STEM Pathways – amazing Boston trip

STEM Pathways – amazing Boston trip to see the world’s best STEM projects.

In 2016 pupils who are on a STEM pathway at BCA will have the opportunity to visit Boston, USA to see some of the worlds most cutting edge STEM research and projects.

On a week-long trip our future medics, vets, engineers, computer programmers and all the STEM pathway pupils will visit MIT (the world’s most prestigious Science and Technology University), Lowell Robotics laboratory, sleep overnight at Boston Science Museum, sequence DNA in a University master class and so many other amazing opportunities.

As well as visiting the city of Boston we may combine the trip with a visit to New York City to see the sights that ‘the city that never sleeps’ has to offer.

You will need to be part of the STEM Pathways at BCA to be part of this incredible opportunity




Coder Dojo – Saturday the 7th March saw our biggest Dojo yet at BCA! Coder Dojo is a worldwide volunteer organisation that allows children to code, hack, build computers and try new technology in all its forms. Their only rule? Be Cool.

The Warrington Coder Dojo has been asked to blog about its exciting activities on the international Coder Dojo site

This is because we’re doing things no other Dojo in the world is doing. 3D printing, Robotics, laser cutting and all kinds of coding especially in the world of Minecraft!


Lots of kids want to design computer games and we can teach them how to do it. Mums and Dads are welcome to learn alongside their ‘ninjas’ and it’s suitable for ages 7-17.


Click here to view the BCA Dojo Blog

Click here to view the  Warrington Guardian piece on the Dojo

Debate Mate 3

Debate Mate

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…..

Debate Mate 2

Debate Mate 1

Art Conway

Art & Design Conway Centre Residential

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:

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Art Conway Georgia-Spiers

“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.”