Archive for: January 2016

  • Stephen Wins First International Medal

    Date: January 27th 2016

    BACA student Stephen FerroniCongratulations to Brighton Aldridge Community Academy sixth former and cross-country runner Stephen Ferroni on winning his first international medal for England in Spain.

  • DigiDaz named as Young Start-up Talent finalists

    Date: January 25th 2016

    DigiDaz, a company formed by a group of Brighton Aldridge Community Academy sixth formers, has been named as finalists in this year’s Brighton and Hove Young Start Up Talent competition

    The sixth formers, Jordan Back, Tristan Kibble, Callum Sexton and Robbie Down, want to use their business to educate the gaming community through video games themselves. Tristan said: “This process has allowed me to become a better businessman and prepare for the future.”

    In the autumn term DigiDaz hosted successful FIFA football tournaments for students in years 7, 8 and 9 along with a highly competitive tournament amongst staff members. The team’s future plans are to offer a wider range of games and extend their offer to other schools across Brighton and Hove.

    To help them achieve their goals they applied to Young Start-up Talent, and after intense 1-2-1 and Dragon’s Den style pitches they were named as finalists. The winner of the competition will be named on 16 February at Sea Life Brighton, and will walk away with £50K of business funding.

  • Darwen Academy’s Young Spine Chillers To Be Published

    Date: January 25th 2016

    Three students, from the Darwen Aldridge Community Academy Young Writers’ Club, entered the Spine Chillers Competition in December 2015. Nicola Topping, Trinity Lee and Ebony Southworth are all competition finalists and their stories will be published in the Young Writers Spine Chillers – Northern Terrors Anthology on 30 April 2016.

    Previously, our student finalist in the 2015 Grim Tales Competition was Holly Thompson (15 years old), whose story was published in the Young Writers Grim Tales – Lancashire Anthology 2015.

    The Academy said: “The students are creative and dedicated writers, who have achieved their first author goals at a really young age and we can only imagine that they will all go on to become influential writers in the future.”

  • KAA Year 8s Dominate Borough Athletics Festival

    Date: January 25th 2016

    The Kensington Aldridge Academy year 8 athletics team turned in great performances at the Year 8 Sportshall Athletics Festival in January. Five Schools from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea competed in the festival, delivering top quality performances. The event was organised by the EPIC sports team with teams competing for the crown of Borough Champions.

    The KAA boys team proved too strong for their counterparts, winning 5 out of 12 events. We were crowned champions after the series of entertaining events. As the winning team we will be representing the borough in the upcoming London School Games preliminary round.

    The girls team narrowly missed out on first place, as they were just 7 points behind the winners. They performed admirably and should be proud of their second place finish.

    Team Sheet: Jeriel (8 Kidston), Ezekiel (8 Simmons), Cameron (8 Balon), Ali O (8 Dyson), Bilal E (8 Berners-Lee), Miles A (8 Dyson), Kashele (8 Jobs), Tahana (8 Balon), Jeanette (8 Simmons), Jennifer (8 Winfrey), Victoria (8 Jobs) and Key’Erra (8 Berners-Lee).