Monthly Archives: February 2016

Students from Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy were given lessons about teamwork during a workshop to teach them real-life skills. Representatives from the Prince’s Trust visited the academy to run a session with students which focused on working together. The students talked about the benefits of working in a team, discussed examples of how they […]

Students from Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy scooped top prizes in a Holocaust poem and poster competition. Derby City Council asked students at city schools to enter a competition to write a poem or design a poster to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27th 2016. Matthew David, 14, came first and Catherine Joao, 12, […]

Teacher Fiona Molumby is among 50,000 people across the world to be selected to volunteer at the Olympic Games in Brazil. Mrs Molumby, Religious Education Teacher, will spend 10 days working at the Olympic Golf course in Rio De Janeiro in August. She is one of 50,000 volunteers who have been chosen from 151 countries but […]

A former Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy student is set to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for charity. Ellie Wild will be raising money for Childreach International, which provides access to education and healthcare to children by empowering local communities. The 20-year-old, of Derby, is studying Business at the University of Hull and signed up for the climb […]

Three students have made it to the final of a national design competition for girls. Caitlin Ault, 14, Anisha Mohan, 16, and Donia John, 17, have been shortlisted for the Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition For Girls. Girls in secondary education from across the country were asked to solve the major challenges of the 21st […]

The following sessions for Year 11 GCSE will be offered over half term. Monday 15th February   History  9am – 1.00pm Monday 15th February   French 10.00am – 3.00pm Monday 15th February   Spanish 10.00am – 3.00pm   Tuesday 16th February Religious Studies all day – lunch included   Wednesday 17th February Maths for invited […]

Year 9 Vaccinations

The school age vaccination schedule has changed this year. The yr 9 students will receive their school age booster in school, this will no longer be given at the GP surgery. This will take place on Feb 25th  2016.. They will all receive a letter with details included and a consent form that needs to […]

Students at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy scooped first place in an inter-schools Science competition. Amy Short, Bethany Alger, Faye Diamante, Thomas Hall, Liam Hunt and Rowan Woods won the Faraday Challenge which was held at Allestree Woodlands School. Six schools from across Derby took part and each team had to think about how a […]

Students have taken on the Tenner Challenge to boost their business skills. A total of 120 Year 12 students are part of the Young Enterprise initiative with the aim of developing skills that employers are looking for. Students work alone or in groups and are given £10 as start-up capital and they are asked to […]