Newbury Nature Corridor

Published 17 April 2024

Official Opening Walk, 10.00am, Saturday 4 May There is a tradition of nature conservation at St Bart’s which started long before I arrived. This year, I have been lucky to be part of the St Bart’s involvement in a project for the student community and their families in the school catchment area.
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Patterson Chalks up 10 Guide Dogs!

Published 28 March 2024

 The Patterson House charity is Guide Dogs, and this week they were visited by their ninth sponsored dog, Luker. Luker, who is now 18 months old, was accompanied by Charlotte, her trainer, and she treated the students to a display of her skills. Luker showed how she can find empty chairs so that, once matched with a blind person, she can help them find seats on buses or at busy doctors’ surgeries.
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Year 12 Trip to Krakow

Published 28 March 2024

A group of our Year 12 students, accompanied by Mr Owen, Miss May and Mrs Lane are in Krakow, Poland. The 3-day trip is part of our Beacon School Programme, in conjunction with the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education, which enhances teaching and learning about the Holocaust.  The visit will include a visit to Kazimierz, Krakow (considering the impact of the occupation), a trip to Galicia Museum to meet with a Holocaust Survivor and a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.  Students will also visit Rynek Podgorski to learn more about the former ghetto, living conditions and forced labour.
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Romeo & Juliet for Year 9

Published 28 March 2024

On Friday last week, the touring theatre company, Box Clever, made their third visit to school this year. This time they were performing ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to Year 9. This fast-paced, exciting performance really captivated students and brought the play to life. Students were eager to get involved in the workshop opportunity afterwards, and it was great to hear them speaking (shouting) lines as the love triangle between Paris, Romeo and Juliet followed its devastating, but predictable course.
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Netball League Results 2024

Published 28 March 2024

Please see below the 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions for this terms West Berkshire netball leagues. A full set of results follow below. Firstly, a massive thank you to the Director of Netball, Mrs Shopland. You have been absolutely amazing, as always, with your organisation and commitment. Also, thank you to all the staff who have supported the school netball this term.
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Greenham Common Trust Youth Distribution Meeting

Published 28 March 2024

Last year, we reported that St Bart’s students had been given the opportunity to join in the Greenham Common Trust’s Youth Distribution Committee. The trust has supported over 5000 local good causes and distributed over £71 Million since their inception in 1997. This committee consists of young people from local secondary schools and groups. They review projects and agree how best to award grants. Archie (13D5) and Luisa (13C2) have been invited to take part again recently.
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Table Tennis Festival

Published 28 March 2024

Last week, St Bart’s hosted a Table Tennis Festival for three schools. We won the competition, winning 11 out of 12 games. Very well done to all involved and thank you to all the staff who enabled this to take place.
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Managing Exam Stress

Published 28 March 2024

On Tuesday 19 March, we hosted an information evening on ‘managing exam stress’, which was well attended by parents and students. There were presentations from Time 2 Talk and TellMi focusing on how young people can understand and manage their anxieties and how we can help manage stress levels, specifically during examination periods. Thank you to all who attended. If you weren’t able to attend click here to view the presentation which includes the slides from TellMi.
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