Ormiston Academies: Updates

Ormiston Venture student swims for Macmillan Cancer Support 

Ormiston Venture Academy Year 8 student George Loud swam seven miles in one week to raise money for  Macmillan Cancer Support.

George completed the swim in the phoenix pool in Gorleston and to complete the full seven miles George swan 64 lengths of the pool seven times.

As a result of his efforts, George was able to raise over £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

George is an avid swimmer and member of the Great Yarmouth swimming club. This challenge allowed him to raise a significant amount for a cause close to his heart doing an activity he greatly enjoys.

For more information about George’s efforts visit the Ormiston Academies Trust website here. 

Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy Playground 

Work on the Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy Playground which we posted about earlier this summer is beginning to take shape!

The project has been funded by Suffolk Charity’s GeeWiz raffle of an oil painting donated by British artist Maggi Hambling CBE and generous donations from the Suffolk community.

The purpose of the project is to build a unique playground for the academy which is engaging and accessible to all pupils at the academy.

The playground’s first water feature has been installed and the farm area is close to completion. AS the project moves into autumn tree planting for a sensory woodland is due to occur and the multi-use games area is due to be installed before the end of the year.

Thomas Wolsely Academy Principal Helen MacDougall said: “Seeing the community come together to bring this wonderful project to life has been nothing short of inspiring, and it has been incredibly exciting to see the playground begin to take shape. We’re all extremely excited to see this project’s continued development.

“Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy has always sought to provide its pupils with the most engaging, supportive and exciting education possible, and this playground will go a huge way to ensuring we can deliver this for generations to come. As always, we would like to sincerely thank GeeWizz, Tru7 and everyone else who has been involved in supporting this project.

For more information about the progress of the playground visit the Ormiston Academies Trust website here.