On the first Saturday of term, the Bede’s community gathered in the sunshine to celebrate Bede’s Fest. Following the day, the Trust has donated proceeds from the afternoon totalling nearly £2,000 to the Bede’s Foundation in support of transformational bursaries. We would like to thank all those who attended for the support they have given to the Bede’s Foundation by coming along and enjoying the day with us.
Year 6 enjoyed a highly interactive and exciting space adventure workshop thanks to the team at Thinkers in Education. This highly specialised STEM experience saw teams of Year 6 students pitted against each other in a race to have the technology, skills and knowledge to colonise Mars!
The children had the opportunity to use techniques and equipment used in research laboratories to learn how to analyse Mars soil samples, engineer prototype vehicles and arrange emergency blood transfusions!
This week, the English department launches their first writing competition of the year: the First Year Exploration Writing Prize.
Now in its sixth year, this competition allows students to write a piece of descriptive travel or exploration writing inspired by a theme; this year’s theme is ‘witness’. Pupils can interpret this phrase in any way they wish, and teachers will be helping pupils to develop their own unique take on this topic.
Simon Smith, who joined the Board earlier in the year, will be running with a record 50,000 other brave souls from Blackheath to the Mall.
It was fantastic to have such huge interest this year, with 44 Old Bedians signing up to play, ranging from those who left 10 years ago to our most recent leavers of 2021. The highest number of alumni to date!
All the players stepped up to the challenge on the day and it was great to see everyone come together with such good humour.
The DofE Gold Team headed to the Peak District National Park this weekend (10-12th September), to undertake Wild Country expedition training. All the team worked exceptionally well throughout the weekend, from working together to prepare team (including the staff) meals, taking responsibility for a mountain bothy, as well as providing evening entertainment in the form of a selection of board and card games.
Congratulations to Bede’s Upper Fifth pupils who have achieved another excellent set of GCSE results in what has been an extraordinary academic year. Over half of pupils (56%) achieved the equivalent of an A* or A grade (grades 9-7) with an impressive 36% of all results at 9-8, the equivalent of an A*.
Despite another extraordinary and challenging academic year, leavers at Bede’s School in Upper Dicker had much cause to celebrate with a year of brilliant A Level results. Under exceptional circumstances, results published today show Bede’s pupils have achieved 83% A*- B grades and 64% A* - A grades.
Many congratulations to Josh, who travelled to Manchester to compete in the prestigious ESAA National Championships earlier this month.
Tony Jolley recounts a tale from his time at St Bede's in the year 1966/67, in which he learns an important life lesson from an encounter in the Snooker Room.