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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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  • 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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