There was a warm welcome, good food and (a little!) drink at the BSA Year 7 Barbecue yesterday. Thank You to the parents, students and staff who made this annual event such a success – raising money for Beaumont.
Students and teachers are celebrating another year of outstanding GCSE results. Headteacher, Martin Atkinson said, ‘I am delighted that our students have maintained the high standards set by last year’s cohort, even surpassing them in the core subjects of English and Maths. We are looking forward to starting the new term with our largest and best qualified Sixth Form ever.’ Head of Year 11, Helen Wilson, added: ‘The members of this year group have excelled in extra-curricular activities, including sport, Music, Drama and the DofE Award and now they have reached the highest levels academically across all areas of the curriculum. I am immensely proud of this tremendous success, which is down to the hard work they have put into their studies, supported by a dedicated team of experienced and highly-qualified teachers and pastoral staff’.
Pictured with Ms Wilson are twins, Robert and Tomas Linzell, who secured 17 GCSEs at grade 8 or 9, along with top grades in Additional Maths.
Staff and students at Beaumont School are celebrating superb ‘A’ level results, which have led to record numbers of students achieving a place at a university of their choice. Headteacher, Martin Atkinson, praised students and staff for the hard work which contributed to this success: ‘We’ve had record numbers of Sixth Form students this year and I’m proud that they’ve been given the academic and pastoral support they have needed to achieve their goals’.
Among Beaumont’s high-achieving students is Solomon Gosine, who is co-leading an expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Noah’s Ark children’s hospice before he starts his degree in Medicine at Newcastle University this September.
Performances have taken place of a new play, commissioned by Beaumont and funded by the National Lottery Community fund, called ‘Game Over’. Directed by Mrs Wallace, Head of Drama, Beaumont students premiered the work at the Trestle Arts Base, giving three performances over two days. Below are pictures taken during the rehearsal process.
This powerful drama explores issues relating to online grooming. Read more about the background to the play here.
On the evening of the first performance, the BBC early evening news carried a feature on the production ,featuring interviews with the cast and the play’s author, Mark Wheeller.
Ms Dickson and her team of staff and parent helpers have led a group of intrepid Year 11 students to complete their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition, braving 30 degree heat in the process!
Students in Years 8 and 9 marked Women in Engineering Day, 2019, with a activity lead by Dr Jones and a guest structural engineer, Helen Page, from Price & Myers. They were set a task to construct a bridge (made from spaghetti linked by mini-marshmallows!) to span a minimum distance of 24cm, with prizes being awarded for the most successful designs.
This year is the 10th anniversary of Rob’s Festival, an annual charity event led by students and the BSA to raise money for the school and the Prince’s Trust. Students, staff, parents and friends of Beaumont worked together to make the day a great success. Read more about the background to this event here.
Year 12 Politics students have visited the Houses of Parliament as part of their ‘A’ level studies. The day included the opportunity to sit in the Justices’ seats in the Supreme Court, while hearing a talk about how the court system operates, and a chance encounter with the Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union,The Right Honourable Sir Keir Starmer KCB QC MP!
Students, staff and parents have taken part in a “Colour Run” in aid of the charity The Willow Foundation, which is a national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days.
You can view a montage of some of the day’s highlights here.
We are pleased to announce that this event raised over £1500 for the Willow Foundation!
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