Awards Evening 2018

This year’s Awards Evening was a triumphant celebration of individual and collective successes. Hundreds of pupils received awards for subject achievements and supporting others. In addition to Matrix Director Mr Hoey, we had a guest speaker in the form of Thom Southerland, a...
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Sixth Formers take lead roles in Remembrance

We are very proud of our Sixth Form students who took part in the Service of Remembrance at Aldridge War Memorial on Sunday 11th November. It was very moving and the students were very privileged to be part of such an important event. They each took on their responsibilities with...
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Cadets Lead Remembrance Commemorations

Our RAF Cadet Force delivered a moving and reflective Remembrance event, commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War. You can read the full text of the ceremony below. CC Welcome address. Cadet 1 Before the Great War started there were several alliances between...
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100 Years Remembrance Art Piece

Pupils have been honoured to make an artistic contribution to Walsall Council’s 100 anniversary commemorations of the end of the First World War.  The pupils were invited to produce a piece of art using any medium which depicted their interpretation of the time between the start...
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Christmas Shoebox Appeal

This year, Barr Beacon School are looking to produce as many shoebox for communities around Europe that are less fortunate thAn ourselves, so they can have a little respite around the Christmas period, and at the same time putting smiles on their faces. We would really appreciate...
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Cadet Blog – Our First Flying Experience!

Cadet Blog – Our flying experience! By Corporal Payne (Year 10) On Tuesday 23rd of October, our Cadets traded the school gates for RAF Cosford as we began our flying experience. As soon as we arrived, we were briefed by a fully qualified instructor with hundreds of flying...
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Czech Republic – Erasmus Project

Our Journey Blog Day 5 Pupils have spent the morning making stain glass windows, representing their countries.  During the afternoon, pupils have free time to spend the last afternoon with host families where some of the children are going to see the sights of the local parks and...
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New Year 9 – Cadets first camping experience

The new Year 9 cadets, accompanied by Cpl Lawlor from Year 10, went on their first camping experience last Wednesday. They stayed at ‘Farm on the Hill’ campsite where they had to use an eco-toilet and eat genuine military ration packs which they had to cook themselves. Some...
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Black History Month

Form group 12B1 and their tutor Mr Delaney made and delivered an assembly to highlight the massively significant contributions made by black scientists, but which have often gone uncelebrated or disregarded entirely. How many of these scientists have you heard of?
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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day – 10th October We do a lot to raise the profile of mental health and banish the stigma of mental illness. And this year, we’re stepping it up even further. Our assemblies have been reinforcing our key message – It’s OK not to be OK – throughout...
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