Enrichment

At The Thomas Alleyne Academy our dedicated staff offer our students a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Our enrichment programme enables students to aim high, create and succeed and take pride. We encourage all our students to participate in a range of activities during their time with us. Please see below for the broad range of exciting activities currently offered to our students.

Enrichment opportunities 2016/2017

Arts Award

We are very pleased to be able offer "Arts Award" to Thomas Alleyne students for the first time this term.

Click here for an application form.

Click here to view the presentation shown to students in form time.

Arts Award is a nationally recognised qualification for children and young people. It is a great way for people to be inspired by and enjoy the arts. Arts Award has 5 levels (Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold). 4 of the levels are accredited on the QCF framework and the gold award also has UCAS points attached.

Your Arts Award can be based around any arts or media activity you are involved in eg music, dance, drama, animation, illustration, poetry... the list is endless! There are no entry requirements, no time limit for completing the award, and no set rules on how to present your final work. Young people just need to be aged under 25, and ready to explore new creative experiences.

This term 25 TAA students will have the opportunity to work towards their Bronze Arts Award. To get involved ask your form tutor for an application form or print one out from the school website and return it to Mrs Merser by Wednesday 7th May.

For more info see http://www.artsaward.org.uk

Music

To find out more about Music at The Thomas Alleyne Academy and instrument tuition opportunities please click here

Movie Makers Club

Glitz and Glamour at Thomas Alleyne’s

The red carpet was rolled out in style for the premiere of films and trailers produced by the talented students at The Thomas Alleyne Academy. 

On Wednesday 2nd April, Thomas Alleyne’s welcomed Deputy Mayor Sherma Batson and consort Howard Rooke, along with students, parents and staff, to watch the final cut of films and trailers produced and directed by members of the academy’s movie making club. 

Opening with a selection of movie songs performed by our student choir, guests then feasted on an American Diner buffet prepared by Year 9 catering students before watching the premiere of the films and trailers.

After the event, Cllr Sherma Batson tweeted “@Thomas_Alleyne’s what a great evening. Really proud of all those talented young people.”

Charity Days

Charity Fundraising Success

At the end of year assembly in July 2014, Thomas Alleyne’s were pleased to hand over a cheque for £1,174.07 to East & North Herts NHS Trust Charitable Fund.  Lois Nnanna and Myles Catley, recipients of Head of House awards, handed the cheque to Coral Murphy from the Lister Hospital Magic of Play Appeal. Coral explained to the students how the money will help improve the experience of young adults needing care at the Lister. The new facilities will include a teenagers’ area with two PCs and Wi-Fi access for homework and a sensory space for children who need calming or distracting prior to or post treatment.

The money was raised through non-uniform events, bake sales, sponge the teachers, penalty shoot outs, space hopper races and other fun games. 

Newton House £321.17

Darwin House £392.24

Franklin House £420.66

Houses Charity Fundraising Success Powerpoint played in Assemblies July 2014 - click here.