New York Trip

Do you fancy coming on a trip to New York (USA)?

If you will be in Year 10-12 next year and have less than 20 behaviour points you may be able to come on the trip. Please see Miss. Hocking (Drama Teacher) for further information. Deadline for deposits is Friday 3rd of March.

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Show Racism The Red Card

On Wednesday 15 February Year 7 Students at Bedlingtonshire Community High School took part in the Show Racism The Red Card workshop. The workshop comprised of 2 sessions delivered by specialists from the SRTRC team. A survey about students views and beliefs was conducted before the workshop and a similar workshop was conducted after the workshop to see if students views or attitudes had altered. Feedback from students was positive and they enjoyed the workshop.

Italian Day @BCHS

Wednesday this week saw our school canteen produce culinary delights with an Italian theme. On offer was a selection of Garlic Breads, Pizzas and Spaghetti Bolognese.

The food went down a treat with both staff and students!.

 

Sweet Raffle Winner

And the winner is………

Miss Nichol

The raffle raised a brilliant £51 for the British Heart Foundation.

Well done to all involved.

Gay-Straight Alliance

Bedlingtonshire Community High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance is doing big things for LGBT youth in the local community. The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a student-run club which provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation, and work to end homophobia and transphobia.

This year, the students of BCHS’s GSA wanted to go a step further in order to help the LGBT community. They decided to fund raise for The Albert Kennedy Trust based in Newcastle. This charity works to help homeless LGBT youth in the Newcastle area.

The first fundraising activity the GSA organised was a raffle for a pair of wireless Beats by Dre headphones. The headphones were bought through funding secured from the charity, The Key. In order to be granted this funding, three Sixth Formers created a presentation and presented their ideas about fundraising for the Albert Kennedy Trust in front of a Key panelist. The group was awarded £250 from the Key Social Action Fund for their hard work and creative ideas.

The GSA was able to raise a staggering £151.06 through the raffle. However, they are not stopping there. The group plans to continue to raise money by running a sweet stall in the near future.

Well done to the Gay-Straight Alliance!

Mario Cart Time Trial

ICT have recently been running a Mario Kart Time Trial competition in KS3. Over the last 6 weeks students have been signing up and racing against one another to set the fastest times over different courses. Congratulations to Lewis Archer 8PS, Nathanael Wales 8KLA and Kenya Brown 8AHU for winning various rounds throughout the competition. Lewis in particular won 5 rounds.

Well done folks!

Valentines Day @BCHS

We had so many cakes events planned for Valentines day yesterday, here a but a few…….

Valentines cakes and biscuits in the school canteen

An amazing cake that was raffled

Valentines hearts given to students

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I hope everyone enjoyed the day!

Science Trip

27 Year 10 Triple Science students from Bedlingtonshire Community High School took part in a whole day Physics Outreach Programme at Newcastle University.

For most students this was their first visit to a University setting and they weren’t disappointed.  In two groups students, took part in activities including making a CLOUD chamber to observe the interaction and annihilation of sub atomic particles, observing electron displays and how they can be used in TV and art, and a demonstration of Brownian Motion and Kinetic Modelling using Cryogenics/Liquid Nitrogen.

Students also had an opportunity to experience Student Services and had lunch in one of the many café/restaurants around campus and had a real glimpse of university life!

The students had a brilliant time and really enjoyed their first University experience.  Some have already expressed an interest in attending the one week residential course later in the year.

 

Sweet Hamper Raffle

7A have been putting together a sweet hamper that they can raffle off for Valentine’s day.
Raffle tickets are £1 per strip and can be bought from Ms Cook break and lunch and from 7A students.

All proceeds will go the British Heart Foundation.

Mothers Day Stall-Help Wanted!

Every year Bedlingtonshire Community High School runs a Mothers Day stall so that students can purchase gifts for their Mums or carers. The money raised from the stall will go to the charity ‘Tiny Lives’. The charity supports families that have babies that are born early or who are poorly. In order to run the stall we need good quality gifts donated to the school If you have any good quality gifts that you feel will be suitable please donate them and bring them to Mrs Pritchard.