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- September 21, 2021, 12:45 pm

Birchwood PSFA Family Fun Race Night – Friday 24 September – 6.30pm for a 7pm start. This is a family friendly event and is great fun for all ages. Ticket sales for this event are closing today and can be purchased by emailing birchwoodpsfa@gmail.com.
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- September 17, 2021, 11:39 am

Singing club for Year 7 and Year 8 is starting Monday lunchtime...no need to book just turn up. See attached poster for further information. https://t.co/2nniL4To3j
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- September 17, 2021, 11:24 am

Well done to all the BTEC and Year 11 GCSE Dance students who took part in Hannah Ellaway's Musical Theatre workshop on Thursday evening. What an amazing experience had by all, it is so nice to be dancing together again! Miss Adams, Head of Dance. https://t.co/6PBXlo9hSo
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- September 15, 2021, 9:22 am

Year 7 and 8 Drama club starts tomorrow. Please see attached poster for details. https://t.co/xCV4uyRUBb
h J R
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- September 14, 2021, 1:23 pm

Birchwood PSFA Family Fun Race Night – Friday 24 September This is a family friendly event - All races are pre-recorded so it’s purely pot luck on the night. Tickets for this event are on sale now and can be purchased by emailing birchwoodpsfa@gmail.com. https://t.co/8LrL5mrmEX
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Winter House photographic competition

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Winter House photographic competition, we had some superb entries. We are very lucky to live in this area and it can make such a difference to our wellbeing to get outside and see what is all around us.
The winners are as follows:
1st place, Brian Hormbrey, Year 12
Hadham House (500 House points)
2nd place, Cameron Neary, Year 7
Dane House (250 House points)
3rd place, Samantha Utley, Year 8
Waytemore house (150 House points)


LGBT+ History month

February is LGBT+ History month in the UK - an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. In 2005,
educators and activists Sue Sanders and Paul Patrick organised LGBT+ History Month as part of a Schools Out UK project, a programme that aims to educate young people about the issues members of the LGBT+ community face and to make schools feel inclusive for everyone, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. The event was first held in February to coincide with the abolition of
Section 28, a hugely controversial piece of Conservative government legislation which banned local
authorities and schools from “promoting” homosexuality. After widespread opposition and condemnation, Section 28 was abolished in 2003. Alas, due to the ongoing pandemic, we will not be able to celebrate the month in the usual way at school. However, we will hopefully be able to run various events later in the year to ensure that acceptance without exception remains a central part of our school community. Please also check out Fusion groups Twitter page - @fusion_bwood - to read up on profiles of famous LGBT+ figures - past and present -  as well as information, talks and resources on all things LGBT+.


PE Challenges

Each week, the PE department has been setting three different forms of exercises. They have been setting the challenges every Monday, Wednesday and Friday via Year Group Teams channel. So far various challenges have included Yoga, Alphabet Challenge, Heads or Tails, Boxing and much more.
Exercise is not only good for your heart and body, it really helps your mind as well!
So remember keeping active is good for your and good for your learning!

 


Virtual Valentine’s Balloon Race

Join our Virtual Valentine's Balloon Race and win £75! Surprise your Valentine with a heart shaped balloon and take part in our race. As we are unable to arrange fundraising events at the moment, the PSFA have arranged a Virtual Valentine's Balloon Race. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a virtual balloon race works in the same way as a helium balloon race but the balloons fly around their own virtual world rather than in the atmosphere, making it much more environmentally friendly. Each balloon costs £3 and the winner will receive £75!
Please go to https://www.balloonrace.com/BirchwoodPSFA where you can choose your heart shaped balloon, perhaps for your Valentine and even add your own personal message on the tag. On Sunday 14 February, at
midday, the balloons will be released to float around their virtual world using a specially designed algorithm, which ensures a random pattern, with no clear leader emerging. Every hour each balloon travels between 1km and 20km. You can follow your balloon throughout the race and see where you are on the race leaderboard. At the end of the race at midday on Friday 19 February the balloon which has travelled the furthest wins a £75 cash prize. You can buy as many balloons as you like, for friends as well as family. Please share this as entry is open to everyone.


Christmas Wreath Making

The PSFA are disappointed they unable to run their Christmas wreath making workshops because of the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. However, Wendy Gordon
of Well Bean Gardening has come up with the brilliant idea of wreath making kits with step-by-step instructions. She is also selling beautiful ready-made wreaths and has generously offered to make a donation to the PSFA for every kit or wreath sold, if Birchwood High School is mentioned at the point of ordering.
https://www.facebook.com/wellbeangardening


Hadham wins House Cup for 2019-2020

We celebrated Hadham (Red) winning the House cup with our annual Balloon Pop.

Last year we raised £5,643.03 for the following charities:
International charity – Sparkle Malawi
National – The Firefighters Charity
Local - Essex and Herts Air Ambulance
We have decided to raise funds for the same charities again this year, as our fund raising efforts were cut short due to lockdown.