Archive for November, 2017

 
  • Peer Mentoring Programme

    Peer Mentoring Programme

    The new House system has enabled us to set up a peer mentoring system which will see students receive formal mentoring training so they are qualified to guide, coach and support their peers. There have been a high number of volunteers for the training programme which begins next week and […]

     
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  • Darwin House Visit Acorns Hospice

    Darwin House Visit Acorns Hospice

    Each of our Houses voted for a local charity to support and Darwin students voted to support Acorns Hospice. Acorns Hospice in Walsall provide respite, emergency and end of life care for children with life limiting conditions and students felt this was an important service for them to throw themselves […]

     
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  • Friary Sixth Formers Receive Glowing Praise after Employability Workshop

    Friary Sixth Formers Receive Glowing Praise after Employability Workshop

    Y12 students took part in an Employability Workshop as part of our Raising Aspirations Programme. The sessions included a range of volunteer professionals who came in as part of the Bridge Builders scheme to talk jobs, careers, interviews and first impressions. The session then developed into an individual mock interview […]

     
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  • Oxbridge Application Support

    Oxbridge Application Support

    Our Sixth Form team have established our Oxbridge Support Programme which provides assistance for all students seeking to apply for Oxford or Cambridge University. The programme includes mentoring, personal statement support, talks from our links at Cambridge University, preparation with Oxbridge graduates, guidance on assignments, mock interviews and more besides. […]

     
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  • Y7 Girls Hockey Defeat Lichfield Cathedral School

    Y7 Girls Hockey Defeat Lichfield Cathedral School

    Following a number of training sessions, our Year 7 girls have formed their hockey team and enjoyed their first mini-tournament against Lichfield Cathedral School. The girls played fantastically and their pace and wing-play led to a hatful of early goals. Cathedral then fought back but the Friary girls rejuvenated themselves […]

     
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  • Remembrance Support for Caribbean Troops

    Remembrance Support for Caribbean Troops

    Our Remembrance Focus Week followed on from our Black History Week, and we were fortunate to tie the two themes together in support of an important project designed to honour and respect the contribution of Caribbean soldiers to the British war effort during the First and Second World Wars. Our […]

     
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  • Redbrook Hayes Students Blast Off into Space

    Redbrook Hayes Students Blast Off into Space

    We were delighted to welcome Redbrook Hayes Primary School into our Science laboratories as they worked on space-related projects. Students designed air-propelled rockets which were soon careering around the room and worked on building their own space terrain buggies. David Brown, Head of Science, said: “The sessions were great fun […]

     
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  • Remembrance – Poetry Competition

    Remembrance – Poetry Competition

    Seb Nash’s ‘As Time Stood Still’ was amongst the very best entries for our Remembrance art and poetry competition and he joined Myles Thain in laying our school wreath at the  National Arboretum: As Time Stood Still As time stood still, remembrance was at best, As time stood still, we […]

     
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  • Remembrance – Poetry Competition – ‘An Exam’ by Myles Thain

    Remembrance – Poetry Competition – ‘An Exam’ by Myles Thain

    Myles Thain’s Remembrance poem was joint winner of the Remembrance Poetry Competition and resulted in him laying our commemorative wreath at the National Arboretum: An Exam Is there an exam for fighting or an exam for war, Life death, hatred and so much more? Is there a test of fear, […]

     
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  • Mud Run Star Hits Fund-Raising Heights

    Mud Run Star Hits Fund-Raising Heights

    Carie Dunning (8J2) has raised over £200 for her Johnson House charity, St Giles Hospice. Carie signed up a strong of sponsors as she undertook a ‘mud run’ which involved a challenging course of slides, mud pools. logs, tyres, cargo nets, inflatables, hay bales and water obstacles. Sam Male, Head […]

     
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