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Welcome to issue #113 Weekly news from Bethnal Green Academy. Get the latest news, information and entertainment from Bethnal Green Academy right here at Word on the Street.

Anti-Bullying Week

'We're better without bullying' This week assemblies will be focused on Anti-bullying week when we will be reflecting on how our actions can impact on others and how we can change our behaviours to ensure we all support each other and work in harmony.

Progress to Success

Congratulations to Alex Petre

Alex Petre, Year 11, picked up the ‘Progress to Success Highest Achiever of the Year Award’ on Wednesday at The Small Business Consultancy’s flagship E=MC2 London Final 2012 held at Fujitsu’s headquarters in Baker Street. Alex was recognised for his achievements and contribution to the Progress to Success programme which focussed on entrepreneurial skills. He has made such an amazing impact that TSBC will be working with Alex to train him to become a peer mentor for other students wishing to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

Election Day: 23rd November

Your vote counts... don’t forget to use it!

Science Club gets off to a floury start Anti-Bullying Week Award-winning Alex Issue #113 - Monday 19 November 2012

The candidates for Head Girl and Head Boy will be counting on your votes this week. It’s up to you to decide which pair you think will best support the school community. Cast your vote on Friday 23rd November.

Word of the week. Woop, woop! Goo! Science club: an Oobleck of a mess this week. This week science club took their inspiration from the Dr. Seuss book Bartholomew and the Oobleck where a gooey green substance, Oobleck, fell from the sky and wreaked havoc in the kingdom. On Thursday night it wreaked havoc on 413! Did you know Oobleck is a Non Newtonian fluid? Non Newtonian fluids are awesome and a classic science experiment that gives hours of fun. If you haven't seen it in action it's very fascinating stuff and before too long you'll have your hands covered with it, happily making a mess that can be washed away with water. What's even better is it can be made from common household substances. All you need is some corn flour and water (and green food colouring if you want to recreate Dr. Seuss' oobleck). Oobleck is a non-newtonian fluid. That is, it acts like a liquid when being poured, but like a solid when a force is acting on it. You can grab it and then it will ooze out of your hands. Make enough Oobleck and you can even walk on it!

Valid adjective

(of an argument or point) having a sound basis in logic or fact; reasonable or cogent: a valid criticism. • legally binding due to having been executed in compliance with the law: a valid contract. • legally or officially acceptable: the visas are valid for thirty days | a valid password. Our Word of the week is sourced from our Focus Words list which is compiled by our teaching staff and is designed to include the sort of keywords, terms and phrases regularly used in their subject areas. The full list, complete with dictionary definition hyperlinks can be found on the Students page of our website.

Student Voice update Bethnal Green Academy will be supporting Hackney and Tower Hamlets Foodbanks this half term. Students are asked to donate nonperishable, in-date food which will be distributed locally to help local families in crisis.

Tuesday 27th November

There will be a cinema trip for the form class that collect the most food (which will be counted by the number of individual items you donate) so please get collecting for this worthy cause. Student Leadership application forms are in the library.

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Word Fragments

In this puzzle, a word fragment is given, and you must think of an English word that contains the fragment - that is, you must form a word by adding letters to the beginning and/or the end of the fragment. You may not add letters to the middle of the fragment, nor may you rearrange the letters given. How many words can you make?

This week’s fragment is:


Associated Words In this puzzle a list of words is given. To solve the puzzle, think of a single word that goes with each to form a compound word (or word pair that functions as a compound word). For example, if the given words are volley, field, and bearing, then the answer would be ball, because the word ball can be added to each of the other words to form volleyball, ballfield, and ball bearing. Last weeks answer: wardrobe and board

1. house 2. star 3. street

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