Lambeth Academy joined other schools across United Learning in celebrating our heritage and the diversity of students during the one day Ideas Festival. Year 7 students rehearsed with the Creative Arts department over 5 hours to ready themselves for an important performance of music, drama and dance at the end of the school day. Executive Principal Jan Shadick was the special guest and was given a huge round of applause as she took her seat. Ms Shadick is leaving the Academy to take on a new role as United Learning's Regional Director for the South so this final performance by students was especially poignant. There were more than a few tears as students sang a song they wrote for Ms Shadick, “We will make you proud” at the close of the festival.