Follow the leader

13nov2019-bulchandI am pleased to announce that Ana Bulchand (11EC) has been appointed Learn to Lead Student Coordinator. Some of the important responsibilities coming with this position involve:

  1. Being "the face" of Learn to Lead at the BSGC, leading forums and assemblies.
  2. Being the first point of contact between our student body and the Learn to Lead teams and sharing ideas of events and projects from non-Learn to Lead members with the appropriate team(s).
  3. Supporting teams with their individual projects.
  4. Assisting teams with the implementation of the Learn to Lead tools and use of Google Classroom.
  5. Connecting and coordinating teams regarding common projects, whenever suitable.
  6. Assisting Link Teachers with administrative tasks.

Ana is very committed and passionate about the Learn to Lead programme. I have no doubt that this will be a successful year for her.

Nathalie Froidevaux
Learn to Lead Link Teacher and Coordinator

Wise heads, young shoulders

12nov2019-clever-choicesYear 10 and Year 11 recently enjoyed 'Clever Choices Week', developed by the PSHE department led by Ms. Froidevaux. This provided an opportunity for students to discuss topics with professionals that wouldn't usually be talked about in a class environment. Some of the topics included were sex education, relaxation, stress management, yoga, alcohol and drugs.
So, we had a lesson on relaxation techniques. Here we explored the advantages of the Jacobson method that preaches simplicity and versatility.

Then we had a yoga workshop, led by Ruth, an instructor from Buena Vibra, which taught us the principles of yoga and the benefits we could acquire from it.
The following day, we listened to a sex education talk by Amigos Contra el Sida, an association that works with HIV and AIDS victims. We went through the basics of contraception methods and STI prevention.

Next morning started with a talk based on the consumption of tobacco and cannabis. It was very interesting to investigate both sides of the argument and learn about why these products are legal even though they are terribly harmful to us.

Friday was our last day and finished with a workshop all about hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin. All of us found it very informative and felt like we had a lot more knowledge in the topic as we aren't exposed to these subjects very often. Mainly because they are found a bit too taboo by modern society.

Room for debate

06nov2019-debateYear 8 have been preparing to hold a class debate in Spanish. They've learnt what a debate is and about its structure. In groups, they chose a current hot topic and researched the subject to prepare their arguments. In the following lessons, they will debate about Catalan independence, online games and adolescence, bullfighting, and the use of mobile phones in schools.

They're on a boat

07nov2019-tutor-displayCongratulations to 9CB who won the KS3 Tutor Display Competition which rewards the most stylish presentations of relevant information such as class rules, timetable, monthly resolution, pictures etc. Y9CB's display was a nautical one. All aboard the Good Ship Brunton!

Reaching for the horizon

06nov2019-yogaYear 11 recently participated in a Buena Vibra yoga workshop. We learnt that whilst yoga is classified as a sport, it's anything but. Our teacher introduced us to lots of different positions, including the Gladiator 1, 2, and 3.

Yoga promotes a positive lifestyle. Its complementary health approach is one of its strengths. Yoga also helps reduce stress.

One of our favourite positions was greeting the sun. We did this with jumps and without them. This would be a great way to start every day!

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