Wanted – Geography Students to help on Open Evening!

Places are limited, you will be rewarded, and you can enjoy showing new students and parents more about the subject you love!

Demonstrate: “Where’s the Path?” GIS App, “How to use your smartphone like a Geographer”, or rate your neighbourhood using census data.

Create: Make pop up Sea Defences and Spaghetti Earthquake proof buildings!

Lead and Predict: use latest Gapminder stats to play the Geography World Cup Casino!

To register https://docs.google.com/a/bosworthacademy.org.uk/forms/d/1VbN0JfPv4ld3Ie8-3LTpT6r9o1Ji5h1UrBgVxjLsaqA/viewform  

Book of the Week

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Generally speaking, books don’t cause much harm.  Except when you read them, that is. Then they cause all sorts of problems.  Books can for example give you ideas.  I don’t know if you’ve ever had an idea before, but, if you have, you know how much trouble an idea can get you into.

Books can also provoke emotions.  And emotions sometimes are even more troublesome than ideas.  Emotions have led people to do all sorts of things they later regret – like, oh, throwing a book at someone else.

But the main reason this book is so dangerous is that it concerns a secret. A big secret.

When intrepid investigators Cass and Max-Ernest set out to discover the history of the mysterious Symphony of Smells, they become embroiled in a dastardly experiment involving kidnapped children and the secret of eternal youth. Together they must come up with a plan to rescue their classmate from a hideous fate and escape the eerie pyramid of the Midnight Sun.

Warning!  Do not read this book!

Question of the Week

Week beginning Monday September 22nd

How can you make the most of the opportunities available to you? (Morocco trip)

Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.  Jim Carrey

 Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognise them.  Ann Landers

FILM CLUB – Open to Year 10, 12, 13 TUESDAY 23/09/14 in H1

FILM CLUB – Open to Year 10, 12, 13 TUESDAY 23/09/14 in H1

“Troy” the movie

An adaptation of Homer’s great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.

Popcorn is optional  but you must BYO.

This will run over several Tuesday lunchtimes followed by discussion and debate.

All welcome.

Human and Social Studies Team

Business Education TV and Radio – W/B 20th September

In the table below are a few suggested ports of call particularly to students Of Business and Economics (but don’t let this exclude you if you’re interested) to help improve your general knowledge of the subjects. The autumn schedules will build up so there will many more programmes to consider in the next few weeks.

I would be interested in your comments at andrewc81@bosworthacademy.org.uk. I have had a number of positive comments and conversations with students who have watched some of the listed programmes.

An addendum – I also tweet about Business and Economics – Check out “MountsorrelAndy” at Twitter.

Listing for the week beginning Saturday 20th September:

Programme

Day

Time

Programme Number

Channel

Comment

Alexi Polizzi – The Fixer

Sat

5.05 -6.05 pm

4/6

BBC2

Business expert helps businesses solve problems.

Traders

Mon

9-10.00 pm

2/2

BBC2

Programme examining how the Stock Exchange works.

The Motorway

Tues

9-10.00 pm

3/4

BBC2

Programme examining the Motorway network around   Birmingham and its significance to the UK economy.

Wake Up To Money

Mon to Fri

5.15-6.00 am

Daily

Radio 5

Excellent daily digest of business and economics news.  

Podcast available.

Money Box

Sat

12.04-12.30 pm

Weekly

Radio 4

Topical consumer and business news.

Podcast available.

This is only a selection of the excellent BBC broadcasts. For a full listing check out the following web page – http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/genre/factual/money

Year 10 Geography – Fieldtrip to Caterpillar

A good case study for Unit 3

 

 

Arrangements for Wednesday’s Year 10 Geography visit to Caterpillar: (17th September):

  1. Go to period 1 and register, leave the lesson at 9.00 a.m promptly
  2. Go to the bus park where we will meet – register with Mr Blackmore and Mr Claricoates
  3. Minibus to Caterpillar factory, tour and workshop on Sustainability
  4. Return to school by 12.30pm – go straight to your normal period 4 lesson

You must have already returned a form for this trip – you cannot just turn up on the day!

 

 

Puzzle of the Week

A sales lady sold two sofas for £1200 each. She made a 25% profit on the first sofa and a 20% loss on the other. She assumed that she still made a profit on the combined sale. Was this assumption right?

Well done to those of you who solved last weeks puzzle, they were in fact, part of a set of triplets!

Upcyclers and Gardeners wanted!

chair If you are arty, crafty, green fingered or want to grow your own fruit, vegetables and plants come to D7 every Monday lunch time from 13:25 – 14:05 pm or after school. Here you can choose to upcycle by transforming old tyres and filing cabinets into planters and palates into furniture or learn how to grow food and design the school garden.

If you’re coming after school, bring a change of clothes (something you don’t mind getting dirty or splashed with paint), a pair or gloves and old trainers/ wellies.

For lunchtime club information see Miss Melia and after school club see Ms Alexander.

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Business Education TV and Radio – W/B 13th September

In the table below are a few suggested ports of call particularly to students Of Business and Economics (but don’t let this exclude you if you’re interested) to help improve your general knowledge of the subjects. The autumn schedules will build up so there will many more programmes to consider in the next few weeks.

I would be interested in your comments at andrewc81@bosworthacademy.org.uk.

An addendum – I also tweet about Business and Economics – Check out “MountsorrelAndy” at Twitter.

Listing for the week beginning Saturday 13th September:

Programme

Day

Time

Programme Number

Channel

Comment

Alexi Polizzi – The Fixer

Sat

5.05 -6.05 pm

3/6

BBC2

Business expert helps businesses solve problems.

Traders

Mon

9-10.00 pm

‘1/2

BBC2

Programme examining how the Stock Exchange works.

The  Motorway

Tues

9-10.00 pm

2/4

BBC2

Programme examining the Motorway network around   Birmingham and its significance to the UK economy.

Wake Up To Money

Mon to Fri

5.15-6.00 am

Daily

Radio 5

Excellent daily digest of business and economics news.  

Podcast available.

Money Box

Sat

12.04-12.30 pm

Weekly

Radio 4

Topical consumer and business news.

Podcast available.

This is only a selection of the excellent BBC broadcasts. For a full listing check out the following web page – http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/genre/factual/money