It is with the deepest sadness and regret that we must inform you that Helen Roberts (Geography and Careers) passed away
on Saturday 4th March having been diagnosed with terminal cancer just a few weeks earlier.

The funeral service will take place at St. Andrew’s Church, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 5ET on 28th March at 1pm.

The funeral cortège will pass the school at 12.30pm

BAFB staff and pupils will line the inside and outside of the perimeters along Burnage Lane to pay their respects.

Any former students, Parents and Carers wishing to join us in paying their respects at this time
are invited to do so by standing on the opposite side of the road.

Please do not park your vehicle near school or on Burnage Lane. 

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Recommended Books - Science


Here are some of the recommended books you can read to help you in Science. You can also see your teacher for more information:

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

Count Zero by William Gibson

Life on Earth by David Attenborough

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Player of Games by Ian M. Banks

The Practice Effect by David Brin

Evolve or Die (Gates and Desaulles); or any of the other Horrible Science Books.

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

The Tripods Trilogy by John Christopher

Farmer in the Sky by Robert Heinlein

The Solar System (Usborne Beginners) by Emily Bone

Sun, Moon and Stars (Usborne Beginners) by Stephanie Turnbull

Planet Earth (Usborne Beginners: Level 2) by Leonie Pratt

Space A Children's Encyclopedia (Dk Reference) by DK

A Beginner's Guide to the Periodic Table by Gill Arbuthnott

Evolution Revolution Hardcover by Robert Winston  

What Makes Me Me? (Big Questions) by Robert Winston

A Really Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Bulging Box of Books (Horrible Science) by Nick Arnold

2001: A Space Odyssey Paperback by Sir Arthur C. Clarke CBE

Science of Interstellar by Kip Thorne and Christopher Nolan

Dune by Frank Herbert

Ender’s Game (Ender Quartet) by Orson Scott Card

Foundation (Foundation Series) by Isaac Asimov

Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons

1984 by George Orwell

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