Year 7's Production of Aladdin
Raising Aspirations Day allows Team Brunel students to experience topics outside of the curriculum at either GCSE or A-Level standard taught by a variety of teachers.
Students experienced the following sessions:
“Today we learnt about the Ancient Greek language and the Binary Code. I believe I was very inquisitive and have enjoyed the day.” – Bradley Gostick
“Today has been so fun and educational, I loved it! It is a great day for anyone; I wish I could do it all over again. I learnt so much from Feminism to Coding.” – Cole Wilson
“Today has shown me the History of Art, WW1 Coding, Romanticism and the Spanish Civil War – all of which I would not have had the chance of learning without today!” – Sanil Panchal
“Today all I felt was exhilaration. I was very happy that I was learning new things.” – Yusuf Kusum
“Today was all about known and unknown subjects, some of which I hadn’t got a clue even existed. I have gained a new outlook of interests.” – Ismail Rafique
“It was really innovative and a new experience. It gives a look into different areas that we haven’t delved upon as Year 7. This was a great day and I hope we have more.” – Arzaad Uwisekhan
“It was an amazing experience. It gave me a good opportunity about other things I could learn about in the next few years. Hopefully we will do this again!” – Isma Nissa
“It was an inspirational day and motivated us all” – Nida Mansoor
Miss Meyrick, Assistant Leader of Literacy and Higher Attaining
The Music Department would like to thank all students and staff involved in making the Showcase a success.
The Showcase was well attended and parents said "It was great to see the students performing live in front of an audience, they were fantastic, an inspiration".
I would like to say a massive thank you and well done to all performers for their hard work, enthusiasm and commitment in class, as well as the time given up at lunchtime, to rehearse and develop their performance skills.
Well done everyone.
On Tuesday 7th February, the Year 7 Stem Club group went on a trip to Bristol University. There was first a talk from the organiser, Tom, about the university and what they provide there for all students across all years. Accompanied by student ambassadors, we then had a tour around the university crossing many areas with subjects known and unknown to us, such as Earth Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Mathematics and many more. It was really exciting to learn about the courses that you can take in Bristol University. Then we had lunch, but before that, we had to write one question to ask the student ambassadors or Tom.
After a long walk, Dr Helen Heath talked about ice cream, and the physics behind it. She explained about the chemists and the physicists view about ice cream. She showed the old way of freezing 200 years ago.
She made us ice cream with 2 pints of double cream, 2 cans of condensed milk and air, (liquid nitrogen). All of the students said that the ice cream was delicious - I personally thought it was one of the highlights of the day!
Ismail Rafique, Year 7
On Friday 27th January 2017, three students, Grace Moongo, Andrew Colledge and myself, went to represent President Kennedy at the Rotary Youth Speaks event which took a great deal of preparation. We spent hours and hours of our own time rehearsing with the wonderful Mrs Arnett who was there to help and support us throughout everything!
Knowing that the event was getting closer day by day, we did lots of run-throughs and rehearsed most days saying the same speech over and over and over again! As the competition drew nearer things were getting intense by the minute.
On the evening of the competition, we arrived at Bablake and found out that we were first to speak.
We were so incredibly nervous but once we started our speech on: “Animals in Sport: Our pleasure in Expense of Their Pain” we felt amazing as if nothing could stop us!
We then listened in the audience to the other seven schools. We were supportive and interested in their speeches too.
We found out the great news at the end of the night—WE WON! We were astounded and now we are through to the next round on Saturday 4th March!
So straight back to rehearsals to prepare and practise so that we can win again!
By Miriam Clark
Congratulations to Devontay Aramesh Edward Abiodun and Brooklyn Vassell, who have been selected to be part of the Wasps U13 DPP Rugby training squad.
All 3 pupils are members of the successful Year 8 rugby team
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