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‘SCHOOL OF THE YEAR’ The Bourne Academy was this year’s winner of the coveted ‘Aimhigher School of The Year’ award, received for students’ engagement in various schemes including mentoring programmes, science and technology activities, summer schools and creative industries workshops. Aimhigher is a national programme which aims to widen participation in higher education (HE) by raising HE awareness and attainment among young people from under-represented groups. The Aimhigher ‘Learning Is For Everyone’ (LIFE) Partnership hosted their regional Celebration Ceremony at Bournemouth University to reward the achievements of learners from schools, academies and colleges across Bournemouth, Dorset, Poole and South Somerset. There were many contenders for the various awards this year, with Aimhigher congratulating those schools where students have overcome the odds to continue in education and learning and made the most of the opportunities provided by Aimhigher. The programs and opportunities provided by Aimhigher this year have been vital in helping us to raise student aspirations, broaden their horizons and support them in achieving their potential. Students and staff have been very positive in their evaluations of events and many students are now setting their sights higher as a result of being involved in the scheme. By Mr St John

Sports Day Results see pages 4—5

Year 11 Prom Pictures see pages 10—11

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SUMMER MUSIC CAFÉ HITS THE HIGH NOTES! On Wednesday 29th June, The Bourne Academy launched a Summer Music Café which went very well. Everyone that took part did the best of their ability and more. The instruments we used were the small drums, bigger drums, a full drum set, electric guitars, vocals and many more. Overall we would like to thank Mr Wilson, Miss Hanwell and many more who took time out of their days to arrange the night that let everyone know how talented they really are. The parents that came really enjoyed the night, as some were having a good time dancing along to the songs. For the night that took a lot of courage for all that participated they should be proud of how they did and will hopefully take part in more events like this. By Jack Holford (year 8)

RECIPE FOR A PERFECT HOLIDAY! Ingredients: Seven deck chairs One hotel (5 stars) One volcano One airport One generous sprinkle of helpful people One mile of sand 24 trees and birds 240,000 gallons of sea water 100,000 fish Preparation time 40 minutes Cooking time one hour Serves six to eight millionaires

By Alexander Adamson (year 7)

Roll out the sea water and make sure all of the fishes are evenly spaced. Drop a little fishing boat into the water and set aside. Grab the island and pour 1 mile of sand and vegetation over generously. Splat the island into the middle of the sea. Randomly drop the volcano onto the island and sprinkle the trees and birds over the top. Add one week of perfect sunshine and mix until warm and bright. Blend the deck chairs and the hotel and spread over the island. Sprinkle the helpful people onto the island randomly and paste on the airport. Add one beautiful river to the island and then turn up the heat to 26c degrees for 2 minutes until warm and bright. Make sure the people are happy and then add a couple of first class jets to the airport runway (make sure the planes do not stray off the airport premises). Finally shake on some fancy umbrellas to the island and leave to cool.

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HOSPITALITY AND CATERING SUCCESS The year 10 Hospitality and Catering students worked hard to achieve high standards of food and presentation in their recent Practical Assessment. Mr Wilson kindly volunteered to be in the independent taster for the day and he seemed to have an enjoyable time! All students in the group had to make 4 different dishes within 2 hours, based on Fruit and Vegetables, Rice and Pasta or Dairy Products. Congratulations to all of them for a job well done. By Mrs Livermore

JUTE BAGS FOR FOOD & CATERING LESSONS These bags are a brilliant way to banish flimsy plastic bags from the classroom for good! They are made to a high specification with a unique 22cm base-width, to specifically meet Food Lesson requirements. The bags look great around school and enable students to bring ingredients into school safely and get finished products home in one piece. With a choice of designs, they are: Made from hard wearing jute Lined for ease of cleaning An eco-friendly alternative to plastic Ethically produced from sustainable resources These bags will be available for students to purchase from the Food Department at £3 each, from September. By Mrs Livermore

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SPORTS DAY 20TH JUNE 2011 The Bourne Academy held their first Sports Day event on a rather grey but warm summer’s day at kings Park Athletics Stadium. Banners, balloons and placards festooned the seating stands with the names and colours of the Houses the students proudly belong to. Students competed in the usual track and field events, cheering on their friends with excitement worthy of the Olympic Games. One of the loudest cheers of the day was when year 7 student, Iesha Manns took part in the 100m girl’s race. Iesha is confined to her wheelchair but as she made her way down the track, students and staff cheered her name. She made it to the winning line showing tremendous willpower and determination—qualities all students at the Academy are aiming for.

After the last prize was given out by Miss Steel, it was time for the coaches to return staff and students back to the Academy. A fabulous day was had by Today, Bourne Academy students showed what they everyone and the first Bourne Academy were capable of and really shone in the track and field Sports Day was entered into the events. Staff and parents were very proud to look on Academy history books. By Mrs Dawson at all their achievements. YEAR 7 RESULTS—PORTLAND 101 points EVENTS: Long Jump Triple Jump Shot Putt Discus Javelin 100m 200m 400m Girls Relay Boys Relay Mixed Relay

BOYS—1st Place Scott Diffey Jones (E) Jack Matthews (P) Luke Trim (E) Kieran Bush (S) Morgan Claxton (T) Sol Kay (A) Icon Johnston (S) Adam Elliot (K)

GIRLS—1st Place Maria Karelina (K) Megan Gibson (H) Abbie Goldsmith (E) Poppy Swift (K) Sioux Payne (P) Brittany Shacklock(P) Jessica Wilson (P) Eleanor Dee (P) Portland

Anvil Sovereign

YEAR 8 RESULTS—ANVIL105 points EVENTS: Long Jump Triple Jump Shot Putt Discus Javelin 100m 200m 400m Girls Relay Boys Relay Mixed Relay

YEAR 9 RESULTS—CALSHOT 129 points EVENTS: Long Jump Triple Jump Shot Putt Discus Javelin 100m 200m 400m 1500m Girls Relay Boys Relay Mixed Relay

BOYS—1st Place Sami Makhloufi © Sami Makhloufi © Alan Kowalski © Joshua Day (K) James Medway (K) Sami Makhloufi © Callum Dee (K) Michael Stone (K) Leon Thorpe (H)

GIRLS—1st Place Starr Hawkes (K) Lauren Stanislas (A) Ashleigh Thorne (C) Ashleigh Thorne (C) Ashleigh Thorne (C) Danielle Stone (C) Danielle Stone (C) Danielle Stone © Calshot

Kingswear Calshot

BOYS—1st Place Wesley Trickett (A) Jacob Blackburn (A) Michal Czyzewski © Stephen May (E) Stephen May (E) Nicholas Clarke © Nicholas Clarke © Ryan Elliot (S) Anvil Anvil

GIRLS—1st Place Chantelle Holden (A) Annabella Towers (P) Charlotte Thatcher (S) Hermione Mason (C) Chantelle Holden (A) Emma Jeffries (S) Harriet Stanbridge (S) Emma Jeffries (S) Sovereign

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SPORTS DAY 20TH JUNE 2011 YEAR 10 RESULTS—Sovereign 129 points EVENTS: B Long Jump Triple Jump Shot Putt Discus Javelin 100m 200m 400m Girls Relay Boys Relay Mixed Relay

OYS—1st Place Jack Jessop (P) Christian Metcalfe (E) Charles Slaymaker (S) Jack Rouse (H) Jack Rouse (H) Sam Redman (E) Reece Jarrett (H) Charlie James Peers (S) Eddystone Hurst

GIRLS—1st Place Georgia Hunt (S) Charlotte Kempton (S) Amy Dahlstrom (P) Kirsty Stevens (P) Stacey Smith (H) Stacey Smith (H) Georgia Hunt (S) Kingswear




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BOURNE TO SKI—AUSTRIA 2011 The Bourne Academy’s first ski trip was a great success. All students were brilliant, setting a wonderful example to other schools and were a real credit to the Academy Staff and students stayed at the Hotel Felseralm in Obertauern, Austria. Everyone had a great trip and we are all looking forward to the next Academy ski trip in 2012, which will be in Austria again, or Bulgaria. Our trip was so successful, we have already set a date in our 2013 diary to be in Stowe, Vermont in America. By Mr Child

“A Once In A Lifetime, Austrian, Experience” I arrived at school at 1 o’clock in the afternoon where I waited for the coach to leave. Our luggage was loaded underneath the coach and we set off after saying goodbye to our parents. On the coach we sang karaoke, watched loads of films including ‘The Goonies’ and we slept. We arrived at Felseralm (our hotel) after a long 24 hour coach trip. We picked up our luggage and went to our rooms where we unpacked and got to know each other and the hotel, then had dinner and went to a local ski rental facility and got our skis, boots and poles. Then we went back to the hotel and went to bed. The next day we headed to Obertauern the ski resort, where we met our instructors and were put into groups. Mr Child, Mr Warman and Miss Binner headed straight up to the red and black slopes while most of us went on the nursery and green slope. The harder a slope gets the more steep it is. I had a great time on the nursery slops as I ‘face planted’ and, it didn’t even hurt! At 12 o’clock, we had our lunch and went back to skiing for a couple of hours. We went skiing every day and at the end of the day, we got to do some exciting stuff. On Monday we went Bowling, Tuesday we ate pizza and on Wednesday we went swimming. On Wednesday night it started to snow and we had snow up until Friday when we left. There were a couple of casualty’s. Miss Binner got rammed by a person on skis and a chunk of her lip came out of place. A girl from another school fell and may have cracked her ribs and Liam hurt himself, but not badly. I really enjoyed the ski trip and am going on the next two ski trips, which means going to Canada and Bulgaria/Austria. I enjoyed it because of the danger, excitement and fun. It truly is a once in a lifetime experience. By Megan Gibson year 7

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BOURNE MEET CANFORD IN FIRST WORLDWISE QUIZ On Friday June 24th, some year 9 students took part in the Worldwise Quiz at Canford School. The competition was fierce! Our houses against theirs, in total 16 teams were involved. The theatre was packed, however our pupils soon overcame their nerves and grew in confidence as the quiz rounds progressed. Kingswear proved to be our most Worldly wise team finishing 4th. The team was: Connor Jackson, Callum Dee, Sophie Chandler and Michael Stone. We are hoping that this will be an annual event similar in stature to the Boat Race! All Bourne Academy students will have a chance to enter next year during Green School Revolution week 26-30 March 2012. By Mr Abel

The other competitors were:Lauren Stanislas, Ben HaughtonChurch, Liam Mackline, Sami Makhloufi, Ashleigh Thorne, Alex Devine, Frazer Stainton, Katie Palmer, Gracie Prince, Charlotte-May Watson, Katherine Pagett, Lauren Pidgeon, Chris Metcalfe, Oliver Metcalfe, and Robyn Martin.

CONTACT DETAILS Please ensure The Academy has up to date parent/carer contact details. In the event of an emergency, urgent medical treatment could be delayed if we do not have new mobile phone numbers, landline numbers and/or work numbers and we are unable to contact you.

SATURDAY BADMINTON CLUB Are you interested in playing badminton and meeting new friends? The Badminton Open Club is held in the Academy Sports Hall every Saturday evening between 8pm and 10pm and is now open to new members. For further information, please phone Mr Barter on 01202 526770

MEDICAL ISSUES We do not hold medication on Academy premises. Therefore if students require medication or painkillers these must be brought in from home and handed to Front Office along with the appropriate signed form from a parent/carer. Please be reminded that students are NOT allowed to carry medication on them during Academy hours.

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BOURNE GROWERS Our first crop is nearly ready for harvesting! Over the past month, we have been busy preparing our new raised beds, these have been planted with a variety of crops. Hopefully more produce will be ready when we return in September. The next phase of our evolution is to build a greenhouse in September. This will be made from plastic bottles and wood. We need 1500 bottles (the 2 litre fizzy drink type) in order to build the greenhouse. If every student brings in 3 bottles each, (preferably washed out) we will reach our target! By Mr Abel


Each month Bourne Growers will give you a recipe using the produce they have grown. This month it is:


Throughout the past half term, the Eco-Group Cook potatoes in lightly salted water NEW POTATO has been recycling more until tender. SALAD and more materials. We Trim spring onions. remove dry or 450g (1lb) new potatoes now have more recycling bins, one unsigthtly tips, finely chop. in every classroom and the council 4 spring onions Drain potatoes and slice into rounds, has provided a new large bin for 50ml (2fl oz) light chicken quarters or squares. us as well. This is the first stage stock (or veg stock) Put in a bowl with stock. Stir and on the road to being a sustainable leave to cool. school, the vision being that we 3 tbsp mayonnaise are more energy efficient and Add spring onions, mayonnaise, 2 tbsp crème fraiche crème fraiche, chervil or parsley and sustainable. The redevelopment 2 tbsp chopped chervil some seasoning, gently mix. of the site will be a major addition to this vision. Watch out for very (or flat-leaf parsley) Can be made in advance, put in exciting times ahead! fridge and served at room temperature.

NEW BOOK RELEASES FOR KS4 New releases recommended for KS4 students by KS4 Students: Tantalize by Cynthia Leitch Smith This is a terrific teenage gothic novel—vampires and werewolves abound! Orphaned and in her uncle’s care, fiercely independent Quincie may be the most over-achieving high school student around but even she has her hands full with a hybrid werewolf boyfriend and the opening of Sanguini’s her hip vampire themed restaurance, which turns out to have any more bite than she’d intended.

Titanic 2020 by Chris Bateman Everyone said the original Titanic was unsinkable. We all know how that story ended. The new Titanic is also supposedly unsinkable. But there are worse things than drowning as Jimmy Armstrong quickly finds out. Stowing away wasn’t one of his better ideas but having to work his passage and put up with spoilt girl Claire is enough to make anyone want to jump overboard. That is until he finds out about a mysterious, incurable disease rapidly infecting the population. Suddenly being at sea seems the safest place to be.

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ROBOTICS COMPETITION At the end of June, two teams from The Bourne Academy took part in the Robotics Challenge at Poole College At the start of the day we built a robot (made from Lego) and a small programmable computer. We then had to program the robot to carry out different tasks on a special course. We gained points for each task we then completed. At the end of the day there was a competition where our robots went head to head against all the other teams in a 2 minute showdown to see who could complete as many tasks as possible. Our best team finished 2nd overall, against over 10 other schools. Well done to everyone who took part. By Alex Devine. Year 9

We are sorry to say goodbye to the following staff members who are retiring or furthering their careers and wish them all the best for the future: Christina Andrews Science Teacher, Donna Ashton Head of Calshot House, Derek Banks Site Manager, Claire Binner Head of Science, Melissa Colombo Teaching Assistant, Alan Curley Bursar, Alex Gully Teaching Assistant, Anne Hanwell Music Teacher, Denzil Mackay Maths Teacher, Ewa Piworvarska Teaching Assistant & Amy Reeves Joint Team Leader of C&E

We would also like to welcome the following staff to The Academy: David Mastrocola Music Teacher, Lois Mavrodaris Maths Teacher, Steve Franklin Maths Teacher, Paul Kenchington Head of Science, Thyrza PIckerine Science Teacher, Tania Taylor Science Teacher, Alison Standley Science Teacher, Jayne Burdett PE/Dance Teacher,Hannah Lawford Teaching Assistant,,Svetla Stoyanova Teaching Assistant, Andrew Acock Facilities Manager, Sharon Hermitage Joint Team Leader C & E, Debbie Collings Data Manager/Exams Asistant, Jo Warren Administration Assistant/Reception We would also like to welcome Mr St John onto The Academy Leadership Team as Assistant Vice Principal and Mr Warman will be taking over as Team leader For Wellbeing.

NEW BOOK RELEASES FOR KS3 New releases recommended for KS3 students by KS3 students:A Million Angels by Kate maryone Jemima's dad's in the Army and he's off to Afghanistan again for six whole months. Her mum's about to have another baby and hasn't got the energy to worry about anything else. Gran is staying to help out, but her head is filled with her own wartime memories. So while Mima is sending Dad millions of guardian angels every night to keep him safe, who is looking out for her?

Young Sherlock Holmes: Black Ice by Andrew Lane The year is 1868 and fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes faces his most baffling mystery yet. Mycroft, his older brother, has been found with a knife in his hand, locked in a room with a corpse. Only Sherlock believes that his brother is innocent. But can he prove it? In a chase that will take him to Moscow and back, Sherlock must discover who has framed Mycroft and why ...before Mycroft swings at the gallows. Young Sherlock Holmes is a series of novels in which the iconic detective is reimagined as a brilliant, troubled and engaging teenager - creating unputdownable detective adventures that remain true to the spirit of the original books

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CLASS OF 2011 PROM AT THE PREMIER INN On a breezy but bright July evening, the staff of The Bourne Academy gathered in their finery to celebrate with the year 11 class of 2011 at the first ever Bourne Academy Prom. As always, the young women of year 11 stole the show in an amazing display of traditional, alternative, bridal, couture and Barbie-esque creations in a dazzling array of colours—from white and pink to ivy green and black. The young men looked cool and smart in their suits and, in some cases, tuxedos. Buses and cars slowed down to admire the gathering of year 11 students outside the Premier Inn on Bournemouth’s East Cliff and to stare at the variety of cars that dropped them off, including a vintage Buick and several Limousines in pink and white. As well as a DJ, the evening also included games, an acoustic set from Connor Dean, break dancing from Kaan Alkan, a buffet, a professional photographer and an awards ceremony. The awards were voted for by students and staff. We would like to thank Kelly Franklin and The Prom Committee for all their hard work which made the Prom such a great success. We want to wish the class of 2011 all the best for their future and good luck for their GCSE results.

THE PROM AWARDS GO TO……. Prom King — Josh King (fittingly!) Prom Queen — Victoria Watkins Best Couple — Ross Palmer & Victoria Watkins Most Likely to be Prime minister — Kaan Alkan Most Likely to be a Millionaire — Josh King Best Arrival — Jodie Goldsmith Most Likely to be Abducted by Aliens — Brandon Meacham

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If your old uniform is tired and not suitable for trade, would you please consider donating your items back to us? It would be gratefully received! However if your uniform is still in excellent condition then The Bourne Academy will consider reimbursing you as follows: Jacket £5.00 Jumper £2.00 Hoodie £3.00 Academy Blouse £1.50 PE Polo Top £1.00

You are invited to come and collect your GCSE results on Thursday 25th August between 10am and 12pm at The Bourne Academy. In addition to Academy staff, there will also be representatives from sixth Forms and Colleges to help and give you advice.

Please contact Mrs Prior at the Academy on O1202 528554 for further information.


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TERM DATES AND HOLIDAYS FOR 2011—2012 ACADEMIC YEAR First day of 2011/2012 academic term will start on Tuesday 6th September 2011. Students are required to arrive at the Academy at 8.20am in full uniform and with the correct stationery.


FROM: Autumn Term Autumn Holiday Christmas Holiday Spring Term Half Term Holiday Easter Holiday Summer Term Half Term Holiday Summer Holiday

Mon 6th September 2011 Mon 24 October 2011 Mon 19 December 2011 Tue 3rd January 2012 Mon 13 February 2012 Mon 2 April 2012 Mon 16 April 2012 Mon 4 June 2012 Tue 24 July 2012


Fri 16 December 2011 @ 13.30pm Fr 28 October 2011 Mon 2nd January 2012 Fri 30 March 2012 @ 13.30pm Fri 17 February 2012 Fri 13 April 2012 Fri 20th July 2012 @ 13.30pm Fri 8 June 2012 @ 4pm

2011/12 INSET DAYS


26 & 27 December 2012 Mon 5 September 2011

New Year

2nd January 2012


23 September 2011


6,8,9 April 2012


7 October 2011

May Day

7 May 2012

Mon 5 December 2011

Spring Bank Holiday 4 June 2012

Tue 3 January 2012

Queen’s Jubilee

5 June 2012


Summer Bank Hols

27 August 2012

Mon 23 July 2012

23 March 2012

ACADEMY REMINDERS AND CHANGES Reception is closed at 2pm on Wednesdays and at 4.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Students are NOT allowed to use their mobile phones during Academy hours. contact home, they must see their Head of House, to use the Academy phone.

If they need to

Unfortunately, fizzy drinks, including energiser drinks, are NOT to be consumed on the Academy premises. We feel that our students have enough energy and therefore request only water or fruit squash be brought in and topped up regularly in the Hub or at the water fountains. We would like to remind students that their jumpers are not an essential part of your Academy uniform and, in the summer months, may be left at home. Blazers, however, should be worn at all times unless you are given permission to take it off by a member of staff. Thank you again for your continued support. Our newsletter is produced by Elizabeth Boxer and Dee Dawson. For your comments please email us on

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