Lesson 3 today saw Year 8 A side take to the cross country course. Lots more students in this group using the bog as the shortest route – some more than once!
Year 9 have completed their interhouse cross country race today. The Year 7’s will get their turn at the beginning of next term!
We were delighted to welcome grandparents of our Year 7 students into school this morning to watch their final assembly of Term 1. Mrs Wiltshire, Head of Year 7, led the assembly focusing on how far each of them had come since joining us only seven weeks ago. Student were recognised for all their achievements whether representing the school in a sporting team, entering a house competition as well as for all the house points they have been awarded.
Students were then able to give their grandparents a tour of the school, introducing them to their favourite teachers and showing them the parts of the school which were important to them. Grandparents returned to the hall to enjoy refreshments including cakes provided by our caterers, Aspens. Our Year 10 Peer Mentor prefects and members of staff chatted with families. We particularly enjoyed hearing from grandparents with a previous connection to the school including one who was part of the team that built the school in 1962!
Interim Head of History, Mr Koniarski, and Maths teacher and leader of Bradon Forest’s pro-diversity student group, Mrs Doffour-Dapaah, are leading Black History Month events in school this year. Today Year 10 students in their Food and Nutrition class assisted Mrs Doffour-Dapaah with cooking some Ghanaian food. #proudtobe
Our Year 10 students who are studying Art at GCSE level took part in three workshops today. In a previous lesson students had studied natural forms and then recreated one in clay. The second workshop was looking at typography and then students produced a painting. The third workshop focused on printing techniques inspired by nature.
Thank you to artist, Catherine Chappell, for visiting the school to share her printing press with our students. Also to Mr Martch-Harry and Mrs Holmes, Bradon Forest School Art teachers, for organising this event for our students.
Our Year 8 team had an emphatic win in round 2 of the English Schools’ National Cup Football beating Backwell School (Somerset) 6-0.
Goals scorers were:
Jack Oakes (3)
Jay Horgan (1)
Finley Davies (1)
Man of Match – Louis Gunning
Mr Bray said, ‘It was an excellent team performance all round and it was a great start their Football journey at Bradon Forest School. They should all be proud of themselves.’
We were delighted to welcome our new Year 7 students into school today. They have all had lots of time to get to know each other and to explore the site ably supported by our team of Year 10 Peer Mentor Prefects. Each tutor group has also had a lesson with a member of the Senior Leadership Team creating a super hero or a super villain!
Our final day of Summer School has been another fabulous day. We’ve played bench ball, had another explore of the site, eaten pizza and ice creams and finished with celebration presentations and our final set of special mentions. Mr Lindley, one of the school governors, had such fun yesterday he came back again today and was taken on a tour of the school by one of the scavenger hunt groups.
Thanks were given to our Year 10 students who have given up their holiday to help support our new, younger students. Also to the awesome Mrs Wiltshire who organised the whole event. Our new students, without exception, have demonstrated all the Bradon Forest core values of Challenge, Aspiration, Respect, Resilience and Excellence (see body art pictures!)
The weather has been kinder to us today so we have all been outside for the majority of the day. We had another opportunity to summit the climbing wall and challenged our numeracy skills. The most popular activities of the day were the axe throwing, archery and fire lighting. A lot of resilience was needed for the fire lighting!
Thank you to Mrs Haines, our new Headteacher, for joining us for the day. Mr Lindley, one of our governors, also came along to witness the excitement and talked with the students about the skills they were developing as a new Year 7 student as well as our Year 10 students who have been supporting our new students.