On Thursday 16th March 2017 a group of year 8 students became news reporters for the day gathering local, nation and international news throughout the day. To see all their hard work and efforts please click the following link: http://bbcschoolreport.alechunter.org/
Following a very tiring day of travelling, the students had their first 5 hours of skiing on the slopes today. They embraced the challenge of skiing in a new environment; even their instructors commented on how dedicated and enthusiastic they were. Conditions on the mountain were challenging at times but no student was put off by this - everyone set out to enjoy themselves as much as possible.
On the 8th February, Year 9 had a Skills Day with the Humanities Department where students focused on the lessons that can be learned from the Holocaust. We welcomed Holocaust survivor Harry Bibring to our school to tell his story of his time in Austria in the 1930s.
Nine students from Alec Hunter were presented with Jack Petchey Awards on 17th January. The ceremony was held at Braintree Arts Centre and the awards were presented by Councillor Frankie Ricci, Chairman of Braintree Council. It was a really enjoyable evening, with over one hundred students from the Braintree area being presented with awards.
A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the Christmas boxes appeal - we smashed last year's total (72 boxes) , collecting a massive 83 boxes!! The Operation Christmas Child representatives who have just collected the boxes were delighted.
On Saturday 5th November, members of our student choir took part in the English Touring Opera’s St. John Passion project. This was an amazing experience, allowing our students the chance to perform at the award winning Saffron Hall venue, working with Conductor Jonathan Peter Kenny, Director James Conway, and the Old Street Band orchestra.
We were thrilled to welcome current 200m Paralympic champion and world record holder at 200m and marathon, Richard Whitehead MBE, to Alec Hunter last week. Richard was due to be the guest speaker at our Sports Awards Evening which took place in September, but was unable to attend as he was on a plane flying back from the Paralympic games held in Rio! Afterwards, he contacted us to apologise and kindly offered to come into school for a whole day.
Last year the school held an extremely successful week of fundraising for Children in Need, raising £1961! We have been congratulated by the BBC for being in the top 100 schools in the country for our charity work for Children In Need, which we are extremely proud of.
A reminder that on the 25th November a skills day will be held at the school, here are a list of the activities:
Alec Hunter Academy is pleased to announce that we are taking part in "Operation Christmas Child" by Samaritan's Purse, an amazing cause that provides children in deprived areas the ability to open presents on Christmas day.