Highlights Archive

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Microsoft Office … for FREE!

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Under a new Microsoft licencing agreement we have enrolled in we are able to offer all students the ability to download the latest version of Microsoft Office, for Windows, Mac, Iphone & Android – for free, for the duration of their time at Brockington College.

For more details about the scheme please click here to view more details about the scheme on the Microsoft Education blog.

Downloading & logging in:

If you are ready to download the software simply click here and logon with your son or daughters email address (username@brockington.leics.sch.uk) and school password. Once logged in click ‘Install Office 2016′ in the top right. corner. Please note that if your son or daughter changes their school password at any point, they will need to re-sign in to Microsoft Office with their new password.

For any problems/questions regarding singing into Microsoft Office, please contact the  IT Support team: itsupport@brockington.leics.sch.uk

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South Africa Visit Highlights!

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The South Africa Visit 2016 was a resounding success! The photos and videos are now all available online by clicking the links below!

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Mocksted Verdict

Brockington College has been awarded outstanding across ALL Ofsted areas in an independent review conducted by Principals & Vice Principals from a range of Leicestershire Academies.

To read the full report please click here.

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Brockington College Students return to Parliament

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On Thursday 3rd March 2016, Alberto Costa, MP for South Leicestershire, met with a group of students from Brockington College, during their visit to the Parliamentary Education Service. This trip followed an earlier visit in January by another group of students from the college. The visiting students were provided a tour of the Palace of Westminster, information on Parliamentary functions as well as the opportunity to meet and ask questions to their MP.

Please click here for the full details.

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Author Jody Scuffle visits Brockington for World Book Day

Today Brockington College warmly welcomed author Jody Scuffle to help us celebrate World Book Day!

World Book Day 2016

Please click here for more photos.

 

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Letter received from the Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan

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Over £7000 raised in Charity Fun Run

On Friday 24th April 2015 Brockington College held it’s Annual Charity Fun Run.

The run was held in aid of the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation who are dedicated to funding research into the treatment of paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. They recently featured on BBC’s Panorama talking about one of potentially the biggest medical breakthroughs of our lifetime.

The run was also is attended by friend of the college and dedicated fundraiser (and awareness-raiser) Claire Lomas. More details on Claire’s incredible journey can be found here.

Pictures from the day can be found here. Over £7000 has been raised!

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CSI: Brocko

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CSI Brocko (8 of 44)A body has been found at Brockington College!

At approximately 15:00 on Wednesday 11th February staff at Brockington College were alerted to an unsavoury smell emanating from the boiler room where the remains of a suspected homicide victim have been found.

Luckily DI Banton and her crack team of Crime Scene Investigators were on hand to help crack the case.

More photos from the resident journalist can be found here.

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What an Opportunity – Brockington go Olympic Style!!!

On Friday 27th July, 8 Brockington pupils left Leicester train station early in the morning to travel to the Olympic Park to take part in the Guard of Honour at the Olympic opening ceremony.

We had been invited by the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games to be one of 200 schools to take part in this fantastic event. The train journey went quite quickly as the pupils entertained the staff! On arrival at St. Pancreas we caught the Javelin train to the Olympic Park at Stratford, London.

The atmosphere was amazing and the pupils soon got into the swing of capturing the spirit. Camera’s were snapping as we had our eyes peeled for sports stars. We went quickly through security and entered the amazing Olympic Park.

From here we had a tour of the site and saw the Aquatics Centre, Velodrome, Stadium, River Bank Arena and many more. We were informed of the build up to the games and the sustainability of certain venues. From here we went for our official photographs with our flag. Our adopted country to celebrate alongside Great Britain was Cape Verde.

Next we went to our “holding” camp in the Copper Box. The venue for the forthcoming Handball was amazing. We received our Guard of Honour T shirts and had more to eat!!!

At 8.30pm, we made our way to our Guard of Honour position. As the excitement was building up for the arrival of the athletes, we saw many of the dancers who were performing in the opening ceremony. We were lucky enough to witness the helicopters hovering in the sky who were to deliver the Queen and James Bond!! The atmosphere was electric. Soon the athletes started arriving and the cheers went up. We greeted the Greek team first and then the others nations entered alphabetically. Cape Verde had a team of 3 being one of the smallest nations!! When they saw our flag and heard our screams…they were ecstatic!

Unfortunately for the Brockington group, we had to leave to catch the last train back just as the countries beginning with J were about to approach. We were gutted at the thought of not seeing the legendary Usain Bolt. However… we showed spirit and determination (…and a little bit of jostling!!)  to ensure we got our glance of one the Games main characters. The photo’s might be a bit blurred but we saw the man!!!

From then it was full speed ahead to make sure we got on our way to get the train back to Leicester. Unfortunately a certain Mr Beckham delayed us further! We were unable to cross the bridge out of the Olympic Park until he had whizzed by amid the fireworks in his speed boat!!! But we were there!!!

We got back to St. Pancreas in time for refreshments and our train. Miss Wyeth and Miss Heggs had a much needed hot chocolate while the pupils reminisced of their day. Fraser Burbery treated us to a little sing song around the piano in the station before we boarded the train back to Leicester. Staff hoped the group might chill out a little but no they were still buzzing all the way back to Leicester!! We were met by the parents who seemed to be as excited as the pupils despite the fact it was nearly 2am!

The pupils who took part were Erin Hall, Lotte Bozon, Emma McGuigan, Paige Rowell, Fraser Burbery, Adam Daybell, Callum Franks and Tom Copley. Their behaviour was excellent and they really did keep the staff entertained. We had an incredible day, a once in a lifetime experience and the memories will live with us for a lifetime.

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Brockington Family of Schools Paralympic Extravaganza

We are mid-way through the Brockington College Family of Schools Paralympic Extravaganza, giving students from our feeder schools the chance to experience some of the activities which form the paralympic games, and photos are starting to make their way onto the schools online photo gallery.

We hope to add more images over the next few days!!!

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