Archive for December, 2016

 
  • Student-Led Assemblies – 8O – Human Rights

    Student-Led Assemblies – 8O – Human Rights

    This term has seen the introduction of student-led assemblies – looking to combine teacher-led messages with students informing and inspiring their peers. Last week saw a wide range of themes with one of the highlights seeing the form leading a presentation on Human Rights. The assembly included ‘War Child’ Music, […]

     
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  • Y11 Basketball Defeats King Edward’s

    Y11 Basketball Defeats King Edward’s

    The Y11 Basketball Team started the defence of their Cannock & District Basketball Team by thrashing local rivals King Edward 103-22. The whole team were outstanding but Tom Murphy’s shooting (especially in a golden period during the second half) and Hayden Smith’s excellent set-up play were both incredible. There will […]

     
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  • Anger Awareness Week

    Anger Awareness Week

    As part of National Anger Awareness Week, the school staged a series of events and tutor time activities designed to encourage students and staff to reflect on the positives and negatives of anger and how to better channel and control anger in our daily lives. One of the activities saw […]

     
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  • PTA Ride Santa’s Sleigh

    PTA Ride Santa’s Sleigh

    The Friary’s PTA confronted a climate akin to Elsa’s icy palace in ‘Frozen’ and, though the cold wind was at times as terrifying as her Ice Monster, they survived the experience and raised £100s for ourselves and other local charities. Working with the superb team from Lichfield’s Round Table, the […]

     
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  • The Friary Helps the National Arboretum towards World Record

    The Friary Helps the National Arboretum towards World Record

    The National Arboretum’s world record attempt to produce a Christmas Card with the most amount of signatures in came to The Friary and hundreds of our students and staff are now on track to be part of a world record. The card is designed to pay respect to the armed […]

     
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  • GKN Engineering Inspiring Y10 STEM Students at The Friary

    GKN Engineering Inspiring Y10 STEM Students at The Friary

    Undoubtedly, the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) are excellent subjects to develop in school and take forward into a future career. Indeed, much of the British economy relies on these skills and our school has a duty to inspire students in these areas and give them an opportunity […]

     
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  • Praise Pours in for ‘Billy Elliot’

    Praise Pours in for ‘Billy Elliot’

    The recent performances of ‘Billy Elliot’ were a real high for the cast, directing team and school, but it has also been fantastic to hear how it has been a real high for parents, families and the wider community too. We have been inundated with phone messages, emails, tweets and […]

     
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  • 100% Attendance at Celebration Breakfast with Mr Rose

    100% Attendance at Celebration Breakfast with Mr Rose

    As part of our campaign ‘Attendance Matters’, ‘Breakfast with Bagels’ (and Mr Rose) took in the 100% attendees this week so congratulations, hot drinks and toast were shared out as we celebrated those students who make it into school every single day. All evidence shows that those students who attend […]

     
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  • Extended Project On Track

    Extended Project On Track

    The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a Sixth Form qualification which is the equivalent to half an-A-Level and is hugely respected by top universities. The EPQ sees students choosing a topic and carrying out detailed, independent research to produce a 5,000 word report. In addition, the student must deliver a […]

     
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