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  • Former student passes on pasta tips

    Published 24/04/18

    Ninon Huchet, a former BWA student, gave our Year 10 Food Preparation and Nutrition students hints and tips on preparing different types of pasta shapes.

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  • Former Brooke Weston teacher returns to talk about her new book

    Published 25/09/17

    Former Brooke Weston teacher Tamsin Winter spoke to students about her first novel ‘Being Miss Nobody’ which deals with anxiety and mental health issues. Tamsin, who trained as a teacher at Brooke Weston and taught English here until leaving in 2005 always wanted to write and now she is doing author visits and working on her second novel.

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  • BW alumni returns to Brooke Weston to offer career advice

    Published 12/06/17

    Former Brooke Weston student Charlie Mawby returned to Brooke Weston this week to give a presentation about life in the RAF and to answer questions about a career in the armed forces.

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  • Restaurant Manager Mrs Gray retires after 25 years

    Published 11/05/17

    Brooke Weston’s restaurant manager, Christine Gray, is retiring after 25 years in the role, having worked with thousands of our students over the years.

    Christine started working at Brooke Weston as a general assistant in the restaurant and has seen a lot of changes in the school. ‘When I first began working here 25 years ago there were only 350 students, since then the restaurant has been extended, the library has been built and we have had a brand new extention for performing arts.

    ‘Brooke Weston has been really good to me during my time here. I left school when I was 15 and since working here I have completed my Level 3 NVQ management course and learnt how to use a computer, which terrified me at first! My role here is slightly different to other catering managers within the trust I do all the finance myself, which includes bacs runs, ensuring suppliers get paid, and reconciling the students lunch money. I used to do it all in books but now it’s done on the computer. I have a fabulous team of 18 who have all worked with me a long time, some of them 15-20 years and I will miss them all so much.

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  • Students take part in sponsored walk in aid of charity CRY

    Published 10/05/17

    Five Sixth Form students from Brooke Weston will be taking part in a sponsored ‘Heart of London Bridges Walk’ in London on 9th July in aide of CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).

    The walk is the 11th annual CRY ‘Heart of London Bridges Walk’ and offers the opportunity to show support for CRY, remember young people, raise funds and help raise awareness of young sudden cardiac death.

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  • BW alumni returns to Brooke Weston to offer career advice

    Published 02/05/17

    Former student Sub Lieutenant Emma Turner returned to Brooke Weston to give a presentation about life within the Navy and advise any students interested in a career in the armed forces.

    Emma, who left Brooke Weston in 2015 talked about her experiences so far within the Royal Navy and the opportunities that are available within the the military. She said ‘I only decided to apply for the Navy at the last minute as I realised university wasn’t for me. The opportunities I could gain from joining the Navy, were just too good to miss. I already have a degree in Management and Leadership after only one year and I have also qualified as a Ski Instructor which the Navy paid me to do during my two week Adventure Training which we have every year. To join the Navy you need to be a logical thinker, a team player and a natural leader, someone that can take charge when things are going wrong. People in sports teams are often really good examples as they have been used to working as a team so think logically and tactically. I was always into sport when I was at Brooke Weston, which I think, stood me in good stead.

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  • Brooke Weston teacher is announced as runner up in the top ten teachers in the World at the Global T

    Published 20/03/17

    Brooke Weston Academy’s computer science teacher Ray Chambers has been announced as runner up along with eight other finalists and the only teacher from the UK in the global teaching competition to find the best teacher from across the world.

    More than 20,000 nominations from 179 countries were received for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize. The award, now in its third year, is the largest of its kind with the winner receiving a prize of US $1m.

    All of the ten finalists from across the world were invited to attend a ceremony at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai where they attended workshops and master classes and the winner Maggie MacDonnell, who teaches in a fly-in Inuit village in the Canadian Artic was announced by an astronaut in the International Space Station.

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  • Former Brooke Weston student awarded The Queen’s Commission by HM Royal Navy

    Published 06/02/17

    After a gruelling selection process and a punishing one-year training programme, former Brooke Weston student Emma Turner has been awarded The Queen’s Commission in the Royal Navy and will shortly be undertaking her final assessments to test her suitability for flying training.

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  • Mr Chambers launches Young Game Designers competition in London on behalf of BAFTA

    Published 31/01/17

    IT teacher Ray Chambers was invited to attend the BETT education show to launch the 2017 Young Game Designers competition on behalf of BAFTA - British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

    Ray who previously won the Young Game Designers for mentoring students in coding was asked by BAFTA to assist them with the content of this years YGD and launched the competition nationally with The Gadget Show’s Jason Bradbury.

    BAFTA is the leading British charity that supports, promotes and develops the film, television and games industry. YGD gives an insight into the gaming world as well the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences with top game makers through their annual competition.

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  • BW alumni advise Sixth Formers on university life

    Published 21/12/16

    Five former students, who are all now studying at Cambridge, spoke to our current Sixth Formers about university life and the transition to graduate study.

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  • Brooke Weston’s Alumni Network

    Published 29/11/16

    Brooke Weston is working together with education charity Future First to build a network of former students. Engaging an Alumni Network helps to stay in touch with former students, and can be of mutual benefit in supporting with careers, work experience and fund raising.

    Research has shown that access to relevant and relatable role models can transform a young person’s confidence, motivation and skills with former students the perfect people for this, having grown up in the same community and learnt in the same classrooms, they can show students that ‘people like me’ do succeed.

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  • National media interviews computer science teacher​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    Published 18/11/16

    Computer science teacher Ray Chambers is being interviewed by national media about the imminent release of an educational version of Minecraft. The game, which allows users to construct virtual structures, is already popular with students, but the new release is specifically aimed at school use. Mr Chambers has been approached by The Sunday Times and TV show Good Morning Britain to talk about how the software can be used to enhance lessons.

    The telephone interview with the Sunday Times should appear in this weekend’s paper and Mr Chambers is due to be live on ITV some time between 06:30 and 08:30 on Tuesday morning.

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