Students within the Arts College are enthusiastic about Academy life. They are keen to get involved with the many activities that are on offer and contribute to Academy successes.
In the Arts College, Student Leadership and voice is a vital part of how the college communicates and works. This takes numerous forms.
Peterborough Education Awards 2012
The Arts College are delighted to share with you the successes of 2 of our College Students at these awards. We are very proud of their achievements.
Megan Seekings - Best Pupil 11 - 16
Harmandeep Singh - Design Technology Award
Harmandeep also came runner up at the Academy Excellence Awards, which along with his prize came a fantastic work placment.
The College has 4 College Captains that represent the college at Academy events. Their roles are highly valued with interested students applying for the post at the end of Year 12. The successful candidates are involved in leading the Arts College Student council, inter college events and they are representatives for the college. Students meet at least once a month to discuss issues that affect the whole student body. They make sensible suggestions that are taken forward to influence changes for the benefit of all students.
Charity and Fund Raising Events
Arts College has a strong reputation in Charity events. We are proud that the majority of charity work in the college is student drive, a testament to the care and compassion Arts students regularly demonstrate. Students organise, lead and choose charity events to raise funds for their chosen charities each year.
Examples of this include the "Giving Tree" Appeal; Paige Phelan, a Yr 13 student organised a collection amongst tutor groups and was able to purchase a number of gifts for the Evening Telegraph Christmas appeal.
Along with their academic studies, many of the Arts College students also participate in the Academy’s successful sporting teams, are members of the Combined Cadet Force and are “Heroes” on our Human Utopia program.
Many of our subjects nominate Student Leaders to support a range of aspects of their curriculum work. For example, Music Leaders support in lessons, guiding ensembles and choir and helping younger students with their practice and performance.
Francine Anderson – In July 2010, Francine won the Evening Telegraph’s Education Award for ‘Best pupil aged 11-16’. Francine was nominated by the school for the 100% effort that she puts into all her studies, and for being on track to achieve 14 GCSE’s at A*/A. In addition to this she is a member of the school’s hockey, netball, rounders and athletics team and still finds time to give something back to the school, mentoring younger students with their maths work.
Christopher Chalk - On Monday 11th July the Thomas Deacon Academy attended the Peterborough Young People’s Film Awards at the Kingsgate Community Church. This year we entered 3 films, of which Chris Chalk was awarded runner up in two categories: ‘Best KS3 Drama’ and ‘Best Animation in KS3,4&5’. His animated film entitled ‘Nodeman and the Vengeance of Green Ghost’ was a humorous action adventure which had the auditorium in laughter. Well done Chris, and thank you to the other students who entered.
Frances Raymond recently achieved a 'Commended' in the Peterborough Music Festival for being best Cellist.
Arts College Hall of Fame
Every 2 weeks Ms Taplin selects students to feature on the Arts College Hall of Fame. This involves celebrating the achievements of our students, either academic, sporting, music, performance, work in the community or from any other activity where they have excelled. Students are encouraged to share their achievements with their tutors or nomnate their peers.
Please find attached on the bottom of the page the Arts Review document, its a PDF file and to warn you it is 19MB in size so could take some time to download.
We look forward to sharing more Arts College Student successes with you via this medium in the future.