As part of our Project Week 17 a team of students spent a week at Nissan enjoying the interplay of science, technology, engineering and maths. In a fun and exciting learning environment and they developed an informed view about careers in engineering, Formula One, science, marketing and technology.
Each team designed their individual cars using CAD/CAM software and manufactured them using a 3D printer, students then raced the miniature compressed air powered F1 cars on a race track.
All team members agreed that the week provided them with an opportunity to be challenged and inspired. They used IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership/teamwork, media skills and financial strategy, and applied them in a practical, imaginative, competitive and exciting way.
They also enjoyed an exclusive guided tour of Nissan factory to witness the complete production line of the Nissan and Infinity car range.
You can see more of there project via this link.
We’ve had a very busy term with lots of fantastic activities going on in school some of which are detailed in our end of term newsletter available here.
This week we held our first Pride of Belmont awards evening where we celebrated the amazing achievements of our students throughout this school year, both inside and outside of school.
The evening was held at The Durham Centre where guests enjoyed a drinks reception before the awards evening began.
Thanks to our students, parents and guests who made the evening very special and to Hays Travel, Durham Trophies and The Durham Centre for their help and support with the evening.
We undertook some amazing projects during Project Week 17 including project OneLove Belmont
The aim of this project was to spread kindness and love through the area.
Focusing on thanking the emergency services for all they do, our group of 29 students put together and handed out 100 thank you bags for the hospital, police and fire services (visiting the RVI and Newcastle police station on the Wednesday and the Durham and Darlington fire services on the Friday). Students also put together 50 sandwiches to donate to a homeless shelter in Newcastle.
The students distributed 200 lollipops around Durham on Friday and 200 in Newcastle on Wednesday to show strangers random acts of kindness.This was tough as it meant speaking to people they did not know but they acted as perfect ambassadors for the school. The students efforts were well received, many of those who were given lollipops stopped to chat or even hug them!
The students had an amazing day and the feel good factor of doing something for no return was a first for a lot of the students.
We would like to share the following information with parents surrounding the social media platform Snap Chat read more…
Snapchat has developed a new feature called Snapmaps which allows users to see the location of other users of snapchat. There are three possible settings, sharing with no-one (Ghost Mode), sharing with select friends (Choose which friends you share your location with) and my friends (Share your location with all your friends). Many children have a large number of “friends” on their accounts who they probably do not know well, and could be accidentally sharing their location.
We have been asked to encourage parents to check their child’s privacy settings if they allow their child to use Snapchat.
Full details are provide in the UK Safer Internet centre blog at https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/introducing-%E2%80%98snap-maps%E2%80%99-new-location-sharing-feature-snapchat
Tickets are now on sale for our Summer production of We Will Rock You.
At Belmont we take bullying very seriously and are committed to preventing and tackling all forms of bullying. We have become aware of service called Ditch The Label which may benefit some of our students. Ditch The Label is a leading anti-bullying charity who aim to promote equality and empowering young people to overcome bullying. They are a digital charity, which means that most of their support is provided online through our website and partnerships with games and social networks.
Further information is available through this link
This is early notification to parents and carers of a change to one of the 2017 /18 INSET Days.
School will now be closed to students on Monday 8th January 2018, rather than Monday 27th November 2017.
The following dates, published previously, remain unchanged:
- Monday 4th September 2017
- Tuesday 5th September 2017
If anyone has any queries or concerns, please contact the school as soon as possible.
We are asking for your help !
National Book Tokens have £500 worth of books to give away, which would help purchase further stocks for our Learning Resource Centre.
You can increase our chances of winning by nominating us using this link.