Some great news for HAMD. Both of our two Y10 finalists, Scarlett and Pierre performed amazingly well at the 'Speak Out' Public Speaking competition at Ricard's Lodge in Wimbledon.
The standard was really high but I was extremely proud how confident and accomplished Scarlett and Pierre were. Scarlett was a runner up, coming in third place to receive a special plaque and amazon vouchers which is fantastic!
Last week HAMD had the pleasure of welcoming a very experienced and skilful florist Caroline Coombs (Flowers by caroline) to our academy assemblies.
It was delightful see the passion she exudes for the work that she does. Caroline shared with our students her personal journey and how she became a professional florist despite not having left school with many GCSE’s.
She also reiterated why it is so important to make good choices and equated her the creation of her hand bouquet tying to a student’s journey from pre-school to university, the complete bouquet being a successful individual. This was truly inspirational for our students to get information first hand. Students thoroughly enjoyed the assembly and the demonstration by Caroline added to their appreciation.
A massive thank you to Caroline Coombs for giving up the time in her buy schedule to grace us with her presence. We look forward to having you back at our academy for future ventures!
A great commitment from our Governors this weekend - Saturday morning training!
Congratulations to Lynn Edwards (Staff Governor) and Tony Bayon (Chair of Governors) for achieving the long serving Harris award.
Current city lawyer from an international law firm and former city lawyer (Mr Preston) discussing legal careers and case studies with pupils. Some very impressive legal knowledge on show from HAMD pupils.