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Blaise High School

Character education

Character education sits alongside our existing brilliant academic program to ensure that students have access to a wide and balanced range of experiences throughout their time at school, giving them the opportunity to develop and embed our core values of Ambition, Inclusion and Collaboration.

Students have opportunities to take part in a range of activities and experiences through their time at Blaise High School. For example enjoying residential trips and theatre visits, watching live sporting events, respecting the environment, or being members of the student leadership team. We feel that having access to these life experiences is just as important as academic success.

Our extracurricular timetable can be downloaded below.

                                                                                                                                                 

Blaise High Character Education News 2019 - 2020 Term 1 /2 

Students and staff are busy planning performances for our annual Arts evening on the 18th of December. This will be a really enjoyable evening and you are all very welcome to attend. As well as performances throughout the evening there will be an exhibition of work produced by our community arts group along with work from Blaise High School Students.

Students are currently rehearsing for our annual school production. This year it is ‘We Will Rock You’. Miss Harper, Mrs Evans and Miss Stone are hard at work with the students who are busy learning lines and songs ready for another amazing show. Production dates are 12th, 13th and 14th of February.

Tickets will be on sale from our school reception after Christmas.  We would love to see you there and guarantee an enjoyable evening for all of the family.

At the start of September we welcomed our new year 7s. They have settled really well and have made a super first impression. Time seems to go past so fast and it doesn’t seem that long ago when we were saying goodbye to our year 11s.

We have a huge investment in a students character development here at Blaise High School. There have been so many trips and events for the students of Blaise High School and here is a small snap shot of some of them.

Miss Chinn has written the following article about the recent year 7 Camping trip.

On the 16th of October a great number of Y10 and 11 students and their families attended the information and careers event.

They met representatives from local sixth forms, NBP16, St Bede’s, Bristol Free School, SGS and City of Bristol colleges and a range of apprenticeship providers and employers including Rolls Royce, St Monica Trust, Bristol Maritime , On Site, BCFC and Reflections Training Academy.

There was a real buzz to the evening and the exhibitors feedback focused on how motivated and interested our young people are in planning their own futures.

As a school we have a huge investment in raising the aspirations and the ambitions of all of our students. Mr Crowley has written this short article about Ivy League lectures which are now regular events that take place for the students of Blaise High School.

‘The Greenshaw Learning Trust runs a series of talks called Ivy League Lectures. These are inspiring talks from experts and successful people to broaden our students horizons. Earlier this term, we hosted our 2nd Ivy League Lecture, when Izzy Sanders from Cambridge University visited to talk to some of our Year 10 and 11 students. Cambridge University is one of the top universities in the world so this was a great opportunity for our students to get some fantastic information and raise their aspirations. Izzy talked about Cambridge University itself, why it is so esteemed and world renowned but also about university life in general. Having spoken to several students after the lecture, they found it very beneficial and encouraging. The takeaway message of the talk really was that everyone can apply to university and be successful. There is support available for everybody and our students really need to be aiming high, and it doesn't get much higher than Cambridge University’. Mr Crowley

As well as raising aspirations and ambitions in the classroom we have a huge range of extra- curricular character developing opportunities.

On Monday 21st October, a selection of students were up at the crack of dawn to participate in a cheer leading and gymnastic workshop at Bristol Metropolitan Academy. Blaise High School students were fortunate enough to receive training from 'Storm Angels cheer leading troupe' who taught them a variety of skills including stunting, tumbling, dance and jumps.

It was astounding to see the level of talent that our students have. It even inspired them to develop Blaise High School's first cheer leading squad, which the students will fund raise themselves. Exciting stuff! Watch this space! Miss Harper Head of Performing Arts.