Newsletter December 2017

 BTS Business Students Raise Money for Katherine House Hospice

Bicester Technology Year 10 students have been busy raising money for Katharine House Hospice this term.

The challenge was a sponsored bike ride of 103 miles – the distance from Bicester to Bournemouth. We were kindly lent the bikes by Bicester Leisure Centre, who supported the students in planning the events and ensured we were able to have the bikes for the day. The students did excellently, each taking it in turns to keep the bikes turning and cheering each other on, here’s a picture of them in action…

BTS Business Students Raising Awareness

Students have been working hard to help the community in the ‘reverse advent’ challenge by donating food during December to go to the local foodbank.

Students are being encouraged to donate dried, or canned food, such as pasta, soups and biscuits, and non-edible items such as detergent, shower gel, baby wipes and deodorants during the month of December to donate to those in need in Bicester over the Christmas period. The students have done excellently already with their donations and are gaining Epraise points for their community spirit!

Thanks to all that have donated already, we are still welcoming donations to help this fantastic cause! #FoodBankAdvent

BTS Business Students Raise Money For Katherine House Hospice

Year 10 and 12 business students went along to Banbury’s Castle Quay shopping centre on Thursday to raise money for Katharine House Hospice.

Students were packing bags and organising the collect by car service in order to raise as much money as they could.

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 Bicester Healthy New Town Local Stakeholders Workshop

Bicester Healthy Towns held the annual Stakeholders workshop at Bicester Hotel, Golf and Spa in Chesterton.

In attendance: Tom Hall, Mason Smith, Dan Atkinson, Cameron Fox, Charley Woodward and Khadijah Shodunke.

The purpose of the Workshop was to seek stakeholder ideas for addressing resident needs identified in Bicester’s Healthy Life Survey.

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Business on the Move

Our Year 13 Business Students got the opportunity to mentor the year 11 Business Students by playing a game of ‘Business on the Move’.

This is a retail logistics supply chain game aimed at supporting a working understanding of the finances involved with moving goods from China to stores in England.

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Year 10 Project Group Face The Cold For Katharine House Hospice

On Friday 1 December a group of year 10 students wrapped up warm and headed to Bicester market stall to sell their handmade hampers in aid of Katharine House Hospice.

The students worked extremely hard in resourcing all the materials and contents for the hampers from local businesses and parents.

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Year 10 English Students Visit Bicester Library

A group of Year 10 students were lucky enough to visit the newly built library in Bicester, and a thoroughly enjoyable visit was had by all!

Students had the opportunity to join, take a book out, discover new writers or just have a quiet time reading.

“I really enjoyed it.” Leo Garcia

“I managed to concentrate on my reading in the peace and quiet.” Stuart Dann

New Staff Join The Team!

Steve Christie – Teacher of Science, Engineering and Product Design

I am now in my fifth and hopefully final career having spent most of the past 30 years since graduation working in the Electronics industry: Firstly as a design engineer of recording studio equipment before moving into sales and marketing of electronic components for the bulk of my career. I then left the electronics industry to fulfil a dream of building my own house and finally set up my own business designing and constructing low-energy garden buildings.

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Year 11 Students Preparing For Their Mock Art Exam

Term 3 – Dates for your diary

Date Event Who
Thursday 4 and Friday 5 Jan Inset day All
Friday 12 Jan Mock Results morning Y11 Students
Thursday 18 Jan 6th Form Open Evening Y11 + Parents
Thursday 25 Jan New Student Open Evening Open
Wednesday 31 Jan Y11 + 13 Parents Evening Y11+13 + Parents
Wednesday 7 Feb Parent Power Event Y11 + Parents
Thursday 8 Feb Parent Forum All Parents
Friday 9 Feb End of Term 3 All

Key Reminders

Students need the following kit for the classroom

Why you should get over 95% attendance!

Lanyards must be worn every day at all times. Please ensure you are all wearing yours.


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