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. 

BDA's Cross-Curricular Project

For this year’s Cross Curricular Project we dedicated two days to researching and celebrating the wonderful range of countries that have taken part in the 2014 World Cup.

Following an inspiring opening ceremony on Wednesday, students split into groups and dived into the diverse cultures and histories of their allocated nations. As well as soaking up as much information as possible, each team was tasked with creating a display to go on show in the Sports Hall for judgement at the end of the process.

Students embraced this fantastic opportunity to learn about so many fascinating parts of the world and produced some outstanding pieces of work as a result. These included: a massive model of the Eiffel Tower, plenty of examples of national dress, a few Rossini remixes from the Italy group and even a Brazilian favela that popped up outside the principal’s office.

Mr Prout and his Japan group must get a special mention for their impressive judo exhibition.

While all this was going on, students were also taking part in the BDA World Cup, with groups coming together in house teams to compete for the title.

With the whole school watching – and Mr Clarke’s expert drummers creating an authentic Brazilian atmosphere – Galatians took on Philippians in an epic final. Thanks to Patrick’s incredible goal keeping display and a hat-trick from in-form striker Fin, the Galatians managed a 5-2 victory.

Thanks to all students for committing to a very successful couple of days with such commendable enthusiasm – you made this Cross Curricular Project a joy for us all.

(See last week's newsletter for more photos)