The Quest Academy

Trip to the Cartoon Museum

The cartoon museum had drawings and cartoons in a variety of styles with many messages being interpreted through these. Most of these cartoon drawings mentioned politics in them; a form of satirical humour. The drawings were very unique and striking as some were vibrant as well as colourful but still abstract and notable. However, some […]

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Visit to Madam Tussaud’s

On a wet Wednesday morning, 30 students made their way across London to Madame Tussauds. Students experienced the A-list celebrity treatment; having paparazzi take their photo before having the opportunity to take their own photos with the celebrity waxworks. Students started off in the Hollywood zone, before entering the magic of the film and party […]

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Leeds Castle Visit

On a rather dismal and wet Wednesday morning, 16 intrepid students set off for Leeds Castle in Kent. The weather did not bode well during our hour-long journey and the mood was declining rapidly. When we arrived, guess what… NO RAIN! With the mood growing with every footstep, we took a leisurely stroll through the […]

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Students Visit Historic Greenwich

Damp weather did nothing to dampen spirits of a 40 strong contingent of Year 8, who on this Academy Day set forth to explore historic Greenwich. Students had the opportunity to see a number of the significant sites in Greenwich as well as a little freedom to do some exploring of their own. From a […]

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Trip to “Wicked”

The weather was on our side and a great day was had by all! Began with a stop at Hamley’s Toy Store and the students enjoyed all the 5 floors of this amazing toy store buying gifts and sweets. We then travelled to Victoria Station and had lunch at the food court. Everyone was excited […]

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Herne Hill Velodrome

For Academy Day, 14 students travelled to the historic Herne Hill Velodrome. They enjoyed a two hour coached track session, cycling a total of 22km. Their journeys to the Olympics as cyclists has begun! S Trehearn

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Visit to Duxford War Museum

Year 10 students visited the Imperial War Museum at Duxford on 16th October. The museum is Britain’s largest aviation museum. Duxford houses the museum’s large exhibits, including nearly 200 aircraft, military vehicles, artillery and minor naval vessels in seven main exhibition buildings. It is a breath-taking exhibition. The students were fascinated by the museum’s other […]

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Maggot Moon Theatre Trip

On Wednesday 9th October, students from the Year 9, 10 and 12 Drama cohorts travelled to Unicorn Theatre in London Bridge to watch Maggot Moon. The play’s protagonist Standish Treadwell suffers from dyslexia and has a very low reading and writing age. It is also set in a ‘What-if’ history, in this case – ‘What […]

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GCSE Geography Field Trip

On Wednesday 25th September, Year 11 Geography had an extremely successful day by the coast where they visited Walton-on-the-Naze as part of their fieldwork requirement for their GCSE exam. Their aim for the day was to investigate how management affects Longshore Drift at Walton-on-the-Naze and develop an opinion on the strategies in place. On arrival, […]

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Students Watch Poison at The Old Vic

On Tuesday 1st October GCSE & A-Level Drama students were able to travel to the Old Vic to watch a new play, ‘A Very Expensive Poison’. It was an excellent evening with a play that dealt with the recent history in Russia and was told in an engaging style. The experience was further heightened as the […]

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Bottle Lid Recycling

Over the last few months, the Humanities department have asked students to collect used bottle lids. Lush (the cosmetics company) will recycle bottle lids and re-use them for the containers for their own products. As not all bottle lids are recyclable, they are normally just put into landfill. There has been a tremendous effort from […]

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“Send My Friend to School” Campaign

The Year 7 students participated in a campaign called ‘Send My Friend to School’ which aims to raise awareness of the inequalities that many children around the world face with education. The students researched the successes and failures of the Millennium Development Goals and the recent Sustainable Development goals. They linked these goals specifically to […]

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