Friday, 20 December 2013

Talent Show Act 11: Oliver Dunkley

Year 11's Oliver Dunkley gave a passionate performance of Amy Winehouse's "no Good" supported by his glamorous backing dancers. His husky tones filled the sports hall.

Shielded by his "angels", Oliver impressed with a speedy costume change, before delighting the audience with some sweet treats.

Mrs Duggan and Mr Brockholes

Talent Show 2013: Wakka Wakka

For the first dance of the day, we welcomed Miss Monk's team of girls dancing to Shakira's 'Wakka Wakka' onto the stage.

Flocks of girls from year 7 - 11 flooded onto the stage from their seats in the audience and took their positions...

The dance went off flawlessly and even some of the audience got involved, joining in with the African moves (we at media team certainly had fun showing off our 'moves!')

Well done girls!

Talent Show 2013: Staff Nativity Play

Just before the interval, the staff graced the stage to show off some of their superb acting skills to perform the French Nativity, starring Miss Monks Mr Bailey as Mary and Joeseph, as well as our very own headteacher Mr Morris as one of the three kings!

It was perhaps not the most polished performance in history, but they seemed to get every into their roles and their French was as good as any, earning them possibly the loudest cheer so far - bravo!
What a great first half - we'll see you after break!

Talent Show 2013: Elizabeth

Act 7 another fabulous singing act! And this time Elizabeth & her backing group singing Mistletoe by Justin Bieber, although some people aren't the biggest fans of Bieber.

We are definitely big fans of Elizabeth and her crew! The performance standard was high, as we should expect from BBEC students.

Talent Show 2013: Hanya

Act 2 of the BBEC Talent Show 2013 was the fabulous Hanya Wadee yr 11, singing "Your Song"- a recent hit  by Ellie Goulding. Hanya was the second act so she  had a lot of pressure on her to wow the crowd, which she sure went and did, surprising us all with her lovely voice. Well done!

Talent Show 2013: Stand Up Bingo

Next up was Stand Up Bingo and many pupils had bought tickets at £1 each prior to this and they all hoped they would win the grand prize, an iPad mini! The final person standing would win as none of their numbers on their bingo card(s) would of been called out. It was very tense in the room. The pupils went down one by one. It was the BBEC headteacher, Mr Morris, to pick the winning ticket out of the Santa hat. The winner of the iPad mini was... Lauren Wilkinson! Second prize was won by BBEC teacher Mrs McKibbin and Third prize was won by Billy Milthorpe.
Congratulations to all winners!!

Talent Show 2013: Off With His Head!

We were in for a shock now as the members of BBEC's Magic Club with... a Guillotine! And guess who was chosen... Mr Starkie, a maths teacher at BBEC! Amazingly, due to the boys magic skills, Mr Starkie came out with his head still on his shoulders!

Talent Show 2013: Habeeba and Pria

Act 17 was Habeeba singing "Youth" by Foxes and Pria on piano. This was not an easy song to sing, but it was absolutely excellent, as was Pria's piano playing. Habeeba was note perfect and the piano playing was perfectly synchronised with the singing. The applause that followed showed how outstanding this performance was.

The audience fell quiet to listen to the soft sweet tones of Habeeba Shaik's voice as she performed "Youth" by Foxes.  This was by no means an easy song to sing, but Habeeba was note perfect and perfectly synchronized with the piano accompaniment performed by Pria Dobney, which featured a flourish of arpeggios.

Miss Woodcock

Talent Show 2013: Caitlin and Shelby

Caitlin and Shelby put everyone in the festive mood singing Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas' and by the end all that the crowd wanted was more! With voices very similar to Carey's, Caitlin and Shelby won over the crowd by doing some very good individual performances as well as being like a backing singer to the other person.

They did really well to reach some of the high notes in the song and get down to them low ones also! The backing dancers also added a bit of festive cheer to this already Christmas-y act. Congratulations Caitlin and Shelby.


Talent Show 2013: More Rockin' Around the Tree.

The 3rd version of Rockin' around the Christmas tree. was performed by  Y11's. Their act was short and there wasn't much rockin but they  thoroughly enjoyed being up on stage and they were accompanied by loud cheers and applause from the crowd.

Talent Show 2013: Charlotte and Holly

Charlotte and Holly from Year 11 began to a huge reaction, especially from the back of the room but their beautiful version of Gabriella Cilmi's 'Warm This Winter' sent the crowd into complete silence.

Their voices blended together really well and it resulted in a stunning peformance. Some credit must also go to the drummer Oliver for keeping the rhythm really well. What a performance Charlotte, Holly and Oliver!


Talent Show 2013: Flower Sticks as performed by the inimitable Will.

Will took to the stage with a fantastic novelty act which involved using two flower-sticks to throw around another flower-stick!  It may sound simple but it is really hard to master although Will made it look so easy it was unbelievable. Even before he went on the stage, the crowd were buzzing for him. 
He came out trying to top last year's performance which would be a tough task but he did make a great first impression with Kung Fu Fighting playing in the background as he walked on in his Ju-Jitsu gear.

And after some stunning 360 turns(the baton, not Will!), juggling them behind his back and some truly fantastic tricks mid-air for the finale, they were electric. Great effort William!


Talent Show 2013: Year 10 Rock Around the Christmas Tree

Next up on the show, were some fabulous year 10 volunteers from the crowd, who did a (less than) spectacular dance holding hands around the Christmas tree. Soon, the whole crowd were clapping and cheering. The 7 pupils as they swayed around the tree in the 'new, old fashioned way!'

Unsurprisingly, at the end of the song they quickly left the stage.    We would like to thank them for being such great sports (and stealing the show!)

Talent Show 2013 Act 1: dotcom Y7 Band

First up was the Y7 band, Dotcom which included Joe 7C on guitar, Harvey 7C on keyboard, David 7R on guitar and Alfie 7B on drums. They performed "I'm all over it" by Jamie Cullen and it must be very hard to go on first but they did a fantastic job! They got an extremely loud applause at the end. 

Well Done Dotcom!


Talent Show!

It's the last day of school before Christmas at BBEC and you know what that means - TALENT SHOW...

Watch this space as we live blog all the acts as it happens as well as extras, with pictures, posts and videos!

So sit back, relax and enjoy the show as Media Team cover everything from the winning act to Santa's visit - Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Save Our Trees!

Tree hugging - some people think it's stupid, right? Wrong!
You may have noticed that the big tree on the entrance to the school's back carpark now has a yellow ribbon around it. Why? Because pretty soon, this 300 year old tree will be no more... This tree has seen the battle of Preston, the building of this school and has survived some pretty tough times - so why would we cut it down? This tree is a vetran tree and it still has another 700 years ahead of it, but because it is not an ancient oak, it will raise no eyebrows if we simply cut all this history down. This tree has a meaning to our school - it is not just a tree, it is part of our history, Brougthons history! If we saw down this tree, we will not just be losing a chunk of tree, we will be losing a chunk of Broughton! So protest against this murder - protest against losing this tree! As well as this tree, we will also be cutting down more of these natural wonders further down the carpark - including Broughtons second oldest oak. This particular oak - if we keep it - should live to see baby Prince George's great, great grandchildren rule, but as current things stand - it wont even live to see next summer. Can you imagine our school without the wonderful things we call trees - no? Then sign your name in the comments to show your support for saving this tree!
Report by Megan and Izzi.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Sports Day 2013

Despite the threat of rain, we were able to hold another successful Sports Day ... one that saw a number of school records being broken.  Click here to check out the new Sports Day Special website created by the Media Team and to access  photos, reports, interviews and results.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

The Paparazzi Plague BBEC

Today, for our Media Club task we had to imagine that every adult we saw in school was a famous celebrity and that we were members of the Paparazzi. As you know, the Paparazzi like to snatch photos of celebrities going about their daily lives and then sell these photographs to newspapers and magazines. This is how they earn their living. We spent twenty minutes sneaking round school looking for unsuspecting "celebrities" and trying to snap them before they knew it. Only one person got angry with us and demanded that we delete the photos we had taken without permission. One or two others, though, suddenly turned very camera shy. If these people really were celebrities, which shot do you think we would get most money for and why?

 by Harry, Suleman and Deen.  


Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Harry and Dylan's Battle of Hastings rap

Me (Harry) and Dylan worked together to create this poem/rap in Humanitites about The Battle Of Hastings:
The battle started with William' A strong and wealthy man.
And that cheeky old Harold. He lived in a can.
 They had a disagreement, About who should be king.
Turned into an all out riot. Y'know that sort of thing.
 They fought and fought and fought, Up and down the hill.
Their one and only motive, To kill and kill and kill!
 This went on for hours, Until Will thought a cunning plan.
 So he gathered them all together, And they came man by man.
 "We shall fake retreat, Then turn around for the surprise attack
 We'll deliver a massacre Then we'll go back."
 So thats what they did. Tricked 'em all.
And that turned into, The Saxons fall.
 But did Harold really get shot in the eye? We might never know.

That's it. What do you think?

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Anne Frank History of Today (my first blog)

  During this week many Religious Education groups, mainly Year 8, came to visit the exibition and see the life of Jewish girl, Anne Frank, who wrote her own diary during World War II/ Holocaust. This famous celebration was supported by The Anne Frank Trust; it was set up in the library.

  I bet some of you might think, why was she so special? She was special because she was around our age; before this event happened, she was an typical girl with an average life

  Before I finish, we have to say a big thank you to Marian and Adam who were from the Anne Frank Trust and providing this event for the school. In addition to Marian and Adam, we had our thirteen Year 8 guides who we are grateful for.
Our Year 8 guides: -
Zulaikha, Adam, Callum, Matt, Josh, Louis, Gitana, Maddie, Melissa,
Bethany, Ammarah, Frankie and Megan
8J1 being told information by Adam 

Anne Frank Exhibition

This Week
Report on Anne Frank Exhibition
Last tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday about 10 pupils of year 8 were trained to be Anne Frank educators. On the Tuesday and Wednesday two members of the Anne Frank Trust, Marian and Adam came into school to educate us on Anne Frank, her family and the holocaust. Training us to be Anne Frank educators. A exhibition was set up all around the library with pupils work on display. The pupils being trained were guided around the exhibition by Marian and Adam before being taught more about the holocaust improving their knowledge on the subject. This all leading up to the guides teaching classes from the school and also a year 6 class from Broughton Primary School.

On Wednesday every pupil being trained decided what they wanted to do the next two days to the classes. The options were to either to do a workshop including a suitcase with a replica of Anne Frank’s diary inside. Or to pick about three or four sections/ boards of the story of the holocaust to explain to other pupils.

On Thursday, classes came in including three year 8 classes, one year 7 class and one year 10 class. The pupils taught the year 7s and 8s working very hard to make sure all the pupils involved understood everything the guides said. Some of the guides even took over one of the Anne Frank Trust members jobs of introducing the topic to the classes and doing a brief explanation of the story.

Some of the guides said that Friday was the highlight of the week because a year 6 class from Broughton joined us for the afternoon. Each guide was given either 2 or 3 children to take round the whole exhibition and teach everything to them. Each year 6 pupil was given a Anne Frank booklet to fill in on the way round with help from their guides. There was activities to do on the way round. Afterwards each child had a drink and a biscuit and sat down to chat with their guides. By this time the guides had formed a bond with their year 6 pupils so had a lovely time just talking together. Teachers from Broughton Primary School commented on how well the guides taught the children and how friendly they were.

This was a great event and we hope to do it or something similar in the future.

Report By Maddie Cowgill Smith

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Naional Hobbit Day

Pupils Celebrate National Hobbit Day

As the book the Hobbit approaches its 76th book anniversary and the new film has recently been released (film 1 of a trilogy), national hobbit day is an important day to the school. To celebrate this literacy genius, the school promoted lots of hobbit themed quizzes and activities - and many pupils came to school dressed up as characters from the Lord of The Rings/Hobbit!

The book, written by J. R .R. Tolkien, a teacher at Oxford University, was originally intended as a tale to amuse his children – but then developed into a worldwide phenomenon and the sequel trilogy (The Lord of The Rings) soon followed. 76 years on the book has transformed into a major motion picture directed by Peter Jackson.

We asked pupils if they had seen the film and it came out with mainly positive reviews, as more than half the pupils had seen (and enjoyed!) the film.  Even more pupils had read the books and it amazes many that even though it was published in 1937, it still wows and captivates children and adults alike today. 

We saw lots of interesting costumes and many people took part in the ‘Best Dressed Hobbit’ competition held in the library. Also in the library, at lunch and break people were able to bring up their lunch and enjoy reading the books and watching bits of The Lord of The Rings in a special ‘Hobbit Reading/Film Area.’

All in all, the event was a great success and both students and teachers alike enjoyed the day and look forward to celebrating Bilbo and Frodo Baggins Birthday on 22nd of September!

Report by Megan Whitlock.

The Thing I (Rob) did This Week

The Week At BBEC
By Robert Dunkley

This week wasnt the most exciting week at broughton, but in english set 2 class of year 8 had the extreme task of writing the highwayman poem (only 6 paragraphs) and then after the barbaric task they could listen to the nice soothing music of the dick turpin horrible history song for a little treat.

The paragraph was a long olden paragraph. The paragraph was at least 200 words long and the set 2 class had to write it on an A5 sheet of  paper in are book. Everyone succeeded the task and could listen to the music of horrible history.

The song was about the great dick turpin who robbed the rich. The song was the music to the kids ears as when the song ended the bell rung and they could flee the school and get home for tea.