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- January 16, 2019, 2:18 pm

Tickets are now available for Birchwood's Young Musician of the Year from the Finance Office. Please see attached p…
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- January 16, 2019, 11:48 am

Birchwood Politics students will be on the ITV News - Anglia at 6.00pm tonight. Our students were interviewed by IT…
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- January 15, 2019, 12:39 pm

Year 11 Art Exhibition takes place Tuesday 22 January, in the Library 16.00-19.00. Everyone is welcome and we look…
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- January 15, 2019, 11:59 am

Dance Festival - 6 March 2019. If your child is taking part in the Dance Festival, tickets are available now from S…
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- January 14, 2019, 3:24 pm

Please find attached a list of Lunchtime and After School Extra Curricular Clubs for the Spring term which start th…
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Super Saturday Science Classes

Super Saturday Science is back!
Mr Langan - Physics
Mrs Ryan - Chemistry
Mrs Smith - Biology
All classes take place between 9.00am - 11.00am on Saturday mornings.
See poster for further details of all available dates.



Sparkle Malawi

We would like to wish Sparkle Malawi a very Happy Christmas. This is one of our chosen House Charities this year, we are working in conjunction with The Cornelius Group to raise money and awareness of this charity. Sparkle the Unicorn is travelling around the UK with her passport, visiting various
companies who are supporting this charity this year. Sparkle Malawi's founder Sarah Brooke’s story is quite incredible. Whilst having a gap year from University and travelling through Malawi, she became seriously ill. She was rushed to one of the few hospitals in Malawi and given life-saving treatment because she had insurance and could afford to pay. While she was there, she saw children and adults receive inadequate medical treatment and often die as a result. This inspired her to set up Sparkle Malawi. Since 2015, Sparkle Malawi has helped educate 800 children, make 4700 medical interventions and serve 66,000 meals.



Inter form

Inter Form Christmas Decoration Competition

The winners of this year’s inter form Christmas Decoration Competition are 7MCN who excelled themselves with the
Christmas theme including paperchains, snowflakes, festive log burning powerpoints, Christmas songs and festive scents! 8MCX came a close
second with a very impressive door decoration of Father Christmas. Well Done to all the forms who put the time and effort into entering the competition.


Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight

Melodious voices filled St Michael’s Church for our annual Carols by Candlelight service. Birchwood’s Vocialise and Chamber Choir were in excellent voice filling St Michael’s with seasonal cheer with many traditional carols, including “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”. Lucy Sherwood gave a wonderful solo rendition of “Once in Royal David City”, whilst Elizabeth Vandoorn sang “In the Bleak Mid Winter” accompanied by Vocalise. The carols were accompanied by readings from Mr Gilbank, Eve Bailey, Milla Sweett-Heals and Miss Payne and prayers by Rev D Williams. Special thanks goes to Mr David Pickthall MBE, our organist for the evening and Rev D Williams for inviting us to take part in this wonderful evening.



Storm Aviation

Dr Allen and Mr Chumbley accompanied fourteen of our Maths students from Years 10 to 12 to Storm Aviation at Stansted Airport. Storm Aviation is keen to forge links with Birchwood and for our students to have an idea of the opportunities available to them with south-east based companies. We were given a fascinating tour of the company’s facilities which included a maintenance hangar and a teaching room – in which we learned about some of the applications of Mathematics in flight as well as aircraft maintenance and engineering. The students were enthusiastic and fully engaged throughout the day, asking many intelligent questions and came away with a sound knowledge of the opportunities available to them in the aviation industry.



Christmas was delivered to Birchwood Young Carers by Waitrose.

Christmas was delivered to Birchwood Young Carers by Waitrose. Tracy Whitfield, Community marketing champion from the Bishop’s Stortford branch came to school loaded with hampers for our Young Carers and food and drink to get the party started. The Young Carers enjoyed the celebrations, pulled crackers and partied with their friends. We’d like to thank Tracy for taking the time and preparing such amazing hampers and making Christmas time special for our young carers.