TDA students shine
Lion Kheswa, Y10, awarded Principals Award and met Prince Charles
What started as a day of skateboarding soon became a situation far more serious than Lion Kheswa, Y10, could have imagined.
While using the ramps at the top of a multi story car park in the City Centre, Lion noticed a vulnerable lady sat alone at the edge of the car park. Realising this was potentially an urgent situation, Lion introduced himself to the lady and engaged her in conversation while he called the emergency services. Lion managed to stay focussed and keep the attention of the lady until support arrived and we are pleased to say that after further interaction the individual was safely taken in to the care of people that could help her.
The bravery and compassion demonstrated by Lion is amazing, particularly for a student aged just 14yrs. We do not doubt that the outcome for the lady in question could well have been very different if it were not for the quick actions of Lion.
William Wren TDA
Sergeant William Wren of the RAF Cadet Section has received the very welcome news the he has successfully completed the Level 3 CVQO Leadership and Team Skills qualification.
William attended a week long residential in Somerset, with cadets from around the country, to participate in practical and theory assessments to test his leadership abilities. William is the frst TDA cadet to undertake the qualification and he hopes this will support his application to join the RAF after his A Levels.
U16 Boys County Hockey Tournament Finals
Hockey — Sport
There were only 6 teams from the whole of Cambridgeshire that made it to the U16 Boys County Hockey Tournament Finals and it was always going to be tough for our boys, the majority of whom are still in Y10. It was no surprise that we lost to The Perse, Cambridge but the really big result was against Kimbolton where we performed well above expectation & drew 1-1 with a goal from Janas. The boys put in a great performance only missing out on qualifying through goal difference. Well done boys.
Peterborough Schools 7-a-side
Football — Sport
TDA Y9 football team
The Y9 football team played in the Peterborough Schools 7-a-side Tournament against five other schools.
The tournament did not start well with the last minute loss of our goalkeeper, but luckily Bartosz Bere (Y8) stepped in at the last minute. The teams played in a round robin tournament and it soon became clear that our main challengers were going to be Jack Hunt who had a Y9 player bigger than Mr German. The boys played some of the best football from any TDA team for quite some time which resulted in them winning the competition without conceding a single goal. What a great achievement.
Peterborough Schools Indoor Cricket League
Indoor Cricket — Sport
TDA indoor cricket team
TDA cricket teams started their Peterborough Schools Indoor League competition in an emphatic style as they hosted Stanground Academy. The teams showed why, as a school, we are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to cricket winning both the U13 and U15 games with ease. A fantastic performance from both teams.
Y10 Sports Leaders
Y10 Sports Leaders
Y10 Sports Leaders have been delivering sports sessions to Year 5 students. The sessions have included balls skills in volleyball, basketball, dodgeball and football.
I enjoyed learning the volleyball shots like the superman and the digY5 student
With no previous experience of delivering lessons, this was a new experience for all involved. The leadership skills of the Sports Leaders was really put to the test, pushing them out of their comfort zone however the students proved they were able to take control of the session, engaging the pupils.
AAAS conference in Boston, USA
American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference in Boston, USA
TDA6 students spent three days at the conference where they were able to network with professionals and peers, attend lectures delivered by specialists and enhance their scientific knowledge.
The conference focussed on the importance of basic research, and the lectures included the development of Artificial Intelligence, CRISPER, a gene editing technique, the theory of learning and the conservation of Bees and understanding CCD in bees. In addition to the conference students received a tour of Harvard University and watched a local basketball match. This sounds like a fantastic opportunity for our future scientists.