On Friday 10th February we went to Aston Villa Football Club for the regional finals of the Real Business Challenge. Only ten schools made it through! We were asked to work as a team to create a marketing campaign designed to get visitors to the Special Olympics held in Sheffield in 2018. During the day we had to make a bus stop poster, a radio advert, costings, an infographic, an e-mail request as well as a presentation collating all of our ideas. To help us we were assigned a mentor from Coca-Cola ...
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On Friday 17th February, we will run a short practice ‘lockdown’ procedure for all students and staff.
As a school, we have a set of clear response procedures based on potential internal and external threat scenarios. Much like a fire drill, this is about preparedness to ensure student and staff safety. We hope to never have to use these procedures (and there is certainly no indication of threat at all) but we have a duty to ensure we are prepared for the different types of scenario we could be faced with in 21st century Britain ...
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On Tuesday 9th February it was Safer Internet Day. In school we have spent all week putting together a range of activities for students to enjoy, but which also raise awareness of how students can keep themselves safe online. Assemblies have reminded them of the dangers online of cyberbullying, sexting and grooming. In guidance and computing lessons students have explored the subject matter in more detail and have come away with practical advice on how to protect themselves ...
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Year 7 and Year 8 Hearing Impaired Students
On Friday 3rd February, ten students from Bournville Hearing Impaired (HI) Resource Base, took part in a Boccia competition. Bournville competed against Braidwood Deaf School, Small Heath HI Resource Base and Bordesley Green Girls HI Resource Base. All the students had chance to have a little practise before the competition began. Boccia is similar to bowls where you roll out a slightly smaller white ball followed by a larger coloured ball. The coloured ball that is the closest to the white ball is the winner ...
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On the 31st January, year 7 had the opportunity to visit the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. When we arrived, we saw many other schools taking part in this amazing experience.
When everyone was seated, the music began. We were introduced to the presenter (Rachel Leach) who took us on a journey around the world of music. We listened to many famous pieces of music from very famous composers such as Edward Elgar and Maurice Ravel. We learnt many facts about the famous composers, including what their music was about. One of the most interesting facts I heard was that Edward Elgar composed a piece of music about a bull-dog! ...
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The Real Business Challenge is a national competition run by Coca Cola testing students Business and Enterprise skills. The task this year was to create an original soft drink.
A group of Year 10 students had decided to participate in this amazing opportunity. I, Uriah Lebert, Uriel Lebert, Yasmin Osumano and Muhammed Rana attended Miss Poole’s business club every Friday afternoon in order to create a 10 slide PowerPoint of the drink we’d created ...
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Bournville School choir have continued their annual tradition of visiting elderly residents’ homes around the school to sing carols and spread festive cheer.
This year students were invited to sing at Castlecroft Residential Home, Rowheath House, Christopher Taylor Court, Sellywood Grange, Luction House and Rosefields ...
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On Saturday 10th December, I was privileged to watch Jessica Allen (year 7) compete in the Dudley Open Gymnastics Championships, taking place at Ellowes Hall School in Dudley. Jessica represents Birmingham Lasers Gymnastics Club, and was competing in the advanced girls category for 10-12 year olds ...
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We were delighted at the response by students, staff and parents to anti-bullying week. Our contribution to the week built upon the existing work we have been doing to eradicate bullying in and out of school. As such we were delighted to receive a certificate to acknowledge our work to stop bullying in Birmingham.
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This half term year 10 students were given the opportunity to attend a creative writing workshop with the author Bali Rai. He has won awards for his young reader novel ‘Web of Darkness’ in 2015. He has also written many other novels, which are popular with our pupils who use the school library ...
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