Life and Times BUdmouth academy

Budmouth’s Trip to NASA

By Freya Stanger (Year 13)

April 2020

On the 11th February 2020, 3 students from Budmouth Sixth form – Henry Bell, Martha Brown and Daniel Lane flew to America for 10 days, meeting 15 other students from varying Aspiration Academies, where they visited 2 NASA Space Stations.

This amazing trip was funded by the Academy’s Trust – giving the students an incredible opportunity to learn about NASA and look behind the scenes of these space stations, with access to parts of the centres that not even the public can go!

The trip began with 5 days in Houston, where the students visited the NASA Johnson Space Centre – one of NASA’s largest research and development facilities, learning about the history of space missions and listening to lectures about the universe in the huge planetarium. Not only were the focus of these talks on astronauts and physicists, but also the roles that are less in the limelight such as accountants, writers and psychologists. And this gave the students a sense of just how many people are needed to work at NASA, helping them to understand the enormous scale that NASA operates at. This wider view of NASA helped Daniel to open his career aspirations as he saw that you don’t need maths or science to work in this industry – a diversity of minds is welcomed. Here at the Johnson Space Centre, Henry, Martha and Daniel had the opportunity to have private access to go behind the scenes of the Houston Space Centre to see a 1:1 scale of a space station – seeing the most advanced science, technology and engineering in practise! They also saw the Apollo Missions Launchpad which Martha said was one of the highlights of the trip.

From Houston, the students flew to Florida where they spent 4 days at the John. F Kennedy Space Centre – NASA’s primary launch centre of human spaceflight. During their time here, the students were able to have a more practical approach to their education of space by building their own small-scale rockets with the guidance of NASA after seeing the vehicle assembly building where the rockets are built! They also saw the control rooms from which the space flights are directed from and visited the Neil Armstrong Virtual Reality Lab over the course of the few days at this space centre.

Whilst these 3 students were fortunate enough to go on this incredible NASA trip – they had to undergo a selection process to gain a place for this experience. There were initially 30 students who wrote an application letter. From here the remaining applicants had an interview with director of the Centre of Excellence Marcel Ciantar and accompanying interviewers, describing why they wanted to visit NASA and also what the benefits of the trip would be for them. Following this, the final students completed a fitness and aptitude test, narrowing down the candidates to the last 3 – Henry, Martha and Daniel – earning their place for the NASA trip!

Whilst initially the adjustment to a new country and new people was challenging, the students quickly acclimatised and found their confidence through not only doing presentations but also socialising with new people each day. Daniel said that seeing the workers and volunteers at NASA show passion and love for their job, has motivated him to push himself out his comfort zone and inspired him to perhaps study abroad – something he may not have considered without the academy’s funding and help for this NASA trip.

This experience has helped Henry by consolidating his aspirations to become an astronautics engineer by finding out how he can step foot into the competitive industry and meeting people that can help his career in the future.

Overall, the 3 students felt they left the NASA experience more confident in not only themselves but also in their career paths or further education that they are aspiring to achieve in their futures.

Meet the Engineer

By Freya Stanger (Year 13)

April 2020

During March, Budmouth held the annual Meet The Engineer Event for years 11, 12 and 13 engineering students.

This event is held up in CEIL where the students have the chance to showcase their projects, coursework and final pieces to local industries such as ASM (technology supplier) and Babcock (defence supplier e.g. tanks). The students work hard throughout the year to plan and create their designs, finishing with final projects such as speakers and phone holders to present to the businesses.

During this event they have 5 minute speed interviews where they tell each business about their work and exhibit their projects to the board. From these interviews, the students receive feedback to improve their projects and are also given ideas and insights as to how their work would be used or adapted in real industries.

For the students, it is also an opportunity to receive apprenticeships or to look at other routes such as further education, as Bournemouth University attend this event to interview the students.

Overall, Meet The Engineer is an incredible opportunity for the students to present their work to real companies and it’s one event which they look forward to each year!

Ten Tors Training

By Katie Honebon (Year 13)

March 2020

Last week a number of Budmouth students completed the 4th Ten Tors training walk, leaving them with just two to go before the real challenge. The 24 students from years 9, 10 and 12 were dropped off at Durlston Head in Swanage and had to walk back along the coast in preparation for the 35 (or 45 for one team) mile walk across the northern half of Dartmoor that will take place in early May.

By the end of the challenge these brave students will have completed first aid training and will have received a national navigation award (bronze) as well as a medal and certificate for their relentlessness and hard work.

The challenge is attempted annually by 2,400 under 18s in 400 teams of six. The teams navigate routes of either 35, 45 or 55 miles over the Northern half of Dartmoor, visiting ten check points in under two days.

The challenge is organised by the Army’s Headquarters South West and has been since 1960, making this year the 60th anniversary!

For those who are ambitious enough to take on the Ten Tors challenge, most would agree it is a life changing experience that builds skills and memories for life.

The next training weekend, which will be at Dartmoor, is planned for the end of the month.

The Kiosk

By Keira Toombs (Kiosk Leader)

March 2020

One of the many opportunities provided by the CEIL programme is the Kiosk- the school’s internal shop that provides stationary and other products for both students and teachers. It is run by the Sixth Form Kiosk project members behind the scenes, with a group of younger year students managing the daily sales. This requires a level of trust and friendship to be formed, not only between the sixth form members but also with the younger students. This keeps a real and constant link between Sixth Form and the lower school, one of few projects in the school to maintain a link and provide the lower school with older students who can help them on a weekly basis. In our team we have established a strong bond that has led to trust and therefore a better work flow for the Kiosk.

It starts in January of Year 12 where you are given a few weeks of training before having a smooth transition where the year 13 leave and hand over to the Year 12 has to run it. One key element of the Kiosk is that anyone can be elected for the task, but it’s their effort and input that keeps them involved. It is comprised of individuals who do not necessarily know each other before and would not necessarily work together otherwise, but by the end the result is a team that can work together cohesively and achieve goals.

Possible roles for members include: Finance, Leader, Marketing, Mentor, Secretary and Stock Management and Merchandise buying, these cover a wide range of skills and abilities meaning the programme can be individualised based on challenge level. All of these roles are vital and without all of them the programme would not run smoothly; it is also vital that these roles have constant and clear communication so that all tasks are done to the highest standard and on time. It truly is a microcosm of a real business, and so provides people with a valuable experience for their CV no matter where they have their eyes set for the future. It is one of the most transferable projects, because it focuses on building many skills simultaneously like confidence, professional relationship building, leadership, time management and other refined skills that come from the individual task that you have.

From my experience of being a member of the kiosk team, I would strongly recommend the opportunity to anyone that is offered the chance. No matter what year you are in you can get involved now, for sixth former students the opportunity to manage is there and for lower years, the chance to run it at lunchtime and join the amazing team that already exists. It is a great opportunity to make new friends and develop your skills.

Sixth Form Enrichment at Queen Charlotte Nursing Home

By Benjamin Puddick and Abbey Monaghan (Year 12)

March 2020

Visiting the Queen Charlotte care home has been an informative and enjoyable experience for us. Most residents are suffering from various levels of dementia, and it has been an eye opening experience of their day-to-day life. The staff at the Queen Charlotte helped us with our confidence around residents, as they showed us how to interact with them whilst offering support.

Benjamin: I decided to visit the care home as I wanted to offer some of my free time to helping the older generation, specifically to those who may find the concept of living in a care home constricting. I have been spending a significant amount of time with a resident named Tony, who is an ex-aerospace engineer. We regularly converse about my work in A-level engineering, and enjoy participating in activities organised by the care home.

Abbey: I chose to visit the care home because I aspire to be a social worker, and this opportunity gives me experience helping people who suffer from mental illnesses. The staff helped me to enhance my ability to communicate effectively with vulnerable adults. This experience also adds on to the A-level course I am doing, this being Health and Social. Audrey is the resident I am paired with, and she finds it enjoyable to talk with people. Because she is blind, and some of the activities rely on sight, she loves just talking in general.

We both have gained a large amount of knowledge through visiting the care home. We have also loved sharing stories with residents and staff whilst partaking in activities designed for the residents, such as chair yoga and a dignity event, which spread awareness of the standard of care they require

Democracy Day 2020

By Katie Honebon (Year 13)

February 2020

This years 6th form democracy day saw the beginning of a new start for the year 12 and 13 students. We said goodbye to the former union (Erin Stow, Trevona Jolliffe, Blair Wilson and Alena Auger) and welcomed a new set of ambitious students to take over. After each student bravely pitched their manifesto and answered a difficult series of questions from the rest of the 6th form, year 12s and 13s spent some time taking part in democracy based activities as well as voting for the next student union.

The candidates for executive officers were...

Leonii Allington

Willow Bowkett

Amos Holland

Torin Moss

And president...

Robyn Keyworth

Hollie Pilkington

William Mullins

Jack Weeks

Before the results were revealed, 6th form students got the opportunity to experience a question time style session with a panel consisting of Marcel Ciantar, Erin Stow, Tom Lane and Tony Ferrari. As a youth worker, Tom Lane was able to give a great insight into issues relating to drugs and youth crime. Tony Ferrari, from the Dorset council, discussed the current climate crisis as well as Erin Stow who stood as a student voice. Marcel Ciantar, director of the CEIL, was able to apply his experience and knowledge to topics such as university tuition fees.

To end the day, the results of the election were announced, with our new president revealed as Hollie Pilkington. With the second highest number of votes came Jack Weeks, which placed him into the role of Vice President. Finally, the three executive officers were revealed to be Leonii Allington, Willow Bowkett and Amos Holland.

Speaking to the former student union, who were fantastic in enabling events such as the Christmas quiz and the trip to Bath, I asked Erin if she had any advice for the new union.

“Just be realistic in your ambitions and understand how much work goes on behind the scenes. And make sure people pay their union fees!”

Raising money for charity

By Katie Honebon (Year 13)

February 2020

Trinity McCann made news back in December when she had her hair cut for the Little Princess Trust.

Trinity, from 7CED, managed to raise a whopping £550 and make one wig in aid of a very important cause!

The Little Princess Trust is a charity which provides real hair wigs for free to children and young adults who have sadly lost their own hair through cancer treatment as well as a range of other conditions.

The charity also funds important, life saving research into childhood cancers, meaning Trinity’s support and bravery has gone to an amazing cause.

Trinity was rewarded with a well deserved principles commendation for her brilliant work and we are sure that acts like these will be able to inspire others to do the same throughout the college.

Money was also raised on the 14th of February as students got to wear non school uniform and donate £1 each for the Hawking’s charity Motor Neurone Disease, which funds and promotes crucial research into MND globally.

Sporting success for Budmouth

By Katie Honebon (Year 13)

January 2020

Christmas half term is over, and Budmouth students and teachers alike are now getting busy preparing for the upcoming mocks and exams. 2020 will certainly be a fresh opportunity for success and growth within the academy, but before we forget about 2019 there are a range of sporting events and successes to be celebrated!

Firstly, back in November, Budmouth had the chance to hold the year 2 Multi-skills Festival, which was hosted by the year 7-13 sport leaders. The event, which was opened with a warm welcome from year 12’s Lauren Holder, aimed to give young children the opportunity to develop the physical skills needed for sports later on in life.

120 year 2’s from St George’s primary and Conifers primary school spent two hours rotating around 15 activities ranging from hopping and running to balancing and catching.

The older members of 6th form acted as superb role models to the younger leaders and represented Budmouth brilliantly to the other schools, with events like this being great for developing confidence, leadership and teamwork.

Then, more recently, Budmouth got to compete in the School Games Area under 13s and under 15s dodgeball competition. The competition was hosted and umpired by the year 12 Btec sport students, who once again proved to be a great example to younger years, and was aimed at students who hadn’t had the chance to represent the school in a sport before.

Budmouth had two year 8 teams and two year 10 teams and were hugely successful. With Tyler Richardson, Casey Bardell, Theo Hawkins and Alex James winning the U15 competition and Callum Churchill, Zac Care, Rhys Carr, Josh Macdonald and Luke Lansink winning the U13 competition!

The other students were also fantastic, with Fred Lexster, Louis Ozaki-Barker, Charlie Seymour and Fraser Whiting (year 8) losing to Atlantic by just 2-1 games, as well as Jake Garland, Seb Galka, Neo Wills, Charlie Hastings and Malik Inglis (year 10) losing by just two games overall!

As we move into the new year there are definitely more sporting achievements to come for Budmouth as the students continue to get involved and enthusiastic.

Senior Prize Giving Evening

With Guest Speaker Josh Frampton (Budmouth Alumnus)

December 2019

Budmouth Academy’s Senior Prize Giving

By Freya Stanger (Year 13)

On the last Thursday before the Christmas holidays parents, students and teachers were welcomed to the Senior Prize Giving event at Budmouth Academy. The purpose of this event was to recognise the array of achievements and talents that students from year 10 to year 13 have and also the students that had left Budmouth to start their first year at universities across the country.

The evening was introduced by the academy’s principal - Mr David Herbert, giving a warm welcome to all. Senior student Joshua Frampton addressed the audience by speaking of his time here at Budmouth, including his involvement in the CCF, receiving the Sam Mico Scholarship from his work in CEIL and being part of the Sixth Form Union team with his role as president. All of this engagement at Budmouth helped him to achieve 3 A*A level grades in Physics, Chemistry and Maths leading him to a place at York university to study Natural Sciences. Josh concluded his talk with gratitude and thanks to the teachers and staff at Budmouth who helped him to achieve the incredible accomplishments that have pushed him to reach his goals.

A number of other students were recognised for their achievements and awards given for each subject throughout the years were given for top academic performers. In year 10, Grayson Kiely received this award for Art, followed by Olivia McCulloch for Business Studies and many more awards were followed. However, achievements that are not academic were also recognised with Michael Bailey receiving an award for Outstanding Achievement outside of school and Imogen Watson being praised for Outstanding Contribution to the academy. These hard working students received trophies, certificates and shields to recognise their hard work and dedication.

Following the year 10 awards, year 11 collected prizes for GCSE’s with Xander Rendall winning a subject award for Business Studies and Owen Biosse for Computer Science. Whilst many students received a variety of awards, Gina Demontis was recognised for multiple subjects such as Chemistry, Geography, Maths, Physics as well as winning the Overall Highest Attainment trophy. Although all the academic subjects had students receiving awards, non-academic achievements were not overlooked with Aimee Hill getting an award for Outstanding Contribution and Sophie Hurrion for Outstanding Achievement in sport.

After applauding the GCSE students, year 12 were next to receive their awards with Jamie Blair up for a subject award for PE and Charlotte Vickory for Religious Studies. Erin Stow, the current president of Sixth Form, received two awards – one for attainment in Business Studies and also Outstanding Contribution for her work as president such as implementing recycling throughout the Academy. The award for Outstanding Achievement was presented to Freya Stanger for her efforts in the Great Britain Biathle Team.

Finally, the evening was concluded with year 13 receiving their subject awards, with Nial Turner for Geology and Jasmine Cardiff for Photography with many more awards given out. However, Joshua Frampton could not go unrecognised for his outstanding achievements, so he received awards for Chemistry, Maths, Outstanding Contribution and finally Highest Attainment Overall. Mollie Densley-Robbins also received Highest Attainment Overall and the CEIL prize was awarded to Amelia Luff for her outstanding work and contribution throughout the CEIL programme.

This awards event praised students who have worked hard to achieve amazing grades or incredible sporting achievements. Similar events will be held later on in the year to acknowledge even more impressive accomplishments that Budmouth students achieve.

Guest Speaker Josh Frampton

Hi everyone, I’m Josh and I studied at Budmouth from September 2012 to June 2019, so not much of an alumnus, but here we are.

Over the past few years there’s been so many amazing speakers at these prize giving events.

We’ve had adventurers, marketing managers, veterans... so to have been asked to come and speak to you all tonight was very daunting.

I’ve certainly not served the country, or started my own business... I can barely just manage to cook a gammon steak without setting the fire alarm off!

However, when I reflect on my experiences whilst being at Budmouth, I’ve actually done some pretty good stuff!

Lets go back to 2012, a time when the HUB was just opened, and the toilets were actually clean; when Sinead Gallagher was only known as the scary IT lady; and when Richard Fortescue probably still didn’t have any hair.

As a Year 7, I was encouraged to seek out as many opportunities as possible by both my family and Sian Bell, who I have to say is up there with Sinead as the two most incredible form tutors ever.

When I say I tried everything, I mean everything!

Year Committee, rugby team, art club, swimming team, even boys break dance... I’m warning you now, if you’re ever with me in a club and Labrinth’s Earthquake comes on, get ready for a show because Kelly Andow taught me well!

Anyway, as the years went on, I had a go at more sports from volleyball to handball to being a sports leader, talent inspiration programme and also progressed from the Year Committee to Vice Chair of the College Council, as well as leading Prom Committee events, such as the original Budmouth lip sync battle.

I can safely say ladies and gentlemen, that that will be the first and last time I pull my trousers down on stage with Sian Bell whilst wearing a monkey mask and dancing to Bruno Mars’ Lazy Song.

The pain I had to go through watching myself, just so I could get this screenshot is unreal, so I hope you enjoy it.

After GCSE exams, I was fortunate enough to expedition in Ecuador for a month with the Dorset Expeditionary Society where we traversed the Andes, explored the Amazon rainforest and got a real taste of South American culture.

This was partially funded by the combined cadet force, of which I was a part of from year nine to eleven, allowing me to be in the remembrance parade, complete a first aid course, achieve my bronze, silver and gold DofE awards, and even fly a plane!

I was very happy to get high enough grades to get into Budmouth’s sixth form, and so I started studying Chemistry, Physics and Maths.

It’s not really a surprise, after the five years in lower school on various committees, that I campaigned and was elected for President of the student union, however unlike the previous roles, I actually had a bit of independence to make a real change in the college.

Alongside rearranging the canteen’s system and menu, I also tackled recycling in the school, which I’d like to pretend was my own idea, but in reality it was Sinead Gallagher’s and I was too scared to say no to her.

I held multiple meetings with students, members of SLT, the previous headmaster and even the Dorset County Council, although unfortunately it never came into effect.

On the plus side, we did orgasnise an absolutely wild Club Tropicana themed leavers ball... you haven’t lived until you’ve seen Kate Sheppard lead a conga line across the whole sailing academy.

Another big part of my sixth form experience was being awarded a Sir Samuel Mico scholarship through my work in CEIL, which led to four weeks of paid work experience at a fish farm on Portland Port.

I’m not going to go into too much detail about the whole process, or the life cycle of the lumpfish that we grow there, because that’ll probably kill you off faster than one of Mark Henman’s assemblies.

However, I can say with extreme confidence, that this was the most beneficial opportunity I received whilst being at Budmouth.

Not only did it look great on my CV, but I learnt some invaluable scientific and business skills that I can apply to both my current studies and my real life.

So where does that leave me?

Currently I’m at the University of York studying Natural Sciences, and no, before you say anything, it has nothing to with Geography or the Earth!

You wouldn’t believe how many people ask me that on a daily basis.

During the course, I take three single subject science degrees at the same time - Maths, Chemistry and Physics.

I know it sounds like a lot, and that’s because it is!

But I am also having the most amazing time at university, and have met some really great people.

I train with and compete for the university swim team, going to Sheffield for BUCS sport and in the summer term is Roses - the annual York vs Lancaster olympics.

Think Cambridge v Oxford, except more sports and less snobbiness.

And I only have the occasional night out partying.

Now you’re probably thinking, what does any of this have to do Budmouth?

All I can see is some eighteen year-old getting off his face in all the York night clubs. And to be honest, while that is true, I didn’t think there’d be much excitement in sharing pictures of my lab report on the synthesis of 4-methylbenzhyrdol, or the full worked solution to the schrodinger equation.

In all seriousness though, the only reason I am having such an amazing time at university is because I have been shaped by the experiences Budmouth has provided.

I wouldn’t have managed to make new friends had I not learnt to work with people and be confident through the Prom Committee, College Council and sixth form union.

I wouldn’t have done well in the swim team if I hadn’t already experienced so many team sports in lower school.

And without getting up on stage and making a fool of myself at both the lip sync battle and leavers assembly, there’s no way in a million years that I’d have ever sang, or should I say performed Its Raining Men, not once but twice at karaoke nights!

Most importantly, without Budmouth’s support in both my academic and extracurricular activities, I wouldn’t even be at York in the first place!

Yes I got good grades, but it’s the adventures I’ve had at Budmouth that really made me stand out during the application process.

The final bit I’ve been asked to talk about, is advice for the Year 11’s, 12’s and 13’s on GCSEs, a levels and uni, so here is my 4 step plan to get you WHIPped into shape for exams.

Number one.

In the wise words of Britney Spears, you better work b.... cause if you don’t, I guarantee you’ll regret it for the rest of your life.

Now clearly I’m preaching to the converted as you’re all here tonight for your incredible efforts in different subjects, however that doesn’t mean to say you can waltz into exams without any revision and just rely on your natural intelligence... you have to make sure you revise revise revise because there’s a difference between knowing the subject and knowing what the examiner wants you to write.

And so what if that makes you a nerd or a sweat?!

Guess who’ll be sweating in the future when they have no GCSEs or A-Levels?

Not you!

Number two.

Make sure you’re getting as much help as possible.

These are your exams, no one else’s, so if you’re unhappy with something on the course, let your teacher know.

The examiners aren’t going to swoop in and say “we’re going to cut out the photosynthesis question for Gladys because her teacher went over it too fast”.

Even if it means teaching yourself some of the content, make sure you fully know everything you can before going into the exam.

Number three.

Get involved!

A blank CV with just your grades will be tossed in the bin without a second look.

Try to participate in as many different experiences as possible, within reason, to both give you some extra qualities and allow you to take your mind off the impending stress of exams.

On top of my exams and extracurricular stuff, I swam for ten hours a week, just to clear my head and ensure I could focus on revision when need be.

And finally number four.

Surround yourself with good friends, family and peers.

I don’t mean the most popular kids in your class, or the most intelligent, but the ones who make you feel most comfortable being yourself.

With one of the biggest obstacles of your life coming up, why should you be stressing about trying to fit in with people who you probably wont see again in a few years time.

If you’re wasting time on people who make you feel that you’re too nerdy, or too fat, or too camp, or too boring, then you aren’t focusing on what’s actually important - your exams!

It took me a few changes in social groups to finally feel comfortable and relaxed being myself, but I fortunately had friends, family and teachers that made me work to the best of my ability, and they are the biggest reason I did so well in my exams.

I’m also very happy to say that all of my Budmouth friends are off succeeding in what ever it is they do, as you will probably see later on tonight.

So overall, I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Budmouth, whether that’s staff or students, who have helped me on my way.

I may not have done anything exceptional with my life yet, but I’m enjoying and that’s what matters the most.

To all the students here tonight, firstly a massive well done for your awards, and I would also like to wish you the best of luck in your upcoming education, exams and careers.

And finally, if you ever have any questions about revision techniques, university applications, exams, whatever, please feel free to find me on facebook or something and I’ll always be happy to help.

Unless its anything to do with food tech and cooking, you should probably just steer clear of me for that one.

Thank you, and I hope you enjoy your night.


The Awardees

Achievements - How They Inspire

An interview with David Herbert by Freya Stanger and Katie Honebon (Year 13)

December 2019

Achievement is something we hear about all the time, whether it be academic, sporting endeavours or even something on a personal level, but what actually is it? We asked this question to head teacher David Herbert to see what it meant to him. He defined it as setting realistic goals for yourself that are ‘big and broad’ to avoid disappointment and shouldn’t always be measured in terms of grades, emphasising how important it is to avoid comparing your achievements and goals to others.

On a more personal level, Mr Herbert felt that his best achievements were not necessarily the milestones in his life (first job, learning to drive, etc.) but instead he was most proud of his family and watching his daughters succeed. When looking at his earlier achievements one that stood out the most was his acceptance into Loughborough to study sport and exercise science. From his rugby and cricket centred background, competing at county and regional level, sporting achievement was always something that inspired him. He spoke a lot about redefining goals and achievements to fit your current situation, which is something he has had to do during his journey to become Budmouth’s head teacher.

A more recent achievement of Mr Herbert’s was leading the school through academisation, however he stressed that the current focus is on setting new goals for the future in order to prompt further achievement within the academy, such as…

-The new sixth form centre.

-Better facilities.

-Even better grades within the school.

Achievement can be seen throughout the academy every day, with Mr Herbert reminding us that even getting out of bed in the morning can be an accomplishment! But every day he is inspired by being able to witness pupils being set back on the right path, using every lesson as an opportunity to achieve.


December 2019

The Scholastic Half-Price Book Fair made a return to the HUB Library from the 3rd-10th December, giving students the opportunity to buy a new book for as little as £1.

The book fair, which was run by our Student Library Assistants, was open to students during break and lunchtimes and it was fantastic to see so many keen readers browsing and buying books.

The Resources Centre receives 10% of the total amount sold in free books, the total sold was £300 which gave us £30 worth of free half-price books.

Thank you to all our Student Library Assistants who helped to make the book fair a success and a special thank you to Olivia Sherry and Ellie-May Hiscutt who helped out everyday and oversaw the running of the fair.


November 2019

The 6th Form Union at Budmouth organised a Bake Off in aid of Children in Need on Friday November 15th. Entries poured in from staff and students across the academy, with the winning cake, baked in the shape of a castle, by Tobias Clifton in year 7. Entries were sold after judging, raising almost £100 for Children in Need. ‘We were impressed by the baking ability on show today’, said Trevona Jolliffe, a member of the Union and baking enthusiast herself. ‘It has been great to see the whole school get involved with this event to support Children in Need.’


November 2019

Sixth Form students at Budmouth Academy have taken part in a health day event. All students have attended sessions designed to be relevant and interesting to students of sixth form age. Year 12 students went to the Pavilion for a hard-hitting Safe Drive Stay Alive presentation organised by Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. Year 13 took part in workshops including cookery, Indian head massage, yoga and healthy relationships. After a brisk healthy walk back to Budmouth year 12 joined year 13 for a session on the effects of drugs and alcohol presented by EDAS.


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