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07/06/18

The year 7 athletics squad travelled to Reigate Grammar School to compete in the district competition. Students worked exceptionally hard. Georgia who qualified for the 100m final and Joe who is the district champion for Javelin throwing over 20m! Fantastic work by all Miss S Day https://t.co/Gm2j1BWnVn

04/06/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Tell me what you know... year 11 revision for homeostasis, followed by some EQ and self assessment! Quick and pacey... some of them have really worked hard for their B2 exam https://t.co/eSutQO3VXb

04/06/18

The Beacon School Car Boot Sale on Sunday the 10th of June 2018. £10 fee per car. Open for setup from 8am. To register visit our event page: https://t.co/ryUT9EEJ4a All proceeds benefit students and community by helping fund important projects and initiatives.

01/06/18

Our Madrid group arrived safe and well on Tuesday and having had an accommodation upgrade are loving their time in Spain and as expected making us proud with their positive representation of the Beacon School.

23/05/18

A Level Art and Photography final deadline. All work to Mrs Barnwell and Ms Bennett. By Monday 11th June 4pm.

23/05/18

GCSE Art final deadline. All work to Mrs Barnwell and Ms Bennett by Monday 4th June 4pm.

22/05/18

The Beacon School were pleased to welcome John and Emily from today, who presented a £1750 cheque to members of the Student Council and Headteacher Keith Batchelor. The money will be spent on facilities that will lead to the reduction of waste plastic around the school. https://t.co/pPNKErEIz0

22/05/18

Retweeted From Justine Sheehan

Very best of luck to Y11 students for their English Literature exam today. You've worked so hard - just go for it!!

17/05/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

What a superb effort from year 11 today! 7:30am start for breakfast revision, then the C1 exam followed by their science lesson in which they smashed out ‘tell me what you know about energy” https://t.co/23dqBr3qZg

17/05/18

Retweeted From GoConqr

Best of luck to all students starting exams this week. You can find lots of free last minute revision courses and resources on GoConqr https://t.co/yHwDvjhBnd

16/05/18

The following students have been selected to represent South Surrey Schools at the Surrey Schools athletics competition in June; Josh Edwards – Shot put Jake Steele – Javelin Owen Waite – 800m & 1500m Kai Braybrook Discus A fantastic yet thoroughly deserved opportunity for all.

16/05/18

Geographers....this is one for you. https://t.co/42390bET6E

15/05/18

Retweeted From Croydon Harriers

Congratulations to Emmanuel Thomas (Pole Vault) and Samir Williams (4x100m) on being picked for GB Juniors for the Loughborough International! https://t.co/k1xfrBw4eB

15/05/18

.. 10 % raised already, thank you for your support and enthusiasm for this project. Continue your support by coming to the BPA Car Boot Sale Sat 10th June, 9-12 am, sellers at 8.00 am. £10 per car in advance, £12 on day. Entry by donation. https://t.co/e5UknvsLTd

15/05/18

Wishing all our students good luck! In their exams.

11/05/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Superb revision session with the lovely year 11’s ... trialling as promised my revision clocks for B1 https://t.co/hplfrQkxVb

Posted on: 10/05/2017

Up for Debate

On Wednesday 19th April, six Year 8 students took part in the ‘Up for Debate’ competition at Alleyn's School, Dulwich.  About 30 schools took part in this regional heat, with the winning team going forward to the national final later this term.  Our team consisted of three primary debaters - Tom Annetts, Oscar Borley and Kayleigh Sewell - and three floor speakers - Charlie Aird, Katie Mitchell and Rae Sarssam.

All teams had to take part in three debates – two motions already prepared at school and one impromptu debate for which the team only had a short time to pull together its arguments.   The first debate was about the censorship of music videos and lyrics with discriminatory content. As the Proposition, we were charged with arguing for censorship.  Each speaker put forward their ideas clearly and the team worked together to support each other throughout.  They led us to victory with our first win.  With confidence growing, the team argued in the second round for the retention of international adoption.  Again, a clear win – and feelings were running high.

The final stage of the day was the impromptu debate, perhaps the most testing of the activities.  This involved watching a short video about beauty before being charged with arguing for a ban on plastic surgery. Our three primary debaters brainstormed and organised their points, remaining cool under the pressure of only a 20 minutes planning time.  They faced another school that had also won its first two debates. They did an amazing job facing the final team but in the end the other team won by three points.  In their feedback, the judges were impressed with the performance from our school. Sadly, this was the end of the competition for us but we left knowing that we were incredibly successful in our first debating competition.

Mr Cuthbert and Ms Papworth are immensely proud of the performance of the team as well as they positive, resilient attitude to the whole day. They were relentless in their pursuit and we are already looking forward to our next competition!