On 19th June, Amazon Web Services came to ABS to challenge year 7 to come up with an app which can be used to support school or the local area. Martina an account manage at AWS delivered a presentation which introduced women who are innovators in technology and how they changed the world. Students were made aware of the services that are run by AWS such as Netflix, Misguided and how teams are used to manage these different services. Students then started to develop their own ideas in groups using a range of design tools such as mind maps and layout designs. The students will enter their idea and compete with other schools across the nation, the winning team will have the app developed by AWS and published outline for the rest of the world to download.
The next stage for the teams developing their app ideas will be to attend a boot camp in Media City in November.
"Our two daughters have had the best start in life thanks to the caring, enthusiastic and hardworking staff of Archbishop Blanch School. Choosing the right secondary school for one's children is such a difficult task, but we could feel the special ethos of ABS on our first visit. You inspire your pupils to achieve the academic heights of which they are capable in a happy, safe and vibrant environment."
Archbishop Blanch Parent.
We have a tradition of high academic standards encouraging students of all abilities to achieve and be successful. Our curriculum gives students many opportunities to progress and develop into whatever field they choose offering a vast range of subjects at each stage across the school and giving an excellent choice of extra curricular enrichment.
Our talented teachers deliver lessons which are fun and exciting supported by state of the art technology and resources.
The Christian Ethos of Archbishop Blanch School is a unique feature of our school. We offer a safe and caring environment in which every student can reach their full potential.
The faith life of our school is a strong feature of Archbishop Blanch. Our new school building compliments our Christian ethos and enables us to come together in groups small and large. We also have a dedicated prayer room for special services and spiritual moments.
Archbishop Blanch has a successful sixth form which offers an excellent choice of subjects to both boys and girls:
Our experienced sixth form team offer both academic rigour, complemented by our supportive pastoral care which together produces outstanding results.
Our new and exciting sixth form offers its own unique, facilities including: Study Centre, Dedicated Careers Advisor, Study Support Team and Social Area