As part of our Social Media Kindness day, Sophie Kasaei from Geordie Shore had a personal message for the young people at the Beacon Centre.
The Beacon Centre Football team had a fantastic day at the Wanderers Football Tournament today, finishing unbeaten and winning the tournament!
GK – Finn
Outfield – Mark, Kieron, Kai, Mason, Liam
Aspens and Redwoods went to Blyth beach on Friday 24th September. The visit was inspired by the book ‘Holes’ which Key Stage 3 are currently studying in English; students were tasked with attempting to dig a five foot wide and five foot deep hole just as the characters were made to do in the book. We didn’t make it to five foot deep but we certainly have sympathy for the characters following our experience!
We are writing to request permission to video your child taking part in a series of lessons in The Beacon Centre and this video will then be used for training purposes in other educational establishments.
Young People will engage in a variety of vocational lessons which will help them to get first hand experience of relevant, significant cultural issues. The project based learning will run as an ongoing event on Wednesdays up until Christmas.
If you do not want your child to be filmed in this course of this project please inform school before Wednesday 29th September.
Every Friday, the Young People at Beacon Secondary go off site with staff to engage in experiential learning. That is learning out of the classroom environment, developing their social and interpersonal as well as their self-esteem and confidence.
On Friday 17th September:
Aspens and Redwoods visited St Mary’s Lighthouse in the hope of spotting some seals, unfortunately they couldn’t cross the causeway to the island to look for seals but they found quite a few creatures in the rockpools and a caterpillar in the car park! Staff would like to give a special shout out to Kai for helping to keep the beach clean by picking up litter he found and disposing of it correctly in the bin.
Some of the Young People from Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 took part in national beach cleaning week. The students went to Horden beach to help keep our beaches clean. The Group worked well and collected a lot of rubbish! Well done everyone!
We are delighted to welcome back all of the Young People to The Beacon Centre across both sites! IT has been an excellent first week back with some fantastic learning taking place already!
Here is a snapshot of what we have been up to already!
We have just received the printed books containing the published work of three of our young people! A huge well done to Shane, Sam and Isaac! Each of whom have received a copy of the book and a certificate from Young Writers. If you would like to read their fantastic stories, you can do so below.
Sam – Innocent?
Nobody believed he was innocent, everyone though he did it. There was all the proof you needed. The body, the gun, the witnesses, even what’d happened in the past. Everyone knew about their big fight and he hit her straight across the face and walked out on her. He says that night never happened. Anyway, back to the present now. He was found next to her body on his hands and knees, covered in blood. The cops stormed into the room. He ran straight out the window and has been running since.Young Writers – Case Files: Unsolved, On the Run – Page 130
Shane – The Wrong Crowd
People think the dead can’t talk, but what people don’t know is the so-called dead are alive. I’m thirty-three years old, I’ve been on the run since I was seventeen as I got involved with the wrong crowd, which ended up in a bad situation. One night the gang and I was involved with decided they were going to rob a bank. I’m now FBI’s most wanted as all my accomplices got caught at the scene. I had been a fugitive for sixteen years until the courtroom drama in which I was found not guilty, the case is left unsolved…Young Writers – Case Files: Unsolved, On the Run – Page 131
Isaac – Mistaken Identity
His body lay on the floor in a puddle of his own blood, his body still gasping for air with a bullet in his lung. This was the third gang-related shooting this week.
He was walking through the street he walked through every day to get to his nan’s from school but he was a little bit late, he walked past a few people and noticed that he was getting followed, they started shouting at him, then they chased him, he was running for about five minutes. He turned a corner. All he heard was bang!Young Writers – Case Files: Unsolved, On the Run – Page 132
If you are feeling inspired by these great stories, you can enter the current Young Writers Competition ” Spine-Chillers” by following this link:
We are delighted to announce that three of our Young People have been chosen for publication in the latest Young Writers Competition. You can read their stories below! Well done Sam, Shane and Isaac!
If you are feeling inspired and would like to try your hand at the latest writing competition, following the link here to see what the criteria is this term! Good luck!
Staff and students have been thinking about what they like about The Beacon Centre. From the amazing Staff team we have to the school’s dogs or the relationships between staff and young people.
Sometimes it’s great to take a minute to be grateful for the things that make you feel happy, in our case it’s being like a family and creative a supportive and caring environment for staff and young people.
We are so proud of all of our staff and young people. We strive to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to achieve all they can and that everyone is able to be the best “them” that they can be….. Most of all…. “We are family!”
With the nature of fossil fuel use being what it is, and the inevitability that within the next 100 years the cost of extraction of coal, oil and gas is going to outweigh the potential profits of large energy companies. It is important that young people understand the importance of renewable energy sources.
With that in mind, Isaac has been looking at renewable energy and whether solar powered roads would be a good idea.
Have a look at what Isaac thought and let us know if you think Solar Powered Roads would be a good thing?
Isaac might just be on to something here, he could be the next Elon Musk?