Mobile Phones in Schools

Written by The Acorn School

Today, we at Acorn were delighted to read national headlines highlighting that not only do mobile phones have no place in our schools, but that there are deeply harmful consequences of allowing children to be exposed to such technology.

Matt Hancock, the Culture Secretary, has gone on record to say,

‘I admire head teachers who do not allow mobiles to be used during the school day…. Studies have shown mobile phones can have a real impact on working memory and fluid intelligence,

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An update from Romania

Written by James Whiting

Our Upper School students are spending Half Term in Romania and we’re here to give you a mid-trip update on what they’ve been up to.

The students have settled into rural Romanian life and have enjoyed a wide variety of activities, both cultural and adventurous in nature.

They have fully embraced the Romanian cuisine and have prepared several traditional meals, many of which were cooked on an open fire under the guidance of our Romanian hosts. There were no shortcuts, with the

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Results Day at The Acorn School: Our Pathway to University

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Today sixth form students across the country received their A level results and have had their university places confirmed or otherwise. Today is like any other day for the students of The Acorn School because they don’t sit state examinations. However, this doesn’t mean that they are not moving on to higher education – they are. Indeed, we have had another excellent year with all of our students who applied for university achieving places, direct from The Acorn School, with no GCSEs or A-levels.

Our students

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The Start of Autumn and a New School Year

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FRIDAY, 25TH SEPTEMBER – Throughout the week, the children have been bringing in fresh produce in honour of harvest time and the change in seasons. The sound of young voices singing Michaelmas songs has been heard drifting out into the corridors, and a general feeling of autumnal warmth has nestled into the corners of the school.

Our hall has once again undergone some refurbishment this summer, with a new floor being put in place to complement the bright look of the walls that were re-plastered the previous

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Class of 2015 Receive Their University Offers

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Congratulations to our graduating students on receiving several offers, both conditional and unconditional, from their chosen universities!

The universities that have offered places to our students this year include University of Bath, University of Exeter, University of Manchester, University of Roehampton, and University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE).

We are very proud of all that our graduating students have achieved in their time at the school, and we look forward to enjoying a brilliant final term with them before we see them

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Easter Concert 2015

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FRIDAY, 20TH MARCH – We had a wonderful evening of music for our annual Easter Concert, with many thanks to our brilliant maestra Yael Hochenberg and the students.

The event was a perfect occasion for dressing up, and the students certainly didn’t disappoint on that count, with the young ladies looking lovely in their dresses as they stood beside dapper young gentlemen in suits and ties.

The programme for the evening included performances by Class 3 & 4, the Middle and Upper School

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Winter Camp 2014

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It was a quiet week at school last week with the entire Upper School away for their annual Winter Camp. Under the leadership of five seasoned campers who also happen to be their teachers, the students took themselves down to South West Wales to set up camp at the Penquoit Centre.

An initial party arrived ahead of the others in order to make the preparations for the week, and despite a few hiccoughs including a power outage and tidying up in the wake of a

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The Upper School had a great trip to France

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Last Sunday the upper school students and teachers loaded up two minibuses and headed for France. After a relatively long day of driving, breathing in the awesome French countryside, we arrived in a nice campsite in Chartres.

The first day of our trip was spent visiting the magnificent Chartres cathedral. The students were inspired by the incredible architecture and the famous Rose Window, and some of them managed to climb the bell tower for some spectacular views over Chartres.

Our second day

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The Upper School had a great weekend walking in The Black Mountains

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On Friday 21st March Barney, James and the upper school loaded up the minibus and trailer and headed off to Llanthony Priory for a walking trip in The Black Mountains. The weather forecast stated ‘changeable’ – and it was! We had some rain on the way down but it cleared enough for us to set up camp in the dry. Having put up our tents, we donned all-weather gear and went for an evening stroll up the mountain. The rain held

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The Upper School had a great Winter Camp

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The Acorn School Winter Camp

In the last week of November, the upper school students and Graeme, Sarah, Barney and James headed down to Pembrokeshire for our annual winter camp. We all had a fantastic, action packed week with groups heading off to brave the cold sea and go surfing, others deep sea fishing, and the whole upper school setting off for a day orienteering around the paths of the beautiful Pemrokeshire coast. These activities were supplemented with the wonderful food cooked by Sarah, and

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