Sam Exton, a Year 11 student at the academy has been nominated for an AEA (Academy Excellence Award). He represented DACA in the Technology category and needed to answer an essay question set by experts at the University of Nottingham.
The Academy Awards are open to students from years 11, 12 and 13 and there are a wide range of subjects to study and thrive in, including English, Maths, Science, Technology and Humanities.
Sam himself stated: “It was a challenging question and I worked hard on my essay so I’m pleased the awards panel liked it. I’m happy to be representing DACA in this exciting new competition.”
Also, Mr Loughran had this to say: “We’re delighted that Sam has progressed through to the long-list. This is a prestigious new educational awards scheme and we’re thrilled that DACA will be represented. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that he will reach the shortlist next month, but nevertheless this is a brilliant achievement.”
All of us at the Academy are proud of Sam’s achievement and we wish him the best of luck in the rest of the competition.
By George Ashton and Robert Tait
Posted on Fri, July 8, 2011
by Darwen Academy