Acle Academy

Open Heart Week - 12th–16th February

February is the British Heart Foundation’s Heart Month and in light of this we will be raising awareness of congenital heart disease with a week of themed activities and events.

  • Mrs. McNulty will be leading assemblies on heart disease, looking at the causes and prevention.
  • In science lessons, students across all year groups will learn about the functions of the heart.
  • In form time, students will get the opportunity to learn CPR.
  • In PE lessons, students will take part in a healthy heart relay competition.
  • Selected students will be invited to take part in a STEM-focused activity involving a dissection of a heart.
  • In addition, students will be able to take part in a number of creative opportunities themed around hearts, including art activities and Valentine’s poetry in English.

We are incredibly fortunate to be able to host the RSC who will be performing ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and students in Year 11 will have the opportunity to watch the performance which will aid their GCSE preparation.

We will be holding a number of charity events including a bake sale, a doughnut sale and a non-uniform day. All the money raised will go towards Great Ormond Street Hospital, which specialises in children's care. Students and staff alike are encouraged to give £1 to support this fundraising event. We ask that students wear something with hearts, red or even a hint of red to celebrate ‘Open Heart Week.’ To donate, please use the link below:

We are very proud of our school community for celebrating this charity event and raising awareness of the importance of heart health. More information about congenital heart disease can be found through this link;

Great Ormond Street Charity can be found here;