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13 May 2020Careers WebinarYesterday we had our first 'Careers Webinar' This saw 12 students from Years 10-13 involved in a brilliant careers Q&A with volunteers from CapGemini, one of our corporate partners. Students were given the opportunity to hear from Josh and Emily, who both work in different areas at CapGemini. Students got a brilliant, first-hand insight into a career in Business and Technology, how they can make themselves attractive to potential employers, and the skills they should be looking to develop if they want to make themselves employable and successful. Some excellent and thoughtful questions were asked, and students gained a huge amount from this 45 min session. There will be many more of these taking place in the coming weeks. If you would like your son/daughter to be considered for upcoming Virtual Careers Talks, please complete the following form. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=iSUtagbWmk-rU04hqmtEXkpztijwfyxIklkmmhDYsddUNUlBUkc1VUc0NkE2MVBDVkoyODlNVVkzSC4u (This form will take less than 1 minute to complete) All of the information about this programme will be on the academy website, updated weekly, and will also be emailed to parents. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss how we can help support your son/daughter in terms of careers, please feel free to contact us at the academy.
7 April 2020Online Stream Of HamletOn Monday evening The Globe streamed their latest production of 'Hamlet' through their YouTube account. The Year 12 A Level Literature students tuned in and joined an online discussion in Microsoft Teams to discuss their response to the director's choices live. We had great fun discussing the presentation of gender and madness, and thinking carefully about what the role of the audience is in a Shakespearean tragedy. The production is still available here until Sunday 19th April: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdPqu598m68 ââ
17 March 2020A massive Sporting Achievement For HASNWe recently became Croydon’s first school to have three different year groups from one school in the London Youth Games Finals for Basketball to be held in April / May. This is down to passion, commitment, and teamwork. A big congratulations to all students involved.
12 March 2020Firefighter Guest Visit During Careers WeekAs part of our Careers Week, Josh and Rosalie, two serving firefighters with a combined 50 years on the job, came to present to Year 8s in assembly this morning. They provided some brilliant insights into the life of a firefighter, the skills needed, and what you will need to be a success. Students were exceptional during this assembly, asked some brilliant questions, and many of our students are now taking about this as a possible career. Rosalie was especially persuasive with the girls in the year, explaining how this is a brilliant career for women as well as men. Thank you to LFB.
9 March 20202020 edition of Norwood's Got TalentOn Thursday 5th March a packed hall at Upper Norwood witnessed the 2020 edition of Norwood's Got Talent. Our Fifth annual Academy Talent Competition. The 2019 winners, The Sixth Form Band, opened the night and then handed over to our hosts: Aaron & Jason, (HASN's answer to Ant & Dec). 14 Competitors then battled it out in front of our 4 judges: Mr Hitch, Mr Gun-Why, Ms Webster & 2 Time Staff Lip-Sync Champion Mr Thomas. There were: Singers, Actors, Dancers, Duet's, Solo's & Musical Theatre performances. After the judges votes and audience votes were counted we crowned LAILA-JAID our winner. The year 11 student won with a breathtaking and haunting rendition of Burn from the hit-musical Hamilton. LAILA-B (Year 11) came in second place with her unique version of Never Enough from The Greatest Showman and Elizabeth (Year 9) came third singing and playing here ukulele. The staff lip-sync battle returned and Miss Bryce was crowned Champion of 2020 following a never to be forgotten performance. Thanks to all that performed and attended the evening
3 March 2020Making the Leap Year 10 Careers InterviewsOn Tuesday 3rd March, all students in Year 10 were given a formal careers interview with an employee from HSBC Bank, organised through our charity partner Making The Leap Students were given a taste of what a formal interview entails, asked some tough questions, and given the opportunity to discuss their career aspirations and how they can work towards them. This was a brilliant day, and students did themselves and the academy proud.
25 February 2020Solicitor General Visits For Justice WeekOur Students have been featured on the Attorney General's twitter page, after taking part in a workshop as part of Justice week. The Solicitor General visited the Rolls Building yesterday and took part in a workshop with students as part of Justice Week. The workshop, run by the National Justice Museum, seeks to inform young people about the law and its role in their lives. #JusticeWeek2020
11 February 2020HASN Flyers Take The Federation Title!Our Trampoline Squad took on the Federation Trampoline competition on Monday 10th February 2020. Entering 3 teams, one each into the Novice, Intermediate and Advanced categories, our trampolinists showed resilience, dedication and pride in their routines. Each athlete had to compete the set routine and a voluntary routine to impress the judges, looking for any reason to deduct marks through form, height or control in their bounces. All of the athletes have trained incredibly hard over the last few months (4 of which have never competed before!) and delivered an excellent performance throughout, securing Harris South Norwood for the overall win!