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Term 4 news in briefs

Published on 15/04/16

News in briefs from term 4 at Orchard School Bristol.

Rugby 7s tournament

Our Year 9 champion rugby team took part in a rugby 7s tournament at Bristol Grammar School. The boys won their first three games comfortably, beating Katherine Lady Berkley, Bristol Cathedral and Colston’s School and got through to the semi-finals.

Unfortunately the team lost to Bristol Grammar School in the semis and so did not progress further.

They were a credit to themselves and the school.  Player of the tournament was Frank Godfree.

BBC Report Day

A group of Year 8 students had a fantastic day with the BBC working on devising stories and films in roles as journalists and filmmakers.

Their stories included: rhino poaching, growing vegetables in space, taxation, charitable giving and whether ‘tag’ should be allowed in school playgrounds.

The students enjoyed working with the volunteers from the BBC and stretching their literary skills.

Students learn the benefits of apprenticeships

Bristol City Council chose Orchard School to have On Site Bristol come in to do a pop up shop and to talk to students about careers in advanced craft trades with the Local Authority, as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

On Site Bristol and young apprentices from Bristol City Council visited classes during the day and answered questions and gave out information about the benefits of apprenticeships.

BBC Talent Ticket Day

On Tuesday 8 March the whole of Year 9 took part in the BBC Talent Ticket Day where they worked with staff from the BBC on a range of media workshops: animation, green screen presenting, film production, Foley, drumming, make-up and social media.

At the end of the day the students had a celebration assembly where they had a chance to see some of their work and were nominated for awards from the workshop leaders. The students had a fantastic day and really impressed the BBC staff who were working with them!

Sporting news round-up

Girls Football U14 showed amazing spirit and won their first game of the year, 5-0 against Bristol Brunel Academy.

OSB Year 9 girls played their first rugby festival winning against Hanham and Henbury and lost to St Bedes. The girls were really buzzing about the experience.

The U16 girls’ basketball team won 34-8 against Fairfield in a very exciting match with Kim Kheing displaying her outstanding skills.

Orchard also hosted a boys' handball festival. The Year 11 team won overall with our Year 9/10 team coming in second. Orchard’s sports teams have been excelling themselves this season.

 Ex-student Hollie returns to run football skills session

Hollie Loud, who left Orchard in 2006, is now the football coach for the women’s team at Alabama State University. She visited us recently and ran a football skills coaching session for girls and boys which they thoroughly enjoyed.

We always welcome news from former students, if you, or any of your family or friends were at Orchard School or Monks Park please consider joining our leavers network Future First online www.futurefirst.org.