As the year comes to a close we have taken the opportunity to look back over a very interesting year and to celebrate all that has been achieved in our traditional year end Prize Giving Ceremonies.
Following a reflection on the meaning and value of a great education we acknowledged all students for their success in making it through a challenging year.
A number of special prizes were awarded by subject and form tutor group and the ceremony was brought to a culmination with a round up of 2019-20 by the Head of Year.
My warmest congratulations to every student for stepping up to meet this year’s extraordinary challenge and keeping your education in clear focus throughout. To this year’s special prize winners, as I said in the ceremony, your prize recognises our cherished values and ways of being for which you are each great role models.
It was such a positive end to the year with so many students cheered on loudly by their peers for their particular contributions to school life.
Focus & Flow - KS3 Art and DT projects
In positive psychology, a flow state, also known as being ‘in the zone’, is the mental state in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. Reaching a flow state is where students find genuine satisfaction in their learning.
Visiting classrooms and seeing all the great learning that is happening week by week is one of the delights of my role. I recently joined Key Stage 3 classes in Art and Design and Technology where students were involved in Lino Cuts and Pewter Casting. I could help noticing that all students were deeply focussed on and absorbed in their creating and making - many seemingly in a state of ‘flow’.
Let’s find out a little more about these projects with Heads of Department, Ms Williams and Mr Diver...KS3 Focus & Flow.
BIS Virtual Escape Room
One of the activities taking place during our additional period 9 slot in the final week of term at the Secondary Campus has been the Virtual Escape Room.
Designed to test students’ critical thinking, logic, problem-solving, and collaborative skills, this really has been a challenge. Mr Dave Knaggs, Head of Computing, and Mr Daniel Gamwell, the Head of Theory of Knowledge, created this activity, and will tell us more...
BIS Sports Awards Ceremony 2020
I am sure we can all testify that this year has been a very unusual year. In some ways a very different and frustrating year, particularly for some of our students who may not have enjoyed the chance to compete as they would have wished in the sports that they love.
As such, the BIS Sports Awards Ceremony was little different to our inaugural event last year. There were however many successes to celebrate and Mr Phil Husband shares them in this summary of the BIS Sports Awards Ceremony