School Report 2015

Our Journey To Outstanding

The year sevens have been working on a report all about our school’s journey from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’ and hopefully one day ‘outstanding’. The story includes interviews from some members of staff about how they felt when the school got ‘requires improvement’ and what we need to get rated ‘outstanding’. Hope you all enjoy watching it!

Belper Best High Street

The Best Great British High Street award is given to high streets around the country. One winner is chosen each year for each category and then an overall winner is chosen from these. The categories include: City, Coastal, Local Centre, Market Town, Village, Town Centre and London High Streets.

In 2014 Belper High Street came first in the Market Town Category and then proceeded to be the overall winner, becoming the best high street in Great Britain. Judges said that Belper was a great example of how town centres can be transformed and that they were also impressed with the ambassador scheme Belper has started. The ambassador scheme consists of 80 people being trained to inform visitors about Belper and the high street.

Our first video!

Hi everyone, our first video is finally up! I hope you all enjoy watching the video on how we have been getting on, the stories we have been recording and what it feels like to be filming all the reports.

See you all soon!

News Report – Derby Arena

The hotly anticipated Derby Arena is to be finally opened tomorrow, having been delayed since January this year. Designed by a German track company, the finished building contains 265,000 nails and used 26 miles of Siberian spruce wood. £27.5 million pounds has been invested in the velodrome, which features a 250 metre long cycling track, a twelve court sports hall, a gym and a café.

Some people voiced their concerns about the new development, saying it had the potential to become a white elephant and sixteen wildlife groups expressed concerns about the proposed building site, as it was an area of valuable habitat. However, the proposals were approved and construction began in April 2013. The venue, which seats five thousand people and can double as a concert hall, will be ‘unwrapped’ to the public over the next thirty days, in which all the facilities the arena offers will be displayed in a series of events.

It is planned that major cycling events will take place in the arena in the coming years, as well as concerts and shows which would have taken place in the recently condemned Assembly Rooms. For now, however, everyone is waiting for the launch of the first sports facility of its kind in the East Midlands tomorrow.