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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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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
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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."


Lego Mindstorm

  •   Mon 11, 2018
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Lego Mindstorm


Our Lego Mindstorm team are using the Core Values and working as a team to learn how to program Eve, so that she can complete her space challenges.


My Week at Chicks

  •   Tue 11, 2018
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My Week at Chicks

I spent a week at the Chicks retreat in Cornwall.  We did roasting marshmallows on a campfire, horse riding, climbing, a walk in the woods and people from Mars Wrigley came along to Chicks to do Lego Mind Mapping which is programming the Lego robots to have a race.  We also made brownies, went bowling and went to the beach.  On the beach we were allowed to explore the rock pools and have some fun there.


For breakfast we usually had toast or cereal, for lunch we had usually a wrap which we put other food in like ham, cheese, tuna and chicken.  At dinner we had a selections of food like sausages, chicken pie, spaghetti bolognese and a roast.  For dessert we had cake which was covered in chocolate and had chocolate chips inside of it.


My favourite activity there had to be the bowling because I hadn’t done it in a while and it was great for me to do it!


I would rate it 10/10 and would suggest other children in Brook Green or other schools to go there because it is a great experience to cope with your feelings and to get a great break from it all

Remembrance Day at Brook Green - The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  •   Tue 11, 2018
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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

One of the many thought provoking activities that students took part in for Remembrance Day 2018 was researching the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.  We gave students the task of researching the following people who gave their lives in World War One.  Students researched John Holt from Rochdale, Stanley Jenkin, Percy Jenkin and George Jenkin all from Cornwall and also William Robins Guy who was a gardener at Heligan.  Students then made a poster in honour of the service these men gave in the First World War and wrote two whole class poems (which are shown on a separate blog). 



If you would like to find out more about the work of the CWGC then please visit their website at:   https://www.cwgc.org/

"The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) honours the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, and ensures they will never be forgotten."

Book Buzz at Brook Green

  •   Tue 11, 2018
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Book Buzz at Brook Green


Today was a really exciting day for our year 7 and 8 students when they received their Book Buzz books in assembly this morning!  Students chose from an exciting range of books this year including Amazing Animals which is a Guinness World Record book all about record-breaking animals.  Students also chose The Guggenheim Mystery by Robin Stevens, The Mystery of Me by Karen McCombie, Oi Frog by Kes Gray and illustrated by Jim Field as well as Defenders Killing Ground by Tom Palmer.  The intriguing sounding Haunt Dead Scared by Curtis Jobling was chosen as well as the scary sounding Shadowsmith by Ross McKenzie. 

The full list of books chosen by our students also included:

Accidental Superstar by Marianne Levy

Boris Babysits by Sam Lloyd

Bus Stop Baby by  Fleur Hitchcock

Car-Jacked by Ali Sparkes

Chasing Danger by Sara Grant

Fortunately the Milk…by Neil Gaiman

The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

“Bookbuzz is a reading programme from BookTrust that aims to help schools inspire a love of reading in Year 7 and 8 students.”

If you would like to know more about Bookbuzz then follow the link here https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/programmes-and-campaigns/bookbuzz/

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