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20/03/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

To all our Year 13 students at - we shall miss you. We’ll help you gain the grades that the final 2 months of study would’ve allowed you to achieve. We are here to support you as you think about your next steps.

20/03/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

To all our Year 11 students at - we shall miss you. We shall do all we can to help you gain the grades that the final 2 months push would’ve allowed you to achieve. Your learning isn’t wasted.

19/03/20

This will be our last day where the school site is open for the vast majority of students. From Friday morning the school site will be open only to children of key workers, our students with EHCPs and a small number of other students until Monday 20th April at the earliest.

18/03/20

School is open on Thursday and Friday for students in Year 11,12 & 13 plus children of key workers and EHCP students

18/03/20

The school will remain closed for all students in Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March 2020

17/03/20

Thank you for making us all smile and well done on all your hard work

17/03/20

Despite difficult times, one thing remains constant and that is the absolute brilliance of our students who have shown resilience, respect, collegiality and most importantly fun over the past five days.

17/03/20

The school will remain closed for all students in year 7 & 8 on Wednesday 18 March.

16/03/20

The school will be closed for all students in year 7 and year 8 on Tuesday 17 March.

16/03/20

Spectator sports are still happening in Dorset! Our last night sees Jack and Tom win a highly competitive fuzz ball championship 🏆 https://t.co/lXNqTt6zAz

16/03/20

Partial closures are now highly likely. Please prepare. The current Government briefing will have major implications for our staffing availability. Please begin to make family plans for the partial closure of the school in the order I outlined in my letter home today.

16/03/20

Next Update:7:30am Tuesday but aiming to be fully open. Partial closures highly likely later in the week

16/03/20

We are fully open today but from tomorrow partial closure is now highly likely.

16/03/20

Our classroom this morning https://t.co/UFU555HIWW

16/03/20

The Beacon School is open as normal.

16/03/20

After a long day of fieldwork our Year 12s have joined forces with the other schools to play a mammoth game of hide and seek in the beautiful 19th Century https://t.co/JULelREy0i

15/03/20

A trip to Dorset wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Stair Hole, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door https://t.co/zd4ssI4aCh

15/03/20

Believe it or not, this morning we are investigating the carbon footprint of trees and our environmental impact https://t.co/tE089IQWY6

14/03/20

It’s 10.30pm and all the students have decided on an individual investigation . https://t.co/xUYqTs0fWl

14/03/20

Testing the model of sand dune succession https://t.co/rp3bFnEpQF

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.  Mr Preen is also available to see students at break and lunchtime to deal with any questions a student may have, it is the students responsibility to sort any queries..

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

Duke of Edinburgh Presentation

Duke of Edinburgh website