Headteacher’s Blog 17/05/2019

Hello and welcome to my blog.

We have had a really exciting week at Beckfoot Thornton and as always, there has been a lot going on!

Year 11 students are now well underway with their GCSE exams. Our invigilators have commented on the excellent stance that students have taken towards their exams, including their adherence to rules and conduct within the exam venues.

Year 7 and Year 8 students have also been busy undertaking a range of assessments, to check on the progress they have made this year and to allow targets to be set for next year.

On Monday, we launched the Beckfoot Thornton Radio. Our students have worked tirelessly on this project. We kicked off with a live broadcast hosted by 2 of our 6th formers and they were joined in the studio by 3 of our sports leaders who brilliantly delivered a sports bulletin.

We couldn't have asked for a better start. The students excelled and delivered the show with a professional attitude and have done themselves and the school proud.

The page above will be the home for all things Beckfoot Thornton Radio. You can access the live broadcast and podcasts from here and stay up to date on the projects we will be developing.

We have already got the wheels in motion to bring you weekly broadcasts so do stay tuned and make sure to check back here to keep updated on future content.

At the start of the week, 47 of our Year 7 students enjoyed a 3-day residential trip to Buckden House. The weather was glorious and students enjoyed a range of activities including gorge scrambling, caving, walking, high-ropes and team building. I am sure they will appreciate a well-earned rest this weekend!

On Wednesday, I was delighted to meet with Bethany from Year 9. During her free time outside of school, Bethany is a keen archer. Last week, she took part in her first target archery competition, a two-day event whereby she shot 288 arrows, 243 of which were Golds.

Bethany received a gold medal and we think she has broken the Yorkshire and Northern record!

A wonderful result for her first target competition. Keep up the hard work!

Yesterday, four of our students took part in a Yorkshire & Humberside Disability Athletics Event at the John Charles Stadium in Leeds.

This was the first time we have taken part in an event like this and it was a wonderful experience, where taking part was truly the focus for everyone!

Blake from Year 10 and Adam from Year 9, both took part in the 200m race for U15 boys and also the softball throw.

Elise from Year 10 and Amina Year 9 ran in the U15 80m race and also took part in softball throw.

Students’ were also thrilled to watch the other races and field events. Very well done to everyone that took part.

Today, 30 of our Year 9 student have set off for their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award assessed expedition. I will let you know how they got on in my blog next week.

Mr Richardson


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