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10/12/19

Current House Points Totals. https://t.co/r3IZcs7du8

06/12/19

Student Christmas lunch ordering will close at midday today. https://t.co/b3Egbix7Fq

04/12/19

Artist in Residence at The Beacon School Jonathan Braybrook, who is an art teacher at School came to the Beacon School to take up the role of Artist in Residence on Wednesday, 2nd December. He led a master class for our A-Level students in fine art portraiture. https://t.co/18G9n8sCRL

03/12/19

Current House Points Totals. https://t.co/F27T39LpL9

29/11/19

Meeting the legendary Dr Martin Degg who gave a fantastic and insightful lecture on Earthquake vulnerability in Megacities https://t.co/HSO2fJQltz

29/11/19

Retweeted From Marian Bonney

Well done Sean Bonney and sounds like an amazing day, thanks to Mrs Burge for organising

29/11/19

Thank you for such an informative lecture on Icelandic volcanoes and for letting our students touch the ash produced from Eyjafjallajokull https://t.co/aa1sNsjqG4

29/11/19

Geographers have just been given a superb lecture on New Zealand earthquakes and future risk. Thank you for providing such great information that the students can use in their exams

29/11/19

Year 12 and 13 Geographers ready for a day of lectures on Tectonic Hazards. Looking forward to hearing from lecturers such as Dr Martin Degg” https://t.co/i3rmf4gtCd

29/11/19

Closing date for booking a student Christmas lunch is midday Friday 6th December. https://t.co/DQAT334zZY

27/11/19

Tickets are available from Mrs Mann in the main office. We look forward to seeing you for a magical evening. The Drama Department

27/11/19

We are heading into the final stretch of rehearsals for the whole school production of Wendy and Peter Pan. With a cast of around 90 students, it has been something of a logistical challenge but it is coming together ready to enchant and entertain our audiences in two weeks’ time https://t.co/Mq8OTmw7R8

27/11/19

Retweeted From Jo Morgan

Here's a competition aimed at Year 8 girls. Puzzles, logic, codes. https://t.co/9T4sTLOxAA

26/11/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Don’t forget to shop through Amazon Smile and support the BFA https://t.co/5gHZhUUFQs

26/11/19

Current House Points Totals. https://t.co/79uYKREH7U

26/11/19

Well done. 👏👏 https://t.co/dWnd1hx6gA

25/11/19

Student Christmas Lunch. https://t.co/TaFDjqgCmE

22/11/19

Retweeted From Rosebery School

We are looking to recruit a School Counsellor to join our Student Support team. Provide expert counselling and support to students to help them to overcome their emotional, personal and social barriers to learning. https://t.co/vbb92AVQSv

22/11/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Delighted that our Beacon School ‘Beacon’ community initiative has been chosen as one of the Co-op’s local causes. If you’ve got a Co-op card you are a member! Sign on at https://t.co/xd9tOAcrNb & scroll through to select The Beacon ‘Beacon’.

22/11/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Thanks to everyone who came on the BFA Litter Pick last Sunday. We'll be doing them regularly around Banstead, Nork, Preston and Tattenhams and joining up with our fellow community groups. Keep an eye out for the next one. The Beacon School for a Brighter Community! https://t.co/nSSsfOciiP

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