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Events at Vale of York Academy

World Book Day this year was celebrated in the usual Aspire Style! All students chose a free book for keeps from an extensive list and kicked off The Morning Read programme immersing themselves in their newly acquired texts. Staff promoted the reading ethic by dressing as characters from a range of well-known texts – The...
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Mr Brown set tutor groups a teamwork and problem-solving challenge, encouraging them to think creatively. Their one hour task was to build the biggest and strongest structure using … only spaghetti and marshmallows. In true Aspire style, students pitched in to raise some amazing structures from the barest and most fragile of materials. Well done...
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  On the afternoon of Thursday 3rd February, students across all sites had the opportunity to further develop their cultural awareness by taking part in a competition to celebrate Chinese New Year, the Year of the Tiger. Students in KS4 competed in their vocational areas, while those in KS3 worked in tutor groups. By the...
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This year’s Aspire Christmas Fayre was held on Parent Review Day. As well as parents and guardians learning of their children’s curriculum successes, they were able to visit the market and join in the Aspire Christmas festivities. There were stalls selling the goods the students made during the activity day, a tombola with prizes donated...
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