The Year 9 boys’ football team travelled to Piggott school in the county cup. Piggott won the match, but all St Bart's players played well, especially considering that this is the first time they've played together since Year 7. Jack scored an excellent goal, and player of the match was Mohamad.
We were delighted to hear that Berkshire County Tennis has awarded St Bart’s their “Berkshire School of the Year” Award. This is in recognition of the year-round tennis coaching we offer students alongside many opportunities to play and compete. Congratulations to all those involved in tennis at St Bart’s, particularly Mr Harmer.
47 Year 11 students who have been chosen to help drive change in our school, and to support younger year groups. They have officially begun their role this week. They will be very busy over the next few months and students will be seeing a lot more of them!
The annual KS4 Awards Evening was held on Thursday 25 November at which 122 prizes were awarded to Year 11 students from last year’s cohort to celebrate their remarkable achievements. The ceremony was opened by our Co-Head Dr Fitter and our Co-Chair of Governors, Mrs Sadler.
Year 10 Dance Leaders have been working incredibly hard to refine their dance leading skills this term culminating in a fantastic first workshop leading our very own 7C3! As these videos show, both year groups worked wonderfully together to create fun performances in a very short space of time.
Published 6 January 2022
On 29 November, we were pleased to take 95 Y10 GCSE Business and L2 BTEC Enterprise students to Cadbury World. Students spent time in the exhibition centre, which provides an insight into the history of Cadbury as a business, explains the supply chain and production processes and examines the promotion methods used by Cadbury over the years. Students watched demonstrations of chocolate making and had the opportunity to try out their skills.
Published 5 January 2022
“You can do whatever you want to do” - Leader, Strategist and Adventurer, Kevin Gaskell, inspires local sixth formers
Leader, Strategist and Adventurer, Kevin Gaskell, has a busy diary! As CEO of four successful world class brands, he has still found time to climb Everest, walk to both North and South Poles and to row the Atlantic. He firmly believes that “You can do whatever you want to do, but you have got to want to do it” and that is the message he brought to the sixth formers at St Bart’s School.
Published 5 January 2022
Recently Year 7 had an assembly from PC Tim Emery about online safety. Below is a message from PC Emery.
I am a Police Officer on the Safeguarding Team and I had the privilege of speaking to Year 7 at St Bart’s today about online safety. In the interests of being joined up in our approach to keep your children safe, I wanted to share with you what was discussed:
Year 7 went to The Mayflower theatre in Southampton last month to see The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Here’s what some of them said about the trip…
“The Mayflower theatre was really spacious, and the stage was enormous. I loved the musicality of the whole performance. The actors were amazing, especially the professor, he was so funny. The use of props was really something; the swords, Aslan, the wires and the bird sings.
I loved the double cross, with Edmund going behind his siblings’ backs and then fighting with them against the witch. The use of lighting and the background was amazing and the way they levitated the so-called "Queen of Narnia" and rotated her dress. The crane, the wolves and the snow. It was, in one word, Outstanding”
Toby Adams (7P1)
On 3 December, St Bart’s Year 7 and Year 13 students took part in the Newbury Weekly News Over 80’s Parcel Fund, which is supported by Greenham Trust. This initiative has run by our local newspaper every year since 1897, helping West Berkshire residents bring some Christmas cheer into the lives of their older neighbours. An army of volunteers, including St Bart’s students, organised and delivered nearly 2,000 Christmas packages to the doors of every deserving recipient.