Blog #11 – w/c 23/11/20
Well, we managed to get through a week without any further cases of ‘you know what’, which is massively positive. Enough said about that. Let’s hope that the recent national lockdown is working and that rates of infection continue to drop so we can all look forward to a happy and healthy Christmas with our families.
The building seems to be changing dramatically on a daily basis, with the being progress clearly visible. This week, we have both floors down and the builders are beginning work on the roof covering. I can’t wait to see the next developments. The building is scheduled to be complete by June and, judging by the way things are moving, I can’t see this being a problem.
UK Polar Network Antarctica Day flag project 2020.
You will remember from last week’s Blog that students from Year 7 joined other students from over 150 schools in 8 different countries in a competition to design a flag for Antarctica Day 2020. One flag was to be chosen from each school and the winning flags are scheduled to reach Antarctica in time for Antarctica Day.
Well, it was clearly a difficult decision as we had lots of fantastic designs but the panel decided that the winning entry from Blacon High School was by Layla Coldrick.
What a great job; this really represents a very powerful message and would make a great flag. Well done Layla.
As part of the controlled assessment in Y10 Child Development, we are looking at the nutritional needs of nursery children. Pupils were set a challenge to create a nutritionally balanced meal that would appeal to children at nursery. Students loved this lesson and the outcomes were very impressive!
Stars in our Schools
Blacon High School took part in a ‘Stars in our Schools’ surprise event on Friday to recognise the contribution of support staff in all roles across the school. It’s a national event supported by Unison. Every member of our support staff was awarded a certificate and received a personal letter with added comments from both staff and students. This was a wonderful event and a great opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to all the members of our wonderful, extended school community. Hopefully, after a cake and a glass of fizz, they went home for the weekend with a smile on their faces knowing how much we appreciate each and every one of them.
PE Examination Group
The Year 11 Boys OCR Examination group excelled this week using the new table tennis tables. The group was challenged throughout the session and produced some high quality rallies. This is evidence of the amazing commitment of the PE team at Blacon High School who are constantly striving to deliver practical sport with the added challenges we all face at the moment: yet another Covid safe sport added to our curriculum during a difficult term.
As another week draws to a close, we look ahead to a constructive and fruitful last few weeks as we head towards the end of term. As always, stay safe!