Monthly Archives: September 2012
The catering staff at Brymore kindly donated cakes made in their own time to ensure that the Brymore Macmillan Big Coffee Morning was a success. With cupcakes, brownies and a delicious chocolate sponge all on offer, along with a carefully decorated dining hall, it made for a big hit with the boys and staff and raised vital funds for the cancer charity.
Boys at Brymore have been a very unique opportunity to learn a martial art with a former European and National Karate Champion. Sensai Arthur Meek started out his Karate career at the Bridgwater School of Karate before training in Tokyo and eventually competing at national and international level becoming European Champion in 1989. Arthur has dedicated some time to Brymore once a week to enable the boys to learn more about his … Continue Reading
“They are kind, strict when they need to be, they work as a team and they are fair – really it couldn’t be much better. My houseparent is a great houseparent!”. Year 10 student
An idea to raise money for the Barnardo’s charity at Brymore more than 4 years ago has sparked and national initiative for the charity and this legacy continues to raise money all these years on. The current Brymore Boys were visited and presented to by Barnardo’s representative, Robin Turner. Mr Turner informed them that the boys who attended four and a half years ago were so enthused by an assembly that … Continue Reading
Some of our Year 11’s gained vital practical experience with our local vet, along with a ministry vet from DEFRA, when they assisted in the TB testing of our cattle herd. It is an annual routine check-up that all cattle must undergo and one in which the boys can understand the implications of TB along with the science behind the vaccine.
The new Year 9 group have spent all week settling into their new boarding houses, tutor groups and lessons at Brymore. There were many activities open to the boys including swimming, an inter-house triathlon, fire building and tours of the farm and gardens, to ensure they were fully informed once their duties start. The week was rounded off with a hog roast (utilising one of our farms British Lops) for the … Continue Reading
As Brymore School begins its diamond jubilee celebration year we welcomed the class of 1952 who returned to visit us. The Brymore Boys along with the first Deputy Head, Alan Hemming, were greeted by some of the current students and the Head, Mark Thomas, before being given a personalised tour of the school as it is now along with some tea and cake with the Senior Student Leadership Team.
I am pleased to report that the boys of Year 11 have achieved the highest GCSE results in the schools history. A staggering 88% of students achieved 5 A*-C grades, which compares to 65% last year which was also our best ever at the time. In three years the results have now improved from 55% in 2010 to 88% in 2012. The boys made excellent progress in both English and maths … Continue Reading
Three Brymore students have been selected to represent Somerset in the prestigious English Schools National Racewalkers Championships. Hot from their victories at the South-West Racewalker Championships in June Gareth Stockton and Huw Edwards were instant choices for the Somerset team at the nationals. Deputy Head Boy – Harry Orr, came a respectable second in his race enabling his selection to the county team. The Championships, which are to be held in Bedford in September, … Continue Reading