On Monday 13th March 25 students from Year 7 right up to Sixth Form went to watch Team Northumbria play in a Netball Super League match where they took on new team Scottish Sirens. The girls were invited to the trip as a reward for their hard work and dedication to netball this season through attending the Satellite Club and Fixtures.
The girls were all very excited to see a live game of netball featuring top sportswomen from the region and beyond. When we arrived at Sports Central the girls had their photo taken with Polly the Parrot Mascot and we took our seats in anticipation. Team Northumbria were looking for their first win of the season and got off to a great start but with a Goal Shooter well over 6ft 4 inches Sirens kept extending their lead and won the game 64 – 46.
It was a fantastic opportunity for the netballers of Bedlington to see what they could achieve with hard work and taking advantage of every opportunity. A very big well done to all netball teams this season for the whole PE department.
On the 18th March 2017 18 pioneering pupils braved the wild Northumbrian weather to embark on their first exercise as BCHS Combined Cadet Force(CCF) cadets. They started on Saturday morning at Napier Barracks Gateshead, shooting the cadet air rifle, with all cadets putting their recent training to excellent effect. After this they traveled to Albemarle Barracks near Hexham, home of the 3rd Royal Horse Artillery to practice shelter building, camouflage and concealment, cooking in the field and finished off the day with a navigation exercise. The cadets then had tea and settled down for the evening. The wind gradually picked up to around 25 mph with 40 mph gusts by 2 in the morning, but the bashas (shelters) they had built all survived and staff were greeted with happy smiling faces in the morning. To finish off the weekend they had took part in an archery session and again the cadets excelled. All staff and cadets returned back to BCHS for 1200 on Sunday tired but happy.
This is the culmination of over a years work to get the contingent in the position to go out on exercise, the Contingent Commander 2Lt Dave Waddle described how proud he was of his pioneering 18 cadets at the effort and determination they had shown over the weekend.
There are still places available for pupils in year 8 and above if they think they have what it takes to be part of the CCF@BCHS. Year 7 parents your children will be able to join as soon as the reach 12 years old and are in year 8. Keep an eye out for taster days for interested pupils from all year groups.
A group of year 10’s have recently completed a social action project with the Key. They successfully planned and were awarded the funding to be able to buy items to make survival packs for the homeless. The group felt like they wanted to do a project to help people less fortunate than themselves. The organisation they choose to make their donations too is called North East Homeless (NEH) Project based in Newcastle.
If anyone would like to make any further donations to this organisation they recommend and need the following items;
There will be a non-uniform day on Friday as part of Comic Relief with a £1 fee for this and students must wear an item of red within their clothing.
Monday 20th March 2017
Chicken tikka kebab with coleslaw and salad
Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Pasta pots on the hot counter:
- BBQ chicken or chicken tikka
- Tomato and basil or cheese
Thursday 23 March 2017
- Stone baked crispy pizza
- Cheese and tomato or pepperoni with wedges
- BBQ or spicy chicken wings with potato wedges
- Jumbo hot dogs in a bun with potato wedges
On 23 and 24 March, during lunchtime we will be selling gifts collected by staff, students and parents for Mothers Day. The gifts will range from £1-£2 and all proceeds will go to the charity Tiny Lives. Please make sure that you bring in some loose change so you can purchase gifts for your Mum or carer at home.
Many thanks to all the staff, parents and students for donating the gifts.
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 LW, ML and JWO
Well done to E.Clark in Year 10 who recently came 2nd in a Trampolining competition and will now go on to represent the North of England.
On Sunday 12th of March 2017 she competed in a Regional Finals Trampolining Competition competing against other clubs. In the U17 girls age category, there was 27 out of her group and 6 girls from her club competing. Two teams were part of her routine whereby she scored high eights, an excellent achievement. As a result, she obtained joint second and will now go on to represent the North of England.
What an amazing achievement!
BBC RADIO NEWCASTLE will be broadcasting live from school between 8:30 and 9am tomorrow for the BBC SCHOOLS REPORT NEWS DAY..
If you would like to listen to what our students did today (Wednesday) with the BBC RADIO 3 workshops it will be on BBC Radio Newcastle between 7:35 and 7:50am tomorrow (Thursday)
Thanks to all the prospective parents who attended our Year 6 parents evening tonight. It was great to see so many parents and welcome them to Bedlingtonshire Community High School. We look forward to working with you in the future!