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Big Debate Day

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. Big Debate 2

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.

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The Big Debate Day was a huge success…we can’t wait for the next one!

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Faraday Challenge Day

Two teams of talented year 8 STEM pupils, went head to head in the Faraday Challenge event at Daresbury Science Park a world class Science facility right on our doorstep. Our super scientists were pitted against some high profile schools from across the North West.

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Their job was to solve a problem: How can we protect cyclists from roadside hazards?

The two Beamont teams worked tirelessly in creating a beacon that could be placed along a roadside, to indicate approaching hazards to cyclists. The teams had to design a beacon, build the casing for it using a 3D printer and construct a circuit that was to be placed inside.

Initially the pupils were puzzled but once they had been assigned their roles, they were raring to go. After the planning and build was complete, the groups had a chance to put their feet up in the scientists lounge and relax. The end product was still a mystery but they couldn’t wait to see their beacons…

All students finally stepped up to deliver faultless presentations, of their final product, to the judges.

Both Beamont teams were commended on their efforts and achievements. They were a credit to the Academy and have a very bright future in Science technology engineering or maths.

We may have some fantastic new inventors in the school!

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Jan 31st – CODER DOJO

Christmas will be over and Santa will have left lots of new technology under your tree! Bring it to our dojo and we’ll help you play with it…….

The Christmas Dojo was the best ever with 7 different sessions running – unbelievable to think we only started 8 months ago!! In January we’ll have lots of good stuff going on….

Minecraft. Gaming and Modding.
Scratch (very addictive!).
App creator – bring your phone!
Lego Robotics and problem solving (kids couldn’t get enough of this!).
Ras Pi – our newly trained Picademy graduate will be running a session on the Pi.
Python programming.
Hour of code activities.

The only rule? Be Cool!

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Youth Democracy Award

Beamont Collegiate Academy receives  the Youth Democracy Award at Silver level

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84.4% of students having been involved in Warrington’s Youth Parliament elections.

Warrington Youth MP & BCA student Rose Warburton proudly shows off the award presented by the British Youth Council.