Secondary School Entrance Changes
From Monday 14th January our entrance on Wood Lane will be open to students only until 8:55am. Students will also leave via this entrance as usual at the end of the school day. Any students arriving after 8.55am will have to enter via the Du Cane Road entrance and register at the all-through reception, which is located in the Primary. They will then be escorted to their lessons.
All visitors, parents and guests will arrive and leave via the Du Cane Raod entrance, at all times and also check in to the all-through reception.
The all-through reception is reached by following the pavement around to the left and entering the primary building.
Entrepreneurs Offer Advice
BDA’s 6th Form Enterprise Society got underway with a bang this week. The Dennis Potter Theatre played host to four leading entrepreneurs speaking about the ins and outs of a life in business.
Students from all year groups came together to hear the wise and inspiring words of the group of professionals, comprising: Nick Michaelson of Silver Fox; Panni Morshedi of Wonga.com; Kate Hammer of Kiln; and Brynne Herbert of Move.
Mr Michaelson, a charismatic speaker, engaged the audience with valuable advice conducive to success both in business and in life: “Reflect on your own performance; be responsible for yourself; manage your expectations and the expectations of those around you,” he said.
Following the talks, during which students heard about the entrepreneurs’ collective drive to solve life’s problems and earn a wholesome living in the process, the floor was opened to questions.
Asked about what inspires her, Mrs Herbert, whose business helps people move from country to country, explained: “There’s nothing more exciting than the feeling that you can change the world.”
Well done to all who attended: the behaviour was exceptional and the questions asked were interesting and well considered. We’re sure you’ll make the most of the advice on your way to becoming our next generation of innovators.