Sewing Bee/Art Club cancelled this week due to school trips.
25 Apr 2016
St Bede’s Year 6 pupil, George Rowand, travelled to Sheffield on 23 April 2016 to compete in a Junior Thai boxing competition. He defeated British and Scottish opposition in his first two fights, which were fought over 5 x 1 minute rounds, to reach the final. George stopped his opponent with a Technical knockout in the third round to take the title “WTKA Intercontinental Champion” for his age & weight. Well done George!
25 Apr 2016
Congratulations to the Year 6 Football Team who reached the semi-finals of the Catholic Schools Tournament on Saturday. Ciaran O’Connor, Lewis Simmons, William Haycock, Stanley Thomas, Alfie Madden, Callum Oakland, Charlie Knebel and Thomas Churchill.
25 Apr 2016
One of our Year 7 pupils, Natalie Hatfield, took part in a 3 mile race, on 20 February 2016, in Stourport, which was a trial to represent the 7 counties (Birmingham, Black Country, Warwickshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire & Worcestershire) of the West Midlands in the Mini London Marathon. The top 5 finishers qualified to represent the area with a 6th place at the organisers’ discretion. Natalie qualified in a fast time of 19minutes 24 seconds. It was the first time she had ever competed over this distance. Natalie is a first year U13 and still has another year to compete within this age group. The competitors in the Mini London Marathon are made up of 6 runners from each of the nine regions of England, as well as 6 each from Northern Ireland, Wales & Scotland. These runners make up the competitors for the elite British Athletics Road Championships. In addition, 6 runners from each of the 33 boroughs of London compete. Natalie travelled to London with the rest of the West Midlands team on Saturday, 23 April. The team was made up of 6 of each U13, U15 & U17 boys and girls and they all stayed with at Royal Holloway College in Surrey. Her family travelled to watch Natalie and saw her at the finish line on the Mall! Natalie came 22nd out of 246 runners, in a time of 18:34 (which is a 50 seconds PB). She finished first for team West Midlands so we’re all very proud of her!
22 Apr 2016
On Friday 22 April 2016, 6 excited children attended the event at Arrowvale where precision, skill and accuracy were required. There were 4 different competitions (unlock the drawbridge, traffic signals, the major oak and shoot the target). The children did themselves and St Bede’s proud with magnificent performances. William Hall was particularly impressive, scoring two bullseyes in the shoot the target competition.
22 Apr 2016
Congratulations to the Year 5 boys football team who jointly (with Ipsley) won the District Football Tournament yesterday. The boys played some exceptional football and scored some high quality goals! Well done to Elliot Ray, Ben Skelton, Will Pioli, Matthew Smith, Stan Amos, Paul McCarthy, Charlie Fearnell, Tom Price and Oliwer Zgryziewicz
21 Apr 2016
St Bede’s Year 6 boys travelled to Cannock Hockey Club on 21 April to play in the Midland Finals. In their first match they faced Bilton Grange from Warwickshire, losing 4-0. They then went on to play against Pennine Way and battled well in an even game but, unfortunately, conceded a late goal to lose 1-0. They continued to play some great hockey and their next two games were very close, narrowly losing by a single goal, firstly against Chase Grammar and then in their last group game against Ranby by the same score line. The boys finished the day with a win against Holy Redeemer, the only goal of the game coming from Alfie Madden. The boys can be extremely proud of their competitive performances during the day. Well done to Charlie Knebel, Ciaran O’Connor, Alfie Madden, Lewis Simmons, Hassan Iqbal, Will Haycock, Michael Coleman, Tom Churchill and Owen Alekna.
21 Mar 2016
The Year 6 Netball Team played in the annual Catholic Schools tournament on Saturday at Christopher Whitehead School in Worcester. They were fantastic from the start, winning their opening game 3-0 against St. Joseph’s from Droitwich. Their second match was very close and resulted in a 4-3 win for the opposition, St. Wulstan’s. St. Bede’s went on to win their next 2 group games against Winterfold School (5-3) and St. Ambrose (5-0), meaning that they qualified top of their group for the semi-finals. In the semi-final they played against St. George’s, beating them convincingly and earning their place in the Final! St. Bede’s played their hearts out in the final against Our Lady Queen Of Peace, and kept their heads up, despite all the decisions being made against them. Unfortunately, St. Bede’s came away in second place but they showed fantastic knowledge of the rules and tactics – better than some of the adults! and should be really pleased with the way they represented the school. Congratulations to the whole team; Kinga Greda, Niamh Roberts, Lillia Williams, Aine Brown, Gracie Wegrzyn, Grace Baker, Paulina Jurkowska, Hannah Franke and Sophie Butler. Thank you as well to all the parents who came to support, there was a great atmosphere in the St. Bede’s camp.
17 Mar 2016
St Bede’s Year 6 girls travelled to Walkwood to play in their District Netball Tournament on Tuesday this week. They got off to a good start, winning their first two matches 3-1 and 3-0 against Birchensale and Walkwood. As the team’s confidence grew they managed to beat Church Hill and Ipsley 7-2 and 7-0 respectively. Ridgeway was the closest of the 5 matches but the girls pulled together with fantastic defending and fluid passing to beat them and be crowned District Champions! Congratulations to the team; Kinga Greda, Paulina Jurkowska, Lillia Williams, Niamh Roberts, Grace Baker, Gracie Wegrzyn, Aine Brown, Hannah Franke and Sophie Butler. Good luck to them as they are playing in the Catholic schools competition on Saturday!
17 Mar 2016
The Year 8 teams winning run came to a halt on Monday in the County Plate Semi – Final. The boys played some outstanding rugby but could not keep up with the organised Nunnery Wood team, who won in the end, 5 tries to 1. Following that the boys had a tough match up against Ridgeway in the District Semi–Final. Another game that they played really well but were not quite good enough to beat an organised Ridgeway side. Following on from last year’s performances, this group of boys have really engaged with their rugby this year and should be very proud of how they have improved as a team. Well done to all who have represented the team!
17 Mar 2016
Well done to the boys this week who played in the District Semi – Final. Unfortunately, the boys were not at their full squad size and lost a very close game. The boys who played put in a really good effort but eventually were beaten by a strong and organised Ridgeway team. Plenty of positives to build on for Year 8.
11 Mar 2016
A huge well done to all the pupils from St Bede’s who represented Redditch schools in this year’s Worcestershire Schools Cross Country Final. There was a really high standard of runners and St Bede’s competitors did themselves proud! Well done to Lucy Hatfield who came 1st in the Year 5 girls race. Niamh Roberts who came 19th in the Year 6 girls race. Natalie Hatfield who came 5th and Ellie Pardy who came 7th in the Year 7 girls race, George Skelton who came 11th and Jake Staunton who came 30th in the Year 7 boys race. George Skelton and Jake Staunton also demonstrated their catholic morals when stopping to check that a pupil from Walkwood who had fallen was ok. This did affect their position in the race but the boys showed true kindness in their actions.
10 Mar 2016
As part of the ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign this year, organised by Keep Britain Tidy, and backed by Redditch Borough Council, to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday, a selected group of St Bede’s pupils went on a community litter pick run by our local McDonalds at Oakenshaw along with colleagues from Woodfield Middle school. They walked from St Bede’s to Oakenshaw, picking up litter along the way. The pupils were superbly behaved, as usual, and managed to do their bit by filling several bags of litter on the way to try and clean up our local community.
9 Mar 2016
Last Friday, 4 March, St Bede’s Year 5 boys competed in the Year 5 and 6 District Tag Rugby, held at Redditch Rugby Club. The boys put in a great performance, especially as the other teams were full of Year 6 pupils. In the group stage the boys faced three teams, winning one game convincingly but, unfortunately, losing the other two against the eventual winners and runners up. St Bede’s then competed in a 3rd and 4th place playoff, which they won 11 tries to nil. Mr Evans, parents and other family members were extremely proud of their effort and the quality of the rugby played throughout the tournament. The team consisted of Stan Amos, Santos Coy, Ethan Creed, Oliwier Zgryziewicz, Sion Duggan, Archie Preston, Jacob Buckley, Jae Walsh and Tom Price. Also thank you to Mr & Mrs Buckley and Redditch Rugby Club for providing the boys with medals for their performance.
9 Mar 2016
We have been informed of 2 cases of Scarlet Fever with pupils from our school today. We have also been alerted by Worcestershire County Council that there has been an increase in Scarlet Fever in Worcestershire over the past few weeks. We are taking every precaution in school to ensure that areas are fully sanitised and we are encouraging pupils to wash hands regularly. Please see the guidelines below from WCC regarding symptoms and care involved. If your child does present with these symptoms in school, we will be asking for them to be collected and will advise you to make an appointment at your local GP. Scarlet Fever (Streptococcal Sore Throat) Introduction A wide variety of bacteria and viruses can cause tonsillitis and other throat infections. Most are caused by viruses but streptococci account for 25-30% of cases. There is acute inflammation extending over the pharynx or tonsils. The illness varies in severity. In severe cases there may be high fever, difficulty in swallowing and tender enlarged lymph nodes. Certain strains of Streptococcus bacteria produce a toxin, which causes scarlet fever in susceptible subjects. Appearance The tonsils may be deep red in colour and partially covered with a thick yellowish exudate/coating. In scarlet fever a rash develops on the first day of fever. It is red, generalised, pinhead in size and gives the skin a sandpaper like texture. The area around the mouth is often spared. The tongue has a strawberry appearance. The fever lasts 24-48 hours. Scarlet fever is now usually a mild illness but is occasionally complicated by ear infections and/or rheumatic fever which affects the heart and kidney problems. Differentiation of streptococcal tonsillitis from viral sore throat can only be made with certainty by laboratory examination of a throat swab. Spread Spread is through inhaling or…
9 Mar 2016
Well done to the Year 7 rugby team who lost 21 – 28 to Alvechurch. Alvechurch were very organised and we couldn’t maintain possession in the first half, however, Tom Sanders scored our 3 tries to keep us in the game! Must work harder in the district Semi final next week!
8 Mar 2016
A huge congratulations to the Year 8 girls basketball team who travelled the long trip to the Nottingham Wildcats arena to represent St Bede’s in the last 16 in the Nationals. They put in a really huge effort and, even though they lost the game, they did themselves proud! Well done to Katie Mellors, Hannah Bryan, Aleksandra Sim, Sara Golebiowska, Ella Smart, Katie Notley, Fay Commander, Sophie Pyatt Pierce and Raeesa Imtiaz
4 Mar 2016
All of the MAC schools celebrated the fantastic work that takes place in the arts last night at The Palace Theatre. There were outstanding performances from all of our MAC schools. There was wonderful singing from the St Bede’s Singers, fantastic dancing from the Bollywood group and excellent instrument playing from the orchestra and the collaboration of the strings group from St Bede’s and Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
3 Mar 2016
St Bede’s Year 7 football team played in the County Football final after beating Christopher Whitehead, Nunnery Wood and Westacre in previous rounds. They faced local rivals Walkwood in the final. Walkwood started the stronger of the two teams and certainly had more possession out of the two teams in the first ten minutes but, as the first half unfolded, St Bede’s started to move the ball much faster and caused panic in the Walkwood defence. Eventually James Wynne sent Cian Hodson away on the left and, from the narrowest of angles, managed to squeeze the ball home. St Bede’s were now in total control and when Regan Salisbury was first to a ball in the box the referee had no alternative but to award the penalty. Charlie Williams coolly dispatched the penalty to double the lead. St Bedes continued to threaten, with Wynne and Skelton causing problems on both wings, the pressure was kept up on the Walkwood defence. The goal of the game was undoubtedly the third, as Jake Staunton received the ball on the left and flicked it over the head of the first defender, before beating another player and then finishing with a curling shot in to the corner. Walkwood had a late free kick which was well saved by keeper Tom Coleman. The second half started in much the same vein and St Bede’s had a couple of chances to put the result beyond doubt. Walkwood did not give up and did threaten from set pieces and Charlie Williams made two superb headed clearances of the line. Captain, Matthew Barratt, Tom Sanders and Cian Amphlett dealt calmly with all of the Walkwood attacks as George Skelton, Cian Hodson and Regan Salisbury were all thwarted by the Walkwood keeper. Brandon Catton, Patrick Rolinson and Archie…
This match against Thomas Telford has been cancelled.
26 Feb 2016
The Year 7 rugby team also got off to a flying start in the District with a win against Parkside. Although Parkside were in control at times, the boys managed to defend really well and make some crucial try-scoring tackles. Well done to all the boys, Fevin Thomas, Justin Jai, Gabriel Kubon, Tyree Warburton, Tom Sanders, Jake Staunton, Cian Hodson, Archie Brady, Regan Salisbury, Corey Dorgan, Sam Knebel, Mikey Richards, Daniel Smith, Brandon Catton and Harry Bradley.
25 Feb 2016
St Bede’s Year 6 and 7 girls competed in round one of the English Schools’ Football Association Under 12 9-a-side Cup. The girls travelled to Worcester to play against Nunnery Wood High School and put in a great performance against a strong team full of Year 7 girls. Bethany Platt made some fantastic saves in the opening minutes of the game but the team were 2-0 down at half time. During the second half the girls were unlucky not to get a goal as they came close with shots from Niamh Roberts and Lillia Williams. They pushed for a goal in the last ten minutes of the game but, unfortunately, went on to lose 5-0. The team consisted of Ailish Wigginton, Amy Thompson, Chloe Butler, Casey Penlington, all from Year 7, and Bethany Platt, Paulina Jurkowska, Lillia Williams, Niamh Roberts, Chloe Cresswell, Olivia Dormer and Grace Baker from Year 6.
24 Feb 2016
Owen Alekna, Gregory Mackie, Lola Davis, Ella Smart, Lola Dabell, Samraj Sahota, and Carol Saji with Business Manager, Diane McGovern, Manton Project Manager, Ryan Cockering and Principal Lloyd Roberts. Safety conscious pupils at St Bede’s Catholic Middle School were given the unique opportunity to see a crane delivering steel at the school’s soon to be constructed £1.3 million sports facility. Pupils were asked to design Health and Safety posters, with eight winners being selection to go and watch the crane make the drop. The project, which will see the erection of a sports hall with three courts, is due to be completed in September this year. Funding for the hall came from the sale of the site which had housed Dingleside Middle School, in Woodrow, until its demolition in 2008. The scheme will see the improvement of drainage and quality of the playing field’s surfaces and will allow space for a space for five-a-side football, hockey, volley ball, badminton and table tennis. Construction, which is being carried out E Manton Ltd, began in December.
23 Feb 2016
Congratulations to the Year 5 & 6 Swim Team who won the District Swimming Gala and go through to the next round! Well done to Lucy Hatfield, Kiera Leigh-Phillips, Victoria Burke, Ella Mayo-Higgins, Stan Amos, Erin Woods, Eadie Mae-Houghton, Owen Alekna, Ben Skelton, Micheal Hardwick, Cameron Campbell, Elliot Ray, Carmena Riley, Vaneesa Wong and Hayden Baker.
23 Feb 2016
All unnamed lost property will be displayed in the foyer outside the school hall until after the final Parent’s Evening on 2 March. If your child has lost any uniform or water bottles/lunch boxes, please check here as everything will be disposed of after 2 March. There are also watches and spectacles/cases waiting to be claimed. Thank you.
St Bede’s Newsletter 12 February 2016
27 Jan 2016
Following the HUGE success of the BookBench competition we launched last year, we are delighted to bring this back for 2016! We are again looking for local students to submit designs of their favourite books, that ultimately could be used to decorate 3D life-size benches, in the shape of open books. The Book Benches will be displayed as an exhibition within the shopping centre. This competition is open to all pupils from schools, colleges and universities within Worcestershire, ages 7 and up. There are 3 age categories: 7-11 years 11-16 years 17+ years There is no limit to the number of designs that can be submitted per education provider. Design submissions can be made from an individual student, a group, class or whole school. Designs must be original and not copied directly from artwork or illustrations where copyright is applicable. To download a Creativity Pack and to find out more about this project, please visit http://crowngate-worcester.co.uk/bookbench2016/ Many Thanks Sara SARA Matthews MARKETING MANAGER 01905 610065 | 07834 513894 | firstname.lastname@example.org CROWNGATE SHOPPING CENTRE, CENTRAL MANAGEMENT SUITE, FRIARY WALK, WORCESTER. WR1 3LE ________________________________________