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    • 500 Words Competition - Our own 'Superjudge'

      Published 19/06/20

      Our School Librarian, Miss Neal was honoured to be asked to judge the BBC Radio Two 500 Words Competition this year. She has shared her experiences with us:

      BBC Radio Two once again held the 500 words competition this year culminating in a special virtual final on Friday 12th June as it was not possible for the original final planned at Buckingham Palace to be held due to Covid 19. Celebrating its 10th birthday the UK’s largest story-writing competition for children attracted a staggering 134,709 entries.

      Any children may enter in either of the age classes and all entrants must write an original story of no more than 500 words in length and submit it online. It can be about ANYTHING.

      Stories are judged anonymously without regard to grammar, punctuation or spelling but content, originality and characterisation are important.

      I was honoured to be a judge for the second year running but this year was different I became a ‘Superjudge’. The quest for judges started in January and librarians were sent details of how to be a judge. Having filled in the relevant application form I sent it off not expecting to hear again. However shortly after I was told I had been selected as a judge in the 10 – 13 group. I was originally sent 20 stories to read and judge each one giving marks in the various categories. Then I was asked if I would judge some extra stories and give more information therefore becoming a ‘superjudge’. Of course I agreed and I read over 100 stories everyone with their individual slant the topics varied from spaceships to horror and ghosts, from the Holocaust to talking animals, from being lonely to adventures with friends. Some left the reader suspended and wanting for more whilst others gave a complete story. Every one a joy to read opening a new reading adventure. It was difficult to judge, mustn’t be bias to a subject I am particularly interested in, does the content thrill , terrify, me , make me laugh or cry, do I like the characterisation do I understand the characters, do I care about them. In reading I considered each story on its own merit and tried to give a fair mark including one full marks. Having marked them they were submitted for the next round.

      The competition culminated in a virtual Zoom Party broadcast extravaganza wth special guests including the Duchess of Cornwall and the winners were announced having been chosen by an expert panel including Chris Evans, Zoe Ball, Malorie Blackman, Frank Cottell Boyce and Charlie Higson. In the 10 – 13 group the winner was The Diary of a £5 Note.

      I was so honoured to be a superjudge and see so much talent and imagination on show.

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    • Hillingdon Dream Bike Competition - Winners

      Published 10/06/20

      Two of our students have recently triumphed in a competition to design a dream bike run by Hillingdon Council.  Bethany (Year 9) won the overall competition and Holly's (Year 10) entry so impressed the judges that they have commissioned a print of the design to be displayed in the Mayor's Parlour at the Civic Centre.

      Bethany's entry, entitled "It's a Wonderful World" was inspired by the many walks she has taken during the lockdown, which has led her to appreciate and value the world around her. She says "Although this is a strange time, perhaps it has given our world a much needed chance to restore and recover so I think everyone should get on their bike and ride through our wonderful world."

      Holly's entry was influenced by the recent VE Day celebrations. She feels there are many parallels between the bravery of the soldiers 75 years ago and the key workers currently risking their lives looking after patients with Covid-19. She notes "I wanted my bike to represent a sense of celebration but also commemoration for those we should never forget."

      Holly and Bethany have been invited to visit the Mayor's Parlour, when it is safe to do so, to see Holly's work displayed. A fantastic achievement for them both!

       

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    • Fourth Plinth Schools Award - Borough Winner!

      Published 05/05/20
      One of our Year 9 students has won the Fourth Plinth Schools Award 2020 for the London Borough of Hillingdon. This exciting competition involves designing an artwork, inspired by the commissions for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square which hous
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    • Year 11-13 Prize Giving Evening

      Published 13/12/19
      On Thursday 12th December we celebrated the academic and social achievements of over eighty of our students at our Prize Giving evening. Our special guest speaker was the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London, who presented the awa
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    • Speak Out Regional Final

      Published 10/12/19

      On Wednesday 27th November, Jacob Nettleship and his supporters made their way to the Hillingdon final of Jack Petchey's "Speak Out" competition, held at Bishopshalt school. Jacob was selected to represent Bishop Ramsey, having won the school competition the week before, in an assembly "speak off" against six students from across Year 10.

      The atmosphere was energetic and a real celebration of young people and what they can achieve. There were 21 students, representing  all the schools in Hillingdon, and their topics were as diverse as them. We had both humorous and emotional speeches on electric cars, autism, mental health, domestic abuse, racism and being a middle child. Each was well crafted, thought provoking and passionate, proving young people have plenty to say, when given the opportunity.

      Jacob gave a witty and well-crafted speech on perspectives, in which he used the now-famous Jaffa cake example to explore how we see things differently and that this is a good thing.  He spoke with humour and eloquence, delivering an engaging performance of which he should be proud.

      The winners were selected by a panel looking for a wide range of skills, including the Mayor and a representative from the Scouts and they awarded Bishopshalt and Douay Martyrs the highest scores of the evening.

      We are incredibly proud of Jacob and the work he put into making his speech truly excellent and unique; he was a worthy representative of Bishop Ramsey at the regional event.

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    • Christmas Community Lunch

      Published 09/12/19
      On Wednesday 4th December we welcomed nearly 100 friends and neighbours from our local community to share a Christmas lunch. Our students were in charge of welcoming, entertaining and serving our guests and did so with great care and attention. Tw
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    • An Evening of Drama

      Published 02/12/19
      On Thursday 28th December, pupils from Bishop Ramsey showcased their talents in an evening of drama. This year we decided to perform extracts from all of the extracurricular groups that we currently provide in order for students to show their parents
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    • St Cecilia Concert

      Published 22/11/19
      The St Cecilia Concert, held on Thursday 21st November, celebrated the musical talents of students from Year 7 to Year 13. During the concert over seventy students showcased their skills in a diverse programme of solos and ensembles.&n
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    • Word War One Battlefields Trip

      Published 15/11/19

      A small group of our students visited the battlefields of World War One in France and Belgium to learn more about the details, impact and outcomes of some of the most famous conflicts. Read about their trip below in a report written by a Year 10 student.

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    • The first Bishop Ramsey Poet Laureate is announced

      Published 08/10/19
      We are thrilled to announce that Amy in Year 12 is the first ever Bishop Ramsey Poet Laureate. To be considered for the role, students were invited to submit a poem of their own creation on the subject of Change. Miss Calabrese and the judging
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    • A' Level Results

      Published 26/09/19

       

      There were lots of celebrations on A'Level results day at Bishop Ramsey with nearly a fifth of the grades being A*-A grade, over 40% A*-B grade and a 99% pass rate. Particular congratulations go to Matthew Brassey and Isabel Newns who achieved 3 A* grades, Rosie Castle, Toby Crawford and Philippa Gadsby who achieved 2A* and an A grade each and Ciaran Sidnell and Altay Shaw who achieved two A* and two A grades. Also a very well done to many of our students who achieved their very best and exceeded target grades. We wish them every success for the future and hope they come back to visit us.

       

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    • GCSE Results 2019

      Published 22/08/19

      Bishop Ramsey's Year 11 students seemed to really enjoy their examinations results day today, with smiles and laughter all round. They certainly had lots to celebrate with well over 80% of students achieving a grade 4 or above in English and Maths and over 30% of all results graded at grades 7 - 9. 

      There were many students who achieved of their very best and we hope that they all get a chance to celebrate their individual achievements in the coming days. A particular congratulations to our top achievers; Ella O'Loughlin who achieved eight grade 9s and one grade 8, Madeleine Shaw who achieved eight 9s and two 8s and Amy Child who achieved five 9s and five 8s. 

      Bishop Ramsey is currently recruiting for A'Level students and welcomes applicants from other schools.  Please contact the school office for further details if you are interested. 

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