Business Challenge


On 8th March 2017, five business students from The Community College took part in a Business Challenge which was hosted by Wrekin College in Telford.

The aim of the competition was to bring business students together from all over the county to compete and share ideas. The main idea of the challenge was to present students with a real life business person who had a genuine issue that they needed solving. It was then the job of the students to analyse the issue and come up with some proposals to help solve the problem. Our team’s business was a big national distribution and logistics company which was having problems with the motivation and happiness of its staff. We had to come up with solutions which would boost the morale of the workers whilst at the same time being as cost effective as possible.

The team worked very well and after a lot of discussion and analysis came up with a variety of strategies such as introducing a quarterly staff magazine which celebrated success, providing meetings which singled workers out for promotion, social events such as football and providing opportunities for workers to give feedback to managers. The students had to present at the end of the day and The Community College were judged to be the winners of their group, and overall runners up. We were particularly complimented on justifying why our proposals where cost effective as well as being easy to implement for a large organisation.

Well done to Harry Barrett, Liam Richards, Kayla Higgins, Joe Bradbury and Clem Hankin all pictured above. A great day out!


Worcester Warriors Trip



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.


World Book Day 2017



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.


Science Live Trip



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.

Miss Mustoe