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  • 29/04/22

    Year 10 Att10tive and Year 12 Youth Ambassadors

      The Youth Ambassadors are a group of Year 12 students who volunteered earlier this year, with the help of Montell Neufville at Att10tive, to organise events for the lower year groups at Samuel Whitbread Academy. The event that the Youth Ambassadors were asked to organise was the Year 10 Em...
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  • 17/03/22

    HAART INTERNATIONAL DEBATE COMPETITION

    This month Samuel Whitbread Academy entered three teams into the Haart International Debate competition. In this competition, school students from around the globe have been debating contentious topics from the values of online learning to the importance of freedom of speech. In the first round, all...
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  • 28/01/22

    Match Report by Sixth Form Student

    Aspiring journalist, Year 13 John Bragg has written and edited a brilliant match report on the U18 football quarter-final match against Beechen Cliff. To read please see below. 
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  • 28/01/22

    High Attainders: Debate, Drama and Critical Thinking

      The art of debating is something that requires students to utilise their higher order thinking skills. It requires students to reach a judgement on a topic and be able to explain and justify this using carefully chosen and relevant examples. These are all skills that students are required...
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  • 17/12/21

    FOOTBALL SUCCESS

      To start off with, we would like to say thank you to our Gold sponsor RARUK Automation, our Silver sponsors Redrow Homes & Nexus Fostering and our Bronze sponsors Winkworth & Endoline Automation. Their support has been hugely appreciated and has had an immediate impact on the...
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  • 03/12/21

    FINAL EVENT, INTERNATIONAL DEBATE

    We are so proud of the SWA debate team for their incredible performance in the final round of the International Debate that was held on Thursday 25th November. Their performance was flawless, and we put up a great challenge to schools from Zimbabwe, Scotland and our fellow BEST Trust school Etonbu...
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  • 03/12/21

    HISTORY EVENTS

      On Thursday 25th November the History department was delighted to welcome Bill Smith from GreatWarWorkshops. Bill delivered a two-hour workshop on Medicine in the British sector of the Western Front during World War One to 60 Year 10 students. The workshop was designed to enrich our studen...
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  • 19/11/21

    OPENING EVENT INTERNATIONAL DEBATE

      On Wednesday 17th November was the first in a series of events for the international debate that SWA are organising with the FJSS. We heard seven schools clearly detail how Covid and the development and distribution of a vaccine has affected their country, and also the students involv...
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  • 19/11/21

    Career Convention

      On the 16th November, the school held a Careers Convention where students learned about what opportunities await them after education. This year we had exhibitors from Easy Jet, Nova apprenticeships and Bedfordshire Police. We also had representatives from local colleges and Universities...
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  • 19/11/21

    YEAR 9 REMEMBRANCE DAY POEMS

      For the 100th anniversary of the poppy appeal, we held a service to pay respect to those who have served and are serving. Leading up to the service, year nine students were asked to write a poem for Remembrance Day in their engaging minds lessons. Three students’ poems clearly demons...
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  • 05/11/21

    NEWS FROM BEST

    A letter from The Board of Trustees in response to Central Bedfordshire paused on Best Academies growth. To read the full letter please see links below. There is also a published list of F&Q that Best have compiled to answer any general queries or concerns.
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  • 24/09/21

    5 Years of BEST!

    BEST is now five years old. Please look at our '5 Years of BEST' pdf brochure below, which looks back at some of the major highlights for us over the years.
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