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The Bay CE School Inspire Magazine - July 2022

Yellow HouseWalk Jubilee Celebrations ChristianValues July 2022
Issue 12

A message from Peter Higgin
Chair of Governing Board

On behalf of the Governing Board I would like to pass on huge congratulations to all
pupils across the school and their multitude of achievements. A huge congratulations to
staff who work hard to decorate the school with awards and accolades. Each and every
success has been hard won and is well deserved.
Behind every child’s success there is a huge amount of work by staff across the school. Trips,
fixtures, exams and events to be organised whilst taking on board a mind boggling amount
of considerations. In any normal year this would be enough, but with the backdrop of Covid,
building work and many other challenges, this is truly remarkable. Behind every child’s success
are parents, guardians and carers.Your involvement and continued support of your children and
the school to help them be their very best. Thank you to you all.
As Governors we continue to monitor and support the school in making progress against school
improvement, holding leaders to account and ensuring money is spent well to support the best possible
outcomes for pupils and students. It is a privilege to do this job and even more so with the backdrop of all
the successes detailed in this edition of Inspire.
For all students moving on, we wish you well in your next steps on your adventure in life. We hope that you will
reflect fondly on your time at The Bay. We look forward to welcoming a new cohort into our community and seeing
pupils progress from the primary to secondary site. To staff moving on, thank you for your service.
Wishing the whole school community a restful and restorative summer break.

A message from Nina Lawrence
Head of School (Primary)

As this edition of our Inspire magazine shows, it has been another very exciting
and eventful term here at The Bay. Our pupils have continued to work extremely
hard within their lessons, demonstrating a determination to achieve the best
possible outcomes for themselves. They have also taken part in a huge array of
sporting activities, ranging from‘Swim Safe’activities at Sandown beach, cricket
lessons, golf lessons and even a visit from a Team GB athlete! A group of our
amazing Y6 sporting ambassadors were even fortunate enough to be selected
to visit Wimbledon’s Court 2. It is all of these fabulous activities, alongside our
rich PE curriculum, that enabled us to be awarded a Platinum School Games
Mark earlier this month. A fabulous achievement for our school community.
In the same week, we were also delighted to discover that we had been awarded an
Eco-Schools Green Flag!This accreditation recognises the commitment our school
community is showing in developing and celebrating the ecological achievements
of our pupils, through activities like recycling and gardening projects, led by our eco-
champions, to our engagement in the Protecting our Planet Youth Conference 2022.
We would like to thank our Year 6 cohort for the positive impact that they have
made to our school throughout their time with us - particularly those who have
been exceptional role models through their work as House Captains, Eco-Champions,
Sports and Health Leaders and Cyber Ambassadors. We very much look forward to hearing
of their future successes as they embark on the next stage of their educational journey. Finally,
we would also like to wish all of our staff, pupils and families a wonderful summer break.

A message from Duncan Mills,
Executive Headteacher

The summer term has been a whirlwind of activity across the school; from the Jubilee
Celebration, Year 6 Transition Days, Year 11 Prom, various sporting successes, a huge array of
trips, as well as GCSE exams and Key Stage 2 national tests for year 6 pupils.
I am so pleased that alongside their education in school, our children have had so many rich
opportunities to take part in trips and activities that they have missed out on for the past two
years due to Covid.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank staff and volunteers across both sites for your hard
work and support throughout the year.
As a school, we would like to wish all parents and students a safe and restful summer break and look
forward to welcoming everyone back at the start of the Autumn term.

A message from Emma Bowden
Headteacher (Secondary)

Many strange tasks befall a Headteacher: and the reading of the exam information alongside the last couple of weeks of the Summer
term, cramming many activities in, even though it comes round every year never fails to deliver.
There is little to say, beyond how proud we all are no matter what the results, before getting out of the way and allowing the activities to
commence. But one thought occurred, looking out over the group of nervous Year 11s as they sat their final exam and thinking forward
to results’day in August – one insistent truth. They will tear open an envelope and discover a number typed on a piece of paper. How can
that define them? How can any grade even begin to do them justice?
Looking back over this year alone, there is far too great a range of experience to summarise in words, let alone numbers. There are
highlights: the wonderful art that adorned the walls and through Moderation; the music that has filled these halls (albeit rock!) and caused
tears to flow in theYear 11 final assembly; students meeting the Duchess ofWessex and talking about how it has inspired them; the sheer
verve and exuberance of the rehearsals of Cindy which will now take place in early September, the number of students achieving awards
at Presentation evening and the amazing citations. I think back to the start of the year and listening to a student in a maths lesson talk
about Pythagorus’theorem with enthusiasm, or hearing students pose insightful questions to Rob Mitchell ofTeam GB, and so much has
happened in the interim that it feels that an aeon has passed.
And all this skims the surface. Every student, no matter which events they participated in this year; whether House, PiXL, sporting, or
academic, has grown and learned with a complexity that is unimaginable. Their understanding of the world has shifted in ways that are
seismic.They’ve very likely overcome challenges of which their parents and we as teachers are unaware. And for some of our students, one
part of this experience has been the simplistic judgement of public examination, reducing all this thinking and feeling and development
to a letter or a number.
We are not naive: we know it matters. Parents, rest assured our tireless endeavour is to help your children achieve the letters and numbers
that open doors for them and allow them to live free lives, full of dazzling opportunity.
We are reminded every day that we must help our students see their results for what they are: brilliant tools to enable next steps; less good
as judgements on their true capability as young people.
In the end, when we look to the future, and think of our children
in the honoured old age we wish for them – none of us worry
about the details of the path they followed, their grades, their
promotions. We hope they will have lived good lives, full of joy;
lives that touched as many others as possible; that worked towards
good in the world, and made a difference. Preparation for such
lives is what a real education is all about.Speaking to some of our
Year 11 students, seeing their kindness towards each other, their
excitement, their determination and courage – seeing their sheer
capacity – that is the ultimate source of pride: the sense of lifelong
learning and purposeful endeavour on which they are about to
To all our student leavers this year, go out into the world fearlessly
and know your own measure. Live bravely, openly and kindly. And
come back often!

Message from Beth Feltham,
Associate Assistant Head of Christian Distinctiveness

The Bay CE School is part of the global Church of England
community. In 1811 Joshua Watson founded the National
Society for the Promotion of the Education of the Poor in
the Principles of the Established Church, with the aim of
creating a school in every parish for the education of the
poor.These Church of England schools were not and are still
not faith schools, we do not teach from a faith perspective,
instead we encourage students to think about their own
beliefs and spirituality so they can choose whatever belief or
faith system they would like including no faith in a deity at
all. Today approximately a third of Primary schools and one
in sixteen Secondary schools nationally are Church schools.
At the heart of my role as Associate Assistant Head are
the Schools’ chosen Christian values. The Primary site
have five values and the secondary site have four values,
picked by our students. These are things that can unite all
of our community and are not specifically Christian. On
the Secondary site the recently picked values are; Respect,
Courage, Trust and Kindness and we wanted to share with
you what these mean to us and examples from the Christian
As we work on developing our identity as a Church of
England school the focus will be on these values. Our
collective worship programme moving forward will be
based on these allowing us to focus on each value and
how it relates to us and the world we live in. There will be
more opportunities for reflection and for each person to
focus on their own spirituality using these four values as a
focus along with current affairs and our existing personal
development program.

Courage: Enduring in our commitment to what is Trust: Sharing responsibility for each other and refusing

right and true - not giving in to discouragement. As humans to live in doubt and suspicion. As a community we need to
there are going to be times when we are scared and this is trust each other, be honest and take responsibility for our
nothing to be ashamed about.We need to have the courage own actions.
to confront the issue, to ask for support and to help others. Psalm 121:3“He will not let your foot slip— he who watches
2 Timothy 1:7 ‘For the Spirit God gave us does not make us over you will not slumber.”
timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.’

Respect: Valuing each other and celebrating our Kindness: Showing others they are valuable by how

differences. We believe in having respectful relationships you treat them. We put ourselves in other people’s shoes
with each other and our environment.To think about others and show concern and care for others. We look after one
when we make our choices and respect the differences, another and can put others before ourselves.
promote equality, understanding and tolerance. Galatians 6:10“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do
Matthew 7:12 “So in everything, do to others what you good to all people.”
would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and
the Prophets.”

Yellow House Walk
& Community Day

200 students took part in Yellow House Walk on Friday 8th July.
The event was part of Yellow House Community Day to raise
money for Yellow House’s chosen charity, Mountbatten.
175 students set off from Cowes and walked 14 miles to Sandown
along the cycle path. 25 students joined them walking 6 miles
from Merstone to Sandown.
Students and staff on the walk had a fantastic time and were
excellent ambassadors for the school. The sweltering hot weather
made the walk more challenging, but the students and staff did
not let it phase them.
Thank you to all members of the community who supported the
event and sponsored students.

“It was a fabulous day and over £4500
was raised! Well done to all of our

amazing walkers - students and staff.
A huge thank you to those who gave
up their time to make the event such
a success and to raise money for such

important charities.”

Mr Johnson, Head of Yellow House

End of Year Trips

Primary pupils have been incredibly lucky this term
to experience some fantastic trips including London,
Urban Saints, Blackgang Chine, Dinosaur Isle, The
Natural History Museum, Wimbledon and Marwell Zoo.
As a reward for good behaviour and attendance, students on
the secondary site were given the opportunity to attend an
end of year trip. They all had an excellent time and enjoyed a
day off site taking part in a wide range of activities including:
Robin Hill, Lymington Water Park, Chesington and Thorpe Park.

Prestigious Awards for The Bay CE School

We are delighted to share that we have been awarded the The Bay CE School (Primary) was recently awarded an
School Games Platinum Mark Award - the highest of sporting Eco-Schools Green Flag. This accreditation recognises
accolades! Our PE and sport provision has been acknowledged the commitment our school community is showing in
as being extremely high quality and we have previously developing and celebrating the ecological achievements of
achieved the Bronze, Silver and Gold Mark Awards. In order our pupils, through activities like recycling and gardening
to achieve the Platinum Mark Award, we have had to achieve projects, led by our eco-champions, to our engagement
the Gold Mark standard for five years, demonstrating our in the Protecting our Planet Youth Conference 2022.
commitment to physical activity and competitive school sport.
This has been evidenced through our inclusive and exciting
PE curriculum, in the range of after-school clubs that we offer
and the number of competitions that we take part in each year.
From our Sports and Health Leaders, who work with
children across the school at break and lunch times, to
our PE team who help organise and deliver competitions,
this has been a fantastic team effort and is the result of
many years of hard work by current and past pupils, as
well as clubs and organisations that we work closely with.

Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

We had a very exciting week in school taking part in Jubilee Celebrations.
Year 3 pupils took part in a Creaturama Workshop. They had to use junk to
make a Jubilee Carriage and design the inside of it. The ideas they came up
with were brilliant, ranging from jet-propelled carriages to carriages which
had a private jacuzzi!
Some of our pupils were incredibly fortunate as they were chosen by Richard
Priest OBE DL as winners for the school Design a Mug/Flag competition.
Amelia U, Sienna J, Oliver M, Rosie B and Skye H were accompanied by Mrs
Lawrence, Head of School and Mrs Payne, Office Manager, alongside some of
the secondary pupils; Corey Mead, Charlotte Jenkins, Oliver Eglese and Blaize
Shilton to present their flag and mugs to the Earl and Countess ofWessex. They
all had a fabulous afternoon.
Pupils also spent time creating some royal artwork and exploring a specific
decade in the Queen’s reign. The whole school looked fantastic in their red, white
and blue clothes. Our Reception - Year 4 pupils spent the afternoon playing some
traditional party games and joined together to sing their Jubilee song.
Year 5 and 6 pupils visited the secondary site to take part in The Queen’s Jubilee Inter
House Cup. All pupils took part in rounders and football Inter House tournaments led by
the secondary school Year 10 sports leaders. After all of the events from both Year 5 and 6
were completed, the results were:
The Jubilee Rounders Cup was won by Red House.
The Jubilee Football Cup was won by Green House.
At lunchtime, all of the Year 5 and Year 6 pupils toasted the Queen, making a giant 70 shape, as well as planting
two Oak trees in commemoration of the Queen’s Jubilee. These were planted by our Eco Champions and will each live
and grow with a plaque on both school sites.

‘It was wonderful to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with our pupils. They were excited to learn
about the Queen’s reign and to discover what the Platinum Jubilee is all about. It was fantastic to finish

off the week with traditional party games and to gather together to sing our jubilee song.’

Nina Lawrence, Head of School

Year 11 Prom

The Year 11 Prom was held at Landguard Manor on Friday
24th June. Students arrived on the red carpet, played
garden games and sat down for a formal dinner.
The Year 11 students had a fantastic evening, enjoying the
sunshine and dancing into the evening.

“It was such a fantastic evening, with much deserved
celebrations for my wonderful year group. It’s been

an absolute pleasure to get to know them all so
well for the last two years. It has been a tough two
years for them with Covid-19 but I am so proud of
them and how hard they have worked for their GCSE


Mrs Welsh, Year 11 Manager

House Update

This term’s Inter House competitions have included Rounders, Softball,
Dingbats, Fishing, Tennis, Capture the Flag, Commonwealth Games
Poster Competition and National School Sports Week competitions
with five different activities led by Sports and Health Leaders.
House leaders have also been promoting one of our school values
‘Kindness’ through assemblies and a token system where teachers
give out a token when they spot students being kind. The house with
the most tokens received additional house points.
The House Leaders have been impressed with the number of students
taking part in the competitions and for embracing the friendly

Anti Bullying Ambassadors

Earlier this termYear 6 were joined by the secondary Anti-Bullying Ambassadors
(ABAs). They helped deliver a forum theatre workshop exploring the effects
of bullying as well as the role of the bystander to a selection of students. This
led to the creation of a selection of short drama performances which were
then performed to the whole year group. Forum theatre allows the audience
to step in and take the role of any actor in order to change the outcome and
it was wonderful to see year 6 so eager to participate. Thank you also to our
ambassadors who were fantastic teaching assistants for the day.
June is Gay Pride month. To mark this, the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors delivered
assemblies to all Houses on the secondary site. They looked at what Gay Pride
is and also explored the issue of prejudice and the devastating effect this can
As an inclusive school, we strive for an environment where ALL students and
staff members are valued and respected and, therefore, we were delighted to
support Gay Pride.

Earth Conference

On World Oceans Day, a group of Year 6 children (Finn, Charlie-Joe, Megan, Zuzanna and Ellissia) travelled with Mrs Orme
and Mrs Fairclough to the first ever Earth Conference in the U.K., held at Portsmouth Dockyard. There were lots of other
schools there, all keen to get involved in reducing the use of single-use plastic.
During the day, they had talks by two Young Ambassadors for Nature, aged 18 and 14 respectively. The talks were really
inspirational as it helped the group to see just what they could achieve. They also had three workshops to help understand
the impact plastic is having on our environment. The group came back to school, full of ideas on how to make our school a
cleaner and more environmentally friendly environment.

Life Lab at University of Southampton

The Science Department here atThe Bay has been very lucky to be
involved with LIfelab for several years. Lifelab is a unique initiative
created by the University of Southampton in collaboration with
the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Southampton
Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and University Hospital
Southampton. We renewed our links with them this term when 2
classes in Year 8 engaged in a research project called EACH-B. This
is a funded project to Engage Adolescents in Changing Health
Behaviours. Our students were able to do a 7 module programme
delivered in school, during which they learned about the food
they eat, the exercise they do, how much sleep they get each
night and the behaviours they can adopt to safeguard their health
in the future. Some of the activities involved understanding about
Non-communicable diseases and reducing risks.

The programme also involved a visit for each class to the Lifelab
suite at the University of Southampton on the 29th and 30th June.
At a purpose built ‘lab’, our students were able to take part in fun
and engaging sessions, conduct experiments, meet scientists,
and learn first-hand why and how to lead healthier lives.
Dr Clare King, Head of Science and Miss Rachael Hunt, who
organised the trips, were absolutely delighted with the two
groups of students involved.

“They were amazing ambassadors, travelling Watersports Fun!
across to Southampton on the Redjet and
they fully engaged in discovering their DNA, Targeted groups of pupils took part in a watersports
day hosted by Tackt-Isle. This was funded by our Sports
measuring their height, and weight, BMI, blood Premium strategy. The children took part in kayaking,
pressure, grip strength, cognitive ability, and watersports games and paddle boarding. Every child had
vertical jump height and they even got to see an amazing time and did not want to leave the water!
their blood flow through their carotid artery

on their neck using ultrasound.There are lots of
future links planned with Lifelab for students next
year and the conduct of these students laid the
foundation for this connection to be extended”

Dr King

Excellent year for Reception classes

The children in Reception have had a very intense and
challenging year. During their short lives they have experienced
unprecedented times as a result of the pandemic. They have
had to work so hard to fill many gaps in their learning and their
own personal experiences. They have formed new friendships,
learned how to share, co-operate and negotiate with others
and have begun to understand the importance of our whole
school values - Love, courage, truth, friendship and respect.
They have all made such amazing progress from their individual
starting points Each and every child has made great progress
with their phonics, reading, writing and maths.They demonstrate
enthusiasm and are learning and consolidating many new
concepts every single day. They have settled so well into the
routines of school. They wave good-bye to their parents each
morning at the gate, come into school with a smile and continue
along their own learning journey! Well done to all of you!

Year 6 Transition Days

It was wonderful to welcome the Year 6’s into school for 2
Transition Days in July. The children had an action packed
two days with a variety of taster lessons including Science,
PE, Performing Arts and Technology. They got to know their
tutors and tutor group, watched a matinee performance of
the school production Cindy and finished off by taking part
in an alternative Olympics. Throughout their transition days
our Year 6’s were supported not just by our staff, but also
by an enthusiastic team of Year 9 & 10 student transition
leaders who were a credit to themselves and the school - a
genuine example of wonderful student leadership in action.
It was a great opportunity for the children to get a taster
of life at secondary school and all of the exciting things
they have to look forward to when they start in September.

Sports Update

We have had lots of sporting successes
this term in both our primary and
secondary sports teams. Here are just a
few highlights:


• Years 3-6 pupils attended the PEACH Games and had a
thoroughly enjoyable day.TheYear 3 and 4 pupils tried new sports such as
New Age Kurling, Archery, and Boccia. The Year 5 and 6 pupils tried Tri-Golf
in the morning, doing activities to practise their putting, driving, and aiming.
Then in the afternoon, they did some Athletics, having a go at sprinting, long
distance, long jump, and vortex throw.
• Primary pupils attended the Winchester Sports Festival. They started the
day with a fun warm up and opening ceremony representing their given country,
Nigeria.They spent time at the Commonwealth village, where they got to play crazy
golf, get their faces painted, try some food, and even go on the surfing simulator. They
enjoyed playing golf, tennis and rounders.
• As part of National Sports Week, Year 2 to Year 6 took part in a Chance to Shine cricket
session with Alex Barton, a professional cricket coach.
• The U10 cricket team beat Godshill. The U11 boys team beat Nettlestone and the U11 girls
team beat Broadlea.
• Pupils who attend Year 3/4 Golf Club were given the opportunity to take part in professional golf
lessons at Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club each Tuesday.
• Sophie B in Year 6 took part in the IOW School’s Showjumping competition. She rode her horse Stan and
represented the school with pride. The judges scored Sophie and she came 2nd!

• Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 pupils took part in the East Wight Cross Country Championships with some impressive results

• The Year 6 basketball team came third in the Island finals


• Year 10 Sports Leaders supported Broadlea Primary School with the running of their
annual Sports Day.

• At the Year 8 and 9 Girls Cricket Festival at Newclose Cricket Ground the A team were
unbeaten winning all their games, beating Medina, CTK and Island Free School.

• At the U13 Hampshire Softball Cricket Festival the Year 7 and 8 cricketers finished 5th
overall and were the only island school in attendance.

• The U15 girls cricket team beat Carisbrooke and The Free School in the Island Cricket

• The U13 girls cricket team beat Carisbrooke in the Island Cricket League.
• The U13 boys cricket team reached the Hampshire Cup quarter finals.
• Our teams came second in the Island Athletics competitions.

Farewell to Year 6

As the term draws to a close on what has been a momentous year
both in school and externally, we, as Year 6 staff, would like to
say a massive well done to all of the children for their resilience,
enthusiasm, commitment and kindness over the year. Every child
has tried his and her very best to achieve, taken on challenges in
terms of behaviour and learning and responded in a mature and
positive way. With cheerful good humour and a determination to
succeed, children have taken part in additional support sessions,
sometimes in more than one learning area.
Within the wider curriculum, we have seen some incredible
self- directed Egyptian projects, carpentry skills and artistic
masterpieces, while, on the sports field and when representing
the school on educational visits, Year 6 children have modelled
responsibility and cooperation at a very high level. Caring for
others has also been a core element of this group of children with
superb eco champions, house captains and sports and health
leaders, to name but a few.
Thank you to all of you and we wish you all the very best for the
future. In the words of Dr Seuss :“ Oh, the places you’ll go!”

Year 7 and 8 Merits

Year 7 and 8 students have been celebrating receiving either 50
or 75 merits this term. They attended a Headteachers reception
where they had tea and cake and Mrs Bowden presented them
with a certificate to say well done. Another group of students
enjoyed Dominos pizza as their reward.

Careers Event

Students from Years 9 and 10 had an opportunity to listen to a variety of career talks last week. As well as guest
speakers, we also had staff speakers who were invited to speak about what they did before they became
teachers. We also welcomed back some ex students to talk about what they’ve been doing since leaving school.

The event was designed to inform, enthuse and cultivate curiosity in our students. Real life interactions with real working
people gives our young people a chance to ask questions and learn more about the opportunities available to them.

Career talks that took place over the three days:
Studying in the US Staff speaker: Dr King
Radiography Guest speaker: Laura Carson
Elite Sport Sector Staff speaker: Dr King
Tourism Staff speaker: Mr Treadwell
Fire and Rescue Guest speaker: Ant Westmore
Army Guest speaker: David King
Law and Becoming a Solicitor Guest Alumni speaker: Kate Howard
GKN Aerospace - Engineering / Apprenticeships Guest speaker:
Kevin Downer
Careers in Sport Staff speaker: Dr King
Roles in Defence Staff speaker: Mr Staniforth
Teaching PE / Teaching Staff speaker: Mr Bricknell
Being a DJ Guest Alumni speaker: Georgie Carter
Career paths in NHS Guest Alumni speaker: Iain Reeves
Healthcare Professions Guest speaker: Judith Moore
Photography Staff speaker: Miss Stone
Careers in Science Staff speaker: Mr Staniforth
Social Work Staff speaker: Mrs English

What do you want to do when you grow up?

An easy question for some; an impossible question for others. One way to help young people with this question is to provide
opportunities to listen to what others have chosen to do. Hearing first hand how some people‘fall into’a role whilst others
have a clear plan shows that there is no right or wrong way to choose a career.
Here are a few snippets from the talks:

Studying in the US GKN Aerospace - Engineering / Apprenticeships
Dr King spoke to the students about her experience of studying in Kevin Downer, Apprenticeship and NVQ Programme Manager at
the US. She captured the students’ interest with tales of triumph GKN Aerospace inspired those interested in Engineering as a career.
in difficult circumstances. Dr King explained the differences in the WIth him he bought some interesting items to demonstrate what
education system in the US compared to the UK and how to reach GKN produces on a daily basis. Students were given the chance
for your dreams! to handle material used in aerospace manufacturing, including
Radiography moulded carbon fibre and lightweight honeycomb sandwich
Laura Carson was a guest speaker last year “I wanted to speak to structures used to keep aircraft parts as light as possible. Students
the students again this year about Radiography because not many even had the chance to hold a sample section of an aircraft in
young people know about the job. It’s a really rewarding role and order to experience just how lightweight it was.
I fell into it after applying for an assistant position at the hospital” Teaching PE / Teaching
Fire and Rescue Mr Bricknell delivered a fun, interesting insight into the world of
Ant Westmore gave the students an inspiring talk about the teaching PE, which included tales about his nan and brother! He
importance of the emergency services, in particular, Fire and told students how his mum and dad strongly influenced his career
Rescue. Students got to hear about a typical day for a firefighter choices. Mr Bricknel covered all the different aspects of teaching
and how to go about applying to become a firefighter. The PE and demonstrated that being a PE teacher was much, much
interview process is a challenge in itself and requires you to more than just standing in a field blowing a whistle.
undertake a‘bleep test’to ensure a certain level of fitness. He also Social Work
described the types of training involved including carrying life Mrs English talked about her experience as a Social Worker. She
sized dummies up and down ladders! shared with the students what it was
Law and Becoming a Solicitor that inspired her to become a social
Ex-student Kate Howard described to the students her journey worker and gave advice to those who
to become a solicitor. She answered questions from the students wanted to become a social worker.
about how much pay you can expect. Kate explained that pay It was interesting to hear about how
rises with the qualifications undertaken and it depends upon rewarding the role could be, as well as
where you work - the type of organisation as well as location. the more difficult aspects of social work.
Kate worked in a law practice in Bristol for some years but has Students heard about the personal
since moved back to the Island to work with Glanvilles Damant qualities required to undertake the role
specialising in Will writing, Estate and Trust Administration and of a Social Worker - ensuring the safety of
Powers of Attorney. vulnerable groups of people requires you
to be emphatic, resilient and patient.

Cindy Production

Due to rising Covid numbers in the community, unfortunately
we have had to postpone the Production of Cindy to the Autumn
Term. It will now take place on 8th and 9th September at 6.30pm.
You can reserve tickets using the link on our Facebook page.
‘Cindy’ is a modern day retelling of Cinderella as a pantomime.
It’s not all princesses, pretty dresses and ‘girl gets boys’. This is a
retelling with a twist: from themes of feminism and LGBTQ, to a
range of music styles including rap and rock.
Our students have worked so hard on the production and look
forward to performing it to packed audiences in September.

GB Athlete Vists The Bay

Students had their abilities stretched when they took part in a fun
circuits challenge with Robert Mitchell, the current Welsh record
holder in high jump at 2m and 25cm.
The Welsh high jump champion gave an inspirational talk to
students in Years 5-9 about determination and hard work. He
spoke about putting effort into everything you do and the
importance of being active.
Children were inspired by the athlete’s stories of sitting next to
Jessica Ennis-Hill in tournaments and hearing about the countries
he’d visited whilst competing.
Children were challenged to take part in an upbeat, fun circuit
session involving burpees, mountain climbs, tricep dips, star
jumps, sit ups and press ups.

‘Robert was inspiring, he showed us that
anyone is capable if you work hard.’

Kiera, Year 9

‘The circuit sessions were really fun.’
Alex, Year 7

‘It showed me that having a good work ethic
is so important. The talk he did was really
Lana, Year 7

High Performance Academy

The High Performance programme at The Bay School supports the talents and
aspirations of our most talented young sportsmen and women. The focus of
the High Performance Academy Day in July was sport-specific with support
from external coaches and guests.


GB Masters Champion and guest Nick Groocock coached our most talented
athletes, and provided a challenging programme of drills and activities,
including hurdling, designed to improve performance.


The cricketers went to Newclose Cricket Ground for a coaching session with IOW
CB Alex Barton. They enjoyed the bowling machine and all of the great facilities
at Newclose Cricket Ground.


Miss Walker took a group of students on the climbing wall, not only climbing but
learning the relevant leadership skills to set up, belay and support their peers while


The footballers went to Yaverland beach for a beach football session with Mr Bricknell, they
also had a training session on the astro with Lewis Riley who owns LJR coaching. Mr Bricknell was
impressed with all of their skills and their positive attitude towards further improving their football.


A prompt 8am start at Shanklin-Sandown Rowing club welcomed Olympic Champion and former student Louis
Attrill to join our young rowers on their High Performance day. Whilst Mrs Walters led the session on Performance
Profiling, Louis shared his thoughts on what it takes to be the best in sport and answered questions on his own experiences.
Louis then led a fantastic rowing ergometer training session, which saw all the athletes trying to stand up on their machines to emphasise
the importance of a good connection. They were later able to put this into practice on the water, within their crew boats. Taking the
group through their paces on pre-training warm-up and core circuit, another former student Ethan Walters shared new ideas, activities
and tips from the Gloucester Hartpury Rowing Academy programme. Enjoyed by all, this also left a few aching limbs the next day!
Culminating in an extensive water session on the River Medina in a range of boats ,the young athletes coped well in very breezy
conditions out on the water, applying the focus from the ergo session to their own sculling technique. Within the sheltered waters of
Newport Quay, the athletes performed a range of technical and balance drills with precision and control, impressing all coaches.
A great day for our young rowers!

Student Leadership Team

We are delighted to introduce our new Student Leadership Team on the secondary site; we are so proud of their ambition
and desire to support making our school the best it can be. We will keep you updated on the projects they are keen to get
working on and as both individuals and as a group they truly embody our values of Kindness, Courage, Respect and Trust.
A fantastic representation of Believe, Inspire and Excel.

Mardi Gras

Congratulations to all of the children who performed in
the Mardi Gras. Even in the blistering sunshine the children
were amazing. Well done!

Year 3 Maths

Year 3 took their Maths learning outside of the classroom
earlier this term to explore some questions on capacity.

Sports Days

Children from Reception class up to Year 10 competed in Sports Days at the end of term. The sweltering temperatures didn’t stop the
children from performing superbly and they all enjoyed taking part in the many events. Well done to all of the sports leaders who did a
fantastic job helping to run the sports days and make them such a success.
Congratulations to Yellow House who took the title on the primary site.
Congratulations to Blue House who took the title on the secondary site with 1089 points.

Primary Results Secondary Results

House Points House Points
Yellow 948 Blue 1089
923 Red 1018
Red 919 Green 971
Green 901 Yellow 885

Primary Site
Winchester Park Road

PO36 9BA
Secondary Site
The Fairway
PO36 9JH

The Bay School
T: 01983 403284
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