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Year 10 Trip to Oxford University

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As part of the school’s provision for More Able and Talented students, a group of Year 10 pupils visited Balliol College at Oxford University. The pupils had a tour of the colleges at Oxford University, before returning to Balliol for academic sessions. They participated in a number of workshops and found out more about the […]

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BVS Students Attend Hay Scribblers Festival

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Students from Years 9 and 10 attended the Hay Scribblers Tour in Swansea University last week.  The group of students participated in a number of creative writing workshops and met authors Nicky Singer, Alex Wheatle and Jenny Valentine, who discussed a number of topics including climate change, migration and the importance of books for education. The students also planned […]

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History Department Trip to WWI Battlefields

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In July, the History department took a group of 43 students from Years 10 and 11 to Belgium and France. The group visited battlefields, memorials and museums dedicated to the First World War and the soldiers who died during the conflict, including Tynecot Memorial, the Passchendaele Museum, Mametz Wood and Vimy Ridge. Staff and students […]

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BVS Pupils Take Part in Hay Scribblers Festival

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A group of pupils from Years 9 and 10 participated in the Hay Scribblers Tour last week. The Scribblers Tour is run by the Hay Festival of Literature and gave pupils the opportunity to meet authors and take part in creative writing workshops. BVS pupils met authors Gemma Cairney and Steven Camden. The pupils also […]

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