The College have teamed up with the Bidefrog developers Frogtrade to offer an awesome 16GB iPad mini as the main prize in the ‘design a frog logo’ competition. More information over on the competition information page @ www.bideford.devon.sch.uk/students/frogcomp Flex those artistic braincells and you might just walk away with a brilliant prize.
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The Year 10 Rugby Squad are the North Devon Schools Rugby Champions for 2013! They played a hard fought match against Park School to win the shield by 21-20. The College is really proud of you. GO TEAM BIDEFORD!
Calling all Year 10 Students. You can now download your Exam Timetable. http://frog.bideford.devon.sch.uk/frogweb/documents/Year_10_Exams_2013.pdf Click the thumb for the link
This Years Year 11 Year-Group Photo is now available from the College cash Office. It costs £15. Please make sure cheques are made payable to ‘Devon County Council’.
Following on from last weeks assemblies you can now find out even more about ‘Skateistan‘ and how you can get involved in helping us raise the £3000 goal we have set ourselves via the new fundraising project pages. So…if you want to take part in the long distance skate (Date TBA), fancy singing or playing on the charity single or want to be involved in any of the events (Maybe even organise one yourself) fill out the form on the ‘Get Involved’ page. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Check out the new ‘Young Peoples Smart Guide’ to eSafety & how to protect yourself & friends online.
If your Teachers are setting you homework in Frog you can now access it via the ‘Homework Hunter‘. It’s a complete, online resource to help you organise & do your homework & coursework online. Don’t forget there’s also a ‘Homework Hunter widget‘ that you can add to your frog homepage if you want. Check it out.
Well there you go! Over 1200 votes were cast and it seems that 1/3rd of you want something different that’s not on the list and another 3rd of you want a pet! So…..what is the ‘Other’ thing that you want for Christmas?
You can now download the GCSE and Post 16 Exam Timetables from the main College website. Just point your web browser @ www.bideford.devon.sch.uk/exams to find out more. Alternatively download the PDF right HERE The Exams page has lots of really useful links on revision, exam preparation and guides to help you through this crucial time. Good luck everyone taking part.
It’s that time of the year again when we conduct a poll to see whats on the top of Students Christmas wish lists. So…What do you want for Christmas?
The College Library now subscribe to ‘The Day’ an online newspaper specifically aimed at students. It’s stories explain the big issues of the day in a really understandable way. To check it out you will need to login with the following info. You can also use the NEW link at the top of the page. User Name = Bideford Password = collegelib
Your browser does not support iframes. SWITCH OFF FORTNIGHT is a national campaign to get your school to save energy in every way it can. Find out more
Year 8 HPV Vaccinations Information Wednesday 17 October 2012 Venue: The Void (G Block Level 4) Start: 9:15am – Finish: 12:40pm TUTOR GROUPS & TIME 8W1 – 9:15 | 8W2 – 9:35 | 8W3 – 9:55 | 8N1 – 10:15 | 8N2 – 10:35 | BREAK (11:00-11:20am) 8N3 – 11:20 | 8S1 – 11:40 | 8S2 – 12 noon | 8S3 – 12:20 | LUNCH (1:20pm) For further information please do not hesitate to contact the immunisation team on 01392 208470
All Students in all years groups are reminded that you are not allowed to wear headphones in College at any time. Thank you for your co-operation.
Jeans for Genes Day raises money for Genetic Disorders UK and aims to change the world for children with genetic disorders. Individually, genetic disorders are rare but together they affect 1 in 25 children born in the UK – that’s more than 30,000 babies each year. Their associated health problems mean that genetic disorders are the biggest cause of death of children aged 14 years and under. Jeans for Genes Day is the annual fundraising event and takes place on Friday 5th October 2012. Wear your jeans for the Day and make a donation to a very worthy cause.
Fancy a little bit of THIS…….? The PE Department are very excited to announce the 2013 Ski & Snowboarding trip to St Anton, Austria. The vast 270km area of groomed slopes offer over 180km of runs to suit all abilities and you can ski all day and never use the same lift twice. The College prides itself on it’s excellent reputation as a provider of the very best & superbly organised ski trips. Just check the previous trip blogs to see what a phenomenal time you would have if you came on the trip. Booking forms can be obtained from Mrs Reay in the P.E Department. Check out the fantastic 360 Degree Panorama from the Valluga Gipfel, St Anton below.
Just a little reminder than anyone studying Technology Textiles can keep right up to date with everything you need to know about the subject on the Tech Tex Blog. It’s rammed full of really useful information, resources, hants & tips to help you get the most out of the subject. Check it out.
This terms Clubs & Activities Directory has now been fully updated. So if you are into Art or Skateboarding, Science or Hockey, Dance or Green Power Electric Car building! This is the one stop shop to find out who, what & where. Check it out today.
Cyclocross racing is fast, fun and traffic-free. Go-Ride Racing cyclocross events are held over multiple short laps so that you get to ride the same section better every time and your supporters can see and cheer you around most of the course. Give it a go this coming Saturday.
HELLO YEAR SEVEN A HUGE welcome to the College. We hope you have a brilliant first few weeks at the College until you settle in as we are sure you will. We know you are going to have a brilliant time in your new and pretty amazing school. We have some awesome IT equipment & facilities for you to use as well as our state of the art ‘Learning Platform’ called ‘Frog’. Your IT teachers will introduce you to it and it’s incredible power. The student homepages are your one stop shop for information about everything that goes on at the College. You can access them from home by going to http://www.bideford.devon.sch.uk/students
Don’t forget you can drop in to the Art Department and get all creative on Thursday Lunchtimes throughout the term. Sessions start at 1.30pm. Year 7 D33 Year 8 D35 Year 9 D31 Look forward to seeing you. – The Art Team
This summer holiday we want to collect a whole series of ‘Instagrams’ that show what you did during your time off. So whether you are just hanging out @ home, doing your fave thing or off on a holiday abroad send us your Instagrams. We want to show the world that your view of the world counts just as much as anybody else’s. Simply e mail your instagram image link to firstname.lastname@example.org & we’ll do the rest. GET SNAPPING! Don’t know what Instagram is? Find out more
Not quite sure if you’ve been set homework in Frog?. Can’t remember how to find out if you have? Forget to write homework down in your planner? Well we think we’ve come up with an answer to help you. Meet Homework Hunter. You can find the new widget for your frog homepage under Bideford Widgets, Students. You can also log into your own Homework Hunter page over @ http://www.bideford.devon.sch.uk/homeworkhunter
Really sorry to report that the sports days this week have been cancelled due to bad weather & waterlogged running track. We will now aim to hold the events on the reserve days. They are Wednesday 11th July for years 9+10 and Tuesday 17th July for years 7+8. Once again huge apologies. The P.E Dept’
Just in case you’re not sure about this years Y11 Prom date & time, we would like to confirm that it is being held on the 29th of June at the Barnstaple Hotel from 7.30 until 11.00pm. All students are to be collected by 11.00pm Parents / Carers are to be available via telephone in case of emergency and the need to collect their child. Mr Cope
For 5 hours on Sat’ 23rd June the College will have it’s very own Skate Park as part of this years Summer Science & Family Fun Day. Organised by the Skate Project Club the mobile park features a range of park features. There will be Skate & Scooter Demo’s throughout the day plus freeride sessions & competitions for the highest Ollie, Nose Manuals, Tail Manuals & other tricks. So grab your deck or scooter & make sure you make it down for this ‘ONCE’ in a lifetime event. Mr Fordham.
We’re getting close! It’s nearly here! Are you ready for… Summer Science & Family Fun Day 2012 The SSFFD returns to Bideford College this year with a host of activities, shows & events. We’ve even got a mobile skate-park coming for the day! So what are you waiting for? Sort your Family out and book a date for Sat’23rd June. See you there.
Three year 11 Sports Leader Young Ambassadors from Bideford College, Kara Sheppard, Sarah Short and Selina Cloutman, were so inspired by the Olympic Games that they entered a national competition set up by the Youth Sport Trust. They had to organise young people from their school and encourage them to make posters relating to the different countries entering the Olympic Games. They worked with students from years 7, 8 and 9 and the poster designed by the year 9 students won the whole competition. The talented artists were Daisy Cox, Ben Searles, Jason Clifton, Lorisa Crouch and Gabby Worthington. The prize was a visit by one of the Olympic Mascots. Kara, Selina and Sarah wanted to share the excitement with Bideford’s primary schools and so a football skills and tournament afternoon was organised for the same day as the mascot visit. On Tuesday 29th May Wenlock arrived to meet and [ Read More ]
HISTORY AT BIDEFORD COLLEGE: The purpose of this survey is to find out what you think about History as a subject and whether it meets your expectations and demands. In other words does it get you fired up!? Take part in the Boys History Survey 2012 right HERE
Who likes these Plastic Bottles? Who likes £20 notes? Who wants to swap a bottle for a £20? 2000+ bottles per week are sold in College, lets get them all in the recycled! How? 1). Get scrap paper from green bag and write your name and form on it, put it inside a dry bottle. 2). Put the bottle in large white recycling bag 3). Place bottle in the bag in the little garden where the tree is in the winter garden outside Stucley Hall. The more bottles you put in, the more chances of winning. You can pick up from floor, take them out of the bin if someone has failed to recycle, but they are only entered for the £20 prize if they are in the large bin mentioned above.
Bideford Expedition Group Ten Tors 2012 Last weekend saw 30 students competing in the annual Ten Tors challenge event. The extreme conditions in the days leading up to the event coupled with the exceptional amount of rainfall meant that for a while the whole event hung in the balance. At one point it seemed unlikely we would even be able to put up our tents because of the wind. However Friday, although grey and dull, was much drier and less windy. So cakes made, equipment packed and checked we all set off from the college at 9.ooam to make our way down to Okehampton camp. Bideford College itself had three teams: The 35 mile team of Zo Gardner (team leader), Aiden Toase, James Vanstone, Lilli Day, Steven Cox and Scott Braunton. The 45 milers Robbie Murray ( team leader), Alice Allin, Joe Trapnell, Aaron Rowland Jack, Blight and Cameron Weir [ Read More ]
Cre8ed is a joint GCSE Art, Music & Technology Exhibition to be held at the College on the 15th May. Work will be on show & performed throughout the Winter Garden area. All are welcome and we hope to see you there.
This picture shows the size of a sphere that would contain all of Earth’s water in comparison to the size of the Earth. The blue sphere sitting on the United States, reaching from about Salt Lake City, Utah to Topeka, Kansas, has a diameter of about 860 miles (about 1,385 kilometers) , with a volume of about 332,500,000 cubic miles (1,386,000,000 cubic kilometers). The sphere includes all the water in the oceans, seas, ice caps, lakes and rivers as well as groundwater, atmospheric water, and even the water in you, your dog, and your Parents tomato plants. More
Calling all students taking exams this summer. Download all the information you need via the College website. Just visit http://www.bideford.devon.sch.uk/exams
…you can see LESS than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of audible acoustic waves. As you read this you are travelling at 220 kilometers PER SECOND around our solar system. 90% of the cells in your body carry their own microbial DNA and are not “you”. The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% EMPTY SPACE and NONE of them are the ones you were born with, BUT they all originated in the belly of an exploding star. Human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than a POTATO. The existence of a rainbow on a showery day depends on the conical photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without these cones the rainbow DOES NOT EXIST. So you don’t just look at a rainbow you create it! All of this is amazing especially considering that all of those amazing colours you see represent less than 1% of the human [ Read More ]
Bideford Film Society are proud to present a new season of films at the Bideford Cinema. Download the full brochure packed with information about all the movies, where they are showing (Many in the College’s Devon Hall) and great family and movie night meal deals.