This is the first post for our new blog 6th Form Alumni. We will be updating this blog with further posts soon.
Our year 11 students celebrated the official end of their examinations season with a highly successful Prom event held at the Shotton Conference Centre recently. Spirits were high and students voted for their Prom King ( Dominic O’Neil )and Queen(Jessica Tighe )
We wish all of our year 11 students best wishes for the future and look forward to seeing many familiar faces returning to enrol at Byron College in September.
Byron students out and about in the world of work
Jack Slater Harrison enjoyed his work experience at Monk Hesleden Parish council.
Jas Bassi attended Profound Services training centre in Seaham. He had the opportunity to drive the fork lift trucks, with training.
Dylan Welburn attended Boots the chemist in Horden. Staff were particularly impressed with his customer services skills as they had received two surveys from customers stating that he provided a 1st class service.
Elizabeth Oxenham worked for two weeks at Gentoo, learning all about Health and Safety.
She had a fantastic experience attending meetings and travelling as far as Scotland to visit sites.
The Pope John Paul II Award available to Sixth-Formers
This aims to provide volunteers with new skills and respect for the people in their local parishes. The award is important to encourage young people to appreciate religion as something to take an active part in and experience content through serving others. Volunteers will take part in work suited to them in their local parish and will achieve an award having completed the mission. This could stand out well on a University application. Useful volunteering could range from reading at Mass or flower-arranging behind the scenes. Recently a select number of students were able to witness the introduction to the award at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Newcastle. The visit was an introduction and warm welcome for the schools in the local area.
We have 13 students (12 from Yr12 and 1 from Yr13) taking part in the award, this is a remarkable number as there are only 80 students or so taking part across the Diocese.
On Tuesday 12th July 2016 we are encouraging all of our girls to take part in our “Race for Life” in support of the work of Cancer Research UK. All participants will receive a medal for their exploits. We are inviting students to make a donation on the day or parents may wish to contribute to our school effort by making a contribution to our justgiving page online . All donations, however small are appreciated!! Donate
Over 14,000 young footballers from more than 1,700 schools took part in this year’s Tournament, with 320 taking to the pitch at Goodison Park. St.Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive School in Peterlee were crowned Premier League Schools Tournament champions in the U13 girls’ competition with a fantastic win against Everton in the final. The girls were presented with a replica Premier League trophy by first team players Leighton Baines and Jonjoe Kenny. The girls had a fantastic day and were very excited to play on Everton’s home ground. To be able to play against teams from other Premier League clubs, on a Premier League pitch and to win a trophy which represents the fact that they are National Champions is something that they’ll never forget. Well done girls.
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