Balcarras
School

School Report

Each year the school takes part in the BBC Schools Report, where certain pupils take part in researching, writing and producing the news for a day.  Below is a collection of stories that were produced in 2017

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  • 05/07/17
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    Big Bang Trip

    This week is the United Kingdom’s annual ‘STEM Week’ – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.  As a result, lots of STEM-related activities are taking place up and down the country...
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    STEM Week Lunchtime Lectures

    As part of STEM Week, our school has been holding a lecture each lunchtime, run by the Science department.  Today’s lecture is ‘The Extinction of Species - the real cost of conserving the planet’, run by Mr Butler – one of our Biology teachers...
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    Education Systems Around The World and in the UK

    In 1880, education became compulsory in Britain. A lot has changed since then – technology is always continuing to evolve and along with it, the ability for humans from all over the globe to communicate and interact with each other. However, is the UK’s schooling system keeping up with m...
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    Wellbeing

    We have focussed on wellbeing at school, looking at a range of factors from healthy eating to the stress of revision. Our video below focuses on the pressure of school whilst this interview focusses on the importance of a healthy diet...
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    NHS Strikes

    At 8:00 GMT on the 9th of March 22,000 nurses, ambulance staff and various other healthcare workers in England and Northern Ireland took their third 24 hour strike...
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  • 04/07/17
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    Apple iPhone terrorist unlock

    Recently, the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) have approached Apple requesting them to unlock a known terrorists iPhone 5c...
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    Dunblane School Massacre – 20 Years On

    On Wednesday 13th March, 1996 a gunman named Thomas Hamilton opened fire and killed seventeen people including sixteen 5 year old pupils and a 45 year old teacher in a gym class at Dunblane Primary School in Scotland. This massacre has gone down in history as one of the deadliest mass murders in the...
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    International Women’s Day

    On Tuesday 8th March, women worldwide celebrated International Women’s Day...
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    The Importance of Performing Arts

    We have been researching the importance of performing arts in education. We interviewed actress Alice Barlow; she has had a starring role in Hollyoaks as Rae Wilson, filmed a guest appearance in the medical TV series Casualty and has won a national talent search award ‘Festival4stars...
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    EU Referendum

    A vote will take place on the 23rd of June for the British public to decide whether they should remain or withdraw from the European Union...
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