BBC School Report
BBHS Curriculum Performance Evening
Monday 13th March, 2017
On Monday 13th March, Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form held a performance evening, where young talented musicians played to impress, and they exceeded expectations.
The night started off with an opening from Dylan, 14, and a string of other talented musicians followed for the first half. There was a short break and then the second half began.
This began with Lewis, 16, playing the trumpet and being followed by a variety of other performances. The night was concluded by an outstanding performance from Ryan, 16, playing ‘Whatever Happened to Jazz?’ on the drums.
Following the night of the performance, we spoke with some of the musicians and got multiple quotes.
For instance, we interviewed Joe, 14, who said, “I think I did a satisfactory performance, I think I could have done better”.
Michael, 15, explained that, “Everyone did very well and I performed fine”.
“Everyone’s performance was very good but I feel I could have played better”, said Joseph, 15.
Dylan, 14, stated “The evening went very well, in my opinion”.
Josh, 14, “I thought it went okay, I was a bit nervous as I was on second, the guitarist before me was very good”.
The evening was put together by Mrs K. Daune & Mrs L. Pheasey, who are the music staff at Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form.
Mrs Daune, “It was a superb opportunity for the students to showcase their individual musical talents, students were a credit to themselves and the school. They exuded professionalism and confidence which was noted in feedback from governors and the professional musicians in attendance, a thoroughly enjoyable evening”
Overall, to summarise, the musicians felt confident after the performance and the audience were certainly satisfied.
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Dylan Y, Owen U & Jack W
Students Welcome French Pen Pals into English School Life
On Monday 13th March – 17th March 23 French exchange students from Marseille are visiting our school (Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form) to experience how we learn, to learn and experience our cultures and to help improve their English speaking skills to learn later on in life.
The students vary from ages 13 – 15 (year 9 and year 10) and have taken part in normal school activities and have also taken part in trips to Emma Bridgewater and Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire with their pen pals from our school. We asked them what was their favourite part of being here they said ‘they really enjoyed going to Trentham gardens.’
At Trentham gardens the exchange students explored the grounds and gardens they also went shopping.
They also had afternoon tea after school with some of our students who have chosen French as a language and are going to France from 30th September – to 6th October. They are going to their school in Marseille to have a good experience of their cultures and to go sightseeing.
They have met their pen pals and have been getting to know them before they visit their school in October. They found there stay fantastic and have thoroughly enjoyed their stay here.
Throughout the week they have been taking part in lessons such as Art, PE, food technology, English and Dance.
One of the French students, Theo, said that he discovered many things about England and that it is different from France.
Shenton Is Latest Former Blythe Student to Shine
16th March 2017
Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form has long been a centre of sporting excellence and achievement.
19 year old Oliver Shenton is making waves in the Vanarama National League with Welsh side Wrexham A.F.C., scoring against Braintree Town on the 4th of March, his first senior goal.
He made his first team debut for local Premier League side Stoke City on the 27th of August 2014, against Portsmouth in the League Cup second round. Shenton said “You can do what you want provided you put in the effort.”
He is the latest in a long line of former Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form students who have gone on to play professional sports, another notable example being Nottingham Forest striker Ben Brereton, who has recently been linked with a £10 million move to Liverpool in the summer.
He too was on the books of Stoke City’s academy as a youngster, but the 17 year old is now making an impact in England’s second tier.
Away from football, two-time English lightweight champion Scott Lawton also attended Blythe Bridge High School. In his fruitful career, he has garnered 27 wins, 1 draw and just 8 losses.
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Cameron Hughes & Kirsten Washington