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Student Spotlight

A spotlight of student achievements through academics, extra-curricular and outside community involvement.

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  • Year 12 - Playwright

    Published 20/04/22

    Introducing our Year 12 Student, Céadach Staff who is being recognised for his talented writing. Below, is from his own words: 

    I started writing for the stage in Year 9, having written and directed my group's end of year performance, I ended up penning a couple of plays over that summer. Reading these back, my early work has some poor dialogue, characters with no depth, but some basic understanding of ideas of structure. I’ve continued writing plays, and my more recent work has become more abstract and surrealist. I would cite Alfred Hitchcock, Franz Kafka and the noir genre as influences to my concurrent work.  After Year 13, I hope to go to York University to study playwriting.

    These are some stills from my short play "Untitled", which follows a man as he becomes increasingly obsessed with a light. On the surface, "Untitled" appears as a very abstract vignette, but, as the title suggests, it is designed for the audience to take any interpretation of the light they wish. Among others, some interpretations see the light as the ghost of a loved one, a metaphor for hope, and a retelling of the Myth of Tantalus.

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  • Year 10 Coaching Gymnastics

    Published 28/03/22

    Zsofia Lotter in Year 10 for her commitment to leadership. She coaches at Northampton NCAAC Gymnastics Club and received a Young Leaders Bronze award.  She has been coaching there for the last few months and was keen to show her success in completing her qualifications to the PE team. 

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  • British Karting (Year 9)

    Published 28/03/22

    Archie Heron has been Go Karting at a professional level for over four years. While driving in Cadets he had over 30 podiums. Archie finished 2nd in the Daniel Riccardo UK Series Championship. He also finished 6th in Super One Championship, which is where George Russell, Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton started their careers. Archie was also the East of England Champion 2 years running.

    He is now racing in a Junior X30, with 13 to 16-year-olds, the kart reaches speeds of 75 mph. Over the past year has raced at Whilton Mill and Kimbolton tracks and regularly finishes in the top 10, with tough grids of over 30 drivers that includes European and British champions.

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  • Published Poem - Competition winner

    Published 21/03/22

    An amazing achievement for Year 10 student, Tanya Arion who has been selected as the winner in a national writing competition for her poem, "Our Tomorrow". Tanya will have her poem published in a brand-new book being released as part of Pearson's My Twist on a Tale: Our Tomorrow writing competition.

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  • Trampolining Achievements

    Published 17/03/22

    Isobel Scott has been trampolining for 5 years at Northampton Trampolining Gymnastic Academy (NTGA). She and her twin sister Mia has competed at many regional and National events, including at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham. Both girls train 4-5 times a week at Benham Sports Centre and benefit from excellent facilities and coaching. They regularly meet and train alongside top trampolinists in the country.

    Isobel has recently been included in a GB development pathway, which gives her access to coaching from Olympic coaches. At her recent residential camp at the National Sports Centre at Lilleshall, Isobel was coached by an Olympic trampolinist. This pathway places Isobel as one of the top trampolinist in the country.

    She recently competed and won a regional event in Nottingham and is now setting her sights on a National competition to qualify for the British championships later in the year.  What a brilliant achievement! We can't wait to see what is next for her!

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  • World Scouting Jamboree in South Korea 2023

    Published 16/03/22

    Callum Garner has been chosen to represent Northamptonshire at the World Scouting Jamboree in South Korea 2023.

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  • Cricket County‚Äôs Centre of Excellence (COE)

    Published 15/03/22

    For the 3rd season Tom Hodgkinson has been selected to play for the Northamptonshire Junior County Cricket team.  This year he has also been invited to the County’s Centre of Excellence (COE) as part of the future county academy. Through the COE he will benefit from additional specialist coaching as well as fitness, strength and conditioning.   What an amazing achievement!

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