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Brockington College Expectations 2019-20

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End of this school year arrangements – July 2019

As the end of term approaches, we have put together a letter detailing arrangements for the end of this school year.
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Understanding your Child

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Year 11 Surveys

Dear Year 11 Student,

Thank you for taking the time to complete these student surveys. It’s really important to us that we have your feedback to help the College prepare our GCSE students for the future – your opinions matter! We hope that you’ve had a good start to the new academic year and that you had a restful summer.

The staff at Brockington are very proud of everything you achieved during your time with us and we know that whatever you have chosen to go on to, or choose to be in the future you will be successful.

Very best wishes,

The Brockington Staff

 

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2017-18 Revision Planners

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BBC School News Day – Women’s March

day-1295103_1280The women’s march took place on January 21st – 22nd, 2017. People all over the world took part in supporting women’s equality to men; in total 168 marches took place in 81 countries. Washington was one of the biggest marches and was estimated to have had 500,000 people attend. Over 5 million people joined the march globally, including the United Kingdom and locally here in Leicester.

A march more recently happened, March 8th, in London and parents and children attended in support. Organisers chose the Washington Mall because of events that had happened there in previous years; the Martin Luther King Jr. Speech “I have a dream.”

Here, at Brockington College, we celebrated International Women’s Day by pupils and teachers sharing examples of positive female role models, around the world today.
As a year 8 student, I feel strongly about these marches and it affects my future a lot. Women can do anything they want to do, if they try hard enough.
What will you do?

Emilia, Brockington College

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North Korea Tests Warheads

by Samuel

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has claimed that his scientists have been able to develop a miniature nuclear bomb, one small enough to fit in a ballistic missile. The North’s leader has stated that this is the ultimate nuclear deterrent.

Only one picture has been released by the Korean leader (see right); analysts all over the world a trying to decipher whether this is true. Although no 100% accurate proof has to be deciphered, analysts have found that it could not be a thermonuclear bomb or hydrogen bomb. This severely reduces the yield and therefore destructive power.  Even though it is highly unlikely that it is a thermonuclear bomb, the possibility of a nuclear bomb on a ballistic missile is a huge threat to its neighbouring countries and the US. This has been made doubly dangerous because of Kim Jong-Un’s attitude towards the west. Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, has threatened indiscriminate strikes against the US and South Korea.

North and South Korea are still at war… technically, the Korean War never truly ended because they only signed a ceasefire, not a peace treaty.

At the moment it has been hard for people to predict what is going to happen but people are worried about an impending war. Dev, a year 9 student from Brockington College said: “The 2 countries should come to a permanent peace treaty, or the UN will have to step in, if not; it will be a very brutal war between the 2 nations”. However, Mr Barton, a History teacher at our school said, “Across history, countless countries have bragged about their power even when they don’t have that power level, I believe that it is not the truth”.

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Flash Flooding in Leicestershire

by Ellie-Mai, George, Ella & Lucy

27.4mm (1 inch) in the last 10hrs

In the Leicestershire countryside there has been a significant amount of rain fall over the past few days. Due to this there have been many areas  affected with severe flash flooding. It has mainly affected areas of the midlands.

More than 160 lower–level flood alerts  have been distributed across much of England , where the rain hit hardest. On Wednesday, British Transport Police created human barriers to hold back crowds at London Euston after trains between Rugby and Milton Keynes were cancelled.

Over in Warwickshire, 14 schools were closed  due to severe flooding. Commuters returning from work in Market Harborough found their cars submerged. However Cosby village centre was also transformed into a lake.

Firefighters rescued 3 occupants of a car stuck on Lutterworth Road, Walcote, yesterday  lunchtime. The services technical rescue team were also on hand to help a man trapped in his car I Sumley Road, Smeeton Westerby, also yesterday.

Unfortunately, the flooding continues to cause severe disruption on some roads, including sections of the A428 and A3400 in Warwickshire.

Drivers were forced to turn back from a railway bridge in Fosse Road, Syston, that was made impossible to pass by water.

Emergency services are still underway with trying to control this case of severe flooding. Leicestershire police tweeted “Please do not attempt to drive through any flooded areas, water is deeper than expected even in areas that don’t usually flood.”

We interviewed five teachers from Brockington college.

Mr Smith (English teacher), “flooding can be very inconvenient and the government should do more to stop it.”

Mr Southall (head teacher), “ I’m concerned about building work on the floodplains– building on the green belt. Is it global warming or a natural phenomenon.”

Mr Ilersic (Humanities teacher), “ a lot of building and concrete take away the green areas which absorb the water.”

Mr Barton (Humanities teacher), “ the local government should do more to stop the flooding.”

Miss Styles ( Music teacher), “ The government have built on so many floodplains that the water cannot be absorbed by the ground and the drains cannot take away enough water.”

Many people have expressed their opinions on this issue. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem that the government are taking immediate action to supress the flooding  and they should be planning for future events and putting into place more flood defences.

Police in Rutland have described the situation as nasty with numerous roads blocked. That included the A6121 under the railway bridge between South Luffenham and Ketton. Main Street, in Whissendine, was closed to traffic.

Volunteers from Leicestershire and Rutland 4×4 response team were on standby to assist stranded motorists.

Leicester City centre did not escape the deluge, which flooded the basement of the tourist information centre, on Gallowtree gate.

Flood warnings issued by the Environment Agency last night remained in place along the length of the River Soar and its tributaries, as well as  Wreake as Syston.

The weather is set to brighten up over the next few days, with warmer temperatures.