Post-16 Class 6 in the community

Class 6 have been learning about different places in our community. We have learned more about places such as shopping centres, cafes, supermarkets, and hairdressers. We have even had a go at running our own Class 6 Cafe!

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Football Report – Beaucroft v Portfield

On Wednesday 8th November Beaucroft hosted a football fixture with Portfield School. Heavy rain put the match in doubt but fortunately the rain stopped and after a pitch inspection at 12 noon, the game was on!

With Mr Barnett refereeing, the game kicked off. Beaucroft started brightly but Portfield were very competitive and there were chances for both sides. Eventually Beaucroft were able to make the breakthrough and goals from Alfie and Tyler gave Beaucroft a 2 – 0 lead. Frequent substitutions by team coach Sam Smith ensured that all Beaucroft squad members were involved on the pitch. As half time approached, a fantastic double save by Beaucroft keeper Cody kept the score at 2 – 0 to Beaucroft.

At half time as all the players enjoyed refreshments, Charlie observed that Portfield had improved a lot since the last fixture and sure enough, shortly after the start of the second half, Portfield pulled a goal back to make the score 2 – 1. Two quickfire goals from Finley looked to have given Beaucroft a commanding 4 – 1 lead, but the drama was just beginning. A handball in the Beaucroft box, and referee Joe Barnett had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. The penalty was well struck giving Cody no chance and that made it 4 – 2. Portfield continued their comeback and two more goal had the match at 4 – 4 heading into the last few minutes. A quick break down the right and Finley crossed to find Tyler unmarked at the back post and his shot hit the back of the net. The final whistle giving Beaucroft the victory by the scoreline 5 – 4.

Players from both sides congratulated each other on a match played in great spirit with no fouls committed by either side. Everyone is looking forward to the next fixture.

Special thanks to the following:

  • Sandra for providing half time drinks and snacks
  • Mr Barnett for refereeing superbly
  • Sam Smith for team tactics and making regular substitutions to ensure that all players in the squad had a chance to play
  • Nigel for arranging for pitch preparations
  • Mrs Trow for washing the very muddy shirts
  • Diane Williamson for bringing Harry from Post 16 College so he could play
  • All staff and pupils who supported and encouraged the team.

C2 Community Garden

Class 2 have been busy down at the community garden supporting the volunteers. We have been every Wednesday and Jane leaves us a list of jobs to do from planting tulips, to weeding, to moving the topsoil. This week, the community garden is preparing for their sensory garden and C2 have been moving the leftover turf to the pond area. They then made a mound from the ground to the pond to help the wildlife to access the water. It was a messy but fun job! We are looking forward to seeing all the pond life in the spring term.

An update from RAFA!

The Rafa cafe is doing extremely well and is now open 3 days a week. The students are actively involved in the preparation work required for opening each day. They also bake cakes, prepare sandwich fillings and set up the cafe to be ready to receive customers. When the cafe is open, students have the opportunity to carry out various roles from taking orders, serving customers and clearing tables. Each week, 15 students receive invaluable work experience at the cafe as well as interacting with the public and playing an active part in the community. We have had some fantastic feedback from members of the public as well as other schools and colleges when they have been to visit. We are really looking forward to having our own cafe at the new Beaucroft College site and our intention is to open 5 days a week. You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook Post16attherafa where you can find out what cakes and specials are on offer. We look forward to seeing you all at the cafe very soon.

Post-16 D of E volunteering project

This year’s chosen charity for our Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering is Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue. Karen and Neil visited with many pictures and fun videos for Class 4 to watch.
As part of their fundraising activities, Class 4 have been making hedgehog homes from recycled pallets and roof felt. This has been an incredibly popular activity and the orders have been flying in.

Friends of Beaucroft BINGO NIGHT – Thursday 19th May 2022

Doors open 5.30pm, Eyes Down 6.30pm

Refreshments from 5.45pm – Pizza and more

Please let us know if you have specific dietary requirements

Are you an enthusiastic baker? Cakes and bakes all gratefully received! Send in on the day please

Great fun for all the family, very popular event with Beaucroft pupils!

Fantastic prizes


Monday 16th May – Non-Uniform for bingo evening – raffle or bingo prize donations all gratefully received. Just send into school office on non-uniform day or any time up to Thursday 19th.

Thank you.