The theme for the Action of Happiness calendar this month is all about reflecting on what gives our life meaning. #MeaningfulMay
We were delighted to welcome ex Bradon Forest student, Lewis Palmer, and his colleague, Tom Page, from Bath Rugby into school today. Lewis and Tom came to deliver a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Most Able initiative being run with Dyson and Bath Rugby Club aimed at encouraging girls to consider careers in STEM industries. In the engineering workshop the students from Year 8 took apart a turbine head, examining each part and how they worked together before reassembling it. During the rugby element of the morning students practiced a range of tag rugby skills.
Bradon Forest PE teacher, Mrs Evans, who organised the event said, ‘This is an excellent opportunity for our students. There is such a wide range of careers available in STEM. I hope this event will encourage the girls to investigate these opportunities in more depth.’
Lewis and Tom will be returning to school for the next two weeks to further develop the girls’ tag rugby skills.
Well done to everyone who has continued to earn House Points during the school closure and since we have been back in school by producing excellent work, taking part in competitions and displaying Bradon Values. As we move towards the end of Term 4, we are pleased to reveal that the House Points are as follows:
We have been blown away by the amazing entries we have received for our World Book Day competition Baking Competition. The quality of the cakes entered for the baking competition was outstanding, the effort and professionalism was exceptional and made the judging very challenging. Entries had to be based on fictional characters or books; the imagination given to the task was impressive. We were very disappointed not to be able to sample the delicious looking cakes!
Congratulations to Maddie Abbott (8B3) who was the winner of the Best Large Cake (The Gruffalo) and to Ruby Alford (8P1) who won the Best Cup Cakes (Of Mice and Men). They both win £10 Amazon vouchers. House points have been award to every student who entered.
Parents/carers should be aware of these ten apps that teenagers are using. We have also had some reports of people/strangers trying to contact students through DISCORD and Google Hangouts asking for personal information and sending threatening messages. If this happens they should block the number and contact the Police and/or CEOP on line safety law enforcement agency.
Our Key Worker students who are in school take part in our Wellbeing Afternoon activities giving them valuable time off screen. Here are a few shots from this term.
Do you love baking? Get creative and enter this competition for World Book Day on Thursday 4 March 2021!
All entries must be on the theme of a book or fictional character. Bake your creations at home and e-mail Mrs Styles, Stylesd@bradonforest.wilts.sch.uk with a photo of your entry by Thursday 4 March 2021.
Mr Parkes will judge the entries and we’ll announce the winners on 8 March 2021.
There will be two categories:
House points for every entry and £10 Amazon vouchers for the winners!
National Apprenticeship Week takes place from 8 – 14 February 2021.
An apprenticeship is a real job where students can learn, gain experience and get paid. They become an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave. National Apprenticeship Week aims to provide information to future apprentices and link them to employers, giving the insights they need to make well-informed decisions.
Here are some useful links to help find out more:
We were delighted to assist Greenmeadow Primary School, one of our feeder schools, with a donation of a number of books for their new lending library today.
Mrs Styles, Bradon Forest’s librarian, has been using this quieter period in school to having a thorough stocktake. Mrs Styles said, “We are very lucky at Bradon Forest to have received a large number of books from families and staff as their children have grown up over the years that I have been working here. We had such a large collection of books it was becoming difficult for the students to find what they were looking for. I have used this lockdown period to have a comprehensive review of all the books we have in the library.”
Mrs Styles was altered to the plea from Greenmeadow for books for their new lending library by another member of Bradon Forest staff. Mrs Mackinnon and Mrs McDonald, the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher, from Greenmeadow visited our library this evening and selected books that would be suitable for primary age children.
Please take the time to sit back with a mince pie and a drink and enjoy our Virtual Music Christmas Concert.The concerts are always the best way to finish a busy term. Here’s hoping we get to do them in person for 2021! Thank you so much to our talented performers for submitting their choice of festive (or not!) piece of music. Merry Christmas!
Please note, in the playlist linked, we have the original version of all the edited videos. Youtube then decided to partially block some of the content due to copyright, so we have uploaded a version 2 without the drum pieces – but uploaded these as separate videos for you to watch. And please do!