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Academy Celebrates National Literacy Win!


Students at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy are celebrating following being named as national champions in the WordMania 2017 competition.

Year 7 and Year 8 students took part in WordMania, which is an annual literacy competition, run by online literacy resource LiteracyPlanet for students in Years 1 to 9.

Played through an app on smartphones or tablets, WordMania sets students the task of building words from a set number of letters. It encourages the students to enhance their all-important literacy skills, as well as developing vital employability and life-skills. Held as a competition between schools, it also fosters teamwork, creativity and a sense of enterprise.

The excellent announcement of the students reaching national acclaim follows what has already been a record year for Cliff Park. In November the academy, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), was rated “Good” with “exceptional features” by Ofsted.

The rating comes after three successful years of strong academic results under the sponsorship of OAT, with the academy’s Progress 8 scores currently the highest in Great Yarmouth and in the top 25% of schools nationally.

The academy has also released the first images of how it plans to update the current site and facilities, with a new school building and complete refurbishment of its facilities.

Tamsin Poulter, Principal of Cliff Park Ormiston Academy, said:
“I’m really pleased to learn that we are the national champions in Year 7 and 8 for this year’s WordMania Competition. I’d like to offer my congratulations to Mr Pacini, our inspirational English team and to all the entrants who took part.

I was really impressed by their commitment and the overall standard of work; it was great to see so many of our young people spending time on this both in school and at home. The aim of the competition was to encourage them to be the best they can be, using their literacy skills and being creative; I think we’ve managed to achieve that.”

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