Homelands Summer Camp 2014
Perry Beeches The Academy held its annual camp at Homelands in July. 14 students from the Academy camped in the garden of the sheltered accommodation. They cooked all of their own food and provided the residents with bacon sandwiches on the grass in the morning. The rain did not stop the enthusiasm – students and residents sat out late into the night swapping stories and eating marshmallows and melted chocolate. Parents were invited to join the end of camp celebration to see the students and meet the staff and residents at Homelands. The camp was a great success. It created lasting happy memories………..
Students at The Academy have had a call for help from the residents at Homelands, a Sanctuary 365 scheme, who wanted a purpose built greenhouse that will allow them to grow their gardening skills along with different plants and vegetables. We need your help. The greenhouse will be an ‘Eco Greenhouse’ made out 3000 2 litre bottles.
Please send in any bottles that you have at home, collect from neighbours and friends to ensure the project is a success. The greenhouse is being built on 26th September so we URGENTLY need them.
(Photo – Garden Shed and 2 litre bottle)
We need your bottles – 3000 2 litre bottles required (Can someone in IT do something fancy, like a ‘WANTED’ poster for the bottles – please include the bottle picture as it has to be them specifically)
Perry Beeches The Academy has recently set up a ‘Student Travel Plan Company’. The project has been supported by Mott MacDonald and Centro, who provided training to develop and implement a campaign to encourage students to walk, cycle or use public transport to travel to school. The team ran a competition to design a helmet. The winning design was won by Emily Bagley in Year 10. Following this the team successfully delivered a pitch to summarise their campaign and exhibited their materials at Dragons’ Den competition hosted by Centro. (Photo – Dragons Den and Helmet Design)
Cycling Project – £5000 Funding Received
As part on the on-going development of the school travel plan students the school has secured funding with Centro totalling £5000. This is to install cycle units for students to safely leave their bikes in the school day. We will purchase cycle locks. We were also luck enough to receive funding for 15 hybrid bikes for the students to use during PE and towards their Duke of Edinburgh expeditions in the future.
6 Book Challenge (Dave Treen has the logo and I am awaiting photographs from the library if you need them)
Students in Year 7 embarked upon a 6 Book Challenge last term and the Birmingham Young Poet Laureate – Lauren Williams. The students received a £10 Waterstones voucher to congratulate them. The students were :
- Amara Allen
- Jessica Mistry
- Dillon Harvey
- Aneesa Iqbal
- Trefori Stanley
Perry Barr BMX Track Recycling Project
In the summer of 2012 Perry Beeches students embarked on a recycling project at Perry Barr BMX Track. The plan was to create a sustainable project to ensure the effective collection of plastic bottles that were being littered around the track. Two years on the BMX track won the Birmingham Sustainability and Recycling Award. Winners of the best waste and recycling scheme, it is very positive to see that the projects that the students are participating in are making a real difference in the local community.