Pi Day!

On Friday 13th March, we celebrated Pi Day by having a Pi recital competition.
Well done to all that took part, there were some breathtaking performances!
The Pi champion this year was Ksusha Curtis in Year 10 who won it with 153 digits, winning it by just a few digits!
All participants were rewarded with Cherry or Apple pie! 


Katie and Joe ran in Liverpool!

Katie M Parker (Year 11) and Joe Matthews (Year 8)
ran in the English Schools Cross Country in Liverpool on Saturday 14th March.

They both represented the school as part of the Leicestershire team. 


SILVER for our girls badminton

The badminton finals took place at Babington Academy on 3rd March.
The BGLC girls Year 7 – 9 did amazingly well coming second and getting a well earned silver medal!🥈

Congratulations to:
Lexie Edwards – Year 7
Chloe Barnes – Year 7
Sophie Rose – Year 8
Shree Pardivalla – Year 8

Glenfield Hospital Interactive Trip

To kick off National Careers Week this year, 28 students from Post-16 mostly from our MedHedz group attended Glenfield Hospital training unit for a morning of talks, interactive activities and a tour of the Mental Health Unit. This is the first time that NHS Leicestershire Partnership Trust has put on the event. The event started with an introduction to the centre and hospital, then the students spilt into groups according to their interests for the professional talk. The students chose from one of the following options; Doctor, Physiotherapy or Health & Social Care roles.

The Health and Social Care talk comprised of representatives from Inspire to Care, Loros and the NHS Leicestershire Partnership Trust who work directly with providers of Health & Social services in community hospitals. For these careers the most important thing is your values as a person. A lot of Health & Social Care roles are based on value based competences rather than qualifications – they can come later. Many of our students found Dr Bagir’s talk (pictured above) from a perspective of being an interviewer of new doctors very enlightening.  Yes everyone has the grades else you wouldn’t have got onto the medicine degree, it’s the unscripted interview where you talk about yourself allowing your personally to shine through that gets you the job!

A lot of fun and learning was had at the interactive active event. Students got to try on various glasses to see what their vision would be like if they were to have cataracts, age-related loss of central vision, diabetic retinopathy or tunnel vision. They got to test each other’s blood pressure, oxygen saturation, blood pressure and temperature with a trained nurse. She informed us that the applications for the Nursing Associate Programme are open now for October’s intake on the University Hospitals Leicestershire website. This is a Level 4/5 programme in which you achieve a Nursing Associate foundation degree.

University of Leicester had presentative from Operating Department Practice. There is a national shortage of theatre staff. These are people who are with a patient before they go into surgery, during surgery and afterwards. They assist the surgeon in the theatre by checking equipment is sterile before surgery, handing tools to surgeons and being an extra pair of hands to do tasks such as retract skin. They assess patients in recovery, when they first wake up using pain scales. They can give medicine the surgeon has already prescribed should they need them when they wake up.

Four apprentices were on hand to talk about their experience of being an apprentice in the NHS. Two had finished their level 2 qualifications and had go straight onto employment in the Occupational Therapy Department and Speech & Language Therapy Department as assistants. One had completed her Level 3 Occupational Therapy course and is now working the in Mental Health department. The NHS is the 7th biggest employer in the world and the largest employer of females, currently 75% of the workforce.

All the students had fun using a phone app to see internal organs of their friends. The students left bubbling with thoughts and ideas about their futures and where their career could take them. I received so many positive comments about the student’s behaviour, their interest and prior knowledge when asked medical related questions.

Mrs Dymond, Campus Careers Advisor

The LeicestershireLive Carer of the Year awards was held on the 30th January, rewarding, recognising and celebrating unsung private and professional carers who help better the lives of others.

Year 9 student Madison Dunn, was nominated by her mum Deborah, who spoke about how Madison had been through a lot with her father’s illness and friends’ situations but she still continued with her school work and would help her brothers out. Deborah mentioned that Madison’s older brothers were terminally ill and her younger brother has dyslexia. Madison helps her younger brother with his homework and helps her mum around the house, as well as supporting her friends.  

It was an afternoon event that started at 12pm and finished at 4pm.  The host was Kate Solomons and the guest speaker was Councillor Christine Radford. There were over 200 guests in attendance and 13 different awards were presented. The afternoon included a 3 course meal and sparkling drinks on arrival.




Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Mrs Stewart’s Year 12 Media students attended a Film Director Day at the Warner Bros. Studio on Friday 14th February.  They had access to the VIP areas and participated in a ‘Camera Choices’ workshop led by the studio team.

They then enjoyed a tour around the studio learning how special effects are created within the movie industry.  Some students even gave the Butter Beer a try!

A fantastic and informative day was had by all.


Ex-student Michael Goodall, aged 47, is a Commander in the Royal Navy and is appearing in the new series of the Channel 5 documentary ‘A life at sea’ 9.00pm tonight. The documentary follows everyday life on board Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan.
Well done on your successful career Michael!
We love to hear from ex-students who would like to share their stories with us, so please get in touch! canderson@brookvalegroby.com