20 October 2016 | Mr Angio & Miss Driscoll
On Monday 17th October the Computing department welcomed some of Copnor’s Year 5 students for a taster in programming using Microsoft’s Kodu software in our Media suite.
Year 5 took on the role of Creator as they designed and made their own worlds, complete with crazy characters, tricky terrain and treacherous waters. They used their new found computational thinking to experiment with the visual coding to move their characters around, shoot hearts and footballs (amongst other things) at each other and get their objects talk to each other.
The students were brilliant, enthusiastic and keen to learn new skills. All were crowned Kodu Kings and Queens.
Thanks for joining us!
Mr Angio and Miss Driscoll
On Friday the 16th September 2016 Joe Waller visited Year 9 for a fantastic visit. This young, brilliant singer songwriter performed his hit songs and delivered a brilliant assembly about how he has achieved his goals and never given up on his dream.
He told Year 9 what it was like to be on the X-Factor and what daily life is like being an artist.
It was a great opportunity for Year 9 to know how much of a great experience Joe has and how much work he puts into being a success. His performance was amazing and inspiring.
Everyone enjoyed this brilliant visit.
CSI day was a great success as students spent the day as forensic scientists, investigating the murder of Mr Hutton.
After analysing a variety of evidence including fingerprints, blood splatter and hair fibres, lots of creative and exciting theories were being thrown around. It wasn’t until students all sat down to watch the CCTV footage did they finally accept that their Head of Year, Mr Gray, was the culprit. Luckily he is now safely locked away never to be seen again!
No one is allowed to kidnap or sell you.
“Rights" are things every child should have or be able to do. All children have the same rights. These rights are listed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Almost every country has agreed to these rights. All the rights are connected to each other, and all are equally important. Sometimes, we have to think about rights in terms of what is the best for children in a situation, and what is critical to life and protection from harm. As you grow, you have more responsibility to make choices and exercise your rights.
ALNS was the first secondary school in Portsmouth to achieve the Level 1 Unicef Rights Respecting Schools award. This means our ethos and values are based around the human rights of all children as written in the UNCRC (see below) in 1989. Our school community has devised our own ALNS Charter in which we have selected the articles relevant to us that we all strive to uphold every day through respectful and responsible behaviour.
The first Year 7 Inter Tutor Football Competition was held last night, and was an amazing success. 42 students were involved in the competition, which was held on the All Terrain Pitch here at ALNS.
Well done to all of those who took part!
Last week, Year 10 students took part in a variety of sessions which involved understanding Ethics and Tolerance in society today, and the contribution each one of us can make with our behaviour and attitude towards one another by developing a fair, objective and permissive attitude when opinions, beliefs, practices, racial or ethnic origins may differ from our own.
During the day students discussed Crime and Punishment in the UK and across the world, are the systems fair? Capital Punishment – can errors be made? We had speakers from the Samaratins, 4U, Young Carers, Canine Partners and Lolene Elkington, students were able to explore and further develop their understanding of society, to help break down barriers and reflect on their own actions and judgments.