Archive for January, 2017

 
  • U15s Triumph in Cannock & District Handball Tournament

    U15s Triumph in Cannock & District Handball Tournament

    The U15 Boys Handball team won last week’s Cannock & District Handball Tournament held at The Erasmus Darwin Academy as they came to in the round robin league format. The team gained three victories against local rivals – Cardinal Griffin (3-2), EDA (4-3) and Hart Academy (8-0) – but suffered […]

     
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  • Focus Week – Dealing with Stress

    Focus Week – Dealing with Stress

    The week beginning 16th January saw a focus on ‘Dealing With Stress’ which sought to prepare students for exam pressures, but also to teach them strategies and approaches to help them through the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Anxiety UK report that recent research suggests that as many as […]

     
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  • Focus Week – World Religion Day

    Focus Week – World Religion Day

    The celebrations of World Religion Day saw a string of events to share awareness and empathy with those around us of different faiths and cultures. The competition winners for the week were: Daisy Anderson 7Y – Golden Rule Winner Georgina Broome 9A – Religious Art Winner Dennis Ho 7E – […]

     
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  • BBC Reports Confusion over New GCSE Grades

    BBC Reports Confusion over New GCSE Grades

    BBC News have recently reported that there remains a lot of confusion over the new GCSE grading system and though we have publicised the changes at school events, assemblies, in lessons and on displays, we are keen to ensure students and parents are clear on what is happening. See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-38610802 […]

     
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  • National Arboretum Smash World Record with Friary Support

    National Arboretum Smash World Record with Friary Support

    We are delighted to share the news that the National Memorial Arboretum successfully smashed the Guinness World Record for the most individual signatures on a single greeting card. The initiative was designed to remind our local community that many families find themselves with empty seats at their Xmas table as […]

     
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  • Focus Week – World Religion Day

    Focus Week – World Religion Day

    The recent Focus Week was based around World Religion Day which took place on Sunday 15th January. World Religion Day was established to promote inter-faith understand and harmony by encouraging the followers of every religion to acknowledge the similarities that different faiths have. Students have focused on the common themes, […]

     
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  • Diversity Week

    Diversity Week

    Last week saw Diversity Week at The Friary with a celebration of our differences and a series of thought-provoking activities related to our ‘Thought for the Week’ of “It is never too late to give up your prejudices” by Henry David Thoreau. Students designed their own leaves which included a […]

     
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  • Friary PTA Quiz Night

    Friary PTA Quiz Night

    The PTA have organised a Quiz Night for Thursday 2nd February at the school from 7.30pm. Each team member pays £6  (or £8 on the night) which includes taking part in the quiz, prizes and a fish n’ chips supper at half-time. There will be a licensed bar and raffle […]

     
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  • PTA Raise Funds through Lichfield Round Table ‘Santa Run’

    PTA Raise Funds through Lichfield Round Table ‘Santa Run’

    The PTA’s pre-Xmas involvement with the annual ‘Santa Run’ co-ordinated by Lichfield Round Table contributed to an amazing total for local charities of over £14,000. The sum was revealed as part of the Lichfield Round Table’s presentation of a cheque for £455 to The Friary School PTA for their voluntary work […]

     
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  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme

    Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme

    Last year, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme saw 10 of our students successfully achieve their prestigious Gold Awards, alongside another 15 successfully gaining their Bronze Awards. This term sees the weekly training sessions continuing for the 55 Y10-Y13 students who are working towards their Silver Award as they build […]

     
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