Archive for February, 2018

 
  • Law Presentation to Future Legal Eagles

    Law Presentation to Future Legal Eagles

    Students from all year groups attended a law presentation as part of our Raising Aspirations programme where students are informed of the milestones they need to surpass to get to their chosen career. The talk was led by the Sixth Form team and covers the steps through GCSEs, into A-Levels and […]

     
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  • Eastern Avenue Parking Restrictions Dropped

    Eastern Avenue Parking Restrictions Dropped

    We are delighted to report that the proposed ‘No Waiting At Any Time (Monday – Friday / 7.00am – 7.00pm) have been dropped after the high number of responses to the consultation led by Staffordshire County Council over the Christmas holidays. Sandeep Aheer, Senior Transport Planner at the Staffordshire Design […]

     
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  • Volunteer’s Week

    Volunteer’s Week

    Young people can get a tremendous amount from volunteering their time and energy to organisations and our Volunteer’s Week set about bringing a range of opportunities to the forefront of our students’ minds. This school year has already seen work with the National Arboretum and the National Caribbean Monument Charity, […]

     
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  • Battle of the Bands

    Battle of the Bands

    Out annual ‘Battle of the Bands’ night had a 1907s theme – producing a great array of genres and performances, though very sobering for many parents who realised their youth was now ancient history. The evening was well-attended – with a good mix of students and families – and each […]

     
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  • The School That Never Sleeps…

    The School That Never Sleeps…

    The latest round of refurbishment are taking place at The Friary School as we work hard to make sure our students have the best possible facilities. Regular readers will be well aware that the school holidays are very busy time in terms of site development and this holiday is no […]

     
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  • Bus Service Advice – Free Text Alerts on Late Buses

    Bus Service Advice – Free Text Alerts on Late Buses

    Any parent will know that it can be frantic time if your child calls you to say the bus has not arrived and they are stranded. This can occasionally happen if there is severe weather or a bus even breaks down. A great option is to sign up to free […]

     
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  • E-Safety – Is Social Media Causing Childhood Depression?

    E-Safety – Is Social Media Causing Childhood Depression?

    The BBC News Technology Team have released an article by Jane Wakefield asking: “Is social media causing childhood depression ?” The Friary School’s ban on mobile phone usage during the school day has led to a massive decrease in online social media problems but they still crop up when unsupervised […]

     
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  • Volunteering Week Prize Draw

    Volunteering Week Prize Draw

    This week sees us celebrating Volunteering Week and this gives every student the chance to enter a free prize draw. All students have to do is simply send in a photo of themselves volunteering to volunteeringprizedraw@friaryschool.com or simply drop it in to Pupil Enquiries. The volunteering may be as a […]

     
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  • Keeping an Eye on Apprenticeships

    Keeping an Eye on Apprenticeships

    We take great pride in helping our students to seize every opportunity around them and being proactive on tracking apprenticeships so you know the options, entry routes, grade requirements, etc, is a vital part of making sure you deliver at school. There still remains a misguided notion that university is […]

     
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  • Partnership Continues for Caribbean Monument at National Arboretum

    Partnership Continues for Caribbean Monument at National Arboretum

    Following on from our partnership work with The National Caribbean Monument Charity (TNCMC) during our Black History Month, we were delighted when Donald Campbell, and the wider TNCMC team, joined our Sixth Form assembly to explain the motivation and objectives behind their fund-raising. Sixth Formers Nicole McDonald and Bintou Secka […]

     
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