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We love to read!

As you all know here at Barbara Priestman, we are all passionate about reading. Ian our Science lead loves reading; he listens to audio books and articles om his phone. Ian informed us; "I love audio books because I can enjoy a story on my walk to and from ...school.".

Reading does not always mean reading a book!

What are you reading at the moment?

Remember...reading can take you places!

Here are our superstars of the week for last week, well done everyone!

Aide: Reece for fantastic contributions in our science lessons and remembering what we have learnt.
Armstrong: Jack has just recently came to our school and he has coped with the transition amazingly, coping with ...change and making new friends.
Darling: Jenson for always making the right choices and being in the right place at the right time
Herriot: Neave for amazing wok in Phonics.
Stewart: James for settling well into his new class and coping extremely well with his new class routines.
Crawford: Max for excellent answers in PSHE and coming back to try difficult tasks again.
Wharton: Alex for great work in English.
Swan: Caleb for being displaying good sportsmanship at break time in the muga.
Charlton: Stan for showing outstanding work in the Forest School area.
Cookson: Axel for a positive attitude and using his money skills when out in the community.
Clarke: Josh For having a fantastic week in class and for being kind to others and helping them in class.

This week is mental health awareness week, there are lots of great tools and resources to support positive mental health. The theme of this year's week is Movement: moving more for your mental health.


Our Sixth Form sports group accessed local facilities as part of their qualification and personal action plan. What a beautiful day for it!

Barbara Priestman Academy is proud to be a Rights Respecting School. Our amazing students have helped the academy achieve Silver Status in the UNICEF scheme.

The award raises awareness of the Rights of the Child and encourages students to be active members of their communities in order to ...promote awareness of these rights.

Please check out the UNICEF website, and the poster, which shows the rights we promote. Within the academy this year, we will have had a special focus on Articles 2, 12, 24, 31 & 42.