Synonyms: Imposed, Forced upon
How it can be used in a sentence: The unwelcome guest was foisted upon us.
Synonyms: Keen, avid, enthusiastic
How it can be used in a sentence: He is a fervent football supporter.
Beamont Collegiate Academy students took part in one of their first competitive debates on Wednesday 4th February and won! The students represented themselves and the school exceptionally well. House of Commons and New York here we come…..
A group of Year 10 GCSE Art and design students went to the Conway Centre on the Menai Straights, Anglesey for the weekend working with Artists and students from other schools in the Northwest.
The students accompanied by Mrs Aspey and Mr Nield , worked throughout the weekend on various Art projects for their GCSE coursework.
Students in previous years attending the weekend have created some spectacular pieces of Art work:
“The weekend at the Conway Centre was really good, we all had so much fun and produced lots of excellent quality work. We made friends with people from different schools and had the chance to chat with them. We spoke to people we didn’t think we would speak to and produced work that we didn’t know we were able to do. The work we produced will go towards our GCSE and will help us to exceed our GCSE target grades.”
Synonyms: Argumentative, Unreasonable
How it can be used in a sentence: You’re being incredibly cantankerous.
Synonyms: Pleasant, Sociable, Easy-going
How it can be used in a sentence: The teacher was affable.
As part of their spiritual ,moral, social and cultural curriculum year 9 & 10 students at BCA have been introduced to the dangers of alcohol & drug use and the possible links to the dangers of exploitation. Theatre company ‘2engage’ performed a very relevant, interactive & hard hitting performance of ‘Risking it all’ which deals with one of society’s growing problems. The performance was delivered in a straight talking way and offered students the opportunity to discuss, reflect and evaluate the outcomes of the behaviours demonstrated by all of the characters in the performance. All students were extremely engaged throughout the performance and you could hear a ‘pin drop’ at pertinent points as some of the more shocking scenes unravelled.
‘I thought it was really powerful and a bit of a tear jerker’
‘It was good to learn about it in a different way, the performance kept us interested’
‘It was realistic and the acting reflected real life situations that could happen to us’
‘It showed us that we could speak to someone if it ever happens to us’
‘It taught me the facts and how bad it could be’
‘It taught me not to trust people online’
‘It was really good and made me understand that things like that really happen and that we need to be aware of it’
Synonyms: Various, Assorted
How it can be used in a sentence: He had a drawer full of miscellaneous items.
Monday morning’s tutor time saw students across Beamont Collegiate Academy debating one of our provocative SMSC topics. Students were courageous in their approach to debate and were not afraid to air their opinions. Pupils from year 7 through to 11 were given a platform on which they would be able to voice their reasons for arguing for or against the chosen motion.
Our students were taught the language of debate and they found out the importance of rebuttal. They learnt the importance of preparation and oracy skills whilst sharing their views, thoughts and opinions.
The Big Debate Day was a huge success…we can’t wait for the next one!