News - November 2018

Welcome to the Brook Green news page - here you will find our latest news and information on events, important dates, community related updates and lots more.

Brook Green Panto 2018

  •   Fri 11, 2018
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Brook Green Panto 2018


Panto season is upon  again...oh no it isn't!  Oh yes it is!  Students are busy practising and prepping for the upcoming panto in a few weeks.  The play is called Wick Dittington and its about Wick trying to become mayor.  

We have many students and staff participating and they are busy learning their lines!

After the play has been performed we will create another blog about the play and include comments from students and staff about what they thought of the play.


The Rotary Club Young Artist of the Year Competition 2018

  •   Thu 11, 2018
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  •   Posted by Admin

The Rotary Club Young Artist of the Year competition 2018

 The Rotary Club Young artist of the Year competition is a very prestigious art completion which runs annually. It is open to students in secondary education across Plymouth. There are three categories: KS3, KS4 and Sixth form.   The exhibition was held as Plymouth College of Art and showcased some of finest artwork in Plymouth.

This year, the Rotary Club invited schools from the Quay Partnership to participate in the completion.  Selected students from Brook Green Centre for Learning took part. Shortly after they were entered, we received notification that Sydney Terrell was awarded a prize.

Phil Paynter, President of the Rotary Club, said: “The Rotary Club of Plymouth is very pleased to support young artists from secondary schools in Plymouth. We are especially pleased after running the competition for over 20 years that we are now able to extend the competition to the Quay Partnership of specialist schools in Plymouth."


Santander Interviews

  •   Wed 11, 2018
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Santander Interviews


On the 27th of November two Managers from Plymouth Branches of Santander came into school to interview our year Tens.  This was the culmination of a project the year had been undertaking all term.  They had first practiced with their peers before their interviews with Santander.  Initially, the students were nervous but it was really great to see the look on their faces when they had finished.  The group were buzzing with a real sense of achievement. Overall the Interviewers were impressed with the way our students conducted themselves and they said they should be very proud. One student was offered work experience on the strength of his performance.


Brook Green Foodbank Collection 2018

  •   Tue 11, 2018
  •   Events
  •   Posted by Admin
Brook Green Foodbank Collection - Christmas 2018

8SB and 8PEA are working on promoting the Foodbank collection at Brook Green again this year.  We are asking staff and students to bring in food contributions in by Monday 17th December 2018 in relation to the following:

Tinned food, noodles, pasta, rice, cereal, UHT milk, long life fruit juice, tinned vegetables including tinned peas, tinned fruit, tinned meat and fish, tea bags, coffee, cereal, tinned or dry pet food, chocolate, biscuits and toiletries. 

We found out that our Food Bank in Plymouth is particularly looking for:  tinned peas, tinned fish, UHT milk, long life fruit juice, biscuits and men's toiletries. 

We are going to do a KS3 assembly where we will let all of our students know what we are doing and we will also create another blog about this after the Foodbank have collected the items.

If you would like to know more about the Foodbank in Plymouth please visit https://plymouth.foodbank.org.uk/ on the internet.  

The Foodbank in Plymouth "is part of The Trussell Trust’s network of 428 foodbanks, working to tackle food poverty and hunger in our local communities, as well as across the UK.

The Foodbank Network was founded in 2004 after four years of developing the original foodbank based in Salisbury. Since then The Trussell Trust has helped communities work together to launch foodbanks nationwide in a wide range of towns and cities."

Tree Planting

  •   Tue 11, 2018
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  •   Posted by Admin

Tree Planting


As part of a topic on the environment and the importance of trees Year 7 went to Poole Farm, a Plymouth city farm, to plant trees on their grounds.  The students learnt about the importance of native trees to the countryside from experts, then  had the opportunity to add some to it.  The group worked really hard eventually planting 90 trees in total.  Joe Beswick, Farm Apprentice, kindly donated three trees to the school in recognition of their sterling work.  Year 7 chose a Hornbeam, a Hazel, and an Elder.  These will be planted on the school grounds in the next few weeks.  It will allow the students see  trees take root and grow and will hopefully remember the ones at Poole Farm.  The group conducted themselves well and in the afternoon were taken on a tour of the farm which they thoroughly enjoyed.


POD trip to AB Ports

  •   Tue 11, 2018
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POD trip to AB Ports


As part of the Progression and Opportunity Day (POD) year 10 students visited AB Ports in Teignmouth.  They spent the day speaking to Richard Frewin the Port Manager who gave a presentation about the jobs and opportunities available in the Maritime Industry. The group  enjoyed the presentation and the port tour which followed.  It gave the students a rare opportunity to meet people doing jobs that they perhaps have not thought of pursuing themselves. The way the whole day was structured allowed students to learn more about maritime industry  in a fun and engaging way, which may encourage many of them to seek out more information about the sector in future.


Commemoration Day

  •   Mon 11, 2018
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  •   Posted by Admin
On Commemoration day the students and staff created a fantastic display of poppies and silhouettes that represented servicemen and the fallen.


First Aid Recovery Position

  •   Mon 11, 2018
  •   Events
  •   Posted by Admin

Assembly

During our Key Stage 3 Assembly this morning students learnt about the Recovery position and about how to save someone’s life by getting help if they are unresponsive.


Student quote

"This morning we did some first aid we learnt how to put people in to the recovery position."

 

 Student quote:

"This morning we did some first aid, we learnt how check if a unconscious person was breathing and we learnt to stop, look, listen, think, smell.  If they were breathing that means that they're giving a response."


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