What a week! We visited one of the most beautiful bays in the world in Santander, we saw the famous Cantabrian brown bears at Cabárceno Zoo and we went up the cable car to the top of the Picos de Europa mountains… now we need a siesta! - Miss Harrold
Today we said goodbye to our wonderful Year 11 students in a special assembly dedicated to their life and hard work throughout their years at school. We are all very proud of you and wish you all the best for the future.
Geography teachers Mr Mallindine, Mrs Clarkson and Mr Weakley led a trip to the wonderful, sunny town of Swanage in Dorset which is a conservation area and is located at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast.
Ark Helenswood are now host to the GSUS Live service and our students have been studying rejection, fear and forgiveness within a religious context as well as historical individuals such as Marie Curie and Martin Luther King.
Site team cleaner June White has recently turned 80 years old having started work as a Domestic Assistant at Helenswood in 1981. That's 37 years of dedicated service to the school keeping things clean, tidy and safe. Thank you June and Happy Birthday!
The Department for Education nominated Miss Lelliott for her outstanding contribution to teaching, where she enjoyed an afternoon reception in 10 Downing Street meeting many other inspiring teachers and the Prime Minister Theresa May.
This year we have started offering the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award. We applied for £500 from the Police Property Auction Fund to help buy equipment for our expeditions. We were awarded the full £500 to help us get started and today we got the cheque!
The incredible Ark Helenswood Dance Show is on the 21st & 22nd March 2018 at 7pm. This year's dance will be hosted at the Phoenix Arts Centre, Ark William Parker Academy. Tickets available on the door for £7 (£4 for students / seniors).
Students from ARK Helenswood performed with ACROMAX Gymnastics at the annual Holocaust Memorial Day Service last Saturday. The event held at St. Mary in the Castle attracted dignitaries such as Amber Rudd (MP), the Mayor and the Lord High Sheriff.
This year is the award’s 10th Anniversary (2008-2018) and students are avidly reading this year’s shortlist. The winner will be announced around Easter at a presentation event at Ark Helenswood Academy.