Principal's Blog

W/C 6th July 2015 

Athletics Championships:  A number of Hearing Impaired students went to Doncaster Junior Deaf Athletics Championships. They had a fantastic day and our students excelled in their events:

Kasia Gorksa came 1st in the 200 metres event
Saman Sheazad came 4th in the 200 metres event
Nimrah Shaifiq came 1st in her event 50 metres
Jessica Bikorova came 1st in her event Long Jump
Madiah batool came 1st in her event Turbo Javelin
Sannah Najeeb came 2nd in her event High Jump

Super 8s Bradford Athletics Championships:  I am very proud to say that today we took 16 athletes and 2 sports leaders to the Super 8s Bradford Athletics Championships at Horsfall stadium. The Year 8 and 9 students were brilliant and finished 4th out of 11 schools. They were all a credit to themselves and the school and conclude a remarkable year for the Hanson athletics team that has seen us achieve record levels of success and achievement.  We hope our new Year 7 students will be joining the club next year.  

Cheerleading Competition: Katie Allen, Brooke Mullaney, Caitlin Dewing, Leah Thompson and Chloe Brown represented Hanson Academy at the Bradford Schools cheerleading competition on 11th June and came 3rd in their division! The girls were excellent representatives for Hanson. 

Science Year 10 controlled assessments: Year 10 students have been working really hard during the exam season.  105 students sat external exams and the rest of the year group sat mock exams.  These controlled assessments are 25% of their GCSE courses for next academic year.

Science Year 8 students: Have been learning about Global Warming and the effects on the environment.

They made some really nice models to show the effects and presented them to a panel of judges who asked them about what they had focussed on. We had three winners but all of them received prizes.

Hanson Student: Hasan Sankriwala who lost his sight after battling against a rare cancer has received an award recognising his bravery. He has been has been named a Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) Champion.  The award recognises the courage, resilience and patience shown by children affected by retinoblastoma throughout treatment and beyond.

Hasan received a medal, framed certificate and a goody bag for becoming a CHECT Champion. You can read the full story in the T&A.

Recent eSafety Risks:  Several new eSafety risks have been reported by schools and parents (across the UK) in the last few weeks. Here are the websites and Apps to be aware of:

 Talking Angela App – There have been reports of the cat character in the App making inappropriate comments to children. There are internet rumours that people can see a man in the eye of the cat character, and that the App is using live webcam to watch people. There is no confirmation of this, and other websites deem the App to be safe and say this is a hoax. I would recommend not using it just to be safe.

Instagram – this is a photo sharing website which allows comments to be posted. Many teachers are reporting problems with children posting offensive comments about each other.

Kick Chat – an online chatroom, many adults use it and some children are using to talk to friends thinking it is a safe space.

Fake accounts - posing as famous people appealing to children – some children have reported being friends with One Direction members or Stampy Longnose (the Minecraft video maker very popular with children at the moment). Please remind the children when discussing eSafety that they are very unlikely to meet the real person online.