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We are very excited to be share some exciting news about one of our sixth formers, Aerin Blood.

Aerin has always been an exceptional student at Abbey College, having achieved 12 A*s and 1 A in her GCSEs last year. Her hard work and determination to succeed has not stopped and last half term Aeirn applied, all by herself, to go to the winter Youth Assembly UN meeting, in New York.

The Youth Assembly is open to young people aged 16-28 and has thousands of applicants. We are delighted to say that she was accepted and over the February half term she took the trip over to New York alone and attended the 3 day conference. This is a massive undertaking for anyone, especially one so young, as Aerin did not know anyone but embraced the opportunity and was determined to learn as much as possible and to make the experience a positive one all round.

Aerin describes the experience as "inspiring" and states that "it has encouraged me to further pursue my interests in human rights and politics, especially hearing about the work other young people do - many leading NGOs or setting up charities". She also really enjoyed visiting New York for the first time and meeting so many amazing new people, many of whom were older and with qualifications such as Master's degrees.

This is a truly inspiring story and we congratulate Aerin on her amazing success and bravery, doing this alone, and really look forward to hearing about what she does next!

Bugsy Malone is the latest Abbey College school production and according to many members of staff and audience is ‘the best school production yet’.  With a cast and crew of over 40 students from years 7 – 12 it was certainly a whole school production.  Mati, year 9, took the title role as the man himself and was excellent in his representation of the famous Bugsy Malone.  A very talented cast sang, danced and acted for 3 performances to a public audience.  The show was directed by Mr Hyde and produced by Mrs Carr.  The live band was made up of ASCA music tutors, students, Abbey College staff and guests and was directed by Mrs Carr.  With splurge and silly string a plenty (thanks to Mr Jones’s excellent splurge gun creation) it was a show enjoyed by all age groups –even if it was a little messy at times!  Refreshments were available and money raised from the sale of these has been sent to the ‘help Amelia Martin’ fund.

Discussions are already taking place as what production will be next, but in the meantime the Performing Arts department are looking forward to their next showcase of music, dance and drama  with items from the films and shows which takes place on Tuesday 8th May 2018 at 7pm.  This is open to the public and details can be found on their social media pages.

Abbey College have a wide range of strategies in place to ensure that their students can learn in a happy, safe and friendly environment.  They have a whole college approach to anti-bullying and work closely with the students on awareness raising, peer support and through their focus group.  Bullying can happen anywhere, but having a whole organisational approach is the key to prevention.  I am delighted that Abbey College have achieved the BIG Award for Excellence in Challenging Bullying.  Val McFarlane, Director, Bullying Intervention Group.

Pictured are our student ambassadors with Mrs Noble and Mrs Gregory.

We are delighted to announce our first person at Abbey College this year to complete his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award is Rowan Murray – year 10, of Da Vinci House!! He showed excellent leadership qualities and maturity throughout his award. He has developed his communication skills and put all of his newly developed skills into practice within each section.

His assessors reports show that he has been an absolute credit to Abbey College throughout and has been recommended to complete his Silver!

Rowan is pictured with Miss Beel