Wednesday 15th October was ARK Elvin Academy's very first open evening for year 6s who are interested in joining us next year. It was an opportunity for us to showcase some of the improvements made to the school, and the great learning and teaching that happens here.
Over a hundred of our pupils volunteered to spend their evening helping out, and impressed visitors with their enthusiasm and professionalism. Volunteers from years 7-13 were acting as tour guides and helping in departments - whether performing science experiments, dressing as Shakespearean performers, or handing out French and Spanish delicacies.
Visitors had the opportunity to hear from our Principal Annabel Bates, head girl Rashmi Raghvani, and Nayem from year 7 pupils. They also played volleyball, sampled homemade muffins, saw an erupting volcano, and came into the school to the sounds of improvised jazz piano by one of our sixth form pupils Leo Ohemeg-Dwarka.
Parents also visited the school on Friday and Monday mornings, to see lessons in action. Parents at all three events were universally positive about the school and the pupils. At the open evenings parents were keen to find out how to apply, while at the open mornings parents were very impressed by how happy and focussed on learning pupils were in lessons.