We are very aware of all of the amazing work you do for your Houses and we want to be able to reward you for this commitment with your House Award or your House Colours if you are in Year 10.
During the Easter holidays St Bart's was open for a small group of students who enjoyed varied activities. Mr Brennan and Mr Brooker decided to construct a trebuchet which was successfully launched last week. Thank you to Mr Brennan and Mr Brooker and all the students for their fantastic achievement!
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Our Product Design Department is now working in collaboration with Wallingford and Mary Hare Schools to produce face shields to be delivered to local hospitals and care homes. Each of the three schools is manufacturing approximately 200 face shields per day and these are being distributed throughout Oxfordshire and West Berkshire to trusts and other charities who are struggling to procure PPE.
Our science department have recently donated 130 pairs of science goggles to the Harefield Hospital, Middlesex via a parent contact. We were delighted to be able to help. Our Product Design team is also starting work on the production of visors to donate to the NHS. We will update you on their progress in the coming weeks.
Thank you to everyone in Year 12 who applied for House Captain/School Officer positions. As the process was cut short by the closure, we would like to extend the process to allow you to apply if you haven't already. We are keen to get as many interested people as possible to help support students during this lockdown period.
The latest set of reports for Y7, 10 and 12 have just been produced. They show that a large and growing number of students are putting in excellent engagement in learning and independent study across the board and are therefore gaining the Very Impressive Performance (VIP) award. A remarkable 167 students in Y7 achieved this in their Spring reports which is a record for the school.
For every set of reports, we award the tutor group who achieved the best average set of VIP points with a trophy in the whole school assembly. Whilst we cannot do this at the moment, we wanted to celebrate the achievements of these tutor groups.
As we responded to the news of school closures last week, Year 7, 10 and 11 students took time in assemblies to reflect on how they could take steps to promote their wellbeing during the uncertainty of the current times, particularly as we adapt to social distancing measures, including school closures.