trip involved a mixture of activities including working on a community project, learning about a different culture and climbing the highest mountain in North Africa.
The group visited the Avon Academy, a charity school project in Ouarzazate on the edge of the Sahara Desert which aims to improve local schools and students’ knowledge of languages; mainly English but also Arabic, French and Berber. The project also hopes to encourage cross cultural understanding amongst youth groups worldwide. Whilst there, the Vale of York students and staff spent four days creating a school garden (in 39 degree heat!) at the Lycée Mohammed VI school.
The group also spent time camping at Cascade D’Ouzoud and exploring the trails around the 110m three tiered waterfalls, before heading to Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak, for a four-day trek. The trip finished with sightseeing in Marrakech.
Trip coordinator and teacher at Vale of York Academy, Mark Rampling said “Taking part in an expedition like this is so much more than a school trip. This is a journey that will stay with the students forever. It was eye-opening, challenging and truly life-changing; we all experienced different cultures and environments whilst developing an array of life skills. In addition to supporting a fantastic community project to help those in need, the students learned a few words of a new language, they trekked across Morocco, ate a Moroccan diet which was new to most, made new friendships and naturally now have endless stories and experiences to talk about for a long time!
“The students have all worked so hard over the last couple of years raising funds for the trip, holding events, bag-packing in supermarkets, creating products to sell at fayres – they have been amazing and so committed. I am immensely proud of the students and look forward to launching Morocco 2021 this month for the next cohort of students.”
The Moroccan experience was led by Outlook Expeditions, a leading independent provider of youth expeditions.
Vale of York Academy belongs to the Hope Learning Trust, which was initially founded by York schools, Manor CE Academy and Poppleton Ouesbank Primary. It now also includes Barlby High School, Scarborough secondary schools George Pindar and Graham, Burton Green Primary, Forest of Galtres Anglican Methodist Primary, Baldersby St James Primary and Skelton Primary.
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