Perry attended The Denes from 2007–2011. He is currently studying in his final year of an economics degree at the University of Hertfordshire. Perry is very proud of his connection to The Denes.
Perry told us: “I have recently completed a placement year as a policy advisor for the Vice-Chancellor of the University, and have had the pleasure of completing an internship at University Alliance in Whitehall, Westminster. My internship role consisted of providing research to inform the political strategy of universities and promote the fantastic research taking place in universities in the UK. This was a great experience because not only did I spend a lot of time around the latest technology (I have been lucky enough to meet the latest high-tech robots!) but my office was on the same road as Number 10 Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament (a place I seemed to spend a lot of my time!).
“I look back fondly upon my time at Denes as it was a place where I developed my passions for Business, Geography and English. I recall many great memories representing the school in a variety of sports such as football, cricket and hockey, but the greatest was scoring a hat-trick against Lynn Grove in a 3-0 win in the quarter finals of the cup and celebrating on the mini bus home!
We asked Perry if he had a message for our students. This is what he said: “I encourage all of you to pursue what you want to do, do not follow the herd. There are some fantastic opportunities out there, and with the right attitude and commitment you can reach them. I was the first in my family to go to university and I have learnt that taking opportunities creates further opportunities – keep on meeting people and setting the right impression and you will go a long way in the future.”
We’re really proud to share Perry’s latest news.
Perry recently started his Masters Degree in Public Policy at the London School of Economics. Perry told us: “It’s very challenging, but I’m enjoying studying at one of the best universities in the world! Alongside my degree, I have been working as a Student Enquiries Advisor in London which involves encouraging and helping 16-18 year olds apply for university. I have also recently been approached to work for ITV as an Economics Research Assistant. Working for the Economics Editor, Noreena Hertz, I help produce stories on politics and the economy for ITV News. It is a very interesting role and I have learnt a lot from researching all of the topics – I really like turning the TV on in the evening and seeing my research on the 10 O’Clock news! Around 5 million people tune in every night to watch, so it’s great to know that my work is having an impact.”
Congratulations to Perry for this fantastic and inspirational achievement.
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. […]