Alde Valley Academy GCSE Results 2019 Isabel Brinkley: feeling the future in an instant at Alde Valley Academy

ALDE Valley celebrating

Academy is

achievements of one of its most remarkable


the outstanding inspirational

students: Isabel Brinkley. On a nationwide level, Izzy has joined the 4.7% of students who gain a level 9 at GCSE. But in fact, Izzy smashed that barrier no fewer than 6 times achieving a level 9: in English Literature, French, Philosophy and Ethics, History, Physics and Biology. This ‘journey’ to academic

success has

been down to Izzy’s innate extraordinary talents and work ethic, but also in her own words, to “ the phenomenal amount of not just academic, but also emotional


and encouragement received over the past 5 years; it truly made

an immense impact

on my GCSE results.” Four grade 8s in Chemistry, Art and Design, English Language and Geography and a grade 6 in Maths completed Izzy’s comprehensive

sweep of

results. Izzy herself uses the words ‘honoured,’ ‘proud’ and ‘ecstatic’ at her results and no student could have deserved those results more. However, Izzy’s time at Alde

Valley Academy was not only distinguished by academic success. As Head Girl, Izzy represented

her many public school on stages with dignity and aplomb, as well as

helping to arrange and compere intra-school events such as the Children in Need Talent Show! She was also part of the winning team at the Dora Love Award held by the University of Essex, disseminating


lessons of the Holocaust to future generations. However, Izzy’s first love has always been her love of science. But Isabel is not content with academic results. Barely had the ink dried on her last exam paper, than Izzy was on a solitary flight to Indonesia to join a team from Cardiff and the American School of Bangkok to work with the charity Operation Wallacea. This involved strenuous work inside the rain forest as well as scuba diving; in addition to GCSE revision, Izzy had had to take and pass a course in diving on her own initiative! This passion is reflected in her choices at her A Level:

Geography and Izzy’s adventurous spirit

Biology, Chemistry, Sociology. will

also take her to Iceland next year to study volcanoes and glaciers, pursuing her passion for environmental science. A young lady who is passionate about climate

change and

‘making a difference,’ perhaps we are seeing the birth of a Suffolk Greta Thunberg! Mr Mayhew, Headteacher at Alde Valley

Academy HARWICH G.M.T. – Aldeburgh minus 1hr 3 mins (Heights are for Harwich expressed in metres)

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said, ‘Izzy has always been a tremendously driven young lady who is determined to be the best that she can be. Her single- minded approach coupled with our fantastic staff have put her in a perfect position to realise her dreams.’ Alde Valley Academy wish amazing

this alumna every

success. But the person with the final words must be Isabel herself: “those first huge leaps at GCSE … could only have been made successfully by the sheer amount of assistance from the staff at Alde Valley Academy. I am and have always been told that I am my worst critic (by many!) and so would often doubt myself, but down to such relentless encouragement, I am ecstatic with my results and will forever remember (and miss) my time at Alde Valley.” We also had many other students achieve huge success with GCSE level 9 and 8 result; to mention a few: Olivia Crum Ewing, Erin Pain, Kayleigh Buzzard,


Pegg and Grace Tanton-Brown. Well done to


Elvin, Eve the Alde

Valley students of 2019. We wish you all the very best in your future.

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people over retirement age and those in the latter stages of a terminal illness by offering all kinds of pet care. We are looking to welcome new dog walking volunteers to help residents of Leiston and their adorable dogs who would just love to go for a short walk. What

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injury or just the fact that we all get older eventually affects our ability to look after our four legged companions? A large number of elderly or ill pet owners become very worried about their ability to care for their pets, feeling that their only option is to rehome them, this is where our national network of dedicated volunteers step in to offer


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support enabling them to stay together. We’ll walk the dog for a housebound owner, we’ll foster pets when owners need hospital care, we’ll fetch the cat food, even clean out the bird cage or litter trays. All volunteers help in the ways that are most appropriate to them, they take it in turn to visit housebound owners to take the dog for a walk, volunteers foster pets as one of their family when owners face a spell in hospital, they take pets to the vet, even clean out the budgie's cage or cats litter trays. If anyone would like to register or even have a quick chat about registering just call direct on 01736 758707 or email uk

Saxmundham Library News

SUFFOLK Libraries Day,

Saturday 12th October was the first ever Suffolk Libraries Day. Each library did something different to celebrate Suffolk Libraries.


Library celebrated with cakes for everyone (donations were greatly appreciated) and at 12 noon, we presented certificates to those that took part in the 3 Libraries Challenge.

The Friday Readers Book Group, next meeting Friday 25th October, 1.30pm. Currently reading 'The Daylight Gate' Jeanette Winterson. A friendly book group; just turn up for the next book. Meets last Friday every month.

iPad/iPhone Improvers Course. Refreshing and learning


building confidence starts Monday 28th October 9.30am – 12noon 4 Week Course (runs October 28th, November 4th, 11th and 18th), £45 per person, payable when booking via cash or cheque (cheques payable to

things whilst

‘Suffolk Libraries IPS Ltd’). Toptime, (Talks, Authors, Crafts, Games, etc),

Thursdays, 10am – 12pm

(talks start at 10.30am). Open to all adults – Pop in and try it, £1 charge per session – includes tea/coffee. October 31st – Chatter time - time to sit just chatter over coffee.

November 7th - Talk

Iceland's Unique Landscape - Talk from Louise Barnes. November 14th -

Icelandic Culture - Talk from Louise Barnes

November 21st - Talk

'Christmas Stories' with Stephen Morgan November 28th -


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SATURDAY 16th November, film show at 2.30pm in the Church

Hall, 'This Happy

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Autumn/Christmas Fair Saturday 30th November 10am to

12noon, Church Hall with stalls. Preloved

goods, Christmas cards and paper, books/CDs, homemade cakes, scones, a

raffle, refreshments and bacon butties. Come and join us Christmas

day. Come and welcome the birth of Jesus with words and music 10am-10.30am.

Knodishall Cancer Research UK Support Group

OUR annual Christmas Fayre is taking place on the November 30th in the Knodishall Village Hall from 11am until 3pm we will be serving light lunches, cakes, also coffee and tea. Grand draw, lots of craft stalls, garden produce, plants and bulbs, bird boxes, tombola, Christmas cakes, Cancer Research Christmas cards and lots more.

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Framlingham Fellowship News

THE September meeting of

the Fellowship included a talk by Michael Shade from The Hearing Care Centre. Michael

explained how the

Hearing Care Centre worked, a little about our hearing and the advances being made in hearing aid technology.


thanks to Michael for a very informative talk.

Our November meeting will include

our Christmas

Lunch - booking essential. For further details please contact us on 01728 621674. The programme for 2019/2020 is varied and we look forward to seeing new faces at our

meetings. Membership is open to all.

Our Christmas Sale place takes

on Saturday 30th November from 10am till 12noon. This is being held in our headquarters at The Westbury Centre in Fairfield Road, Framlingham. We have various stalls of goodies and many bargains to be purchased, together

with refreshments.

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