The Community College has a PD day on Monday 28th January 2019.  This is for staff to visit colleagues in other schools.  There will be no school for students.

Race for the Line 2018

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Following the Community College's success last year in reaching the national final of Race for The Line, this year the whole of Year 7 have entered this STEM competition inspired by the Bloodhound Land Speed Record attempt. The first round took place in freezing cold on 8 February at the Community College where 14 rocket cars took off. The cars were designed and built by teams of Year 7 students. The fastest car reached 63.60km/h on a 15m track and was designed and built by Jake Corfield, Holly Kirk, Jessica Newnham and Olivia Nobbs. These students go through to the Regional Finals at RAF Cosford in May. Congratulations to them.

 

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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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