The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Charles Read Academy

We seek to broaden the horizons of each and everyone of our students encouraging academic excellence and transferable life skills enabling all to become effective members of our 21st century society.

Harvest Festival at Charles Read Academy

Over the past 2 weeks at the Academy, our three houses, Aqua, Caeli and Terra have been busy donating a vast array of food and cosmetic items. To add some competition to the collecting, we decided to ask the students to bring in items in their house colours and they rose to the challenge! Blue, green and yellow packaging came flooding in and the boxes were over flowing within a week, with one student Oliver Mann in Year 7 bringing in a yellow bucket full of goodies! There was a real feeling of community spirit and a deeper understanding that even though we are 3 separate house, we come together as one community. On Thursday 3rd October, Year 7 students enjoyed a wonderful Harvest festival service at Corby Glen Church. The students sang several songs themed around giving and harvest and Sally Godbold-Norman read from the gospel of St Luke, the parable of the rich man who had land which bore good crops. The Vicar, Reverend Buckman spoke to our students about the meaning behind harvest and thinking about giving back to those less fortunate. It was a wonderful service and the students really developed their comprehension of our CRA values of respect and courage.

Charlie King
Assistant Principal