The Sands School Blog

An Interview with Sean Bellamy

Sean Bellamy was one of the founding members of Sands when it opened in 1987 and has therefore been a member of the school’s community for over 30 years. He currently teaches Psychology and History, but has in his time offered many subjects. I personally have very...

A “Normal” Day at Sands

For anyone who might want to know a little more about the day-to-day life of a student at Sands, one of our Y1 (Year 7) students has kindly written an account of a "normal" day at school for them (before the current pandemic). "Everyday I get out at around 8:50 to...

My Experience of Sands During Lockdown

Like many other schools, Sands are using the internet to assign work to the students. However, unlike many other schools, on weekdays Sands opens daily Zoom meetings, which for those students who don’t have much planned, are a nice opportunity to talk to friends. I...

Sands School camp 2014 – Bryher

We finished the term with a wonderful week camping on Bryher, one the Scillies' "off" islands. After a lively crossing on the notorious 'cork-screwing' Scillonian III and arrival in pouring rain, 65 students and adults had a really chilled-out week of walking around...

New Amnesty Youth Group at Sands

Respect is central to our ethos here at Sands; as a school, as a community and as individuals.  We feel that having an awareness of world issues is important as it helps us to grow as compassionate people and enables us to work together to make a difference. Amnesty...