Young Engineers attend Central Regional Final

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A focus of the Young Engineers club this year has been to develop a radio controlled off road vehicle and design portfolio for the Jaguar Land Rover 4x4 in schools’ challenge. Sponsorship for the challenge has been provided by G Bryan Jones who have provided us with the financial means to undertake the challenge. We have also been supported by an engineering mentor from Jaguar Land Rover who has been offering advice and insight into off road vehicle design as well as supporting the team with the development of their design portfolio.

The team, which is made up of Sam Austin, Harri Shone, Alfie Green, Cieran Jones, Nath Jones, Henry Griffiths and Dylan Moore recently attended the Central Regional Final which was held in the West Midlands. The team successfully negotiated judges scrutineering used to ensure the car met all the relevant rules and regulations. Two highly technical test tracks were completed and the students were also judged on the quality of their design portfolio, pit display and verbal presentation in which they were quizzed on the ins and outs of their vehicle design. Unfortunately, the team did not win any awards at the event but enjoyed themselves and certainly represented the college in a positive manner.

We would like to thank our sponsor and our engineering mentor for their support which has been critical to our successful participation in the 4x4 in schools’ challenge.

Mr A McMahon, Design & Technology

 

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First Aid Visit to Telford Fire Station

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On 14th November, Miss Muddiman took a group of first aid enrichment students to Telford Fire and Rescue Centre. We had previously been participating in a first aid course as part of our enrichment programme. We had been learning various first aid techniques and the visit really solidified our knowledge. We had a talk from a senior fire fighter and got a tour of the station and even got to sit in their two permanent fire engines at Telford.

The day was really finished off nicely by a road traffic collision simulation. Lara Sidell was kitted up in a fire fighters uniform and got inside a scrap car. The fire engines drove around and acted like they would in a real traffic accident. It was an amazing experience. We would recommend this trip to anyone and hope it is held again in the future, purely because it was bundles of fun and very educational and inspiring!

Miss E Muddiman

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Christmas Concert

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It was certainly not a ‘Silent Night’ on 9th December in St John’s Church, Bishops Castle as musicians from Years 7 – 10 performed to a packed church. From a Samba Band to a violin solo, from Away in a Manger to The Fairy Tale of New York, modern and traditional Christmas songs and carols could be heard, very ably played by many talented and enthusiastic musicians. 

A wide variety of solos and duets including electric guitar, violin, piano, trumpet, clarinet and voice performed, ringing out the bells for Christmas. A brass and wind quartet, ‘Tentet, Samba Band, College Singers ,Orchestra and Junior Rock Band all played and sang a glorious collection of Christmas pieces including Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bells, Pachelbel’s Christmas, Walking in the Air and the grand finale- Jingle Bell Rock involving over 30 musicians.

It was a fantastic night of Christmas celebrations. A massive well done to everyone involved!


Sarah Stephens
Music Teacher

 

Inter House Competition Spelling Contest

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Congratulations to Webb and Clive Houses, who drew the spelling contest held over two successive lunchtimes and involved 24 students from Year 7-11. The words for the Year 7 competition were taken from those that Year 6 are expected to know, and the words for the Year 8-11 competition from the list of 50 words that the British find difficult to spell.

Individual winners in the Year 7 category were: 1st Leela Owen (Clive), 2nd Kirstin Russell (Darwin), 3rd Anna Booker (Clive)

Individual winners in the Year 8-11 category were: 1st Tim Edwards (Webb), 2nd Megan Butler (Darwin); 3rd Scott Mills (Webb)

 

 

Mr Doust
Headteacher