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  • ‘Take one designer’, Alexander McQueen Fashion Museum workshop

    Students in Year 10 created amazing surface embellishment work inspired by nature on a recent trip to Fashion Museum in Bath. Students were invited to explore and sketch surface embellishment and structures beneath and within clothing in a workshop called ‘Take One Designer – Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen’. The workshop was followed by a tour of the museum, exploring ‘A History of Fashion in 100 Objects’ - a major display celebrating fashion from the 1600s to the present day, referencing moments in history, as well as more personal stories. Holly, Hawking House, said: “The trip exceeded my expectations, I thought it was going to be boring museum trip!
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  • Finn invited to join GB Elite Training Squad

    Year 13 student Finn Lusty, 18, has been invited to train with the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) training squad after being put forward for the trial by his team at Gloucester Rugby Club . Finn, who has played for the Gloucester Wheelchair Rugby Club for four years, said, "It was brilliant to be able to focus on rugby for three days with the elite training squad. The camp was on top of a hill in the middle of nowhere, with no signal or WiFi so we were really able to focus on the game. The trial involved 6 hours of training and I now hope to taper into the team as I gain more experience." "In the future, I'd love to compete with the GBWR team and to win Olympic medals, but I'd also like to bring more eyes to the sport and make it mainstream.
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  • Sixth Form students take artistic inspiration from London Galleries

    Sixth Form students travelled to London last week, to draw inspiration from the London galleries and to enjoy the festive sights of the Capital. 58 students studying Fine Art, Photography, Graphics and 3D Art A levels went on the art trip in order to develop their artistic ideas in response to the work of others, and to experience the opportunity to engage first hand with a wide range of artworks and photography at the Tate Modern and the Tate Britain. Ahead of the trip, students were encouraged to research and plan projects relating to the artworks and architecture they would see in order to develop their portfolio of coursework. Mr Taylor, Head of Art and Design, said; “It was amazing to be able to take our Sixth Form students back to London.
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  • Chapel Arts Lunchtime Recital

    In partnership with Chapel Arts and the Cheltenham Music Festival Society, music students at Cheltenham Bournside School presented a free lunchtime recital at Chapel Arts in the town centre on the 26 th November. Our Senior Singers opened the concert to a full house with Can’t Help Falling in Love , followed by Daisy singing My House and an elegant Saxophone solo from Sam who played Céline Mandarine . There were other excellent vocal solos from Archie singing Stars , Tobi singing Over the Mountain , Thomas singing Close Every Door and Mia singing There’s a Fine, Fine, Line . Instrument performances included Joe playing Blue Espresso on the guitar, Molly playing Dream and Luke playing Nuvole Bianche on the piano, Josh with Bugler’s Holiday on the Trumpet and Isobelle’s beautiful performance of Allegro Brilliant on the violin.
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  • Supporting our local community this Christmas

    Every Christmas, students and staff at Cheltenham Bournside School pull together to support a range of local causes and charities. This year is no different, with a busy schedule of activities and events designed to support our local community. Advent Calendar Collection for The Pied Piper Trust Mr Stratford delivered more than 100 advent calendars collected by students and staff to the brilliant team at the Gloucester Royal Hospital Children's Centre ahead of the first day of Advent. The treats will be handed out to families in the hospital to spread a little festive cheer.
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  • ‘ChangeMakers’ Project Launch

    Students from Cheltenham Bournside School joined young people from across Gloucestershire to have their voices heard on climate change with local government officials, the council and industry specialists. On Wednesday 10th November, Cheltenham Education Partnership (CEP) launched their ChangeMakers Project, a collaboration of young people from across 10 Cheltenham state and independent secondary schools taking action against climate change. Launched in parallel with COP26 , the project aims to empower Cheltenham’s young people with a voice and support them to take positive action towards more environmentally sustainable schools and communities. Students heard from and asked questions of industry specialists including Planet Cheltenham, Severn Wye, Logical Utilities, FoodLoose and Plastic Free North Devon.
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  • Anti-Bullying Ambassadors line up at Cheltenham Bournside School to stamp out bullying together

    An incredible group of 106 students have been appointed Anti-Bullying Ambassadors at Cheltenham Bournside School this term in time for Anti-Bullying Week 2021 which kicks off today. Anti-Bullying Week takes place this year from 15-19 November and the theme is ‘One Kind Word’. Students across all year groups have been awarded the important title following an application process. Students were asked to submit their interest in supporting the school’s zero tolerance approach to bullying if they supported the following statements: I want to make a change and believe in stamping out bullying together I am willing to talk to and help other students I am willing to be a visible presence around school and play an active role during Anti-Bullying Week I want to take part in training led by the Senior Leadership Team A series of staff and student led activities will be taking place throughout the week during social times and tutor time.
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  • Our first music performance of the year! Year 7 music evening

    We were delighted to be host our first music performance of the year last week with the Year 7 Music Evening. More than 50​ Year 7 students performed to an emotional full house, showcasing what they have been learning throughout their first term at Cheltenham Bournside School. All Year 7 students were invited to take part and all instruments were welcome. The talented performances included a vocal duet by Evie and Summer, a Violin solo from Ilias as well as choral performances of Mamma Mia and This Is Me.
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  • Sixth Form sport relaunched with new kit sponsor and renewed ambition

    Sports teams at Cheltenham Bournside Sixth Form have unveiled new sports kit and a new community sponsor this season to mark the welcome return of competitive sport and to highlight renewed focus on sport at the school and sixth form. Thomas Legal, a law firm specialising in property law, is the new sponsor and managing director, Simon David joined headteacher, Steve Jefferies to officially mark the partnership and to unveil the new football, netball and rugby jerseys supplied by Halbro Sportswear Ltd. Ollie Winterbottom, Head of Physical Education at Cheltenham Bournside School said; "We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Thomas Legal and to secure them as our new Sixth Form kit sponsor. It is brilliant to be working with a local business who shares the school’s passion for both sport and supporting the community.” This marks an exciting period of opportunity for sport at Cheltenham Bournside School.
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  • Students prepare to take to the stage with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

    Parents of the 70+ students involved in the return of much anticipated Cheltenham Bournside School Production, will know that they have been busy auditioning, and now preparing to amaze audiences in March, with their performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat is one of the world's most beloved family musicals. The multi award winning show's original music was written by Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice and has been performed hundreds of thousands of times, including multiple runs in the West End and on Broadway, and now by our fantastic students. Rehearsals have been taking place after school twice a week.
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