Archive for November, 2016

  • Attendance Matters – Most Improvers

    Attendance Matters – Most Improvers

    As part of our campaign to push up attendance to outstanding levels, 30 students who had shown the biggest improvement over the course of this term won the highly prized opportunity to participate in a celebratory breakfast with our Deputy Headteacher.  ‘Breakfast with Mr Rose’ saw the improving students meet […]

  • Y8 & Y10 Netball Matches at Kingsmead Bring Mixed Results

    Y8 & Y10 Netball Matches at Kingsmead Bring Mixed Results

    The Friary & Kingsmead shared the spoils in some high quality netball matches with Y10 losing out 11-7 but Y8 dominating to win 8-2. The Y10 match ebbed-and-flowed with both sides showing great defensive and attacking skills but, despite ‘Girl of the Game’ Kayley Smith’s excellent perseverance and play under […]

  • Christmas Tree Festival & Angel Project

    Christmas Tree Festival & Angel Project

    The Friary School are fully on board with Lichfield Cathedral’s ‘Christmas Tree Festival’ and are producing hundreds of angels to help fill our city’s cathedral with the targeted 10,000. Both students and staff are working towards the project and it is creating a great buzz in the school, as well […]

  • From Ballerina to Karate Kid

    From Ballerina to Karate Kid

    Y10’s Steph Hart has continued her amazing winning run in national and international karate tournaments. This term has already seen international victories in the USA and Spain and now she has gained Double Gold in kumite and kata and become English National Champion in a high profile event in Solihull. […]

  • Sell-Out ‘Billy Elliot’ Wins Wide Acclaim

    Sell-Out ‘Billy Elliot’ Wins Wide Acclaim

    Undoubtedly, the staging of ‘Billy Elliot’ is one of the most challenging of musicals – with acting, dancing, singing and music all in need of top-level performances, but also a high degree of empathy for a time which for many parents is well within our yesterdays but for the students is from a […]

  • Y12 Geography Field Trip – Flatford Mill

    Y12 Geography Field Trip – Flatford Mill

    In November, the Y12 Geographers spent the week at Flatford Mill in Suffolk.  The Mill lies at the heart of the hamlet of Flatford and appeared in a number of John Constable’s paintings.  We felt lucky to stay in this Grade I listed building, steeped in history and surrounded by […]

  • Team: GK – Rhys Burton, Elliot Gartshore, Sam Hutchison, Lee Hames, Lewis Neil, Robbie Honey, Jack Wright, 
Toma Smith, John Richards, Cameron Snape, Sam Grainger, Jay Harwood and Marcus John.

    U14 Boys Hockey in Narrow 3-2 Defeat

    Friary U14 boys were unlucky not to get a positive result in a tough away fixture to Bishop Vesey School after early slips made away a determined and relentless effort that very early snatched a draw. Friary looked to control the game from the off and tried to put pressure […]

  • Be Healthy – Cooking For One with Entrust

    Be Healthy – Cooking For One with Entrust

    Y13 students took part in a fantastic ‘Cooking for One’; workshop delivered by Entrust which was aimed at teaching students how to prepare simple, cheap meals that are easy to cook when living on a budget at university. The professional chef demonstrated the recipes and then students had the chance […]

  • Christmas Raffle Prizes

    Christmas Raffle Prizes

    Christmas Prize Draw 2016 Prize List Draw to be held on Wednesday 14th December 2016 Christmas Hamper –including a £30 gift voucher from Johnson & Son Traditional Butchers -Yoxall Crate of Prosecco – Worth Brothers Wines Firefly Photography- Family portrait experience and £65 Gift Voucher Emma Bridgewater – Experience day […]

  • Five Alive for U15 Girls Hockey Team

    Five Alive for U15 Girls Hockey Team

    The Friary U15 girls swept aside Denstone in a one sided affair on a cold Wednesday evening. The girls, made up of a mix of Year 8-10 students, put on a dominating display in the first half, applying constant pressure high up the pitch and dictating the play. First half […]

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