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  • Year 12 Receive UCAS Insight

    Published 07/07/22
    Our year 12 students welcomed Lewis Clarke, from the University of Lincoln's education liaison team, who provided our students with an insight in to the UCAS process and how to get started with writing a personal statement. The presentation fo
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  • Teaching Assistant Completes ELSA Training

    Published 07/07/22
    Well done to Teaching Assistant, Nicola Talbot, who has completed training to become Brooke Weston’s first certified ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) The role of the ELSA is to provide pro-active and planned intervention for indiv
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  • Scholastic Book Fair – Half Price Books!

    Published 05/07/22
    Brooke Weston Academy is holding a Scholastic Book Fair in the library from Wednesday 6th until Monday 11th July, with all books discounted with at least 50% off the RRP! Students will have the opportunity to browse and purchase books, with cash p
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  • Mason Trophy Athletics Success for Maggie

    Published 01/07/22
    Well done to Year 9 student Maggie Gancheva, who secured second place in the 800m event, representing Brooke Weston Academy, in the Mason Trophies Inter County Athletics competition. Maggie, who is a member of Kettering Town Harriers; one of the l
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  • Student Leadership Team Appointed

    Published 01/07/22

    Congratulations to our Year 12 students who have been appointed as Brooke Weston’s student leaders for the coming year; Matthew Russell, Academic Leader; Isabel Offor, Diversity and Inclusion Leader; Rufus Mathew, Charities and Community Leader and Klaudia Majewska, Wellbeing Leader.           

    Director of Sixth Form, Mrs Brennan, asked for written applications to be submitted for the specific roles, with candidates pitching their ideas to their peers before being interviewed by members of the Senior Leadership and Sixth Form teams.

    Matthew and Rufus, who both joined Brooke Weston in Year 7, are hoping to make a real difference to school life. Matthew, who is studying Biology, Chemistry and Geography, intends to pursue a career in the pharmaceuticals and drug development industry after studying Chemistry at university.

    He said, ‘I applied for the role of academic leader because the ideals of the role resonated with me. My vision is to have an extensive, student-led study session programme in place across all subjects in order to build on the mentoring already present at Brooke Weston. I look forward to working alongside my fellow student leaders and I’m ready to put my ideas into reality and give something back to Brooke Weston before I leave at the end of Year 13.’

    Rufus, who has plans to study dentistry at university, is studying Biology, Chemistry and Psychology.

    He said, ‘I applied for the position of Charity and Community leader as I want to help people on a wider scale. I want to foster more empathy and a greater desire to help within our school; ideals and values that I hope our students will carry with them through every stage of life that lies ahead. Being a student leader will help provide me with the leadership and teamwork experience that I would need to pursue a career in dentistry as well as enabling me to help make a positive impact on our community.’

    Isabel and Klaudia, both joined Brooke Weston Academy relatively recently at the start of Year 12. Isabel is studying Business, Psychology and English Literature and has plans to study law at University, with ambitions of becoming a solicitor.

    She said, ‘I decided to apply for the Diversity and Inclusion student leader position because I believe that implementing more focus on these areas can help us build a more welcoming community and environment. I plan to place inspirational quotes of individuals who have shaped our society today around the school to allow students to learn and help them understand how these people have helped influence our society. I felt honoured and proud that I had been chosen to represent my school and I'm glad that I get to be a part of a team that can work together and be a part of the future steps for Brooke Weston.’

    Klaudia, who is studying Psychology, Sociology and Biology, hopes to study Psychology at university and has aspirations to become a clinical psychologist.

    She said, ‘I chose to apply for the Wellbeing role as I believe having good mental health is key in order to be successful in school and I am passionate about making everyone feel safe and confident in school. I want to support those students who struggle with mental health issues and help them maintain a positive mind set, especially during challenging times such as exam season. I think the teachers at Brooke Weston are really supportive and want all the students to succeed and be their very best and they want to ensure that everyone is provided with support for their learning and well-being. I was very pleased to receive such a big responsibility within the school community, and I’m excited to get to work with the other members of the team and the teachers.’

    Director of Sixth Form, Mrs Brennan said, ‘Over twenty students applied for the roles and their performance throughout the process was exceptional. The application process was very robust and students rose to the challenge at every stage. Overall I was impressed by how many of them wanted to take on a leadership role within the school, their applications showed real passion for the respective roles and clear sense of wanting to give back to the wider school community.’

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  • Students to Perform at the Core at Corby Cube

    Published 30/06/22

    Good luck to siblings Jasmine, Kyle and Savannah Clifton in year 13, 11 and 8 respectively, who will all be performing on stage with the Genesis Schools and Agency at the Core at Corby Cube on Saturday 2nd July. They will be presenting The End of Now; an original musical commenting on today’s society and humanity’s addiction to technology, with script and original songs by Sara Charles and choreography by Anoushka Jeacocks.

    Jasmine, Kyle and Savannah are all passionate about musical theatre and have been rehearsing every Saturday in preparation for the production. They joined Genesis Theatre School seven years ago and have performed in various roles over the years.

    Jasmine studied Drama at GCSE and A’ Level and this will be her last performance with the cast before attending university in September, but has plans to join the Drama Society at university.

    Kyle also studied GCSE Drama and is hoping to continue at A‘Level when he returns to the sixth form at Brooke Weston Academy in September.

    Savannah was part of the cast in the recent Brooke Weston Academy production of High School Musical On Stage, entertaining the audience as East High announcer Jack Scott. She plans to study GCSE Drama and Dance and hopes to progress further in the field.

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  • BWA Students Take Part in Alternative Sports Day

    Published 27/06/22
    Our students in year 7, 8, 9 and 10 gave it their all as they took part in an alternative fun sports day at Brooke Weston Academy in preparation for the BWA whole school sports day taking place at Rockingham Triangle Sports Stadium in week 7. Tuto
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  • Year 7 Students Compete in Athletics Competition

    Published 24/06/22
    Some of our talented athletes in Year 7 recently took part in an athletics competition at Rockingham Triangle Sports Stadium, competing against students from nine other schools in the Corby and Kettering district. Students took part in traditional
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  • Ben Wins Overstone Park Junior Golf Open!

    Published 20/06/22

    Congratulations to talented golfer Ben Atherton from year 10, who recently competed in the Overstone Park Junior Open where he was successful in winning the 18-hole competition.

    Junior Opens are a key component in handing young golfers the opportunity to play and test their skills on golf courses across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland and these events also form part of a separate County Order of Merit where the top ten players qualify for the end of season 2022 NGL Grand Final Junior Championship. Ben has gained another 20 points from his win towards the County Order of Merit and has moved up to 5th place in the table.

    Ben began his competitive career at the age of 8, playing in the Kettering Club Junior competitions before progressing to the Shires Junior and the British Junior golf tours. As well as being a member of Kettering Golf Club, Ben has also been playing for the Northamptonshire County Junior team for the past 3 years.

    Ben said, ‘I felt very happy and relieved to have won especially as I haven’t played so well in some of the competitions prior to this one. In February my handicap was 7.6 and my goal then was to get it down to 4. I’m now at 4.6 and I still have lots of competitions left to play this year so I think I may even exceed my goal’

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  • Students to Perform at the Lighthouse Theatre

    Published 17/06/22
    Good luck to Emily Starkey, year 7 and Alicia Evans, year 8, who will both be performing on stage with the Starlight Dance & Musical Theatre School in their production of the Little Shop of Horrors, at the Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering on Satur
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  • Carnegie and Greenaway Winners Announced

    Published 16/06/22
    Students from Brooke Weston Academy who took part in the recent Brooke Weston Trust Yoto Carnegie and Kate Greenaway book shadowing event, watched the live streaming of the awards ceremony which was held at the British Library in London and hosted by
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  • Tuvya to Tread the Boards with the RSC

    Published 14/06/22
    Congratulations to Year 8 student, Tuvya Balogun-Williams, who has secured a role playing the young and mischievous Richard, Duke of York, in Richard III at the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Tuvya, who recently play
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