An insight in to Year 10’s trip to Sandwell College. Visits like this give the students a taster of the opportunities that college has to offer, they get a chance to get hands on in different departments and subjects with their fellow students and the teachers at the college.
Year 8 ‘The Hot and Cold of Physics’ Lecture at the University of Birmingham
Earlier this week, thirteen of our most able scientists attended an afternoon Physics lecture at the University of Birmingham where they were given the opportunity to observe various experiments, involving Liquid Nitrogen. Academics asked our students some very thought provoking questions, which really assisted in extending their scientific knowledge and understanding. Our students left the lecture feeling inspired to apply to university one day! Well done to all students involved.
Earlier this month, small groups of our most able students attended various ‘Discovery Days’ at the University of Birmingham. Each event provided our students with a wonderful opportunity to explore what academic life is like at a Russell Group University. Our students attended a range of interactive workshops and academic lectures, with each ‘Discovery Day’ focusing on a different area of study, including Medicine and Dentistry, Engineering and Physical Sciences and Arts, Law and Social Sciences. These events were crucial in supporting our students as they were able to explore the campus, meet with current students and most importantly support them with appropriate Post- 16 choices.
Book Fair is in full swing this week for year 7, 8, 9 and 10!
Year 10 key dates – Please check Whole school dates for additional information.
Key Dates for the whole school – Please check for Year 10 key dates for additional information.
Readathon Reading to help children in hospital
On Friday 26th May 2017 we held a sponsored Readathon from 9.00am to 12.10pm. We asked students to collect sponsors from friends and family for every 10minutes that they read continuously. The sponsor money will go towards our student project of re-branding the school library and also to the local Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
What this space for a Readathon update!
Perry Beeches Community and Partnership team have secured a third set of funding to allow another 12 year 9 students to attend Gartmore Riding School. The students have begun their 5 week course of horse care and stable management. Their first week gave them the confidence to get to know the horse and get on and off it confidently.
Tracy Francis, Manager at Gartmore said ‘it is always a pleasure to welcome the students from Perry Beeches The Academy as they are all very attentive and eager to learn’
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Birmingham Trees For Life
Students supported the Birmingham Trees for Life campaign by planting another set of trees in Sheldon Country park.
The Big Bang
Year 8 students alongside our Science department here at PB attended the UK’s Young Scientists & Engineers Fair at the NEC on Thursday 16th March.
Integrational Project at Homelands
Year 9 and 10 Art students have begun an integrational project with local residents from Homelands and a resident artist, Frank. The specialist portraiture project is planned to last 3 months. The students will work with Frank, the artist to continue to develop their artistic skills and the end result is to have the artwork displayed at One Stop Shopping Centre later in the year.
PB Easter end of term Charity Afternoon!
We saw students and staff come together to raise money for Comic Relief by donating £1 to wear anything RED. The afternoon was also filled with activities run by students such as ‘What’in the Box’, a photobooth, cake sales, sports activities and many more! We also had ‘PB’s Got Talent show organised by Year 10, showcasing just some of the students talents here at Perry Beeches.
Year 11 hosted a Fashion Show on Thursday 16th February 2017 with the theme “Different Decades”, which showcased fashion and music through our favourite iconic years. The evening was a great success and Year 11 raised a lot of money for their prom at Edgbaston Cricket ground. An auction and raffle was held in which prizes were donated from sponsors and the local community. Thank you to those who supported Year 11 and a huge well done to the Year 11 students and staff who put in a lot of hard work and pulled off a great show!
Another successful school production this year!
This year’s production ‘The Golden Ticket’ was showcased by a range of students, one of the youngest cast in the history of Perry Beeches! The students have worked extremely hard directing and designing the production. The students enjoyed the process and the lead up to putting on a professional production and exploring many roles which they could pursue in the future. We couldn’t be more proud of the commitment shown and they are a huge credit to our school. Well done everyone!
Students from year 9 and 10 had the amazing opportunity to visit the heart of the French Alps for a 7 day skiing experience!
Staying in a purpose built resort on the mountain face allowed students to enjoy all aspects of the ski season, spending 4 hours a day on the slopes to relaxing and unwinding in the evenings with a range of activities. Students enjoyed each others company in the hotel’s very own cinema, spent time climbing the high ropes in the local leisure centre and explored the local village eating pizza with friends. The ski trip was an amazing opportunity for students to gain confidence in themselves and build relationships with peers across different year groups.
Year 7 students are busy raising money for their upcoming sailing trip to Brixham.
They are using their entrepreneurial skills to buy a range of items at Costco to sell to their friends as well as fellow students and staff during break and lunch in school. Students give up their own time to try and fundraise to achieve the £6,600 target that they need.
Find out more here!
Find out more about George’s story here!
Maths Big Quiz at The University of Birmingham.
Eight of our Most Able Year 10 Mathematicians participated in a regional quiz held in The Great Hall at The University of Birmingham. Our students competed against other schools in a series of quizzes which put their mathematical knowledge to the test! It was an inspiring, enjoyable and exciting day. We are so proud of our students’ performance. Well done to all!
“The week before half term I travelled half way across the world to compete in an international competition in Orlando, Florida. It was an amazing experience and I had the chance to attend Universal Studios, Sea World and Busch Gardens.
On the Friday I competed and I enjoyed every moment of it! I scored a 9.125 on the vault, a 9.550 on bars, 9.175 on beam and 9.450 on floor. I then came 3rd overall which was a massive achievement as I represented my club and country.”
World Book Day 2017
Perry Beeches The Academy marked the 20th anniversary of World Book Day with an action packed day of events for all of our Year 7, 8 and 9 students. This event is a key date in our academic calendar and gives our students the opportunity to recognise both the importance and enjoyment of reading.
World Book Day this year saw students alongside staff make a great effort to dress up as characters from Roald Dhal, J K Rowling and David Walliams books. We had staff and students perform in a rendition of The Twits, as well as a variety of quizzes and games across the school to celebrate World Book Day!
Community and Team building Day for Year 8
Enterprise within the Community
As a part of Year 11 business students coursework the students made and sold their own valentines products to the public. They researched and handmade cards and frames to sell as a part of their business and enterprise qualification at One Stop Shopping Centre.
DEAR Time Continues at PB….
Watch our DEAR Time Video
As part of our effort to develop students’ literacy across school, we have introduced DEAR “Drop Everything And Read” time. This aimed at improving student’s confidence in reading, increase comprehension and also to give them a more varied vocabulary. DEAR time happens every Friday for 20 minutes where all year 7, 8 and 9 students read a book of their choice with their class teacher.
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LGBT Week 6th – 10th February 2017
Celebrating diversity with PB’s annual LGBT week. There were assemblies throughout the week with a focus on being different. A group of Drama students performed to all students within assembly. A select group of students met with an external panel to discuss issues of diversity.
Attention! 100 years of The British Army
Students learnt from Warrant Officer Ray Miller about how roles and equipment of British soldiers have changed over the last 100 years. – Click here to read more
Team PB is PROUD of the Class of 2016, as we celebrate:
100% Pass GCSE English
94% Pass GCSE Maths
94% pass both GCSE English and GCSE Maths
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