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Courage and Compassion are two of the values that we aim to instil in our students, so it's always wonderful to hear stories about students living those values outside of school too. Last week, I received a letter of thanks from the mother of a girl who was saved from a potentially life-threatening situation by the quick actions of 3 brothers from Bacon's.

Alfie, Harry and Georgie Blackwell, aged 13, 12 and 11, found the girl who was having the seizure on November 9 and sprang into action. They rolled her onto her side, supported her head with one of their jackets and called an ambulance, waiting with the girl for the ambulance crew to arrive. Their compassionate and sensible actions made the local news, and I'd like to take this opportunity again to say Well Done to them all.

Read the article in the Southwark News here

Exams

Getting set for exam success - posted 30th Mar

Last Push...!

The formal exams this summer start on 16th May - that's just 47 days away.

Following our Last Push evening for Year 11 students this week, here is a summary of the top tips for exam success that was shared by Ms Annum.

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Bacon's College Lent Appeal in aid of Ukraine - posted 8th Mar

Bacon's College Lent Appeal is raising money for the British Red Cross to support their work for the people of Ukraine.


Amongst other things, Bacon's community will be:

  • Having a sponsored ‘wear your own clothes day’ for £1.00 on FRIDAY 25TH MARCH.

  • Selling yellow and blue ribbons for 50p to show solidarity with Ukraine.

  • Writing letters of LOVE and SUPPORT to an individual in Ukraine.

All the proceeds from our Spring Into Dance show will go towards our Lent Appeal.

Donate now at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/baconscollegelentappeal

We're also collecting essential items and toiletries for care packages such as
Painkillers
Baby food, wipes and nappies
Socks
Thermals
Dry and canned food
Torches
Detergent
Blankets
Toothpaste
Please bring your donations to the Chapel, or donate online.

Former student returns to Bacon’s College to share his success story - posted 14th Feb

We had a really exciting end to the term today with a visit from the BBC Share a Story tour plus a couple of special celebrity guests. Former Bacon's College student and now BBC reporter and presenter, Ashley John-Baptiste was interviewed live about his fascinating life journey in front of the whole school by Radio 1 DJ and Broadcaster Sarah Story as part of a tour celebrating 100 years of the BBC. Ashley's story started in foster care where he experienced not just one foster home but 4, and was split up from his siblings. For Ashley, school represented consistency, and a safe environment where he felt supported, and he spoke very fondly about his time at Bacon's College when he was in Mr Hall's tutor group, and the support he received from the community at the College. He also emphasised the fact that Bacon's Sixth Form enabled him to develop his voice, and taught him to think, rather than just pass exams. From Bacon's, Ashley went on to Cambridge University to study history, and then, diversely enjoyed a brief stint as part of a band on the X Factor, and forging a career in broadcast journalism at the BBC. Ashley was a key reporter in Russia for the Fifa 2018 World Cup, and he was nominated for the Young Talent of the Year award at the 2018 RTS Television Journalism Awards. You can read more about Ashley and his career to date here.

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Bacon's College Careers Fair 2022 - posted 14th Feb

Our annual Careers Fair was another packed and exciting day with visitors from a variety of universities and colleges, plus guest speakers from a range of professions including law, medicine and architecture. Every year group had the opportunity to visit the Fair and students were given tasks to ensure they spoke to as many of the guests as possible.

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Sixth Form students raise £1,500 for refugees in Advent Appeal - posted 17th Dec

As a Church of England School, Bacon’s College students practice Faith in Action by giving to those in need, supporting each other and loving their neighbours. Bacon’s College Advent Appeal 2021 have been raising money for the Wapping-based Jesuit Refugee Service, to raise awareness of the plight of refugees, raise money for the charity and reflect on the plight of forced migrants. They have raised a total of £1500 to date but hope to increase this over the Christmas period.

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Bacon's brothers' quick action saves girl's life - posted 29th Nov

Courage and Compassion are two of the values that we aim to instil in our students, so it's always wonderful to hear stories about students living those values outside of school too. Last week, I received a letter of thanks from the mother of a girl who was saved from a potentially life-threatening situation by the quick actions of 3 brothers from Bacon's.

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Anti-Bullying Week - posted 19th Nov

Anti-Bullying Week is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on bullying and consider the steps we can take together to stop it, and we've been actively taking part in this year's the theme of ‘One Kind Word’ here at Bacon's College as you can see. As a parent or carer, you are a vital piece of the puzzle in helping to tackle bullying. You have a unique role to play in guiding and supporting your child through their school years and there are lots of positive steps you can take to help keep your child safe from bullying and harm both online and offline. Social media can also be an all to common tool for cyber-bullying

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Black History Month at Bacon's - posted 22nd Oct


Led by College Chaplain, Rev'd Nicky Teverson, Mr Alemu (ICT Co-Curriculum Lead) and Ms Carvalho (Lead Teacher of Drama), the Black History Month collaboration organised a really exciting and extensive series of visiting speakers, workshops and assemblies with a broad range of inspirational and influential figures:

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Q&A with hip hop star Krept - posted 15th Oct

‘There is one body, but it has many parts. But all its many parts make up one body. It is the same with Christ. We were all baptized by one Holy Spirit. And so we are formed into one body. It didn’t matter whether we were Jews or Gentiles, slaves or free people. We were all given the same Spirit to drink. So the body is not made up of just one part. It has many parts.’

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