Netball Umpires At Northumberland Games

The Northumberland Games is massive event in the school calendar where students from schools from all over Northumberland come together and compete in a range of sports.

For the event to be as successful as it is relies on older students to volunteer umpiring and refereeing events.

Again BCHS were able to provide 6 of our most experienced umpires for the netball competition.  These students have previously taken part in a netball umpiring course which is funded through the sports partnership.  Once they have been on the course they are able to participate in a range of umpiring opportunities through the Bedlington/Blyth sports partnership and after school matches.

Under 13 Champions

Bedlingtonshire Community High School are proud to announce that our U13 Girl’s football team became County Champions on Thursday 22 June 2017 when they were competing in the Northumberland Games representing the Bedlington/Blyth area.

The standard of football was exceptionally high and to go through the competition without conceding a goal or losing a match was an amazing achievement.  Especially when we take into account all of our outfield players were in Year 7 and were competing against teams which were predominately made up of Year 8 players.

Not only are these players extremely talented but their hard work and positive attitudes have been fundamental to all of their achievements this year!

Northumberland Games

We would like to congratulate our students who took part in the Northumberland Games on Thursday.  To represent the Bedlington/Blyth area in this event is a great achievement where over 1500 competitors took part in a wide range of sports.  Our students participated in U13 football and U13 Volleyball.

Not only did we compete but we also brought medals home with us.  U13 Girls football team won Gold and U13 Girls Volleyball team won Bronze.

All of our students performed magnificently.   However it is important to acknowledge the behaviour and sportsmanship from our students was fantastic throughout the day.

We would like to thank the School Sports Partnership team and all the volunteers who organised the event.

Young Writers Competition

In April 2017, students at Bedlingtonshire Community High School were invited to take part in the Young Writers’ ‘Welcome to Wonderland’ competition. The students were tasked with writing a 100 word mini saga; a completely original and creative work of fiction. Sixteen pupils entered the competition and penned tales of dystopian futures, underwater worlds and universes of horror.

Young Writers received over 18,000 entries to this writing competition and are still processing entries from some areas of the country. Incredibly, all sixteen of the ‘Welcome to Wonderland’ entrants from BCHS have been selected to have their stories published in a book called “Welcome to Wonderland – Wicked Worlds”, which is due for publication on 30th September 2017.
All of our outstanding entries will be displayed in our library, for staff and students to enjoy for the remainder of the year.
The pupils are:
Shay Maclauchlan
Rosie Hurley
Rhya Willis
Reegan Parker-Clark
Morgan Johnstone
Katie Preece
Kayle Davis
Michael Davis
Leigh Auld
Molly Kennedy
Grace Henderson
Jemma Joslin
Ellie Dillon
Caitlin Sheppard
Ellie Davidson
Caitlyn Archer
Aleysha Harness
Alex Williams

A Writer Amongst Us!

Did you know that Ms Timmons has had a book published? She has written this article for us:

‘One of my earliest happy memories was when I was in primary school and the headmistress had framed a poem I had written and placed it in pride of place on the wall of her office.

I guess it was that exact moment when I realised how powerful and important it was to receive praise and how the positivity and encouragement of a teacher can have a profound effect on a young mind.

This is why I love teaching, the chance to inspire and develop young students and help them achieve their goals and never give up. Reach for the stars and believe in themselves because dreams really can come true.

Hence finally fulfilling my own dream, I always loved to write and hoped one day one of my stories would be published, come alive and here it is ‘The Time Toucher’.

A student said to me today when I showed her the printed book, “Miss I am so proud of you, I could cry”. I guess the support and praise works both ways.’

Miss Timmons

Children’s University Graduation

In May a selection of Bedlingtonshire Community High School students graduated from the Children’s University at a ceremony held at St James Park. The certificates achieved where Bronze Silver and Gold and Megan Goss had 130+ hours for volunteering at the ‘transition youth Club’ held on a Wednesday evening. The awards were presented to the students by Colin Briggs who is the BBC Breakfast ‘look north’ presenter. The students also had their photos taken with the pitch in the background with their certificates and graduation gowns.

There were also 102 children from across our 8 feeder primaries and middle schools who also graduated on the evening. Well done to all involved!

Year 11 Prom

Year 11 had a wonderful evening celebrating their time at Bedlingtonshire Community High School and relieving some stress caused from the recent exams. They all looked wonderful, and although we are awaiting some professional photographs, here are some from last nights event.

York Trip

On the May 23, so me year 8 students set off on the train from Morpeth train station to York for a day exploring York. The year 8 students applied for a key fund grant of £250 to go to York which they had to do the budget for. They also have to find out the cost of the return train tickets the departure and arrival times at both Morpeth and York railway station. The students also wanted to visit the York dungeons go out for lunch and do some site seeing and visiting the York railway museum if there is time. The students also had to do a presentation in front of a representative from the ‘key’ which they were successful in doing so and receiving a cheque for £250 to go on the trip. Pizza Hut was the place for lunch before doing some site seeing and a little bit of shopping. The weather was really sunny and hot but the students still enjoyed the day.


Air Ambulance Assembly

You may remember that a short time ago Natasha Sweeney, Year 9 raised £570 for the Great North Air Ambulance. It was her idea for a non uniform day for the charity as her brother was involved in a car accident in 2016 which took the life of former student and close friend Ricky Tynemouth. This week the Air Ambulance team came into assembly and presented Natasha with a cheque for £570. Bedlingtonshire Community High School would like to thank Natasha for her hard work and charitable effort.