Blog 11 - w/c 30/11/20
Well we had an uninvited visit from 'Covid 19' this week as two more students tested positive. Fortunately, this hasn't had too much of an impact on numbers and those who needed to isolate as a result were fewer than in previous cases. I know that, for some of you, another spell at home is the last thing you want or need, but remember to try your best to keep up with your lessons by accessing Google Classroom and following your timetable as closely as possible. Hopefully, with the first batch of the new vaccine being administered in the next few days, we can see some light at the end of the tunnel and a return to something like normal is now within our grasp.
New Build – Weekly Update
Floors and a roof!
Yes, that’s right, we have a roof to help keep our new floors dry as work on the new building powers ahead. The builders are on site bright and early every morning and we have every reason to believe that the building will be delivered on time next summer, ready for our Autumn 2021 intake. So exciting!
Miss Denny's KS3 Star of Week in English
Students in Year 7 are currently learning about life in Victorian England. This week, students have focused on the 'workhouse' and applied their understanding to a creative writing piece, exploring what it was like to survive during a very challenging time in England's history and in a difficult environment. Jayden Ball produced a superb piece of writing and was chosen as Star of the Week. Well done, Jayden!
Student Leadership Team
Because of the impact of Covid 19, the school’s early closure ahead of half-term, and both staff and student absences due to either illness or the need to isolate, it has been very difficult to get everyone together in one place. However, we finally managed to get all but one of the current Student Leadership Team in the Hall on Friday so they could be awarded with their badges.
There a number of responsibilities for our student leaders coming up so keep an eye on the website and on social media as our Head Students: Sienna Highfield and Jay Ghomo make their debut speeches.
New ‘STEM’ Club
In Science news, until all restrictions are lifted and we can do it face to face, Miss Alderman is planning to launch a virtual, KS3 STEM Club. The club will start in January and we will share photos of the students engaging with a host of practical activities at home.
The club will start with a competition to win a £10 Amazon gift voucher. Details of how to join the STEM Club and enter the competition are available from Miss Alderman in Room 311.
Congratulations go this week to Madison Shone for her superb artwork. If this is the standard of her work in Year 7, just imagine how that is going to develop in the next few years. WOW!
Christmas Shoebox Appeal
On Friday 4th December, Blacon High School managed to send off 40 shoeboxes packed full of gifts and necessities to make someone’s Christmas a bit more special. Thanks to Miss Sutton for her work on this project. This is the first time that we have helped out with this very worthy cause for a number of years and we are hoping that it will grow by making it an annual event.
Fantastic work and thank you to all of you who contributed to this amazing cause.
End of Term
The end of term is fast approaching and we are hopeful that we will get to the last day without too many more interruptions to learning. Under normal circumstances, the end of the autumn term is such a special time in schools and there are usually Christmas Fairs, Carol Concerts and other events to look forward to. While none of these occasions can take place this year, we still want to share the same messages of celebration and look forward to a new outlook next year.
With less than two weeks to go, let’s keep going