World Book Day 2017

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Stepping inside the College on World Book Day was like being transported to a film set or the pages of all your favourite books. Stalking the corridors were Harry Potter, Fantastic Mr Fox, Mary Poppins, Just William, Sherlock, Dr. Watson, Where’s Wally, to name just a few. What’s more, Dracula had seized control! There were many very creative homemade costumes, all of which deserved a prize. However, the overall winners were: First Prize - Lily Green as the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland; Second Prize - Abi Brayford as the Demon Dentist by David Walliams and Third Prize - Lily Clarke as Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmations by Dodie Smith. £337.20 was raised by this activity for the Harry Johnson Trust, which supports local children receiving treatment for cancer.
The Inter-House Bumper Book Quiz gave students the chance to revisit some of the most popular books for young readers and proved to be a lot of fun. Sydney was the clear winner with 40 points; Joint Second were Webb and Darwin with 31 points and Third was Clive with 26 points. The Cakes and Books Sale at lunchtime was well-supported and raised £124 for Book International and the College Library. We are grateful to everyone who dressed up, baked delicious cakes, donated or bought books, took part in the quiz, helped out with the sale or generally supported the events by participating and helping to make the day so enjoyable.

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Science Live Trip

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In January the science department took approximately 30 students to the ‘Science Live’ event held in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall.

This is an event especially designed for students of around GCSE age where five world-renowned scientists give captivating, informative and inspiring presentations about the works that they are involved in.

This year we were lucky enough to hear from Professor Alice Roberts, the famous anatomist and biological anthropologist on evolution-without the fossils, Professor Andrea Sella on ‘strange ice’, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock on the wonders of space, Professor Jim Al-Khalili on time travel and Professor Mark Miodownik on ‘Stuff matters’ a particularly thought provoking presentation on the changes to the material world that are coming our way.

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Worcester Warriors Trip

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On Saturday 28th January 2017 thirty Key Stage 3 rugby students attended Worcester Warriors Rugby Club for a match day experience.

A training session in the morning focusing on tackling and rucking was delivered by the Worcester Warriors expert coaches and then an opportunity to see the professionals play with an Anglo-Welsh cup game v Harlequins in the afternoon. Unfortunately Worcester were defeated 28-22, but Bishop’s Castle students enjoyed an exciting game.

 

Woman In Black

 

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On Thursday 9th February 2017 the year 11 GCSE drama class went to The Courtyard theatre in Hereford to watch Stephen Mallatratt’s stage adaptation of Susan Hill’s ‘The Woman in Black’. This was a fantastic play for year 11 to see in preparation for their written exam in May. Here is what some of the year 11’s had to say after the show: “It was a perfect combination of jumps, scares and comedy”; “nail bitingly tense”; “it was exhilarating and kept us on the edge of our seat”.

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