Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the staff at Byron Court! See you all in 2020!
Visit From An Ex Pupil
Byron Court were very excited to invite Karl Melaimi--an ex pupil of Byron Court--to talk to our children about the importance of resilience in the face of failure. He also underlined the benefits of making the most of your time, and teachers, while at school. Karl then went on to explain how his hard work has led him to University where he is currently studying computer science and has been doing some exciting work with Google as part of the BlackgooglerNetwork. After talking to the children, Karl had a tour of the school, met his old teachers and we spoke about maintaining links at the school to help our children achieve in the future.
We are very grateful to two Governors who visited the school this term to talk about why good communication skills are important for our children's future. Oracy skills are vital for all types of job and we can help each other practice good speaking and listening skills at school and at home. Keep a look out for more Oracy visitors in future!
Tuesday 19th November 2019
6NH were given a fantastic opportunity to watch War Horse at the Troubadour Theatre in Wembley. They met Michael Morpurgo, who was a great inspiration.
New Scientist Live Trip-
Thursday 10th October 2019
"We had the opportunity to attend New Scientist Live at the Excel London for the second year and it was an amazing experience. We visited the moon and even had an opportunity to smell it (which we would not recommend) and we were lucky to watch a talk by the astronaut Tim Peake about life in space and the future of space travel. Alongside, we met a few NHS surgeons who talked us through the future of surgeries and we tried some of their instruments. We hopefully now have future doctors in the making! It was a brilliant day out!" - Miss Bakdoud
After school on the 25th of September 240 adults and children of Byron Court enjoyed a wide range of exciting maths and science activities run by the members of staff. Those who attended enjoyed various activities, including maths games, maths art, making catapults, naming the newly discovered planet, a water obstacle course, ICT games, how to clean water, engineering challenges, match the animals footprints and making rocket men. We even had a visit from Jo, one of the Northwick Park Community Garden trustees, who helped us plant mini-gardens in compostable pots. It was amazing to see so many enjoying the STEM activities and wonderful to soak up the exciting atmosphere. Thank you to all of those who attended and for the positive feedback. We can't wait for the next STEM Parent Workshop!
The Politics Project
This year, our lovely Year 6's have taken part in The Politics Project's Digital Surgeries this year with local councilors and MP Barry Gardiner.
Click on the link to see their Youtube video promoting the Digital Surgeries:
Harvest Festival Display- October 2019
During diversity week we wanted children to learn about prominent people from past to present with a focus on Black History, women and other cultures. Each year group chose a person or a few people to focus on who have influenced the world in a positive way- we hope to give children role models to inspire them!
During the week we had a visit from the Willesden Library who talked to us about the Windrush and showed us some artifacts that people had brought over with them. We workshops based around African stories with drums and dance.
International School Award
Byron Court has received the prestigious badge of honour, presented by the British Council. The International School Award is a globally recognised accreditation that helps to enrich teaching and improve learning.