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Hear from the Principal 06.05.22

I am pleased to share that it has been an action-packed start to the Summer Term with different trips, competitions and special visits already taking place!

 

Still Turing the World

Our Turing Scheme international trips have been well received by students, staff and hosts. It has been my pleasure to read your feedback following the recent visits to India, Italy and Spain. With a number of trips still due to take place before the end of the term, reminders for the departure dates are below:

  • Le Puy en Valley, France: 8 – 15 May
  • Malaga, Spain: 15 – 20 May
  • Barcelona, Spain: 29 May – 4 June
  • Alicante, Spain: 12 – 18 June
  • Berlin, Germany: 13 – 17June
  • Tours, France: 17 – 25 June
  • Gernshein, Germany: 20 – 26 June
  • Peru: 24 June – 5 July
  • Botswana, trip 1: 25 June – 2 July
  • Botswana, trip 2: 2 – 9 July
  • Munich, Germany: 4 – 8 July
  • Göttingen, Germany: 4 – 8 July

I know our students are thrilled to be taking part in these visits and I am looking forward to seeing the photographs from the trips. Follow the College on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on their experiences.


Your expertise is needed!

Last week, Georgina, Robyn and James from Taylor Vinters, a local law firm, visited the College to talk to our students about a career in law. The first of our planned series of career talks proved particularly popular; I am sure we have some future lawyers in our current cohort! Thinking about career paths can be a daunting prospect for our students, which is why we strive to give our students the opportunity to learn more about their interest through career talks, guidance and volunteering. If you would like to volunteer to inspire our students through a career talk, please get in touch via .


Multicultural Forum presentation

On Wednesday 20 April, I was delighted to welcome back alumna, Nanya Ileka, to the College to speak to students during the Multicultural Forum. Nanya is currently studying at the University of Loughborough and shared her experience as Creative Director of the recent inaugural Black in Sport Summit (BISS), which aimed to inspire students from all backgrounds to strive for excellence. I am always incredibly proud to see our former students become change makers, and Nanya is no exception.


On the court

On the topic of inspiring visits to the College, we were pleased that professional Netball player Serena Guthrie came to the College and held a session on the popular sport for our Sixth Form’s Netball Scholarship students. I know this was captivating to students who attended. Find out more about the Sport Scholarship options at Impington International College.


Bend it like Beckham

Last month saw a number of our female students take part in the Game On launch session. This was hosted at the College by the South Cambridgeshire School Sports Partnership, in conjunction with the Youth Sport Trust and Football Association. The Partnership’s aim is to inspire more girls to get into football at school. I was delighted to hear that so many of our students had exciting ideas to encourage their friends and peers to play football and look forward to seeing these develop in the future.


‘Aye’s’ all round…

I would like to congratulate our Year 11 students, Phoebe M., and Iona G., who took part in last month’s annual inter-school parliamentary debate which was held at the Palace of Westminster. I was delighted to learn that the judge, Solicitor General, Alex Chalk, MP, commended them both for their presence and skill during the competition. Phoebe won a well-deserved third place after debating the topic of Scottish independence and Iona performed well in her debate about animal testing. Both girls also enjoyed meeting their local MP, Lucy Frazer, who hosted the event. Your children can practice their own debating skills in iCAS Xtra on Wednesday lunchtimes!


When the Times speaks, the world listens

Last week, we were honoured to welcome Rachel Sylvester, a reporter from The Times, to the College. Rachel was keen to learn more about the academic and vocational learning that our students enjoy when they study the International Baccalaureate. Students from both the College and Sixth Form were eager to discuss their studies and I was proud to see them represent our College so well. Keep your eyes peeled for familiar faces in the paper soon.