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The charity Young People First came into school this week to meet with the charity sub-committee of our sixth form senate and our HERO group. The sub-committee has raised over £500 and HERO has donated £300 for their Reindeer Project which gives a Christmas to young homeless people in the area.
It was great to see last year’s sixth form leavers back in school this week picking up their exam certificates. They are settling in to their new adventures at university, work and travelling and it was lovely to catch up with them and hear their stories. Don’t worry if you didn’t make it on the day – we’ll post out any certificates that weren’t collected in February next year.
On Monday 18 November, Year 13 Film Studies students enjoyed a trip to the ‘Into Film’ festival in Coventry. This is a free, annual, nationwide celebration of film and education for 5-19 year olds. Students saw an exclusive screening of Rocketman, the musical biopic of Elton John’s colourful life, and went on location filming at the ice rink.
Head Girl Katie said, “The Into Film festival was great. A fantastic opportunity to see a film together. The film was also great and an innovative genre piece.”
We are running a new Mindfulness Club in the Drama Studio at 3.30pm every Monday. Come along and experience a new way to sense the world around you, learn to develop curiosity, kindness and appreciation. The club is for all students and staff.
Students from one of our new sixth form courses – the BTEC in Digital Games Production – visited Unit 2 Games in Leamington on Tuesday 5 November.
The students were given an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the studio, they heard talks from different departments in the company, took part in a Q&A session and were given career tips and tricks as well as freebies such as mouse mats and mugs. Unit 2 Games is a thriving local gaming company who are working on an exciting project called ‘Crayta’: a new collaborative game development platform. (more…)
Ten of our Year 12 artists spent the day in Birmingham on Thursday 12 September and made lots of first-hand drawings of the city. They are exploring the theme ‘Urban’ for their first project and we look forward to seeing the work that emerges from this experience.
Head of Art, Mr Meredith said: “Drawing outside promoted lots of public interest which can make tasks very daunting. Our students did brilliantly under great scrutiny and pressure. Well done.”
Well done to everyone involved in our Sixth Form Freshers’ Week, especially the Fundraising Sub-Committee who have organised a packed week of events including a quiz, a blind date event, a football match and an ‘I’m a Celebrity’-style eating challenge. The events have helped the students to bond and get to know each other better, whilst raising money towards their end of year Leavers’ Ball. (more…)