Courtney was a student at Ormiston Denes from 2008 to 2011. She recently called in to the academy to talk to some of Miss Edmondson’s students. Whilst she was there we was lucky enough to catch up with her.
Courtney recalled her time here, telling us that she enjoyed learning science and had memories of hands-on physics experiments. She also enjoyed drama, having been part of the chorus in the school production of Boogie Nights whilst she was in Year 10.
Courtney always wanted to travel. She was able to link in what she learnt in RE and health & social care, with working with people. She studied for a year at Lowestoft Sixth Form College but decided that route was not for her. So she decided to apply to Lowestoft College to study a cabin-crew course. By the time Courtney was nearing the end of her course, British Airways were hiring, and Courtney fancied her chances. Training took nearly seven weeks and the whole application and training process took a whole year.
Courtney was over the moon when she found out she had been accepted as cabin crew for this international airline. After eagerly awaiting details of her first flight, she has just been told that she is off to Seoul in South Korea! We asked Courtney how she was feeling about her first flight and she told us she was nervous but very excited. She explained that there was a diverse range of information to remember. She talked about how her training covered how to deal with celebrities, challenging people, passengers with particular needs, and so on. She said it is a bit of a lottery as to what to expect on a daily basis.
For those of you that don’t know, Courtney is Miss Edmondson’s daughter. I asked Miss Edmondson how she felt about Courtney’s new career. She told me: “I am so proud of Courtney’s achievements. She is proof that you can do or be anything that you want. All you have to do is find out what you really want to do. I am really excited about hearing of her adventures over the next few months.”
We wish Courtney well in her career and look forward to hearing her future news.
Courtney’s message to fellow students is this: “Don’t be put off if you don’t do very well. Play to your strengths and don’t give up.”
With the current world situation, and not being able to offer our normal transition, we would like to share some resources to support current Year 6 students, who will be moving to Ormiston Denes Academy in the next academic year. There are a number of online sites available, these include: Be Awesome, Go Big has […]
Mrs Buckenham has created this cookbook for all skill levels. Take a look and make something tasty!
Following on from the successful OAT EAST Dance competition, the full video performance from our students can be seen here: http://bit.ly/OATEASTDance
Students from Ormiston Denes Academy had a fantastic trip to Tonale in Italy again this year for the 2020 ski trip! All students had a fantastic time and demonstrated courage, resilience and determination. Our surroundings were beautiful – breathtaking with glorious weather! As well as skiing, students also participated in: • Bumboarding • Night Ski […]
We had an amazing time when 21 of our brilliant dancers took part in the first OAT East Dance competition! Students were competing against 7 other Ormiston academies, which calculated to just over 100 students. Their 10 minute routine made audience members cry, cheer and have goose bumps! Also, a huge well done to our […]
We are proud to announce that in January we were awarded our platinum award from our work with Suffolk Family Carers and supporting our young carers in school. We work closely with Suffolk Family Carers, and especially those within our academy. We have raised school awareness of young carers through assemblies, form time sessions, social […]
The OAT East Dance Competition is taking place at Ormiston Denes Academy on Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 7.00pm! This is a competition for students from eight Ormiston academies based in East Anglia, and we are hosting! Family and friends are welcome to this free event, doors will open at 6.45pm.
The Ormiston Denes Academy annual Careers Fair is taking place on Friday 6th March! This gives our students a chance to investigate possible careers and opportunities available to them. Over 45 organisations are attending this fantastic event!
Congratulations to all students involved, for their months of hard work and effort, in preparing and delivering various workshops and events for the Dora Love competition. All of the students were so professional in their presentation in the final, competing against 17 other secondary schools for the prize, and speaking in front of hundreds of […]
A very proud moment for Ormiston Denes Academy when some of our Year 9 students performed Suitcase 1938, at Lowestoft Train Stationn, as part of the Holocaust Memorial Day Service. This marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The train station is important as it was one of the places that received hundreds of Jewish refugees […]
The results are now in and we are proud to say that we have won 4 of the 6 categories that we entered, with all of our students being highly commended! Dance – JessicaArt – OliviaFood Technology – AlfiePublic Speaking – Daisy Congratulations to all students from the Lowestoft schools that participated in the awards. […]