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Visit from Ben Bradshaw!

We were so delighted to welcome Ben Bradshaw MP and Steve Race to Isca today! They had a tour of the school and met our Scholars of the Week and our Head Scholars.

Of course, Missy managed to make a guest appearance too…

Scholars of the Week

Year 7 – Mabel
Year 8 – Alex
Year 9 – Stan
Year 10 – Jude
Year 11 – Toby

Head Scholars: Ruby & Morgan.

Sparx Readers…

Every week there is an opportunity for each English class in Year 7 and 8 to achieve a place on the Sparx 

Reader Leader Board with prizes each term for the classes that are making the most progress!

This week’s winners are…

Year 7: Mrs Donovan’s classes – both of them!
Year 8: Miss Lolin and Miss Nielsen’s classes

Isca Sparx Reader’s are still 2nd on the world leader board for submissions!

Book Week Bake Off!

The English team were busy today judging the stunning entries to our ‘World Book Week’ Bake Off (a day was not enough to celebrate for us!)

Fittest in Exeter!

Isca Academy were invited to compete in the Fittest in Exeter Competition hosted by St Luke’s. 4 scholars from years 7-10 were chosen by the PE team, based on their resilience and determination shown in PE, which was proven necessary for the events that followed. The competition involved 3 gruelling challenges; Burpee relay, Mr Gillard’s Pyramid and Filthy 3’s. Each year group competed against other schools to record the best score possible in each event.

Isca were in top form and got off to a flying start in the first event (Mr Gillard’s Pyramid) with team captain Rosie leading by example. The Burpee relay was up next and Isca proved to be a force to be reckoned with. Other schools knew we were the team to beat. Each year group showing excellent team work, motivating one another to keep going. The final event (Filthy 3’s) saw the teams compete in a sprint relay, wheelbarrows and bear crawls. It was another excellent display of resilience shown by Isca who didn’t stop until the final bell ended the competition.

Overall a fantastic exhibition that allowed Isca to showcase how amazing they really are and one that made Mr Allanson very proud to be their teacher. Massive shoutout to all involved; Rosie (Team Captain), Jess, Will, Fermin, Charlotte, Evie, Tom, Chaz, Megan, Hollie, Harry, Gustaw, Phoebe, Ella, Alfie and Brayden.

Shoutout to Fundraising Faith

Alongside her little sister, Faith baked cakes and sold them outside her family home to raise money for the earthquake victims in Turkey/Syria.

They raised a staggering £103 in total – Faith, we are so proud of you (and your sister!)




Next Week…

Thursday 9th March – Year 8 Options Evening.

Year 8 Parents invited from 4-6pm. 

Have a lovely weekend!