Archive for March, 2017

 
  • British Science Week

    British Science Week

    The Science Department got into the spirit of British Science Week with a range of special activities throughout the week. The string of events included assemblies, competitions and an alchemy trial to turn copper coins into gold. Even so, the star event was the rocket building project that saw the […]

     
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  • Saturday School Opens

    Saturday School Opens

    The Friary School opened its doors for Saturday School for the first time on Saturday 11th March as part of our support for GCSE students facing exams. The first session saw 20 students come in for the full 9.30-11.30am slot – wearing non-uniform and having free access to hot drinks […]

     
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  • Lichfield St Chad Rotary’s Support for Our School

    Lichfield St Chad Rotary’s Support for Our School

    The Friary School’s continuing work with the Lichfield St Chad Rotary continued today when representatives took the time to visit the school to meet with and present awards to Flynn Mulligan (Y7) and Sophie Grew (Y12) for their Top 3 placings in the Rotary You Photographer Competition. The Rotary Club […]

     
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  • National Careers Week – Staffordshire University Bus

    National Careers Week – Staffordshire University Bus

    As part of the ‘Raising Aspirations’ programme and to celebrate National Careers Week, the Staffordshire University bus visited The Friary School last week. Year 11 and Year 12 students had the chance to experience a virtual campus tour using VR headsets and learn about student finance, university social life, budgeting […]

     
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  • The Friary Shines in Rotary Young Photographer Competition

    The Friary Shines in Rotary Young Photographer Competition

    The annual Rotary Young Photographer Competition organised by Lichfield St Chad Rotary saw Friary students win 2 of the 3 categories. Flynn Mulligan (Y7) won his category with photographs centring on the architecture and details of Lichfield Cathedrals. Sophie Grew (Y12), from King Edward’s but studying photography at The Friary, […]

     
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  • Anti-Bullying Pledge at Heart of School

    Anti-Bullying Pledge at Heart of School

    The world our students are growing up in is a tough one. The benefits of social media are vast, but it can bring problems of bullying and abuse… the pressure to look and act cool is greater than ever… every photo has to be cropped and improved…. contact is 24/7. […]

     
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  • Staffordshire SNAP Sees Friary Students Come Out Top

    Staffordshire SNAP Sees Friary Students Come Out Top

    The Staffordshire SNAP Competition is a well-respected county event which sees 13-18 year olds face the challenge of taking a high quality photograph and writing a poem to match the image. The competition draws entrants from across Staffordshire and requires skills in creative writing, imagination and the confidence to put […]

     
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  • Creative Revision – BTEC Sport Ping-Pong

    Creative Revision – BTEC Sport Ping-Pong

    The exams / revision slog is already well under way at The Friary and our Year 10 BTEC Sport students are prepping for their exam which is just on the horizon. Recent lessons have seen regular reviews of the content but the inspiration of a bar-room game has provided the […]

     
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  • Parental Stress in the Exams Season

    Parental Stress in the Exams Season

    A survey for BBC Radio 5 Live has revealed that parents undergo stress during the exam season as much as their children. The investigation revealed that: 24% said their own mental health had been affected by the pressure of their children’s exams. 24% said they lost sleep by worrying about […]

     
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  • E-Safety – The Message Continues…

    E-Safety – The Message Continues…

    We are continuing to push the importance to parents of making sure you do all you can to protect your children when they are online. E-safety is a massive issue for children growing up nowadays and too many parents are not up-to-speed with all the risks out there in the […]

     
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