Newsletter October 2012
Academic success that matters ‘Growing together to be the best we can be’ Lord, Grant us your strength, so that we will have courage in every situation; Grant us your love, so we will never give up on anybody; Grant us your wisdom, so we will show others the path to success; Grant us your mercy, so we will forgive those who have hurt us; Grant us your peace, so we will find the best in everybody; Grant us your hope, so we will never give up; Grant us your joy, so we will recognise and be thankful for all our blessings; Grant us your grace, so you will always be at our side.
Message from Ms Farr
Message from the Governors
Message from the Worship Team
Books for Uganda
Remembrance Service and Carol Service
News of Former Students
Plus much more …
In September, I wrote of the excellent news of our students’ success in the public examinations. I can now report that, following re-marks, the percentage of students achieving at least five A* - C GCSE grades in academic subjects has risen to 87%. This confirms a significant four year upward trend in academic results which are well regarded by employers, Colleges and Universities. Almost 50% of students achieved at least one A* grade. The national campaign regarding the English results continues. Our Governors have given their full support to the actions taken nationally which are being led by Local Authorities and Professional Associations which call for a judicial review. There have been many ‘defining moments’ this term: a trip to the Paralympics, a Primary School Cross Country Festival led by our students, a trip to the Battlefields of the Somme, a visit to Cadbury World. Arts activities have included a broadcast on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester to launch Children in Need and attendance at a film festival to view our film which was shortlisted and work with Pitmaston Primary School. This week GCSE students are enjoying their French Exchange and on Friday GCSE Geography students depart for a trip to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius. On Tuesday, 16th October Year 7 students took part in their first Eucharist at which the Archdeacon of Worcester, The Venerable Roger Morris presided, support by Reverend David Ryan and Captain Rick Tett. Our partnership with the King’s School, Worcester continues to flourish. Several students took up bespoke Bursaries for Bishop Perowne students which enable them to study in King’s Sixth Form. A wide range of joint activities are planned for this year. We have much to look forward to next term. Tutor Groups have been invited to collect items for shoe boxes in aid of Operation Christmas Child. We shall be supporting the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal holding a Service of Remembrance on Friday, 9th November. As always we shall celebrate BBC Children in Need. Community Captains will launch a major event ‘Growvember’ which will run throughout November in order to raise money for Cancer Charities. Male staff will be asked to grow moustaches and there will be lucky dip prize draw. Donations of prizes will be gratefully accepted. We hope to raise a large sum of money for charity and build leadership and Community spirit in the process. Continued over ………………………….
Message from the Headteacher continued ….. At half term we say goodbye to Ms Alaine Sheppard our Teaching Assistant with a specialism in English as an additional language. We thank her for all she has done and wish her well for her relocation. I should like to thank parents/carers for your support this term, especially for helping to maintain our standards of uniform and attendance. I wish everyone a very restful half term. Ms J Farr—Headteacher
Message from the Governors Outcome of Parent Governor Elections Governors are pleased to announce that there were two unopposed nominations for the role of Parent Governor. The first nomination was for Mrs Claire Hollins who has been appointed accordingly for a term of four year. The second nomination was for Mr Mike Whitehouse who was approaching the end of his four year term as an existing Parent Governor – he has therefore been re-appointed for a further term of four year. Governors take this opportunity to congratulate both individuals on their appointment and to welcome Mrs Hollins to the Governing Body. Please note that next term the Governing Body will be looking for further nomination to the role of Parent Governor to fill an outstanding vacancy.
Worship Team News This first half term has been a productive one for the college worship team; a term that we hope will be the start of a wonderful year for worship in Bishop Perowne. It has been our priority, for the start of this year, to start recruiting new team members, in the earlier years of year 7 and 8. This is not only a great way to get those interested in worship involved, but is also integral for the worship team to continue its long lasting legacy. We are also looking forward to the forthcoming acts of collective worship, especially the remembrance service in November. At Bishop Perowne, this service is one of the most important of the year, one where we hope to provide a reflective time for students and sometimes the wider community. Community plays a vital role in all aspects of learning and college life. Although we hold regular community acts of collective worship, we feel that a stronger link can be made between the worship team and specific communities. Members of the team have therefore been asked to organise, oversee and take part in acts of worship for their own community. As well as making worship more interactive, this also strengthens the great sense of camaraderie among all our students, whoever they may be. Hallam Wood—Head Boy
GROWVEMBER Please support our fundraising for Cancer Charities by: Sponsoring a teacher to grow a moustache
Buy a ‘lucky dip’ draw ticket at 50p each
Donate a prize
Headteacherâ€™s Commendations The following students have received Headteacherâ€™s Commendations and five Community Credits Their achievements and contribution to the life of our College are highly valued. Those students marked with a * have more than one Commendation. Kieran
Headteacher’s Commendations continued …. The following students have received Headteacher’s Commendations and five Community Credits Their achievements and contribution to the life of our College are highly valued. Those students marked with a * have more than one Commendation. Shania
Our Vision We seek to develop a caring Christian community in which we nurture individuals; encourage learning, creativity and endeavour; inspire all to excel and reach their potential and to help all young learners grow into active and responsible citizens who are able to make a difference in the World.
To make our vision a reality we aim to:
Develop a faith- centred community based on a love of God, neighbour and self.
Create a culture of learning and achievement in which study, enquiry, innovation and aspiration are highly valued
Grow together to be the best that we can be.
Establish an orderly, happy, safe and caring environment in which all members of the College community can
Grow in confidence and self-esteem.
Provide access to a wide and varied curriculum that is appropriate to students’ needs and learning styles.
Support physical, social and emotional growth.
Develop a sense of responsibility and citizenship, and thereby shape the future.
In order to bring about the best we shall:
Provide excellent teaching, in rich and varied learning environments.
Create positive challenges.
Assess students learning and progress and report on this regularly to parents.
Strive to develop an enriching programme of visits and extra curricular activity.
Respond effectively to students pastoral needs.
Develop positive relationships between staff and students.
Promote good attendance.
Build a strong and robust College/parent partnership.
Develop effective links with the Church and wider communities.
Meet and support the needs of ethnic and minority groups.
Celebrate diversities and differences in our community.
Work as a team towards our shared vision.
Term Dates—2012—2013 AUTUMN TERM 2012 TERM STARTS
Wednesday, 5th September 2012
Monday, 29th October – Friday, 2nd November 2012
Thursday, 20th December 2012
SPRING TERM 2013 TERM STARTS
Tuesday, 8th January 2013
Monday, 18th February – Friday, 22nd February 2013
Thursday, 28th March 2013
SUMMER TERM 2013 TERM STARTS
Tuesday, 16th April 2013
Monday, 27th May – Friday, 31st May 2013
Wednesday, 24th July 2013
Friday, 29th March 2013
Monday, 1st April 2013
Monday, 6th May 2013
Spring Bank Holiday
Monday, 27th May 2013
Teacher Education Days Monday, 3rd September 2012 Tuesday, 4th September 2012 Friday, 26th October 2012 Monday, 7th January 2013 Monday, 15th April 2013
Term Dates 2013—2014 AUTUMN TERM 2013 TERM STARTS
Wednesday, 4th September 2013
Monday, 28th October – Friday, 1st November 2013
Friday, 20th December 2013
SPRING TERM 2014 TERM STARTS
Tuesday, 7th January 2014
Monday, 17th February – Friday, 21st February 2014
Friday, 11th April 2014
SUMMER TERM 2014 TERM STARTS
Tuesday, 29th April 2014
Monday, 26th May – Friday, 30th May 2014
Friday, 18th July 2014
Friday, 18th April 2014
Monday, 21st April 2014
Monday, 5th May 2014
Spring Bank Holiday
Monday, 26th May 2014
Teacher Education Days Monday, 2nd September 2013 Tuesday, 3rd September 2013 Friday, 25th October 2013 Monday, 6th January 20014 Monday, 28th April 2014
School books for New Hope Children’s Centre, Uganda Kasana Childrens’ Centre in Luwero, Uganda began in 1988 caring for 5 street boys and a parentless family of 3 boys and 2 girls in a single mud building as home for the staff and children, school room, church, office and clinic. It now houses 140 orphans, runs a free primary school, vocational training, nurture and love, food and medical care for over 350 local children and New Hope Academy teaches 137 secondary students. Money raised on a Bishop Perowne non-uniform day will buy urgently needed text books for both schools as pupils have to share scarce books making class and homework difficult to do. They love to learn and are very excited by the prospect of new books and are already grateful to Bishop Perowne pupils for providing money to buy them.
Modern Foreign Languages News Bon voyage to our French Exchange students heading to Neuville aux Bois Friday 19 OctoberWednesday 24 October. They have a very interesting and fun packed week planned - including a trip to Paris, to Orléans and a picnic at a beautiful château at Chamerolles. They will also spend some time in our exchange school- Collège Léon Delagrange - discovering how different school in France is!
‘Snow Line’ In the event of inclement weather and school is forced to close we shall notify the following organisations:
BBC Hereford and Worcester
A notice will also appear on the College website (www.bishopperowne.co.uk) and a text will be sent to all parents/carers, please ensure that we have your up to date contact telephone numbers.
You are cordially invited to up and coming events: Service of Remembrance—Friday, 9th November 2012 at 10.30am
Carol Service—Friday, 14th December 2012 at 7.00pm—Worcester Cathedral
Community Parliament News—Autumn Term The newly appointed Year 11 Parliament Leadership Team has been building on the solid foundations of the Summer Term, when they took over in such an amazingly positive way from the previous Leadership Team. Well done to them for their enthusiasm, hard work and commitment to our community so far. They are brimming with ideas and are working together on several whole college projects this term. They are now looking at renewing the Community notice boards to bring them right up to date with photos of the class representatives and the individual community leaders. We now have a whole Community activities board for displaying community news and photos to share the activities and fund raising events. This should encourage even more students to take part! The team will again be involved in Arts Week helping to organise the smooth running of activities with Mr Plant. They are currently encouraging students from all year groups to be involved to make Arts Week even bigger and better in the Summer Term to come They are also organising whole college fund raising events based on ‘Growvember’, which will support Cancer charities. The team will launch this on the last day of this half term when nonuniform day will kick start the enthusiasm and fund raising they will lead until Christmas. We will be encouraging staff, students and parents/carers to participate in different ways to help make this a successful and exciting campaign! Mrs L Stevens Community Leader—Fearnley
Available Shortly ……. Bishop Perowne Church of England College Calendar 2013
Contains a selection of photos taken by our outstanding Gifted and Talented students several of whom ‘swept the board’ in the Midlands Photograph Competition.
Top Barn Farm Experience—Student Leadership Team As part of the Leadership Team, you need to have good ‘team’ skills. Such as listening/giving other people the change to have their opinion and forming ideas. These skills do not necessary come instantly, therefore the Student Leadership Team were given the opportunity by Ms Farr to attend an activities day at Top Barn Activity Centre. The team participated in various team building activities in order to build on our skills as individuals and as a team and also our communication techniques. In total we participated in eight activities including raft building, the low rope challenge, island hopping and spiders web. We crossed a river on a bridge we had made and finding our way across a ‘marsh’ using only planks and ropes. We really enjoyed our time at Top Barn and wish to thank all the staff for making it a memorable day. The Student Leadership Team
OPEN TUESDAY All parents/carers are reminded
‘Open Tuesday’ Every Tuesday between 3.00 pm-4.00 pm A chance to meet with a member of the Senior Leadership Team without a prior appointment. Parents/carers are seen on a first come/first seen basis. The length of the meeting will depend on the number of people waiting to be seen
News of Former Students of Bishop Perowne Jon Stammers Jon studied at Bishop Perowne from 1994 to 1999. Mrs Stammers wrote to tell us that he had received his PhD in Electronic Engineering from the University of York. Jon is currently a teacher of Physics at a secondary school near Sheffield and hopes to be able to become a lecturer when the opportunity arises. If you have any news of former Bishop Perowne students please do contact Mrs Wigley, Headteacher’s P.A. on 01905 746804 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
History Department News Paris Trip Newsletter Report On arrival in Paris we embarked on a picturesque river cruise along the Seine where the students took in the delights of the city during the evening. The following day it was an early start before we visited the Dâ€™Orsay museum followed by a trip up the Eiffel Tower. The views were awe inspiring and the students left with appreciation of the beauty of Paris. After climbing down from the tower the students visited Sacre Coeur and the area of Montmartre where they had some free time. Many of the students took the opportunity to have a picture portrait done of themselves at this famous artist quarter. The next day the students visited the Palace of Versailles where they learnt about the growth of absolutist rule and history of the French Revolution. Afterwards the students had a walking tour of Paris and with achy feet we enjoyed a lovely dinner at a restaurant by the Arc de Triomphe. The day after we drove to Ypres where the students were able to empathise with the World War One troops by experiencing life in the trench system. Afterwards the students visited Tyne Cott Cemetery to pay their respects to the soldiers who are on the memorial wall. One of our students shared a story of her Grandfather who had individually disarmed a German machine gun bunker by being willing to sacrifice himself with a hand grenade if the Germans would not surrender. For this incredible bravery, he was awarded the Victoria Cross. We ended this very moving day by attending the Menin Gate Ceremony. Our final day was spent with free time in Bruges where the students explored the town and visited the shops. Of course the many chocolate shops were the most popular! The students found this a very rewarding and educational visit which developed their moral and spiritual consciousness.
History Department News continued ….. Trip to the WWI Battlefields. As part of the GCSE Modern World History’s controlled assessment on World War One the History department took students on a two day visit to the World War One battlefields. The day began early at 3.30am! We all met on the misty playground and set out on your historical adventure. After stopping off at Maidestone to pick up our guide Ashley and a travelling through the Euro tunnel we arrived in Belgium to begin our tour. Our first stop was at one of the hundreds of war cemeteries in Ypres where students got an introduction to why the First World War began and we had an interactive session where the students played the parts of different countries in the war and attempted to outflank each other in the hope of reaching the sea before the opposing side. After this we moved on to some original trenches where the students learned about trench life. We handled original equipment from the time such as grenades (decommissioned of course) many of which were made from old jam tins, also at this site we learnt about the role of animals in the war including horses. After this we visited Tyne Cott which is one of the largest memorials to the missing and the students got to investigate how the methods of fighting changed and developed throughout the war which eventually led to victory, such as the creeping barrage and map shooting. After a very intensive and long day we went to the town of Ypres for dinner which was enjoyed by all but not quite as much as the chocolate shopping afterwards! We finished the day with a moving last post service at the Menin Gate ceremony where the fallen unknown soldiers of World War One have been remembered with a last post ceremony everyday at 8.00pm, without fail since 1927, apart from when Belgium was occupied by the Nazis during the Second World War. On day two we woke early to croissants to give ourselves energy for the day ahead. We travelled to the Somme in France where we re-enacted ‘going over the top’ of the trenches. The students were then filmed attempting to cross no mans land. The students enjoyed this experience except those who got hit by a machine gun bullet! After this we had a grenade throwing competition in which the students all embarrassed the teachers by being much more effective at throwing the grenade in the direction of the German trench. After this we stopped at Hill 60 to discover how the allies used mining warfare to give them an advantage in the war. After this we stopped off at the Ulster Tower memorial and learnt about the Ulstermen’s contribution to the battle of the Somme and there was time for some photos with an original WWI rifle. The tour continued with a stop off at two of our students Great Grandfather’s graves. Charlie Aljaradat was moved to be the first member of his family to visit the grave in quite some time and he left a memorial cross to mark this. Ellie Church also found the grave of her Great Grandfather who was an officer in the Manchester Yeomanry and would have worked alongside Wilfred Owen who was part of the same regiment. As the day continued we moved on to Thiepval which is another majestic memorial to the missing and finally we headed to Deville wood where Ashley our guide read us the Poem by Wilfred Owen ‘The Parable of the old men and the young’ and the students reflected upon the words and what was meant by them. We all found this a deeply moving and spiritual experience as the men in Deville wood did not fight for huge monuments like Thiepval, they fought to restore normality and to ensure that future generations could walk through places like Deville wood freely. This wood which has regrown since it was destroyed during the war and is a very peaceful place to consider each life that was lost in this war. Each student was then given their own memorial cross and some time to reflect when they found a piece of earth to lay their cross and remember that one solider who gave his life so that we can all work freely today as is said all across the country on the 11 th of November : They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. Wilfred Owen ‘The Parable of the old men and the young’ So Abram rose, and clave the wood, and went, And took the fire with him, and a knife. And as they sojourned both of them together, Isaac the first-born spake and said, My Father, Behold the preparations, fire and iron, But where the lamb for this burnt-offering? Then Abram bound the youth with belts and straps, And builded parapets and trenches there, And stretchèd forth the knife to slay his son. When lo! an Angel called him out of heaven, Saying, Lay not thy hand upon the lad, Neither do anything to him, thy son. Behold! Caught in a thicket by its horns, A Ram. Offer the Ram of Pride instead. But the old man would not so, but slew his son, And half the seed of Europe, one by one.
Arts Department News Oxfordshire Relate Film Festival 2012 On Friday 11th October a group of students from Bishop Perowne College attended the premier of six short films which were the shortlisted entries for the Oxfordshire Relate Film Festival. Accompanied by Mr John Bailey, Chair of Governors, who had introduced the students to the idea of entering the Festival, the group travelled to 'The Theatre' in Chipping Norton and saw themselves up on the same screen as Dame Judi Dench. The six films were a mixture of international entries by professional and amateur film makers but Bishop Perowne were the only school entry to be shortlisted. Our film, 'Love In The Age of Twitter' was shown alongside another that was produced by the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation and the eventual winning entry 'ROFLMAO' made by a writer and film maker based in Dublin. The students entered a short film which explored the ways in which love is expresses through social networking sites and various other electronic means called 'Love In The Age Of Twitter' - taking the title from the name of the festival. It was entirely produced in College and directed by our Creative Advisor Mr Dan Morgan. At the screening there were many members of the audience who congratulated our students on an original and thoroughly enjoyable interpretation of the theme and many implored the group to continue making films and entering the Festival in future years. Children in Need and BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester What is the best way of promoting the school and involvement in one of the nation’s best loved charity events? Why, appearing on the BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester Sunday Breakfast Show of course! At 0800 hours on Sunday, 14th October Mrs Miller, Penny Ashmore, Harriet Hardwick, Alex Lee and Eleanor Lee presented themselves at the BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester studios to talk about the Choir’s involvement in this year’s Children in Need fundraiser. The radio station put the school forward to represent the county in the formation of a West Midlands regional choir at BBC Birmingham on the night of Friday 16th November. This choir will be part of a much larger nationwide choir singing an arrangement of the Simon and Garfunkel hit Bridge Over Troubled Waters to be transmitted on the live Children in Need show. Michael Collie, the presenter of the Breakfast Show, spoke to us about past fundraising efforts, what it was like to be part of a Church of England School as well as a Performing Arts College and the opportunities available for fundraising and performance during term time. We were invited back in to the studio to discuss a news article about the success of the singer Adele and the issue surrounding a Christian chocolate company being advised against using the colour purple for their chocolate bars by Cadbury. As the choir only received the music for the Children in Need song during the latter part of the week, Penny and Ellie sang the opening of Love Song by Taylor Swift as a taster of the talent the choir has to offer. The students represented the College wonderfully and had much to say, so much that they dropped plenty of hints to the producer to invite them back for a follow up interview. Watch this space for news of a regular Bishop Perowne slot on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester in the future - we hope!
Art Department News Glass Art Workshop at Bishop Perowne Church of England College Parents of Bishop Perowne Church of England College, as well as parents of local primary schools in the local vicinity were invited to take part in a glass art workshop on Saturday 22nd September . The workshop was primarily funded by NADFAS, who have also funded a print making workshop, as well as a contribution by the College and a small contribution by the participants. All those who took part had a fantastic time, led by a Siobhan Jones, the artist who travelled from Basingstoke to deliver the workshop! A participant said: “The day was brilliant – it went by so quickly, I learnt so much and had such a good time. Siobhan was so inspirational – I can’t wait for another day like today – thank you.”
GCSE Art Exhibition 2012 On Wednesday 3rd October, the John Bailey Gallery was opened to celebrate the achievements of the Year 11 students who have recently left Bishop Perowne Church of England College. Parents and ex- students alike came to see the work and had a thoroughly good time discussing the work and the inspiration and perspiration behind each piece – a brilliant evening of celebration!
St Richards Hospice Art workshop with the Year 7 and 8 Art Club On Wednesday 3Rd October, St Richards Hospice worked with the Year 7 and 8 Art Club on a workshop based on ‘lifesticks’. The hospice started the workshop by describing the work that they do and then introduced the group to what lifesticks are and how to make them. In this workshop, the lifesticks were used to detail life events, but they are also used to find meaning through using different coloured wool wrapped around sticks to represent and express emotions/ feelings without having to use words. Every event is different with its outcomes, and a sharing session ends each workshop, as it did with the Art Club to share what different parts of each others lifesticks represented as well as the colours chosen.
Fire Work Safety Advise from Hereford and Worcester Fire Service
Fire Work Safety Advise from Hereford and Worcester Fire Service
Sports Department News This week we started our first round of fixtures against some very strong Nunnery Wood teams. There have been many positives and this is mainly due to the increased number of pupils attending practice. Not all of the results have gone in our favour but we have performed well and been very competitive in all. Year 7 football won 3-0 and played some fantastic stuff in their first game for the School. Adam Biddle scored a hat trick and we defended equally as well. Year 10 football lost 2-3 with Ollie Biddle scoring, we were winning 2-0 after 2 minutes! Year 9 Rugby lost 52- 0. Although we got well and truly beaten we kept trying to the final whistle and deserved a try for our endeavours. Year 8 Football again took the lead only to lose 6-1, we had 18 players in this match and although we deserved to lose they kept trying right to the end. We will continue to improve with the positive attitude of the pupils and then hopefully some more results will go our way. Mr J Preece—Subject Leader for P.E. Results Versus—Chantry Yr 7 Football lost 7-1 Year 8 Rugby lost 42 -12 Year 9 Football won 8-0 Yr 9 Rugby won 31 -27 Yr 10 Football won 5-3 Year 11 Rugby won 17 -10 Some really strong performances from the boys. The Year 7 had a squad of 20 and the rotations unsettled the side, this led to the defeat but there were some excellent individual performances. The Year 10 Football team played really well and fully deserved to win. The Year 9’s came from behind to win a brilliant game in the last 5 minutes. The boys demonstrated real guts and determination to win the match. Well done to all concerned. Olympic Legacy Day The Olympic Legacy Day is on the 25th of October, We are hoping for 420 pupils to get involved in different sports on this day. There will be opportunities to participate in Football, Netball, Badminton and Table – Tennis.
Sports Department News Cross Country Festival On the afternoon of the 28th September two hundred eager children from Year 5 arrived on the College fields for a testing Cross Country event. We were very fortunate that the weather was dry and sunny, great conditions for running. The GCSE PE students were an integral part of the smooth running of the event, warming up the children , marshalling and encouraging all the children as they ran around both of the fields . In the girls race Northwick finished with bronze St Barnabas silver and St Georges took gold. In the boys race Claines finished with bronze and Northwick silver and gold. Well done to Northwick which won the overall competition with Claines runners-up. It was good to see so many youngsters competing together and showing real support for each other regardless of ability. Northwick and St Barnabas went on to compete in the City Schools Cross country at RGS. Well done to the following for leading the competition and acting as good role models for the children. Kieran Addis, Louis Bourke, Katie Dinsdale, Jordan Fortey, Bailey Fuller, George Fuller, William Garrad, Luke Handley, Samuel Hasnip, Jamie Hathaway, Katie Hawkins, Juri Hayes, David Hill, Joshua Ince, Edward John, Dean Jones, Mathew Key, Mathew Makranczy, Ross Page, Amber Poulton, Kieran Smith, Jessica Suthard, Claudia Taylor, Bradley Walker, Ross Wells, Zak Williams, Daniel Wilson, Mark Wilson, Samuel Yeomans.
TRIG LIFE By Fiona Morris and Rhian Myers We have a problem and we’re very perplexed! We have a right-angled triangle and we’ve go to find X! We’ve got a side and two angles but that’s all for now! Until we find X, let’s find our how! Do we use the SOH, the CAH or the TOA? We’ve got ADJ and OPP so it’s got to be the TOA! We have x = TAN 30! 15 Let’s re-arrange the equation and get 8.660254038 ….. Well that’s our poem about our friend trig! So when you’re faced with a triangle, no matter how big, You’ll know exactly what to do to work it out! Then you can tell your friends what trig is about!!
Design and Technology Educational Partnership - Yamazaki Mazak Ltd and Cranham Primary School Year 10 Resistant Raterials students were given a challenge last year; to design and produce an activity wall to entertain and educate young students at Cranham Primary School. The wall has been created in the playground and when our students visited the site to interview potential users, it was a thirty two foot long blank canvas standing 8 feet high. Following interviews they set to work putting written information and descriptions into roughly sketched interpretations. A variety of games and counting activities were designed and all were presented to the Head of Cranham Primary School when he visited Bishop Perowne. Mr Morgan was very impressed with the design, thought, and interpretation of initial ideas and accepted all the designs. One design was for a magnetic ‘snakes and ladders’ game. One hundred steel tiles to be cut and coloured, and then mounted on a backing board prior to erecting on site. Numerous avenues were identified to produce these tiles. A tentative plea for help was directed towards our friends at Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd. An exchange of phone calls followed clarifying our request and requirements. A final phone call confirmed that the tiles were ready for collection; our friends at Mazak had not only produced laser-cut steel tiles, but had also prepared a number of ‘spares’. When the tiles were collected, the Marketing Manager asked for a brief synopsis relating to the request and the tiles use. This was given and an agreement made to produce a plaque to be produced to accompany the finished product. It is with grateful thanks to Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd that they were able to assist us in the production of this product. We now look to have the tiles colour powder coated for a congenial and pleasant finish.
The Yeti’s Great Shave (Or Mr Westrip Gets a Haircut) Friday 14th September, during second break, Duckworth 2 students and some ‘lucky’ (?) Year 11 students had the opportunity to finally rid Mr. Westrip of his ridiculously large, fluffy and curly hairdo. Students who wished to watch this spectacle were asked to make a 50p minimum donation to enter the College Theatre to witness the event, with all proceeds being donated to Cancer
Mr. Westrip, who prior to a ‘wager’ with his eight year old son in May 2011, had never had long hair in his life, was ‘excited’ to be returning to his normal look, but was ‘more than a little nervous’ about how the final product would look. Mr. Westrip had said prior to the hair cut: ‘I’ve hammered my son in our ‘who could go the longest without a haircut’ bet – in spite of his protestations - but I’m fed up with spitting it out of my mouth, having it blow in my face and the good natured banter that goes along with having a ridiculous hairstyle.’ Mr Westrip wanted to raise awareness of just how prevalent cancer has become – according to the Cancer Research UK website, it is estimated that more than one in three people in the UK will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. Mr. Reeves (Assistant Head) pledged a full £10 to the charity effort if Mr. Westrip loses the top but sticks with the beard below. Mr. Reeves said: ‘I’m looking forward to the end of his ridiculous Yeti-style look.’ The event finally raised the sum of £100.00. www.cancerresearchuk.org
We continue to rely on the support of our partner schools and colleges to make the Arts College a success. Many thanks for all they have done so far… Claines Church of England Primary School Northwick Manor Primary School Perdiswell Primary School St Barnabas Church of England Primary School St George’s Church of England Primary School The King’s School, Worcester University of Worcester
Merriman’s Hill Road Worcester WR3 8LE
Worcester College of Technology Worcester Sixth Form College
Tel: 01905 746800 Fax: 01905 746846 Website:www.bishopperowne.co.uk Email: email@example.com October 2012 Headteacher: Ms Julie Farr
Yamazaki Mazak UK Limited The parents and staff past and present who make up: The Friends of Bishop Perowne
Important dates for your diary at a glance 29th October—2nd November
Half Term Holiday
Students return to school—WEEK A
Year 7 Parents Consultation
Former Year 11 Certificate Evening
Options Booklets issued to Students
Year 8 Parents Consultation
Carol Service—Worcester Cathedral
End of Term Eucharists
Start of Christmas Holidays
Teacher Education Day
Students return to school—WEEK B
Year 11 Parents Consultation
Year 8 Options Evening
18th February—22nd February
Half Term Holiday
We seek to develop a caring Christian Community in which we nurture individuals, encourage learning, creativity and endeavour, inspire all to excel and reach their potential and to help all young learners to grow into active and responsible citizens who are able to make a difference in the world.