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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Garden Therapy

A group of Year 7 & 8 students recently visited the Willows Barns Retirement Village in Blurton to work with some of the elderly residents, planting cabbages, garlic, onions, leeks and courgettes in their vegetable garden. They did this as part of their enrichment experience after... Read more

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Eco Poster Competition

This morning, we gave a warm academy welcome to Jason Howard, the Regional Director for Ormiston Academies Trust, who presented our Year 8 student, Chloe Starkey, with her prize for winning the OAT Eco Poster Competition. Chloe’s poster was one of two winning designs along with the other... Read more

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FairTrade Success!

Having already been successful in gaining the "FairAware" award, the OSSMA Fairtrade group have been working hard to achieve the next Fairtrade schools award, "FairActive". They have organised a range of activities, including a chocolate bouquet raffle and Fairtrade bake sales. The group also led... Read more

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Student Voice – Blurton Food Bank

Our School Council recently visited our local food bank to deliver some food that they had been collecting through donations, and also, to see what goes on there. Year 8 student, Emily Deaville, wrote a story about their experience... "On Tuesday 9th May 2017, the OSSMA School Council had the... Read more

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Students Spend The Day At Oxford University

Five of our Year 9 students recently had the privilege to visit Oxford University, where they had a short tour followed by a talk, detailing the courses they offer, admission criteria, tuition fees and a short true or false quiz. The students were then treated to a fabulous lunch followed by a... Read more

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