The start of the year has been a busy and exciting time for our students. I am pleased to share some of the exciting activities and events taking place at the College, and beyond.
From Impington to India
A number of our Year 9, 10, and 12 students managed to escape the cold weather of Cambridgeshire recently, spending time in Delhi and Jodhpur in India. We welcomed our international travellers back to the College earlier this week and it is clear that the experience has had a profound impact on your child(ren).
As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, cultivating an international mindset is at the heart of everything we do and we are proud to offer opportunities for our students to practice their language skills, learn about different cultures and engage with volunteer opportunities around the world. Our students are looking forward to forthcoming visits to Austria, France, and Japan, as well as a trip to support community projects in Botswana for our Sixth Form students.
People, Places and Things
Our Year 13 Sixth Form Performance School students have been hard at work rehearsing for their upcoming performances of Duncan Macmillan’s People, Places and Things. The thought provoking and entertaining production explores themes of addiction and human connection, and challenges the audience to explore a range of perspectives that they may not have previously considered.
I know you will be as excited as I am to see our talented students in action and you can book a ticket to the performance taking place on 9 February.
Please note that People, Places and Things is recommended for ages 16 and above.
Sixth Form guidance meetings
It is tremendous to see that so many of our Year 11 students want to continue their learning journey with us. We are looking forward to seeing them at their upcoming guidance meetings. This will be an opportunity for you and your child to discuss, and confirm, their subject selections as well as ask any questions you may have about life at the College. You can also take this opportunity to view our facilities again, and speak with existing Sixth Form students about their experiences at the College.
Celebrating International Day of Education
Tuesday 24 January will mark the UNESCO International Day of Education, celebrating the role education can play in achieving peace. Education plays a key role in imparting the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that are needed to develop inquiring and caring young people. As a provider of the IB, we strive to build a sense of intercultural understanding and respect within our students. Through giving regular opportunities to support global community projects as part of the curriculum, we are looking to provide our students with the skills and opportunities needed to create a better and more peaceful world. I look forward to celebrating the day with students and staff!
Supporting our local community – Abbey Fields project
Imbuing a strong community ethos into our students is important and, as such, I am looking forward to the official launch of the Abbey Fields project at Long Meadow in Histon on 21 January. The project aims to support and maintain local green spaces to ensure they are available for the enjoyment and wellbeing of the local community. I am proud that many of our students have volunteered with the project already, and are committed to further supporting the conservation work, through iCAS. I hope that you enjoy the event, if you are able to attend.