Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

This week, our talented students put on a great production of Joseph for friends, family and the Magnus community. Everyone who attended was treated to an evening full of singing, dancing and a lot of laughs. Year 13 student Eliot Reid who played Reuben, one of the brothers, said: “I’ve really enjoyed being a part of my final school show, I’m leaving Magnus’ Performing Arts on a high!”

Mr O’Connell, the Chair of Governors for Magnus said, “This is one of my favourite shows and they all did a great job with it. I know how much it takes to put on a show like this and how many hours of rehearsals are needed to create a performance like that. I also know how important it is for everybody to work together and to be able to rely on each other and it was easy to see that teamwork in action.”

A massive well done to everyone who took part in the production!

Sixth Form Open Evening

Join us on Wednesday 8th March for our Sixth Form Open Evening!

It is open to all students who are interested in joining us in September 2017.

Places are limited but there are some available.

Come along to find out more about the courses we offer, entry requirements and take a look at our Sixth Form centre.

We hope to see you there!

Sixth Form Uniform

The website with all the Sixth Form uniform is now live and can be accessed on Your School Uniform by entering Magnus Academy in the search box.

Alternatively, in can be found directly here.

World Book Day 2017

Along with the rest of the world, staff and students at Magnus Academy dressed up as their favourite book character today to celebrate World Book Day 2017.

This year marks the 20th year World Book Day has taken place and students were challenged to do something ‘booky’. We had classic characters such as Alice in Wonderland, Matilda and Sherlock Holmes through our doors this morning and some more modern book characters like Hermione Granger and Where’s Wally.

The main aim of World Book Day in the UK is to encourage children to explore the pleasure of books and reading, and giving them the chance to have a book of their own by providing them with £1 book tokens. Children can then use this to buy any of the exclusive £1 books made for World Book Day or to use as money off another book.

All the money we raised today from students dressing up and coming in non-uniform will be used to buy brand new books for our library – so thank you to everyone who donated £1!

15 Mile Challenge 2017

Every year that we complete the 15 Mile Challenge, we want to see more students and staff taking part and winning medals. This year, we had a total of 148 people achieve Bronze, Silver, Gold or Elite awards – that’s 8 more medals than last year!

101 students and staff got Bronze, 23 received Silver, 10 Gold and 14 students achieved the highest award for over 60 miles, Elite.

The winning forms for each year were:

7W1 – 322.5 miles
8C1 – 376.5 miles
9W2 – 515 miles
10B1 – 261 miles
11C1 – 169.5 miles

And the overall winning house this year was Warburton who beat second place Bromhead by over 200 miles with a grand total of 1842.5 miles!

Connor Marshall helped Warburton to victory by contributing 100 miles to the final total, an incredible achievement for which he received a personalised Manchester United shirt.

As a school we ran an amazing 6,622 miles which is the distance from Newark to Malaysia!

The P.E dedications for this year were awarded to Courtney Wood (Y7), Aaron Munro (Y8), Clarice Dixon (Y9), Curtis Longhurst (Y10) and Georgia Bryan (Y11).

Before the awards assembly, all the students that achieved Elite were invited to a reception with two Notts County footballers, Craig Westcarr and Lee Canoville. The students were able to ask them questions about the teams they have played for, their career highlights and which team has the best fans! There was also the opportunity for them to take photos with Craig and Lee, who presented them with their certificates and medals on stage in assembly.

Aquinas Education, who support the challenge kindly donated a bike for a prize draw for the Elite achievers and Aaron Munro was the lucky winner!

Here are all of the 2017 Elite performers

BromheadCartwrightDean HoleWarburton
Ben Clarke, Oliver Clarke, Curtis Longhurst, James SamuelsGeorgia Bryan, Ben HandleyMarley Coy, Jake MableLouis Edwards, Alvaro Escolano, Dominic Harris, Aaron Munro, Ben Parker, Toby White

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s 15 Mile Challenge, let’s try and beat 6,622 miles in the 2018 challenge!