Tanzania Trip 2017

 Tanzania2017-5SmallOctober 2017 saw the third annual student visit to Macechu school, our partners in Tanzania.  14 students and three staff made the trip which involved students in class at Macechu and experiencing many different aspects of cultural life in Tanzania, including for the first time a safari to the Ngorongoro Crater. 

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The Globe Visit

 

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The Globe trip 2017 was a fantastic opportunity offered to a group of 44 students in years 10 and 11. The play was a modified version of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing set in Mexico 1949, it was a wonderful show full of music, comedy and vibrant colours.

Though the Globe is only a replica of the original, it gave history students the amazing chance to see one of the most famous Shakespearian plays in an authentic Elizabethan setting. Not only this but it tied in with the English faculty nicely as key stage 4 are currently studying Much Ado About Nothing and other Shakespearian plays for their GCSEs.

In my opinion, the most incredible part of the whole experience was seeing the professional actors and their own interpretations of the characters. As an English student studying the play I also found it extremely beneficial to see the show live as it was much clearer and has given me a better understanding of the play as whole.

By Amelia Blood

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Biology Bake Off

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The Science Department once again held a Biology bake off on the 13th October. There was lots of wonderful different ideas, from seedling cupcakes to brain and eyeball cakes.

The overall winner was Kara Gardner with her respiratory system cake.


Winners of the inter-house comp:


Cupcakes

1) Rose Stafford

2) Jude O'Gilligan

3) Jack Cherry


Cakes

1) Tilly Hughes

2) Megan Jones

3) Sam Spalding

 

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Cambridge Visit

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 On the 12th and 13th of September a group of twelve students from Year 10 and Year 11 went on a residential for one night to Cambridge. I was one of the Year 10 on the trip.

It was brilliant, Cambridge feels like going to Hogwarts. There are fierce rivalries between colleges, (where students spend most of their time) that could rival the competition between Gryffindor and Slytherin; huge and beautiful buildings, like the cathedral placed in the centre of Saint John’s (where we stayed) and the tranquil River Cam which we punted along.

We stayed in student accommodation that was more luxurious than at most other universities. I personally chose to attend the lectures about relativity and medicine, but there were many others to choose from, catering to all interests. The food was brilliant and having breakfast in the dining hall felt unreal. Overall, it was an amazing trip and if you are given the chance to attend I would highly recommend it.

Charlie Banford, Year 10

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