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AVALON HAS BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR THE TES SCHOOLS AWARDS 2019

AVALON HAS BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR THE TES SCHOOLS AWARDS 2019

Posted by Laura on May 17th 2019

The most outstanding individuals and institutions that the education sector has to offer have been recognised in the shortlist for the Tes Schools Awards 2019. It's been revealed that Avalon has been shortlisted for the alternative provision of the year award. Tes editor Ann Mroz said: It is wonderful to see such great ideas and excellent practice emerging from our schools and teachers, especially at a time when schools are under financial pressure. We had a record number of entries this year and the standard was very high, so all those shortlisted should be very proud: it’s an extraordinary achievement to be on this shortlist. The winners will be revealed at the Tes gala awards evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Friday 21 June 2019. To see the full list of who's in the running, pick up a copy of this week's Tes, or visit tesawards.co.uk

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ICT in 4 Hut

ICT in 4 Hut

Posted by Laura on May 3rd 2019

4 Hut have been working on a project using micro:bits to learn about coding. All students were able to create a code which displayed an image or a scrolling line of text when a button is pressed on the micro:bit, with some students learning how to use other inputs including shaking and tilting the micro:bit. This work has contributed to their accredited work in ICT, using different functions of the computer to input information. They were very proud of their creations and their ability to use these mini computers, displaying a wide range of computational thinking to problem solve, create and collaborate.

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Sixth Former's Teach Bread Making

Sixth Former's Teach Bread Making

Posted by Laura on May 3rd 2019

Following the success of their bread based cuisine at the Lunch Bunch Pop up Cafe, Sixth Former's have spent an afternoon this week teaching other pupils in school how to bake bread. Watch out for their youtube video on 'How to bake bread' coming soon to the website

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Valentine Raffle

Valentine Raffle

Posted by Avalon School on February 14th 2019

A massive thank you to everyone that entered our Valentine Raffle. We raised £127.00 for our Hydrotherapy pool appeal. The Guillemont Champagne and flutes were won by Helen Chainey, DKNY Donna Karan parfum for women was won by Sarah Clothier, Clinique Chemistry skin cologne for men was won by Emma Sage, Pandora silver butterfly and love charms were won by Terri Muxlow and Val Smart won the Love juicy heart toiletries set and plaque. WELL DONE EVERYONE

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The Lunch Bunch Bakery

The Lunch Bunch Bakery

Posted by Laura on September 13th 2018

Sixth Form have been busy working on their bread recipe ready for the launch of their new pop up cafe and bakery delivery service... The Lunch Bunch. Today they successfully tested their bread recipe, filling the school with a delicious aroma. Look out for dates for The Lunch Bunch on tour when they will be 'popping up' in Stawell, Bawdrip and Moorlinch.

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Leavers Prom 2018

Leavers Prom 2018

Posted by Laura on July 9th 2018

On Wednesday 27th June, KS4 and 6th Form students partied the night away at the Leavers’ Prom, this year to a film and film awards theme. Student's arrived to a fizzy reception, in their prom outfits, in cars, on motorbikes, in a tractor, in a lorry and in a 'princess horse drawn carriage'. Students enjoyed an evening of food and dance, with a buffet, ice cream bar, photo booth and disco. Showing their best moves on the dance floor and poses in the photo booth. Students got glittered and sparkled so that they were disco ready before DJ Greg Mason spun his best tunes and kept the dance floor full all night long! A big thank you to Bob Burns (Burns the Bread bakery) for kindly donating a delicious buffet and to Brookside School for donating the use of their fabulous marque - Prom's never had such a glamorous location. Also, many thanks to Selworthy School who at the last minute delivered us air conditioning units - so that everyone could dance all night with out their glitter running!

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Fun Friday raises £974!

Fun Friday raises £974!

Posted by Avalon School on June 25th 2018

On 22nd June, a very sunny Friday afternoon, Avalon School held its annual Fun Friday event to raise funds for its Hydrotherapy Pool appeal. This event was open to the local community as well as students and parents. Students delivered flyers to neighbours and were glad to welcome them. In addition to the usual range of fun activities, music and food there were also a selection of products to purchase made by the students. These included body scrub in 3 scents, artwork prints and mugs, play slime, greetings cards, plant pots and plants. There was also a meet and greet opportunity with the local fire and police services with their emergency vehicles. The school would like to thank all that supported the event, either by attending or giving donations, in particular we would like to thank Steve the Burger Man, the Pete Wagstaff band, Lovingtons, and Screwfix. The total raised was £974.00

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Brue Boys Choir Visit

Brue Boys Choir Visit

Posted by Nev on June 22nd 2018

On Wednesday 20th June, we were thrilled to invite Brue Boys Choir back for another exciting performance. We all enjoyed their singing and thanked them for their kind donation which we used towards our whole school ‘Lions of Zululand’ day. Here are just a few of the many positive feedback comments from the visit. ‘It was emotional – different voices made me engaged and focused’. ‘Kind to take time out of their busy day’. ‘Good singing, it was good to interact with them’. ‘I liked the singing, it sounded like lions’. ‘I loved it’.

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Talented Avalon Artists selling £1,000 of art work in a week!

Talented Avalon Artists selling £1,000 of art work in a week!

Posted by Laura on June 13th 2018

Avalon School in Street started an art enterprise group on a Friday lunch time lead by Laura McCathie, which has had unexpected results. The work the students produced was so outstanding staff began commissioning them to produce artwork for them; it soon became clear that they could not keep up with demand. As a result, the school is having prints made in a range of sizes from Limited Edition canvasses to post card size prints, which can be purchased framed or unframed. It is now branching out to produce mugs, cards and soon tote bags, all printed with the art work.

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Celebrating Local Businesses

Celebrating Local Businesses

Posted by Laura on June 13th 2018

Avalon School in Street is pleased to announce the launch of its business awards scheme. This scheme celebrates and thanks businesses that have been contributing to students’ learning for life, through their partnership with the school. On Wednesday 6th June the first Business Celebration Event was held.

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