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BBC micro:bit launch

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection, a built-in compass and Bluetooth technology, which is to be given free to every child in Year 7 across the UK. It is hoped that it will inspire them to code, create and program computers. Our micro:bits arrived at Easter and a small pilot…
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Speakers for Schools Visit

On 26 May, Paul Pattinson, Head of Service Management for O2, visited Beckfoot to meet our Sixth Form and Year 10 students. He talked about his personal career journey, working for a global company, the telecommunications industry and linking school to employability. Paul was interviewed by our student Buzz team. The interview will be published in…
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The Murray Chemistry Prize

Congratulations to Greg Williamson, Year 13, who has been awarded the Murray Chemistry Prize for his exceptional attitude to learning, progress and sheer enthusiasm for Chemistry. Greg is the first recipient of this award which is a fitting tribute to the memory of Debbie Murray who worked at Beckfoot from 1992 as a Science teacher…
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Local Heat Winners!

On Saturday 12 March, our group of very committed Year 8 and 9 students competed in the local heats of the Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition – we won for the fourth year in a row! We will now compete at the regionals in May. The standard was incredibly high and this result is a…
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