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.

Year 10's Origins at Shrewsbury College

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Year 10 GCSE Food Technology students visited Origins, Shrewsbury College's restaurant on Thursday 8th June.  The students had a tour of the restaurant kitchen and the skills classroom at the London Road Campus.  This was followed by a lovely meal that had been prepared by second year catering staff.  

Mrs L Martin

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Btec Engineering visit to Shrewsbury College Engineering Centre

 

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In preparation for their studies next year, students in Year 9 who will be going on to study Btec Engineering were invited to visit Shrewsbury College for the launch of their refurbished Engineering and Automotive Centre. The aim of the visit was to give students an insight into the type of work they will undertake as part of their Engineering course and allow them to consider future education options available to them in the coming years.

The session included activities in welding and virtual welding, robotics, machining metals and 3D printing. This was a fantastic opportunity for students to access activities relating to both engineering and careers, developing their skills and knowledge to allow them to succeed in their futures.

I would like to thank Shrewsbury College for providing the opportunity to utilise their state of the art facilities and hope that the experience has inspired our budding engineers.

Mr McMahon

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The Great ‘Great Escape’

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On Monday 12th June, all our Year 7s went to the newly relocated Great Escape for a day of outward bound challenges. The difference with this particular visit was that it also involved all our Year 6 pupils from local primary schools, about 140 young people in total. The weather was kind, albeit a bit blustery and cool, and spirits were high. After an interesting journey up the single track, courtesy of M&J, no time was wasted forming mixed-aged teams and getting stuck into the activities. Whether they were trying to build block towers using a human crane, or attempting to cross shark infested waters using only barrels and boards, or crate-stacking, or one of the other many activities, all of them required communication, ideas and teamwork. I am not sure the relay at the end was the highlight of the day, but everybody went home tired and satisfied.

The event was laid on by our Learning Trust (and free of charge to students), and we need to thank Juliet Morgan in particular for pulling the event together. Thanks also to Mark at Great Escape and his staff for interacting so well with the students. It was a great day.

 

Reality Is Not What It Seems

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Four aspiring physicists from the Community College visited the Hay Literary Festival on 1 June to be inspired by 'the physicist transforming how we see the universe', according to the Financial Times.  The four students; Max Ellis, Jack Finn, Charlie Kinsey and Taliesin Lund, heard Carlo Rovelli talk about the nature of quantum gravity - the current most popular explanation of gravity that it is made of discrete granular quantities.  The talk took place only an hour after NASA announced that it had witnessed the aftermath of two black holes colliding, adding further evidence to Rovelli's claim. Rovelli also explained how astronomers are engaged in searching for black holes with a diameter of only 1mm in deep space, yet with the mass of the Moon that are due to explode now!  The boys are all triple scientists, leaving the college this summer to take Physics A-level.  The next generation of Rovellis perhaps - good luck!