Senior Department Notices and Reminders
World Book Day 2023
Thursday 2 March is World Book Day! We are celebrating this national event by transforming the Drawing Room and the Junior Hall into two huge bookshops provided by the Travelling Book Company. Pupils will have the chance to browse the books and make purchases.
As part of this national celebration of reading, each pupil will receive a £1 book token, redeemable against any book purchased on 2 March.
As in previous years, we invite all pupils and staff to dress up as their favourite character from a book, and we ask that £1 is donated to the World Book Day charity via this link
Please click here before Monday 20 February to complete the Google form confirming whether your child can participate in the book sale, their maximum spend amount and that you are happy for the cost of the book/books to be added to your account.
Kids Judge BETT 2023
Mr Buddie is pleased to announce that Beechwood has been chosen as one of only EIGHT UK schools throughout all spheres of education to participate in Kids Judge BETT 2023 on Friday 31 March.
Taking place annually at London’s Excel Centre, the BETT Show is described as “three days of inspiring connections, content, and product discovery, bringing together brilliant educators from across the globe.”
Kids Judge BETT is an initiative that allows school pupils to spend a day assessing and passing their judgement on the products and services being promoted at the BETT Show. As you can see from that list, there is an overwhelming array of companies exhibiting at the BETT show, and the show takes over TWO huge trade halls of the Excel Centre.
Ultimately, there is an awards ceremony at the end of the day on the main stage in front of hundreds of delegates, and the companies learn whether they have won these much-coveted awards. This year the celebrity presenter will be author, poet and activist, Michael Rosen.
This is a truly exciting opportunity for Beechwood pupils to be involved in a very high profile activity. We been invited to take a team of TEN judges to participate and we would like to invite all pupils from Year 3 upwards to apply to be in our jury.
To be chosen as a member of the Beechwood jury, pupils must meet these criteria:
- Be in Year 3 or above;
- Be available on Friday 31st March, from 0930 until 1600;
- Have at least one parent or Trusted Adult who is willing to be their chaperone for the event;
- Be able to arrive at the Excel Centre for 0930 using own transportation method;
- Be willing to be wholly impartial when judging a product or service;
- Have some interest in the use of technology.
If your child meets these criteria, then the next step is for them to APPLY to be a member of our jury, by completing this online form, copies of which are in the Google Classroom of each Computing class. Deadline for entries is 1600 on Friday 24 February.
A shortlist of applicants will then be interviewed in the first week of March, and successful pupils will be informed of their inclusion in the Beechwood Park Jury on Monday 6th March.
Mr Buddie looks forward to seeing applications from as many pupils as possible who wish to be chosen to join the Beechwood Park Jury.