A new project, called Operation Encompass, aims to support children affected in any way by domestic abuse. The project is a joint initiative involving Durham County Council, Durham Police and schools across the county. To view the full letter to parents please click here
St Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive School & Byron College present an evening of Christmas Music and Carols with the musicians of
St Bede’s Music Department and Feeder Primary Schools.
CHRISTMAS HOPE Wednesday 14th December 2016 at 7pm
St Bede’s School Hall
Tickets will be on sale from 31st October 2016 and MUST be purchased in advance.
Adults £3 and £1 for Under 18s
Doors open at 6.15pm and refreshments and raffle tickets will be on sale in aid of CAFOD and The Salvation Army Winter Appeal 2016
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Students at Byron 6th Form College have decided this term to raise money for the Bradley Lowery campaign; a local young boy who is fighting Cancer and needs lifesaving treatment that can only be accessed in the United States.
Watch this space to find out how much we have raised and what our next fundraising event is……
Come along and find out how we at Byron 6th form can start your journey after GCSE’s……….
Byron 6th form College open Evening, Wednesday 19th October 2016, from 6pm
Meet the staff and discuss your options from a wide range of both academic A Levels and Vocational BTEC courses. Universities will also be on hand to answer any questions regarding entry requirements for the courses that you may be looking at in the future.
A personal invitation to everyone – looking forward to seeing you there.
An ‘interesting’ experience for four Byron students was had when they went to Durham Debating chamber for a general knowledge “University Challenge”.
The students were early so spent some time on the plaza outside the cathedral, it was a beautiful sunny day. One student decided to go exploring in the
cathedral and got lost! ‘I probably saw things the general public don’t usually see’ quoted the student. Two went into the cathedral looking for her and ended
up asking a random American (they thought worked at the cathedral) if he had seen ‘a girl with a t-shirt on’, well that was vague. But they found her eventually!
When it was finally time for the challenge, the student’s signs were mixed up; so the captain wasn’t actually the captain, the shy one was and one person got a wrong second name! Turns out that Byron were first up for the challenge, when told to introduce themselves and state the A-levels they were doing, the first student was confused and only mentioned one of her A-levels (there was everybody else with four or five A-levels – oops)!
St Thomas More won and Byron gained a creditable score. One student quoted ‘We knew answers to questions that weren’t ours’ (envy). You can also ask this student about the buzzers too, as she won’t stop talking about how ‘unfair’ they were.
All in all, Byron ended up having the most laughs with the best (and biggest) mascot (Bryon the Byron bear), getting lost, getting mixed up signs and A-levels and at the very end of the day, they (very strangely) saw a police car bump into a bollard. It all happens at Byron!!!!!!!!!!!
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.