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Events Analysis


Year 9 Students Holocaust Memorial Day May 2019

Year 9 students recently took part in a Holocaust Memorial Day to commemorate the victims of the genocide perpetrated by the Nazis in World War Two. We were very fortunate to be visited by a Holocaust survivor, Mrs Joanna Millan, who travelled all the way from London to share her experiences with our pupils. Joanna was born in Germany in 1942, and her father was murdered at Auschwitz shortly afterwards. She and her mother were arrested and deported to Theresienstadt ghetto, where her mother contracted tuberculosis and died, leaving her an orphan at just two years old. The ghetto was liberated and she was brought to live in Britain as a refugee with no family left, and raised by a childless couple in London. Our students were fascinated by her story, and her message about Human Rights and more modern genocides, and we are very grateful to Joanna for coming to our school.

When asked - Which skills/knowledge did you develop as a result of the school trip? The students answered with;

'I learned about the laws that were put in place during the holocaust and lots of other interesting facts.'

I have a better understanding of the events.'

'I learned what it was like to live in the holocaust.'

Aspects of the trip that the students enjoyed most were;

'I enjoyed hearing the survivor's story.'

'It was amazing to listen to her.'

'We should have a trip to the concentration camps to learn more about the holocaust.'

France Trip April 2019

A group of 40 students from year 8, 9 and 10 were taken to France on a language and culture trip. The accommodation was called ‘Chateau du Broutel in Rue, France. On the trip the students had the opportunity to visit a snail farm and try snails cooked in different ways, a French market, Disneyland Paris, an aquarium and a tour around the local town to learn the history. The Chateau that the students stayed in provided activities on an evening from a game of rounders, mini Olympics and camouflage activities.

When asked - Which skills/knowledge did you develop as a result of the school trip? The students answered with;

‘Team work.'


'Social skills.'

'Language skills’ – ‘How to ask for a hot chocolate.'

Aspects of the trip that the students enjoyed most were;



‘Speaking to French people’

Year 8 'Ambassadors for Community change’ project January 2019

This is a brand new project through all primaries run by Glenys Newby from the community charity ‘Approach too’. Students from FBEC will mentor, support and help six pupils in each local primary school. The students will research what young people want and need. This will be done with ballot boxes in schools and debates to show real like democracy. Once ideas have been shared and agreed, the students will find out who in the community can make the changes e.g. councillors, MPs, Green Peace, TUs.

The year 8 students involved are all volunteers. 26 students expressed initial interest.

Students had this to say when asked why they volunteered to be an ambassador;

‘To help younger children choose the right school and to help them achieve a real learning experience.’

‘I really enjoy helping out and being included in things to do with primary schools.’

‘I’m interested in making a difference.’

When asked what skills the students will gain from the project the students responded with;

‘Talking in public.’



‘Being more political.’

York Dungeons and Pizza Hut December 2018

86% 12 students from year 8 and 2 members of staff.

£250 grant to support students with social interaction

Students had the opportunity to go to the York Dungeons followed by time to eat at Pizza Hut. 

All students who went on this trip would recommend it to others. 

Students who went on the trip commented that it was, ‘great’ and ‘fun’.

When asked - Which skills/knowledge did you develop as a result of the school trip? The students answered with;

‘History about the Black Death’

‘Team work and trust’

‘History of York’

Aspects of the trip that the students enjoyed most were;

‘The dungeons as it was exciting not knowing what was going to jump out at you’.

‘Nice to do something different with a mixture of students who you wouldn’t normally interact with’.

Teesside University MAT Visit December 2018

Mrs Clarkson, head of maths, took a group of most able and talented (MAT) students to Teesside University to listen to one of the professors give a lecture.

One student who went on the trip commented that it was, 

‘It was awesome’

When asked - Which skills/knowledge did you develop as a result of the school trip? The students answered with;

‘Experience of lectures’

‘Knowledge of other maths topics’

‘Numbers and where they come from’

‘How 4d shapes are created’.

Aspects of the trip that the students enjoyed most were;

‘The numbers lecture’

‘All of it, it was interesting’

‘The numbers lecture’.

Year Santa's Grotto November 2018

5 Students who are involved with a community benefit project totalling £1000 with Miss Langdale. In this third part the students decorated the Town Hall in Ferryhill with Christmas decorations.

Students involved in the project commented that it was, ‘a lot of fun’ and ‘I enjoyed building and decorating the trees’.

When asked - Which skills/knowledge did you develop as a result of the school trip? The students answered with;

‘team work’ and ‘respect’.

Aspects of the trip that the students enjoyed most were;

‘Helping others’ and ‘being creative’.

Primary School Event November 2018

A number of year 7 and year 8 students are involved in a Sports leadership project. 

The Leadership Academy is a great way to engage young people in leadership and volunteering and provide the school with a team of leaders that can support the organisation and delivery of sport and physical activity opportunities in school. On 30th November, a mix of year 2 students from the local primary schools had the opportunity to come to FBEC and be involved in a multi skills event which was ran by Sedgefield Sports Partnership (SSP) with FBEC students leading the activities.   

All FBEC students who attended agreed that they would not have had this opportunity outside of school. 

One of the FBEC students was the mascot and really enjoyed dressing up and playing the role.

When asked - Which skills/knowledge did you develop as a result of the school event? The students answered with;



‘Speaking in public’

Aspects of the trip that the students enjoyed most were;

‘Setting it up’

‘Being involved in the games’

‘Leading the games’.

Year 10 Tackling Discrimination November 2018

86% of students enjoyed the BLD.

For those students that said the day changed their opinions, the most popular area they changed their opinion about was what they knew about Muslims and Islam (10%)

78% of students said they had learned something new during the BLD. 25% of students said they learned more about racist words they shouldn’t use.

68% of students would feel confident challenging people’s views based on what was discussed on the BLD.

17% of students were surprised to learn about the violence and death surrounding racism, 13% about racism generally and 12% were surprised about information they found out about Muslims.

65 students surveyed suggested areas they would like to learn more about in the future.

76% of students said there was nothing that could be improved about the BLD. 10% of students suggested more activities or to make the sessions more interactive and less listening.

My Teacher is a Vampire July 18

75% of students enjoyed the activity.

College Visits July 18

The favourite College visits were East Durham College (30%) and Durham 6th Form (32%) 

The least favourite College visits was QE (1%)

88% of Year 10 students thought the College visits were beneficial

Year 10 Careers Day July 18

The favourite session was learning about CVs (34%)

The least favourite session was from the Department for Work and Pensions (1%)

Only 8% of students thought they hadn’t learned anything during BLD

67% of Year 10 students couldn’t think of anything else they’d like to learn about regarding Careers

Year 7 Creative Day July 18

78% of students enjoyed Creative Day.

The favourite part of Creative day was working as a team (15%) and dancing/performing (15%).

The skills which most students thought they developed on Creative day was teamwork (21%) and creative writing (19%).

92% of students enjoy days off timetable doing different activities.

Year 9 Health Roadshow July 18

81% of students enjoyed the Year 9 Health Roadshow.

The favourite sessions were drugs (25%) smoking (20%) and mental health (19%)

The least favourite session was healthy lifestyle (29%) and sun safety (16%) 

Comments made about these sessions by students:

I already knew about it
The health workshop wasn’t fun or interesting
It reminded me of my family
Its common sense to apply sun cream
In the drugs session there was no interaction

77% of students learned something new during the Health Roadshow 

Comments made by students:

UV rays burn not the heat
smoking affects men’s fertility
What cigarettes actually have in them
The dangers of drugs
There are more drugs than I thought
How drugs affect your life
I am allowed to drink at 16 in a restaurant with parents
moking causes 14 cancers
I can get sunburned in the shade
Smoking can kill you
Exercise or activities can help relieve the feelings of anger
What to avoid so you don’t damage your body
The symptoms of mental health
The maximum amount of sygar people should eat per day


Analysis of France Trip March 18

95% of students enjoyed the trip and would recommend it to others.

The most popular aspects of the trip:

19% of students liked everything about the trip
19% liked meeting new people
23% liked visiting the historic sights

Analysis of Ski Trip February 18

6/13 (46%) students enjoyed ALL of the ski trip.

1 student enjoyed everything except the skydiving

5/13 (38%) students enjoyed the skiing and slopes

Skills that were learned: teamwork, confidence, balance and resilience, as well as learning how to ski.

100% of students would recommend this trip to others.

‘It is a once in a lifetime experience.’


HMD Trip Analysis January 18

100% of students would recommend the trip to others.

The knowledge most developed on this trip was of hate crime and what is was like during the Holocaust.


Peer Mentor Questionnaire January 2018

• The main reason students volunteered to become peer mentors was to help people

• Meeting and talking to new people and helping people is the aspect most enjoyed about being a peer mentor

• Only 3 students could identify an improvement to the peer mentor scheme

• Lots of skills have been developed by students by being a peer mentor

• Helping is the favourite aspect of being a peer mentor

• 100% would recommend being a peer mentor to friends mainly to help people have fun and learn new skills


Year 8 Healthy Living Carousel 1st November 2017

• All students learned something new with the majority learning something new about energy drinks

95% of students enjoyed the workshops

• The most unpopular workshop was healthy lifestyle (32%)

• 47% of students will change their lifestyle as a result of the workshops with not drinking energy drinks being the most popular answer (33%)


Year 9 Healthy Living Roadshow November 17

• 90% of students learned something new during the Healthy Living day with info on alcohol and drugs being the most popular answer (31%)

• 72% said info on the day surprised them with info on drugs and energy drinks being the most popular answer (18% each)

• The most popular sessions were the drugs session (30%) and the alcohol session (30%)

• The least popular sessions were hate crime (19%) and mental health (19%)

• 75% of students said the sessions have changed the way they live their life with drinking less energy drinks being the most popular answer (33%)

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