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The Farm

Students have been attending the Farm all year. This is them learning how to make goats cheese after milking the goats.

Model UN trip

By Ewan Page and George Niblett

On 27th June 2018, Whitecross, St Marys, QE Bromyard and Bishops all took part in the first Hereford Schools model UN day. It was an amazing experience for all who participated and it was a great opportunity to meet new people who we did not know, learn about how politics works and do something that we would not be able to do normally in school.

The day started off with our arrival at the school. We were welcomed by the Head teacher, Mr Knapp, and we were then led to a large room with laptops and paper for our research. We had previously been allocated a country to research, and already had some background knowledge of our country.

The day consisted of 2 debates led by a year 11 student on forced labour in our nations and also climate change. We learnt a lot about worldwide countries and I made a lot of new friends. We inputted our research into a word file to be read as an overview in the debate.

We had an amazing time and would like to thank all the staff at Whitecross and Mrs Barker.

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Induction Day

On Thursday 28th June, we welcome Year 6 students across the County who are due to commence at BHBS in September.
Please ensure students arrive at school for 8:45am.  Students are advised to bring in a water bottle and £2 for lunch.  The end of their school day will be 3:00pm, shortly before the rest of the school finish.

Enrichment Week

Week commencing 2nd July is enrichment week. Students should be in normal school uniform but also bring Pe kit, including a towel, every day. They will be involved in a large range of activities to include Team building, Problem Solving, Maths Games, Environmental issues, Spirited Arts, Bike-ability , Medical Mavericks, Creative writing workshops, Study skills and many more besides.

There are also trips running to the Eden project with a Maths and Technology focus, Llanrug for outdoor education, and the Battlefields.

 

STATEMENT FROM Martin Henton: Acting Headteacher 
Ref. incident reported by the Hereford Times at BHBS Friday (15.6.18)

We were made aware of a safeguarding allegation on Friday 15th June which as a school we took very seriously, and we contacted West Mercia Police in the first instance.  
We took their advice and closed the school gates to follow basic protocol to ensure that there was no threat to any student or member of staff whilst the incident was investigated.  
The Police did not attend the school at any time during our response to the incident and shortly afterwards it was confirmed that the allegation was an idle rumour.
The statement released by West Mercia Police this morning has been released without consultation from the school.   
Safeguarding is, as always, at the heart of our school.

 

Hay Festival

On Friday 25th May 25 students from years 9 and 10 went with Mrs Ashford-Kelleher, Mr Vaughan and Mrs Doughty- Smith to the Hay Festival. In spite of the incredibly wet weather, students and staff had a great time.
All students and staff came away from our trip feeling thoroughly entertained and inspired.

 

FORENSIC SCIENCE
On Tuesday 15th May some of our Year 9 and 10 students were involved in solving a real-life murder.  They were using authentic forensic science techniques including density analysis, gps signal and mobile phone analysis, forensic entomology and finger printing analysis. The students were thoroughly engaged and found the sessions highly interesting.

Comments from them include "it was really interesting to see how science can be used to solve crimes", " I'm now really interested in a career in forensic science after that workshop", " That was fun, I liked the fact that we had to work in teams to solve the crime"  

If students would like to extend their experiences in the field of forensic sciences please see the links below:   Range of forensic careers:  https://www.forensicscolleges.com/careers
Forensic Activities, form beginner to advance... CSI The Experience  http://forensics.rice.edu/ 
Introduction into Forensic Science: Free online course (last 6/7 weeks)  https://www.coursera.org/learn/forensic-science   For students who were unable to attend the workshop this year we hope to run the workshop again next year.