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  • POETRY LIVE 2019

    Published 21/02/19

    The English department recently took 50 year 11 students to see Poetry Live at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham.  The students have been studying several leading poets over this year and it was a fantastic experience and opportunity not only to see these poets perform and talk about their poetry, but to interact and perform together.    Simon Armitage, Oxford Professor of Poetry and one of Britain’s best poets read his work from the anthology and Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke gave an exhilarating joint reading.  John Agard, Imitiaz Dharker, Grace Nicols and Dajit Nagra also performed some of their work which was both entertaining and fascinating.   Nicols even got the audience involved in her baby rap!

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  • Massive congratulations to ex-student Alex Lockwood on receiving a BAFTA yesterday.

    Published 11/02/19

    Filmmaker Alex Lockwood's documentary, 73 Cows, won best short film at Sunday's BAFTA awards.  It’s a short film about a vegan farmer who handed his beef herd to a Norfolk rescue centre to save them from the slaughterhouse.

    Have a look at the BAFTA site to see details of the film.”

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  • Medals for county cross-country runners

    Published 14/01/19

    Nine counties were involved in Cheshire at the annual Dave Sunderland County Schools’ Cross Country trophy and Hereford & Worcestershire competed for the first time.

    Lily Saxon from South Bromsgrove High clinched the silver medal in the intermediate girls' age group on the gruelling four-kilometre course and, in the Junior Girls’ race, Esme Ranger from South finished in the top 20.

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  • The South Sisters bring Festive Cheer to the Princess of Wales

    Published 20/12/18

    l-r: Grace Adams, Chloe Towler, Alice Whitten, Elaine Hunt, Aisha Khan, Marisa Manning, Rosie Byrne, Jo Simpson, Chloe Elliott, Kira Brookes

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  • South Bromsgrove Students Donate for the Homeless

    Published 20/12/18

    Over the past few weeks, Year 9 students at South Bromsgrove High School have been bringing in items including tinned food, biscuits, chocolates, pasta, rice, toiletries, games, toys and colouring books.

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  • Stars in our Schools

    Published 18/12/18

    Julie Smith, Wendy Pemberton, both from South Bromsgrove High, Jim Price – UNISON, Jabba Riaz – Mayor of Worcester and Andrea Aldridge of Nunnery Wood High School

    School support staff across the region were recognised on Friday 23rd November 2018 at The Guildhall in Worcester as part of a UK-wide celebration of the invaluable contribution they make to the education of pupils.   UNISON has organised the 'Stars in Our Schools' event to promote the wonderful work school support staff do every day, and to make sure the world knows just how vital they are to every school.  UNISON Branch Secretary Jim Price said:  "This annual UK-wide celebration day is a great opportunity for pupils, parents and teachers to promote the work of their support staff and thank them for their outstanding contribution.”

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  • South Bromsgrove awarded the Gold Award for the Religious Education Quality Mark

    Published 11/12/18

    South Bromsgrove has been awarded the Gold Award for the Religious Education Quality Mark.   The RE Quality Mark is a national curriculum award to recognise and celebrate high-quality RE provision for all schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, particularly where schools are providing their learners with authentic experiences and contributing to whole school outcomes.   It has two purposes: it recognises good practice in RE and also provides a powerful tool for development.

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  • Humanities Conference with Patrick Smith & Blind Dave Heeley

    Published 11/12/18

    Over 200 students had the pleasure of welcoming both ‘Blind Dave’ Heeley and Patrick Smith.  These are just some of the comments about the afternoon which was absolutely enthralling.  

    “Watching Patrick Smith, the Chairman from Bromsgrove British Legion talk to us was great. His stories about the Balkan war in the 1990s and his time in the army were amazing. I have seen him in town a few times with his miniature horse, Peanut, but I ever thought he would have so many good stories to tell.  This talk shows that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover; it was sad to find out that he suffers from PTSD, however, I think that it's incredible that he still comes to schools to tell children and teachers his inspiring stories about the adventures he has had. From seeing a man walking his horse in town I never would have guessed that he was the Queen's own personal medic and a respected medic in the army. He showed that if you work hard enough you can achieve almost anything in life.

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  • Futures Afternoon

    Published 16/11/18

    On Thursday 15th November South Bromsgrove High school held its annual Futures Afternoon. Whilst local middle school children were entertained by a performance of the school’s Eisteddfod competition South Bromsgrove students from years 9 to 12 were engaged in a variety of careers focussed activities.

    Former students and members of the local business community joined in to lead workshops about their careers areas and talk about the world of work. Over 20 visitors came in representing big national companies such as Jaguar Landrover, Mondelez and Serco, local enterprises like Redfrost Photography, Barton Firtop, Midlan Technical Translations and Crackon Productions, or public services including the NHS and the Immigration service. The Armed Services were represented by a former student now training at RAF Cosford as an aeronautical engineer. Other former students from health and law were also in attendance including a GP, pharmacist, mental health nurse, barrister and legal apprentice. And the list also included engineers, sports graduates and a local vet.

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  • Year 13 Geographers go to Swanage

    Published 13/11/18

    On Thursday 8th November our year 13 Geographers headed to the South Coast. A Geographers “playground” this area provides the perfect opportunity to explore the landscapes and processes studied as part of the A-Level course.

    Thursday involved a trip to the town of Swanage to look at coastal management strategies and to evaluate their effectiveness. The students worked efficiently and successfully to collect beach profile and groyne profile data. Ultimately they were able to conclude that the coastal management of Swanage was successful.

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    Published 12/11/18

    (L-R: Claire Holmes, Hattie Vicary, Ash Turner, Coral McGloughlin, Isabella Lawrance, Rebecca Brown, Matt Stanczyszy)

    Over 30 students from South Bromsgrove became budding town planners for the afternoon when they recently welcomed three officers from Bromsgrove Council’s Town Planning department for an activity-filled session looking at the future of our town. Claire Holmes, Rebecca Brown, and Matt Stanczyszy, from the Strategic Planning and Conservation Team, planned a series of activities to generate vibrant discussion, including a board game where the students had to understand the viewpoints of other residents and stakeholders in Bromsgrove.

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  • Bromsgrove schoolwear shop praised for 'quiet' shopping times for parents with autistic children

    Published 17/09/18

    A BROMSGROVE school wear shop has received widespread praise after introducing designated shopping times for parents with autistic children.

    S & H School Wear and Sports (formerly Bromsgrove Sports) in Church Street was recently approached by mum Vicky Bradley who wanted to bring her daughter Rachel into the shop to try on and buy her school uniform.

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