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10/02/20

Sunny day at the courts https://t.co/lIC0ZVj5dX

10/02/20

Y12 law students looking forward to a visit to the Royal Courts of Justice and the Old Bailey. https://t.co/svr3atYJMs

08/02/20

Retweeted From Sue Pickford Cheung

OMG I got homemade cupcakes off some gorgeous book clubbers at ! If this is what being a writer means then bring it on! https://t.co/JXREt4CZ8A

04/02/20

Year 7 continued to impress the art department with their production of wild and wonderful rainforest creatures. The majority of students have been awarded an array of Beacon proud points. The Headteacher will also be awarding a selection of students a headteacher commendation https://t.co/G8ohQvkv5T

04/02/20

The Design and Technology department has just received new MIG welder. The welder was provided to us by SGN southern gas networks. The welding equipment was requested by the BFA and we will use it in support of their forthcoming projects. https://t.co/sGI9qHZD79

03/02/20

RECRUITMENT We are looking to recruit a School Nurse, This position calls for a suitably experienced and qualified nurse. It is a permanent, term-time only role. If you would be interested please follow the link below. https://t.co/373MNaOTS1

03/02/20

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/mdb7fOyyFi

29/01/20

Rotary Young Chef Competition - heat winner Following her success as winner of the first round of the Rotary Young Chef Competition in the local heats, we would like to wish Georgia in Year 10 the best of luck as she enters the 2nd round in the district competition on Saturday. https://t.co/p47IpPBeCH

28/01/20

Well Done 👏👏👏 Loving your work. 😍 Always good to see a former student doing well. https://t.co/fmNnCUpN3e

27/01/20

Retweeted From UK Safer Internet Centre

If you work with young people and have an concern, speak to one of our heroes over at the - they're here to help https://t.co/PPCu8ttZcs https://t.co/bh5hFTt39J

27/01/20

Current House Points Totals. https://t.co/TfVoEfMuV2

24/01/20

We Support the Red Box Project https://t.co/z7OmHXIvMb

24/01/20

DT catch-up club for KS3 projects started last term. https://t.co/5PwdtNS3Ha

20/01/20

Current House Points Totals. https://t.co/eK4CqU4ldj

16/01/20

Retweeted From Aimhigher London

Our 2nd Debate Higher session is underway! We are at learning about argument & persuasion from the wonderful Ruth Tweedale, a senior lecturer in the Law dept. Welcome https://t.co/qf9ZwA8Zlx

16/01/20

Happy New Year to you all. We have some fantastic news to share with you, Phase Two is now complete! Prior to Christmas, we had the new carpet laid and Tuesday saw the installation of the new library shelving. I am so pleased to say we are so nearly there. https://t.co/SJ1Qo4y5DS

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

The Beacon School run a very successful DofE programme supporting our students through Bronze, Silver and very shortly the Gold Award.

To take part in the DofE is an ideal opportunity for a student to participate in a life changing experience.  They will discover new interests, talents and develop essential skills for the future in their life and work. They will have fun and make new friends, improve their self-esteem and confidence.  Plus, the award will enhance a CV or University application as DofE is recognised as a mark of achievement.

Students from any background, regardless of ability, gender or location can participate.  It is not about being first or a competition it is about setting both personal challenges and boundaries.

Students aged from 14 to 24 years of age can progress through the three levels - Bronze, Silver and finally Gold as follows:

  • Bronze – for those aged 14+
  • Silver – for those aged 15+
  • Gold – for those aged 16+

There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold.  Each level involves working with the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing lots of new skills, planning, training and completing an expedition.

As mentioned above students need to be 14 years of age to participate but if they are still 13 at date of application then they are welcome to speak to the DofE Leader, Mr Preen as they could still take part.

The Beacon School is accredited as a licensed organisation and the staff will support all students through their programme helping them to choose their activities and set their objectives to achieve their award. 

Dedicated sessions take place once a month, after school on a Friday with Mr Preen the DofE Leader.  He is also available at break and lunchtimes if a student has any questions.

Please find below a direct link to the Duke of Edinburgh presentation and their website.

Duke of Edinburgh Presentation

Duke of Edinburgh website