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Meadowfest was a resounding success.  On Friday 23rd June, staff transformed the Academy into a festival of fun where pupils could bounce and tumble on numerous inflatables; have their face painted and have a go at games like “splat the rat” and “hook a duck” or pose in the photo booth run by NCS volunteers.  The pupils were surprised by an appearance from Spiderman and Paw Patrol.  For pupils with sensory needs, the inflatable disco dome proved popular and an assortment of sensory experiences awaited them in the specially made beach area which everyone enjoyed.  Because the event was spread across the whole Academy site, every pupil took part as they had the space to find their own level of enjoyment and participation.

Pupils thoroughly enjoyed the Grand Final of the Meadowfest’s Got Talent competition, judged by our Queen and her party who decided that the Sixth Form act, Evolution of Dance were the eventual winners in a strong field.  Visiting groups from Churchill Park special school in King’s Lynn and FACET in March were able to join in the festivities and enjoyed the day.  We were also treated to a special performance from a singer called Jessica who brought a touch of class to proceedings.  The pupils had a fantastic day, their smiles and excitement were infectious.

Tickets for the Saturday had sold out a few days prior to the event and festival go-ers were greeted by the sight of a London Routemaster Bus parked at the Academy offering rides around Wisbech which proved very popular.  The weather stayed dry, which allowed the various music and dance acts including Big Phil and the Heartbreakers, Studio 24/7, Steffany’s Adele tribute act to provide a fabulous backdrop of quality music to the festival.  The face painters did a brisk trade, there were plenty of stalls to peruse including Cambs Fire and Rescue and the hog roast was excellent.   The PTA provided a yummy cake stall and we were supported by a MacMillan stand. Parents and children alike had a great time in the beach area; paddling, making sandcastles or just watching it all from the deckchairs. 

We were able to raise £800 on the Saturday which will go towards specialist equipment, trips and residential visits for all the pupils.  This spectacular event would not have been possible without the support, time, resources and generosity given by so many people.  The Academy sends out our heartfelt thanks on behalf of the pupils to all that supported us.  For a full list of thank you’s and contact details, please see our website  Who needs Glastonbury? We hope to repeat Meadowfest in the future.

Emma Bird

Opening and closing our festival on Saturday were Big Phil and the Heartbreakers, an energetic three piece rock covers band playing hits from the likes of Foo Fighters, Royal Blood, Wolfmother, Jimi Hendrix and much more. Despite being together for less than a year they have made quite an impact on the local music scene. 
For gigs, videos and more info check them out on Facebook @bigphilandtheheartbreakers where you can message them directly. Contact can also be made via email ( or phone (07908641418). 

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