New ‘StudyWith’ website!

‘StudyWith.co.uk’ is a new innovative project!

Students from Brookvale Groby Learning Campus applied to be part in an amazing project, which brings together and showcases technology in an education setting, by creating an Online Learning Platform.  25 students across all three key stages, were chosen to work with Lenovo and PCS Business Systems, to create a website named ‘StudyWith’ which is a website to help teachers and students collect resources and have access to an array of lessons for specific subjects and key stages.

On the 11th December, 25 Brookvale Groby Learning Campus students took a trip with 31 students from Elizabeth Woodville Primary school, to Liverpool World Museum. The aim of this trip was to collect first hand learning resources, film the children’s reactions to certain subjects and film with Lenovo. The Year 5 students from Elizabeth Woodville were there primarily to help the Brookvale Groby students create content and give feedback of the trip, but to also have an enjoyable and educational trip.

   
On the 20th December, TV personality, Helen Skelton visited both Brookvale Groby Learning Campus and Elizabeth Woodville Primary School, to create content for a promotional video, so that Lenovo can advise the website at the Bett Show and other locations.  

  
Helen Skelton
is in the centre of the picture above left, with the project team, and above right, being filmed with the VR headsets on, whilst in a classroom teaching environment.

All of this content is leading up to being displayed at the Bett Show in January 2019, where we will showcase what we have created for Lenovo.

Overall, we would like to thank all of our colleagues that have supported and aided us in this project. But mostly, we would especially like to make it known that we are very grateful for the teams from PCS and Lenovo for making this all a reality.

www.studywith.co.uk   @PCSbusiness    #lenovo      #VR      #tech    #education.

Written by Brookvale Groby Year 12 students; Emily Oxman, Rosie Jeffrey, Jenna Batty, Emma Bailey.

MIKAYLA WILDGOOSE selected to represent England U15’s

MIKAYLA WILDGOOSE SELECTED TO REPRESENT ENGLAND U15 SCHOOLGIRL SQUAD 2018 – 19!

  

Mikayla Wildgoose, Year 9 student here at Brookvale Groby Learning Campus, plays for Leicester City Women’s U14’s team.  On Sunday 11th November she was selected to represent the Midand’s in a Regional Trial organised by the English Schools Football Association. Mikayla successfully made it through to represent the Midlands in the international trials. These U15’s trials, were held on the 9th December at Stafford Town FC, where she competed with the best players from the South West, Sout East and North regional trials, for final England squad selection.

Congratulations to Mikayla, as she has been selected for the U15’s Girls England squad 2018 – 19!

WELL DONE MIKAYLA! 

Year 9 student Will Alves entered the MOTD ‘Can You Kick It’ competition in the search for the
UK’s best young technical freestyle footballer, between the ages of 10 to 14, and has WON! 

Hosted by ‘Sam and Mark’ from CBBC and world champion freestyler John Farnworth,
the final of the 10 episodes was aired on Friday 14th December.

Click on the URL below to view this episode including a good luck message from Harry Maguire:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0001jbs/match-of-the-day-can-you-kick-it-series-1-10-the-grand-final-the-top-four-players-battle-it-out-to-be-crowned-champion

     

Will battled through to the final 4, completing a skills course TWICE in the best time,
with the fewest penalties to WIN!

The course consisted of:
a drone drop > dribble test > tyres > mini goals > balance board > triple targets > 20 touch challenge > goal targets > dribble turn test > moving targets > finishing off with a sprint to the finish with a diving header!

   

Will lifted the trophy and also won premier league tickets for a match of his choice;
Liverpool v Arsenal game!

WELL DONE WILL – FANTASTIC SKILL AND EFFORT!
Brookvale Groby Learning Campus is so proud of you!

 

Leicester Mercury Education Awards 2018

The picture above is of our 8 finalists from the Leicester Mercury Education Awards
hosted at the King Power on Thursday 6th December.
WELL DONE TO ALL OUR FINALISTS AND WINNERS!

Grace Fleming WON ‘Student of the Year’
and Evie Dunn WON the ‘Music Excellence Award’!
WELL DONE TO BOTH GIRLS!

Full coverage will appear in Wednesday 12th December’s Leicester Mercury!

It was a fabulous evening of celebration, with
BGLC having 8 out of 39 finalists and 2 winners out of possible 13 categories!

Science Club

KS3 & 4 Science Club has been running every Wednesday after school, for the past 6 weeks. Students were invited to sign up for the sessions they were interested in, including; rocket making, fruit DNA extraction and fire writing to name but a few.  Last night’s activity was burning metals in oxygen – see the pictures of students lifting the lid of heated metals to allow oxygen in.  Next was an impressive display of acetone being burnt to measure the speed of fire!

       

Year 11 Practice Interviews

On Thursday 29th November, a majority of Year 11 students were interviewed by local business volunteers.

This provided students with the opportunity to practice their interview techniques and to boost their confidence for real life!  The remaining Year 11 students will be given the same experience on Wednesday 19th December, arranged by Leicestershire Cares.

     

‘StudyWith.co.uk’ is a new innovative project!

Students applied to be part in an amazing project, that brings together and showcases technology in an education setting, by creating an Online Learning Platform.  23 students across all three key stages, were chosen to work with Lenovo and PCS Business Systems.

The project’s aim is centered on creating distance learning resources, for students in a range of educational settings, including children in hospital schools such as Great Ormond Street Hospital, giving students the opportunity to visit places that they are currently unable to visit themselves. In conjunction with Elizabeth Woodville Primary School, we will be creating our own website to showcase the content and media we create. This will contain resources, lessons and virtual reality experiences for our school and others to explore. The project and equipment such as virtual reality headsets, 180 degree cameras, tablets and laptops are being provided by Lenovo for the duration of our project.

On Thursday 29th November Mr Chris McQuade; Operations Manager of PCS came to BGLC, to guide the students through the project’s website brief and to demonstrate the amazing equipment!

       

Dulci Binns and Mikayla Wildgoose both Year 9 students here at Brookvale Groby Learning Campus, both play for Leicester City Women’s U14’s team.  On Sunday 11th November they were selected to represent the Midand’s in a Regional Trial organised by the English Schools Football Association. Dulci and Mikayla successfully made it through and will now go on to represent the Midlands in the impending final international trials. These U15’s trials, will be held on the 9th December at Stafford Town FC, where they will compete with the best players from the South West, Sout East and North regional trials, for final England squad selection.

   

WELL DONE MIKALYA & DULCI – BROOKVALE GROBY ARE REALLY PROUD OF YOU!

Good luck for the final trials, for the U15’s Girls England squad selection!