Archive for: October 2016

  • PACA Netball Team Reach Final

    Date: October 24th 2016

    On Tuesday 18th October, the Portslade Aldridge Community Academy year 11 girls’ netball team represented the academy in the Brighton and Hove netball tournament. In total, 12 teams entered, and they were initially placed into 2 pools. Following 5 games, which included wins against Steyning Grammar, Dorothy Stringer and Patcham, PACA finished 1st in their pool! This meant they made it through to the final! They came up against tough opposition in Brighton and Hove High School, and unfortunately lost, finishing in 2nd place overall. All PACA students were a credit to the school during the tournament. They played with passion and incredible team work, and should be incredibly proud of their 2nd place finish; their best result ever as a team.

    The team was: Kathryn Bonner (captain), Zena Fawzy-Abdou, Martha Whitehouse-Eagle, Grace Holding, Isobel Emery, Madison Farley, Lucy Spalding and Natasha Blissett. Congratulations to Grace and Zena who were voted players’ of the tournament.

  • Darwen Vale fundraises £1416

    Date: October 11th 2016

    Darwen Vale pupils present a cheque for £1416  to local lad Theo Power, helping fund his ongoing treatment for neuroblastoma.

    Principal David Hallam said:

    ‘We are immensely proud of our pupils who raised this money through a variety of sponsored events. We wish Theo good luck in his treatment and we are in awe of his bravery’.

  • PACA Students Appear In Internationally Acclaimed Photography Festival

    Date: October 10th 2016

    The Brighton Photography Fringe ( ) and Brighton Photo Biennale ( ) provide an international photography festival across the whole of Brighton and Hove featuring a wide range of photographic practices from internationally renowned photographers from all around the world. It is a real celebration of the medium of Photography.

    One of Portslade Aldridge Community Academy’s Year 13 Photography students, Lola-Mia Gurr, entered the Open 16 Young Photographers competition and had her work selected. She now has a printed and framed photograph on display in the Phoenix gallery in the centre of Brighton. A fantastic achievement for Lola personally, for the Academy’s Art department and the whole school.

    Lola said: ‘I am really proud to have my work displayed at such an important event, it’s such a great opportunity. The art department at PACA really gave me the confidence to enter my work into this competition, and I’m really glad they did’.