WWI Battlefields trip

WWI Battlefields trip (Oct 2022, for current Year 9 students) – following the notice sent out via email, this is a reminder that there is a meeting for parents / carers of students on the trip on Monday 18th July (6pm for approx. 30 mins) in the school hall.  This is an opportunity to hear important information about the trip, as well as a chance to ask any questions you may have.  

Warm Weather Reminder 

All students are reminded to bring a refillable water bottle to school. If outside at break and lunch (or for a PE lesson) please also remember your sun cream. 

Monday will be a no blazer day – please remember to bring any items you need from your pockets e.g. passes 

 Food preparation and nutrition

This week our Y9 Food students have been looking into cooking methods.

They have done a mini investigation making beef burgers and then cooking them by baking/ roasting in the oven, microwaving, grilling and frying. The homemade burgers each weighed 71g and each was cooked to a temperature of 75degrees. Once cooked, students evaluated the colour and appearance of the burgers, before cutting them up to look at the moisture content. The students also analysed the amount of fat which was left after cooking. Finally came the all important taste test.

Well done Y9.

Mrs James and Miss Sinden

Diversity Week

Year 9s focus for Diversity Week has been Windrush Day. They have had assemblies, tutor activities and will continue to learn about Windrush in History in the next few weeks. Through Windrush and other events, students learn about Britain’s diverse history, celebrating contributions to British society made by the Windrush Generation and also to reflect on the difficulties they faced. Stories of the Windrush generation are told in Colin Grant’s Homecoming, and the history is told in David Olusoga’s book Black and British.

Other aspects of Britain’s diversity can also be learned about through books such as Empireland by Sathnam Sanghera, which Year 8 have been reading to learn about India and Empire.

Students are being encouraged to watch Back in Time for Birmingham which is available on iPlayer.

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