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BBC School's Report

BBC News School Report gives 11-16 year-old students the opportunity to research and produce their own news reports for a real audience.

The project culminates on School Report News Day - this year to be held on Thursday 10 March 2016 - where all schools taking part produce stories and publish them on their school websites. Last year, more than 1,000 schools took part, with students reporting on a wide range of issues.

For further details contact Mr Sprouting

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  • Year 9 Geography Trip

    Published 23/03/17, by Jane Banner

    Last month, about 50 year 9 students were able to go on a geography trip to London, where we visited the Natural History Museum.

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  • The girl who wanted to live

    Published 23/03/17, by Jane Banner

    A 14 year old girl died of cancer and was cryogenically frozen in the hope that one day in the future, she could be brought back and live for more days than expected.

    Cryonics is when your body is frozen and then in the future, you hope that scientists can bring you back in hundreds of years to a new day and age.

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  • Fake news – a new danger

    Published 16/03/17, by Jane Banner

    There have been many stories of fake news circulating both the paper and online news world recently. Is the story of fake news real or just a hoax itself?

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  • Do you constantly have various mood swings? Blame it on your brain shape!

    Published 16/03/17, by Jane Banner

    Various researchers at Cambridge University have conducted a study to analyse people’s brain shapes. They collected 507 brain images to look for links and various personality traits, the team worked out that the outer layer of your brain can describe your personality. The thicker and more folded your brain is can lead to you having more common mood swings, these people are described as having a neurotic brain. Compared to people who usually have “open” personalities and who are creative constantly curious, have a thinner outer layer to their brain, having a larger surface area in total.

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  • Billy Elliot

    Published 16/03/17, by Jane Banner

    Billy Elliot has recently been discontinued in the West End and South Bromsgrove has been very fortunate to be able to perform it as their school production this year.

    The film/musical is set during the coal miners’ strike in the 1980s. The Elliot family have always been miners and Billy’s father expects him to join him and his brothers when the time comes. Billy’s father has been giving him money to go to boxing lessons but he isn’t very good and he doesn’t enjoy it so he decides to use the money on dance lessons instead, without his father knowing. Billy’s dance teachers prepares him for the audition that could change his life, the audition to the dance school!

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  • Does any other alien life exist?

    Published 16/03/17, by Jane Banner

    One of the biggest questions to ever be contemplated and researched by scientists, philosophers and many who are curious as to what’s  beyond the earth…could any other life exist?

    It just so happens that a team from Harvard university seem to have found mysterious energy flashes detected in galaxies far away which may be caused by a species of super advanced aliens firing up their interstellar spacecraft. An astounding development that if it turns out true could make Star Wars and other Sci-Fi programmes a reality.

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  • STEM CAR

    Published 10/03/16, by Jane Banner

    Over the past few years, some students have been working to build an electric car for the Greenpower Formula 24 Racing Series. They will be competing against hundreds of other schools from across the country in a bid to produce the fastest electric car.

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  • South Bromsgrove High in the top 100 state schools in the UK

    Published 10/03/16, by Jane Banner

    Earlier this month, our school (South Bromsgrove High School) was named as one of the top 100 non-selective state schools in 2015/16.

    73% of pupils achieved 5 or more high level GCSE grades and 51% achieved these in the core subjects that the Government is promoting with the English Baccalaureate qualification. The English baccalaureate is for students who receive a C grade or higher in English, two sciences, a language, and a humanities subject. Due to this, we received a letter from the schools minister, Nick Gibb, who recognised us as being in one of the top 100 schools in the country. The school were proud of this result because as a school, the teachers try to offer a balanced curriculum, so interests can match to as many students as possible.

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  • 3G Astroturf pitch installed at South Bromsgrove High School

    Published 10/03/16, by Jane Banner

    Over the past couple of months, a large team of construction workers have been working tirelessly on building a 3G AstroTurf pitch at South Bromsgrove High School. Around two weeks ago the pitch was completed and ready for use. It will be used in PE lessons by the school to improve the quality of learning, standard of lessons and also for various matches and competitions.

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  • Year 9 Trips to Popular Museums

    Published 10/03/16, by Jane Banner

    Over the past few months, our school has provided a variety of trips for year 9 students. We had a geography trip to the Natural History Museum and Science Museum and also a history trip to the Imperial War Museum.

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  • Bugsy Malone

    Published 10/03/16, by Jane Banner

    Bugsy Malone is a musical based in the early 1930s. The gangsters have developed a new weapon for gang warfare: the splurge gun! This a firearm that shoots splurge, a white, custard-like substance. These are only used by one gang, while their rivals are stuck using old fashioned weapons such as pies. The cast is usually played by school students, rather than senior actors, adding charm to the (custard) mix.

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  • Is The New Station Really Worth It?

    Published 10/03/16, by Jane Banner

    A protest involving over twenty taxi cabs at Bromsgrove train station on Wednesday 10th February was caused by an unexpected closure to the taxi rank in the station.  The closure was due to the construction works at the new station which left many taxi drivers in Bromsgrove more than a little annoyed and, even after a week, a solution which the drivers consider to be satisfactory is still to be found. However, this does lead to many questioning whether Bromsgrove’s new train station is really worth the hassle and the money.

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