Bungay High School News

THE school was once again transformed into a party paradise on Friday 28th June in order to celebrate the end of Year 11. Staff and students alike dressed up on a glorious sunny evening and, as usual, the arrivals attracted a huge crowd from the local community.

Students voted in the early part of the evening and the following awards were made; Prom Queen - Olivia Addison-Carter, Prom King - Vincent Crawford, Best Arrival - Abbie Scoggins, most likely to appear in Love Island - Maddie Mackenzie- David, most likely to appear in The Apprentice - Oliver Righton.

The Sixth Form prefect team kept the guests hydrated with a delicious range of soft drinks and the buffet was very well received.


many the highlight was the chocolate fountain and an indoor barbecue to toast marshmallows. Year 8 students recently visited the Imperial War useum at uford airfield recently. Students were able to view an impressive range of modern aircraft, both

civilian and military.

They particularly enjoyed walking through a test version of Concorde, which holds the record for crossing the Atlantic in 2 hours 20 minutes! There are lots of military aircraft and vehicle displays to explore, both British and American. Particular favourites were the B52, a

renovated Lancaster Bomber and presentation of wartime memorabilia relating to Britain during WWII. Students had the opportunity to try on some British and American air force and army uniforms in addition to viewing a piece of the Berlin Wall! It was an enjoyable, interesting and educational day.

In July, 30 students and 3

staff travelled to the Ypres Salient to learn about the impact of World War One. They travelled by coach and ferry and enjoyed a smooth journey to Ypres, guided by Barry from Galloway. The first stop was the Flanders Field’s Museum where students could see artefacts from the First World War and hear the stories of the soldiers, nurses and civilians caught up in the conflict. This year there was also a special exhibition about the Treaty of Versailles and the lasting impact of war. Once the students had looked through all the displays and had

time to contemplate

what they had learned, we walked up to the Menin Gate to eplain the significance of the monument. Before dinner,

students had some

free time to explore the Belgian town and sample chocolate at a local shop. In the evening, we attended the Menin Gate ceremony which students found particularly moving. The next day, we visited various battlefield cemetery sites including Tyne Cot and

Langemark to investigate how soldiers are remembered by their countries. Before returning to the UK, students also had time to explore a preserved World War I trench at the Sanctuary Wood Museum. The Year 10 geographers enjoyed a fantastic week in the Lake District National Park. We stayed in the beautiful setting of the Ambleside Youth Hostel on the northern shores of Lake Windermere. On Tuesday, our activities included a hike up Cat Bells, a popular fell for first time climbers as it is regarded as a relatively easy climb, and paddle boarding and kayaking on Windermere in the evening. On Wednesday, we explored the longest showcave in England and climbed high up into the trees for a high ropes course that tested the resolve of many. Thursday’s highlights included a boat trip on Windermere

and a further

walk up a glaciated valley to see Easedale Tarn.

Students worked hard, were extremely well behaved and all in all

Year 10 GCSE Geography students

to Southwold for

their compulsory physical fieldwork. The aim of the day was to investigate the extent to which Longshore drift is operating along Southwold’s beach. Fieldwork techniques such as looking at the wave direction, beach

it was an

extremely successful week. We also took all of our

width and the height of the sand accumulated by the groynes. Students also had the opportunity to look at the differing erosion rates at Southwold and further up the coastline at Eastern Bavents. Sixteen music students from Bungay High School had the privilege recently to sit in on a rehearsal by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the


Theatre in Lowestoft. For over an hour they

were able to hear a world- renowned orchestra of top professional musicians preparing for their evening concert.

this was their first eperience of hearing and seeing a live orchestra perform.



Harleston Garden Club and Harleston &

District U3A

enjoyed a coach trip in June to the Rose Gardens at Attleborough created by multi- award winning rose specialist Peter Beales Roses.

This was For some students They

were able to gain insight into the rehearsal process and witness how professional players worked with their conductor.

fantastic experience

This was a which

offered inspiration to young people who are the orchestral players, conductors


audiences of the future. We are very grateful to the Marina Theatre and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the opportunity.

Clinton Gillett

To the right is a stunning image sent into us by Clive Elliston of the river Waveney in Beccles. Email us your local photo- graphs: david.burns@micropress.

just a week after the firms Rose Festival, and the beds with shrub and patio roses, the rose walkways, arches and pergolas were a glorious profusion of colour, scent and texture. One could only make a wild guess at the number of rose varieties in bloom. The garden tour was led by a Beales stalwart who began a 25+ year career there as a part-timer on vacation from art college. Now an expert, he demonstrated the art of budding and grafting; advised on feeding and spraying our own roses; and graphically described both the long term but rewarding work of creating new roses and participating in major flower shows, and the back-breaking toil that goes into planting and nurturing the thousands of new

roses needed each season to stock the nursery and mail order sales.

Earlier in June the Garden Club had been given a tutorial in container gardening by enthusiast Rosemary Ward. Mrs Ward ran through the advantages

of growing

flowering plants in pots and other containers – eg plants can be placed to be shown to advantage when in season and retired to rest out of sight once over: pots can more easily be grouped harmoniously: potted plants can be used to fill gaps in the flower border it is easier to bring on plants for the flower show when they are container grown. She advised that many plants do not need a full pot of compost – annuals and those without a deep root will grow happily in a container filled one third with rubble, or even newspaper. Some other tips – plastic pots have no insulation against heat and cold: raise pots on feet or half bricks when they are to stand on a hard surface:

multi-purpose compost is good enough for one season, but plants planned for longer term container life are best in a John Innes compost where fertiliser proportions are regulated: lime hating plants should be watered with rain- rather than tap-water: stones, slates or grit to cover the soil or compost will keep down weeds use flei string to stake tie container plants rather than raffia or general purpose string. Mrs Ward’s talk was a useful reminder of do’s and don’ts as our gardens emerge from spring into full summer.

Harleston Garden Club’s August meeting will be hear and see An A-Z of Bulbs by Johnny Club’s meetings


are held in the church hall of


Harleston’s London Road Doors open 7pm:

meeting begins 7.30pm. Visitors are always welcome, and the visitor fee of £2 includes coffee/tea/biscuits.

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