Years 8 Leavers’ Programme

Our Year 8 Leavers’ Programme, in the last few weeks of the boys’ Beacon journey, helps the boys to develop essential skills and offers a variety of fun and challenging opportunities as they enter the next stage of their education.

As we find ourselves in unprecedented times with COVID-19, this year the programme has been adapted to a virtual programme. It will include opportunities such as a virtual production, cooking, first aid course, careers panel, life skills, Beacon Bard and Young Musician of the Year and charity fundraising culminating with a Year 8 Leavers’ Presentation on the last full day of the term.

We hope you enjoy reading some of the highlights from the programme!

The Two-Course Challenge!

7 July 2020

After receiving photos of some wonderful pasta dishes from the Year 8 boys at the start of last week, Mrs Rowland stepped up yesterday’s challenge…

Musician of the Year 2020

3 July 2020

Last night we watched the eagerly anticipated Beacon Musician of the Year 2020 where 11 fantastic musicians performed for the ultimate accolade of being named…

Beacon Bard 2020

2 July 2020

This week saw the eighth annual Beacon Bard of the Year competition go off with awesome (virtual) aplomb. Selecting the school’s top actor is ever…

Life Skills 101

30 June 2020

Today our Year 8 Leavers have been practising some essential life skills as part of their Leavers’ Programme. As they leave The Beacon as kind,…

Where Do You Go From Here?

26 June 2020

Friday was Careers Day! As part of their Leavers’ Programme, our boys in Year 8 spent their morning session watching videos of professionals with hugely…

Looking After Yourselves and Others

26 June 2020

As our boys prepare to leave The Beacon and embark on new adventures, we wish for them to move on with the skills to look…

Mind Your Manners

25 June 2020

The Year 8 Leavers’ programme started off with a very polite bang this week as the boys were treated to an online session on etiquette….

Head’s Talk & Tours

Throughout July and August, our Headmaster, Will Phelps, is inviting future Beacon families to safely meet with him on our School site for a socially-distanced tour of our incredible school and an informal talk about your son and his education. Please click here for more details.

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