Blog: 18th March 2022

Following our excellent International Day and fundraising last Friday, after school the Year 8 football team made their way out to the pitch to take on Settle College. Through the persistent wind and rain, the opposition secured the first goal. But it wasn’t just the weather that was persistent, as by full time we’d equalised. Extra time brought three further BHS goals leading to the final score of 4-1. A great game and a great way to end the week.

We were delighted to welcome Year 9 parents and students into school for Options Evening on Monday. It was also lovely to see older ex-students along with younger siblings who’ll be joining us in the future. After an introduction to our aspirational and broad curriculum, and our Stage not Age approach, students and parents had the opportunity to visit subject teachers to get a real understanding of what GCSE and BTEC courses are all about. The deadline for choices to be made is Monday 22nd March.

Assemblies this week have focused on Red Nose Day and Comic Relief leading to our fundraising today. We’ve also had School Council Reps selling red noses and have a had a non-uniform day raising a grand total of £450.21. Thank you for your support.

This week, four of our students became published authors when their pieces of creative writing were included in a Young Writers’ anthology, ‘Empowered’. Our congratulations go to Kyla B, Lola B and Matthew D in Year 7 and Michaela P in Year 9.

The National Citizen Service team will be speaking to Year 11 in assembly on Thursday to outline how they can get involved in the NCS programme which is an excellent opportunity to do something meaningful during the summer break as well as a chance to develop skills and take on new challenges that will set them up for adult life. We had an excellent take up last year and we’re looking forward to something similar this year.

Next Monday will be our additional online Parents’ Evening for Year 11 students in all subjects and Year 10 Option subjects. Please book your appointments online if you haven’t already done so.

Have a lovely weekend!