This page records some of the activities which have taken place at Beaumont over the current academic year.
St Peter’s Carol Service, 18.12.17
Coupled with the annual Christmas Concert, each year, the Music Department holds a Carol Service at St Peter’s Church. Alongside the traditional carols and readings, the congregation is treated to performances from the ever-growing choirs and ensembles. This year Beaumont alumni visited the rehearsals (pictured below) to lend their support.
Christmas Jumper Day, 15.12.17
The staff raise money for charity each year on Christmas Jumper Day. This year we joined in the national campaign for Save The Children.
The Christmas Concert, 12.12.17
The Music Department’s Christmas Concert is one of the highlights of the end of Autumn Term. The stage is a full of performers as the Hall is with eager audience members and the various ensembles perform a wide repertoire of seasonal and other music. This year’s highlight’s were the choir singing Let the River Run and the percussion ensemble performing a medley of BBC Sports themes.
The BSA Christmas Fair, 2.12.17
Each year, parents, students and staff start off the Beaumont Christmas season with the BSA Christmas Fair. This event raises money to support the school through a range of stalls and activities. As well as putting the “fun” in fundraising, the students’ stalls also earn House points for their respective Houses. This event is one of the main ways in which the BSA raises money for the school each year and it shows the Beaumont community at its best.
GCSE Presentation Evening, 21.11.17.
Each year we celebrate the achievements of our former Year 11 cohort at the GCSE Presentation Evening. Students (including those who have moved on to new post-16 educational settings) get together, with their parents looking on, to receive their exam certificates in a formal ceremony. Guest speakers, usually Beaumont alumni, make the presentations and a highlight of the evening is the awarding of trophies for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Contribution to the School, Contribution to the Community and the Headteacher’s Award; the latter nominated by the students themselves.
Inter-House Bake-Off 2017: 20.10.17
The Great Beaumont Inter-House Bake-Off has been one of the highlights of the House competition for several years. Students (with some help from home!) bake cakes based on their House names and colours. House points are awarded for the winning entries, judged by the Headteacher, and all entries are sold off to raise money, this year, for the school’s “80 in ’18” fundraising campaign.
48hr Musical: 13-15.10.17
Each year, the Drama and Music departments work together over a single weekend to stage a musical. Following on from previous successes, Joseph and Grease, this year’s sell-out production was The Sound of Music.
Year 9 French Exchange: 5-11.10.17
Year 9 students visiting the Louvre as part of their exchange programme to Versailles in France
Curriculum Enrichment Day: 21.9.17
The first Curriculum Enrichment Day (CED) of the academic year saw a variety of activities taking place. Year 7 students combined Geography fieldwork with learning about the Beaumont Skills 4 Success programme. Other activities, also featuring S4S, included visiting speakers such as Corporal Knight explaining the fascinating (if gruesome!) details of a soldier’s life in World War I.
BSA Welcome to Year 7 barbecue: 16.9.17
Year 7 families got together to make new friends at the annual barbecue hosted by the Beaumont School Association(BSA). A little rain did not dampen the atmosphere and, judging by the contents of the recycling bins, a good time was had by all!
Year 7 photograph: 5.9.17
Year 7 students and their Form Tutors braved the elements on the first day of the new term for the annual panoramic photograph. Copies of this, Form Group and individual photographs will be available through the school.
Year 7 Fun Run: 8.9.17
Almost every Year 7 student participated in the Year 7 annual Fun Run around the school field. The Year 10 mentors helped to marshal the event which earns students the first House Points of the year.