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Hear from the Principal 07.10.22

It has been another busy week at the College and I am pleased to be able to share some of our students’ recent academic and personal achievements with you.

Seas-ing the day at Sheringham

Practical experience plays an important role in our students’ curriculum, which is why we offer an extensive range of fieldtrips to complement classroom learning. Last week, our Year 11 Geography students visited Sheringham to apply the theories and skills that they have learnt to analyse and evaluate the varied North Norfolk coastline. I know that our students enjoyed the experience, and I hope that they look forward to future fieldwork trips.

Week of Languages

The European Day of Languages is an annual celebration of the linguistic diversity that makes the continent so special. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, we understand the power of language learning in understanding different cultures and developing empathy for, and consideration of, other people’s perspectives.

Each year, we celebrate our own Week of Languages to acknowledge the language learning opportunities that our students have including international trips and language lessons. This year, our students took part in a multicultural forum focused on language learning and culture, educational assemblies and competed against each other in the Duolingo challenge and an Interhouse Bake Off competition. Inspired by different countries and cultures, I want to congratulate each of the students who took part for their creative (and delicious!) entries; I was tremendously impressed by all of the entries!

Extracurricular enrichment

Alongside a robust programme of activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, your child can also choose from one of more than 40 activities in iCASXtra. The programme, which takes place during Period 0, lunchtime or Period 6 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays is an opportunity for your child to enjoy sessions such as Creative Writing, Japanese and Cheerleading.

More than 500 students have taken part in one of the PE clubs alone in the past three weeks, and I know they are looking forward to continuing to explore their passions through the iCASXtra programme.

Counting on success

Last month, a number of our female students took part in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Mathematical Olympiad for Girls, a UK-wide challenge for students in Years 11 – 13. This year, more than 3,500 students took part in the Olympiad, including our students, and I would like to wish them the best of luck for their results, which will be available soon.

Sixth Form Open Evening

Every year, I am pleased to see many of our Year 11 students continue their learning journey with us at our Sixth Form, Impington International College, and I am looking forward to seeing many of you at our next Open Evening on 13 October.

During the event, you can take part in practical taster sessions for subjects such as Science and Performing Arts with sessions led by our teachers, and partners such as the London School of Contemporary Dance. Secure your place for the evening.

October 7, 2022