I am looking forward to seeing many of you at our parent events this month, but, in the meantime, I am pleased to be able to share more positive news from the College this week.
Finding inspiration at the Fitz
Last week, our Year 12 Visual Arts students enjoyed a facilitated tour of The Fitzwilliam Museum, drawing inspiration from the extensive collection of more than half a million artefacts and artworks on display. Regular visits to a variety of museums, galleries and studios help our students to develop their understanding and technical skills in Visual Arts. I know they are looking forward to putting their new-found knowledge into practice during the coming weeks and I can’t wait to see their efforts at our annual Art exhibition next year.
Join us for coffee at the College…
…and meet other parents, speak with members of the senior leadership team and enjoy a tour of the College facilities. Following the success of our previous parent events, I am looking forward to welcoming you to our Middle Years Programme (MYP) Coffee Morning, for parents of students in Years 7 and 8 on 10 November, and our GCSE Coffee Morning for those of you with students in Years 9 to 11, on 17 November.
If you are unable to attend but would like to ask a question or share your child’s news or accomplishments outside of the College, please do get in touch.
Digital technology is fundamental to most workplaces and I believe that we have a responsibility to equip our students with the digital skills they need to succeed in an increasingly technologically advanced world. Following an extensive pilot scheme last year, phase one of our 1:1 device scheme launched on 2 November. Our Year 7 students have now received their Chromebooks, which will supplement their traditional learning tools and materials, and Year 8 students are due to receive their devices in January 2023.
We want you and your child(ren) to feel comfortable using the new device, so regular drop-in sessions will be provided for students in addition to the full induction they received. As a parent, you will be able to join one of several training sessions that we will be hosting, as well as access a range of support videos and documents that will assist you and your child with using their new device.
Find out more about the scheme.
Calling all history enthusiasts!
In line with our founder, Henry Morris’ vision, the College remains firmly at the heart of the Impington community, and you are invited to join us on 18 November between 10:30am and 11:30am to learn more about our rich history since our opening in 1939. Established by an education visionary, our Grade I listed building is as equally impressive as our founder and has been described as ‘…one of the best buildings of its date in England’. Come and enjoy an exclusive viewing of archival items of interest, and discover more about one of the most iconic examples of Bauhaus architecture in the UK. Reserve your place.
Driving road safety efforts
Our student’s safety is our priority and, ahead of Road Safety Week, I would like to take this opportunity – especially as the nights are drawing in and the weather is worsening – to remind our parent community of the drop off and pick up guidelines that are in place.
Speed limits and parking restrictions are in force both onsite and within the local community to ensure the safety of both you and your child(ren). Drop off and pick up on the turning circle are prohibited and, collectively, we can all work together to ensure that the College is a safe place for everybody by adhering to these guidelines.
Finally, if your child cycles to and from College, please ensure that they have the appropriate equipment to ensure their safety including a helmet, reflective clothing and bicycle lights. I would like to thank you all for your support.