News: STEM News
On Monday 27th January, we were delighted to welcome Holly Ellis to school.
On Tuesday 2nd April, a group of Year 11 Balshaw’s students, accompanied by Mr Melling and Mrs Seedall, visited the Academy for Skills and Knowledge at the BAE Systems site at Samlesbury, Lancashire.
Four students Balshaw's joined students from across South Ribble for the annual Rotary Technology tournament held at the Civic Centre last week.
Well done to our Year 8 students for their models of the Earths structure!
Some of our Year 8 students were chosen by their teachers to attend a gifted and talented day at Runshaw College.
The following article was written by Frankie Poulter in Year 8:
Congratulations to two of our Balshaw's teams 'The Enigmas' and 'Dank_Memes' who are currently in the top 10 of this weeks Alan Turing Cryptography Competition
On Wednesday 24th January we hosted a science lecture after school.
Our current Year 7 students have pulled out all the stops for their recent science homework on cells.
Our Year 7 and 8 students learn to save lives thanks to Restart a Heart Day 2017.
On Friday 30th June, the Year 7 and Year 8 Science Club students, went on a trip to London.
On Tuesday 16th May, four of our girls, Izzy, Milena, Teri and Victoria, travelled to Westholme School in Blackburn, with Mrs Holden, to compete in the STEM Challenge Day.
On Saturday 18th March, fifteen of our students and three members of staff made the exciting trip to see the Big Bang Show in Birmingham.
Four girls from Balshaw’s have recently competed in the first ever GCHQ girls’ CyberFirst competition which involved over 8,000 girls and 2,100 teams across the UK.
During the week of the 7th November 2016, Year 9 students took part in the UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge.
On Friday 23rd September a group of Year 11 visited Leyland Trucks as part of National Lorry Week.
Congratulations to our U13 tennis team who competed at the South Ribble competition.
In June 2016, 10 of our Students went along to Preston College to take part in the Future Engineers Lego Robotics challenge for 2016.
Rhiannon Evans, in Year 9, competed in the Under 15 Lancashire Mounted Games from Friday 1st April until Sunday 3rd April.
On Wednesday 27th April 2016, Mr Mort took ten eager Year 8 students on a trip to TeenTech 2016.