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.

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Year 6 race to Mars!

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!

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English Launches First Year Exploration Prize

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.

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DofE expedition

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. 

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