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Celebrating African American Music Month – 16/6/21

African American Music Month is the annual celebration of African Americans’ musical contributions to the soundtrack of American life. Every June, in the USA, Americans are reminded of the important contribution African Americans make to American music, and to music around the world. In the UK we have close ties with American culture, so at Bradon Forest we will be celebrating too!

Staff and students have been invited to submit their contribution to a special playlist. What is your favourite song by an African American singer, band, songwriter, musician? There are so many genres to could choose from – pop, soul, r&b, jazz, gospel, hip hop, musicals…. Suggestions should be sent to culture@bradonforest.wilts.sch.uk. The music will be played around school for the last two weeks of June. Music is best when shared!

 

Celebrating Pride at Bradon Forest – 15/6/21

June is the month chosen to celebrate pride as it was the month of the Stonewall riots, the protests that changed gay rights for a lot of people in America and beyond. It’s about people coming together in love and friendship, to show how far gay rights have come, even if in some places there’s still some work to be done.

Pride month is about teaching tolerance, education in pride history and continuing to move forward in equality.

It calls for people to remember how damaging homophobia was and still can be. It’s all about being proud of who you are no matter who you love.

Free Online Summer Maths Club! – 26/5/21

Eedi has offered all Year 5 to Year 9 families free access to Eedi Summer Club, a maths summer program 100% free of charge that will help to boost your child’s confidence in maths so it’s sky high for the new school year.

Your child will first do a quick placement quiz to set their work and then get recommended topics that’ll help them improve the most over 7 weeks. Your child will get unlimited access to review questions, videos and live chat support with real teachers over the holidays. You’ll also get weekly reports on how they’re doing.

The minimum recommended work is 1 lesson a week, which should be around 30 minutes of work.

Each week, Eedi will hold competitions to boost motivation and engagement – from who’s given the most thoughtful explanation to a problem to what team has the highest amount of points 🚀… Plus there are real prizes up for grabs!

Signup deadline: June 14th (Get Eedi Summer Club for free until this date)
Summer Club Starts: July 5th
Summer Club Ends: August 23rd

Sign up on this link to get the offer automatically applied to your account.

If you have any questions, please contact family@eedi.co.uk directly.

ITV in School! – 20/5/21

ITV are on site filming our participation in the Dyson/Bath Rugby Try Engineering programme! This will be shown next week as part of the launch of Bath Rugby’s Women’s Rugby initiative. Thanks to Mrs Evans, Lewis Palmer and Tom Page for getting some of our young women involved in such an exciting programme.

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Summer School Launch – 19/5/21

We are pleased to announce our Summer School which will be running the first week of the Summer Holidays. This is a great opportunity for new Year 7 students starting in September to make friends and get to know Bradon Forest staff. We have a week of fun team building activities planned and breakfast and lunch will be provided for all. To register your interest, please email Mrs Austin at primaryadmissions@bradonforest.wilts.sch.uk

 

Active Lockdown House Challenge – 10/3/21

Our Heads of House set the challenge to both staff and students to be more active during Lockdown 3.0. Weekly walk, run and cycle totals were submitted by participants with the aim of clocking up enough miles to have virtually walked the coastline of Britain.

Results are in!

 

 

 

 

The total of 8679 miles gives us enough distance to have walked to Land’s End (from Purton), to have walked around the UK coastline, walk back to Purton via Stonehenge and then decide that once back that we needed an ice cream in Weymouth before returning to Purton one final time! Thank you to everyone who took part. We hope that as life gradually returns to normal that you keep your new active lifestyle!