This year has been a landmark in the world of all things Eco, with COP26 coming to our shores. We were lucky enough to have students directly involved, as well as hosting our own student led mock COP26. We have also launched a Facebook group dedicated to preloved uniform and increased our recycling capacity to include film plastic, pens and medication packs. We have worked with Oxford University and the Wildlife Trust as well as producing videos and assemblies to educate all of our students. Our journey has been a labour of love for all those involved.
These are just a few of the activities that enabled us to achieve our Green Flag Award this year with Distinction. The students have worked so hard and our dedicated team of Earth club attendees deserve this fantastic achievement. They should be very proud of themselves. There will be celebratory hot chocolate on Friday (vegan, of course 😉 ).
If you want to learn about our initiatives, please visit the Eco School
Vikki Burt (Mrs, she/her)
Teacher of Biology and Psychology, Eco-coordinator for BSSN
Last half term all of year 8 took part in a Design Competition whereby they worked in small teams to ‘design a house for the future’.
They worked on this for two registration mornings per week and also had talks from specialists within the industry such as Architects, Low Carbon Emissions and House Building companies.
The standard of the work presented was fantastic and the judges at Fairhive Homes were spoilt for choice when it came to the winners.
There was a Highly Commended team from each tutor group and three winning teams from 8M, 8W and 8A.
Thanesa, Isabel and Darcey (pictured) were the overall winners but congratulations must go to all the teams recognised.
Read the Bucks Herald article here.
Read the whole article in The Bucks Herald here
We are very proud of the achievements of our students shown in the GCSE and A level results published this week. They have met the challenges of the pandemic and having been through a very different process this year the vast majority are moving on to their first choice of education or training. This has not happened by chance, rather through the hard work and perseverance of students, parents and staff alike. The need to adapt to the changing demands of remote learning, blended learning and a return to face to face teaching should not be underestimated and all our community have responded with great flexibility to this. Whilst we have not been able to celebrate with them at the traditional Leavers Prom, nor have them in school to collect their results in person, we look forward to hearing about their future adventures and successes. They have displayed that they are prepared to face the challenges of life and they have inspired us with their sheer determination. Good luck to all of our students who are moving on to an exciting next stage of their lives!
We are so sorry that we aren’t able to welcome Year 6 into school today, but please have a good look at all the transition materials we have posted on your page of our website (under the Student tab). We will run our transtion day for you on Friday 3 September, when only our new students will be in school.
We are sorry that we are still not able to welcome you in person, but we have created a virtual open event for you which you can find under the Admissions tab of our website. Hopefully we will be able to hold our in-person events in September – with an open evening on Wednesday 22 September and open mornings on 30 September, 18, 19 and 20 October.