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Reflective trip to Walsingham

Year 10 RE students have an annual visit to Walsingham in Norfolk. Jasmine Stacey describes the trip: Walsingham is notable for its religious shrines in honour of the Virgin Mary and attracts around 250,000 pilgrims each year, as individuals or as parish groups accompanied by their priest. It also contains the ruins of two medieval monastic houses. So, the trip was a great opportunity for students to enhance their knowledge of the Christian faith and experience first-hand the significance of the holy site that pilgrims have visited for centuries. On arriving at Walsingham, we were greeted and welcomed to the shrine by staff Pauline Lovelock and Geoff Arden. They both did an excellent job of guiding us around the historic sites and involving us in the various activities that pilgrims do when they come to Walsingham. As well as this we were greeted by Joe, who is a trainee priest doing a theology degree, which was really interesting as it gave us an insight as to how we can further our religious studies in the future. We walked through the outside area of the chapel of reconciliation (Roman Catholic). When the number of pilgrims exceeds the capacity of the Chapel, the panelling at the back of the sanctuary can be opened up and the altar becomes the focal point for pilgrims gathered in the Shrine grounds. Then we were lead into the Slipper Chapel (dedicated to St Catherine of Alexandria) which served pilgrims on their way to England’s Nazareth. Saint Catherine was the patron saint…

Sports Awards 2019

The annual BVC Sports Awards evening was held on Monday 1st July. Over 100 students attended the dinner, enjoying an evening of awards, sports quizes as well as an inspirational guest speaker. Helen Gilder, joint head of PE, said: "The students were selected because they had been valued and committed members of at least 2 extra-curricular sports clubs this academic year. Most of them have also represented the school in external tournaments and matches. "It was a great evening with everyone celebrating this year’s sporting successes as well as spending an enjoyable evening with their fellow team mates." Guest speaker was the inspirational founder of Power2Inspire, John Willis. John was born without fully formed arms and legs, and established the charity's mission – Inclusion through Sport. Determined that his experience as a child of being excluded from sports, should not be repeated he had become an inspiration to both able-bodied and disabled sportsmen all over the world. prizewinners are photographed above with John. The main winners of the evening were Genevra Harraway and Patrick Robinson who won Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year (right). The team of the year was the Year 7&8 Girls Football team which reached the quarter finals of the national schools football championship this year. AWARD WINNER Football Player of the Year KS3 Football Player of the Year KS4 Harry Hanson Patrick Robinson Football Girls Player of the Year Loen Groom Basketball Player of the Year Hugo Briggs Cricket Player of the Year Kyran Shackleton Netball Player of the Year KS3…

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