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Friday 9th February 2018

Yesterday students at Ark Burlington Danes Academy were paid a surprise visit by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, along with YouTuber Daniel Howell and musicians Professor Green and The Vamps to raise awareness around cyberbullying and mental health.

Wednesday 7th February 2018

Last Thursday, staff and students from across the Ark network were proud to be part of Time to Talk Day, encouraging everyone to start talking about mental health.
Time to Talk Day was established by Time to Change, the campaign to change how we all think and act about mental health problems, led by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. The day was created in recognition of the fact that people talking and sharing their experiences changes the attitudes of those around them. 

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

On Saturday 20 January, Rt. Hon Amber Rudd, Deputy Lieutenant Sarah Kowitz, the Mayor of Hastings, headteachers, business leaders and others from the local community attended the Now Teach launch in Hastings. 
The occasion was the much-anticipated launch of Now Teach, an Ark venture co-founded by Lucy Kellaway, which aims to encourage people who’ve already had one successful career to train as teachers. 

Ark Elvin Academy
Wednesday 17th January 2018

Staff and students at Ark Elvin Academy were delighted to set foot into their brand new building this week. The school, which is based in Wembley, is an eight-form entry secondary school. The new building is over three storeys and was constructed by Kier Group plc.
New facilities include fully-equipped food technology, design and technology, science and art departments. There is also a new music department which includes a recording studio with music labs and practice rooms, and state of the art drama studios.

Ark Victoria
Thursday 11th January 2018

Today it has been announced that an all-through school in Birmingham previously known as Perry Beeches V will be joining the Ark network in March 2018. Ark Victoria Academy will be an all-through school, serving families in the local community of Small Heath.
The name Ark Victoria was chosen by the headteachers because of its proximity to Small Heath Park, visited by Queen Victoria in 1887 where she was greeted by thousands of school children.

Ark Putney Academy
Tuesday 9th January 2018

Sinead Brown, a year 10 student from Ark Putney Academy in London, has won a place on the new Office for Students panel, a government-approved regulatory and competition authority for the higher education sector in England. Sinead was selected from 70 applicants and will become the panel's youngest voice for higher education reform. 

Ark Ventures
Monday 27th November 2017

Today marks the launch of Ark Ventures, which aims to incubate, launch and scale up initiatives that have the potential to transform the lives of children. 
Many of the initiatives ideas started in Ark schools. Others have come from innovators and partners outside of Ark. But they all share the ambition to address some of the most intractable issues in education and society – and they all have the potential to deliver widespread system change.
Ark Ventures contributes strategic and operational support while the ventures are growing into sustainable organisations.

Teach 2017 panel
Monday 27th November 2017

On Saturday 25 November 2017, education professionals from Birmingham and across the UK gathered at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre in the city centre for Teach 2017 – a one-day professional development conference open to all teachers. 

Friday 10th November 2017

On 9 November, children from Peepul’s Lajpat Nagar 3 school had the unique opportunity to meet with HRH Prince Charles. The Prince of Wales was on the last leg of his 11-day Commonwealth tour of Asia.
Peepul, an Ark supported venture, is an education-focused non-profit organisation. Formerly known as Ark India, Peepul have been operating in India since 2010, and have partnered with government and non-government agencies to execute high impact education programmes, focused on raising the standard and improving learning levels in government schools.

Football School and Nedum Onuoha at Ark Swift
Monday 6th November 2017

On Monday 6 November, students at Ark Swift Primary Academy in White City were treated to a special afternoon assembly featuring two famous authors and a professional footballer.

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