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Athena Historians

The year 10 History students visited The Museum of Lincolnshire Life this term. We have been learning about the World Wars and life in the early 1900’s and this was a perfect way to bring our learning to life by seeing real artefacts and more information from the era. The kids found out lots of quirky facts and enjoyed seeing what different rooms looked like during this time period. We also inspected the tank and other war materials and reflected upon the tragic circumstances of war in general.

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Education and Engagement Officer for the UK Parliament Malcolm Smith came in to talk about all things parliament with the Year 10’s this term. Children learned about the key roles within the Houses of Parliament and how traditionally things are running there. Students have the opportunity to write their own laws and policies and present them to ‘Mister or Madam Speaker’ in an engaging roleplay.

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Pupil jobs are back!

Our popular school jobs are making a comeback! Staff at Athena are looking to reappoint some key members of the pupil team to take on some key responsibilities around school. 

If you have an interest in any of this positions, you need to send an email, in the first instance, and you will be sent an application form.

So what is available to our student body? Have a look at the available jobs below (click on the links to download the job descriptions):

If you wish to apply for a position, you need to send an email to the following staff, who lead these roles:

  • E-Safety - Mrs Issott, Mr Barbosa, Mr Griffin
  • School Council - Mrs West, Mrs Turnbull, Miss Taylor
  • Librarian - Miss Allard, Mrs Seaman

We look forward to hearing from you soon, and good luck!

New Virtual Work Experience Placements Available

Experience have just added some new virtual work experience opportunities that are looking for students like you to apply. Apply as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance of securing high quality work experience at a top employer and a boost to your future career aspirations.

What's on offer?

New Virtual Work Experience Opportunities Recruiting Now:

· Royal Air Force Careers Insight Day - Access All Areas

· Eligibility: 15+

· 3 Dates still available:

o 2nd March (Deadline 1st Feb)

o 3rd March (Deadline 2nd Feb)

o 4th March (Deadline 3rd Feb)

· Time: 10:00 – 15:00

· ST EMpowered Working in the Water Industry

· Dates: 15th February 2021.

· Eligibility: 16 – 19 year old students keen to find out more about a career in management.

· Application Deadline: 25th January 2021

· Insights into Infrastructure and the Built Environment

· Dates: 15th – 19th February 2021.

· Eligibility: 15– 19 year olds students interested in environmental sustainability, diversity and inclusion.

· Application Deadline: 15th January 2021

· Virtual Work Experience with a leading Construction/Engineering/Infrastructure/Design Company

· Dates: 15th -19th February 2021.

· Eligibility: 14– 19 year olds students interested in Smart Motorways sector & technology

· Application Deadline: 29th January 2021

· Wates: Insight Into the Construction Industry – International Women’s Day

· Date: 8th March 2021.

· Eligibility: 14 – 19 female students.

· Application Deadline: 8th February 2021

· The NDEC Women in Cyber Virtual Work Experience Day

· Date: 8th March 2021.

· Time: 10-14:00

· Eligibility: 14-19 female students interested in cyber & security.

· Application Deadline: 17th February 2021

· Royal Air Force International Women`s Day Webinar - Meet our Ambassadors - 10am-1pm

· Date: 8th March

· Time: 10am-1pm

· Eligibility: 15– 19 year olds students interested in hearing some inspiring stories from some of our RAF Female Ambassadors

· Application Deadline: 8th February 2021

· Magazine & Website Article Writing - Add to Your Creative Portfolio - 1 Week Virtual Work Experience

· Dates: 8th – 12th March 2021.

· Eligibility: Creative 15 – 19 year olds interested in marketing research, data collection and analysis. – Particularly from the East of England

· Application Deadline: 18th February 2021

· Green Skills in the Construction and Engineering Industry

· Dates: 6th -9th April 2021.

· Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds interested in the ‘green’ plans for the construction and engineering industry.

· Application Deadline: 7h March 2021

· VWEX: Construct your Career with Kier

· Dates: 1st – 5th March 2021.

· Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds interested in design, finance, Health & Safety, Sustainability, Planning or Community Engagement

· Application Deadline: 17h February 2021

· East West Railway Company - Building a New Railway

· Dates: 6th -9th April 2021.

· Eligibility: 16 – 19 year olds interested in Technology, Engineering, Planning, Business Studies, Design and/or Customer Services

· Application Deadline: 28h February 2021

Please complete your application early as employers may make selections before the advertised deadlines.

For a full list of placements - sign in here to search and apply.

If you have any questions about the process, have forgotten your login details or are having technical issues, please get in touch with and the team will be more than happy to help.

Good luck!

The Experience Team

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The 'Tomorrow's Engineers Week' Quiz launches now!

Inspire your students and help them experience the world of engineering.

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The Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek20) Big Quiz launches today!

Simply by taking part, your school will be in with the chance of winning 1 of 2 £1,000 STEM equipment vouchers!

Suitable for home learning, homework or for use as part of a lesson, this fun 30-minute quiz for 11-16 year olds will develop young people’s engineering knowledge and provide lots of useful information about exciting engineering careers.

There are 2 big prizes on offer:

  • £1,000 STEM voucher for the school with the most student entries
  • £1,000 STEM voucher for the top scoring school
Join the Big Quiz!

It's simple to take part!

- Share this link with students

- Work the quiz into your scheme of work/homework timetable. Students will be able to play until 14:00 on Thursday 12 November so there’s plenty of time to get involved.

- Watch out for Fayon Dixon, who’ll be announcing the winners on the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week website and our social media channels at 14:00 on Friday 13 November.

Please note

  • No personal data will be collected; however, students will need to enter the name of your school and the first part of its postcode at to get started.
  • In the event of a tie the top scoring schools will be drawn out of a virtual hat.
  • Full T&Cs can be viewed on the Tomorrow’s Engineers website.

The Big Quiz is just one part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week. Find out about other activities taking place and how schools can get involved using this toolkit.

Pilot Careers Live Event!

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Pilot Careers are hosting a live web event from Friday 6th November to Saturday 7th November 2020. Pupils are encouraged to register to join in on a virtual weekend of Keynotes speakers, meeting and networking with industry professionals, and bringing essential information to those who are keen in pursuing a career as a pilot.

The event is completely free and takes you through all the necessary information and routes you need in order to become a pilot. 

The information below is taken from the Pilot Careers Live Event webpage:

Who should attend Europe’s biggest Pilot Careers events?

The event is FREE for anyone to attend and is essential for:

  • School or college graduates looking for the next step
  • Anyone with an ambition to become a professional pilot
  • Anyone interested in commercial helicopter flying career
  • School or college advisors
  • Anyone considering making a career change to avaiation

At Pilot Careers Live – The Virtual Edition you can meet:

  • Leading pilot training academies from the UK, mainland Europe, USA and beyond
  • Military air forces including the RAF, Army Air Corps and Fleet Air Arm
  • Universities
  • Pilots
  • Former students
  • Airlines

The website details what brilliant things you will get out of attending the careers event. If you are seriously considering a career in aviation, make sure you check this out!

Upcoming Event at Access Creative College, Lincoln!


Upcoming Open Event

Music & Events // Music Tech // Games & Computing // Media & Design 

We are now taking bookings for our upcoming event on 27/10/20 and places can be booked here: 

Following our COVID safety regulations, we will have limited capacity at our Open Day events, so booking is essential!

Please share with students who have a passion for all things creative!

Stay Safe, Stay Creative!

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Welcome Back!

Here at Athena we are working hard to get everything ready for your return next week. We have all been thinking of you over the summer break and hope that you have all enjoyed your time off... but that you're looking forward to coming back and seeing us again!

We want to give a big welcome to all our new pupils starting this year, and some new staff members as well. 

Although we won't see you in person until Thursday 10th September, there will be home learning on Google Classroom available from Thursday 3rd September, as this is when term technically starts! 

We look forward to seeing you next week and hope that you are looking forward to seeing us too!

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Athena Hedgehogs!

In recent weeks, Athena School has been extremely lucky to house two young hedgehogs, who we have fondly named Sticklebrick and Velcro! Did you know that a baby hedgehog is known as a hoglet? How adorable is that?!

Wild Things Rescue, in Lincolnshire, specialises in the ethical rehabilitation of British wildlife. This means that they look after wild animals and nurse them back to health in order to be able to release them back into the wild. They are a charity, and require donations in order to carry out their important work. Charitable donations from the public go towards veterinary bills, proper food and appropriate housing. You can donate directly to their paypal, or you can even buy some beautiful wild animal prints from their online shop. Check out their website to find out more:

They are currently fundraising to build a wildlife hospital in Lincolnshire! They currently have two large walk-in kennels, in order to house larger animals, such as birds of prey or geese. They also have two brand new incubators and smaller houses for littler animals, such as hedgehogs.

Our aim with Sticklebrick and Velcro was to get them to the optimum weight, so that they can be released into the wild, to live their happy, free lives with other hedgehogs. According to the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, hedgehogs should weigh at least 500g before they can be released. 
We have been lucky enough to have these little guys for the past two weeks and have been helping in their rehabilitation journey.

Whenever pupils have handled the hedgehogs, they have handled them with care and safety, wearing the correct protective gear, including gloves and aprons. We have been extremely careful with them, as hedgehogs are quite timid creatures. They enjoy sleeping during the day and burrowing into the bedding we gave them - they like warm, dark spaces. Did you know hedgehogs are omnivores? This means that they eat plants and meat. We used special hedgehog food for them, to make sure they were eating enough.

We were very pleased to receive some positive feedback from Lucy, from Wild Things Rescue, and as our hoglets are now at the optimum weight for survival in the wild, they have been released back into the wild! We were very sad to see our little friends go, but are so happy and grateful to have had the opportunity to help them. It has been a great experience for us at Athena, and we hope that we will get the opportunity to do something like this again in the future!

Check out the photographs of our little buddies!