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Home Learning Wellbeing – 13/1/2021

You’re going to be learning mostly remotely for the next few weeks. It is highly likely many teachers and students will experience eye discomfort and vision problems, due to having to look at screens for extended periods of time. Click the image for some top tips to look after your eyes.

 

Virtual Music Christmas Concert – 17/12/2020

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!

 

Languages Christmas Cards – 17/12/2020

Mrs Lister, Teacher of French and German report:

Congratulations to all the Bradon Forest students who entered the Routes into Languages Christmas Card competition run by Aston University. They received over 4000 entries across the country. Winners are yet to be announced as it is going to take some time to sort them all!

At Bradon Forest we had entries from:

Maisie Smith 7R2 Jenny Travers 8B1 Emily Ball 7P2
Ruby Poole 7B1 Romi Beach 8P1 Mya Plummer 7B1
Bobby Philips 8B3 Nicol Pelc 7P2  Sienna Minton 7R1
Olivia Osbourne 7B2 Zakary Ryder 7R2 Jack Hobbs 7R2
Barney Lane 7R2 Eleana Mae Colbourne 9B3 Evie Miller 7R2
Emily Marvell 7P1 Logan Brown 7R1

 

All entries will receive 5 House Points.

The top three entries chosen internally were Emily Ball, Jenny Travers and Maisie Smith. Congratulations! All student entries will receive a certificate and prize.

 

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2020 Sports Awards – 15/12/2020

Another casualty of Covid has been our annual Sports Awards Evening. We hope you enjoy this virtual presentation instead.  Well done to all the students who were involved in representing the school in the last academic year.

 

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Free Maths Webinars for parents – 11/12/20

Eedi.com are offering free webinars to parents.  The focus will be on the five most common mistakes students make in Years 6, 7 and 8 and how to help at home.  For each mistake some free resources and activities will be suggested that parents can use with their children at home to help them better understand each concept.

The aim is to help parents feel better connected to school mathematics, and reduce the anxiety surrounding supporting their children.

  • Year 6 parents: Jan 7th at 8pm
  • Year 7 parents: Jan 14th at 8pm
  • Year 8 parents: Jan 21st at 8pm

Each webinar is completely free, and parents can reserve a place via this link: https://eedi.com/webinars

 

Year 9 Student Visits 3D Printing Company – 9/12/20

Rónán Dickson, 9P1, reports: Scaled is a company that makes 3D printed components for many things. Scaled is based in Swindon. They have three different  size large scale 3D printers as well as desktop 3D printers. It was really amazing that the largest 3D printer which is a robot was able to print up to 1KG in an hour that’s quite quick for 3D printing, their aim is to be able to print up to 5KG in an hour and they also heat the plate up 80℃.

They are now trying to invest  in using sustainable thermoplastic to help make their projects more green.

They also use many different tools that you can find in a DT classroom like laser-cutter and lathe and a mill.

Their latest project Chameleon is a 3D printed electric car which has a top speed of 42-43MPH. The car is very light. It only cost Scaled £800. Which is quite cheap for a prototype vehicle in comparison the Renault Twizy starts from £11,695 using mass production manufacturing methods. Pre production cars can cost in the region of £150K per car. It would take up two days to print all the components.

 

By Rónán Dickson 9P1