Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Fair Trade Day

On Friday 19th May 2017 the children at Edna G. Olds Academy took part in a fair trade themed day. Throughout the course of the day the children learnt about the process of fairly trading goods and how buying these products has a huge impact on the lives of the farmers who grow them. During the afternoon, children in all classes used fair trade products to bake delicious treats which were then sold at the fair trade event after school. It was great to see so many people in the hall buying the products!

By Pupil Voice Council

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

The Great Debate: Do we need an election?

In my opinion, I think that there should not be a general election in six weeks as lots of people who were looking forward to vote will now not be able to as they still won't be old enough. Many people who are 16 would think that they could vote in the next election but as this election comes 2 years early, they will have to wait another 5 years! Plus if the Conservative Party lost, then Theresa May would be out of control and she has only just started as Prime Minister of England.                   
By Zain                       
As you may or may not know, in six weeks there will be another general election, meaning the people of the UK get to vote on who they think should be Prime Minister. Personally I think this is a very good idea because after David Cameron resigned, the public did not have the opportunity to vote for who they thought should be the next Prime Minister, the only people who got to vote at that time were the other MPs from the Conservative Party. Do you really think this is fair?                                          
By Sam C  

Sir Michael Wilshaw's Visit

On Monday 24th April, Sir Michael Wilshaw visited our school to see how amazing  Edna G. Olds Academy really is. Prior to the visit, he had heard many good things about our wonderful school. When coming into the year six classroom, he asked us lots of  questions which we were proud to answer on behalf of our school. During lunchtime, some children enjoyed dining with Sir Michael and asked him many questions about himself and his roles in education. Overall Sir Michael’s visit was intriguing and informative for all of us. 
By Zain

Thursday, 30 March 2017


On Tuesday 28th March, Year 6 took part in a science, technology, engineering and maths day along with children from other L.E.A.D schools. We were set a variety of different challenges such as building the tallest tower possible which could hold a 'helicopter' out of only paper, glue and wooden sticks. Throughout the day we had to use our resilience, problem solving and creativity to complete each task. 

By Pupil Voice Council

Monday, 20 March 2017

Green Day

On 17th March 2017, Edna G. Olds Academy celebrated Green Day. Each class had different questions to investigate which had been chosen by Eco Council. In the afternoon, all of the children also participated in a special sharing session where they could tell each other about what they had learnt in the morning. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the day and the experience of researching and finding out more about the environment.

By Eco Council / Pupil Voice Council

Friday, 3 March 2017

Core Behaviours Launch Day

On Friday 3rd March 2017, we had a launch day for our ‘Core Behaviours’. As a school we have identified six characteristics that we believe are important to the children’s development both inside and outside of the classroom. Activities aimed at developing motivation, resilience, personal responsibility, courage, self-awareness and creativity took place throughout the school. It has been wonderful to see the children displaying character traits that will support them in becoming lifelong learners.

World Book Day

Yesterday Edna G. Olds Academy celebrated World Book Day by coming to school dressed as their favourite character from a story. We also had a special sharing afternoon where all of the children shared their favourite book and read a section to their partner from a different year group. It was great to see all of the children embracing World Book Day and having lots of fun.

By Sam