Week ending Friday 5 May 2017

Sixth Form Information Evening for Students New to Beths

On Tuesday 2 May, we welcomed almost 300 students (most of whom came with at least one parent) who have been made offers to join us in Year 12 in September.

It was a very busy evening but the New Year 12 Prefect Team did a fantastic job in helping our visitors park on site safely, as well as greeting them and then taking them on a short tour of the main buildings around the school.

As well as brief talks by Mr Blyghton, Mr Neylan and Mrs Hubert, our newly appointed Head Boy - Gwyn Bowen and Head Girl - God’s Mercy Oluwanusin (shown right) did a sterling job to a packed School Hall telling the audience about their experiences so far in the Sixth Form.

We have had really positive feedback from prospective students and their parents. Thank you to all those involved in making the evening a success and, especially our visitors!

Bexley Senior Athletics Championships

This week, Beths’ senior athletes travelled to Erith Athletics Club for the annual Bexley Championships where local schools compete in a range of different events for pride and glory on track and field.
After some hard training and top tips from Mr Temple, a team was assembled and did their best to improve their Personal Bests and to attempt new events in a competitive environment.
Schools from the local area all came together to help celebrate our local athletes and ensure the annual event ran smoothly.

There were some highlights. Notably, Bodunde Balogun excelled at the high jump event backing up his outstanding practical scores in GCSE PE. Tayyib ‘Paul Pogba’ Salawu won the 400m with his long legs taking him to the gold medal. Also, Sam Edozie gave a good account of himself, whilst the fantastic John Thompson heroically threw in discuss.
The relays to finish always concludes a positive day for athletic participation and enjoyment for all concerned.

Michael Donkor did wonders in the sand pit and will treasure his silver place for 9.97m in the triple. Omonefe Orogun did extremely well in the 200m and made it to his final.
Well done to all who took part and for the help everyone gave on the day.