It has been a real joy to see the development of our students through the rigours of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. This programme, which is fully embedded into the curriculum at CAN, is having a positive impact on so many of the young people involved. Well done to both the organisers and students who have participated with such vigour.
The Academy continues to inspire visitors who see our students engaged and working in individual and creative ways. The flexible learning spaces combined with our innovative staff promote a personalised learning experience and this is what has inspired our recent visitors about learning at CAN. Recent visitors we have welcomed have included; Murdo Wallace, Chairman and Peter Murray, Founder & Director of Research, The Wright Foundation, Martin Hayes Founder & CEO Intelligent Training Systems, Gareth Wilson Assistant Chief Constable, Norfolk Police, Andy Wood, Managing Director, Adnams and the UTC Board, which includes, John Morse of Gardline Marine Sciences and John Vigar of Lotus Cars.
It is really exciting news that CAN are being represented at an international conference in Brazil by two staff who have worked with students on designing an amazing virtual learning world. In this students can explore real life issues from all areas of the curriculum. You can follow this on Twitter at #jezthompson or #canbrazil.
It has been great to see so many visitors leaving the Academy recently feeling so inspired. This week was a good example with visitors from another school in the county who saw a Maths puzzle day, professional catering demonstration, Claire Young (entrepreneur and runner up from The Apprentice) working with business students, students working with robotic cars and a wide range of digital experiences, all happening on the same day as part of STEM week. This inspirational learning sums up life at CAN.
CAN staff and students are looking forward to a fun and interactive day on Friday 15th March for Red Nose Day. Students have come up with many innovative ways of raising funds for Comic Relief. It should be interesting!