Former pupils and staff of Balsall Common Primary School invited to Centenary Reception this Thursday 19th September at 6.30pm

Balsall Common primary school is 100 years old and celebrations are in full swing! Former pupils and staff of Balsall Common primary school are invited to a free Centenary Reception this Thursday 19th September starting at 6.30pm.

Balsall Common primary school

The school choir will perform songs circa 1913 and the children will perform country dances. There will be plenty of opportunity to share memories. Light refreshments will be provided. Continue reading “Former pupils and staff of Balsall Common Primary School invited to Centenary Reception this Thursday 19th September at 6.30pm”

Spooky Halloween family bonfire and fireworks party in Balsall Common

2011 Balsall Common Sports Association bonfire and fireworks display - image reproduced by permission of Halo FX

Berkswell & Balsall Common’s Sports Association is putting on a spooky family-friendly Halloween charity bonfire and fireworks party at The Lant on Meeting House Lane in Balsall Common. The event on Wednesday 31st October represents a departure from the usual annual Guy Fawkes nights at the home of Berkswell Cricket and Tennis Club, as Organising Committee spokesperson Judith Parry-Evans explains:

 

“We wanted to increase the fun-factor this year and we thought what better way than to combine all the best bits from Halloween and Guy Fawkes night?”

 

The plan means partygoers will get all the spookiness of Halloween, together with the pyrotechnics of Guy Fawkes night and a mixture of attractions as Judith reveals:

 

“We’ve got the bonfire and fireworks provided by Halo FX as usual and we’re bringing back the fire-breathers, children’s rides, bouncy castle and hog-roast, but this year we’re adding a spooky fancy dress, along with Halloween prize-games.”

 
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Heart of England School celebrate best GCSE results ever

Mr Mackereth, Headmaster of Heart of England School

Earlier this year we reported the outstanding league table results for Balsall Common’s Heart of England School sixth form. This week’s GCSE results are the best in the school’s history. Against the national picture of deliberate grade deflation, this is incredible news.

The schools in Balsall Common are key contributors to the desirability and prosperity of the area, so well done to Mr Mackereth and the BC youth!

There is a detailed message from the headmaster Mr Mackereth on the Heart of England website