Hammersmith Academy have been winning at life this year, with three impressive victories in diverse national competitions.
To kick off, Year 10 student Natalie Brundle won the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge on the 23rd February – a programme run by the Speakers Trust and funded by the Jack Petchey foundation, that aims to encourage and develop the skills, confidence and desire to speak in public.
Assistant Headteacher Peter Saunders continued our form by taking home the Pure Potential Leadership Award. Pure Potential recognise and celebrate achievements of state educated students and teachers. Pete was put forward for the award ‘for staff who provide excellent support and guidance to fellow teachers and pupils to improve standards in their school or college’. He won against teachers with decades of teaching and leadership experience, a real achievement and recognition of Pete’s hard work, passion and dedication to the students and staff of Hammersmith Academy.
Keeping the momentum going the Hammersmith Academy Debate Mate team took part in the second round of the Urban Debating League. Adam Danilowicz, Hamsa Haybe, Calvin Hartley, Ali Najafi, Abdelmadjid Zinet and Arvijikh Bathkuu represented the school with professionalism and confidence to win both motions.
Ms Sewell, Teacher of English, said:
“They did amazingly well and this result means we will more than likely finish in the top 16 and therefore be in attendance the event at the House of Lords”.
Hammersmith Academy believe in the Growth Mind-set, that excellence is not bestowed upon anyone, but is developed through hard work and determination. Such success is a testament to the hard work and determination of teachers and staff at Hammersmith Academy.
Notes to editors
Hammersmith Academy is a non-denominational, all-ability, co-educational secondary school for 11-18 year olds, with specialisms in Creative & Digital Media and IT.
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