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14 Jul 2020

Summer Term I Newsletter 2020

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EES 2019-20 Throughout the academic year, a group of year 12 students have taken part in the Engineering Education Scheme in addition to our usual academic studies and extensive extracurricular commitments. Click Here to read more Extra Curricular Classroom At the start of lockdown, the decision was made to create a Google classroom that all […]

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14 Jul 2020

English Department Showcase Microsite

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To showcase the creative brilliance of our students, the English Department have launched a new website, Handsworthy.  It is a dedicated space for our students to share their written work with the wider world. From interesting stories and poems to speeches and articles, if it stands out, then it’s Handsworthy! We currently have the winning entries from […]

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14 Jul 2020

Face Coverings – Handsworth Cottage Industry

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Thank you to Mr McCarthy (SL DT) for producing a supply for face shields for use by staff in school as well as Mrs Russell (SL Drama), Mrs Adams and Miss Plante Bekken (Teacher of English) who have been producing face covering for those students who travel on public transport and have not been able […]

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14 Jul 2020

PE Department in the Lockdown

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Sports Relief Mile Just before we entered the lock down period we should have had our Sports Relief Mile Charity Event, all sponsor money was brought in and collected but the mile was rained off.  I wanted us to feel connected and do something that makes us feel good in the early weeks of lock […]

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14 Jul 2020

English – Creative Writing

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At the start of teaching remotely, Mrs Bates (English department) set up a Creative Writing Google classroom to replace the club which usually ran on Mondays.  The online group included writing prompts and tips and students have been sharing their writing with each other. There are 139 students in the classroom and it’s been lovely to […]

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14 Jul 2020

RS Department – Online Seminar with a Holocaust Survivor

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Year 10 students, as part of their general RE studies, have taken part in a webinar with Dr. Martin Stern, a survivor of Westerbork and Theresienstadt concentration camps. The Year 10 students normally take part in an RE day, in which the study the Holocaust and the philosophical problem of evil. As part of this day, Mindu […]

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14 Jul 2020

Art Department in the Lockdown

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We have been delighted with many pieces of artwork created during lockdown by all year groups. For our collaborative A Level pupils have been responding to their personalised learning plans developing and creating artwork that demonstrates evidence for their assessment objectives. In GCSE pupils have created outstanding final pieces at home in place of their […]

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14 Jul 2020

Lessons from Auschwitz Project – Trip to Poland

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On March 11th we visited Auschwitz as part of the Lessons from Auschwitz Project. The aim of the project is to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive, not only by visiting Auschwitz, but also by educating other people about the things we learned whilst we were on the trip. What did we do? On […]

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14 Jul 2020

I’m a Scientist Virtual Chat

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The ‘I’m a Scientist’ platform connects students to professional scientists and engineers to ask questions in a virtual chat. This year we were joined by nine scientists from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, and the students challenged them to share information about what they do for their jobs, how the technologies they use work, […]

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14 Jul 2020

Extra Curricular Classroom

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At the start of lockdown, the decision was made to create a Google classroom that all could enrol onto with a view that it could become a repository for ideas that members of staff or pupils had received for other pupils to browse through if they were bored or wanted inspiration for something different and […]

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