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Talented musical students at The Bourne Academy are hosting lockdown Rock Concerts online – Rockdown Sessions.
When the UK Government announced school closures and another national lockdown, The Bourne Academy’s music department decided that this would not stop musical performances for their students. The Academy was due to have held concert performances, but with social distancing measures still in place for the foreseeable future, the events have not been able to take place in the traditional sense, so following the success of The Academies previous online concerts in April & May of last year, they have two more wonderful performances via Facebook Live.
Students have once again been rehearsing and recording performances at home. The videos are then put together by Academy staff to create a concert; the previous concerts reached almost 1000 views in the first hour and led to many more engagements and positive comments from the Academy community.
‘Rockdown Sessions’ give a brilliant opportunity for students to continue developing their performance skills while in lockdown and a chance to share their work with families, staff and peers. The music department has been inundated with so many fantastic performance videos that the concert is taking place over two nights, Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 February.
Head of Visual and Performing Arts, David Mastrocola says ‘’We are all incredibly proud of the students for taking part in what has been a very difficult time for all of us. Hopefully these concerts will give the students, staff, and their families, a degree of escapism for a couple of hours where they can enjoy watching themselves and their peers perform.’’
The Bourne Academy is extremely proud of Sixth Form student Kate Walker who has taken part in a Canadian online music festival. Kate was approached by the festival’s hosts KB Radio, following her success with song ‘There For You’ and eight other songs she wrote, reaching the top 10 in the online radio station’s music charts in 2017.
Kate credits The Bourne Academy with boosting her confidence in Performing Arts
‘Mr Mastrocola and the Academy have had an incredible impact on my life. The teachers genuinely love what they do. The Performing Arts and Music departments have boosted my confidence incredibly, the effect they have on the students is remarkable’.
Kate hopes to continue onto a career in Performing Arts when she completes her studies, she currently studies Music, Dance and Drama at The Bourne Academy Sixth Form. The music festival is being streamed online via the KB Radio website and on their social media pages, with Kate’s performance being streamed on Saturday 13 February.
In light of National Lockdown and worldwide travel restrictions, The Bourne Academy has launched a virtual challenge to make the journey from Bournemouth to its partner school in Kenya. The aim is for staff and students, to clock up the 6040 mileage from Hadow Road in Bournemouth to Osiligi Obaya School in Kenya, using any mode of transport they wish.
‘Osiligi’ means hope, and the hope for this project is to bring us all a little closer together in a time when the world feels very disconnected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So far this term, staff and students have clocked up over 400 miles, passing Poole Ferry Terminal and major journey markers in France such as Cherbourg-Octeville, Nantes & La Rochelle. The journey is being plotted on a giant map in the Academy’s Reception, with regular updates on social media and via the Academy news bulletin to our whole community.
The Bourne Academy received a special 10 Year Anniversary congratulations from our partner in Kenya, Osiligi Obaya Primary School,l as this year The Bourne Academy is celebrating ten years since becoming an Academy. The Bournemouth school has been supporting the Osiligi Obaya Primary School in the Maasai Warrior community in Kenya since 2011, with the key objective to assist the community to become more economically active, helping them to help themselves, whilst not changing their beautiful culture.
There have also been many fundraising drives over the years, most recently a Christmas Jumper MUFTI day and, in 2016-2017 raising £5000 to build a new teachers’ house called ‘The Bourne Academy House’.
Caroline Gobell, Business Director, commented: ‘We are absolutely delighted to be launching this new year challenge for our whole community to join in with. The 6040 mile journey is inspiring us all in so many ways: chasing away the winter blues, bringing our community further together during a 2nd national lockdown and raising awareness of our partner school, of whom we are extremely proud. We are giving out various prizes at the end of this journey and so far there seems to be some very healthy competition between staff v students for the most mileage, or most unusual mode of transport!’.
Throughout 2020-2021 The Bourne Academy is delighted to be celebrating ten years of success since its foundation in 2010. Together with Canford School, its sponsor, the Academy is planning a year of special events and celebrations to mark the milestone.
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AFC Bournemouth’s Community Sports Trust is using The Bourne Academy’s sports facilities to host several Active Holidays Sessions to provide free sports activities to our students during the Christmas holidays.
The sessions are to run from Monday 21 December – Wednesday 23 December and will see students not only partake in a range of activities and workshops, but also receive a free lunch meal.
This follows on from initiatives launched by Premier League footballer Marcus Rashford, on supporting school children during school holidays.
The sessions will run from 10am – 3pm each day and require complete attendance across all three days from students who attend.
If your child is interested in attending, please register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the sport activities that are being provided over Christmas, AFC Bournemouth is also launching their PL Inspires project, which could greatly benefit some of The Bourne Academy’s Year 10 students.
The scheme officially launched on Thursday 17 December and students joining in football engagement sessions until February half-term – not too late to join, please enquire.
Beyond this, the students can then work towards additional qualifications centred around career options, employability skills and a sports leadership pathway.
For all sports enquiries at The Bourne Academy, please email Director of Sport email@example.com
Kingsleigh Primary School student Ellie, launched a Christmas food bank collection, with the goal of donating food to those most in need over the festive period. The idea snowballed as staff and students from both Kingsleigh Primary School and The Bourne Academy began to donate items to the cause. The collection now has over 50 festive hampers ready to donate to those in need in the local community.
Ellies mum, Mrs Luker, who works at The Bourne Academy says ‘Ellie decided to do “Ellies Advent Collection” and donate an item a day in December to people who are less fortunate. Ellie is passionate about helping others and she feels very proud that so many people have supported her in collections”.
Kingsleigh Primary School Headteacher, Mr James Lumber says "We are all really proud of Ellie at KPS, for her amazing efforts with her collection and for being so proactive, kind and caring. I know that the donations will be really appreciated in the community and they will make a real difference to families this Christmas."
Students will be dismissed from 1.35pm on Thursday 17 December.
Friday 18 December is an INSET Day, no Students in the Academy.
Please click here to access our Year 9 PTC web page. From there you will be able to access your Teams appointments.
In celebration of their ten-year successful partnership, Canford School has kindly agreed to make The Bourne Academy a beneficiary of its new sponsorship campaign – Lady Charlotte’s Walk.
Please click here to access our Year 10 PTC web page. The second part of our Year 10 PTC will focus on the option subjects your child has undertaken.
Staff and students alike paid their respects to our fallen heroes, who have lost their lives in conflict, on this Remembrance Day.
Please click through to our web page here, to access your appointments for your child's subjects.
Click here to access information about our Year 11 Parent/Tutor Consultation (PTC) Evening taking place between 3pm-6pm this afternoon (Wednesday, 21 October).
This includes details on how to access your appointment, how to access our 'Subject Clinic' providing information on the A-Level courses we have to offer next year and a Year 11 'Preparation for Success' video.
Student Jayden has been cooking up some fantastic creations during the Academy closure. Here is an example of a yummy looking cheese, ham and mushroom quiche, recently set as an optional #Food task! #BournetoAspire https://t.co/QMYJxcqsU8
Well done to Calshot house for winning the House Point Mini League 22-28 February 2021! #BournetoAspire https://t.co/2kIYeTNuWA
Thank you to all the parents and carers who have already completed the consent form to confirm if you do/do not give consent for your child to be tested at the Academy. If you have not yet done this, please do so by 5pm today using the below link: https://t.co/QPyOR2Idh9
Parents/Carers, Please read the letter emailed to you today regarding students returning to the Academy. A copy of the letter can be found on our website: https://t.co/OlkZYpDn4o
Further information regarding the Academy reopening will be sent out to you in due course.
Thank you to those who have already taken the time to complete the testing consent form sent home yesterday, link here: https://t.co/QPyOR2Idh9 Please complete by 5pm on Friday 26 February, whether you do/do not consent to your child being tested.
Communication sent home today regarding: COVID Antigen Testing, the letter can be viewed here: https://t.co/BQ2TIRVepu Please note the technical error inputting dates on the consent form has been fixed, if you had an issue with this, please try again.
A second student has reached the 100 mile point on our virtual journey to Kenya. Sixth Form student Kyle, has travelled over 100 miles by walking, running, cycling and inline skating! well done! #BournetoAspire
Dorset Art Prize competition The theme for 2021 is 'Narrative' This opportunity is optional to enter & open to all Academy students, more information can be found on SMHW. If taking part, please inform your Tutor, HOH, Miss Lamonde or Miss Sultana. #BournetoAspire
A communication regarding 'Government Announcement & March INSET' has been sent out to parents & carers. The letter can also be viewed on our website: https://t.co/RRgOq67ea9
Hurst house won the House Point Mini League with 2471 positive points for week 8-12 February. Well done! Hurst remain in the overall top spot with 86,876 points overall this year! #BournetoAspire https://t.co/YEOTyh9UHS
We have arrived in Africa on our virtual Journey to Osiligi Obaya in Kenya. With 1195 miles travelled, we have reached to Oran, Algeria. Well done everyone, please continue to submit mileage, more info on our website: https://t.co/ERZm4qxNnM #BournetoAspire #VirtualJourney https://t.co/8Uop3FVa02
The Bourne Academy 'Rockdown Sessions' in the news today #bournetoaspire https://t.co/ylyKQuOUbR
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The Academy’s House system is named after the lighthouses standing at various points along the south coast, aiding navigation, providing illumination, and safe harbor for mariners and wayfarers. We at The Bourne Academy aspire to do likewise for all our students.