Award winning author for young adults, Bali Rai, visited Dixons City Academy to talk to Year 9, 10 and 11 students. Bali has published a wide range of books over the last 13 years. Bali’s debut novel, (Un)Arranged Marriage was published in 2001 to fantastic reviews and his books have since been nominated for and won numerous book awards across the UK. His success is worldwide, his first novel was printed in 15 different languages. Bali spoke to the students about his books and also about issues surrounding multi-culturalism, ethnicity, citizenship and politics which he often covers in his books. In addition, Bali offered advice on improving the students’ writing skills. Dixons City Academy library has an extensive range of his books.
Innovation Day 2013 at Dixons City Academy in Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK.
Class of 13, 14, and 15 year olds each got a line from a song (they didn’t have a clue what the song was). By the afternoon they had worked together to create their own illustrated Damned song, and they loved it. Who says it’s impossible getting a bit of Punk into the classroom?!
Executive Principal Nick Weller was on breakfast TV this weekend. He was commenting on the recent ‘free school’ system controversy, In his role as Chairman of the Independent Academies Association. To see part of the Interview and read the article please click the link.
Please see attached the Principal’s statement regarding our response to Michael Gove’s most recent announcement about early entry for the current Year 11. You may also be intersted in our Executive Principal’s letter to Mr Gove. This will give you some idea of the current challenges facing school leaders. He is yet to receive a response.
APPLY NOW for admission to Year 7 in September 2014. See the Admissions section for further information. Deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 27 September 2013.