Monthly Archives: November 2013


Swimming success

Five students from Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy took the plunge and entered a competitive swimming event for the first time. The boys’ team took part in the East Midlands Secondary Schools Relay Swimming Gala Team Championships at Bramcote Leisure Centre. Year 10 and 11 students... Read more +

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Win a Michael Morpurgo Visit for Your School!

One very lucky school is being given the chance to win a visit from one of the nation’s best-loved authors, Michael Morpurgo, to celebrate his 70th birthday! To enter, you must create reviews for your favourite Michael Morpurgo Month books. They can take any format you wish – written, video,... Read more +

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Bookbuzz is a reading programme from Booktrust, which supports schools to encourage reading for pleasure, independent choice and develop a whole school reading culture.

Year 7 students visited the library to learn more about Bookbuzz and to choose a book that they will be able to keep. They were given a choice from a list of 17 titles suitable for 11-year-olds and selected by a panel of experts. The books have now been ordered and will be given out in... Read more +

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Students transform lives of African schoolchildren

Students at Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy raised £1,900 which has helped to transform the lives of African schoolchildren. The money has been used to refurbish the semi-derelict Jalandala school in Malawi, paying for a new roof and windows. Students involved with the academy’s Every... Read more +

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