Online Safety

It has come to our attention that the momo challenge has been reportedly appearing in many different forms across social media, apps and online games.  This type of unpleasant and unnecessary hacking of children’s usual protected sites can create panic and distress amongst children in schools.

Please refer to the attached guide from the National Online Safety website.  Any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.

Online Safety Guide for Parents

Beamont Collegiate win GOLD at the Warrington Wise Up Awards 2019

Head Girl, and Anti-bullying Ambassador / Student Parliament member collected the Wise Up Gold Award 2019 on behalf BCA Staff and Students. Wise Up is an annual awards scheme that looks to recognise and celebrate the excellent work that Warrington schools are doing to tackle the issues of bullying and hate crime. To be part of the Wise Up Awards, school councils are invited to submit a completed questionnaire that invites them to share the work they are doing. Schools are then invited to attend the Wise Up Awards Ceremony where they are presented with Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze Awards. Platinum and Gold awards are presented to schools which demonstrated outstanding practice.

Wise Up

The Educate Awards

BCA and United Utilities ground-breaking project scoops major STEM award!

Beamont WinA pioneering partnership to make Warrington a hotbed for new engineering talent has picked up a top NW education award.

Beamont Collegiate Academy’s 16-week link-up with water company United Utilities gave 64 young teens a yearning for learning and earned a prestigious Educate Award in a ceremony at Liverpool Cathedral on November 16.

The Masterclass initiative was named as Educate’s top school science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) project after interest in engineering among participants soared.

The project – which pitted teams against each other to solve a real-life engineering conundrum – is now being repeated with an emphasis on attracting girls into science. Around two thirds of the youngsters recruited for this year’s masterclass are female.

United Utilities social impact manager Lynn Johnson said eight teams of Year 9 and 10 pupils from Beamont, Bridgewater, Sir Thomas Boteler and Penketh high schools worked weekly with the company’s graduate engineers.

Their challenge was to devise a scheme to find and pipe water from the Cumbrian fells to a fictitious new community centre in Coniston.

“It was a great project for us as well as the students. The two winning teams spent a day with us at our sewage works in Davyhulme, Manchester, which is home to some of our most advanced engineering,” she said. “When the project finished nearly two thirds of the participants said they had much more interest in pursuing engineering as a career and it helped some of our engineering graduates in their professional development as well.”

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Masterclass was the brainchild of TCAT Leaders Keiron Powell and Chris Hillidge, who approached United Utilities and Engineering lead, Jimmy Ingman, was invited to spend a week at the company’s HQ at Lingley Mere touring engineering disciplines and talking to experts.

It was put together on behalf of The Challenge Academy Trust (TCAT) which incorporates the four participating schools and Beamont Collegiate Academy – the UK’s only STEM Assured Status high school.

Principal of BCA, Mr Andrew Moorcroft said ‘Working with a leading water supplier like United Utilities was a huge bonus. The project we generated is the first of its kind from within any multi academy trust nationwide, that set out to develop industry-led, education-inspired project-learning from across the various STEM disciplines. The award is the icing on the cake,” he said.

United Utilities’ Engineering Delivery Director Richard Ratcliff said: “It’s vital to stay connected with young people, keeping them informed about the range of science and engineering opportunities available to them. Over 45% of students said they were more interested in a STEM related career as a result of being involved. That for me is a real result.”IMG_20181119_172448

“Beamont Collegiate Academy are dedicated to STEM with inspirational projects, trips & opportunities, amazing children & clubs and awesome staff that go above & beyond. Congratulations!” – All About STEM.

“A great achievement for all involved and a brilliant collaborative effort with United Utilities.” – Beamont Collegiate Academy

Warrington Guardian Article

All about STEM Article

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