School News

Mayor of Sitges visits BSB!

Last Friday, 15th December, the Mayor of Sitges, Miquel Forns i Fusté, and the Alderman of Education, Sports and Youth, Eduard Terrado i Pablo, paid a coutersy visit to the Sitges campus of The British School of Barcelona.
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Team-Building Dynamics for BSB Year 12 Students

On 9th November 83 Year 12 students and 8 BSB teachers took the winding road to Cardona for a two-day residential packed with activities designed around team building and getting to know one another. Mr Richardson; Director of Pre-U, tells us all about this fantastic new experience.
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En Garde! New Fencing Lessons at BSB Sitges

The week commencing 13th November saw the children experience an activity that is somewhat unusual for Primary school PE. All children in Years 3 to 6 at the BSB Sitges took part in fencing sessions delivered expertly by Club d´Esgrima Garraf.
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Young BSB Basketballers Make Mr McLachland Proud

On Saturday, 18th November, eight BSB students from Year 4 & 5 participated in a Basketball tournament of the Castelldefels Jocs Escolars programme. Proud Mr McLachlan, EYFS & Primary PE and Sport Specialist at BSB Sitges, tells us all about the experience:
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A-Level Geography Students Research Sitges Coastline

On 24th October, our Year 13 A-Level Geography students went on a fieldtrip to Sitges to get a deeper understanding of coastal land forms, the hazards they produce and how different areas manage these hazards, three key aspects of their advanced curriculum.
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BSB wins Five Medals at Castelldefels Cross Country

On Saturday, 21st October, we welcomed the start of the ‘Jocs Escolars’ season of sporting events in Castelldefels with the 1st Cross Country run, historically the first event in the sports calendar, with many more exciting opportunities coming up!
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Timofey and Valeriy Win Catalan and Spanish Olympic Rowing Championships

At BSB we enjoy celebrating our pupils’ accomplishments. We love when they obtain outstanding academic results, when they win sports tournaments representing the school, and when they come first in any of the various contests they take part in: maths, literature, science, physics… the list is endless. But we are likewise proud and delighted when they succeed outside school.
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Congratulations to High-Achieving BSB Students

This has been another successful year for our Year 11, 12 and 13 students! Their excellent results in GCSE, A Level and PCE* external examinations last school year are the best possible reward for a dedicated year of determination and hard work.
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The Role of Play by Ms Coleman on “El Mundo” Newspaper

Ms Coleman, Head of Inclusion for Primary at BSB Castelldefels, was recently asked to share her views about the benefits of play for all children. Her sound advice was included in a very interesting report where other educational professionals also explained their opinions about this topic.
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Secondary Headteacher Chairs Talk at Top History Festival

Last July, Mr Petrie, Head of Secondary at BSB Castelldefels, had the honour of chairing a keynote talk at the prestigious Chalke Valley History Festival. This is the biggest History Festival in the UK and takes place over the course of a week in beautiful countryside just outside the city of Salisbury.
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Thrilling Maths Day for KS2 BSB Mathletes

On Friday, 26th May children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 of BSB Castelldefels enjoyed a full day of fun, interesting and educational Maths activities. The idea behind was ‘to cultivate an enjoyment and love for this subject, stimulate minds, develop mastery and problem solving skills, and encourage those who find it difficult and unenjoyable to enjoy it through interesting and exciting activities’, Mr Antcliffe, KS2 Maths coordinator explained.
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The ‘Magic of the Musicals’ on the BSB Stage

The Theatre of BSB Castelldefels equaled a West End stage with a terrific musical extravaganza tribute to some of the finest and best loved songs ever. The ‘Magic of the Musicals’ show was the culmination of months of hard work of this Society who had been preparing this event all throughout the Spring term during society time and for three more weeks after the Easter holidays during lunch times.
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Ms Allen’s Metacognition Featured on ‘Ser Padres’

Meaghan Allen, Lower KS2 Leader of BSB Sitges, has recently had an article about Metacognition published on the Ser Padres website, a leading online and print Spanish Magazine source for lots of family information about pregnancy, babies, toddlers and teenagers.
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‘The Kick Off’ for the BISA Sports Leagues!

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On Friday 19th May, 85 students from both BSB Sitges and BSB Castelldefels combined as teams to celebrate the launch of the new BISA Sports Leagues that will commence in September 2017. The sports that will be represented initially are Basketball, Volleyball and Football, with the latter sport being used as the opening event.
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The Year 5 Superkids Strike Back!

The BSB became home to 81 Superheroes during the annual Year 5 Summer Show in early May. The Year 5 children performed their amazing production of The Superkids Strike Back! An all singing, all dancing spectacular written by Mr Antcliffe, Year 5 Maroon teacher, and directed by the Year 5 teachers, Miss Gilbert and Mrs Tomlinson.
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Nursery Children Go to the Beach!

On 8th May, all the Nursery classes of BSB Castelldefels enjoyed a warm lovely morning at the Castelldefels beach. The trip consisted of a walk down to the beach where the children used their buckets and spades to dig and make sand castles, and went down to the water for a paddle in small groups.
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Award-Winning Author Rob Lloyd Jones Visits BSB

As part of the Year 6-7 'Transition Day' which took place on Friday 12th May at BSB Castelldefels for students from both year groups and both campuses to meet, mix and learn in a fun, varied day, Ms Kelly (Director of Learning for English and Languages) and Mrs Walker (English Leader for EYFS and Primary) arranged a visit by award-winning children’s author Rob Lloyd Jones.
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Grand Opening of Year 13 ‘Viewpoints’ Exhibition

To round off a brilliant period of creativity and exploration in the IB Visual Arts course, Year 13 students of BSB Sitges set up an exhibition to display their art work according to their intentions and the relationship they wished to establish between the art works and the audience. The result was a remarkable exhibition entitled ‘Viewpoints’ which included 8 art works for students, teachers and visiting parents to see, enjoy and reflect on.
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Year 8 Explore their Inner Peace

On 3rd May, Year 8 students took part in an Inner Peace workshop, a brand-new activity organised by their Music teacher, Miss Hunter, to channel inner peace through the use of Indian music.
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Memorable Year 6 End-of-Year Trip

At the end of April, a cohort of 76 children from BSB Castelldefels and BSB Sitges set off on their traditional end-of-year trip to the United Kingdom. This trip is a reward/transition activity for Year 6 children to enjoy and have fun, whilst fulfilling many other curricular aspects, such as the PSHE element.
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‘Reading at Home’ – Practical Tips for Parents

On the 27th April Mrs Lesley Walker, BSB English Subject Leader for EYFS and Primary, conducted a new Family Club Workshop for parents of 5-12-year-old children in BSB Castelldefels. The ‘Reading at Home’ workshop was aimed at encouraging parents to read effectively with their children at home with an emphasis on reading for pleasure.
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Year 7 Explore Ancient Egyptian Civilisation

In April 46 “Sociales” students of BSB Castelldefels visited the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona. This is a regular trip in the subject curriculum, as it helps building on and enriching the students’ class work during the Spring term.
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