Summer Programme

The MK Youth Faculty and MKYCAB have put together a summer programme with lots of activities in and around MK.  There are some FREE activities and some have a charge.  All you need to do is complete the application form to reserve a space (for most of the activities). Please click here to access the programme

There is hopefully something for everyone to have fun with this summer!

The Milton Keynes Youth Cabinet have set up life skills workshops which includes first aid, make do and mend, personal safety and looking at culture.   There is a variety of courses to help young people learn skills to help them with life!

Any queries or questions please contact me at lmckenzie@thehazeleyacademy.com

Lesley McKenzie

Holistic Education

 

Year 10 Health and Social Care Trip to HealthTec @ Aylesbury College

Year 10 Health and Social Care Trip to HealthTec @ Aylesbury College

On Friday 21st June we visited HealthTec at Aylesbury Campus.  We began the day by discussing some of the 350 jobs which are available in the NHS and the different routes you can take to become qualified. It was then time for Sarah and Tia to get a taste of being an older adult by wearing a special suit and being assisted in a range of care home scenarios.  One of the most fun parts of the day was in the immersive learning room which was transformed into a nightclub – we had to act out “Dr ABC” until the emergency services (Irene and Hodo) arrived. We ended the day with the “Ward Experience” checking our vital statistics including our oxygen saturation and blood pressure.  Overall we thought it was an educational and fun day.

Year 9 Psychology

Psychology

Year 9 Psychology students have recently been learning about morals and moral development. In our lessons, we discussed what the term ‘moral’ means and students reflected on their own morals.

We also discussed the ‘Trolley Problem’, which is a famous moral dilemma.

This link explains the ‘Trolley Problem’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOpf6KcWYyw

We were very impressed with the discussion students had in relation to this problem and the reasons behind their answers. Students then went on to learn how children develop morals and the different stages of moral development.

 

Volunteering at Westbury Arts Centre

Our Duke of Edinburgh volunteers spent another productive day at the Westbury Arts Centre preparing for the show at Camphill by practicing their dance and drama. They also did volunteering by painting the compost bins, planters and weeding the gardens. Well done to all involved.

Volunteering at Hazeley

Volunteering at Hazeley

A group of our Duke of Edinburgh volunteers worked at the Westbury Arts Centre in Milton Keynes doing a range of activities to support the centre with their upcoming show. Students cleared weeds, painted fences and tidied areas around the gardens.

The students also had the opportunity to use the stage and to prepare their part in the play being held at Camphill. They began improvising scenes and developing a story line, learning songs and dances to go on the play.

  

Back to The 80’s Production

The Hazeley Academy are proud to present our summer musical ‘ Back to the 80’s’ which is showing over three nights from Monday 8th July to Wednesday 10th July. The performance starts at 7:00pm.

Tickets are being sold at the Academy during break time from 19th June, in the main foyer. A limited number of tickets are available for each night so be sure to get your tickets quickly!

There is an option to book show tickets only, or to come along at 5pm and enjoy a fantastic pre show, 3 course meal cooked by our very talented catering students.

Ticket prices:

Show only – Adults £6.00. Concession £4.00 ( 7:00pm )

Show and 3 course meal – Adult £16.00. Concession £14.00 ( 5:00pm )

Please come along and show your support to our talented students, the children have worked very hard and we hope you enjoy an awesome night of retro music fun!!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email: enquiries@thehazeleyacademy.com

Principal’s Blog, Hazeley Success at the MK Education Awards, Friday 14th June 2019

Many of you will recall our fabulous R2L team deservedly receiving the award for Secondary School Team of the Year at the 2018 Milton Keynes Education Awards, believe me they still remind me of it, all be it in a very tongue in cheek way.

Hazeley staff earned even more success this year. Firstly the expertise of our hard working SEND team was recognised as they won an award for their impact supporting vulnerable students to gain great grades. This is lovely recognition of our dedication to students from all backgrounds.

The commitment of our staff, students and parents to the DofE Programme was also recognised as Hazeley received a highly commended award for its programme which is arguably the best in the city and thanks to the energy and efforts of so many people this is expanding and improving all of the time.

Rosemary Kaye, a very special member of staff from our partner school Shenley Brook End, also received a lifetime achievement award for the sustained excellent contribution to staff development across the city. She received a standing ovation from the Hazeley staff.

The biggest cheer of the evening went to Paulina, who is one of our amazing lunchtime supervisors, a true smile machine, who as well as being the most glamorous person at the event received the award for doing the most to promote happiness in education across the city.

We are very grateful to Milton Keynes Council, the sponsors and organisers for making the awards happen.

We plan to hold an extended break to honour our winners, although this may be a little time as we are waiting for the sun to return.

Mr Nelson

Hazeley Volunteers

Hazeley Volunteers

Well done to our student volunteers for doing a litter pick at 8am! The Current Affairs club are working to improve the environment with a big focus on recycling at Hazeley. They have met with Cucina to look at ways to reduce one use plastics and they have developed a new bin recycling system to be introduced in the canteen September.

 

 

 

Year 7 Wellbeing Drop Down Day

The year 7’s had a wellbeing and life skills session with a range of different activities over the course of the day.  Mr Wright brought into school his rare breed sheep and explained to students about animal welfare. This was followed by educational resources from the RSPCA on animal welfare in farming. We were pleased to welcome Gary, Mike and Paul from the Art of Brilliance who taught our students about different approaches to life, a positive mindset and resilient approaches to the challenges of life ahead.

 

D-Day 6th June 1944 – 75th Anniversary

Hazeley students will be considering the D-Day commemorations at form time with the presentation in the link below. The presentation shows the key details about the events on 6 June 1944, the landing beaches and includes the question students often ask as to what the ‘D’ in D-Day stands for. Students will be given the opportunity to discuss the role and morality of war and why we remember significant events in history.

D-Day SMSC

Duke of Edinburgh Volunteers

Duke of Edinburgh Volunteers

Some of our year 9 volunteers who are working towards their Duke of Edinburgh Award, took part in a joint project with residents from Camphill who create a living and working community for adults with learning disabilities.

Our students and Camphill residents potted up herbs to sell to raise money for local charities. They worked together in the Hazeley polytunnel and created some beautiful displays.

Study Workshop – Year 9

Please find below, the study support workshop presentation that was recently delivered to Year 9 Parents.

The aim of Workshop was guidance on how best to support your child during their time at school, including revision techniques.

Parental Workshop – Year 9

We hope that you find this helpful.

Wellbeing Newsletter – Summer Edition

Please find below the wellbeing newsletter, Summer Edition

Wellbeing Newsletter – Summer

World Autism Awareness Day

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you are autistic, you are autistic for life; autism is not an illness or disease and cannot be ‘cured‘. Often people feel being autistic is a fundamental aspect of their identity. Autism is a spectrum condition and all autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people also have learning disabilitiesmental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels of support. All people on the autism spectrum learn and develop. With the right sort of support, all can be helped to live a more fulfilling life of their own choosing.

At Hazeley we arranged a number of events to celebrate and raise awareness of autism including a bake sale, fundraising selling hand-made ribbons (thank you to Jackie, Hazel and Sinead for organising this) and form time sessions for students to learn more about how to support the diversity of people in our society.

 

History Year 7 Castles Trip

History year 7 castles trip

In the first term year 7 students explore and investigate the medieval period including environmental factors that had an impact on daily lives. As part of this study our students visit Warwick Castle originally a wooden fort, built by William the Conqueror in 1068 and rebuilt in stone in the 12th century. Following the visit students completed a homework project which results in an eclectic mix of work such as the building of impressive structures, the baking of impressive forts and the thoughtfulness of written pieces.

The department is always impressed by the hard work and determination which is shown by these students and it helps us to reflect upon the impact which this unit of learning has. The sense of togetherness and collective achievement shown in the students when they present their work is exceptional. The pride they show in their efforts is inspirational, and the commitment to their learning and development is refreshing to see.

The confidence which the students show in presenting their work shows that they do not only gain an understanding of how society was shaped in a previous time, but also an appreciation for the social skills required to demonstrate their work effectively. In presentation-based projects we often hear students talk about the cultural shifts in these historic environments, moving from defence-focus to one of greater luxury. Interestingly, this year students have broadened their scope by requesting to focus their research on non-British castles, including Eastern-European and Asian castles. The pride and effort shown by our students has been excellent to see, and it is wonderful to see them reflect our cultural values here at the Hazeley Academy.