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Principal's Blog - Friday 6th March

posted 6 Mar 2015, 04:50 by Karen Bricknell   [ updated 6 Mar 2015, 04:54 ]

We celebrated World Book Day yesterday; students had fun matching up the book shelf to the member of staff in the ‘shelfie’ competition, well done to Niall Powell and Lewis Norville who correctly matched up 13 of the ‘shelfies’ to the staff members.


Students also chose books for each other to read, these were gift wrapped and given out anonymously.  

SBA students excelled at the Isle of Wight Speech and Drama Festival this week; the Year 10 BTEC Performing Arts (Acting) students won two trophies and 10 medals, they  were placed first in the 'One Act Play' category and first, second and third in the 'Duologue' category!

Huge congratulations to Corey Gibbs in Year 10 who won the Boys’ Solo performance for his age group. He sang a solo from Pirates from Penzance.

Megan King in Year 9 has been selected to swim for the Isle of Wight at this year’s Island Games, in Jersey, she will be the youngest member of the team going. Jordan Sundborg in Year 12 has also been selected, he will represent the Isle of Wight at golf. This is a fantastic achievement for Megan and for Jordan and is a reflection of all the hard work and dedication to their sports. They will be surrounded by great talents (including Olympians) from around the world. I look forward to hearing how they get on.  

It is great to celebrate the successes of our students, if your son or daughter does something that we can celebrate then please let us know.

Well done to the U15 girls' football team who were victorious this week in the 6 a-side tournament. They are also the U15 league winners and play the Hampshire cup semi-final soon, they have had a great season so far. 


The U13 girls’ football team narrowly missed out on winning the Isle of Wight 7-a-side football tournament this week. They finished runners up after a defeat in the final. I have been told that we have some future stars in the team!


Bon Voyage to the students and staff who depart tomorrow for SBA’s first French Exchange trip. The group will travel to Caen and spend a week staying with French host families and experiencing French school life. They will also be soaking up the local culture and sights including the D-Day beaches, castles, museums and iconic Mont St Michel. 

Enjoy a sunny weekend

Eric Jackson