It is crucially important to us that students experience new things and are given opportunities that they wouldn’t otherwise get. Once a fortnight, all sixth form students have the privilege of attending our TEDxBCHS enrichment programme which is our version of the global phenomenon ‘TED talks’. Our speakers this year have included specialists in Animal Rights, Student Finance, a survival expert and many more! Students have unanimously enjoyed the talks and may start to deliver short sections of the talks themselves as the new term begins. Warning – not always for the easily offended or the squeamish!
Every term, all students are given the opportunity to take part in a community responsibility. Twice each week students might be planning events, supporting younger students with their reading, mentoring nervous year 11s with their exam preparation, working in the school stationery shop and many more. Students are given new opportunities every term to ensure they receive a breadth of experience to give them a head start with UCAS/employment applications for life post BCHS.