Archive for March, 2017

 
  • Y8 and Y10 Netball Teams Edged Out

    Y8 and Y10 Netball Teams Edged Out

    Both teams came up against strong Cheslyn Hay teams and missed out on victories. The Y10s came up against a skilled GA and a towering GK and this combination and despite a spirited performance this duo proved the stumbling block. A great team effort could not stop a 8-17 defeat. […]

     
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  • Y9 Girls Netball Thrive in Tournament

    Y9 Girls Netball Thrive in Tournament

    The Y9 girls worked fantastically together at the Cannock and District Netball tournament and were extremely unlucky to miss out on the semi-finals. A great 6-1 win against Staffordshire University Academy was followed by defeat to King Edwards. Even so, the commitment, skill and improvement has been evident for all […]

     
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  • Gold Award in Duke of Edinburgh for Friary Students

    Gold Award in Duke of Edinburgh for Friary Students

    The Sixth Form is a tough time in terms of the rigours and challenges of A-Levels, UCAS applications, apprenticeship links, etc, but despite this two Friary students still managed to fit in the time to achieve their ‘Gold’ Duke of Edinburgh Awards. James Burns and Harry O’Connor are due to […]

     
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  • World Book Day

    World Book Day

    Our recent World Book Day celebrations filled our Focus Week and every student was made well aware of this important day in the school calendar. The Year 7 students were visited by the renowned children’s author Miriam Halalmy, whose publications include ‘Hidden’ and ‘The Emergency Zoo’. The sessions included Q&A […]

     
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  • Victory in Lichfield Schools ‘Arthur Price’ Speaking Competition

    Victory in Lichfield Schools ‘Arthur Price’ Speaking Competition

    Pam Nyambayo, James Wilson and Jack Askew won the Lichfield School Speaking Competition against excellent teams from Erasmus Darwin, John Taylor and King Edwards. The debate centred around whether individuals should be charged if they are taken to hospital via an ambulance due to drunkenness. The pressure was really on […]

     
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  • Change to School Day Consultation Evening

    Change to School Day Consultation Evening

    Many thanks to the parents who attended the Consultation Evening on Thursday 2nd February regarding ‘Changes to the School Day’. This evening was laid on to give parents an opportunity to raise any concerns or queries about the proposals and the points that have been raised have certainly been taken […]

     
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  • The Art Department are on Instagram

    The Art Department are on Instagram

    Instagram is a mobile photo-sharing application that allows users to share pictures. For creative organisations and individuals it is an extremely popular tool as it allows images to be shared and exhibited quickly to a wide, global audience. The Friary School Art Department showcases work as it progress from students […]

     
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  • World Book Day Celebrations

    World Book Day Celebrations

    World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March is always a landmark in every school’s year and it has been no different at The Friary School this week. There have been a range of assemblies, competitions, and lessons tied into the celebrations and, though we did not go down the costume route, […]

     
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  • Particle Physics Field Trip

    Particle Physics Field Trip

    A group of A-Level Science students had the opportunity to visit the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxford. During the visit pupils got to meet and talk to CERN particle physicist Kristian Harder. At the Particle Physics Masterclass pupils got the chance to find the Higgs Boson using data collected in […]

     
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  • Y11s Win Praise from National Reference Test Organisers

    Y11s Win Praise from National Reference Test Organisers

    Last week saw 60 Y11 students complete the OFQUAL National Reference Test. Each year OFQUAL take a sample of students to test so it will show, over time, if there are any change in how students perform at a national level. Exam boards currently have limited evidence of how performance […]

     
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