Cash flow runs deep But spirit deeper. You ask am I my Brother’s keeper?
As much as idealists and populists yearn to frame it as such, London has never been a homogeneous place; through the various ethnic groups seeking refuge from an importunate world of hatred, or the slave trade commonly paralleled with the USA’s as being less worthy of consideration, the capital’s roots were not just flavoured by immigration, but essentially founded upon it.
On Wednesday 2nd October, members of the Year 12 Young Enterprise (YE) team went on a visit into central London to attend the YE introduction event. This was held at one of Mintel’s buildings. Mintel is a company that specializes in predicting where certain markets will be next, using their data & market research.
Congratulations to our fantastic Year 12 students who have made a super start to their International Baccalaureate studies. The students have settled in to Sixth Form life with ease and are already fully immersing themselves into all that BGS has to offer! We are so excited to discover all of your talents... Well done all!
Miss Leffen, Head of Year 12 and Mr Auckland, Assistant Head Sixth Form
After an extremely successful summer, the BGS Horticultural Society has resumed its activity at the start of September. Thanks to a wonderful team of student helpers, from Year 7 through to Year 13, lots of new baby plants have been planted, including broccoli, artichokes, kale, cabbage, all sorts of lettuce, turnips, carrots, potatoes and more!
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Within Bexley Grammar School there are three major roles open to application. They consist of Senior Prefect, Peer Mentor and House Captain. Sixth Formers are allowed to apply for any one of the positions when the time comes, but students are only allowed to hold one of these very important roles.
The IB aims to create ‘the all-round’ student and one that can reflect fully. Recently, we have been featuring some examples of the amazing experiences and projects the Year 13 have been involved in and their reflections on their involvement:
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National Citizen Service
Many of our students undertook The Challenge (NCS) – a national charity whose mission is to connect and inspire people to strengthen their communities, bringing together local people across all generations, ethnic groups and incomes to build a stronger society.
One student reflected on her involvement in The Challenge:
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Volunteering at the Charity Café
The C2K Café is a café that donates its profits to different causes in the community, for example towards clubs to help elderly people with technology. The person who runs the café was very happy when I asked if they needed volunteers to help during half terms and weekends. During my time volunteering at the café I undertook different tasks. I took orders, served food, cleaned tables and washed up. The different social skills that I learnt from this experience will be very helpful as I progress through my education and through life. A goal I want to achieve from this experience was to improve my communication skills across all different ages of people.