July 6, 2012 2 comments

Mr Lynch receiving the “Best special school award”

The Academy was nominated for several awards at the TES annual conference held today in London. Members of staff attended the event on behalf of the Academy.
The Springfields Academy won “Best special school” & overall “Best School” award.
We are all proud of these awards and is a fantastic accolade to end the final term on. The Academy has been through lots of positive changes this year and these awards just confirm and recognise all the great things, we as staff do at the Academy.


@tesResources: Springfield Academy wins special school of the year #TESSAs a beautiful speech by their choked up vice principal

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Greetings, Salamu

June 29, 2012 1 comment


All is well as darkness falls. Great first full day, in country. Yesterday all coped well with the detail of African bureaucracy that saw us out of Kenya and into Tanzania. Beautiful campsite tucked away beneath the trees. This morning we woke at 05.30 and left after breakfast for the viewpoint on Longido. We looked down on the African plain as the day began, meeting Tortoise, scorpion and ( viewed by our guides) Leopard. We then shifted camp towards Kitumbeine on our journey towards the rift. The landscape changed becoming drier and through the trees we saw Zebra and (grants)Gazelle.
The insect and bird life is vibrant and everywhere you look there is life. All has been brilliantly organized and everyone seems pleased we are here.
Tomorrow we climb again, and the horizons open up even further. Now the stars are out, a full sky and the crickets serenade beneath the dynamo h. All are well. The team is working, the children are healthy and a little over awed.

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Safari njema!

June 27, 2012 1 comment

The Tanzania group left the Academy at 2pm today to start their amazing journey. They arrived at Heathrow at 15:45.
The challenge – June 2012

A 9 day trek across the floor of the Great Rift Valley starting from the sacred Mount Longido and finishing at the stunning Crater Highlands and the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. This a unique and physically and mentally challenging expedition guided by members of the Maasai community, once the fiercest of warriors but now struggling to retain their lifestyle in this fascinating geographical and geological region.

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We win silver

June 27, 2012 1 comment

A huge congratulations to George. Richard , Josh and Leon for winning Silver at the 2012 Climate change conference .
You were fantastic representatives for the Academy (and Bangladesh)


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Climate change conference begins

We have spent all morning writing up the resolution paper and also designing our presentation .
Here we are getting ready to present ….



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George wins the climate Change Quiz

The students from all schools were asked to take part in a barrier quiz. With 3 students getting 5 out of 7 questions correct it goes to sudden death!!!
George wins the final question. George is presented a £5:00 WHSmith book voucher


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Thames Flood Barrier



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