A Covid-Safe Social Programme for 2020 – 2021
As the pandemic continues, this year is starting a bit differently with regards to our social programme, but we are still determined to make it as fun, interesting, interactive, engaging, relevant, Covid-safe, socially-distanced, and non-pressurised as before! We will offer as many activities as we can both online and in-person so no one misses out, always adhering to current government rules and regulations, as the safety of our students is paramount. We will also endeavour to do more outside activities when possible, or choose venues that are spacious and safe for our students.
We encourage our students to embrace this new world of blended face-to-face/online activities, and ask them to give us any feedback or suggestions as we navigate this new way of interacting together.
September Events 2020:
For our full monthly calendar click here: Social Calendar – March 2020
Cheer on our student team at the CIFE inter-college quiz in London. This is an annual quiz where our college competes against others in the country in a general knowledge (with A-Level input) quiz. Join us & Original Wild for some outdoor adventure on the River Avon, stand up paddleboarding is really easy and so much fun. Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at The Assembly Inn with your fellow classmates, it’s just another excuse for a party! Our ‘Explore UK’ trip is taking us to London this month where we will visit Westminster, St James’s Park and Covent Garden.
For our full monthly calendar click here: Social Calendar – February 2020
For this month we’re spreading the ‘love’ by selling LoveHeart sweets and raising money for YoungMinds Charity, an organisation devoted to young people’s mental health. We’re also heading outdoors for some wild adventure at THE WILD PLACE PROJECT, a wildlife conservation park were students can take a Leap of Faith with a climbing challenge. Also trips to Oxford and the British Aerospace Museum will be our weekend excursions for both international and academic students where they can visit some Harry Potter filming sights and step aboard the Concorde, the world’s fastest passenger jet.
For our full monthly calendar click here: Social Calendar January 2020
Happy New Year to all our students! With mock exams looming, we’re starting off the new decade with a theme of balance, incorporating a few fun events in between study time. To celebrate end of mock exams we’ll be having a Chinese New Year party on Jan. 31 at The Assembly Inn.
For our international students, we’ll be heading to the Roman Baths to discover the ancient beauty of this historical place, it really is a must-see in Bath.
We’ll also be holding an English Chat Club for international students to meet and practise their English in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. We’ll meet every Thursday at 1pm at Chapel Row Cafe, join us for a chat and a cuppa.
Our most popular, festive student activity of the year is ice skating in the centre of Bath with Bath on Ice! Whether you’ve ice skated before or not doesn’t matter, it’s a great chance to get together with your classmates and have a laugh on the ice, the atmosphere is truly magical.
More festive fun will be had at the Theatre Royal in Bath when our students go to see the Beauty and the Beast Panto on Thursday, 12th December. One of the most popular fairy tales of all, Beauty & The Beast is the story of Belle who finds herself imprisoned in an enchanted castle by a prince who has been transformed into a hideous beast by an evil sorceress.
Our first half-term break is finished and we are gearing up for the festive season ahead.
Here’s our upcoming social activities and events for this winter term:
Get locked in and clued up in The Escape Room challenge where you have to work as a team to escape! Then join us in the front courtyard at 5pm on Thursday November 28th to see Dorothy’s Tree get lit up and buy a Remembrance Bauble to support Dorothy House Hospice. Students please note; we will require volunteer Student Elves from Nov. 28th – Dec. 14th, please sign up on the rota on the main noticeboard.
It’s a busy month as everyone settles into the new academic year, but we thought we add some fun options to the social activity and enrichment programme to get that important balance of work and play! For those who like outdoor rejuvenation, join us with Original Wild and coast down the River Avon in a kayak. For those who prefer indoor activities we have a cinema night on the 22nd October, and of course we can’t forget to celebrate Halloween with a party! You can dress up (or not!), just come and join the spooky fun. And don’t forget our fabulous Viva Trips taking place this month, to Stonehenge & Salisbury, Brecon Beacons & Caerphilly Castle, Snowdonia & Oxford! See full list by clicking Viva Trips document on the left.
Welcome Boat Party – Friday, Sept. 13, 4 – 8pm
Relax, eat and drink with your new college classmates on the Avon! Join us from 4-8pm for food, drink, music, and a chance to meet the staff and students of Bath Academy in an informal atmosphere by the beautiful Pulteney Bridge.
#instameetBA – Friday, Sept. 13
After your morning induction, we will be doing a Photo Trail around Bath, our very own #instameetBA! Get to know the city, or discover places you never knew. You don’t need to be a photographer, it’s all for fun, and prizes to be won.
Summer Ball – Class of 2019
Our students and staff had a fantastic time celebrating all their achievements this year at our Summer Ball, held at The Green Park Brasserie in Bath. Fun awards were handed out to both staff and students, the Photo Booth was busy all night, and the dance floor was on fire! Congratulations to our Class of 2019! For more pictures of the night see our gallery here:
ANNUAL SUMMER BALL – TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Friday, May 10th – save the date!
Paintballing – March 23, 2019
It’s time to get splattered! By far our most popular student activity, paintballing is a guaranteed colorful good time, don’t miss out! Join your fellow students in playful combat on Saturday, March 23rd.
Bowling Night! – February 9, 2019
Please join us this Saturday night for some bowling fun at Bath Sports & Leisure Centre (meet at Bath Academy at 7:00pm if unsure where to go). Who’s going to be the Bowling King / Queen of the night? 👑 🎳
Music Quiz – January 23, 2019
It’s time to beat the January blues with another fun Bath Academy Event! For all you music fans out there, come test your knowledge in a fun atmosphere with your fellow students, plus new students who are joining us for a couple of weeks from Italy. Join us next Wednesday at the Assembly in at 7pm for a musical quiz, meet our Italian students, and make some new friends from a fabulous country!
Karaoke Night – November 23, 2018
It’s time to show off your singing skills! And if you don’t want to sing, no worries, come and join the fun with your fellow students. We have a professional singer amongst us, so it will be a treat!
International Party – September 27, 2018
International evening is all about showing and sharing our cultures and traditions with each other.
It is a chance to bring everyone together to taste many different foods and witness a great night of entertainment.
Any home made cultural foods and displays of cultural talent (from both staff and students!) are greatly welcomed!!
Quiz Night – September 20th – Chapel Row
We kicked off our social programme this year with a Quiz Night at our new location at Chapel Row. Thanks to Yesid our Quiz Master and congratulations to the Green Team for being Quiz Champions!
Summer Ball – May 11
Our students attended a fantastic Summer Ball at The Bath Function Rooms where we enjoyed a 3-course meal, awards, and danced the night away! There was also a Photo Booth where students had great fun taking photos with props, a perfect souvenir of the evening. To see more photos from the evening, view our gallery here.
Congratulations to our Award Winners:
Natasha Taylor – Academic Achievement
Eliza Khanukaeva – Student of the Year