Week ending Friday 12 May 2017

Earlier during the school year, we purchased a number of outdoor table tennis tables. Beths boys have been enjoying these new facilities at lunchtime.

Students are welcome to bring their own table tennis bats and balls to play before school and at break and lunchtime although we do not allow students to use them after school. As the weather is now improving, we expect them to be even more popular.

Duke of Edinburgh, last weekend

At the weekend 45 of our Year ten students completed a 30km hike through the Kent countryside for their Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition. The route took them through the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and many were impressed with the beauty of their surroundings, especially the newly born lambs. They were entirely self-sufficient throughout and made a good job of putting up their tents and cooking a wide variety of interesting, and even sometimes appetising meals. By the end of the hike the team spirit was obvious, they had really helped each other along and all had made “better than expected progress” with their navigational skills. We done to everyone who took part. My thanks also to the ever-expanding team of volunteers without whom this wouldn’t have been possible, but special thanks must go to our resident chef, Ms Keeley. They also met this horse: Hairy Mary!

Year 9’s “World of Work” Event

Our Year 9 students recently had the opportunity to learn more about the “World of Work”. The charity MyBnk provided a full day of extensive knowledge on financial and managerial aspects which face individuals when they begin employment. Students had the opportunity to discuss and investigate real life money skills through a series of hands-on workshops.

Kent Cup Final – Wednesday 10 May

Beths Grammar 9
Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar 1

Beths Year 9 footballers successfully lifted their third Kent Cup in three years making Kent SFA history.
An outstanding achievement from the team to add another medal to their growing collection. Importantly the boys played with a smile on their face, notably all shook the hands of their opponents then lifted the Cup at Glebe FC in front of family and friends.

The Year 9s were 3-0 up in seven minutes after an electric start where flowing moves ended with clinical finishes from Semilore Kassim, Lester Lawrence and Sam Edozie.
Lewis Bate and Richard Chin also added their names to the score sheet whilst Queen Elizabeth GS did their best to defend the Beths attack.

Oliver Hearn produced some top saves which stopped QES getting back into the game despite a consolation from the brave QES in the second-half.

The Beths boys rounded off a solid team performance with some strong finishes from Pareece Cooke and Will Powell securing the Kent Cup once more.

Semi (2)
Lewis (2)
Sam E
Will P