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cummins02RHA Team Impress at Final of ‘Energise Your Future’ Challenge at Cummins

Four Design and Technology enthusiasts from The Royal Harbour Academy visited the Cummins Power Generation at their Manston site on Friday 24th June. They were the winning team from the ‘Energise Your Future’ Challenge, that saw students from local schools compete against each other to produce a presentation to be delivered during the final.

The presentations were delivered for staff from East Kent Business Partnership and Engineers and Management from the Cummins Power Generation, Manston, who are part of the global franchise that annually makes a staggering £12 Billion.

The team from RHA included Talvin Basra, Abbie Newson, George Cox and Yasmin Gill whose company was named PSE (Piezo Solar Energy) which the students devised to produce an innovative and creative idea to introduce a plan to be used to power the Olympics and Paralympics at the 2016 games to be held this Summer in Rio, Brazil.

The idea the students formulated was to combine Piezo electronic technology with solar technology to be able to produce the sustainable energy needed to power the games, stadiums, venues, athletes village. The team from RHA were commended and congratulated on their ‘excellent and well researched product’ and their enthusiasm and passion evident throughout their presentation combined with the professional manner in which they answered the experts questions at the end of their presentation.

The team were also given a full tour of the Cummins Power Generation site so they could experience the clockwork and precise way Cummins produce the various Gen Sets that are sold to over 140 different countries around the World.

The students were also fortunate enough to take part in the Cummins Grand Prix challenge and the paper plane challenge, all students were also given a talk regarding future work experience and careers at Cummins.



rhaRoyal Harbour Academy becomes IB World School

Royal Harbour Academy, Ramsgate, is pleased to announce that it has been certified as an IB World School offering the career-related programme. In order to become an IB World School, Royal Harbour Academy had to demonstrate that certain practices and requirements are in place, and that for others, planning is in progress to continue to raise achievement and standards.

In regards to pedagogical leadership, the report read: “The head of school has clearly seen the CP as an important way of raising aspirations and achievement among the students. The CP coordinator is obviously passionate about supporting and developing the programme and has therefore worked tirelessly to implement a creative and innovative programme that has a high level of appeal for the students.”

Read more: IB World School

DS8Royal Harbour Academy Hosts the District Super 8s Athletics Championships

At the end of May, Royal Harbour Academy hosted the District Super 8s Athletics Championships. The event was a huge success and involved Year 7 students from 8 Thanet Schools competing in track and field events. The level of competition was high and the large crowd of supporters were treated to some fantastic performances. Dane Court came out overall winners and all schools competing are looking forward to the Thanet Championships Athletics on June 29th, again at the Royal Harbour Academy. Dan Shepperson, PE Teacher, said: “The Year 7 students all took part very well during the Super 8 competition; it was great to see so much effort and enthusiasm from the students leading to some encouraging results.”

Read more: District Super 8 2016

RHANewsletter - 6th June - Uniform and Equipment

From Wednesday 8th June 2016 students will be allowed to wear their summer uniform. This means that blazers and jumpers do not need to be worn to school, however school ties are still required. Please be aware that students are not permitted to wear polo shirts, hoodies or sweatshirts of any description. Any hoodies or sweatshirts worn to school will be confiscated and parents / carers will be required to come in and collect them.

May I also take this opportunity to remind you of the necessity that all students need to come properly equipped for lessons and ensure they have the basic school equipment (pens, pencils and a ruler) ready for all their lessons, which will help ensure they are able to make the best possible progress in all their subjects.

Many thanks for your continued support on this matter.

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SRTRC 01Show Racism the Red Card

The Royal Harbour Academy entered this years’ national competition run by anti-racism charity ‘Show Racism the Red Card’. Students had to design a piece of artwork that was judged by a panel based on the strength of its anti-racism message and the designs originality; there were over 20,000 entries across the whole competition.

The Royal Harbour Academy was proud to have entered over 30 pieces of work from across the year groups, Mr Shepperson who ran the competition in school commented on the quality stating "the standard of work produced by all students was of a very high standard and it was great to see so many unique designs".

Read more: Show Racism the Red Card

TMMarathonRunning the London Marathon for Charity

A teacher from the Royal Harbour Academy ran the London Marathon on Sunday and raised funds for gym equipment for his school. Thomas Millard, Head of History finished in 95th position in a time of 2 hours and 31 minutes to record a personal best, but it was in his fundraising efforts where the long lasting difference was made. Students have been supporting with car washes, cake sales and other events around the school and raised the publicity of the campaign.

Read more: Running the London Marathon for Charity

Visit From French Students

At the end of term 4, Royal Harbour Academy welcomed a group of 50 students from Conflans, France, who decided to visit Ramsgate on their way back from Manchester. As Conflans is a twinned town with Ramsgate, it was arranged for Mayor of Ramsgate, Cllr Trevor Shonk, to greet the students. The Mayor gave a welcoming speech, which Royal Harbour Academy French Teacher, Christophe Bouille, also translated.

A group of KS4 students who study French at Royal Harbour Academy, along with Christophe Bouille, Jim Hillier, Simon Gonet and Julia Morgan from the languages department, greeted the visitors and had such an enjoyable time getting to know the students and having the opportunity to put what they have learnt about the language in class, into practice. The French students were given a tour of the school and they were particularly impressed with the building.

Read more: Visit From French Students

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