This week we have stepped up the catering offer at St Bart’s. We have launched two “Bart’s Bites” kiosks outside in KS4 areas. Opening at lunchtime for Y11 (1st lunch) and Y10 (2nd lunch), serving: paninis, pizzas, jacket potatoes, sandwiches, wraps, salad or pasta pots, fruit, yogurt, cake and drinks.
Before heading off to university, former students, Gareth Lewis and Ciara Beale, recently visited St Bart’s, to view the ground breaking project that is their legacy, a living wall. As Head Boy and Head Girl the pair have brought the idea, picked by the School Officer’s following a full school survey, to life. With school strikes against climate change prominent in the headlines they wanted to pick an endeavour with environmental impact.
Installed in the Hub area, which all students access, the living wall stands almost 4m tall and 2.5 wide on the south wall.
Students were excited to learn that the House Championship Cup 2019/20 was won by Curnock! This year the competition was so tight for positions 1 and 2 that the places in all shields were taken into account. The announcement was made during a first for St Bart’s, as the assembly was streamed live into students’ tutor group classrooms.
St Bart's have had a fantastic year of sports this year and want to celebrate all that our extra-curricular sports teams have achieved. Sadly we have been unable to launch our inaugural Sports Personality of the Year Awards Evening and so we have put together this sporting review in which we present reports for each sport and team from year 7 through to the sixth form. We are extremely proud of the enthusiasm, commitment and success of our St Bart’s students, and we are pleased to be able to celebrate this with you.
Read our PE 2020 End of Year Report here
Recently we said goodbye to our Year 13 students in a virtual Leavers' Assembly. Read one student's moving account of saying farewell to her school of 7 years with touching messages and of course a finale of Cha Cha Slide and the Macarena!
Well done to Year 9 student Bradley who is the winner of the Men's Centenary Salver (Board Competition) at Newbury & Crookham Golf Course with a 4 over par round which had 143 entrants. Bradley now has a 7.5 handicap.
On Friday 26th June, we were unable to host our normal Induction Day for new Sixth Form students. Not to be defeated, we hosted two live sessions with students and developed a dedicated site to provide students with a real glimpse into Sixth Form life. Click on the image below to enter the site.
The recent release of Year 12 student, Thomas', electronic dance music (EDM) album has been applauded by the Newbury Weekly News. The article in last week’s edition reflects on how music has helped Thomas cope through lockdown, his performances at St Bart’s, plans to take his Grade 7 drumming exam and a desire to teach in the future.
Whilst being unable to leave home, many students have been travelling to exciting and interesting places through the pages of books. Recently students were asked to enter a ‘Where have you been?!’ competition with a postcard, travel brochure or similar from a place they have ‘been’ while reading.
As May was national walking month the Houses challenged students and staff to walk as far as they could throughout the month. Staff and students were invited to share their walks with their House Office. We would like to thank all those who took part in this initiative. We are proud to announce that collectively we walked 9,199km.