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Bridge House Independent School
Sherlock Holmes Theatre Trip
Students were given the opportunity to see “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain” -
The play tied in neatly with the module on Sherlock Holmes that some of the Year 10 groups were studying, but the trip was open to all pupils as we felt that it offered a wonderful opportunity for enrichment and enjoyment.
Reward trip to Boston Snooker Centre
The student council voted for their term 5 reward trip to be to Boston Snooker Centre. 6 students qualified for the trip and enjoyed several frames of snooker.
Key Stage 3 Music Lessons
Students in Key Stage 3 are currently in receipt of guitar and keyboard lessons from a visiting music teacher, we are very excited about the opportunities that this may open up to our students in becoming budding musicians.
Term 5’s charity fundraising took the form of a cake ransom. Cakes were baked by year 9 student Millie, and each house had to raise enough bonuses or cash to pay to release their cake from its ransom.
As you can see Waddington house were very happy to be in receipt of their cake!
Work Experience Programme
Students in year 10 are currently undertaking a work experience programme at school. Starting on Monday 2nd July with first aid training, followed by fire safety training on the Wednesday, groups of students have opted to take part in the following experiences:
All of the groups have worked incredibly hard, each producing something to be very proud of, whether it be the first edition of "Bridges Don't Talk" (the new name for the school newspaper, a repaired bicycle, a variety of baked goods or a newly painted withdrawal room.
The experience continues next week.
GCSE Art Tate Modern Trip
The students studying GCSE Art went to the Tate Modern in London as part of their course.
Fair trade Fortnight
In support of fair trade fortnight, students and staff enjoyed a fairtrade breakfast with fair trade tea and coffee accompanying bacon and sausage baps.
During the breakfast, students watched videos informing them all about fair trade and the impact it has on farmers.
End of Term Reward Assemblies
At the end of term 4, assemblies were held at both campuses to reward students for their attendance and attainment.
Head Teacher Carl Smith presented students with their certificates and Easter Egg rewards.
Sports Relief 2018
Staff and students raised money for Sports Relief this year, by purchasing wrist bands and donating bonuses earned through fitness challenges to the charity.
Golden Apple Award
Year 11 Student Patrick Parker has been nominated in the Golden Apple Awards for the Secondary Young Artist of the Year Award.
The judges were Debbie Barnes, director of children׳s services at Lincolnshire County Council, Karis Hildred, events manager at Lincolnshire Media, Michael Gallimore, deputy head of school of engineering at the University of Lincoln, Carol Sayles, service training and development officer at Siemens, Aimee Quickfall, head of programmes, primary and early years at Bishop Grosseteste University and Paul Allison, head of finance at North Kesteven Academy.
The awards will take place on the 2nd July 2018. Good Luck Patrick!
Update: Patrick Parker was awarded the Golden Apple for Secondary Artist at the awards ceremony on the 2nd July. Patrick ,pictured here recieving the award from BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Melvyn Prior, said he felt amazing. All the staff and students at Bridge House are incredibly proud of him and his achievement.
Street Photography Workshops
On Monday, pupils at Bridge House Independent School were introduced to the first in a series of Street Photography Workshops run by Grimsby based "Street Photography" duo Anete and Geoff.
Anete and Geoff visited the Carlton Road campus, bringing along a range of cameras and printers to help pupils build confidence in using the professional tools of the trade. Pupils took portrait pictures of each other and staff and spent time adjusting the visual effects using a mac based programme. Some pupils then took things to the next level by creating artistic images using stimuli from the Art room.
Pupils are excited for the next workshop when they can begin working on their own portfolios and then in the future capturing the "Street" theme in and around the Boston area. We hope the work can be used as a fantastic piece of evidence for pupils Post 16 destination applications and also for future work experience in the field of Art and Photography.
On Wednesday afternoon’s during our clubs and booster sessions, Key stage 3 students have been working with staff to give our garden area a good spruce up.
In addition, some of our year 11 leavers, who have now finished their exams, have planted up one of the beds with some lovely flowers to add some much needed colour!
Lincolnshire Parent/Carer Forum
Clubs and Booster sessions are well under way at Bridge House, with staff and pupils trying a selection of new activities this year. Watch this space to see how George and his fellow "Train Club" hero's develop their own modern railway landscape!
For more information about the after schools provision offered at Bridge House Independent School please contact Steve Barker, SMSC Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org
alternatively, if you wish for your child to attend the clubs and boosters sessions, please contact Sarah Helliwell on 01025 369111 ext 301
Clubs and Boosters
A careers fair aimed at prospective 6th form and college students is taking place in Spilsby on the 8th of Feb from 7-
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