WORLD CHALLENGE to MOROCCO SUMMER 2016

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We are very excited to be launching our next World Challenge, scheduled for Summer 2016.

We are hoping to return to Morocco, North Africa for an 8 day trek into the High Atlas Mountains. Our exact destination is yet to be decided.  The cost for this adventure will be in the region of £1500, which will include your transport, safety & back up support, food & accommodation.

World Challenge encourages students to raise the money for the adventure themselves.

The whole experience will give you a wealth of new skills which you will find invaluable in school, college, university and in the world of work.

Will you be part of this exciting adventure?

If you are interested, let Mrs Gill Dean (Attendance Manager, MLT) or  Mr N Palmer (Assistant Principal) know.  More details to follow in the Autumn term . . .

HAVE A THINK ABOUT IT OVER THE HOLIDAY?
START YOUR FUNDRAISING NOW!

Have a look, be inspired. World Challenge Website:   www.world-challenge.co.uk

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Post 16 Application at Bosworth Academy and UCAS progress

Just a reminder that if you are applying to Bosworth Academy post 16, you MUST also fill in a paper form .This is not optional.You can hand it in to Mrs Cordin in the Post 16 office. Please make sure you do this and check your messages on your UCAS progress account. You will also be able to track the status of your application or applications.

It is important that you do this on a regular basis to pick up any potential issues, practical or otherwise, which may arise.
Thanks if you are already doing this.
Madame Delâge-Martin

Interested in a Career in STEM? (Science, Technologies, Engineering and Maths)?

Read on there is a great opportunity for you, it is free but you have to register:

Creat-A-Con

Venue: Queen’s Building, DMU, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

Date: Saturday 21st February 2015

Time: 9am – 6:30pm

Creat-A-Con is an exhibition of the various STEM-themed groups in Leicester, including Interact Labs, Leicester Hackspace, and a number of university societies.   They will each be showing off the projects they are undertaking, with the goal of inspiring primary/secondary school kids, and the general public.

Features will include 3D printing, Raspberry Pi, Robots, K’Nex and Lego building, Minecraft, and more.

The event is being supported by DMU Square Mile project, and will very likely become an annual exhibition, serving as the focal point of all projects in the area.    It is free to attend, and we are offering exclusive access to primary/secondary school kids and their parents/guardians from 10am-12midday, after which it will be open to the general public.

If you would like to attend, please visit the Eventbrite link below to register for tickets.

CREAT-A-CON

Business Education TV and Radio – W/B 31st January

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.

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. Thanks for your comments. Keep them coming !

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

Listing for the week beginning Saturday 31st January:

Programme Day Time Programme Number Channel Comment
Martin Lewis Money Show Fri 8.00 – 8.30 pm 9/9 ITV1 Money expect gives lots of hints and tips on saving consumers money. Incorporates lots of business law.
The Coffee Trail Sun 6.00-7.00 pm 1/1 BBC2 An in-depth look at coffee production in Vietnam for the UK market.
The Motorway Sun 7.00- 8.00 pm 1/1 BBC2 An in-depth look at the operational side the busiest part of the UK motorway network around Birmingham.
The Bottom Line Sat 5.30 – 6.00 pm Weekly Radio 4 Topical business debate.Podcast available.
In Business Thurs 8.30 – 9.00 pm Weekly Radio 4 Topical business debate.Podcast available.
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

Book of the week

over line

 For 90 minutes I forgot the shellfire, the rats, the Germans, the rain, the cold and the fear I felt when I was above the parapet, listening to the night.

They might be top footballers but can they cut it in the trenches as soldiers in World War I?   Based on the true story of the Footballers’ Batallion, this gripping short book tells Jack’s story. He is a professional footballer with a bright future, perhaps even to play for his country,  but it is 1914 and he wants to join up.  All too soon he is a corporal experiencing the unspeakable horror of the trenches, with no certainty of ever seeing England again.

In war, there are moments when all the noise and smells and tastes fade.  Everything goes still.  The machine guns stop firing.  There are moments when it is just you and what you have to do to survive.

Go to Tom Palmer’s brilliant website for more information on the research he did for this book and the views of footballers who have read the book.  You can also read the first chapter.

Tom Palmer Over the Line

 

Question of the Week

Why is it important to remember? Holocaust Memorial Day 27.1.2015

Quote of the Week

“Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.”  Primo Levi

It is vital that we remember both the horror of the events and what we can learn from them. There are many short films produced to mark the day – below are links to two short films focusing on the memories of survivors. Take time to watch them and reflect on what you can learn from them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK_PMhgAGDk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxSlCzOB1IY

Business Education TV and Radio – W/B 24th January

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.

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. Thanks for your comments. Keep them coming !

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

Listing for the week beginning Saturday 24th January:

Programme Day Time Programme Number Channel Comment
Martin Lewis Money Show Fri 8.00 – 8.30 pm 9/9 ITV1 Money expect gives lots of hints and tips on saving consumers money. Incorporates lots of business law.
The Bottom Line Sat 5.30 – 6.00 pm Weekly Radio 4 Topical business debate.Podcast available.
In Business Thurs 8.30 – 9.00 pm Weekly Radio 4 Topical business debate.Podcast available.
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 Careers

As part of the intervention programme you will have had or will have 2 interventions on careers education and options.

You need to start thinking about the options available to you at the end of Year 11. I did an assembly on this at the beginning of Year10 .If this is a distant memory, please check our careers zone website on the cloud, you can access it by clicking on the careers zone icon on the left handside menu.

Check the sections on: (Click on the links below)

Your options at the end of KS4

Apprenticeships

University Hub

We will also organise a careers fair in the summer term too so watch this space.

 

Madame Delâge-Martin (Year Head  KS4 in charge of Careers)

 

Year 11 UCAS progress Post 16 applications

You should now be checking the status of your application or applications regularly on your account. If your application is showing as draft or awaiting profile completion, you MUSTspeak to your tutor as this will mean your application has not been submitted.

A reminder that if you are applying here, you must also fill in a paper application form and hand it in to Mrs Cordin in the Post 16 office.

Post 16 Bosworth Academy paper form