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There's a real & growing concern re how many young people share inappropriate images online, leading to potential exploitation, blackmail & harm from a young age & leaving a lasting digital footprint. If you share it, you're involved. Speak to the DSL team if you've concerns.


We were delighted to welcome the BBC Bitesize Careers Roadshow last week. Students learnt about a wide variety of career pathways in fashion, TV production & academia which many found very helpful and interesting


Y12 Health & Social Care students enjoyed a visit to Medicine, Health & Social Care Dept's Simulation Suite. With dummies that can be programmed to simulate different disorders students practiced their CPR skills & saw who was the most accurate with compressions!


We are looking for three new Exam Invigilators so if you, or anyone you know, is interested please click the link below:


We were delighted to open the Schools’ Lunchtime Concerts at this year's Canterbury Festival. Y7-Y13 students presented a variety of styles & the Barton Manor Djembe Drummers, who were the opening act joined us. The organizers described it as “a hard act to follow".


Y11 enjoyed a great trip to The Globe last term to see a production of Macbeth. They really enjoyed the immersive experience of being a "groundling" with some having lines delivered directly to them!


🚨 it’s coming 🚨 We know it’s a ‘bit’ early but we have to get ready. Team up with family/friends/colleagues this November to help us help those who need it


We are seeking an Attendance & Cover Officer to work term time only. Should you, or someone you know, be interested, please click the link below.


Amazing self portrait from a student in Y8 in the style of Kehinde Wiley who the year group have been studying.#art


Y5 students from local primary schools discovered last week what it's like to learn languages at BCGS. They did a language session on pets & a cultural one on the Festival of Lights! Workshops are held regularly for primary school students to discover what life is like at BCGS.


We're very proud of this group of students who won the KSSA Annual Regatta School Trophy at Whitstable for BCGS! All the hard work and dedication paid off.


The ever-popular Spanish Exchange took 30 students ranging from Y9 to Y13 to Madrid last week to learn all about Spanish lifestyle & culture. While immersed in the language they enjoyed an amazing week full of activities with great weather & fantastic traditional Spanish cuisine


Congratulations to two of our Y13 students who were short-listed for the Canterbury Festival Poetry Comp 2023. Gideon was awarded 1st place & Alicia 2nd place in the 16-18 category from a field of over 400 poems submitted from a host of other Kent schools.


We are looking for an Attendance & Cover Officer to start at BCGS as soon as possible. If you, or someone you know, is interested please click the link below for more information.


Yesterday's guide summarized what trusted adults need to know about the potential dangers of vaping for young people.


The BCGS community raised a massive £18,789 for our chosen charities last year & This exceeded our target of £15k and as a result we are aiming to raise £20k this academic year for the charities students choose in the coming weeks


Our talented Asst Site Manager has been at it again taking fantastic pictures of the Canterbury skyline from our roof!


We're delighted to be awarded status which recognises the value we place on music both within the curriculum & through extra curricular activities & events. Thank you for recommending us. We'll use this to develop links with partners & expand our provision


Students had a brilliant time visiting .Yet another great activity filled day in our Enrichment Week at the end of last term.


We were delighted to welcome students from Zhangjiagang Liangfeng International School in China at the end of term. They shadowed their BCGS buddy & participated in enrichment activities, such as Sports Day, calligraphy, cooking, the cinema, orienteering & a tour of Canterbury.


What an amazing time students had in Lake Garda, visiting Sirmione, Malcesine and Verona. Very hot days required squeezing in some time for dips in the pool and delicious Italian ice cream. So great to have Italy back in our Enrichment Week activities again!


We dodged the rain at Sports Day this year, however, some fantastic performances shone through with two new school records.The overall victors were Turing with 846 points. Well done to all students involved in an excellent day.


Yet another amazing school production, The Addams Family! Everyone involved worked so hard for months leading up to the 3 nights and deservedly they had rave reviews!


Y12 students visited to explore the latest advances in science & accessed & listened to over 300 scientists at the forefront of their field including Helen Sharman. The Summer Science Exhibition offers a unique opportunity to explore the science shaping our future.


Students & staff are raising money for by completing a sponsored sleepout. There's a GoFundMe Page to make a donation to support the students in changing lives within Canterbury. All money donated goes directly to Porchlight. Thank you.

U14s Kent Sevens Tournament

Posted on: 14/03/2017

On Tuesday 14th March, 10x Year 9 students were selected to represent the School at the under 14s Kent Sevens Tournament. Throughout the day, the students played against some of the top selective and private schools in the County, finishing as runners up after a full day of intense rugby.

The team left at 7.30am, ensuring they arrived in plenty of time for their first fixture of the day against Ravensbourne. Barton Court conceded the first try, but regrouped well to comfortably win their first game 19-5. The boys then had a two hour break before their next match against St Dunstan’s School. However, this didn’t affect their performance as they came away with an exceptional 31-5 win, scoring 5 tries in total. The next group match pitched Barton Court against Norton Knatchbull School from Ashford, with both teams knowing the winner from this match would probably go on to top the group. After a tight first half, the game was tied at 5-5. Barton Court then displayed an excellent second half defensive effort, keeping out Norton Knatchbull for the full 5 minutes and then scoring a length of the pitch try with the last play of the game to win 12-5. This left Barton Court knowing a win against Hayes School in their final game would see them top the group. The boys started slowly, conceding two quick tries leaving them 12-7 down at half time. A quick team talk resulted in a much improved second half performance, with Barton Court winning the game 31-12 meaning they topped the group.

The semi-final match saw Barton Court play against tournament hosts Dartford Grammar School. Again, a slow start by Barton Court saw them go 7-0 down. A try before half time meant the teams went into the break level at 7-7. Barton Court took control in the second half, with a try of the tournament and Dartford Grammar having a player sent off for dissent and poor sportsmanship. Barton Court scored 4 further tries in the second half to give them a 29-7 win and a place in the final.

The final match of the day was, therefore, the final against Kings Rochester. This was, by far, the biggest challenge for Barton Court, with the half time score showing a 12-5 lead to the opposition after a very close fought encounter. Barton Court were the much more dominant team in the second half, scoring an unconverted try to take the score to 12-10, and continuing to attack against a very well drilled Kings Rochester team. Unfortunately, Barton Court were unable to break down the defence and, with the ball spilled during the final play, Kings Rochester kicked the ball out of play to win the match 12-10.

The 10 students selected performed exceptionally well throughout the day and represented the School extremely well. Despite not winning the final, the team can take lots of positives from this tournament which will prepare them well for future seasons.

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