Please take the time to read the reports from staff and students from the recent Erasmus trip to Buchen in Germany. Students Lucy Simpson, Chloe Howgate (Y11), Josie Ratcliff, Issy Smith (Y10), Matthew Jamson (Y10) and Loic Bajomee (Y9) were accompanied by Mr Lewis, Mrs Godwin, Miss Arnaez. They each stayed with host families and experienced German life first-hand!
This new club has begun this autumn term with the purchase of four Rover Robots. As these arrive as kits, we have been busy building them – three are completed and the fourth just requires its cable connections completing. Each Rover needs a Raspberry Pi computer which we will be able to program using Python. We had several Raspberry Pi computers, but unfortunately these were quite old models, so we have purchased new ones for the Rovers.
It was the Year 7 girls’ netball team’s first chance to play together competitively for the school at the Central Venue Tournament. The team was selected by Mrs Haigh from those that regularly attend netball practice.
Did you hear about the new restaurant on the moon? The food is excellent, but there’s no atmosphere! One solution to the diners’ predicament would be to extract oxygen from moon rock (FeTiO3) and this was one of the chemical problems that our Year 12 Chemists tackled on their way to success in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge.
Take a look at the beautiful pictures and read the diary extracts from our recent amazing trip to Vietnam… “It was amazing to be immersed in such a rich and vibrant culture, in both Vietnam and Cambodia”
Max Renton in Year 8 has been tirelessly raising money for charity. He recently shaved his head in aid of Cancer Research and collected over £200. He is even planning his next fundraising event – a cycle ride on Dartmoor for the Rowcroft Hospice.
Jaimee Wins at Great British Transplant Games Jaimee Luscombe in Year 9 recently achieved some great successes at the Great British Transplant Games. She competed and won a silver medal in long jump and a gold in the 3km time trial.
Joel Clifton in Year 9 recently represented the South of England at wheelchair basketball and his team won the British Championships. The event was called ‘The Lord Taverner U15s Regional Championships’ and it was held at the Worcester University arena in August.
Summer Music Concert The annual Summer Concert was a great success. The students performed to a particularly high and professional standard and the sell-out audience enjoyed the show! Thank you to all the staff and students who helped or took part.
Students Take Part in Dance World Cup Year 10’s Hollie Pugh took part in the Dance World Cup – representing Team England and receiving a gold medal! The event took place at the Melia Hotel in Sitges, Barcelona with over 20,000 dancers