SPORT RELIEF 2018
Sport Relief is a joint venture between BBC Sport and Comic Relief. It aims to bring the worlds of sport and entertainment together to raise much needed cash to help vulnerable people leading tough lives here at home and in the poorest countries in the world. At West Bridgford School we are huge supporters of this charity and in the PE Department, on the penultimate week of term, we are running a series of Sport Relief Miles to allow students to support this cause as well.
We are running a Sport Relief Mile for every half year group within their usual PE slots and students are encouraged to wear red clothing when taking part in the event in PE to show their support!! In order to get involved with the event we would ask that students bring a voluntary contribution of £1 on the day of your mile which will be collected at the PE Dept. at the start of the lesson.
In 2016 the school raised over £4000 for the charity and we are hoping 2018 will be even better!! In addition to the mile runs in lessons, on FRIDAY 23rd we will also have sponge throwing at staff, a cake sale and a raffle where signed sporting memorabilia can be won. The West Bridgford Staff are also having an 11-a-side football match after school on Friday 23rd March and students are encouraged to come and support. We are also hoping that GB athlete Sophie Hahn MBE will be able to join us during the day to inspire and support our students during the events.
Whilst students are encouraged to wear red clothing for their PE lesson they will be in normal uniform for the other lessons during the day. We hope it will prove to be a great week of Sport Relief Miles culminating in a fantastic day on Friday 23rd March!!
The Mile Run dates are:
7X – THURSDAY 22ND MARCH – PERIOD 5
7Y – WEDNESDAY 21ST MARCH – PERIOD 3
8X – FRIDAY 23RD MARCH – PERIOD 3
8Y – TUESDAY 20TH MARCH – PERIOD 3
9X – THURSDAY 22ND MARCH – PERIOD 2
9Y – THURSDAY 22ND MARCH – PERIOD 1
10 X– FRUIDAY 23RD MARCH – PERIOD 4
10Y– WEDNESDAY 21ST MARCH – PERIOD 5
11X– FRIDAY 23RD MARCH – PERIOD 1
11Y– WEDNESDAY 21ST MARCH – PERIOD 4
Each half term the Creative Design department sets an Art & Design challenge, any pupil can take part and they are designed to be fun and develop creativity.
PRIZES TO BE WON!
For the first half of the spring half term the 2 challenges were:
Art challenge - To create a piece of Art work that explores the idea of reflection.
Design challenge 2. - Design a sports bag that is made entirely from recycled materials.
Congratulations to the 2 winners:
Art challenge – Reema Rani - 8F for an excellent drawing exploring reflection
Design challenge – Laura Setchfield - 7H for an ingenious and creative use of a T-shirt as a rucksack.
Runners up -Georgia Gregory 7C, Rebecca Whileman 7H, Ava Pennigton 7D and Anika Sharma 7A
Well done to the year 7 Boys who qualified for the county finals in a thrilling evening of basketball. West Bridgford came out strong beating a strong Becket team in the first game. They then went from strength to strength winning their next games playing some fantastic basketball. This allowed them to qualify for the final unbeaten, moving from cross-court games to full court. It was a tense final which went to sudden death and eventually it was West Bridgford who came out on top scoring the winning basket in overtime. Well done boys!
Each month the teachers within the Creative Design department – Art, Electronics Food, Graphics, Photography, Product Design and Textiles nominate pupils for either Artist, Designer or Chef of the month. This can be for a specific piece of work or effort and commitment and pupils can be nominated from any year.
Artist - Jimmy Levitsky 7H for excellent effort and continued commitment.
Designer - Millie Crawford 7A For excellent textile and design skills
Chef - Poppy Stewart – 7C For excellent effort, organisation and achievement in Food technology.
The key to effective revision is variety. Students already have an arsenal of resources at their disposal. In recent years, YouTube has emerged to become a big part of many student’s schedules, with content creators producing revision videos to help students. This is why I have created ‘Foster’s Physics’. A YouTube channel, which runs parallel to our GCSE (and soon A Level), physics courses at The West Bridgford School. The channel contains a growing number of short videos on key aspects of the curriculum, and many include follow up questions to test knowledge and retention.
I have long been a proponent of internet based revision, and particularly YouTube, as I firmly believe it to be a powerful, and modern tool in a student’s toolbox. Check out ‘Foster’s Physics’ for bite size chunks of active revision!