The Tempest – Live Screening

On Thursday 30th March, an exciting opportunity took place at Balaam Wood School: a live screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new production of The Tempest, the last play Shakespeare wrote (first performed in 1611). This live screening was offered to all...

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Year 8 – Literacy & Language

During our Year 8 Literacy and Language lessons last week, we were exploring themes and making links between texts. The group looked at the story of Frankenstein. They were then asked to imagine that they were the creator of a new life (similar to that of Dr...

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KS3 Star of the Week – March 2017

Introducing the English Department's first Star of the Week! This week our Star is Maisie, who wrote an imaginative narrative from the perspective of Poppy Picked during the First World War. Maisie took inspiration from our current work on War Horse and used writing...

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BBC School Report

Pupils from Balaam Wood School participated in the BBC's nationwide project in which tens of thousands of schools become news reporters and producers for the day. Our pupils were especially successful as their story was the only one in the region to get their story...

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Year 8 ARTS Award

Our 12 Year 8 pupils have had their final session with Kurly (the Performance Poet) and their folders for the ARTS Award are completed and are on their way to be marked! We will keep you updated when the results are in. Over the course of the award, pupils...

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World Book Day 2017

We celebrated World Book Day with a number of events taking place across the day including assemblies, lesson starters, a display showing what books staff are currently reading and a visit from Year 5 pupils from Reaside Academy. The Year 5 pupils read in small groups...

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