Chess Tournament Grand Final

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After two weeks, twenty-six competitors and thirty-six nail-biting games, the ‘2017 RSA Academy Chess Tournament’ Grand Final took place this morning. True to form, our two Chess Tournament finalists, who had each overcome five previous competitors, locked in intellectual combat for an intense, hard-fought game. After an initial bought of caginess, followed by a flurry of attacks, Josh triumphed when …

Important information Academy term date changes

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Your child has been given an important letter this morning regarding term date changes for next year. These can also be found in the links below: Academy Changes Notification of holidays booked   2017-2018 Autumn term 2017 CPDL days: 4 & 5 September, 6 November 2017  Term starts: 6 September 2017  Half term holiday: 23 October to 3 November 2017 (inclusive)  Christmas …

Fidgit Dance Company

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Last Friday, year 10 RSA Academy dance students were visited by Fidgit Dance company for a short performance and workshop. Students took part in a 2 hour contemporary dance class that explored physicality and stamina through performance and had the chance to work closely with the artists who are currently attending Brighton University. RSA Academy students were treated to a …

Our planet project

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To support the “Our planet project” my Year 7 class wrote letters to local businesses to ask for prizes for a raffle.   The raffle is to raise money for the Refugee and Migrant centre, based in Wolverhampton. Chloe Ellen wrote a very successful letter and, as a result, the Wolverhampton Grand have very kindly donated 2 tickets to see Evita …

Holi Hai!

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On Saturday 25th March, the Elite RSA Academy dancers were invited to participate in the Holi Basant Ke Rang event taking place at the Arena Theatre, in Wolverhampton.  The piece they performed was called Balam Pichkari, a Bollywood dance celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colour, choreographed by Subhash Viman Gorania.  The students are all currently studying a dance qualification with Mrs …

IB Visual Arts Exhibition

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On Wednesday 22nd March, the RSA Academy hosted its 6th annual IB Visual Arts exhibition. Three of its talented Year 13 IB students, Katrine Hjulstad, Shannon Gnosill and Shannon Appleyard coordinated, curated and displayed their works from the duration of the two year course. The themes this year were ‘Stories’, ‘The Female Form’ and ‘Loss of Innocence.’ A range of …

Experience Matters

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Budding lawyers from across the Family of Academies were recently invited to an ‘Experience Matters’ open day at Anthony Collins Solicitors in Birmingham.   Anthony Collins is a law firm with a clear purpose, to ‘improve lives, community and society.’  Aims which are very much aligned with those of the RSA.   Trainees from across the firm gave up their …

Former Students’ Reunion 28th June 2017

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Dear friend, I am delighted to invite you to our first reunion, here at the Academy, on 28th June 2017 from 5.00pm to 8.30pm. The event is free but, in order for us to cater adequately, I would ask you to please register your attendance https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/alumni-reunion-28-june-2017-tickets-33081058336.  Please do let any of your former class mates that you still keep in …

Under 13 Girls Football Tournament

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On Monday 27th March 2017, the under 13 girls football team represented the RSA Academy in a 6–a–side tournament hosted by Sandwell Academy. The girls just missed out on a place in the knock–out stages after recording 5 points from their 4 games with a 0 – 0 draw against Phoenix Academy and a 1 – 0 victory against Oldbury …