Around the world in 245 days
We were so excited to share our news with you last week on the grant we have received from the UK Government’s Turing Scheme, which will give students from all year groups the opportunity to travel and experience a number of international cultures from Japan to Peru! We are thrilled that we will be able to fully fund every student’s place to ensure that all of the trips are accessible for students.
I am proud of all the achievements of our students and love receiving good news updates from the teaching staff at the College. Most recently, we celebrated the successes of six of our students who took part in the UKMT Mathematical Olympiad for Girls. The Mathematical Olympiad is aimed at girls and young women across the UK and consists of five challenging problems. It is an amazing opportunity for our students and we are particularly pleased to share that almost all of our participants secured a merit.
The Great Big COP26 Lesson
After sharing information on and discussing COP26, our Sixth Form’s Year 12 and 13 International Baccalaureate (IB) Environmental Systems and Societies students gathered to have breakfast and join the Great Big Lesson for Climate and Nature, live from COP26’s Day of Education. Joining with schools from around the world, the students discussed key topics covered at COP26, which all have direct links with the IB Environmental Systems and Societies curriculum.
Mock the Week
I would like to share a heartfelt good luck to all of our Year 11 students, who, next week, will be sitting their mock GCSE examinations. After two years of cancelled examinations, I know that our students have been anxious as we approach the mocks but please reassure your child(ren) that there are staff on hand to support them throughout next week and we know they will all achieve their very best.
The real debate
Last Friday, Lucy Frazer QC MP, came to the College to judge the interschool debating competition that she started seven years ago. Huge congratulations to Year 11 students Phoebe McL. and Iona G. for making it through to the final to debate against other teams at Westminster in the New Year!
Pastoral Curriculum Attribute Days
Next week, we will be running a range of workshops, talks and presentations for our Year 7 – 10 students on an exciting and essential series of personal, social, health and economic (PSHE)/relationships, sex, health and education (RSHE) topics. As you know, at Impington, ensuring that students develop into well-rounded students with the essential life skills to thrive is our priority and we look forward to hosting these beneficial days for our students.