Summer School

From Monday 7 August to Friday 11 August, Bedlington Community High School opened its doors to some of the new year 7 students for a week long summer school.  21 new year 7 students attended over the week which included a team building activity at St James Park, making bird boxes and bird feeders and being news reporters. The week finished with a graduation and buffet for parents and carers. The group then went to St James park, home of Newcastle United, to do a magpie market and a tour of the stadium which would help develop their numeracy skills ready for September. On Wednesday they put their creative skills to the test and had to decorate and build a bird box and bird feeder which the students enjoyed doing. On Thursday they became news reporters and looked at how to put a sports news article together. It was really good to see how the groups worked well together as some of the students hadn’t met until the summer school. On Friday the students finished off their work books and feedback evaluations before putting on a buffet for the parents who would be attending the awards ceremony later in the day. The students all received a certificate, were given a book, some sweets, lanyards and they also got a key ring from St James Park.

All the students who took part enjoyed the week and the parents were also impressed at the way the summer school programme was put together and also how much their son’s/daughters enjoyed it.

Go Smarter Cycle Trip

Last half term students from Bedlington Community High School took part in a cycling course. They were learning how to cycle safely and cycled to Blyth, the Port of Blyth, Newbiggin and Cambois. On Tuesday 18 July Mr Allman, together with two year 9 students and one year 8 student, took part in a big bike ride. This was part of the ‘Go Smarter’ programme with ‘WATBike’. The national cycle route took the students up the Furness Bank in Bedlington and on to Bebside and Cramlington before arriving at the Quorun Business Park.
 
Once they arrived they stopped off at Greggs for some lunch which has its headquarters on the business park. The students then met the marketing lead responsible for attracting companies and businesses on to the business Park. It has a sports and fitness centre for any one employed by the companies on the business park. The park also holds family fun days for anyone employed on the business park at key times in the year. The students were also told about the companies on the business park and there are well known companies on the park like Tesco Bank. They also visited one of the unoccupied buildings to see what a typical building looks like and the views were stunning from the top floor. This was a good experience for the students and made them think about career opportunities available in the future.

GCSE Results

Well done to all Year 10 and 11 students who received their results today. There were some very happy students with some very well deserved results!

Post 16 Results are in!

Congratulations to all post 16 students who today received their post 16 results. All our students did incredibly well but 2 students in particular deserve special mention. Aminah Shafiq and Ellen Bramley achieved A grades in all their subjects which included an A* for Aminah in English Literature.

Raffle Raises Funds For Prom

11LJH have raised over £130 so far with the sale of raffle tickets for an Amazon Fire 7 tablet and a cake sale to put towards yr 11 prom. The winner of the raffle drawn today was O Thomson in yr 10. Well done!

Year 12 Trip

Year 12 students studying Film Studies, English Literature and History were given the opportunity to visit the Robinson Library at Newcastle University last week. The students were given a tour of the library and attended a tutorial explaining how to use the library’s resources. They then had the rest of the day to work in the library accessing the vast array of resources at their disposal to help them to prepare for their work in year 13. All of the students were fantastic and really made the most of this great opportunity.

Great British BBQ

We have all had a great day celebrating all the hard work and welcoming the summer break. Here are some photos that show the fun that was had at our great British BBQ.

GCSE Geography Fieldwork

On Wednesday the 12 July and Friday 14 July, 2 classes went out to do field work as part of their GCSE Geography course. The plan was to experience as many different techniques as possible whilst on the Blyth beach and dunes. The students measured the gradient of the beach and also the height of the beach against the groynes to assess the effectiveness of these structures at trapping sand and so in protecting the coast. Later the students used a float to track the direction and speed of longshore drift and  they surveyed sediment size and shape all along the beach to see if the waves were moving stones along it.

The weather was sunny and the students enjoyed a stop at the chippy and ice cream van at lunchtime!

6th Form Leavers

Some photos from the 6th form leavers last Friday. A direct link to the photos can be found here:

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