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19/06/24

An afternoon of climbing for some groups 🧗‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/NLgNAVEeQD

19/06/24

Happy Wednesday 🤩 pic.twitter.com/VXeKQc6bwd

19/06/24

A brilliant morning on the lake for some of our teams 🚣🏼‍♀️🛶 pic.twitter.com/gwjhsWtrwC

19/06/24

Ready for Day 3 and we are all still smiling ☺️ 🤩 pic.twitter.com/Qxu1BKW9We

19/06/24

We had a brilliant Day 2 at 🧗🤸🏼‍♀️🚣 pic.twitter.com/5ID6TG8mIp

18/06/24

Another brilliant afternoon at 🛞🐸🚣 pic.twitter.com/z7CL7OBMWL

18/06/24

Mr D showing off his paddle boarding skills 😂💦 pic.twitter.com/3qpDtogHvd

18/06/24

Good morning! Day 2 has got off to a great start. Check out Addisons amazing headstand 🤸🏼‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/GwFvQ42wZB

17/06/24

Safe to say we have all had a fantastic day! Ready to jump feet first into tomorrow 🤩 pic.twitter.com/xbLUWbNCZz

17/06/24

Paddle Boarding was a wonderful afternoon treat in the sunshine ☀️ pic.twitter.com/D3FUwBrwne

17/06/24

Tree Climbing was definitely a hit 🌳🧗 pic.twitter.com/3cU0HzUver

17/06/24

Arrived safe and sound at Avon Tyrrell. Off to lunch before our first activity. pic.twitter.com/MJtpLy7hZ8

17/06/24

We have arrived and started our activities for the afternoon! Everyone is smiling and raring to go! 😊🚀🗺️🐸🚣 pic.twitter.com/90YxkTaCPT

17/06/24

And we are off! Year 6 are en route to . Lots of excited staff and children looking forward to a week of fun. pic.twitter.com/O00C0SmHx6

16/06/24

Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating today. May it be a time of joy and celebration for you all. pic.twitter.com/qR7Ry9g92G

16/06/24

* 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: https://t.co/iwUGUZhm5U pic.twitter.com/ECoGBICUUq

14/06/24

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! pic.twitter.com/PK1coC1DBj

13/06/24

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. pic.twitter.com/NxkNUsU0Ni

12/06/24

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 🤩 pic.twitter.com/d1NPxGXXdb

12/06/24

Year 4 Durham had a great morning exploring the River Ver, they loved finding out about the wildlife 🏞️ pic.twitter.com/GxyqAYFjHK

08/06/24

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

07/06/24

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 🌱♻️ pic.twitter.com/MFg7CWL2rY

06/06/24

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. ⛪️✝️ pic.twitter.com/Ajj8eQhIlH

06/06/24

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! 🪞✨ pic.twitter.com/p2J7L45ap2

06/06/24

Some of our enjoying the resources for “the resources have sparked some interesting conversations” “they’ve really enjoyed it” pic.twitter.com/drt2izhRHL

The House System

Every member of the SRA community, students and staff, as well as being in a tutor group and a year group, belongs to a house. The houses, Austen, Bronte, Christie, Dahl, Hardy, King and Wordsworth reflect our English specialism.

As House members, all students have a wide range of opportunities to work together and 'compete' against other students, the other Houses and even against themselves earning House points in the process.

Austen House

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Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, in Steventon, Hampshire, England. While not widely known in her own time, Austen's comic novels of love among the landed gentry gained popularity after 1869, and her reputation skyrocketed in the 20th century. Her novels, including Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, are considered literary classics, bridging the gap between romance and realism.

Bronte House

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Born in Thornton, Yorkshire, England, on July 30, 1818, Emily Jane Brontë lived a quiet life in Yorkshire with her clergyman father; brother, Branwell Brontë; and two sisters, Charlotte and Anne. The sisters enjoyed writing poetry and novels, which they published under pseudonyms. As "Ellis Bell," Emily wrote Wuthering Heights (1847)—her only published novel—which garnered wide critical and commercial acclaim. Emily Brontë died in Haworth, Yorkshire, England, on December 19, 1848—the same year that her brother, Branwell, passed away.

Christie House

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Born on September 15, 1890, in Torquay, England, Agatha Christie published her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, in 1920, and went on to become one of the most famous writers in history, with mysteries like Murder at the Vicarage, Partners in Crime and Sad Cypress. She sold billions of copies of her work, and was also a noted playwright and romance author. She died on January 12, 1976. 

Dahl House

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Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916, in Llandaff, South Wales. In 1953, he published the best-selling story collection Someone Like You and married actress Patricia Neil. He published the popular book James and the Giant Peach in 1961. In 1964, he released another highly successful work, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was later adapted for two films. Over his decades-long writing career, Dahl wrote 19 children's books. He died on November 23, 1990, in Oxford, England.

Hardy House

Hardy

Thomas Hardy was born in Dorset, England in 1840. As a novelist he is best known for his work set in the semi-fictionalised county of Wessex including, Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure. He was also an accomplished poet. Hardy died in 1928. His ashes are in the Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey and remarkably his heart is buried in Stinsford with his first wife.

King House

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He was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King, both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Among many efforts, King headed the SCLC. Through his activism, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honours. King was assassinated in April 1968, and continues to be remembered as one of the most lauded African-American leaders in history, often referenced by his 1963 speech, "I Have a Dream."

Wordsworth House

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Born in England in 1770, poet William Wordsworth worked with Samuel Taylor Coleridge on Lyrical Ballads (1798). The collection, which contained Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey," introduced Romanticism to English poetry. Wordsworth also showed his affinity for nature with the famous poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud." He became England's poet laureate in 1843, a role he held until his death in 1850.

House competitions

Throughout the year students have many chances to work with members of their form and House, taking part in competitions and events in their quest to earn valuable house points. Some of these take place as part of lessons, some run during lunchtimes and after school and offer extra opportunity to get involved in the life of SRA.

At the start of every school year we kick start the house competition whereby the whole school day is collapsed so that all students can compete in a wide range of sporting events. We run a total of 26 events throughout the year including Poetry, Eggheads, Stop Motion, Debating, G.B.B.O and of course, plenty of sports events including sports day. All of these and other events build towards the awarding of the House Cup during a hugely emotional climax to our final school “House” assembly.

Every year we also gather food donations for one of our local food banks to support those families within our community who are less fortunate. Each house will also select a local or national charity to fundraise for over the year. Last year we raised over £12,500 towards our elected charities. Elected student Form Captains and House Captains help to organise, promote and these run events. Through regular meetings and assemblies they work with both teachers and other students to ensure that the spirit of all the houses is a prominent feature of school life. For example: “I’m a teacher get me out of here”

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