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An afternoon of climbing for some groups 🧗‍♂️


Happy Wednesday 🤩


A brilliant morning on the lake for some of our teams 🚣🏼‍♀️🛶


Ready for Day 3 and we are all still smiling ☺️ 🤩


We had a brilliant Day 2 at 🧗🤸🏼‍♀️🚣


Another brilliant afternoon at 🛞🐸🚣


Mr D showing off his paddle boarding skills 😂💦


Good morning! Day 2 has got off to a great start. Check out Addisons amazing headstand 🤸🏼‍♀️


Safe to say we have all had a fantastic day! Ready to jump feet first into tomorrow 🤩


Paddle Boarding was a wonderful afternoon treat in the sunshine ☀️


Tree Climbing was definitely a hit 🌳🧗


Arrived safe and sound at Avon Tyrrell. Off to lunch before our first activity.


We have arrived and started our activities for the afternoon! Everyone is smiling and raring to go! 😊🚀🗺️🐸🚣


And we are off! Year 6 are en route to . Lots of excited staff and children looking forward to a week of fun.


Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating today. May it be a time of joy and celebration for you all.


* DigiTech Live *We are delighted to announce the return of DigiTech Live!All adults within the teaching profession are welcome to join us at Samuel Ryder Academy on Tuesday 18th June, 4:30pm-5:30pm.Please book your free ticket here:


A fantastic morning as some of our Year 7 students led athletics-based activities for our Year 1 and 2 students. Students had a great time learning javelin, triple jump, and relay!


Our volunteers have been showing the next generation what lives in the in . children were the first of 200 from 5 schools in 2024 to learn more about their local . Big thanks to Laura from for organising the programme.


Year 4 Warwick also visited the River Ver this afternoon 🏞️ they loved hearing about the formation of the river and saw their learning of rivers really come to life 🤩


Year 4 Durham had a great morning exploring the River Ver, they loved finding out about the wildlife 🏞️


Operation EYFS garden makeover is underway. A huge thank you to all of the parents, staff and students who have joined us this afternoon 🎨🧑‍🎨👷🪴


Our Primary Eco representatives are having a wonderful day at the Sustainability Conference. We cannot wait to hear all about it and the work they have done when they return to school 🌱♻️


Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to St Luke’s Church this morning linking it to their RE learning. As always, a huge thank you to Alex and Chris. ⛪️✝️


I cannot tell you how INCREDIBLE is. Funny, engaging, warm, friendly. were enthralled… already at least 5 gutted students that didn’t buy a book and can’t borrow it in our library yet. If you get a chance, say yes to Cathy speaking at your school! 🪞✨


Some of our enjoying the resources for “the resources have sparked some interesting conversations” “they’ve really enjoyed it”


SRA's own published writers!

Posted on 13/02/2020

Huge congratulations to Jessica Wood (Y13) and Scarlett Lobina (Y9) who will have their creative writing published as part of a collection of stories by young writers. 

These students attend a creative writing club run by Jess and Libby Price (Y13) every Monday  lunchtime here at SRA. Scarlett says, 'Creative writing club is a club where you can spend your time writing stories and poems for fun! I enjoy writing and reading a lot because you can put yourself into other people's shoes and see things from their perspective.'

Scarlett and Jess entered a competition by an organisation called Young Writers, who run national competitions across all key stages to encourage students to stretch their creative writing muscles. The theme was to write 100 words for SOS Sagas: Hunted.

It can be quite a challenge to capture something meaningful in only 100 words, as Jess came to realise, 'I have always enjoyed telling stories of characters or places I had created, however I was surprised that the challenge of building a narrative in so few words was so difficult. It was hard but also very fun to write as every word had to be meaningful.'

Young Writers received over 20,000 entries and the winners will be published as part of a collection in March. Jess and Scarlett still have a chance of further rewards, as 5 finalists will receive £100 each.

Below are the winning entries:

Wanted by Scarlett Lobina

I still have nightmares about it...the day I got caught, the day the police found out. Six years ago, they charged me with the murders of three women. Murders that come back to haunt me every day of my existence. Murders that weren't done with my mind. Murders that my 'friends' pushed me into committing. The police don't know anything about my friends and their evil minds, and the many other deaths as a result. Oh no, not just the three murders, there's more. Quickly glancing at the television - 'wanted' blares across the screen - that's me.

The Sirens Wail by Jess Wood

Released, I thunder forwards, following the pulsating blue arrows ahead. Ignoring the red arrow pointing to my own feet. 

Heart pumping, blood racing, I focus on the vein-like thread.

My lifeline.

Sharp corners, crumbled bricks conspire to delay me. I ignore the burning accompanying every rattling breath. 

I stumble; she is on me, smashing a rock mercilessly on my skull, forking pain bursting my cells.

Her grim face regards me, blue arrow twisting with my red, a tangled life force.

I struggle to keep my eyes open as the arrows fade, leaving only a river of blood.



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