Just before half term, we were pleased to welcome two ladies from the Cheshire Fire Service into our school. They talked to pupils about fire safety around fireworks and in general, discussing hazards, the law and consequences, as well as ways to stay safe. They also answered questions raised by pupils and staff.
Pupils were shocked about the statistics involved in terms of the number of young people involved in accidents around Bonfire Night.
They also talked through what to do if they were in danger – Stop, Drop and Roll.
Pupils enjoyed and engaged in what turned out to be almost an hour's session of conversation and shared information.
Thank you to Cheshire Fire Service.
This week has seen some unusual visitors to our Congleton School!
As part of their science studies, pupils have had an opportunity to get up close and personal to reptiles such as snakes, tortoises, a giant centipede and even a bearded dragon. As well as learning about the animal habitats in their countries of origin, pupils have found out about their habits and food preferences. They have also been able to handle the reptiles in a controlled environment. This is all thanks to one of our teaching staff who has an interest in animals and has rescued many of these reptiles.
Two of our pupils have been working on an investigation using Minions to find out if the Minion in the middle of a huddle stays the warmest. This task gave them the opportunity to look at safety and fair testing.
The investigation involved 14 individual Minion cups each of which contained the same amount of hot water, The students used digital thermometers to check the water temperature and decided upon the time intervals to record the results.They subsequently discussed the results and conclusion, and were able to ensure it was a fair test. They then wrote up a full science investigation. Great work guys!
In later lessons, this will be linked
to how penguins help to keep each other warm in a big huddle during freezing temperatures.
Our Key Stage 4 group has just completed a AQA required practical (towards their GCSE Science) which involved learning how to use microscopes and draw scientific pictures of their findings. Well done all!
We were pleased to hear the news today that one of our former pupils has passed his City & Guilds Level 1 in Construction with a distinction.
Excellent news! All the hard work has paid off. Well done, J!
Following the release of the 2019 exam results all of our staff are really proud of the hard work and resilience shown by the year 11 at our Bedford School. There has been a big step forward this year with 50% more pupils sitting and passing their exams when compared with last year. This is an excellent result and shows how well the staff and pupils have worked together to ensure that they can still achieve. We wish all our leavers the very best for their continuing studies and their journey into adulthood.