Rafts Without Rifts

Our Service Family students had an adventurous Monday afternoon at Talkin Adventures, building and sailing rafts on the tarn. Working in teams, the pupils were challenged to build a raft and learn to paddle it on the water, without falling in. Clearly, they had lots of fun! One or two ended up in the water…

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Musicians Play in Spain

51 of our musicians had an incredible trip to Spain during the first week of the Easter holidays. As well as giving fantastic performances at Poble Espanol and Loret de Mar, their packed itinerary included visits to Barcelona (Las Ramblas and La Boqueria Market), a visit to the beautiful medieval walled town of Girona and…

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Careers Celebration

We extended National Careers Week in March to cover the entire month! Here’s a summary of our recent celebration of careers guidance: A Year 9 careers event was held to support the students’ GCSE option process. A representative from Oxford University came along to talk to Year 10 and 12 students about how to apply…

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Thriving Chess Club

This year, Mr Davis and Mr Connolly have been overwhelmed by the number of students who have wanted to come along and play chess each week. Mr Connolly said, “There have been so many that we have been able to launch a Chess Cup for the first time and over the last few weeks students…

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Eggscellent Student Leadership Team

Our Student Leadership Team have been amazing this term. They have supported with parents evenings and fundraising, including the brilliant karaoke for Comic Relief. In addition, the Student Heads of House contribute to assemblies each week and work with the House Council groups. Today, our Head Students, Ellie Wilson and Angus Loughrey, presented the team…

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Magical Castles

An extraordinary amount of ingenuity, research and effort was on display in Miss Nicholls’ Year 7 History classes this week. The groups have spent the past month planning and preparing for their presentations on the development of Norman castles and now they had the chance to show off their finished projects. Miss Nicholls said, “The…

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