On Thursday 30th March the Year 10 netball team were invited to Finals Night after finishing in the top 2 of their league. It was a fantastic achievement after a very successful season with dedication from the whole squad and the girls were excited for their final two matches. First up were King Edward Morpeth, BCHS started the game very well and with confidence. Some great interceptions and defending kept the scores within reach at half time. In the second half KEVI pulled away but our girls kept it going until the end. The match finished 15 – 5 to KEVI but the score didn’t reflect the game and the team were complimented for how well they played with Sara Appleby earning player of the match. Next up was the deciding match for 3rd and 4th place against Berwick, having given it everything in the first match the girls continued to shine but the score line was much closer. Going into the final minutes it was 5-5 but Sophie Williamson and Aimee Urwin worked hard to prevent Berwick from scoring and bring the ball down to our end where Robyn Hankinson delivered not letting the pressure get to her and scored the winning goal for BCHS to finish 3rd in the county. A huge congratulations to the whole squad; Holly Richardson, Robyn Hankinson, Cobie Smith, Sara Appleby, Emma Lively, Hannah Dolby, Sophie Williamson and Aimee Urwin, a fantastic achievement to be proud of.
Bedlingtonshire Community High School has developed a way to bring year 5 and year 6 students and their parents together from the different primary schools whose students will hopefully attend Bedlingtonshire Community High School in year 7.
BCHS has used the experience of the schools Transition Youth Worker to open 3 transition Youth Clubs on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening working alongside local community groups to deliver the youth clubs. Andy Allman the schools transition youth worker attends all 3 youth clubs which start to cement links between the students and their parents who often drop off and pick up their children and Bedlington Community High School. This process doesn’t usually happen until the summer term of the school year but by offering the youth clubs to year 5 and year 6 students from the primary schools makes those links at least 2 years before the students are due to move to Bedlington Community High School in year 7. It is also a way of allowing the year 5 and 6 students to start to get to know each other from the different primary schools. The youth clubs are promoted within the primary schools and is also linked to the children’s university passport programme which the primary schools and Bedlington Community High School have all signed up to deliver in each school.
Monday Night Transition Youth Club is run by Trinity Youth Association at the Oval community centre Bedlington and has a £1 charge. The youth club runs term time only from 6:30 to 7:30 pm and is aimed at year 5, 6 and year 7 students.
Wednesday Night Transition Youth Club is run by the transition youth worker and staff from Bedlingtonshire Community High School and is funded by Choppington Parish Council. The youth club takes place in the church hall of the Holy Family Church next to the Cherry Tree pub in Stakeford and has a 50p charge. The youth club runs term time only from 6pm to 7:15pm and is aimed at year 5, 6 and year 7 students. We are also looking at lowering the transition youth club to include year 4 and running an extra youth club for year 7 to year 9 students from Bedlington Community High School on a Wednesday evening after the transition youth club starting from September 2017.
Friday Night Transition Youth Club is run by Hope Church Bedlington who runs the Transition youth Club from the Oval community centre Bedlington and has a 50p charge. The youth club runs term time only from 6:30 to 7:30pm and is aimed at year 5, 6 and year 7 students.
If you need any more information about your child attending any of the above youth clubs then please contact Andy Allman, Transition Youth Worker via the ‘contact us’ section on the Bedlington Community High School website or on 01670 822625.
Attendance and punctuality are so important both for school life and for life when students have left school, that’s why Bedlingtonshire Community High School celebrates attendance success when we can.
Each week the highest attending tutor group receives the ‘Attendance Trophy’ in assembly. The tutor group gets to keep and display the trophy until the following week when the next highest achieving attendance tutor group will receive the award.
Last weeks winners were HD
A selection of year 8 and year 9 students took part in this year’s BBC schools news report. The main schools report day was on Thursday 16 March when the students involved had the opportunity to go to the Sage Gateshead on Wednesday 15 March to take part in the BBC Radio 3 pop up workshops. The workshops allowed the students to go in to a recording studio and receive hands on experience of what it is like in a BBC radio studio. The students also had the opportunity to write a story and met one of the writers for the dumping ground and also one of the young actors in the show. On the Thursday of the main schools report day Bedlingtonshire Community High School was the featured school on BBC radio Newcastle’s breakfast show. The students who attended the workshops on Wednesday were interviewed and featured around 7:40am and 4 of the year 8 students were interviewed live on the Thursday at around 8:47am. The student’s really enjoyed the experience of working with and being featured on BBC Radio Newcastle and some of them have already expressed an interest in looking at broadcasting as a career option.
Last half term saw the culmination of an electronic project for Year 8. Students spent time soldering and construction a circuit with various components and learning about what the components do. This is the result of their hard work!
Bedlingtonshire Community High School presents HAIRSPRAY the musical. A fabulous cast and crew have worked very hard to create a musical extravaganza for your viewing. Please come along and support the students. Dates and times shown below.
Date: Tuesday 4th April.
Time : 7.00pm
Date: Wednesday 5th April.
Under 18s-£2.00 Over 18s—£4.00
Tickets available at school reception
BCHS Palace Road Bedlington NE22 7DS
Students in Year 7, 8 and 9 had a special assembly on Monday morning, 27 March, when former England Rugby player Katy Storie came into school to tell her story as part of the Sky Sports Living for Sport Programme. A group of students who are Gifted and Talented in PE will be part of the Sky Sports Project next term where they will receive another visit from Katy. Katy told her story of how she grew up hating who she was because of the way she looked and had no love of PE until a life changing moment when she was introduced to weightlifting, and won numerous titles in the sport, which led her to play rugby and represent England winning 6 nations titles. Katy left the students with a take home message of; learn to love what makes you different because it’s what makes you stand out.
Mother’s Day was fast approaching and class 7KGN were keen to show their mum’s how much they were appreciated. They talked about the sentiment of giving and receiving and the class decided rather than buy something for their mum’s they would rather make them something special to keep.
They all set about choosing a poem, photograph or picture their mum’s would love then printed them off, adding their own special message. Once printed they were laminated and a calendar was added to make a very simple but very personal gift.
There were a lot of very happy, proud smiley faces at the end of guidance which I am sure was mirrored on Mothering Sunday morning.