Who thought paper aeroplanes could be so much fun!
The science department organised this as part of our end of term fun. The students designed their planes and then competed against each other to see which plane could go furthest.
As has become customary since we moved to this new building, a member of staff and a senior student have been wearing a Christmas Hat since 1st December. Mr Crisp has been particularly creative and he took a selfie every day.
Ms Azzopardi from the PE department thought it would be fun to organise a small tournament and have the students play against the teachers. It was great fun and much more popular that she imagined!
Years 7, 8 and 9 students have been decorating their classroom doors using recyclable and sustainable materials. The idea is for Christmas decorations not to be wasteful and environmentally unfriendly.
The doors were judged on the basis of design, sustainability and originality. The winners were:
The English Department rewarded their pupils of the month with a bowling trip this week. The pupils were impeccably behaved and they had a great time.
Last week our A-Level students and a team of dedicated teachers worked hard to pack over 400 hampers for Father Charlie to give out with his volunteers to those families who need them. This involved packing over 1600 bags.
This has become part of Bayside's traditions. Not only do our students give back to our community but they see a very different side to Christmas. It highlights the fact that not everyone is privileged and able to afford everything they need. Christmas can be a very difficult time for many people and our school community is very mindful of this.
Every year our GCSE COPE students collect toiletries and prepare these Christmas gift boxes for Nazareth House. It is lovely for our students to be able to give back to our community.
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For those of you who may not know the reasoning behind the Diaz Cup. Philip Diaz passed away on the 12th March 2012. He had loved football and kicking a ball around was one of the things they had done together for fun. Therefore, his friends thought of organising a football tournament – a chance for Bayside to compete, have fun and maybe kick some teachers.
It has become much more than just an annual football tournament. it has become a chance to remember courage – like fighting for a future you know you will not see - and being resilient in the face of adversity. Philip had said, “It’s not about the years you don’t have, but about finding the courage to
achieve greatness in the ones you do.”
This year will mark the Diaz Cup's 10th anniversary. It has been amazing to see some of those friends, who put this tournament together return to Bayside as teachers and continue to organise this special tournament ten years on.
We are extremely proud of our students David Llamas and Alex Moreno, both in year 13, for their success in the Sovereign Art Foundation Students' Prizes. David won the judge's award for his painting 'Headache' and Alex won the Public Award prize for his piece 'Strangled by Numbers'. It is wonderful to have such talented students in our school.
David Llamas - 'Headache'
Alex Moreno - 'Strangled by Numbers'
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