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21 Oct 2020

White Rose Physics Work Experience

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In July, I took part in the White Rose Work Experience Week, which was hosted by the universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield and involved engaging in academic research for a week during the summer holidays. Despite being online, the programme offered meetings with academics and informative sessions on studying physics at undergraduate level, and […]

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21 Oct 2020

Pupil Design Awards

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Congratulations to Team “Hang On” who won the 2020 Pupil Design Awards with their idea for a multipurpose, reusable hanger designed to be used in shops and suitable for transportation. The judges were impressed by the team’s systemic approach in considering the product’s entire life cycle, and the simplicity of the focus on a single object. […]

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21 Oct 2020

Photograms with Year 11 Art Students

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This half term our fabulous Year 11 art students have been introduced to the onsite darkroom. Students have been busy developing and experimenting with photograms and the results are fantastic! Kira- ‘During our art lessons we were given the opportunity to use the dark room to create photograms to further explore our chosen theme. It was […]

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21 Oct 2020

Finalists in National Association

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In March 2020 the Pastoral Team, having been put forward for a number of categories in the National Association of Pastoral Care in Education were delighted to hear that we were one of the finalists for Raising Awareness about Pastoral Care (An individual, group or organisation who through their actions have raised awareness about pastoral care […]

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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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